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Top Golf Resorts and Public Courses: Myrtle Beach

Barefoot Resort

It’s time to start planning your spring golf trip, and Myrtle Beach is the #1 destination in the U.S. offering more than eighty courses, great food, terrific nightlife, and gorgeous beaches for when you need some down time. It’s still a bit cool through February, but temps climb through the 60’s in March, the 70’s in April, and it’s total perfection in May with temperatures in the low to mid 80’s.

Many of the great modern architects are on display among the wide variety of courses in the Myrtle Beach area, including Tom Fazio (Barefoot Resort and TPC Myrtle Beach), Pete Dye (Barefoot and Prestwick), Rees Jones (The Dunes Golf & Beach Club and Arcadian Shores), Tom Doak (Legends Resort) and Jack Nicklaus (Pawleys Plantation).

Roger Rulewich, who collaborated with Robert Trent Jones, Sr. to sculpt the wonderful courses along the RTJ Golf Trail in Alabama, shared his architectural mastery at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club as well as Grande Dunes Resort Club.

And then there are the two masterpieces left to us by Mike Strantz at Caledonia and True Blue.

If you are looking for deals and packages, check out Myrtle Beach Golf and Myrtle Beach Golf Trips.

The GolfDay rating is based on a variety of criteria, including the stature of the architect(s) who did the original design(s), updates that have been done on the course(s), USGA Course and Slope Ratings, current local and national rankings by Golf Digest and Golfweek, the quality and diversity of practice facilities, general course conditioning and current reviews. The resort rating also includes a factor for the variety of courses located at the property as well as the quality of accommodations and level of service.

If you have yet to mark Myrtle Beach from your bucket list, now is the time. And even if you’ve made the trip many times before, MB never disappoints—so start getting a plan in motion.

Resorts

Barefoot Resort, North myrtle Beach SC
  1. Barefoot Resort & Golf/North Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Holes: 72 (4 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Greg Norman/Tad Burnett/Davis Love III/Tom Fazio/Pete Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Norman:         74.2 Rating/141 Slope
    • Love:                74.9 Rating/141 Slope
    • Fazio:               73.4 Rating/144 Slope
    • Dye:                  76.0 Rating/143 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Lighted and Covered Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Dyer and Greg Norman Golf Academies.
    • Course Descriptions
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest SC Top 35, Golfweek SC Top 15-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 100.0
    • Location
Legends Resort, Myrtle Beach SC
  1. Legends Resort/Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Holes: 54 (3 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Tom Doak/P.B. Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Parkland:        74.3 Rating/144 Slope
    • Moorland:       73.6 Rating/143 Slope
    • Heathland:     73.3 Rating/143 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Lighted Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek SC Top 15-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 92.8
    • Location
Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach SC
  1. Grande Dunes Resort Club/Myrtle Beach, SC
  2. Marina Inn
Myrtle Beach National, Myrtle Beach SC
  1. Myrtle Beach National Golf Club/Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Holes: 54 (3 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Francis Duane/Arnold Palmer/Victoria Martz
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Kings North:                73.9 Rating/137 Slope
    • South Creek:               70.9 Rating/128 Slope
    • West:                              72.6 Rating/125 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Course Descriptions
    • Photos
    • Video Tour
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek SC Top 15-Public,
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.1
    • Location
Wachesaw Plantation East, Myrtle Beach SC
  1. Wachesaw Plantation East/Myrtle Beach, SC
  2. Myrtle Beach Golf Trail/Waccamaw Golf Trail
Sea Trail Golf Club, Sunset Beach NC
  1. Sea Trail Golf Club/Sunset Beach, NC
  2. Myrtle Beach Golf Trail
    • Holes: 54 (3 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Francis Duane/Arnold Palmer/Victoria Martz
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Jones:             73.2 Rating/138 Slope
    • Maples:           72.0 Rating/138 Slope
    • Byrd:                72.6 Rating/129 Slope
    • Course Descriptions
    • Accommodations
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • GolfDay Rating: 88.9
    • Location

Public Courses

The Dunes, Myrtle Beach SC
  1. The Dunes Golf & Beach Club/Myrtle Beach, SC
Caledonia, Pawleys Island SC
  1. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club/Pawleys Island, SC
  2. Waccama Golf Trail
True Blue, Pawleys Island SC
  1. True Blue Plantation/Pawleys Island, SC
  2. Waccamaw Golf Trail
Thistle Golf Club, Sunset Beach NC
  1. Thistle Golf Club/Sunset Beach, NC
  2. Myrtle Beach Golf Trail    
Wild Wing, Conway SC
  1. Wild Wing Plantation/Conway, SC
    • Holes: 27 (Eighteen Hole Regulation Course and Nine Hole Executive Course)
    • Course Architects: William Byrd/Jeffrey Brauer/Larry Nelson
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.8/135
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Photos
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: GolfDay Top 100 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.1
    • Location
Pawleys Plantation, Pawleys island SC
  1. Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club/Pawleys Island, SC
  2. Waccamaw Golf Trail
Myrtlewood, Myrtle Beach SC
  1. Myrtlewood Golf Club/Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Edmund Ault/Tom Clark/Arthur Hills
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Palmetto:    73.6 Rating/137 Slope
    • Pinehills:     72.1 Rating/134 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Photos
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: GolfDay Top 100 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.9
    • Location
Arcadian Shores, Myrtle Beach SC
  1. Arcadian Shores Golf Club/Myrtle Beach, SC
  2. Myrtle Beach Golf Trail
Prestwick Country Club, Myrtle beach SC
  1. Prestwick Country Club/Myrtle Beach, SC
  2. Myrtle Beach Golf Trail
The Pearl, Calabash NC
  1. The Pearl Golf Links/Calabash, NC
  2. Myrtle Beach Golf Trail
Carolina National, Bolivia NC
  1. Carolina National Golf Club/Bolivia, NC
    • Holes: 27 (3 Nine Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Gene Bates/Fred Couples/Kipp Schulties
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Egret:          37.6 Rating/145 Slope
    • Heron:        37.6 Rating/147 Slope
    • North          37.0 Rating/144 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets and Bunker, Putting and Chipping Green.
    • Course Descriptions
    • Photos
    • Rankings: GolfDay Top 500 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.7
    • Location
World Tour Golf Links, Myrtle Beach SC
  1. World Tour Golf Links/Myrtle Beach, SC
Heritage Club, Pawleys Island SC
  1. Heritage Club/Pawleys Island, SC
  2. Waccamaw Golf Trail
Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club, Sunset Beach NC
  1. Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club/Sunset Beach, NC
  2. Myrtle Beach Golf Trail
    • Holes: 27 (3 Nine Hole Courses)
    • Course Architect: Dan Maples
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Sand:     35.1 Rating/128 Slope
    • Piper:    36.1 Rating/125 Slope
    • Bay:       36.5 Rating/141 Slope           
    • Practice Facilities: Three Level Grass Driving Range with Target, Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Photos
    • Myrtle Beach Golf Trail
    • Rankings: GolfDay Top 500 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.3
    • Location
TPC Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach SC
  1. TPC Myrtle Beach/Myrtle Beach, SC
  2. Waccamaw Golf Trail
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Top 12 Resorts and Public Courses: Las Vegas–Southern Nevada

Coyote Springs

While it’s still a bit cool in Vegas right now (low to mid-50’s through the end of January), perfect golf weather is right around the corner. Temps begin a steady climb into the 60’s through February, and March will generally deliver some perfect days that push into the 70’s.

April and May are prime time golf weather in Las Vegas (75-85 degrees), so if you enjoy great food and perhaps a few games of chance in the evening, it’s time to start your planning.

Many of the great modern course designers have brought their talent to the Las Vegas golf landscape, including Tom Fazio (Shadow Creek and Wynn Golf Club), Pete Dye (Paiute), Rees Jones (Cascata and Rio Secco) and Jack Nicklaus (Coyote Springs and Bear’s Best).

The GolfDay rating is based on a variety of criteria, including the stature of the architect(s) who did the original design(s), updates that have been done on the course(s), USGA Course and Slope Ratings, current local and national rankings by Golf Digest and Golfweek, the quality and diversity of practice facilities, general course conditioning and current reviews. The resort rating also includes a factor for the variety of courses located at the property as well as the quality of accommodations and level of service.

If you haven’t yet experienced golf in Vegas, this is the perfect time to finally pull the trigger!

Resorts

Shadow Creek/MGM, North Las Vegas NV
  1. Shadow Creek Golf Club/North Las Vegas, NV
  2. MGM Resorts
Cascata/Caesars, Boulder City NV
  1. Cascata/Boulder City, NV
    Casers Palace Las Vegas
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Rees Jones
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.4 Rating/151 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Butch Harmon Golf School. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Course Description/Photos
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100 Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Locally Ranked Nevada top 15 Public, Golf Digest Nevada Top 15, GolfDay Top 100 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100.0
    • Location
Paiute/MGM, Las Vegas NV
  1. Paiute Golf Resort/Las Vegas, NV
  2. MGM Resorts
    • Holes: 54 (3 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architect: Pete Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Wolf:                              75.5 Rating/145 Slope
    • Snow Mountain:       73.1 Rating/130 Slope
    • Sun Mountain:           73.0 Rating/135 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Extensive, including 2 Grass Driving Ranges with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest NV Nevada Top 15, Golfweek Nevada Top 15-Public  GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.8
    • Location
Rio Secco/Caesars, Henderson NV
  1. Rio Secco Golf Club/Henderson, NV
  2. Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Wolf Creek/Eureka Resort, Mesquite NV
  1. Wolf Creek Golf Club/Mesquite, NV
  2. Eureka Casino Resort
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Dennis Rider
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.8 Rating/149 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets (Irons Only/200 Yard Max), Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Photos
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100 Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest NV Top 15, Golfweek NV Top 15-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.6
    • Location
Wynn Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV
  1. Wynn Golf Club/Las Vegas, NV
  2. Wynn Las Vegas

Public Courses

Coyote Springs Golf Club, Coyote Springs NV
  1. Coyote Springs Golf Club/Coyote Springs, NV
  2. Red Hawk/Troon Golf
Revere Golf Club, Henderson NV
  1. Revere Golf Club/Henderson, NV
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Billy Casper/Greg Nash
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Lexington:      74.7 Rating/145 Slope
    • Concord:         73.5 Rating/140 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker
    • Golf Academy
    • Rankings: GolfDay Top 100 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.7
    • Location
Bear’s Best, Las Vegas NV
  1. Bear’s Best Last Vegas/Las Vegas, NV
TPC Las Vegas
  1. TPC Las Vegas/Las Vegas, NV
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Edmund Ault/Tom Clark/Bobby Weed/Raymond Floyd
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.9 Rating/146 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Nevada Top 15-Public, GolfDay Top 500 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.2
    • Location
Reflection Bay, Henderson NV
  1. Reflection Bay Golf Club/Henderson, NV
Oasis Golf Club, Mesquite NV
  1. Oasis Golf Club/Mesquite, NV
    • Holes: 36
    • Course Architects: Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay/David Druzisky
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 

                    Canyons:   71.0 Rating/137 Slope

                    Palmer:      71.5 Rating/138 Slope

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Top 15 Golf Resorts and Public Courses: Hawaii

Royal Hawaiian Golf Club

The Hawaiian Islands offer some of the most spectacular golf in the world. Of our Top 15, three are located on the Big Island, while Maui, Oahu and Kauai boast four each—so you can’t miss regardless of where you go.

Designs by many of the towering figures in course architecture can be found in Hawaii, including Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (Mauna Kea and Ka’anapali),  Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (Wailea, Poipu Bay, Princeville Makai, Ka’anapali and Kiahuna), Rees Jones (Mauna Kea), and Jack Nicklaus (Manele and Hualalai).

The great courses at Kapalua on Maui were most recently updated by the renowned team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, and if you are looking for a terrific Pete Dye design, be sure to include Royal Hawaiian on Oahu.

The GolfDay rating is based on a variety of criteria, including the stature of the architect(s) who did the original design(s), updates that have been done on the course(s), USGA Course and Slope Ratings, current local and national rankings by Golf Digest and Golfweek, the quality and diversity of practice facilities, general course conditioning and current reviews. The resort rating also includes a factor for the variety of courses located at the property as well as the quality of accommodations and level of service.

Hawaii may be a bit of a hike, and can also put a dent in your wallet—but it has to be at the top of your bucket list. Until you decide to make the plunge, the golf experience of a lifetime will always be calling.

Resorts

Kapalua, Lahaina HI (Maui)
  1. Kapalua Resort/Lahaina, HI (Maui)
  2. Troon Golf
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Arnold Palmer/Francis Duane/Hale Irwin/Robin Nelson/Rodney Wright/Neil Haworth/Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Bay:                    72.7 Rating/137 Slope
    • Plantation:      77.0 Rating/144 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Golf Academy.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100 Public, Golf Digest Top 200, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest Hawaii Top 15, Golfweek Hawaii Top 15 Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.7
    • Location
Mauna Kea/Marriott, Kohala Coast HI (Big Island)
  1. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel/Kohala Coast, HI (Big Island)
  2. Marriott
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Rees Jones/Neil Haworth/Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Mauna Kea:    76.6 Rating/144 Slope
    • Hapuna:          74.7 Rating/134 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest Top 100 Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest Hawaii Top 15, Golfweek Hawaii Top 15-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.6
    • Location
Wailea Golf Club, Wailea HI (Maui)
  1. Wailea Golf Club/Wailea, HI (Maui)
  2. Wailea Resort
    • Holes: 54 (3 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones Jr.
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Gold:                74.5 Rating/138 Slope
    • Emerald:        72.8 Rating/135 Slope
    • Blue:                71.6 Rating/129 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest Hawaii Top 15, Golfweek Hawaii Top 15-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.6
    • Location
Manele Golf Course/Four Seasons, Lanai City HI (Maui)
  1. Manele Golf Course/Lanai City, HI (Maui)
  2. Four Seasons / Lanai
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Jack Nicklaus
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.0 Rating/134 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range with Targets, Wedge Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with bunker. ProV1 Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100 Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest Hawaii Top 15, Golfweek Hawaii Top 15-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.8
    • Location
Hualalai/Four Seasons, Kailua HI (Big Island)
  1. Hualalai Resort/Kailua Kona, HI (Big Island)
  2. Four Seasons
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Jack Nicklaus/Tom Weiskopf/Phil Smith
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Nicklaus:         74.1 Rating/129 Slope
    • Ke’olu:              74.7 Rating/133 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers (unlimited ProV1 Balls and complementary TaylorMade clubs provided).
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest Hawaii Top 15, Golfweek Hawaii Top-15 Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.5
    • Location
Mauna Lani/Auberge Resorts, Kohala Coast HI (Big Island)
  1. Mauna Lani/Kohala Coast, HI (Big Island)
  2. Auberge Resorts
    • Holes: 45 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses and Nine Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Homer Flint/Raymond Cain/Robin Nelson/Rodney Wright/Mark Miller
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • North:              74.2 Rating/136 Slope
    • South:             73.3 Rating/127 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets and Bunker, Putting and Chipping Green.
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek Hawaii Top 15 Public, Golf Digest Hawaii Top 15, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.5
    • Location
Poipu Bay/Grand Hyatt, Koloa HI (Kauai)
  1. Poipu Bay/Koloa, HI (Kauai)
  2. Grand Hyatt
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.7 Rating/131 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest Hawaii Top 15, Golfweek Hawaii Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.2
    • Location
Kukui’ula, Koloa HI (Kauai)
  1. The Club at Kukui’ula/Koloa, HI (Kauai)
  2. The Lodge at Kukui’ula
Turtle Bay/Four Seasons, Kahuku HI (Kauai)
  1. Turtle Bay/Kahuku, HI (Oahu)
  2. Four Seasons
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Arnold Palmer/George Fazio
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Palmer:           75.2 Rating/134 Slope
    • Fazio:               73.8 Rating/130 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek Hawaii Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 90.0
    • Location

