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Golf's Best Kept Secrets: 10 Great Golf Cities - Eugene #1

Published: February 28, 2010

"Every golfer has heard of Pebble Beach and Augusta, but the vast majority of the more than 28 million Americans who play golf regularly spend their weekends on the public and private courses in small towns and cities all over the country. What many of them don't know is that local courses can often be best-kept secrets and hidden gems. has searched 200 of the most livable cities in America to find the top ten best lesser-known cities for golfers."

 "Nestled in the Willamette Valley, one of the prettiest areas in the entire Pacific Northwest, Eugene offers a number of distinctive golf sites for low-handicappers and duffers alike. RiverRidge Golf Campus features a covered driving range‚ a regulation 18-hole golf course‚ a par-3 nine-hole course and a nine-hole executive course, all in the same complex. Nearby, Eugene Country Club is ranked a Top 100 layout by Golf Digest magazine. Not far away, Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell offers one of the most challenging tests of golf in the Willamette Valley‚ with a 7‚100-yard setting from the back tees during tournament play. There are also several great public courses available in the area‚ including Fiddler's Green‚ Laurelwood and Oakway."

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