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Top 15 Resorts-Arizona 2022/2023

Troon North

If you’ve missed the opportunity to experience desert golf, Arizona offers some of the best courses in the country—particularly as the winter chill starts to set in. The Resorts below are listed by their GolfDay Rating, and we have also included links for Accommodations, Golf Packages and Golf Academies (if available). A link to the Resort website is also provided, as well as a link to Google Maps for each location.

The best Arizona resorts include designs by Tom Fazio (Ventana Canyon), Jack Nicklaus (Dove Mountain and La Paloma), Coore & Crenshaw (Wi-Ko-Pa), Tom Weiskopf (Troon North) and Jay Morish (The Boulders and Troon North).

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 15 Arizona Resorts for a map overview of the resort locations (hover over a flag and the resort name will come up, and click for details).

Ventana Canyon, Tucson AZ
  1. Ventana Canyon Golf & Club/Tucson, Arizona
  2. Ventana Canyon Club and Lodge
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architect: Tom Fazio
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Canyon:          71.7 Rating/137 Slope
    • Mountain:      72.8 Rating/143 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers. Range Balls included with Green Fees.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest Arizona Top 35, Golfweek Arizona Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.7
    • Location
We-Ko-Pa, Fort McDowell AZ
  1. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club/Fort McDowell, AZ
  2. We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Scott Miller/Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Cholla:            73.4 Rating/138 Slope
    • Saguaro:        72.0 Rating/137 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • RV Park
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek Arizona Top 30 Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 97.1
    • Location
Troon North, Scottsdale AZ
  1. Troon North Golf Club/Scottsdale, AZ
  2. Four Seasons
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Tom Weiskopf/Jay Morrish/Phil Smith
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Monument:                73.3 Rating/148 Slope
    • Pinnacle:                     73.2 Rating/147 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Academy
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest Arizona Top 35, Golfweek Arizona Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.4
    • Location
Dove Mountain, Marana AZ
  1. The Golf Club at Dove Mountain/Marana, AZ
  2. Ritz-Carlton
    • Holes: 27 (3 Nine Hole Courses)
    • Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Saguaro:          36.9 Rating/147 Slope
    • Tortolita:         38.8 Rating/145 Slope
    • Wild Burro:     37.0 Rating/143 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker. Range Balls included with Green Fee.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest Arizona Top 35, Golfweek Arizona Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 94.3
    • Location
AK-Chin, Maricopa AZ
  1. AK-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club/Maricopa, AZ
  2. Harrah’s AK-Chin Casino & Resort
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Lee Schmidt/Brian Curley/Fred Couples
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 76.5 Rating/142 Slope
    • 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 Green Fee.
    • Junior Golf
    • Accommodations/Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest Arizona Top 35, Golfweek Arizona Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 93.3
    • Location
Wildfire, Phoenix AZ
  1. Wildfire Golf Club/Phoenix, AZ
  2. JW Marriot Desert Ridge
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay/Nick Faldo
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Palmer:           72.7 Rating/142 Slope
    • Faldo:              72.3 Rating/132 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers and Golf School.
    • Golf Academy
    • Junior Golf
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Arizona Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 92.7
    • Location
La Paloma, Tucson AZ
  1. La Paloma Country Club/Tucson, AZ
  2. The Westin
    • Holes: 27 (3 Nine Hole Courses)
    • Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Canyon:         36.5 Rating/150 Slope
    • Ridge:             36.0 Rating/149 Slope
    • Hill:                  35.9 Rating/139 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Covered Grass Driving Range with Targets, Wedge Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers (2). Range Balls included with Greens Fee.
    • Junior Golf
    • Accommodations
    • Junior Golf
    • Rankings: Golfweek Arizona Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 92.6
    • Location
Starr Pass, Tucson AZ
  1. Starr Pass Golf Club/Tucson AZ
  2. JW Marriot
    • Holes: 27 (3 Nine Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Bob Cupp/Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay/B
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Rattler:               36.7 Rating/141 Slope
    • Coyote:              36.6 Rating/139 Slope
    • Roadrunner:    35.3 Rating/139 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Arizona Top-30 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.2
    • Location
Camelback, Scottsdale AZ
  1. Camelback Golf Club/Scottsdale, AZ 
  2. JW Marriott Scottsdale
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Red Lawrence/Arthur Jack Snyder/Michael Hurdzan/Dana Dry/Jason Straka/Arthur Hills
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Padre:              72.2 Rating/130 Slope
    • Amiente:         74.2 Rating/138 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Arizona Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.0
    • Location
Tucson National, Tucson AZ
  1. Tucson National/Tucson, AZ
  2. Omni Resorts
    • Holes 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Robert Von Hagge/Bruce Devlin/Tom Lehman
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Catalina:         74.3 Rating/133 Slope
    • Sonoran:         70.7 Rating/129 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Double Sided Grass Driving Range with Targets and Fairway Bunker, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers. Range Balls included with Green Fee.
    • Junior Golf.
    • Golf School
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Arizona Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 90.9
    • Location
Los Caballeros, Wickenburg AZ
  1. Los Caballeros Golf Club/Wickenburg, AZ
  2. Rancho de los Caballeros
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Greg Nash/Jeff Hardin
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.5 Rating/138 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers.
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Arizona Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 90.4
    • Location
Gold Canyon Resort, Gold Canyon AZ
  1. Gold Canyon Golf Resort/Gold Canyon, AZ
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Ken Kavanaugh/Greg Nash/Jeff Hardin
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Dinosaur Mountain:   71.5 Rating/144 Slope
    • Sidewinder:                  71.4 Rating/133 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Golf School.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Arizona Top 30 Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 90.2
    • Location
The Boulders, Carefree AZ
  1. The Boulders/Carefree, AZ
    • Holes: 36
    • Course Architect: Jay Morrish
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • North:              73.3 Rating/140 Slope
    • South:              72.6 Rating/144 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers and Golf Academy.
    • Golf Academy/Junior Golf
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek Arizona Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 89.5
    • Location
Sewailo, Tucson AZ
  1. Sewailo Golf Club/Tucson, AZ
  2. Casino Del Sol
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Notah Begay/Ty Butler
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.7 Rating/138 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Accommodations
    • RV Park
    • Rankings: Golfweek Arizona Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 89.2
    • Location
Lookout Mountain, Phoenix AZ
  1. Lookout Mountain Golf Club/Phoenix, AZ
  2. Pointe Hilton

