You can’t be a true golf aficionado without having played at least one of the courses on this list, and we hope to help you cross them all off your bucket list in the near future. America is home to some of the most famous and well-regarded golf courses in the world, and these are 10 of the best. (Which means, if you have played all 10, you have had one hell of a golfing life!) So buckle up your golf shoes and get ready to tee off with these great courses that have stood the test of time.
1) Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pebble Beach is widely regarded as one of the best golf courses in the world, let alone America. The course hugs the coastline, giving golfers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean as they play. Pebble Beach has hosted five U.S. Opens, and it will host again in 2019. If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime golfing experience, Pebble Beach should be at the top of your list.
2) Pinehurst No. 2
Pinehurst No. 2 is widely regarded as one of the best golf courses in America. The course, designed by Donald Ross, has hosted numerous prestigious tournaments, including the U.S. Open, and is a favorite among golfers of all skill levels. Pinehurst No. 2 is located in the Sandhills region of North Carolina, and its unique sandy soil makes for an excellent playing experience. If you’re looking for a challenge, Pinehurst No. 2 is definitely worth a try. The course’s par-72 layout features six tough holes that are considered some of the most difficult on any American golf course. There are also plenty of easier holes where beginners can get their bearings before facing more difficult challenges.
3) Bandon Dunes Resort
Set along the dramatic Oregon Coast, Bandon Dunes features four golf courses that are nothing short of spectacular. The property’s original course, Bandon Dunes, is a true links course that will challenge even the most seasoned golfer. For those looking for a more relaxed round of golf, the resort also offers the Pacific Dunes course which is a bit more forgiving. Regardless of which course you choose to play, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience at Bandon Dunes Resort.
4) Whistling Straits
Whistling Straits has long been a favorite of golfers and critics alike, and it’s easy to see why. The course is set on over 2,000 acres of dunes along the shores of Lake Michigan, providing stunning views in every direction. The layout is both challenging and fair, with plenty of options for different types of players. If you’re looking for a truly world-class golfing experience, Whistling Straits is the place to be.
5) Trump International Links
Trump International Links Bedminster, New Jersey: This course was designed by the one and only Donald Trump. It’s a private club, so you have to be a member or know someone who is in order to play here. But it’s definitely worth it, as the course is beautiful and well-maintained.
Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach, California: Pebble Beach is one of the most famous golf courses in the world, and for good reason. It’s situated on the stunning Monterey Peninsula, and has stunning views of the ocean from almost every hole. 3.
6) Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Kiawah Island is home to five championship golf courses, including the world-renowned Ocean Course. The Ocean Course has hosted multiple PGA Championships and Ryder Cups, and is widely considered one of the best golf courses in the world. In addition to the Ocean Course, Kiawah Island Golf Resort also features the River Course, Osprey Point Course, Cougar Point
Course, and Turtle Point Course. All of these courses are highly rated by golfers and provide a unique challenge for players of all skill levels.
7) Ocean Course at Kiawah Island
The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island is widely considered one of the best golf courses in America. Located just outside of Charleston, South Carolina, the course offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean from every hole. The course is also known for its difficult layout, with long, narrow fairways and deep bunkers. If you’re looking for a challenge, this is the course for you.
8) Kapalua Resort – Championship Course
Kapalua Resort’s Championship Course is one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in America. Situated on the island of Maui, the course offers stunning ocean views and a tough layout. The front nine is relatively open, while the back nine features tight fairways and small greens. There are also four par-5s, which provide a great opportunity for birdies or eagles.
Overall, this is a must-play course for any serious golfer.
9) Hazeltine National Golf Club
Hazeltine National Golf Club is a private golf club located in Chaska, Minnesota, a suburb southwest of Minneapolis. The club opened in 1962 and was designed by Robert Trent Jones. It has hosted numerous high-profile events, including the U.S. Open four times and the PGA Championship three times. The course is characterized by long, narrow fairways and deep bunkers.
Winged Foot Golf Club (six sentences): Winged Foot Golf Club is a private club located in Mamaroneck, New York, about 30 minutes outside of New York City. The club was founded in 1921 and the West Course, designed by A.W. Tillinghast, opened in 1923. Winged Foot has hosted five U.S.
10) Chambers Bay
Chambers Bay is a public golf course located in University Place, Washington. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones II and opened in 2007. It is known for its stunning views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, as well as its challenging layout. The course has hosted the U.S. Amateur Championship and the U.S. Open, and it is currently ranked #1 in Washington state and #10 in the country by Golf Digest.
So there you have it, the top 10 golf courses in America that you have to play. All of these courses offer a unique challenge and are sure to provide an enjoyable experience. So get out there and tee off at one of these amazing locations!