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Tyler, TX

Population: 100,806
Antony Boshier

With a warm East Texas climate, an array of private clubs and upscale residential communities built around challenging courses, Tyler, TX, has earned a reputation as a golfer’s paradise. The Cascades, a 500-acre golf and residential community on Lake Bellwood, features one of only three Jack Nicklaus golf academies in the country and is home to the Texas State Open, one the biggest non-PGA tournaments in America.

There are many more great courses throughout Tyler as well, including the highly regarded Hollytree Country Club and Willow Brook Country Club, the public – and some say best-kept secret of local golfers – Pine Springs Golf Course, and the lavish Eagle's Bluff on Lake Palestine, named by Golf Week magazine as course of distinction and one of America's best residential courses.

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