Call it a living-history museum. Starting this spring, Latrobe Country Club, the old course in the Allegheny Mountains of western Pennsylvania where Arnold Palmer grew up and learned the game from his father, Deacon, the longtime superintendent and pro, will open to limited public play. Not only that, you can stay overnight in one of the club's charming cottages, the largest of which was appointed by Palmer's wife, Winnie. "We're not advertising it," says Jerry Palmer, the club's general manager and Arnie's younger brother, "but we're trying to accommodate some of the requests we get to see the place." Arnie has residences in Florida and California, but Latrobe remains his home from late spring through early fall—meaning your chances of seeing him are pretty good. He typically spends mornings attending to business, heads to the memorabilia-filled grillroom for lunch and then tees it up with pals.
Latrobe Country Club
Arnold Palmer Drive, Latrobe, Pennsylvania
PLAYING YARDAGE: 6,407. PAR: 72. SLOPE: 142. ARCHITECTS: Dutch Loeffler and John McGlynn, 1920; John Harrison and Ferdinand Garbin, 1964. GREENS FEE: $116.
STAYING COTTAGE ROOMS: $189.