One of my favorite things to do in the spring and summer is to call up my buddies and get my golf clubs out and hit the local golf courses for a day.

It gives us a chance to reconnect and have good conversations with those that are most like minded. I'm not very good at golf, but I enjoy getting outside for a day and some good laughs with my friends.

There are many courses in the Quad Cities to play at. Here is a list of the best public ones:

1. Hidden Hills

2. Saukie Golf Course

3. Red Hawk Golf Course

4. Emeis

5. Duck Creek

6. Palmer Hills

7. Crow Valley