Golf Courses Near Halls of Fame

Golf Courses Near Halls of Fame

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Cooperstown, N.Y.
Among the memorabilia at this shrine to America’s pastime in bucolic upstate New York is the hat worn by Shoeless Joe Jackson and Babe Ruth’s locker.

Where to play
The Leatherstocking Golf Course
6,416 yards, par 72; Greens fee: $90
Built in 1909 and consistently ranked among the top public courses in the state, Leatherstocking is a traditional layout with narrow fairways and jealously guarded greens.

Basketball Hall of Fame
Springfield, Mass.
Play virtual reality one-on-one against Michael Jordan, measure your vertical leap and check out Bob Lanier’s size 22 shoes or the uniform worn by Wilt Chamberlain the night he scored 100 points (or was it 100 women? Who’s counting!).

Where to play
Crumpin-Fox Club
6,508 yards, par 72
Greens fee: $64-$69
This course on the edge of the Berkshires gets its name from a nearby soda company and its design from Robert Trent Jones Sr. Creeks meander through the property, and a giant lake is the hazard on the left at the 592-yard par-5 eighth. A course loaded with character and lined with trees.

Pro Football Hall of Fame
Canton, Ohio
An interactive game lets you run the, pass or punt.and a computer analyzes your decision and tells you if you called the right play.

Where to play
Clearview Golf Course
6,328 yards, par 70; Green fee: $15-$35
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Clearview Golf Course is the country’s first course designed, owned and operated by an African American. Bill Powell built the first nine in 1946, and the second nine two years later.

Hockey Hall of Fame
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
You’ll get the chance to score on Eddie Belfour or stop a shot by Mark Messier. Salute the Stanley Cup and get a giggle from Wayne Gretzky’s Rangers jersey with his name misspelled.

Where to play
Royal Woodbine Golf Course
6,447 yards, par 71
Greens fee: $103
Water, water everywhere. On every hole in fact. Michael Hurdzan’s elegant design is also dotted with 76 bunkers, flanking the greens and the well-manicured fairways. Just minutes from downtown and near the Toronto airport, Woodbine might be the area’s most popular place to play.

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