Public Courses

Princeville Makai, Princeville HI (Kauai)
  1. Princeville Makai Golf Club/Princeville, HI (Kauai)
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
    • USGA Rating: 75.5 Rating/135 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Green. Range Balls included with Greens fee.
    • Junior Golf
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest Hawaii Top 15, Golfweek Hawaii Top 15-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100
    • Location
Ko Olina, Kapolei HI (Oahu)
  1. Ko Olina Golf Club/Kapolei, HI (Oahu)
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Ted Robinson, Sr./Mark Miller
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.6 Rating/138 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Golf Academy.
    • Golf Academy
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek Hawaii Top 15-Resorts, GolfDay Top 500 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.9
    • Location
Ka’anapali, Lahaina HI (Maui)
  1. Ka’anapali Golf Club/Lahaina, HI (Maui)
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Arthur Jack Snyder/Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Robert Trent Jones, Jr./Robin Nelson/Neil Haworth
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Ka’anapali Kai:            71.6 Rating/136 Slope
    • Royal Ka’anapali:       73.7 Rating/129 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range with Targets (250 Yard Max), Putting and Chipping Green.
    • Accommodations/Packages
    • Rankings: GolfDay Top 500 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.9
    • Location
Kapolei Golf Club, Kapolei HI (Oahu)
  1. Kapolei Golf Club/Kapolei, HI (Oahu)
Royal Hawaiian, Kailua HI (Oahu)
  1. Royal Hawaiian Golf Club/Kailua, HI (Oahu)
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Pete Dye/Perry Dye/Greg Norman
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.1 Rating/138 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens fee.
    • Photos
    • GolfDay Rating: 88.9
    • Location
Kiahuna, Poipu HI (Kauai)
  1. Kiahuna Golf Club/Poipu, HI (Kauai)
  • Holes: 18
  • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Jr./John Colligan
  • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.5 Rating/131 Slope
  • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Green.
  • Photos
  • GolfDay Rating: 88.5
  • Location

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Top 20 Golf Resorts and Public Courses: Southern California

PGA West

Southern California public golf includes work by many of the great modern course architects. Tom Fazio designs include Pelican Hill, The Grand, Rams Hill, and Oak Creek. Pete Dye sculped The Stadium Course at PGA West, both courses at La Quinta, as well as and Trump National Los Angeles. Jack Nicklaus laid out two courses at PGA West and Escena in Palm Desert.

Wonderful courses by the talented architectural team of Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley can also be found in southern California (Shadow Ridge, Shadow Hills and Tierra Lago).

Arnie left us with a terrific layout at PGA West, along with a stiff test of golf at the The Classic Club in Palm Desert.

The GolfDay rating is based on a variety of criteria, including the stature of the architect(s) who did the original design(s), updates that have been done on the course(s), USGA Course and Slope Ratings, current local and national rankings by Golf Digest and Golfweek, the quality and diversity of practice facilities, general course conditioning and current reviews. The resort rating also includes a factor for the variety of courses located at the property as well as the quality of accommodations and level of service.

If you are considering a place to enjoy some great golf this winter, southern California is hard to beat.

Resorts

PGA West, La Quinta CA
  1. PGA West/La Quinta, California
  2. Hilton Honors
    • Holes: 108 (Six Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architect: Arnold Palmer/Greg Norma/Matthew Dusenberry/Tad Burnett/Jack Nicklaus/Tom Weiskopf/Pete Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Palmer:                        73.9 Rating/141 Slope
    • Norman:                      74.6 Rating/136 Slope
    • Nicklaus Private:      74.3 Rating/136 Slope
    • Nicklaus Resort:       75.3 Rating/143 Slope
    • Weiskopf:                    74.2 Rating/130 Slope
    • TPC Stadium:            75.8 Rating/148 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers and Golf Academy.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100 Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest CA Top 45, Golfweek CA Top 30 Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Resort Rating: 100
    • Location
Pelican Hill, Newport Beach CA
  1. Pelican Hill Golf Club/Newport Beach, CA
  2. The Resort at Pelican Hill
    • Holes: 36 Holes (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architect: Tom Fazio
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Ocean North: 73.5 Rating/137 Slope
    • Ocean South: 72.0 Rating/133 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets and Putting Green.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest CA Top 45, Golfweek CA Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Resort Rating: 94.8
    • Location
La Quinta Resort, La Quinta CA
  1. La Quinta Resort & Club/La Quinta, CA
  2. Hilton Honors
    • Holes: 90
    • Course Architect: Pete Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Mountain:       72.8 Rating/135 Slope
    • Dunes:              72.3 Rating/134 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek CA Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Resort Rating: 93.3
    • Location
The Grand Club, San Diego CA
  1. The Grand Golf Club/San Diego, CA
  2. Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Desert Willow, Palm Desert CA
  1. Desert Willow Golf Resort/Palm Desert, CA
  2. JW Marriott
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Michael Hurdzan/Dana Dry
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Firecliff:                    74.1 Rating/141 Slope
    • Mountain View:     73.0 Rating/132 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens
    • Golf Academy
    • Junior Golf
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek California Top 30 Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Resort Rating: 92.4
    • Location
Eagle Falls, Indio CA
  1. Eagle Falls Golf Course/Indio CA
  2. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Clive Clark
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 72.8 Rating/133 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek California Top 30 Public
    • GolfDay Resort Rating: 91.7
    • Location
Shadow Ridge, Palm Desert CA
  1. Shadow Ridge Golf Club/Palm Desert, CA
  2. JW Marriot
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Lee Schmidt/Brian Curley/Nick Faldo
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.7 Rating/135 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts
    • GolfDay Resort Rating: 91.7
    • Location
Journey at Pechenga, Temecula CA
  1. Journey at Pechanga/Temecula, CA
  2. Pechanga Resort Casino

Public Courses

Rams Hill, Borrego Springs, CA
  1. Rams Hill Golf Club/Borrego Springs, CA
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Ted Robinson, Sr./Tom Fazio
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.5 Rating/141 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and chipping Greens with Bunker. ProV1 Range balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations/Packages
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100 Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest CA Top 45, Golfweek CA Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100
    • Locations
Torey Pines, San Diego CA
  1. Torrey Pines Golf Course/San Diego California
  2. City of San Diego
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: William F. Bell/David Rainville/Stephen Halsey/Jack Daray, Jr./Rees Jones
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • North:  75.8 Rating/138 Slope
    • South: 78.2 Rating/144 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100 Public, Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest CA Top 45, Golfweek CA Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Public, GolfDay Top 25 Municipal
    • GolfDay Rating: 100
    • Location
Shadow Hills, Indio CA
  1. Shadow Hills Golf Club/Indio, CA
    • Holes: 36 Holes (Eighteen Hole Regulation Course (South) and Eighteen Hole Par 3 Course (North)
    • Course Architects: Lee Schmidt/Brian Curley/Brian Costello/Mark Hollinger/Bob Moore
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • South: 73 Rating/134 Slope
    • North: 54.1 Rating/84 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Rankings: GolfDay Top 100 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.8
    • Location
Oak Creek, Irvine CA
  1. Oak Creek Golf Club/Irvine, CA
Classic Club, Palm Desert CA
  1. Classic Club/Palm Desert, CA
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Arnold Palmer
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.4 Rating/142 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Double Sided Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Golf Academy
    • Rankings: Golfweek CA Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 500 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.7
    • Location
Trump National Los Angeles, Rancho Pales Verdes CA
  1. Trump National Los Angeles/Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Pete Dye/Perry Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.6 Rating/144 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets and Putting Green (Chipping Green with Bunker–Instruction Only).
    • Golf Academy
    • Rankings: Golfweek CA Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 500 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.5
    • Location
The Golf Club at Tierra Lago, Palm Springs CA
  1. The Golf Club at Terra Lago/Indio, CA
    • Holes: 36 (Two Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Lee Schmidt/Brian Curley
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • North:  74.1 Rating/138 Slope
    • South: 73.9 Rating/137 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Rankings: GolfDay Top 500 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 92.4
    • Location
Steele Canyon, Jamul CA
https://www.ocregister.com/
  1. Steele Canyon Golf Club/Jamul, CA
    • Holes: 27 Holes (3 Nine Hole Courses)
    • Course Architect: Gary Player
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Canyon:          35.8 Rating/134 Slope
    • Ranch:             37.7 Rating/141 Slope
    • Vineyard:       36.5 Rating/137 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers (2).
    • Rankings: GolfDay Top 500 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.3
    • Location
Mission Hills, Ranch Mirage CA
  1. Mission Hills North/Rancho Mirage, CA
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Gary Player
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.6 Rating/131 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers.
    • Rankings: GolfDay Top 500 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.1
    • Location
Arrowood, Oceanside CA
https://www.golftroop.com/
  1. Arrowood Golf Course/Oceanside, CA
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Ted Robinson, Jr.
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 72.4 Rating/135 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range with Targets (Grass-Weekends/Mats-Weekdays), Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Golf Academy
    • Rankings: GolfDay Top 500 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 90.9
    • Location
The Golf Club of California, Fallbrook CA
  1. The Golf Club of California/Fallbrook, CA
Escena Golf Club, Palm Springs CA
  1. Escena Golf Club/Palm Springs, CA
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Top 25 Resorts-Florida 2022/2023

TPC Sawgrass

When you think about a winter golf get-away, Florida always comes to mind. The Resorts below are listed by their GolfDay Rating, and we have also included links for Golf Academies, as well as Accommodations and Golf Packages (if available). A link to the Resort website is also provided, as well as a link to Google Maps for each location.

Arnold Palmer leads the list for great Florida course architecture with original design or updates at courses for 5 of the top 25 resorts, including PGA National and Bay Hill. Jack Nicklaus is at the top as well with design at 4 of the leading resorts (including PGA National’s Champion course and the iconic “Bear Trap,” as well as Hammock Beach in Palm Coast).

And of course, the architectural genius of Pete Dye is on display at both TPC Sawgrass and PGA Village, as well as 2 additional courses among the Top 25 (Gasparilla Inn and Amelia Island).

The crown jewel of Florida golf is undoubtedly Streamsong however, with 3 fantastic layouts designed by Tom Doak, Coore & Crenshaw and Gil Hanse (our No. 1 Florida golf resort).

The GolfDay Resort rating is based on a variety of criteria, including the stature of the architect(s) who did the original design(s), the variety of courses located at the property, updates that have been done on the course(s), USGA Course and Slope Ratings, current local and national rankings by Golf Digest and Golfweek, the quality and diversity of practice facilities, general course conditioning and current reviews, as well as the quality of accommodations and level of service.

Click Top 25 Florida Resorts for a map overview of the resort locations (hover over a flag and the resort name will come up, and click for details).