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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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BMW Championship, at the Caves Valley Golf Club MD

The Northern Trust Wrap-Up

Last week concluded The Northern Trust, the first leg in the 2021 FedEx Cup playoffs. Tropical storm Henri made Sunday a washout at Liberty National, so the final round was pushed back to Monday—and it was a big day for Tony Finau. He finally broke his five-year winless drought by outlasting 28-year-old Australian, Cameron Smith, in a hard-fought playoff that lasted four holes. Known for his prodigious length, Finau has been steadily climbing into the ranks of golf’s elite since recording 16 top 25’s in his first full year on tour back in 2015, and following that up with his first win at the Puerto Rico Open in 2016. Although he recorded 32 top 10 finishes from 2017 through 2020, that second victory eluded him. This year Tony’s been knocking even harder on the door, with 8 more top 10’s, including a runner-up at the Genesis (where he lost in a playoff with Max Homa), a 10th at the Masters and an 8th place finish at the PGA. He also recorded a solid 15th place finish at The Open Championship. With the win at the Northern Trust, Finau has vaulted all the way to number 1 in the FedEx Cup standings, 600 points ahead of Jon Rahm. He certainly has the talent, so perhaps this victory will give Tony the confidence to muscle his way all the way to the top and lift the FedEx Cup—we will sure be pulling for him.

