Summer Golf Essentials: The Courses and Gear to Try Now

With nine new courses to play and nine new pieces of golfing equipment to try, these are our 18 favorite reasons to hit the greens this season.

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With golf season in full swing, here’s a tour of what’s new and cool in the game right now. This “round” of golf is divided into two nines: The first—or front, to stick with the metaphor—is devoted to the game-changing clubs, equipment (both high-tech and low), and apparel keeping players on course no matter what the day’s weather may bring; the back nine focuses on the brand-new courses around North America, spanning Hawaii to Nova Scotia, that we’re most excited to play in the months to come. Part gear guide, part travel inspiration, here’s to teeing off in style this season.