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Some of my Best Places to Live and Gawf

all based on my opinion of course! the following are on my current “wish-list”, however we are in Calgary where it’s heel cracking cold, with full body dandruff common place.
1. St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife, Scotland, UK
Who wouldn’t want to live in a magic kingdom? You have to live in the town of St. Andrews and pay Council taxes (rent or own, you pay the taxes) in order to join the Links Trust, which allows you to play all the town’s courses, including the OLD and The New, for less than a dollar per day! For another $300.00 you can join one of the private clubs (for gentlemen, or for ladies), which will allow you unlimited local events, medals (get to use the back tees on Old), good priced drinkks, and you`ll meet hundreds of the `locals“. The clubs (my favourite is the St Andrews Golf Club, with it`s clubhouse to the right of the 18th green) also have access to the infamous `local times`on the Old Course, year round. Scotland also has the best medical system I`ve ever encountered (although Alberta is a very close second) – even English people sneak north to get the healthcare available in Scotland. Of course, if you live in St Andrews, you might enjoy spending Jan 2 to March 15th in Jamaica, Barbados, Spain or Portugal.

2. Victoria, BC
Great golfing variety, good year round temperatures – maybe too close to Vancouver.

3. Charleston, South Carolina, USA
OK, if I had to live in the excited states of America, I`d choose Charleston. Great food, culture, golfing and living choices, occasional hurricanes to keep you honest. lovely place!

4. Ascot, Virginia Water, or near London, England, UK
So much history, good food, gardens, trees, world class golf clubs, and close to the most exciting city in the world! And imagine living in a Le Carre novel!

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Gary Slatter

Venerable Canadian golf pro Gary Slatter discusses his opinions on the state of golf, golf course design and construction, teaching and more, based on a lifetime in the business.

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