Streamsong, Bowling Green FL
  1. Streamsong Resort/Bowling Green, FL
    • Holes: 54 (3 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Tom Doak/Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw/Gil Hanse
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Blue:               74.0 Rating/134 Slope
    • Red:                74.1 Rating/137 Slope
    • Black:             74.7 Rating/135 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets and Fairway Bunker, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest Florida Top 45, Golfweek Florida Top 30 Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 100.0
    • Location
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Trump National Doral, Miami FL
  1. Trump National Doral/Miami Florida
    • Holes: 72 (4 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Dick Wilson/Gil Hanse/Greg Norman/Raymond Floyd/Jerry Pate
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Blue Monster:             77.4 Rating/146 Slope
    • Red Tiger:                   71.8 Rating/136 Slope
    • Silver Fox:                  74.9 Rating/148 Slope
    • Golden Palm:              74.2 Rating/139 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Lighted Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with bunkers and Rick Smith Golf School.
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest FL Top 45, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts.
    • GolfDay Rating: 100.0
    • Location
TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach FL
  1. TPC Sawgrass/Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Pete Dye/Alice Dye/Jerry Pate/Steve Wenzloff/Bobby Weed
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Stadium:                     76.4 Rating/155 Slope
    • Dye’s Valley:              74.0 Rating/134 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers and Tour Academy.
    • Junior Golf
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest FL Top 45, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 100.0
    • Location
PGA Village, Port St. Lucie FL
  1. PGA Village/Port St. Lucie, FL
    • Holes: 70 (3 Eighteen Hole Courses and 6 Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Tom Fazio/Pete Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Wanamaker:               75.2 Rating/145 Slope
    • Dye:                            75.7 Rating/142 Slope
    • Ryder:                         73.2 Rating/133 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Extensive including Lighted Grass Range with Targets, Wedge Range, Putting Greens, Chipping Greens with Multiple Bunkers and PGA Golf School.
    • Golf Academy/Junior Golf
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek FL Top 30 Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts.
    • GolfDay Rating: 100.0
    • Location
PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens FL
  1. PGA National Resort/Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    • Holes: 99 (5 Eighteen Hole Courses and Nine Hole Par 3 (Staple))
    • Course Architects: Tom Fazio/Jack Nicklaus/Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay/George Fazio/Karl Litten/Andy Staples
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Champion:                  75.4 Rating/144 Slope
    • Palmer:                       74.7 Rating/142 Slope
    • Fazio:                          74.4 Rating/138 Slope
    • Match:                         72.6 Rating/138 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Double Sides Grass Driving Range with Targets, Edge Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers, Leadbetter Academy and Pelz Golf School.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest FL Top 45, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 99.6
    • Location
Sandestin Resort: Burnt Pine, Miramar, FL
  1. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort/Miramar Beach, FL
    • Holes: 72 (4 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Rees Jones/Robert Trent Jones, Jr./Tom Jackson
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Burnt Pine:      74.8 Rating/148 Slope
    • Raven:             73.2 Rating/137 Slope
    • Links:              73.7 Rating/141 Slope
    • Baytowne:       72.7 Rating/139 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Ranges, Putting and Chipping Greens at each course (Burnt Pine includes Bunker, Baytowne Irons Only) with Sandestin Academy.
    • Golf Academy/Junior Golf
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts. Golfweek FL Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.4
    • Location
Hammock Beach, Palm Coast FL
  1. Hammock Beach Resort/ Palm Coast, FL
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Jack Nicklaus/Tom Watson
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Conservatory:             77.5 Rating/144 Slope
    • Ocean:                         75.1 Rating/141
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest FL Top 30, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.2
    • Location
Bay Hill, Orlando FL
  1. Bay Hill Club & Lodge/Orlando, FL
    • Holes: 27 Holes (3 Nine Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Dick Wilson/Joe Lee/Bob Lee/Arnold Palmer
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Champion:                  37.9 Rating/142 Slope
    • Challenger:                 38.5 Rating/133 Slope
    • Charger:                      35.3 Rating/129 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Golf Academy.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest FL Top 45, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.6
    • Location
JW Marriot Marco Island, Marco Island FL
  1. JW Marriot Marco Island/Marco Island, FL
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Courses Architects: Joe Lee/Bob Cupp/Robert von Hagge/Bruce Devlin/Peter Jacobsen/Jim Hardy
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Rookery:                     75.4 Rating/142 Slope
    • Hammock Bay:           73.9 Rating/138 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek Florida Top 30-Public.
    • GolfDay Rating: 92.0
    • Location
The Breakers, Palm Beach FL
  1. The Breakers/Palm Beach, FL
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Alex Findlay/William Langford/Theodore Moreau/Joe Lee/Brian Silva/Willard Byrd/Ken Green/Rees Jones
    • USGA Course Course/Slope Rating:
    • Ocean:             67.8 Rating/126 Slope
    • Jones:              74.8 Rating/146 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Ranges, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker (Irons Only-Ocean/Full Length-Jones) and John Webster Golf Academy.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek Florida Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.8
    • Location
Orange County National, Winter Garden FL
  1. Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge/Winter Garden, FL
    • Holes: 45 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses and Nine Hole Executive Course)
    • Course Architects: Phil Ritson/Dave Harman/Isao Aoki
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Panther Lake:              75.2 Rating/141 Slope
    • Crooked Cat:              75.9 Rating/140 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations/Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public.
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.7
    • Location
Reunion Resort, Kissimmee FL
  1. Reunion Resort & Golf Club/Kissimmee, FL
    • Holes: 54 (3 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Arnold Palmer/Tom Watson/Jack Nicklaus
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Nicklaus:                     74.8 Rating/140 Slope
    • Watson:                       75.0 Rating/136 Slope
    • Palmer:                       73.6 Rating/141 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Golf Academy.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Florida Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.7
    • Location
Waldorf Astoria Golf Club, Orlando FL
  1. Waldorf Astoria Golf Club/Orlando, FL
The Ritz-Carlton-Tiburon, Naples FL
  1. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort-Tiburon/Naples, FL
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Greg Norman/Tad Burnett
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Black:             74.6 Rating/147 Slope
    • Gold:               76.0 Rating/137 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Golf Academy.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.6
    • Location
Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island FL
  1. Amelia Island Plantation/Amelia Island, FL
  2. Omni Hotels & Resorts
    • Holes: 46 (2 Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Ten Hole Par 3 Course-Little Sandy)
    • Course Architects: Tom Fazio/Pete Dye/Bobby Weed
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Long Point:                 73.1 Rating/137 Slope
    • Oak Marsh:                 72.4 Rating/134 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Golf Academy.
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.6
    • Location
Gasparilla Inn, Boca Grande FL
  1. Gasparilla Inn & Golf Club/Boca Grande, FL
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: David Wallace/Pete Dye/Alice Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.6 Rating/132 Slope
    • Practice Facilities Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek Top 30 FL-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.4
    • Location
Mission Inn, Howey-in-the Hills FL
  1. Mission Inn Resort & Club/Howey-in-the-Hills, FL
  2. Florida Historic Golf Trail
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: George O’Neil/Charles E. Clarke/Tom Line/Gary Koch/Ron Garl
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • El Campeon:               74.6 Rating/142 Slope
    • Las Colinas:                75.8 Rating/133 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting Green and Golf Academy
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Florida Historic Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.3
    • Location
Lost Key, Pensacola FL
  1. Lost Key Golf & Beach Club/Pensacola, FL
  2. Perdido Beach Resort
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay/Thad Layton/Brandon Johnson
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.9 Rating/145 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.1
    • Location
Turnberry Isle, Aventura FL
  1. Turnberry Isle Resort & Club/Aventura, FL
  2. JW Marriot
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Roger Rulewich/Raymond Floyd
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Soffer:             72.2 Rating/138 Slope
    • Miller:             69.6 Rating/126 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Double Sided Grass Driving Range with Targets, Puting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers.
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek Florida Top 30- Public
    • Accommodations
    • GolfDay Rating: 90.6
    • Location
World Golf Village, St. Augustine FL
  1. World Golf Village/St. Augustine, FL
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay/Jack Nicklaus/Bobby Weed
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • King & Bear:              74.6 Rating/141 Slope
    • Slammer & Squire:     72.6 Rating/132 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • GolfDay Rating: 90.0
    • Location
Naples Grande, Naples FL
  1. Naples Grande Resort/Naples, FL
Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista FL
  1. Walt Disney World/Lake Buena Vista, FL
    • Holes: 63 (3 Eighteen Hole Courses and Nine Hole Course)
    • Course Architects: Joe Lee/Rocky Roquemore/Ron Garl/Ken Baker
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Magnolia:                   76.0 Rating/141 Slope
    • Palm:                           73.7 Rating/137 Slope
    • Lake Buena Vista:      72.3 Rating/133 Slope
    • Oak Trail:                   33.8 Rating/126 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range (2) with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers
    • Golf Academy
    • Junior Golf
    • Accommodations
    • GolfDay Rating: 89.1
    • Location
Innisbrook, Palm Harbor FL
  1. Innisbrook Resort/Palm Harbor, FL
  2. Salamander Golf & Beach Resorts
    • Holes: 81 (4 Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Nine Hole Executive Walking Course-Fox Squirrel)
    • Course Architects: Larry Packard/Roger Packard/Jerry Pate
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Copperhead:               75.9 Rating/142 Slope
    • Island:                         75.1 Rating/144 Slope
    • Osprey North:             69.9 Rating/127 Slope
    • Osprey South:             71.2 Rating/125 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Extensive with Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens, Practice Bunkers and Golf Institute
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts. Golf Digest FL Top 45, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • GolfDay Rating: 89.6
    • Location
ChampionsGate, Champions Gate FL
  1. ChampionsGate Golf Club/Champions Gate, FL
  2. Omni Hotels & Resorts
    • Holes: 45 (2 Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Lighted Nine Hole Par 3 Course)
    • Course Architects: Greg Norman/Mathew Dusenberry
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • International: 75.5 Rating/139 Slope
    • National:   74.1 Rating/128 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range with Target Greens, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers and Leadbetter Academy.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • GolfDay Rating: 88.7
    • Location
Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes FL
  1. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club/Orlando, FL
  2. Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Greg Norman/Mathew Dusenberry
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.7 Rating/134 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • GolfDay Rating: 88.6
    • Location

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GolfDay U.S. Top 100 Public Courses: 2023

Chambers Bay, WA

Our list of the Top 100 public courses in the U.S. (below) does not include resorts, so Pebble Beach. Pinehurst, Bandon Dunes and other wonderful resort courses are not shown here (the GolfDay Top 100 Resorts is published separately). 

The GolfDay Rating is based on a variety of criteria, including the stature of the architect who did the original design, updates that have been done since the course was built, USGA Course and Slope Ratings, current local and national rankings by Golf Digest and Golfweek (as well as other authoritative sources), the quality and diversity of practice facilities, general course conditioning and current course reviews.

California boasts the highest number on the list with 12 courses among the Top 100 (6 in the Top 50), while South Carolina is close behind with 8 courses in the Top 100 (3 in Top 50).

North Carolina includes 6 courses in the Top 100 (4 in the Top 50), while Michigan, Indiana, Virginia and New York each have 5 public courses among the Top 100. 