BMW Championship

The BMW Championship at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, MD is the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs. The top 70 players in the standings are competing for a place among the 30 player Tour Championship field at East Lake Golf Club next week, with millions of dollars on the line, so hang on to your hat this weekend as the best players in world put the pedal to the metal. In addition to the red hot Finau, an equally blazing hot Jon Rahm will be vying to recapture the top spot. Then add two-time major champion Collin Morikawa, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Bryson Dechambeau, Hideki Matsuyama, and Justin Thomas to the mix. And don’t forget about Jordan Spieth, who’s having a spectacular year and would like nothing more than to cap it off with the FedEx Cup. And then there’s Dustin Johnson, who could more than salvage a dismal season (by Dustin Johnson standards) with two solid weeks of playing the way everyone expects him to. And perhaps Phil can pull another golden rabbit out of his hat? One thing’s for sure, this is going to be one heck of a weekend to watch golf.

The FedEx Cup

The FedEx Cup playoffs began in 2007, and was originally comprised of four tournaments. Beginning in 2018, the playoff series was shortened to three events. The playoffs are structured where throughout the tour season a player is awarded 500 points for each regular season tour win. Players are awarded 2000 points for a FedEx Cup playoff win, 550 points for a World Golf Championship, 600 points for a Major or the Players Championship, and 300 points for a tournament played alternately during a major or World Golf Event. The playoffs begin with the top 125 players competing at the Northern Trust, reducing to 70 for the BMW Championship, and finally down to 30 for the Tour Championship. Right now, Tony Finau leads the race with 3,348, with Jon Rahm on his heels at 2,763 points. Cameron Smith, Patrick Cantley, and Justin Thomas make up the 3,4, and 5 positions in the standings, with dozens of other top tier players within striking distance.

The Course

The BMW Championship is being hosted at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland. Caves Valley was established in 1991, and designed by legendary course architect, Tom Fazio. Although this is the first PGA Tour event held at Caves Valley, the club has hosted a number of prestigious tournaments in the past, including the U.S. Senior Open in 2002, the LPGA Tour’s International Crown tournament in 2014, the 2017 Constellation Senior Players Championship, as well as the 1995 U.S. Mid-Amateur, and the 2007 Palmer Cup. Caves Valley carries a 76.9 USGA rating with a slope of 141 from the championship tees.

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The World Woods Golf Club

A Brooksville Florida Golf Course

World Woods - A Brooksville Florida Golf Course

If you are planning a Florida golf trip, World Woods in Brooksville has just about everything you could ask for with two great Tom Fazio courses (Pine Barrens and Rolling Oaks), a nine hole executive course, and perhaps the finest practice facility in the country. Pine Barrens is currently ranked among the top 100 public courses in the country by Golf Digest, and Rolling Oaks is ranked as one of the top 30 public courses in Florida.

Course Review

At just under 7,300 yards from the tips, the Pine Barrens course is a stiff test for scratch golfers with wide fairways and five sets of tee boxes to make the course enjoyable for golfers of every level. Fazio uses the natural terrain and native pines to frame each hole in a magnificent layout that is reminiscent of Pine Valley in New Jersey. The Rolling Oaks course is a very different layout, with towering oak trees covered in Spanish moss and azaleas that bring to mind Augusta National. A bit longer than Pine Barrens, Rolling Oaks also offers multiple tee boxes that make the course challenging, yet fun for expert and novice golfers alike. Take a video tour and see what awaits you at World Woods.

And the practice facilities are second to none. The World Woods Practice Park is a twenty-acre facility with target greens, target fairways, bunkers, and multiple grass teeing stations on four sides. In addition, there are 3 practice holes including a par 5.  

Accommodations

World Woods is just under an hour north of Tampa International Airport, and there is a Holiday Inn Express located just 15 minutes from the course.

GolfDay Rating

The GolfDay rating for World Woods is 98.7, the highest of any non-resort facility in the state of Florida.

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