Basketball, Hockey and Golf, Oh My!
From slap shots to jump balls, it is an exciting time in the wide world of sports. With the NHL Stanley Cup Final already underway and the NBA Finals commencing tonight, sports fans everywhere are bursting with adrenaline.
We’ve got ourselves a West Coast vs. East Coast hockey rivalry as the LA Kings are up 1-0 in the series after last night’s overtime victory over the New York Rangers. And for the second year in a row, the Miami Heat will be facing off with the San Antonio Spurs for the NBA Championship title. The games to come should make for some exciting (and extremely nerve-wracking) nights throughout the next couple of weeks.
We salute these teams that have worked so hard to get this far (and the die-hard fans that have stayed up late to watch them in overtime) with a list of some exciting GolfNow courses in each of the four team’s home cities.
Los Angeles, Calif.
The Links at Terranea (Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif.) – The Links at Terranea is a dramatic 9-hole par 3 Southern California oceanfront golf course, with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. This is no ordinary 9-hole par-3 course; rather, it is a collection of 9 championship-caliber par-3 holes, masterfully routed and integrated with each other and the natural surroundings.
Catalina Island Golf Course (Avalon, Calif.) – The Catalina Island Golf Course is the oldest operating golf course west of the Mississippi! Originally built by the Banning Brothers in 1892, this scenic, 2,100-yard course has nine challenging holes, two sets of tees for 18-hole play, and is the former home of the Bobby Jones Invitational Tournament. The Catalina Island Junior Golf Tournament is also located here and has been played by the famous Craig Stadler, Corey Pavin, and Tiger Woods.
New York, NY
Patriot Hills Golf Club (Stony Point, N.Y.) – The 18-hole “Stony Point” course at the Patriot Hills Golf Club facility in Stony Point, New York features 6,485 yards of Bent grass golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. With an exquisite clubhouse and all of the amenities you could ask for, Patriot Hills is a course you don’t want to miss.
New York Country Club (Spring Valley, N.Y.) – New York Country Club features an 18 hole championship golf course and is located in Spring Valley, New York. The course measures 6,643 yards from the longest tees for a par of 72.
Crandon Golf Key Biscayne (Key Biscayne, Fla.) – Crandon Golf Key Biscayne is a championship 18-hole golf course located on the “island paradise” of Key Biscayne, just 10 minutes from downtown Miami. It is the perfect alternative to civilization where you can spend a day enveloped by the tropics. Crandon Golf is an explosion of color and light surrounded by water, mangroves and lush, tropical foliage.
Biltmore Golf Course (Coral Gables, Fla.) – The lushly landscaped Biltmore golf course surrounds The Biltmore hotel and was designed by the legendary Donald Ross. The exquisite Biltmore Golf Course has challenged the likes of Walter Hagen, Tiger Woods, Babe Ruth and Gene Sarazen and is infinitely playable no matter what your skill level.
The Golf Club at Star Ranch (Hutto, Texas) – The 18-hole Star Ranch course in Hutto, Texas features 7,017 yards of golf for a par of 71. With undulating fairways and greens flanked by pristine white sand bunkers, The Golf Club at Star Ranch promises to provide an enjoyable experience for both the novice and scratch golfer.
Wolfdancer Golf Club (Cedar Creek, Texas) – The 18-hole, par 72 Wolfdancer Golf Club is named in honor of the traditional wolf dance of the Tonkawa Indians who once inhabited this area. Discover native grasses, trees, and wildflowers as you move through the rolling prairie, heavily wooded ridgeline and the river valley plain. Each player, no matter how skilled, will find Wolfdancer a challenging yet satisfying experience.