The Pfau Course: Indiana University, Bloomington IN
  1. The Pfau Course/Bloomington, IN
  2. Indiana University
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Steve Smyers/Fuzzy Zoeller
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 80.2/155
    • Practice Facilities: Double Sided Grass Driving Range with Targets, Wedge Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers.
    • Course Renovation
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest IN Top 15, Golfweek IN Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100
The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach SC
  1. The Dunes Golf & Beach Club/Myrtle Beach SC
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Rees Jones/Roger Rulewich
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 76.0/149
    • Practice Facilities Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest SC Top 35, Golfweek SC Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100
Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale NY
  1. Bethpage (Black Course)/Farmingdale, NY
  2. New York State Parks
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: A.W. Tillinghast/Francis Duane/Rees Jones
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 77.5/155
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range and Putting Green.
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest NY Top 40, Golfweek Top NY Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100
Chambers Bay, University Place WA
  1. Chambers Bay/ University Place, WA
  2. Pierce County
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 77.4/145
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range with Targets (Grass April-October/Mats November-March, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest WA Top 15, Golfweek WA Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club: Waccamaw Golf Trail, Pawleys Island SC
  1. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club/Pawleys Island, SC
  2. Waccama Golf Trail
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Mike Strantz/Tyler Rae
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 71.4/144
    • Practice Facilities: Wedge Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker (Full Grass Driving Range available at True Blue Course. Range Balls included with Greens Fee).
    • Waccama Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest SC Top 35, Golfweek SC Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100
Rams Hill Golf Club, Borrego Springs CA
  1. Rams Hill Golf Club/Borrego Springs CA
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Ted Robinson, Sr./Tom Fazio
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.4/141
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. ProV1 Range Balls included with Greens Fee. Public Play from October 18 through June 1.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest CA Top 45, Golfweek CA Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100
Karsten Creek Golf Club: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK
  1. Karsten Creek Golf Club/Stillwater, OK
  2. Oklahoma State University
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Tom Fazio
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 77.2/152
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls Included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest OK Top 10, Golfweek OK Top 5-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100
Princeville Makai Golf Club, Princeville HI
  1. Princeville Makai Golf Club/Princeville, HI
    • Holes: 27 (Eighteen Hole Course and Nine Hole Course)
    • Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Makai: (18 Hole Course): 75.4/134
    • Woods (9 Hole Course): 36.7/131
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Green. Range Balls included with Greens fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest HI-Top 15, Golfweek HI Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100
Victoria National Golf club, Newburgh IN
  1. Victoria National Golf Club/Newburgh, IN
  2. Deer Creek Lodge
    • Holes:18
    • Course Architect: Tom Fazio
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 77.7/152
    • Practice Facilities: Double Ended Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and TaylorMade Performance Center.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest IN Top 15
    • GolfDay Rating: 100
Pasatiempo Golf Club, Santa Cruz CA
  1. Pasatiempo Golf Club/Santa Cruz, CA
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Alister MacKenzie/Clark Glasson/Gary Baird/Robert Trent Jones, Jr./Robert Muir Graves/George Waters/Tom Doak/Jim Urbina
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 72.5/141
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Course History
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest CA Top 45, Golfweek CA Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100
Marquette Golf Club, Marquette MI
  1. Marquette Golf Club/Marquette, MI
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: William Langford/Theodore Moreau/David Gill/Mike DeVries
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Heritage: 70.5/135
    • Greywalls: 73.5/147
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee (Greywalls).
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest MI Top 30, Golfweek MI Top 20-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100
Torrey Pines, San Diego CA
  1. Torrey Pines Golf Course/San Diego, CA
  2. City of San Diego
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: William F. Bell/David Rainville/Stephen Halsey/Jack Daray, Jr./Rees Jones
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • North: 75.8/134
    • South: 78.2/144
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest CA-Top 45, Golfweek CA Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100
Gold Mountain, Bremerton WA
  1. Gold Mountain Golf Club/Bremerton, WA
  2. City of Bremerton
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Ken Tyson/John Harbottle III
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Olympic: 74.9/148
    • Cascades: 73.4/134
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Wedge Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golf Digest WA Top 15, Golfweek WA Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100
Poppy Hills, Pebble Beach CA
  1. Poppy Hills/Pebble Beach, CA
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.3/141
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Golf Academy
    • Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest CA Top 45, Golfweek CA Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 99.6
Quintero Golf & Country Club, Peoria AZ
  1. Quintero Golf & Country Club/Peoria, AZ
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Rees Jones
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.4/144
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range and Putting Green.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100 Public. Golf Digest AZ Top 35, Golfweek AZ Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 99.5
Bulle Rock Golf Club, Havre de Grace MD
  1. Bulle Rock Golf Club/Havre de Grace, MD
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Pete Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 76.6/148
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Wedge Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls Included with Greens Fee.
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest MD Top 10, Golfweek MD Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 99.5
Tobacco Road golf Club, Sanford NC
  1. Tobacco Road Golf Club/Sanford, NC
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Mike Strantz
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 72.5/145
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest NC top 30, Golfweek NC Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 99.3
The Bull at Pinehurst
  1. The Bull at Pinehurst Farms/Sheboygan, WI
  2. Wisconsin Golf Trail
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 76.3/147
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Junior “Kid Bull” Short course.
    • Wisconsin Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest WI Top 15, Golfweek WI Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 99.3
Firestone Country Club, Akron OH
  1. Firestone Country Club/Akron, OH
    • Holes: 54 (3 Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: William Herbert Way/Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Roger Rulewich/Jack Nicklaus/Geoffrey Cornish/Brian Silva/Tom Fazio/Craig Schreiner
    • USGA Course/Slope Ratings
    • North:         74.2/139
    • South:         76.4/134
    • Fazio:           73.1/132
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range with Target Greens, Putting and Chipping Greens with Performance Center.
    • Golf Academy
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest OH Top 20, Golfweek OH Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 99.2
The Wilds Golf Club/Prior Lake, MN
  1. The Wilds Golf Club/Prior Lake, MN
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Tom Weiskopf/Jay Morrish
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.3/150
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Indoor Golf Simulators (2).
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golfweek MN Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 99.1
Cascata, Boulder City NV
  1. Cascata/Boulder City, NV
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Rees Jones
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.4/151
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Butch Harmon Golf School. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Golf Academy
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest NV Top 15, Golfweek NV Top 15- Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 99.1
Paako Ridge Golf Club, Sandia Park NM
  1. Paako Ridge Golf Club/Sandia Park, NM
    • Holes: 27 (3-Nine Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Ken Dye/Kevin Norby/Jon Schmenk
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • #1: 37.7/142
    • #2: 38.3/148
    • #3: 38.3/149
    • Practice Facilities: Two-Tiered Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100, Golf Digest NM Top 10, Golfweek NM Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.9
Atkins Golf Club at the University of Illinois, Urbana Ill
  1. Atkins Golf Club/Urbana, Ill
  2. University of Illinois
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Dick Nugent/Timothy Nugent/Drew Rogers
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 76.0/137
    • Practice Facilities Expansive Grass Driving Range with Target Greens, Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Course Renovations
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.9
TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale AZ
  1. TPC Scottsdale/Scottsdale, AZ
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Tom Weiskopf/Jay Morrish/Phil Smith/Randy Heckenkemper
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Stadium:      74.7/142
    • Champions: 73.4/137
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • WM Phoenix Open
    • Rankings: Golf Digest AZ Top 35, Golfweek Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.9
TPC Colorado, Berthoud CO
  1. TPC Colorado/Berthoud, CO
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Arthur Schaupeter
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 76.9/140
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Target Greens, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Rankings: Golf Digest CO Top 15, Golfweek CO Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.9
Cambrian Ridge: RTJ Golf Trail, Greenville AL
  1. Cambrian Ridge/Greenville, AL
  2. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
    • Holes: 36 (3-Nine Hole Regulation Courses and Nine Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Roger Rulewich
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Loblolly: 37/142
    • Sherling: 37.5/147
    • Canyon:  37.3/152
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • RTJ Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golfweek AL Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.8
Chariot Run, Laconia IN
  1. Chariot Run/Laconia, IN
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Bill Bergin
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.3/143
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Rankings: Golfweek IN Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.8
The Highlands of Elgin
  1. The Highlands of Elgin/Elgin, IL
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Larry Packard/Dick Nugent/Ken Killian/Keith Foster/Arthur Schaupeter
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.7/139
    • Practice Facilities: Lighted Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Indoor Golf Simulator.
    • Rankings: Golfweek IL top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.8
Pinehills Golf Club, Plymouth MA
  1. Pinehills Golf Club/Plymouth, MA
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Rees Jones/Jack Nicklaus
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Jones:      75.3/137
    • Nicklaus: 75.2/135
    • Practice Facilities: Double Sided Driving Range with Targets (Grass/Friday-Sunday, Mats/Monday-Thursday), Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Titleist NXT Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golfweek MA Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.7
The Virtues, Nashport OH
  1. The Virtues Golf Club/Nashport, OH
  2. Penn Ohio Golf Trail
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Arthur Hills/Spencer Holt
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.2/139
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers (3).
    • Penn Ohio Golf Trail
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100 Public, Golf Digest OH Top 20, Golfweek OH Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.4
University Ridge: University of Wisconsin, Madison WI
  1. University Ridge/Madison WI
  2. University of Wisconsin/Wisconsin Golf Trail
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.4/142
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range with Target Greens, Putting and Chipping Green (Short Game Facility with Bunker available to University Golf Teams Only).
    • Wisconsin Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golf Digest WI Top 15, Golfweek WI Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.4
Old Greenwood, Truckee CA
  1. Old Greenwood Golf Club/Truckee, CA
  2. Tahoe Mountain Club
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.5/144
    • Practice Facilities: Extensive 5 Acre Facility including Two-Tiered Driving Range with Targets and Fairway Bunker, Wedge Range, Putting and Chipping Greens and Keith Lyford Golf Academy. Titleist Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Golf Academy
    • Rankings: Golfweek CA Top 30 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.3
Cantigny Golf, Wheaton IL
  1. Cantigny Golf/Wheaton, IL
  2. Robert R. McCormick Foundation
    • Holes: 27 (3-Nine Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Roger Packard/Rick Jacobson
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Lakeside: 36.6/139
    • Hillside: 36.4/138
    • Woodside: 37.7/146
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Covered and Heated Bays with Mats, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers, Golf Academy and Youth Links Par 3 Course.
    • Golf Academy
    • Rankings: Golf Digest IL Top 30, Golfweek IL Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.3
Old Works Golf Course, Anaconda MT
  1. Old Works Golf Course/Anaconda, MT
    • Holes: 21 (Eighteen Hole Regulation Course and Three Hole “Little Bear”)
    • Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 76.4/153
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and 3 Hole “Little Bear” Practice Course. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Rankings: Golf Digest MT Top 10, Golfweek MT Top 5-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.1
Bright’s Creek, Mill Springs NC
  1. Bright’s Creek Golf Club/Mill Springs, NC
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Tom Fazio
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.9/146
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers (2).
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: NC Golf Panel Top 100
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.0
Colbert Hills: University of Kansas, Manhattan KS
  1. Colbert Hills Golf Course/Manhattan, KS
  2. Kansas State University
    • Holes: 27 (Eighteen 18 Hole Regulation Course and Nine Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Jeffrey Brauer/Jim Colbert
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 77.6/143
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Wedge Range with Fairway Bunker, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest KS Top 10, Golfweek KS Top 5-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.0
Mistwood Golf Club, Romeoville IL
  1. Mistwood Golf Club/Romeoville, IL
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Raymond Hearn
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.8/147
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range with Targets and TopTracer Technology (Grass Saturday and Sunday, Mats Monday through Friday), Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golfweek IL Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.9
Tanglewood Park, Clemmons NC
  1. Tanglewood Park/Clemmons, NC
  2. Forsyth County
    • Holes: 54 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Eighteen Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Roger Rulewich/Allan MacCurrach/Robert Trent Jones, Jr./Richard Mandell
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Championship: 74.5/139
    • Reynolds:         72.8/137
    • Practice Facilities: Lighted Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: NC Golf Panel Top 100
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.8
Spring Creek Golf Club, Zion Crossroads VA
  1. Spring Creek Golf Club/Zion Crossroads, VA
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Ed Carton
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 76.4/151
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest VA Top 20, Golfweek VA Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.8
True Blue Golf Club: Waccamaw Golf Trail, Pawleys Island SC
  1. True Blue Plantation/Pawleys Island, SC
  2. Waccamaw Golf Trail
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Mike Strantz/Tyler Rae
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.1/143
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers.
    • Waccamaw Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golf Digest SC Top 35, Golfweek SC Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.8
  1. Forest Oaks Country Club/Greensboro, NC
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Rees Jones
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 77.2/149
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Expansive Putting Green, Chipping Green with Bunker and Indoor Golf Simulator.
    • Indoor Golf
    • Rankings: NC Golf Panel Top 100
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.7
Saratoga National Golf Club, Saratoga NY
  1. Saratoga National Golf Club/Saratoga Springs, NY
  2. New York Golf Trail
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Roger Rulewich
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.3/144
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets and Fairway Bunker, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • New York Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golfweek NY Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.7
Teton Pines, Wilson WY
  1. Teton Pines/Wilson, WY
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.8/137
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Rankings: Golf Digest WY Top 6, Golfweek WY Top 5-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.7
Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex: Purdue University. West Lafayette IN
  1. Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex/West Lafayette, IN
  2. Purdue University/Pete Dye Golf trail
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: William Diddel/Larry Packard/Pete Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Ackerman-Allen: 76.5/141
    • Kampen: 76.5/146
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range (Covered and Heated bays also available), Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Pete Dye Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golf Digest IN Top 15, Golfweek IN Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.6
Incline Village Golf Courses, Incline Village NV
  1. Incline Village/Incline Village, NV
  2. Incline Village and Crystal Bay/General Improvement District
    • Holes: 36 (Eighteen Hole Regulation Course and Eighteen Hole Executive Course)
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Robert Muir Graves/Robert Trent Jones, Jr./Kyle Phillips
    • USGA Course/Slope Ratings
    • Championship:       73.6/144
    • Mountain:                  60.0/108
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Golf Academy/Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golfweek NV Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.6
Pete Dye River Course: Virginia Tech Foundation, Radford VA
  1. Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech/Radford, VA
  2. Virginia Tech Foundation
    • Holes:18
    • Course Architects: Tom Clark/Dan Schlegel/Pete Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 77.5/145
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek VA Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.3
Grizzly Ranch, Portola CA
  1. Grizzly Ranch/Portola, CA
    • Holes:18
    • Course Architect: Bob Cupp
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.0/143
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest CA Top 45
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.1
RTJ Golf Trail: Magnolia Grove, Mobil AL
  1. Magnolia Grove /Mobile, AL
  2. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
    • Holes: 54 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Eighteen Hole par 3)
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Roger Rulewich
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Falls:         74.6/130
    • Crossings: 73.7/139
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • RTJ Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golfweek AL Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.1
University of Georgia Golf Course, Athens GA
  1. University of Georgia Golf Course/Athens, GA
  2. University of Georgia
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./John LaFoy/Davis Love III
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.1/139
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Rankings: Golfweek GA Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.1
Colonial Heritage Club, Williamsburg VA
  1. Colonial Heritage Club/Williamsburg, VA
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.1/150
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Wedge Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers (2).
    • Golf Academy/Junior Golf
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.1
Palouse Ridge: University of Washington, Pullman WA
  1. Palouse Ridge Golf Club/Pullman, WA
  2. Washington State University
    • Holes:18
    • Course Architects: Robert Muir Graves/John Harbottle III
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.4/140
    • Practice Facilities: Double Sided Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest WA Top 15, Golfweek WA Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.0
Coyote Springs Golf Club, Coyote Springs NV
  1. Coyote Springs Golf Club /Coyote Springs, NV
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 76.8/149
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Rankings: Golf Digest NV Top 15, Golfweek Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.9
Penn Ohio Golf Trail: Olde Stonewall Golf Club, Ellwood PA
  1. Olde Stonewall Golf Club/Ellwood City, PA
  2. Penn Ohio Golf Trail
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Michael Hurdzan/Dana Fry
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.3/149
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers (2).
    • Penn Ohio Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golfweek PA Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.9
Wild Horse, Gothenburg NE
  1. Wild Horse Golf Club/Gothenburg, NE
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Dan Proctor/Dave Axelrod
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.8/133
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets and Fairway Bunker, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest NE Top 10, Golfweek NE Top 5-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.8
Troy Burne, Hudson WI
  1. Troy Burne Golf Club/Hudson, WI
  2. Wisconsin Golf Trail
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Michael Hurdzan/Dana Fry
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.5/142
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Standard Rate Greens Fee.
    • Wisconsin Golf Trail
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golf Digest WI Top 15, Golfweek WI Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.8
Iron Horse Golf Club, Leawood KS
  1. Ironhorse Golf Club/Leawood, KS
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Michael Hurdzan/Todd Clark
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.5/144
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting Greens (2), Wedge Range and Chipping Green with Bunkers (2). Range Balls included with Greens Fee until 2pm.
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golfweek KS Top 5-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.7
Hawk Hollow Golf Course, Bath Township WI
  1. Hawk Hollow Golf Course/Bath Township, MI
    • Holes: 27 (3-Nine Hole Courses)
    • Course Architect: Jerry Mathews
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • 1-9:      36.5/135
    • 10-18:  37.9/154
    • 19-27:  35.4/138
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Wedge Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Golf Academy.
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.7
Wyncote Golf Club, Oxford PA
  1. Wyncote Golf Club/Oxford, PA
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Brian Ault
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.6/141
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Golf Academy
    • Rankings: Golfweek PA Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.6
#18 Harding Park GC San Francisco, CA Dom Furore
  1. TPC Harding Park/San Francisco, CA
  2. City of San Francisco
    • Holes:36 (Eighteen Hole Regulation Course and Nine Hole Executive Course)
    • Course Architects: Willie Watson/Sam Whiting/Jack Fleming/Chris Gray
    • USGA Course/Slope Ratings
    • TPC:            74.1/128
    • Fleming:    30.5/94
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Rankings: Golfweek CA Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.4
Thistle Golf Club, Sunset Beach NC
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  1. Thistle Golf Club/Sunset Beach, NC
  2. Myrtle Beach Golf Trail
    • Holes: 27 (3-Nine Hole Courses)
    • Course Architect: Tim Cate
    • USGA Course/Slope Ratings
    • Cameron:  37.0/142
    • MacKay:    37.4/140
    • Stewart:    36.6/140
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Myrtle Beach Golf Trail
    • Rankings: N.C Golf Panel Top 100
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.2
Broad Run, West Chester PA
  1. Broad Run Golfer’s Club/West Chester, PA
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Rees Jones
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.4/139
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Green.
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golfweek PA Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.1
Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center, Plymouth MI
  1. Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center/Plymouth, MI
    • Holes: 63 (Eighteen Hole and Twenty-seven-Hole Regulation Courses with Eighteen Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Wilfred Reid/Jim Lipe/Arthur Hills
    • USGA Course/Slope Ratings
    • Golden Fox:                           73.3/140
    • Fox Classics-Lakes:            35.8/128
    • Fox Classics-Hills:               34.4/128
    • Fox Classics-Woodlands: 34.0/123
    • Practice Facilities: Double Sided Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Junior Golf
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.1
The Ridge Golf Course, Auburn CA
  1. The Ridge Golf Course/Auburn, CA
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.4/144
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range with Targets (Mats Monday-Wednesday/Grass Thursday-Sunday), Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Junior Golf
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.0
Independence Golf Club, Midlothian VA
  1. Independence Golf Club/Midlothian, VA
    • Holes: 27 (Eighteen Hole Regulation Course and Nine Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Tom Fazio/Lester George
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.3/141
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Double Ended Driving Range (Grass and Mats), Wedge Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers.
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golfweek VA Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.0
Duke University Golf Club, Durham NC
  1. Duke University Golf Club/Durham, NC
  2. Duke University
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Rees Jones
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.4/144
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker (Unlimited Callaway Balls included with Greens Fee).
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golfweek NC Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.0
Brickyard Crossing, Indianapolis IN
  1. Brickyard Crossing/Indianapolis, IN
  2. Pete Dye Golf Trail
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Pete Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.1/149
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Pete Dye Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golf Digest OK Top 10, Golfweek OK Top 5-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.9
White Bluff Golf Club, Whitney TX
  1. White Bluff Golf Club/Whitney, TX
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architect: Bruce Lietzke.
    • USGA Course/Slope Ratings
    • New:          75,5/147
    • Old:            74.0/141
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Target Greens, Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Accommodations
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.9
Mystic Creek Golf Club, El Dorado AR
  1. Mystic Creek Golf Club/El Dorado, AR
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Ken Dye/Baxter Spann
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 77.6/145
    • Practice Facilities: Two-Tiered Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek AR Top 15 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.9
Southern Dunes, Haines City FL
  1. Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club/Haines City, FL
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Steve Smyers
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.0/140
    • Practice Facilities: Two-Tiered Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker, Grass Wedge Range and TrackMan Technology.
    • Rankings: Golfweek FL Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.8
Moorpark Country Club, Moorpark CA
  1. Moorpark Country Club/Moorpark, CA
    • Holes: 27 (3 Nine Hole Courses)
    • Course Architect: Peter Jacobsen
    • USGA Course/Slope Ratings
    • Canyon Crest:        36.2/130
    • Creekside:               36.8/138
    • Ridgeline:                36.9/136
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range, Expansive Putting and Chipping Green.
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.8
Shadow Hills Golf Club, Indio CA
  1. Shadow Hills Golf Club/Indio, CA
    • Holes: 36 (Eighteen Hole Regulation Course and Eighteen Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architect: Lee Schmidt/Brian Curley/Brian Costell0/Mark Hollinger/Bob Moore
    • USGA Course/Slope Ratings
    • South: 73.0/134
    • North: 54.1/84
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.8
Golf Club of Houston, Humble TX
  1. Golf Club of Houston/Humble, TX
    • Holes: 36 (Eighteen Holes Public/Tournament Course)
    • Course Architect: Rees Jones/David Toms/Greg Muirhead/Jim Hardy/Peter Jacobsen
    • USGA Course/Slope Ratings
    • Tournament:          76.4/148
    • Member:                   76.5/138
    • Practice Facilities: Double Sided Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golf Digest TX Top 30, Golfweek TX Top 20-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.8
Buffalo Creek Golf Club, Heath TX
  1. Buffalo Creek Golf Club/Heath, TX
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Tom Weiskopf/Jay Morrish
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.9/132
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Golf Academy
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.7
Cinnabar Hills Golf Club, San Jose CA
  1. Cinnabar Hills Golf Club/San Jose, CA
    • Holes: 27 (3 Nine Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architect: John Harbottle III.
    • USGA Course/Slope Ratings
    • Canyon:      36.0/140
    • Lake:            37.0/144
    • Mountain:  36.7/140
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens (3).
    • Junior Golf
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.6
Oakland University Golf and Learning Center, Rochester MI
  1. Oakland University Golf and Learning Center/Rochester, MI
  2. Oakland University
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Robert Beard/William Newcomb/Warren Henderson/Rick Smith
    • USGA Course/Slope Ratings
    • Katke-Cousins:     76.7/148
    • R&S Sharf:              75.2/145
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers and Rick Smith Golf Academy.
    • Golf Academy
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.5
Eagle Eye Golf Club, Bath MI
  1. Eagle Eye Golf Club/Bath, MI
    • Holes: 36 (Eighteen Hole Regulation Course and Eighteen Hole Putting Course)
    • Course Architects: Pete Dye/Chris Lutzke
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.9/145
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Golf Academy
    • Rankings: Golf Digest MI Top 30, Golfweek MI Top 20-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.5
Lyman Orchards Golf Club, Middlefield CT
  1. Lyman Orchards Golf Club/Middlefield, CT
    • Holes: 45 (2 Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Nine Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Gary Player/Mark Mungeam
    • USGA Course/Slope Ratings
    • Jones:         74.0/134
    • Player:        72.9/134
    • Apple:         28.2/87
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range with Targets (both Grass and Mats), Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Golf Academy.
    • Junior Golf
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.3
The Highlands at Dove Mountain, Marana AZ
  1. The Highlands at Dove Mountain/Marana, AZ
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Arthur Hills
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 72.1/142
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers (2).
    • Golf Academy
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.4
Oxmoor Valley, Birmingham AL
  1. Oxmoor Valley/Birmingham, AL
  2. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
    • Holes: 54 (2 Eighteen Hole regulation Courses and Eighteen Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Roger Rulewich.
    • USGA Course/Slope Ratings
    • Ridge:        74.3/141
    • Valley:       75.6/147
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range (Mats-Monday through Friday/Grass Saturday-Sunday), Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • RTJ Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golfweek AL Top 10
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.4
Jimmie Austin Golf Club, Norman OK
  1. Jimmie Austin Golf Club/Norman, OK
  2. University of Oklahoma
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Perry Maxwell/Press Maxwell/Bob Cupp/Tripp Davis
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 77.9/142
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Rankings: Golf Digest OK Top 10, Golfweek OK Top 5-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.2
Elks Run Golf Club, Batavia OH
  1. Elks Run Golf Club/Batavia, OH
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Greg Norman
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.0/136
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers (2). Indoor Golf Simulator with TrackMan Technology.
    • Indoor Golf
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.1
Wild Wing Plantation, Conway SC
  1. Wild Wing Plantation/Conway, SC
    • Holes: 27 (Eighteen Hole Regulation Course and Nine Hole Executive Course)
    • Course Architects: William Byrd/Jeffrey Brauer/Larry Nelson
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.8/135
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.1
Rockwind Golf Course, Hobbs NM
  1. Rockwind Golf Course/Hobbs, NM
  2. City of Rockwind/Community Links
    • Holes: 27 (Eighteen Hole Regulation Course and Nine Hole par 3)
    • Course Architect: Andy Staples
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.3/130
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golf Digest NM Top 10
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.1
Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club, Pawleys Island SC
  1. Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club/Pawleys Island, SC
  2. Waccamaw Golf Trail
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Jack Nicklaus/Rick Jacobson
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.2/150
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range with Targets (Mats Monday-Wednesday/Grass Thursday-Sunday), Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Waccamaw Golf Trail
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.0
Kelly Plantation
  1. Kelly Plantation Golf Club/Destin, FL
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Gene Bates/Fred Couples
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.6/137
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Target Greens, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers. Range Balls included with Greens Fee
    • Golf Academy
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.0
Ravenwood, Victor NY
  1. Ravenwood Golf Club/Victor, NY
  2. New York Golf Trail
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Robin Nelson
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.7/144
    • Practice Facilities: Lighted Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • NY Golf Trail
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golfweek NY Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.0
Silver Lakes: RTJ Golf Trail. Glencoe AL
  1. Silver Lakes/Glencoe, AL
  2. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
    • Holes: 36 (3 Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Nine Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Roger Rulewich.
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Backbreaker:          38.5/143
    • Heartbreaker:        38.2/140
    • Mindbreaker:         37.7/151
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • RTJ Golf Trail
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.0
Glen Oak Golf Club, East Amherst NY
  1. Glen Oak Golf Course/East Amherst, NY
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.4/142
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Junior Golf
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.0
Myrtlewood Golf Club, Myrtle Beach SC
  1. Myrtlewood Golf Club/Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Edmund Ault/Tom Clark/Arthur Hills
    • USGA Course/Slope Ratings
    • Palmetto:    73.6/137
    • Pinehills:    72.1/134
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.9
The Links at Greystone, Walworth NY
  1. The Links at Greystone/Walworth, NY
  2. New York Golf Trail
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Craig Schreiner
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.6/144
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Green.
    • New York Golf Trail
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.9
TPC of Louisiana, Avondale LA
  1. TPC of Louisiana/Avondale, LA
  2. Audubon Golf Trail
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Pete Dye/Chris Gray.
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.9/141
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers (3). Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Audubon Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golf Digest LA Top 5, Golfweek LA Top 5-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.8
Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club, Jackson WY
  1. Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club/Jackson, WY
  2. Grand Teton National Park
      • Holes: 18
      • Course Architects: Robert E. Baldock/Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
      • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.9/137
      • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets and Fairway Bunker (flight restricted balls), Wedge Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
      • Accommodations
      • Rankings: Golf Digest WY Top 6, Golfweek WY Top 5-Public
      • GolfDay Rating: 94.8
Oak Creek Golf Club, Irvine CA
  1. Oak Creek Golf Club/Irvine, CA
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Tom Fazio
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 72.5/133
    • Practice Facilities: Lighted Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Golf Academy/Junior Golf
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.8
The Club at Viniterra, New Kent VA
  1. The Club at Viniterra/New Kent, VA
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Rees Jones
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 76.0/143
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golfweek VA Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.7
TPC Myrtle Beach, Murrells Island SC
  1. TPC Myrtle Beach/Murrells Island, SC
  2. Waccamaw Golf Trail
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Tom Fazio.
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.2/146
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Dustin Johnson Golf School.
    • Waccamaw Golf Trail
    • Golf Academy
    • Rankings: Golf Digest SC Top 35, Golfweek SC Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.7
Revere Golf Club, Henderson NV
  1. Revere Golf Club/Henderson, NV
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Billy Casper/Greg Nash
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Lexington: 74.7/145
    • Concord:    73.5/140
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Golf Academy
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.7
Echelon Golf Club, Alpharetta GA
  1. Echelon Golf Club/Alpharetta, GA
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Rees Jones
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 77.2/149
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers (2). Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.7
The Classic Club, Palm Desert CA
  1. Classic Club/Palm Desert, CA
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Arnold Palmer
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.4/142
    • Practice Facilities: Double Sided Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Golf Academy
    • Rankings: Golfweek CA Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.7
Neshanic Valley Golf Course, Branchburg NJ
  1. Neshanic Valley Golf Course/Branchburg, NJ
    • Holes: 38 (3 Nine Hole Regulation Courses and Nine Hole Executive Course)
    • Course Architects: Michael Hurdzan/Dana Fry
    • USGA Course/Slope Ratings
    • Lake:           36.8/131
    • Ridge:         36.8/137
    • Meadow:    36.7/133
    • Academy:   30.2/94
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers (2) and Two Practice Holes.
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golfweek NJ Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.7
Arcadian Shores Golf Club, Myrtle Beach SC
  1. Arcadian Shores Golf Club/Myrtle Beach, SC
  2. Myrtle Beach Golf Trail
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Rees Jones
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 72.9/138
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Myrtle Beach Golf Trail
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.6

