Best Hole at a Golf Course

No. 1, Dogwood Course

The first's the worst for most golfers. But here's an exception: the opening hole on the Dogwood Course in Forest Park. Long and tree-lined, with an uphill dogleg at the lead-in, No. 1 combines excellent scenery with athletic challenge. The par-five begins across Lagoon Drive from the clubhouse, in the shadow of the exquisite Saint Louis Art Museum, making for an artful and inspired tee shot. Atop the hill for shot two, the Skinker Boulevard high-rises grab your gaze at the top of the swing, keeping the eyes entertained the length of the fairway as you close in on the cup. And what can we say — it's usually all downhill from there.

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