In 1965, Arnold Palmer blistered four-year-old Bay Hill in 66 shots, crushing his exhibition playing partners, including Jack Nicklaus, by seven shots. Instantly smitten, The King bought it outright a few years later, and ever since, Arnie and Bay Hill have gone together like beer and pretzels.
The PGA Tour has made this quintessentially Florida (read: flat, watery, sand-swamped) Dick Wilson design a late-March stop since 1979, and Palmer has never stopped tinkering with it.
Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge is offering its 50th Anniversary Package, which includes accommodations, 18 holes (or one 50-minute spa treatment), breakfast buffet, special limited-edition pin flag, a bottle of wine from the Arnold Palmer label and a commemorative Golden Umbrella lapel pin.
Package rates start at $307 per night. Arnold Palmer sightings: free.
(Photo: Bay Hill)