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18 Great Watering Holes for Colonial

18 Great Watering Holes for the Colonial
18 Great Watering Holes for the Colonial Star-Telegram photo illustration

Golf is a game that can drive you to drink.

So many swing thoughts, so few perfect swings.

But when the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial rolls around each spring, we clear our minds of all the sliced tee shots and doctored scorecards, lipped-out putts and lost balls, and focus on golf played by professionals at its highest level — all while swigging a longneck or sipping a margarita.

We may never drive it like Adam Scott, or hit wedges like Zach Johnson, or do anything like Masters Champ Jordan Spieth. Man, that 21-year-old is good, huh?

But we can watch, we can dream, and we can raise a glass to Colonial, one of the best weeks on the Cowtown calendar.

In honor of that, we’ve drawn up a scorecard of 18 watering holes not far from the course that share some of the personality traits of the historic golf holes at Hogan’s Alley. We call it a little local knowledge, with a twist.

View the gallery above or click here for the full interactive.