Our picks for the Best USA Golf Courses
The United States, with over 18,000 golf courses, is a golfers paradise and is currently the largest market for golf in the world,and in easy reach to anyone wanting to play.
While most of these courses are attractive to the weekend or business golfer, there are many exceptional, creme of the crop of the courses considered the best and treasured by those seeking the ultimate golf experience.
Cypress Point Club
Pebble Beach, California
Mackenzie (1929) Par 72 - 6,536 yards
This single 18 hole course is one of the most exclusive courses in the world,it sits on the beautiful Pacific coastline offering unbeatable, picturesque views. The course is well known around the world for its series of three holes, the 15th, 16th and 17th, that play along the Pacific Ocean. The 16th is a long par 3 that actually plays over the ocean.
Bethpage State Park Golf Course
Farmingdale, New York
A.W. Tillinghast, Par 71 - ,684 yards
The Black Course allows only walkers, and is considered to be one of the word's most difficult. The narrow fairways, well placed bunkers, and high rough, make this course extremely challenging.
Augusta National Golf Club
Mackenzie/Jones (1932) Par 72 - 6,905 yards.
Site of the Masters Tournament, three of golf's most famous holes, the 11th, 12th, and 13th holes known as "Amen Corner" are here. Each hole on the course is named after the tree or shrub with which it has become associated with.
Pinehurst Country Club
Pine Hurst, North Carolina
D. Ross (1903-35) Par 72 - 7,051 yards
Course # 1 is the most scenic, although all the others have tree-lined fairways and bunkers. This resort has eighteen exceptional courses and more holes than any other resort.
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
Southampton, New York
Toomey/Flynn (1931) Par 70 6,996 yards
This club, the first club to admit women as members, along Long Island's south shore, has a wide variety of holes with the winds off the Atlantic Ocean making it a challenging course to play.
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