Pound Ridge Golf Club, Pound Ridge, NY.  A Stellar Spot for Autumn Golf...just north of NYC

Autumn is officially underway.  And while it's more noticeable in some areas than others, just about everywhere you go there are changes taking place that signal the approach of winter. 

Winter. If you're a golfer... and you don't live in the so-called sunbelt... you're probably dreading it, but that's all the more reason to enjoy the sublime season that precedes it: Autumn. 

John Updike, who wrote so lyrically about life and love in mid century America, described Autumn golf as "a kind of afterlife, with the summer's severe reckonings left far behind", and this, perhaps better than anything else I've read, captures the uniquely liberating nature of the recreational, post-season round.  

Over the next couple of weeks I'll be sharing tips and tales from my own Autumn rounds, and highlighting some of the courses and resorts I've been to where Autumnal golf is exceptionally sublime. 

And fall golf fashion! We'll be talking about that too. It happens to be particularly wonderful this year.

In the meantime, let my favorite Five Fabulous Things About Autumn Golf inspire you, because the first official weekend of Autumn is about to begin.

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