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44Isea&iIWINTER 2012PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS, CALIFORNIA, USThe famous Pebble Beach Golf Links has been attracting golfers since 1919. Designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant, and tweaked over the years bymasters the likes of Jack Nicklaus, the 18-hole course has hosted many of golf's most prestigious tournaments and sits right on the Monterey coastline. SIGNATURE HOLEThe 17th hole earned itself a place in golfing history when Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson played key shots there to win their US Open titles in 1972 and 1982 respectivelyTHE GREEN MONKEY, BARBADOSBarbados has three notable courses on its popular west coast,one of which is The Green Monkey - part of the legendarySandy Lane hotel. Designed by Tom Fazio, this 18-hole courseis carved out of an old limestone quarry, with fairways runningthrough open canyons and sweeping up to dramatic elevations.The challenging layout has made this one of the most popularcourses in the Caribbean. SIGNATURE HOLEThe 16th features a playful Green Monkey (indigenous to Barbados) icon in the bunker. This scenic and challenging hole plays into the depths of the limestone quarry from an elevated tee

WINTER 2012I sea&iI45DOMAINE DE SPERONE, CORSICAConsidered by many to be one of Europe's finest courses and among the world's top ten interms of challenge, Corsica's Domaine de Spérone sits on a cliff near the fortress town ofBonifacio. Designed by legendary golfer and course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr, andopened in 1990, it is divided into nine inland holes and nine links holes. The front nine arelocated amid Corsican bushland and pine trees, and the back nine are set on rocky terrainand boast spectacular views over the Bonifacio Straits below. SIGNATURE HOLEThe entire course is wonderfully scenic, but the 16th offers the most picturesque views of the coastlineTERRE BLANCHE GOLF CLUB,PROVENCE, FRANCEThe Four Seasons Terre Blanche course is located in a smallcorner of Provence on the edge of the Côte d'Azur. The twocourses - 'Le Château' and 'Le Riou' - which opened in 2004,were designed by Dave Thomas who made use of theProvençal hillsides to create highly technical layouts thatmeander through pine-clad hills punctuated by a series of lakes.Le Riou sits on higher ground and features a series of doglegturns that require absolute concentration and accuracy; thatsaid, Le Château is said to be the tougher of the two courses. SIGNATURE HOLEThe 11th offers stunning views over the Provençal villages facing the resorttopfiveOther notable courses in popular cruising grounds include the Four Seasons Resort's Robert Trent Jones(Jnr) Golf Course on Nevis; Four Seasons Resort's Emerald Bay in the Bahamas; Verdura Golf & Spa Resort in Sicily; Pevero Golf Club in Sardinia; Hamilton Island Golf Club, Queensland, Australia; The Hills GolfCourse, Arrowtown, New Zealand