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Royal Liverpool

Royal Liverpool

Site of the 2014 British Open, Royal Liverpool -- also known as Hoylake -- is the second-oldest seaside links golf course in England. The course, which will play host to The Open Championship for the 12th time, was founded in 1869 and spans 7,258 yards. Eighty-four years after Bobby Jones’ unprecedented Grand Slam run of 1930, Hoylake remains well known for being the second leg he completed when he became the only golfer in history to have won all 4 majors in the same calendar year. 960 1280

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Play golf on Kiawah Island, located southwest of Charleston, SC. The Kiawah Island Golf Resort has 5 golf courses. The Resort’s Ocean Course has hosted major golf tournaments, including the Ryder Cup, World Cup, PGA Championship, PGA Club Professional Championship and Senior PGA Championship. The well-renowned golf resort was voted the “#1 Resort in the US,” in Golf World Magazine.
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Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club

Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club

Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
Play like a champ! Follow in the footsteps of 2012 British Open champion Ernie Els, and play on the green at the Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, England. Watch out for the 205 bunkers on the course, which averages out to 11 per hole.
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The Broadmoor
The resort in Colorado Springs is at 6,400 feet above sea level and includes the mammoth 7,637-yard Mountain Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus but it is the famous East Coursedesigned by Donald Ross where The Broadmoor's biggest championships are held.
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The Royal Melbourne
The Royal Melbourne designed by Aussie-great Greg Norman is one of the most unique 18-hole courses in the world. The front 9 offers an open wetland feel, while the back 9 gives you the notion you are golfing through a forest.
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Royal Portrush
Royal Portrush located in Northern Ireland is the only golf club in the country to host the Open Championship. The Dunluce Links are ranked number 12 in the world by Golf Magazine and the Valley Links Course is one of the world's hidden gems, located between huge sand hills on the Atlantic Shore.
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St. Andrews
St. Andrews, home to the 'Old Course,' known as the Home of Golf, is one of the oldest and most historic clubs in the world. St. Andrews Links is the largest public golf complex in Europe and has hosted more Open Championships than any other club.
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Turnberry
Turnberry, located in Ayrshire, Scotland, is home to one of the most notorious battles in golf history. Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson duked it out on the Alisa Course in 1977 with Jack eventually falling to Tom who closed the event with remarkable back-to-back 65's. After the event, the 18th hole was renamed 'The Duel in the Sun'.
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Yas Links Abu Dhabi
Designed by Kyle Phillips, the Yas links Abu Dhabi is the first links style golf course in the Middle East. Set against amazing views of the Arabian Gulf, this is the perfect place to see Yas Island's natural beauty while enjoying 18 holes of uneven fairways and fast rolling greens.
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Cypress Point
The Cypress Point golf course located in Pebble Beach, CA was designed by Alister MacKenzie in 1928. The course offers over 6,500 yards and the longest tees for a par 72 in the US.
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Doral
The TPC Blue Monster at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Florida has hosted PGA tour events for the last 45 years. With the amount of unique water hazards and over 7,000 yards of grass, the Blue Monster is one of the most challenging and impressive courses in the US.
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Greenbrier
The Greenbrier in the West Virginia mountains has hosted the world's dignitaries and America's aristocrats. It is the standard by which golf resorts are measured. The Greenbrier now holds an annual PGA Tour event on its first course, built in 1914, he Old White TPC course.
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The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort
The world's most recognizable name in luxury golf is in Naples, FL. The resort is home to the stunning Tiburón Golf Clubwith 2 immaculate courses designed by Greg Norman.
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Pebble Beach
The Monterey peninsula is all about luxury golf. The Lodge at Pebble Beach is the flagship location for 3 other resorts of its kind along the peninsula's 17-Mile Drive . The world-famous Pebble Beach Golf Links has a barrage of 9 dramatic ocean side holes.
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Pine Valley
Voted the 2004 Host Venue of the Year by the players of the Asian Tour, Pine Valley Resort and Country Club located in Beijing was designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus. Pine Valley is the first by-invitation-only golf club in China.
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Pinehurst
The world recognizes Pinehurst Resort as home to the internationally acclaimed Pinehurst No. 2, which has hosted 2 of the last 14 U.S. Open championships. There are 7 more courses ranging from the newly renovated but still friendly No. 1 to the Tom Fazio-designed No. 8.
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Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Landmark vs. Landmark
The Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York Harbor.
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Landmark vs. Landmark

Landmark vs. Landmark

Paul Revere Statue
The Paul Revere statue outside of the Old North Church in Boston’s North End, where the famous "1 if by land, and 2 if by sea" signal was sent.
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Lincoln Tunnel

Lincoln Tunnel

Driving Challenge vs. Driving Challenge
The Lincoln Tunnel, which connects New Jersey to Manhattan, is notorious for traffic backups.
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Driving Challenge vs. Driving Challenge

Driving Challenge vs. Driving Challenge

One-Way Streets
Boston’s narrow 1-way streets often make it difficult to maneuver your way across town.
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New York Style

New York Style

Food vs. Food
New York-style, thin-crust pizza.
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Food vs. Food

Food vs. Food

Clam Chowder
Boston is known for having some of the best clam chowder in New England.
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Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum

Museum vs. Museum
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
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Museum vs. Museum

Museum vs. Museum

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts
With more than 450,000 works of art, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest museums in the United States. Attracting more than 1 million visitors per year, this museum is one of the most visited art museums in the world.
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Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue