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U.S. Top 100 Resorts 2022

Spyglass Hill: Pebble Beach Resorts

When you start planning for your next golf get away, take a look at the GolfDay Top 100 U.S. Resorts below. Tom Fazio, with original designs or updates for 20 of the Top 100 resorts, is the leading architect for laying out the very best resort courses. Not surprisingly, Jack Nicklaus (18) and Pete Dye (14) are right there as well.

Looking at magnificent course architecture from a family perspective, however, it’s hard to keep up with the Jones’s, as Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Rees Jones and RTJ II designed or updated 27 of the Top 100 resort courses in the country (including Robert Trent Jones’ ultimate gift–the RTJ Golf Trail).

Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw have also sculpted many of the best resort courses in the U.S (7 in the Top 100—including Sheep Ranch, the latest addition to the wonderful courses at Bandon Dunes).

And speaking of Bandon, a special “thank you” has to go out to Tom Doak and David McLay Kidd for the spectacular layouts at Bandon Dunes, always #1 on the golf retreat bucket list (not to mention their work at Forest Dunes, Streamsong, Sand Valley and Gamble Sands).

The GolfDay Resort rating is based on a variety of criteria, including the stature of the architect(s) who did the original design(s), the variety of courses located at the property, updates that have been done on the course(s), USGA Course and Slope Ratings, current local and national rankings by Golf Digest and Golfweek, the quality and diversity of practice facilities, general course conditioning and current reviews, as well as the quality of accommodations and level of service.

Florida boasts the highest number of golf resorts in the Top 100 with 11 (including 7 in the top 50), followed closely by California with 8.

Wisconsin golf may well be the most spectacular of all with 7 in the Top 100 (4 in the top 50)—along with the amazing courses on the Wisconsin Golf Trail).

Michigan should also catch your attention when planning a trip as the weather starts to warm up in the Spring with 6 resorts in the Top 100 (4 in the Top 50).

Keep in mind that along with Bandon Dunes, the Pacific Northwest offers 5 additional resorts in the Top 100, so you may want to plan an extended stay.

For the best public courses, take a look at the GolfDay Top 500.

Bandon Dunes, Bandon OR

  1. Bandon Dunes/Bandon, OR
    • Holes: 103 (5-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Thirteen Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Tom Doak/David McLay Kidd/Jim Urbina/Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Pacific Dunes:        72.3/143
    • Bandon Dunes:      76.3/141
    • Old Macdonald:     74.4/134
    • Bandon Trails:       73.6/130
    • Sheep Ranch:          72.1/122
    • Practice Facilities: 2 Grass Driving Ranges with Targets (North/South), Wedge Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers and Expansive Putting Course (Punch Bowl).
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest OR Top 15, Golfweek OR Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

Pebble Beach Resorts, Pebble Beach CA

  1. Pebble Beach Resorts/Pebble Beach, CA
  • Holes: 81 (4-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Eighteen Hole Par 3)
  • Course Architects
  • Pebble Beach: Jack Neville/Douglas Grant/William Herbert Fowler/Chandler Egan/Robert Hunter/Roger Lapham/Sandy Tatum/Ed Connor/Jack Nicklaus
  • Spyglass Hill: Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
  • Spanish Bay: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Tom Watson/Sandy Tatum
  • Del Monte: Charles Maud
  • The Hay (Par 3): Peter Hay/Jack Neville/Robert McClure/Tiger Woods
  • USGA Course/Slope Rating
  • Pebble Beach:        74.9/144
  • Spyglass Hill:         75.4/145
  • Spanish Bay:          73.8/143
  • Del Monte:             71.6/131
  • Practice Driving Ranges with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers (Pebble/Spyglass), Spanish Bay and Del Monte Golf Course-Putting and Chipping Greens
  • Accommodations
  • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest CA Top 45, Golfweek CA Top 30-Public
  • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island SC

  1. Kiawah Island Golf Resort/Kiawah Island, SC
    • Holes: 90 (5-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Pete Dye/Alice Dye/Gary Player/Clyde Johnston/Tom Fazio/Jack Nicklaus
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Ocean:                     79.1/155
    • Cougar Point:         72.7/134
    • Oak Point:               72.1/137
    • Osprey Point:         73.6/140
    • Turtle Point:           73.0/134
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Ranges with Targets, Chipping and Putting Greens at each course. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest SC Top 35, Golfweek SC Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst NC

  1. Pinehurst Resort/Pinehurst, NC
    • Holes: 162 (9-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Donald Ross/Walter Travis/Richard Tufts/Tom Fazio/Tom Marzolf/Ellis Maples/George Fazio/Rees Jones/Jack Nicklaus
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • #1:  68.4/118
    • #2:  76.5/138
    • #3:  66.1/123
    • #4:  74.9/138
    • #5:  73.1/135
    • #6:  74.7/139
    • #7:  75.5/143
    • #8:  74.1/137
    • #9:  74.8/143
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Wedge Range and Multiple Chipping Greens with Bunkers, Thistle Dhu Putting Course.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest NC Top 30, Golfweek NC Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

The American Hotel Resort: Whistling Straits and Black Wolf Run/Sheboygan WI

  1. The American Club Hotel Resort/Sheboygan, WI
  2. Wisconsin Golf Trail 
    • Holes: 82 (4-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and 10 Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architect: Pete Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Straits (Whistling Straits):                         77.2/152
    • Irish (Whistling Straits):                            75.6/146
    • River: (Blackwolf Run)                             76.2/151
    • Meadow Valleys: (Blackwolf Run)           75.1/145
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Ranges with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Wisconsin Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts Golf Digest WI Top 15, Golfweek WI Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100
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Sea Island Resort, Sea Island GA

  1. Sea Island/Sea Island, GA
  2. Georgia Golf Trail
    • Holes: 54 (3-Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Walter Travis/H. S. Colt/C. H. Alison/Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Dick Wilson/Joe Lee/Rocky Roquemore/Tom Fazio/Davis Love III/Mark Love/Rees Jones
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Plantation: 74.1/130
    • Seaside:      74.2/141
    • Retreat:      73.9/133
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers and Performance Center with Club Fitting.
    • Accommodations
    • Georgia Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest GA Top 15, Golfweek GA Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

Big Cedar Lodge, MO

  1. Big Cedar Lodge/Ridgedale, MO
  2. Top of the Rock Preserve
    • Holes: 76 (3-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses, Thirteen Hole Executive Course and Nine Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Tom Fazio/Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw/Tiger Woods/Gary Player/Jack Nicklaus
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Buffalo Ridge Springs:      73.4/130
    • Ozarks National:                73.9/131
    • Payne’s Valley:                   75.6/132
    • Top of the Rock:                27.7/85
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest MO Top 10, Golfweek MO Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

Reynolds Lake Oconee, Greensboro GA

  1. Reynolds Lake Oconee/Greensboro, GA
  2. Ritz Carlton/Georgia Golf Trail
    • Holes: 99 (4-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Twenty-Seven Hole Regulation Course)
    • Course Architects: Jack Nicklaus/Tom Fazio/Rees Jones/Bob Cupp/Fuzzy Zoeller/Hubert Green
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Great Waters:         75.7/143
    • National-Bluff:      37.0/143
    • National-Cove:      37.4/143
    • National-Ridge:     37.2/143
    • Oconee:                  75.2/141
    • Landing:                 74.5/138
    • Preserve:                72.2/133
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and TaylorMade Kingdom of Golf Academy.
    • Accommodations
    • Georgia Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts Golf Digest GA Top 30, Golfweek GA Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

PGA West, LaQuinta CA

  1. PGA West/La Quinta, CA
  2. Hilton Honors/La Quinta Resort & Club   
    • Holes: 54 (3-Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Greg Norman/Tad Burnett/Matthew Dusenberry/Jack Nicklaus/Pete Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Norman:                 74.6/141
    • Nicklaus Resort:    75.3/143
    • TPC Stadium:        75.8/148
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers and Golf Academy.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest CA Top 45, Golfweek CA Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs WV

