Most golf trips have a familiar format: a hurried breakfast, 36 holes, dinner, beer and bed. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But even great golf destinations have one must-see sight beyond the out of bounds. We asked the concierges at four top destinations for the one must-see in their towns. Just so you'll have an answer when your wife asks, "So what else did you do apart from play golf?"
-Dan Bialas, Muskegon, Mich. There are plenty of courses to cash in your wife's holiday spirit. Try We-Ko-Pa ($135) or any of the tracks at Troon North ($195-$220), Grayhawk ($170) or the Boulders ($165-$240). Bargains aren't easy to come by in Scottsdale, but ideal stocking stuffers are the Desert Course at the TPC Scottsdale ($37 to walk) and the Sanctuary at WestWorld (from $99).
-Ryan Asselta, Norwood, Mass. Jack's Punta Mita Course at the Four Seasons ($185), north of Puerto Vallarta, wins best in show, and his Vista Vallarta ($163) layout-the venue for the 2002 World Cup-is a close second. Weiskopf's track at Vista Vallarta ($153) is a solid bet, too. For slightly more valueconscious courses try Marina Vallarta ($88-$121) or the Flamingos Golf Club ($110).