Test Your Golf Game—No Clubs Required

A 19th-hole quiz featuring 10 great retirement spots for golf nuts.

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    1. Among its links, the City of Roses offers Ghost Creek at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, an 18-hole course nestled among gently rolling terrain at the base of the Tualatin Mountains, and Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club, a 36-hole course just outside of wine country. The city is:
      1. The legacy of Joe Jemsek, known as the patriarch of public golf, is evident in this city, including Cog Hill, which features the world-famed Dubsdread, a public 18-hole course that has hosted 16 PGA Tour Western Opens (1991-2006) and the BMW Championship (2007, 2009, 2011).
        1. Among this Lowcountry community's golf offerings is an Arthur Hill-designed par-72 course, set on the historic site of an antebellum plantation amid 200-year-old live oaks draped with Spanish moss.
          1. This senior mecca offers eight courses, including a public-friendly country club that features an 18-hole championship course that challenges golfers of all levels, and a new golf academy managed by two-time LPGA Tour winner Penny Pulz.
            1. Perhaps best known for its college football fever, this town offers golfers a wide range of courses, including a links course that Golf Digest proclaimed the "most fun course to play in the Southeast" and the famed Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National.
              1. Golfing in this Hill Country town includes Cimarron Hills, designed by golfing great Jack Nicklaus, whose course ebbs and flows through rolling terrain and creeks, meeting Nicklaus's pledge to "never try to force an idea onto a piece of land."
                1. This city is home to a number of courses, including the Johnny Miller-designed Entrada; The Ledges, designed by Pete Dye's grandson Matt Dye; and the eight-course Red Rock Golf Trail. This community offers golfers spectacular canyon views, mild temperatures, and clear, blue skies with little wind.
                  1. Known as "the Gateway to the Gulf," this community offers year-round golf on course layouts designed by famous architects and PGA Tour players. When he's not on tour, former PGA pro and now Champions Tour player Peter Jacobsen calls this town home.
                    1. Nestled in the Coachella Valley, this city hosts the LPGA's Kraft Nabisco Championship (founded by Dinah Shore), and is home to PGA and LPGA qualifying schools.
                      1. This fast-growing city satisfies the weekend golfer as well as scratch players with courses designed by Hale Irwin, Arnold Palmer, Dan Maples, Tom Jackson, and Donald Ross, among others.