  1. The Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs, WV
    • Holes: 81 (4-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses Nine Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: C. B. Macdonald/Seth Raynor/George O’Neil/Jack Nicklaus/Dick Wilson/Bob Cupp/Tom Fazio/Keith Foster/Kevin Hargrave
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Old White: 76.0/145
    • Greenbrier: 73,0/137
    • Meadows:  72.0/138
    • Snead:        74.7/138
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest WV Top 10, Golfweek WV Top 5-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

French Lick Resort, French Lick IN

  1. French Lick Resort/French Lick, IN
  2. Pete Dye Golf Trail
    • Holes: 45 (2-Eighteen Hole Courses and Nine Hole Regulation Course)
    • Course Architects: Tom Bendelow/Hal Purdy/Pete Dye/Donald Ross/Sandy Alves/Allan MacCurrach
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Dye:                         80.5/151
    • Ross:                        75.7/149
    • Valley Links:          35.4/121
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets (Dye and Valley Links), Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Warm Up Net with Putting and Chipping Green (Ross).
    • Accommodations
    • Pete Dye Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest IN Top 15, Golfweek IN Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

Streamsong Resort, Bowling Green FL
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  1. Streamsong Resort/Bowling Green, FL
    • Holes: 54 (3-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Tom Doak/Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw/Gil Hanse
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Blue:          74.0/134
    • Red:           74.1/137
    • Black:        74.7/135
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets and Fairway Bunker, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest FL Top 45, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

The Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head SC

  1. The Sea Pines Resort/Hilton Head Island, SC
    • Holes: 54 (3-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Pete Dye/Jack Nicklaus/George Cobb/Clyde Johnston/Davis Love III/Scot Sherman
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Harbour Town Links:        75.6/148
    • Heron Point:                       74.8/140
    • Atlantic Dunes:                  74.3/143
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Ranges with Targets (Harbour Town and Heron Point/Ocean), Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers. Range Balls and Fore Caddie (Harbour Town) included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest SC Top 35, Golfweek SC Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

Barefoot Resort & Golf, North Myrtle Beach SC

  1. Barefoot Resort & Golf/North Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Holes: 72 (4-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Greg Norman/Tad Burnett/Davis Love III/Tom Fazio/Pete Dye Moreau/David Gill/Mike DeVries
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Norman:     74.2/141
    • Love:          74.9/141
    • Fazio:         73.4/144
    • Dye:           76.0/143
    • Practice Facilities: Lighted and Covered Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Dyer and Greg Norman Golf Academies.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest SC Top 35, Golfweek SC Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

Turning Stone, Verona NY

  1. Turning Stone/Verona, NY
    • Holes: 63 (3-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Nine Hole Regulation Course)
    • Course Architects: Tom Fazio/Robert Trent Jones, Jr./Ty Butler/Edward Peters/Rick Smith
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Atunyote:               75.7/135
    • Kaluhyat:               75.2/145
    • Shenendoah:          74.2/140
    • Pleasant Knolls:     35.5/119
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets and Fairway Bunker (Atunyote/Shenendoah). Grass Driving Range with Targets (Kaluhyat). Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker (Atunyote/Shenendoah and Kaluhyat). Domed Indoor facility with two-tiered hitting stations, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Performance Center with Club Fitting and Golf Academy.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest NY Top 40, Golfweek NY Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

Trump National Doral, Miami FL

  1. Trump National Doral/Miami, FL
    • Holes: 72 (4-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Dick Wilson/Gil Hanse/Greg Norman/Raymond Floyd/Jerry Pate
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Blue Monster:        77.4/146
    • Red Tiger:              71.8/136
    • Silver Fox:             74.9/148
    • Golden Palm:         74.2/139
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Lighted Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers and Rick Smith Golf School.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest FL Top 45, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra FL

  1. TPC Sawgrass/Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Pete Dye/Alice Dye/Jerry Pate/Steve/Wenzloff/Bobby Weed
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Stadium:                76.4/155
    • Dye’s Valley:         74.0/134
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers and Tour Academy.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest FL Top 45, Golfweek FL Top 30 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, NC

  1. Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club /Southern Pines, NC
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Donald Ross/John Fought/Kyle Franz
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Pine Needles:         73.9/134
    • Mid Pines:              71.7/130
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets and Fairway Bunker, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest NC Top 45, Golfweek NC Top 15 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

Shadow Creek Golf Club, Las Vegas NV

  1. Shadow Creek Golf Club/Las Vegas, NV
  2. MGM Resorts
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Tom Fazio
    • Par 72/7,560 Yards from Championship Tees (Not Rated by USGA)
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Golf Digest Top 100, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest NV Top 15, Golfweek NV Top 15 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

PGA Village, Port St. Lucie FL

  1. PGA Village/Port St. Lucie, FL
    • Holes: 70 (3-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and 6 Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Tom Fazio/Pete Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Wanamaker           75.2/134
    • Dye:                         75.7/142
    • Ryder:                     73.2/133         
    • Practice Facilities: Extensive including Lighted Grass Range with Targets, Wedge Range, Putting Greens, Chipping Greens with Multiple Bunkers and PGA Golf School.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

Red Sky Ranch, Wolcott CO

  1. Red Sky Ranch/Wolcott, CO
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Greg Norman/Matthew Dusenberry/Tom Fazio
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Norman:     74.6/147                     
    • Fazio:          72.3/141         
    • Practice Facilities: Double Ended Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Larry Rinker Golf Academy.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest CO Top 15, Golfweek CO Top 10 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

Forest Dunes Golf Club, Roscommon MI

  1. Forest Dunes/Roscommon, MI
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Courses. The Loop offers 2 Layouts-Black/Red)
    • Course Architects: Tom Weiskopf/Tom Doak
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Forest Dunes:         75.2/146
    • Loop-Black:            71.7/125
    • Loop-Red:               71.9/124
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest MI Top 30, Golfweek MI Top 20-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

Pronghorn, Bend OR

  1. Pronghorn/Bend, OR
  2. Juniper Preserve
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Jack Nicklaus/Tom Fazio
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Nicklaus:    75.0/148
    • Fazio:         74.8/141
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest OR Top 15, Golfweek OR Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 100

 

PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gardens FL

  1. PGA National Resort/Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    • Holes: 90 (5-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Tom Fazio/Jack Nicklaus/Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay/George Fazio/Karl Litten/Andy Staples
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Champion: 75.4/144
    • Palmer:      74.7/142
    • Fazio:         74.4/138
    • Squire:       72.2/137
    • Estate:        72.6/138
    • Practice Facilities: Double Sided Grass Driving Range with Targets, Wedge Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers, Leadbetter Academy and Pelz Golf School.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest FL Top 45, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 99.6

 

Sand Valley Golf Resort, Nekoosa WI

  1. Sand Valley Golf Resort/Nekoosa, WI
  2. Wisconsin Golf Trail
    • Holes: 53 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Course and Seventeen Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: David McLay Kidd/Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Mammoth Dunes:  75.1/137
    • Sand Valley:            74.7/135
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Ranges (2) with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers (5). Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Wisconsin Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest OR Top 15, Golfweek OR Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 99.5

 

The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs CO

  1. The Broadmoor/Colorado Springs, CO
    • Holes: 54 (3-Eighteen Hole Courses/Mountain Course Closed for Renovation)
    • Course Architects: Donald Ross/Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Jack Nicklaus/Ron Forse
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • East:           72.7/139
    • West:          71.8/134
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest CO Top 15, Golfweek CO Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.8

 

Kapalua Resort, Lahaina HI

  1. Kapalua Resort/Lahaina, HI
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Arnold Palmer/Francis Duane/Hale Irwin/Robin Nelson/Rodney Wright/Neil Haworth/Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Bay:              72.7/137
    • Plantation: 73.5/147
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Golf Academy.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest HI Top 15, Golfweek HI Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.7

 

Nemacolin, Farmington PA

  1. Nemacolin/Farmington, PA
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Pete Dye/Tim Liddy
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Mystic Rock:            77.2/146
    • Shepherd’s rock:    75.2/140
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with TrackMan Technology, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest PA Top 30, Golfweek PA Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.5

 

Barton Creek Resort, Austin TX

  1. Barton Creek/Austin, TX
  2. Omni Resorts
    • Holes: 72 (4-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Tom Fazio/Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw/Arnold Palmer
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Canyons:    74.4/144
    • Foothills:    75.3/141
    • Cliffside:    72.6/133
    • Lakeside:   72.4/140
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Additional Grass Range with Targets and Short Game facility at Fazio Course.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest TX Top 30, Golfweek TX Top 20-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.4

 

Sunriver Resort, Sunriver OR

  1. Sunriver Resort/Sunriver, OR
    • Holes: 63 (3-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and 9 Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: John Fought/Robert Trent Jones, Jr./Jim Ramey/Bob Cupp
    • Crosswater:            76.8/147
    • Meadows:              73.7/143
    • Woodlands:            73.9/144         
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Indoor Golf Simulators. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest OR Top 15, Golfweek OR Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.4

 

SentryWorld, Stevens Point WI

  1. SentryWorld/Stevens Point, WI
  2. The Inn at SentryWorld/Wisconsin Golf Trail
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Jr./Bruce Charlton/Jay Blasi
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 6/151
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets and Fairway Bunker, Warm-up Tee, Wedge Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers.
    • Accommodations
    • Wisconsin Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest WI Top 15, Golfweek WI Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.4

 

Grand National, Opelika AL

  1. Grand National/Opelika, AL
  2. Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa/Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
    • Holes: 54 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Eighteen Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Roger Rulewich
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Links:         75.2/142
    • Lake:          73.9/132
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • RTJ Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest AL Top 10, Golfweek AL Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.1

 

Erin Hills, Erin WI

  1. Erin Hills/Erin, WI
  2. Wisconsin Golf Trail
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Michael Hurdzan/Dana Fry/Ron Whitten
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 9/145
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Fairway Bunkers and TopTracer Technology. Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers and Lighted Drumlin Putting Course. TaylorMade Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Wisconsin Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest WI Top 15, Golfweek WI Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 98.0

 

Paiute Golf Resort, Las Vegas NV

  1. Paiute Golf Resort/Las Vegas, NV
    • Holes: 54 (3-Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Pete Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Wolf:                         75.5/145
    • Snow Mountain:    73.1/130
    • Sun Mountain:       73.0/135
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Ranges (2) with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest NV Top 15, Golfweek NV Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.8

 

Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club, Tucson AZ

  1. Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club/Tucson, AZ
  2. Ventana Canyon Blub and Lodge
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Tom Fazio
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Canyon:       71.7/137
    • Mountain:  72.8/143
    • Practice Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest AZ Top 35, Golfweek AZ Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.7

 

Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, Arcadia MI

  1. Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club/Arcadia, MI
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Warren Henderson/Rick Smith/Dana Fry/Jason Straka
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Bluffs:        75.7/146
    • South:         75.6/132
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers (at both locations). Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest MI Top 30, Golfweek MI Top 20-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.5

 

Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg VA

  1. Kingsmill Resort/Williamsburg, VA
    • Holes: 54 (3-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Pete Dye/Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay/Edmund Ault/Brian Ault/Tom Clark/Curtis Strange
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • River:         73.2/136
    • Plantation: 70.9/130
    • Woods:       72.2/133
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range with Targets and Fairway Bunker (Grass Thursday-Sunday, Mats Monday-Wednesday), Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest VA Top 20, Golfweek VA Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.4

 

The Highlands at Harbor Springs, Harbor Springs MI

  1. The Highlands at Harbor Springs/Harbor Springs, MI
  2. Boyne Golf
    • Holes: 81 (4-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Nine Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Arthur Hills/William Newcomb/Everett Kircher/Stephen Kircher/Jim Flick/Mike DeVries
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Heather:                 75.4/147
    • Hills:                       75.4/144
    • Moor:                      73.5/144
    • Ross Memorial:     73.9/143
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Ranges with Targets (2), Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Golf Academy with GEARS 3-D Body and Club Tracking System and Junior Golf Program. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest MI Top 30, Golfweek MI Top 20-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.3

 

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, Fort McDowell AZ

  1. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club/Fort McDowell, AZ
  2. We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Scott Miller/Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Cholla:         73.4/138
    • Saguaro:     72.0/137
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest AZ Top 35, Golfweek AZ Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.1

 

Horseshoe Bay Resort, Horseshoe By TX

  1. Horseshoe Bay Resort/Horseshoe Bay, TX
    • Holes: 54 (3-Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Roger Rulewich/Jack Nicklaus
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Slick Rock:            73.2/134
    • Ram Rock:             75.2/139
    • Apple Rock:           74.6/140
    • Practice Facilities: 2 Grass Driving Ranges with Targets, Putting and Chipping Green (Apple Rock/Ram Rock and Slick Rock) with Eighteen Hole Natural Grass Miniature Golf Course.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest TX Top 30
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.0

 

Treetops Resort, Gaylord MI

  1. Treetops Resort/Gaylord, MI
    • Holes: 81 (4-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Nine Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Tom Fazio/Rick Smith
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Masterpiece:          74.8/147
    • Premier:                 73.3/139
    • Signature:             72.9/140
    • Tradition:               70.0/130
    • Practice Facilities: 2 Grass Driving Ranges with Targets (Masterpiece and Treetops North), Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers (both facilities). Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek MI Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.0

 

The Prairie Club, Valentine NE

  1. The Prairie Club/Valentine, NE
    • Holes: 46 (2-Eighteen Regulation Hole Courses and Ten Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Tom Lehman/Chris Brands/Graham Marsh/Gil Hanse/Geoff Shackelford
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Dunes:        75.5/133
    • Pines:         74.6/129
    • Practice Facilities: Double Ended Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest NE Top 10, Golfweek NE Top 5-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.8

 

The Homestead, Hot Springs VA

  1. The Homestead/Hot Springs, VA
  2. Omni Hotels & Resorts
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Donald Ross/William Flynn/Tom Clark/Bill Love
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Cascades:               72.9/135
    • Old Course:            69.6/128
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker (at both Cascades and Old Course).
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest VA Top 20, Golfweek VA Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.7

 

Fallen Oak Golf Club, Saucier MS

  1. Fallen Oak Golf Club/Saucier, MS
  2. Beau Rivage/Mississippi Golf Trail
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Tom Fazio
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 5/142
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Mississippi Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest MS Top 10, Golfweek MS Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.6

 

Capitol Hill, Prattville AL

  1. Capitol Hill/Prattville, AL
  2. Montgomery Marriott/Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
    • Holes: 54 (3-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Roger Rulewich
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Judge:           78.5/147
    • Legislator:  76.9/149
    • Senator:      77.4/132                     
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • RTJ Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golf Digest AL Top 10, Golfweek AL Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.5

 

Burnt Pine Golf Club, Miramar FL

  1. Burnt Pine Golf Club/Miramar Beach, FL
  2. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Rees Jones
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 8/148
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.4

 

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kohala Coast HI

  1. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel/Kohala Coast, HI
  2. Prince Resorts
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Rees Jones/Neil Haworth
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 6/144
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest HI Top 15, Golfweek HI Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.3

 

Rio Secco Golf Club, Henderson, NV

  1. Rio Secco Golf Club/Henderson, NV
  2. Caesars Palace Las Vegas
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Rees Jones
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 7/140
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Butch Harmon School of Golf. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek NV Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.2

 

