There aren't too many icons in South Florida bigger than Dan Marino. The Miami Dolphins quarterback was a first-ballot Hall of Famer in 2005 and has remained an active part of the community since his 1980s playing days.
He's especially active on Florida golf courses, where he carries a 3 handicap and walks the fairways with other great athletes including PGA Tour pros.
When he talks about his favorite places to play, I'm interested. He did that in a recent issue of Men's Journal, spotlighting several great private courses and two notable courses that anyone can play.
His two favorite public access courses are:
TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course, Ponte Vedra Beach: Coming to Northeast Florida is special for Marino because his son, Joey, plays for the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Marino loves the Stadium Course but knows it's as punishing as a Pro Bowl middle linebacker — and he might not be a 3 handicap if it was his everyday course.
Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Jim McLean Signature Course, Miami: Do you have a course that's a sentimental favorite for one magical shot? For Marino, that's this Miami course, where he made a double eagle early in his golf career. I wouldn't forget that, either!