Summer’s finally over, which means you can take a break from the gym and finally enjoy the great outdoors. Our favorite seasonal sport? A round of golf in that crisp fall air.

Take a peek at our favorite picturesque golf courses.

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Best Lessons

In case you?re not glued to the Golf Channel, just know that Hank Haney is the go-to guy for golf instruction these days. (On The Haney Project he has coached celebrities like Adam Levine, Angie Everhart and Ray Romano.) Want to learn his secrets? Sign up for lessons at the Hank Haney Golf Ranch in Lewisville, just 20 miles from Dallas. Lessons start at $30 per half hour. Disclaimer: We can?t promise a celeb sighting.

Hank Haney Golf Ranch, 2791 S. Stemmons Fwy.; Lewisville; hankhaney.com

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Closest to the City

There’s nothing wrong with a course that's mere steps from your office. Historic Stevens Park in oak Cliff is not only breathtaking but also right outside Downtown Dallas, meaning traffic is never an issue. (Plus, the $32 rate is nothing to ignore.)

1005 N. Montclair Ave.; stevensparkgolf.com

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Best for Beginners

Lake Park Golf Club in Lewisville is a link-style course (rounds start at $10), which essentially means it has fewer trees and hazards than more pro-friendly expanses. We also promise you won?t feel embarrassed spending a lot of time here practicing your chipping and putting since the course is best for beginners. Note: On Tuesdays, Lake Park offers two-for-one nights for women.

Lake Park Golf Course; 6 Lake Park Rd.; Lewisville; lakeparkgc.com

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Best History

Pay homage to golf’s Scottish heritage with a visit to the Tribute in the Colony. These 18 holes perfectly imitate the St. Andrews golf course in Scotland, and the links are open to the public seven days a week (rounds start at $75). Think wind-swept dunes and sea-washed grasses. No haggis, sadly.

The Tribute; 1000 Lebanon Rd., The Colony; thetributegc.com

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Best for Shopping

Golf requires a cute skort, great shoes and a popped collar. To get your tony duds and custom golf clubs, check out the TaylorMade Performance Lab at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano. Although Gleneagles is a private club (membership is more than $1,000 per month), the shops here are open to the public. 

Gleneagles Country Club, 5401 W. Park Blvd., Plano; clubcorp.com/Clubs/Gleneagles-Country-Club

 

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Best Scenery

Head to Texas Star Golf Course in Euless (the midpoint between Dallas and Fort Worth) to check both golf and nature off your to-do list. There you’ll find whitecap waterfalls, plush fairways and more than 250 acres of natural woodlands. Green fees start at $37 per round. Note: Take two pairs of shoes--you never know when you’ll accidentally fall into muddy waters trying to find your ball.

Texas Star, 1400 Texas Star Pkwy., Euless; texasstargolf.com

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