Wailea Golf Club, Wailea HI

  1. Wailea Golf Club/Wailea, HI
  2. Wailea Resort  
    • Holes: 54
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Jr./Arthur Jack Snyder
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Gold:            74.5/138
    • Emerald:    72.8/135
    • Blue:            71.6/139
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest HI Top 15 Golfweek HI Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.2

 

Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast FL

  1. Hammock Beach Resort/Palm Coast, FL
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Jack Nicklaus/Tom Watson
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Conservatory:        77.5/144
    • Ocean:                      75.1/141
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest FL Top 45, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.2

 

Ross Bridge, Hoover AL

  1. Ross Bridge/Hoover, AL
  2. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Roger Rulewich/Bobby Vaughn
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 78.4/147
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • RTJ Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golfweek AL Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.1

 

Golden Horseshoe, Williamsburg VA

  1. Golden Horseshoe Golf Club/Williamsburg, VA
  2. Colonial Williamsburg Resorts
    • Holes: 45 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Nine Hole Executive Course)
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Rees Jones/Greg Muirhead
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Gold:                      73.4/140
    • Green:                    74.9/144
    • Spotswood:            29.7/100
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest VA Top 20, Golfweek VA Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.0

 

Bay Hill, Orlando FL

  1. Bay Hill Club & Lodge/Orlando, FL
    • Holes: 27 (3-Nine Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Dick Wilson/Joe Lee/Bob Simmons/Arnold Palmer
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Champion:             37.9/142
    • Challenger:            38.5/133
    • Charger:                 35.3/129
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Golf Academy.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest FL Top 45, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.6

 

Bay Harbor, Bay Harbor MI

  1. Bay Harbor/Bay Harbor, MI
  2. Boyne Golf
    • Holes: 27 (3-Nine Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Arthur Hills/Stephen Kircher
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Links:                     37.2/141
    • Quarry:                   37.1/150
    • Preserve:                36.4/142        
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Green with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest MI Top 30, Golfweek MI Top 20-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.5

 

The Course at McLemore, Rising Fawn GA

  1. The Course at McLemore/Rising Fawn, GA
    • Holes: 24 (Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Six Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Rees Jones/Bill Bergin
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74/140
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest GA Top 30, Golfweek GA Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.5

 

Troon North, Scottsdale AZ

  1. Troon North/Scottsdale, AZ
  2. Four Seasons
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Tom Weiskopf/Jay Morrish/Phil Smith
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Monument:            73.3/148
    • Pinnacle:                73.2/147
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Accommodations
    • Performance Center
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest AZ Top 35, Golfweek AZ Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.4

 

Edgewood Tahoe, Lake Tahoe NV

  1. Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course/Lake Tahoe, NV
  2. Edgewood Tahoe Resort
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: George Fazio/Ronald Fream/Peter Thomson/Michael Wolveridge/Tom Fazio
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.5/145
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest NV Top 15, Golfweek NV Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.2

 

Golf Club of Mississippi, West Point MS

  1. The Golf Club of Mississippi/West Point, MS
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Gil Hanse/Bob Cupp/Jerry Pate
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Mossy Oak:            74.3/136
    • Old Waverly:         74.7/144
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Target Greens, Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Accommodations
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest MS Top 10, Golfweek MS Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.2

 

The Highland Course, Meadows of Dan VA
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  1. The Highland Course/Meadows of Dan, VA
  2. Primland Resort
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Donald Steel
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.1/150
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest VA Top 20, Golfweek VA Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.1

 

Silverado Resort, Napa CA

  1. Silverado Resort & Spa/Napa, CA
  2. Wyndham/Dolce Resorts and Resorts
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Ben Harmon/John Dawson/Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Robert Muir Graves/Johnny Miller
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • North:         74.8/141
    • South:         72.3/133
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.1

 

The Wilderness Club, Eureka MT

  1. Wilderness Club/Eureka, MT
  2. Wilderness Resort
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Lee Schmidt/Brian Curley/Nick Faldo
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.4/154
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest MT Top 10, Golfweek MT Top 5-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.0

 

Pelican Hill, Newport Beach CA

  1. Pelican Hill Golf Club/Newport Beach, CA
  2. The Resort at Pelican Hill
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architect: Tom Fazio
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Ocean North:         73.5/137
    • Ocean Souths:        72.0/133
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets and Putting Green.
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Academy
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest CA Top 45, Golfweek CA Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.8

 

Tetherow, Bend OR

  1. Tetherow Golf Club/Bend, OR
  2. Tetherow Resort
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architect: David McLay Kidd
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Firecliff:                 74.1/141
    • Mountain View:     73.0/132
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Wedge Range, Chipping and Putting Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest OR-Top 15, Golfweek OR Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 92.7

 

Giants Ridge, Biwabik, MN
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  1. Giants Ridge/Biwabik, MN
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Jeffrey Brauer/Lanny Wadkins
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Quarry:       74.9/141
    • Legend:      73.8/136
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Ranges with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers (2).
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Academy/Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest MN Top 25, Golfweek MN Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.6

 

Grand Bear Golf Course, Saucier MS

  1. Grand Bear Golf Course/Saucier, MS
  2. Harrah’s Gulf Coast
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.0/142
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Green.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest MS Top 10, Golfweek MS Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.5

 

CordeValle, San Martin CA

  1. CordeValle/San Martin, CA
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Jr./Donald Knott/Gary Linn
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.9/141
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls Included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest CA Top 45, Golfweek CA Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.5

 

Geneva National, Lake Geneva WI

  1. Geneva National Resort & Club/Lake Geneva, WI
  2. Wisconsin Golf Trail
    • Holes: 54 (3-Eighteen Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay/Gary Player/Charles Mahannah/Lee Trevino
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Palmer:       74.7/134
    • Player:        73.7/142
    • Trevino:     73.4/133
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Indoor Golf Simulator with TrackMan Technology.
    • Accommodations
    • Wisconsin Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golfweek WI Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.1

 

Blue Top Ridge, Riverside IA

  1. Blue Top Ridge/Riverside, IA
  2. Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Rees Jones
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 76.9/143
    • Practice Facilities: Double Sided, Two-Tiered Grass Driving Range with Targets and Fairway Bunker, Wedge Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers (3). Heated Performance Studio with TrackMan Technology, Flight Scope and comprehensive club fitting facilities. Pinnacle Premium Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Performance Studio
    • Rankings: Golf Digest IA Top 10, Golfweek IA Top 5-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.1

 

Manele Golf Course, Lanai City HI

  1. Manele Golf Course/Lanai City, HI
  2. Four Seasons
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.0/134
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Diving Range with Targets, Wedge Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. ProV1 Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest HI Top 15, Golfweek HI Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.8

 

Madden’s on Gull Lake, Brainerd MN

  1. Madden’s on Gull Lake/Brainerd, MN
    • Holes: 63 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses, Eighteen-Hole Executive Course and Nine Hole Expanded Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Scott Hoffman/James Dalgleish/Donald Herfort/Paul Coates/Jim Madden
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • The Classic:           75.0/144
    • Pine Beach East:    70.1/124
    • Pine Beach West:  64.8/109
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Ranges with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Accommodations
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest MN Top 25, Golfweek MN Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.8

 

The Shoals, Muscle Shoals AL

  1. The Shoals/Muscle Shoals, AL
  2. Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa/Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
    • Holes: 35 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Roger Rulewich/Bobby Vaughn
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Fighting Joe:          78.6/146
    • Schoolmaster:        77.6/148
    • Practice Facilities Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • RTJ Golf Trail
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.7

 

FarmLinks, Sylacauga AL

  1. FarmLinks/Sylacauga, AL
  2. Pursell Farms
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Michael Hurdzan/Dana Fry/David Whelchel
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.9/142
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest AL Top 10, Golfweek AL Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.7

 

Wolf Creek, Eureka NV

  1. Wolf Creek Golf Club/Eureka, NV
  2. Eureka Casino Resort
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Dennis Rider
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.8/149
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets (Irons Only/200 Yard Max), Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest NV Top 15, Golfweek NV Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.6

 

Hualalai, Kailua Kona HI

  1. Hualalai Resort/Kailua Kona, HI
  2. Four Seasons
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Jack Nicklaus/Tom Weiskopf/Phil Smith
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Nicklaus:                74.1/129
    • Ke’olu:                   74.7/133
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers (unlimited ProV1 Balls and complementary TaylorMade clubs provided).
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest HI Top 15, Golfweek HI Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.5

 

Mauna Lani, Kohala Coast HI

  1. Mauna Lani/Kohala Coast, HI
  2. Auberge Resorts
    • Holes: 45 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Nine-Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Homer Flint/Raymond Cain/Robin Nelson/Rodney Wright/Mark Miller
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • North:         74.2/136
    • South:         73.3/127
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets and Bunker, Putting and Chipping Green.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest HI Top 15, Golfweek HI Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.5

 

Gamble Sands, Brewster WA

  1. Gamble Sands/Brewster, WA
    • Holes: 32 (Eighteen Hole Regulation Course and Fourteen Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architect: David McLay Kidd
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.4/120
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Green. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Putting Course
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest WA Top 15, Golfweek WA Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.4

 

May River, Bluffton SC

  1. May River Golf Club/Bluffton, SC
  2. Montage-Palmetto Bluff
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.8/141
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Wedge Range with Target Greens, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers (6). ProV1 Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest SC Top 35, Golfweek SC Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.4

 

Talamore Resort, Southern Pines NC

  1. Talamore Golf Resort/Southern Pines, NC
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Rees Jones/Arnold Palme/Ed Seay
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • New:                      72.4/132
    • Mid South:             73.8/146
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets and Putting Green.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek NC Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.3

 

AK-Chin Southern Dunes, Maricopa AZ

  1. AK-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club/Maricopa, AZ
  2. Harrah’s Casino Resort   
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Lee Schmidt/Brian Curley/Fred Couples
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 76.5/142
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and “Mini Dunes” Nine Hole Par 3 Practice Course (Open Dec. 15-April 1). Range Balls included with Greens Fee
    • Accommodations
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest AZ Top 35, Golfweek AZ, Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.3

 

The Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Tower MN

  1. The Wilderness at Fortune Bay/Tower, MN
  2. Fortune Bay Casino Hotel
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Jeffrey Brauer
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.5/143
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Green with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest MN Top 25, Golfweek MN Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.3

 

Pete Dye Dunes Course: La Quinta Resort & Club, La Quinta CA

  1. La Quinta Resort & Club/La Quinta, CA
  2. Hilton Honors  
    • Holes: 36 (36-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses/Guests also have access to PGA West Norman, Nicklaus-Resort and TPC Stadium Courses)
    • Course Architect: Pete Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Mountain:              72.8/135
    • Dunes:                    72.3/134
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers.
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Academy
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek CA Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.3

 

Sandia, Albuquerque NM

  1. Sandia Golf Club/Albuquerque, NM
  2. Sandia Resort & Casino
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Scott Miller
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 76.1/142
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest NM Top 10, Golfweek NM Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.2

 

Lawsonia, Green Lake WI

  1. The Golf Courses at Lawsonia/Green Lake, WI
  2. Wisconsin Golf Trail
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: William Langford/Theodore Moreau/Rock Roquemore/Ron Forse
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Links:                     73.6/137
    • Woodlands:            71.9/134
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range (limited Flight balls) with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Wisconsin Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest WI Top 15, Golfweek WI Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.1

 

Tullymore, Stanwood MI

  1. Tullymore Golf Club/Stanwood, MI
  2. Tullymore Golf Resort
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses (St. Ives located at 9900 St. Ives Drive)
    • Course Architects: Jerry Matthews/Jim Engh
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Tullymore:             76.4/150
    • St. Ives:                  72.6/149
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens at both locations (St. Ives-220 Yard Max).
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golf Digest MI Top 30, Golfweek MI Top 20-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.1

 

The Grand Golf Club, San Diego CA

  1. The Grand Golf Club/San Diego, CA
  2. Fairmont Grand Del Mar   
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Tom Fazio
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 75.1/141
    • Practice Facilities: Double Sided Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek CA Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.1

 

La Cantera Resort & Spa, San Antonio TX

  1. La Cantera Resort & Spa/San Antonio, TX
  2. Benchmark Resorts & Hotels
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Jay Morrish/Tom Weiskopf
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.3/135
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets and Fairway Bunker, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Academy
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek TX Top 20-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.0

 

Dove Mountain, Mariana AZ

  1. The Golf club at Dove Mountain/Marana, AZ
  2. Ritz-Carlton
    • Holes: 27 (3 Nine-Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Seguaro:                 36.9/147
    • Tortolia:                 38.8/145
    • Wild Burro:            37.0/143
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest AZ Top 35, Golfweek AZ Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 92.8

 

Legends Resort, Myrtle Beach SC

  1. Legends Resort/Myrtle Beach SC
    • Holes: 54
    • Course Architects: Tom Doak/P. B. Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Parkland:               74.3/144
    • Moorland:             73.6/143
    • Heathland:              73.3/143
    • Practice Facilities: Lighted Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Academy/Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek SC Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 92.8

 

Bedford Springs, Bedford PA

  1. Bedford Springs Resort/Bedford, PA
  2. Omni Hotels & Resorts   
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Spencer Oldham/Donald Ross/A. W. Tillinghast/Ron Forse
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.7/140
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Target Greens, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest PA Top 30, Golfweek PA Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 92.6

 

Desert Willow, Palm Desert CA

  1. Desert Willow Golf Resort/Palm Desert, CA
  2. JW Marriott
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Michael Hurdzan/Dana Fry
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Firecliff:                 74.1/141
    • Mountain View:     73.0/132
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Accommodations
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek CA Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 92.4

 

Wild Rock, Wisconsin Dells WI

  1. Wild Rock Golf Club/Wisconsin Dells, WI
  2. Wilderness Resort/Wisconsin Golf Trail
    • Holes: 27 (Eighteen Hole Regulation Course and Nine Hole Executive Course)
    • Course Architects: Michael Hurdzan/Dana Fry
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Wild Rock:            76.8/142
    • Woods:                   29.9/102
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Wisconsin Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek WI Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 92.3

 

Keswick Hall, Keswick VA

  1. Keswick Club/Keswick, VA
  2. Keswick Hall
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Fred Findlay/Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay/Pete Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.9/142
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets and Fairway Bunker, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest VA Top 20, Golfweek VA Top 15-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 92.3

 

TPC San Antonio, San Antonio TX

  1. TPC San Antonio/San Antonio, TX
  2. JW Marriott
    • Holes: 103 (5-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Thirteen Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Greg Norman/Tad Burnett/Sergio Garcia/Pete Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Oaks:                      76.6/145
    • Canyons:                74.5/139
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest TX Top 30, Golfweek TX Top 20-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 92.2

 

Cape Cod National, Harwich MA

  1. Cape Cod National Golf Club/Harwich, MA
  2. Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Brian Silva
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.0/135
    • Practice Facilities Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest MA Top 25, Golfweek MA Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 92.2

 

Circling Raven, Worley ID

  1. Circling Raven Golf Club/Worley, ID
  2. Coeur D’Alane Casino Hotel
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Gene Bates
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.1/144
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Academy
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest ID Top 8, Golfweek ID Top 5-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 92.1

 

Grand Dunes, Myrtle Beach SC

  1. Grande Dunes Resort Club/Myrtle Beach, SC
  2. Marina Inn
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architect: Roger Rulewich
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.8/136
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens (2) with Bunker, Performance Center with FlightScope and Club Fitting.
    • Accommodations
    • Performance Center
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 92.1

