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Retire Like a Tour Pro: See where five pros see themselves settling down

Photo: Horseshoe Bay Golf Club

Stricker Country: the 5th hole at Horseshoe Bay Farms in Egg Harbor, Wis.

Brandt Snedeker, 28
Where he'd like to retire: Florida Keys
Why: "I'm a big fisherman — it's my favorite thing to do other than golf — so I can definitely see myself down there in the sunny Keys."
Where you can join him: Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, Fla.
This aqua-oriented retreat 50 miles south of Miami is quite a catch. There are two private courses; a hotel, salon and spa; a private 4,000-foot runway; and of course, superb deep-sea fishing.

John Rollins, 34
Where he'd like to retire: Dallas
Why: "It's where I am now, and I'm looking forward to being with family. I'll play golf with my buddies, do a lot of hunting and play cards."
Where you can join him: Vaquero, Westlake, Texas.
A private Tom Fazio-designed course is the star, but close behind are past or present residents like Corey Pavin, Justin Leonard and Hank Haney. Fishing fans will love the on-site ponds.

Heath Slocum, 35
Where he'd like to retire: Georgia
Why: "I live in Alpharetta, Ga., and I love it there. The fishing is fantastic. If I could fish every day and be with my family, I'd be happy."
Where you can join him: Achasta, Dahlonega, Ga.
Thirty-five miles north of the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, this scenic monument to rustic elegance has a semi-private Jack Nicklaus design that edges the Chestatee River.

Steve Stricker, 42
Where he'd like to retire: Wisconsin
Why: "Our family and friends are there, and we enjoy going to northern Wisconsin in the summer. I'm looking forward to spending time at home."
Where you can join him: Horseshoe Bay Farms, Egg Harbor, Wis.
Overlooking the waters of Green Bay, Horseshoe Bay Farms has a beach club and a private course by Nicklaus protege Rick Robbins.

Paul Goydos, 45
Where he'd like to retire: Southern California
Why: "I have a lot of good friends and a regular game that would keep me in California — and maybe I'd finally have time to go to church on Sundays!"
Where you can join him: The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Swank homes and a private Robert Trent Jones Jr. track are set among hills and canyons.

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