Shopping vs. Shopping
Lined with upscale shops, Fifth Avenue in Manhattan is one of the most expensive shopping destinations in the world.
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Shopping vs. Shopping

Shopping vs. Shopping

Newbury Street
Located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, Newbury Street has been a trendy shopping spot for Bostonians since the late 1970s.
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The Subway

The Subway

Transportation vs. Transportation
The NYC subway.
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Transportation vs. Transportation

Transportation vs. Transportation

The T
Boston’s MBTA, better known as The T.
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Central Park

Central Park

Park vs. Park
A city landmark since 1857, Central Park is located in, you guessed it, the center of Manhattan.
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Park vs. Park

Park vs. Park

Boston Common
Going all the way back to 1634, the Boston Common is the oldest city park in the United States. It consists of 50 acres of land, including the famous “Emerald Necklace” of parks that extends from Common south to Roxbury.
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Metlife Stadium

Metlife Stadium

Stadium vs. Stadium
Metlife Stadium, also known as New Meadowlands, is actually located outside of NYC -- in East Rutherford, NJ.
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Gillette Stadium

Gillette Stadium

Stadium vs. Stadium
Gillette Stadium is located outside of Boston in nearby Foxborough, MA.
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Meatpacking District

Meatpacking District

Nightlife vs. Nightlife
The Meatpacking District is known by many as one of the more trendy or "hip" places in New York City for after-dark fun. Places such as club Tenjune, located beneath the upscale restaurant STK, and Plunge, at the Hotel Gansevoort, create endless buzz and good times.
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Lansdowne Street

Lansdowne Street

Nightlife vs. Nightlife
Located right next to Fenway Park, Lansdowne Street has something for every sun-down socializer. Take in a show at the House of Blues; have a pint at Lansdowne Pub; or catch a Sox game from Bleacher Bar.
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Tour de France

Tour de France

The yellow leader's jersey is worn by the cyclist with the previous day's lowest aggregate time. 960 1280

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Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

A pack of riders cycle pass the citadel of Namur in the town of Wallonia in southern Belgium. 960 1280

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Tour de France

Tour de France

A grueling race, the Tour de France has been compared to climbing 3 Mt. Everests. 960 1280

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King of the Mountains

King of the Mountains

The polka-dot jersey goes to the "King of the Mountains," or that day’s best climber. The polka-dot jersey was introduced in 1975, but the title has been a part of the race since 1933. 960 1280

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Tour de France

Tour de France

The Tour covers 2,000 miles with millions of people camping out at various points along the route to get the best view of the cyclists. 960 1280

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Les Galeries Saint Lambert shopping mall

Les Galeries Saint Lambert shopping mall

An artwork composed of 450,000 post-it notes arranged to form the image of a cycling peloton is displayed on the ceiling of the Les Galeries Saint Lambert shopping mall to celebrate the start of the Tour de France in Liege. 960 1280

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Seraing, Belgium

Seraing, Belgium

The peloton makes the climb of the Cote de Seraing, which rises for 1.5 miles at a 4.7% grade, in Seraing, Belgium. 960 1280

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L Aiguillon Sur Mer

L Aiguillon Sur Mer

The peloton rides through the village of L Aiguillon Sur Mer which is bordered by the Lay River in western France. 960 1280

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Redon, France

Redon, France

Riders head toward the small French village of Redon, which was centered around an abbey before transforming into a rural community in the 1960s. 960 1280

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Mur de Bretagne

Mur de Bretagne

The riders race past an old church on their way to the summit of Mur de Bretagne which rises in such a straight line that the finish can be seen from the bottom. 960 1280

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Dinan, France

Dinan, France

The peloton rolls through the ancient streets of Dinan, a quaint French village famed for its fifteenth-century architecture. 960 1280

  

Chateauroux

Chateauroux

A woman on a horse runs alongside the peloton on its way to Chateauroux, a town known for its athletics that boasts miles of bike paths. 960 1280

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Saint Flour

Saint Flour

The riders head toward the city of Saint Flour. Split into 2 levels, Saint Flour features the upper city on the volcanic plateau of Planèze and the lower city down in the Ander valley. 960 1280

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Carmauz

Carmauz

The cyclists make their way through rolling hills and seas of green grass to the mining town of Carmauz. 960 1280

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Luz Ardiden

Luz Ardiden

The peloton makes the climb to the ski resort town of Luz Ardiden, nestled in the Pyrenees. 960 1280

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Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux

Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux

The riders pass through the quaint village of Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, known for its truffles, to the city of Gap. 960 1280

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Pinerolo, Italy

Pinerolo, Italy

Riders make their way from Gap to Pinerolo, located southwest of Turin, Italy and famous for its fortress where a superintendent of finances to Louis XIV, Nicolas Fouquet, was imprisoned in the Iron Mask. 960 1280

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Col Du Galibier

Col Du Galibier

Preparing for an intense section of the race, the peloton rides up towards the Col Du Galibier, the ninth-highest paved road in the Alps. 960 1280

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Grenoble, France

Grenoble, France

The cyclists arrive in the city of Grenoble in southeastern France at the foot of the French Alps. 960 1280

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Paris

Paris

The peloton heads into Paris for the final stage which has finished with laps of the Champs-Élysées since 1975. 960 1280

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