 

Marriott Marco Island, Marco Island FL

  1. JW Marriott Marco Island/Marco Island, FL
  2. JW Marriott Island Beach Resort
      • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
      • Course Architects: Joe Lee/Bob Cupp/Robert von Hagge/Bruce Devlin/Peter Jacobsen/Jim Hardy
      • USGA Course/Slope Rating
      • Rookery:                75.4/142
      • Hammock Bay:      73.9/138
      • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
      • Accommodations
      • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public
      • GolfDay Rating: 92.0

 

The Breakers, Palm Beach FL

  1. The Breakers/Palm Beach, FL
    • Holes: 36 (2-Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses)
    • Course Architects: Alex Findlay/William Langford/Theodore Moreau/Joe Lee/Brian Silva/William Byrd/Ken Green/Rees Jones
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Ocean:                    67.8/126
    • Jones:                     74.8/146
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Ranges, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker (Irons Only-Ocean/Full Length-Jones) and John Webster Golf Academy.
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Academy
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.8

 

Silvies, Seneca OR

  1. Silvies Valley Ranch/Seneca, OR
    • Holes: 52 (Eighteen Hole Reversible Course with 27 Greens (Hankins-Odd Days/Cradock-Even Days), Nine Hole Par 3 Course (Chief Egan) and Seven-Hole Executive Course (McVeigh’s Gauntlet).
    • Course Architect: Dan Hixon
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Hankins:                 73.5/135
    • Cradock:                73.6/136
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets and Putting Green.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest OR Top 15 Golfweek OR Top 10-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.8

 

Orange County National, Winter Garden FL

  1. Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge/Winter Garden, FL
    • Holes: 45 (2 Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Nine Hole Executive Course)
    • Course Architects: Phil Ritson/Dave Harman/Isao Aoki
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Panther Lake:              75.2 Rating/141 Slope
    • Crooked Cat:              75.9 Rating/140 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public.
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.7
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TPC at Sawgrass and The Players–Magical Moments

Island Green at TPC at Sawgrass

The Players Championship is approaching its golden anniversary, as 2024 will mark 50 years from the time this iconic event made its debut in 1974. Conceived by Dean Beamon, commissioner of the PGA Tour at the time and a former player himself, “The Players” was designed to be an event where the Tour itself would be the focal point, and the PGA tournament players themselves would hold sway (it was originally called “The Tournament Players Championship”). The concept was to create a championship that would showcase the talent and power of professional golf in America, and shine a bright light on the PGA Tour—home to the greatest golfers in the world. From the outset, The Players Championship achieved exactly that, as Jack Nicklaus, the greatest player of all time, won the inaugural event (and three of the first five). The next step was to secure a venue that could stand with the four majors, and support championship golf at the highest level—and so Pete Dye was brought aboard. But not only did the PGA Tour want a course that would be a stiff test for the field, they also wanted breathtaking visual appeal and viewing areas that would maximize the experience for fans. Pete Dye delivered precisely what was ordered, and then he dropped a cherry on top, with classically positioned risk and reward holes to build excitement and drama, while creating a treasure trove of moments to be remembered and discussed year after year. The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL is perennially ranked by Golf Digest among the top 100 golf facilities in the U.S., and is one of Pete Dye’s crowning achievements. And to guarantee the field is maintained at a major championship level, the PGA Tour has continuously raised the purse over the years, making The Players the richest event in golf by a wide margin (the purse was up to $20 million for 2022, a whopping $5 million increase over 2021).

“Be The Right Club Today!”

Hal Sutton: Be the Right Club Today!

Most everybody has seen the clip of Hal Sutton intently staring down an approach shot, saying “Be the right club…be the right club today!” But how many remember the circumstances, and that it took place on the eighteenth hole of the final round at the 2000 Players Championship? Tiger Woods was at the top of his game, in the process of sculpting a record-breaking season. He had already recorded three wins going into The Players, including Bay Hill the previous week (and would go on to win nine times in 2000, including three out of the four majors). Sutton was the leader going into the fourth round, with a one-shot advantage over Woods as they played together in the final pairing. Needless to say, fans, reporters, and analysts all believed that a Tiger victory was pretty much a foregone conclusion. Although Hal was a solid veteran, with eleven tour victories, including the 1983 PGA Championship and the 1983 Players Championship, and had recorded 3 wins in the previous two seasons, his biggest wins were a long way back. Going toe to toe with Tiger at the very top of his game was a daunting task, but Sutton is a bulldog and kept grinding away, maintaining his one-shot advantage as they walked to the 18th hole (and Tiger had just made eagle at sixteen to get back within one). Holding the honor, Tiger ripped a long iron stinger right down the middle and applied maximum pressure. Sutton then took driver, and with nothing but water all the way down the left side, trouble on the right, and a sliver of fairway in between, striped a perfect drive that scooted past Tigers ball and left him 179 yards to a back pin. Tiger hit first, missing the green, but leaving a straight forward up and down for par. Hal knew that a birdie would be a tall order, even for Tiger, and so par would likely give him the victory. Long on his approach, however, would be dead, and short could catch the slope and wander away, leaving him a long and difficult two-putt (not to mention the water lurking ominously on the left). He pulled a six iron, flushing it with a gentle draw, and as the ball flew toward the center of the green, TV microphones caught his words as he stared the shot down; “Be the right club. Be the right club today…Yes!” as the ball settled some fifteen feet below the hole. When Tiger missed his birdie chip, Hal two putted for par and his second Players championship. It was indeed the “right club,” and became one of the moments that Dean Beaman and Pete Dye had worked so hard to create.

Fuzzy and Norman

In 1994, Greg Norman was the face of the PGA Tour. With his flowing blonde hair, Australian accent, and trademark cowboy hat, Norman was the most recognizable figure in golf. Arguably the greatest driver of the ball in history, Norman was also known as the “The Great White Shark.” With an aggressive style of play, Norman won twenty PGA Tour events (including two major championships), and amassed 71 worldwide wins. While he was an intimidating figure, thus earning “The Shark” moniker, he also experienced a few gargantuan collapses (the 1996 Masters is by far the most notorious). At the 1994 Players Championship, however, Norman kept his foot firmly on the gas from start to finish, with an opening round 63 and a flawless final round 64, to set the tournament record at 24 under par. Norman’s playing partner, the colorful Fuzzy Zoeller, was the primary victim of the Shark’s attack (and he had given it his all with a final round 67, finishing four shots back at 20 under). On the eighteenth green, after Norman tapped in the final putt, Fuzzy casually ambled over with towel in hand, and patted the sweat from Norman’s brow—creating another unforgettable moment at The Players. 

“Oh, What a Bounce!”

Fred Couples had not won on the PGA Tour in more than a year when the 1996 Players Championship got under way. A herniated disc in ‘94 had severely limited his play, and some thought Freddie’s career may even be over. He was a long shot at best. When he opened with a sizzling 64 though, the Freddie faithful started to buzz. He held it together with an even par 72 in the second round, and followed that up with a 68 in the third. Still, Freddie found himself four back of Tommy Tolles going to the final round. With four birdies on the front nine, Couples began charging up the leaderboard, and when he reached the par 5 sixteenth hole, he was one shot off the pace. He piped his dive to the middle of the fairway, leaving 220 yards to a pin cut on the right side of the green, only a few yards from the wooden bulkhead and a watery grave–exactly the kind of risk and reward shot that Pete Dye had in mind. Freddie went with a 2 iron, playing his patented high cut to get it close for a chance at eagle and the lead. He was on a slight upslope with some wind in the face, and he blocked it just a bit. As the ball was in the air, fading toward the right side of the green, you could cut the tension with a knife. And when it landed only feet from the bulkhead, there seemed no doubt it was destined for the water and a heartbreaking defeat. But miraculously, the ball caught a little side slope next to the bulkhead and kicked dead left, coming to rest a few inches short of the green—prompting Johnny Miller to exclaim “Oh, what a bounce.” Freddie then gathered himself and drained a thirty-footer for eagle, taking a one-shot lead enroute to his second Players Championship victory.

The 17th Hole

The Putt: “Better than Most”

The par 3 seventeenth at TPC Sawgrass, with its island green, is one of the most famous and exciting holes in the world, and has produced some of the most memorable moments in golf history.

“Better than Most!”

At the 2001 Players, Tiger was once again within hailing distance of the leaders going into the weekend. Starting play on Saturday, he was six shots off the lead held by tour veteran Jerry Kelly. Throughout the day Woods chipped away at the lead, and by the time he reached the seventeenth he was knocking on the door. The hole was cut in the left front of the green, and Tiger’s tee shot flew long, coming to rest only a few feet from the very back, perilously close to finding the water. He was left with a sixty-foot downhill putt that included a seemingly impenetrable number of twists and turns, and he stalked it with Tiger-like intensity to come up with the perfect line and speed. No easy task, even for Tiger, as demonstrated by the most famous faux pas in golf broadcast history. Before Tiger attempted the putt, commentator Gary Koch stated that “he had watched many putts from the back of the seventeenth green, and the results were not good,” so presumably he had a pretty good idea of what the putt would do. As Tiger made his stroke and the ball meandered halfway to the hole, Gary unenthusiastically remarked “Johnny, that’s better than most.” But when it suddenly made a right-hand turn and started heading for the center of the cup, Johnny Miller stated dryly “how about in.” Gary, suddenly appreciating that he had just described one of the greatest putts of all time as merely “better than most,” repeated it two more times with increasing intensity—giving us the iconic clip seen by millions. Ironically, Gary’s imperfect call has taken on a life of its own, almost overshadowing the incredible putt itself. One thing is certain, Tiger’s putt on seventeen is among the most memorable moments at an event that has produced so many. And of course, Tiger would go on to victory, defeating Vijay Singh by a stroke in an exciting Monday finish.

Freddie’s Hole in Three

At the first round of the 1999 Players Championship, Fred Couples was not having one of his better days at five over as he prepared to hit his tee shot at seventeen. He had had big moments at seventeen in the past, recording an ace in ’97 and making a huge birdie on his way to winning in ’96. But when a wind gust knocked his tee ball down, finding the water and almost a guaranteed double, it seemed his day was only getting worse. Rather than head over to the drop zone for his third, Freddie just tossed another ball down and pulled the same club. He flushed it again, but this time the wind didn’t gust, and the ball flew straight in the hole for a remarkable par. It was a magical moment, and the re-set got him back on track as he went on to a top 5 finish.

Kuchar’s Backhand

At the second round of the 2015 Players Championship, Matt Kuchar (the 2012 champ), pulled his tee ball left on seventeen, seemingly destined for the water and a sure double. Somehow his ball stayed dry, bounding down the narrow grass walkway that provides access to the island green. Unfortunately, his ball came to rest inches from the wooden bulkhead, leaving him no stance to hit a conventional right-handed shot. With water to his left, to his right, and beyond the pin, Kuch turned around and, facing directly away from the hole, lofted a backhanded chip onto the green, a remarkable shot with nothing but trouble everywhere you looked, and another memorable moment at the Players.

Seagull takes the stage

Seagull takes the stage

During the second round of the ‘98 Players, Brad Fabel put his tee ball safely on the green at seventeen. Or so he thought. Suddenly a seagull swooped down on his ball, biting and kicking it around the green for a while before finally taking flight, with the ball in his beak. The gull didn’t get far before the ball dropped into the water, depriving it of a valuable souvenir. But there was no harm done, as Brad was able to replace the ball to where it had originally come to rest—and it made for a light, and memorable moment at a hole that is known to strike terror in the faint of heart (and pretty much everybody else as well).

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2021 Players Championship

TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach FL

The Arnold Palmer Invitational Wrap-Up

The Arnold Palmer Invitational concluded last week, with reigning U.S. Open Champion Bryson DeChambeau narrowly defeating a 47-year-old Lee Westwood. The final round offered plenty of excitement as Westwood, whose last tour win came at the St. Jude Classic back in 2010, fought tooth and nail with DeChambeau right down to final hole, only to lose by a single shot. Both men put on gutsy performances with everchanging gusty winds that made each shot a potential disaster. Jordan Spieth was once again in the mix on Sunday, continuing his run of solid play, but faltered on the back nine with bogeys on three of the last four holes. Still, he posted his third top five finish in his last four events (the other being a T15) and keeps knocking on the door in pursuit of his first win since the Open Championship in 2017 at Royal Birkdale. On a side note, Saturday’s round included a curious incident as tour veteran, Justin Rose, who started the day tied with Spieth and within four shots of the lead, suddenly walked off the course after making a nine on the par 4 third hole, leaving Jordan to play on alone. Rose later cited a back flare up as the reason he withdrew from the field mid-round. With DeChambeau’s victory, he catapulted to the top of the FedEx Cup standings, and heads to the Players Championship brimming with confidence.

The Players Championship

The Players Championship is one of the premier events on the PGA tour, often referred to as the “fifth major”. The Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass is an incredibly difficult test of golf, requiring not only power and precision, but a great deal of patience as well. Since the PGA Championship was moved from August to May, The Players will once again take place in March, the position it held in the tour schedule until 2007, when it was moved to May. Prior to 1982, when the TPC at Sawgrass became the permanent home, The Players was held at a number of different venues, including the Atlanta Country Club, Colonial Country Club, Inverrary Country Club, and Sawgrass Country Club. Some of the most memorable moments in golf history have occurred at The Players, including Gary Koch’s famous faux pas, “Better than most!” as Tiger Woods sank one of the greatest putts of all time on the Island Green 17th hole, Fred Couples raising his fist in celebration after making a lengthy eagle putt on the sixteenth hole en route to his second Players championship, and Fuzzy Zoeller famously wiping Greg Norman’s forehead with his towel following Norman’s victory with a record  score of -24. The Players is a very special event, and it takes a special player to win it. I can’t wait to see what is in store for us this year.

The Field

As always, the field for the Players will be the strongest and deepest on tour, with the possible exception of the major championships. In addition to the Arnold Palmer Invitational champion, Bryson DeChambeau, the field will include Rory McIlroy (reigning Players champion), Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantley. While the eventual winner will no doubt be among the leaders in total driving, he will also be the player who keeps his cool when things get dicey—as they always do at some point on this Pete Dye masterpiece.

TPC at Sawgrass

The Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass, (TPC at Sawgrass for short) is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida near Jacksonville. Established in 1980, the magnificent facility features two 18-hole Pete Dye layouts (the Stadium Course and the Valley Course) as well as one of the finest practice facilities in the country. TPC at Sawgrass is also the headquarters of the PGA Tour. The Stadium course was designed by legendary architect Pete Dye, with his wife Alice, a fine architect in her own right. Modifications were later made by PGA Tour architect Steve Wezloff. The Valley course was designed by Pete Dye along with Jerry Pate and Bobby Weed in 1987. The Stadium course carries a rating of 76.4 with a slope rating of 155. The inspiration for TPC Sawgrass began with Deane Beaman, long time Commissioner of the PGA Tour, who wanted to create a bold and distinctive venue for The Players Championship that would stand the test of time. The TPC at Sawgrass is open to the public and partnered with the Sawgrass Marriot Golf Resort & Spa. When you prepare your golf destination bucket list, be sure to list it right at the top.

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