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If you’re short on time and have to catch flight out of Sky Harbor Airport, Ahwatukee Country Club is a great option.  Located just minutes away, this track was designed by legendary designer, John Bulla. The layout is ...

12432 S. 48th St. Phoenix, AZ 85044

Situated on the Ak-Chin Indian Reservation, this track is set far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the city that you’re assured an enjoyable, relaxing, quiet round. The facility underwent a wall-to-wall ...

48456 AZ-238 Maricopa, AZ 85139

Designed by Steve Mrak and opened in 1995, Alsatian Golf Club might be one of the most underrated public tracks in San Antonio. Even though the course itself is somewhat flat, it lacks nothing in character.  Live oaks ...

1339 CR 4516 Castroville, TX 78009

Both courses at the JW Marriot Camelback Inn are world-class.  Lush, rolling fairways situated in the Camelback foothills make for a golf setting you won’t soon forget. Dramatic elevation changes, expansive waste ...

7847 N Mockingbird Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85253, USA

The only Jack Nicklaus design in Los Angeles County is Angeles National. Situated at the base of the Angeles National Forest, this course has generous fairways and expansive greens. Keeping focused on your round might ...

9401 Foothill Rd. Sunland-Tujunga, CA 91040

The only Jack Nicklaus design in Los Angeles County is Angeles Country Club. Set at the base of the Angeles National Forest, this course has been voted a “Top Ten Public Course in the U.S.” by Golf Digest.  It’s not ...

9401 Foothill Blvd. Sunland, CA 91040

For the past 27 years, Annbriar Golf Club has been a focal point in the small town of Waterloo, Illinois.Built on the site of an old family farm and named for Ann Nobbe who tragically lost her life in a car accident, ...

1524 Birdie Ln. Waterloo, IL 62298

Home to the University of Arizona’s Men’s and Women’s golf teams, it no secret why Arizona National ranks as the best public golf course in Tucson year after year. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. in 1966, this ...

9777 E. Sabino Greens Drive Tucson, AZ 85749

ArrowHead Golf Club has been voted the “Best Public Course in Naples” every year since 2012. Known for its pristine condition and fair price, it’s no wonder locals and visitors alike continue to flock here. The course ...

2205 Heritage Greens Dr. Naples, FL 34119

There’s no shortage of world class golf at Boyne Highlands Resort but, the Arthur Hills Course is in a league of its own. Cut of hardwood forests, the Arthur Hills Course is nothing short of spectacular in the ...

600 Highland Dr. Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Atlantic City Country Club is one of the oldest courses in the country.  A classic Eastern seaboard links layout, the course is said to be the birthplace of the birdie.  It doesn’t seem like there’s any consensus about ...

1 Leo Fraser Dr. Northfield, NJ 08225

Auburn Golf Course celebrated its 50-year anniversary this year.  My bet is that it will be around for at least another 50. Built on 200 acres woodlands along the Green River, this course is just plain fun to ...

29630 SE Green River Rd. Auburn, WA 98092

Just minutes from downtown, you’ll find Audubon Park.  Inside the park is Audubon Park Golf Course. Again, there’s no pretention at this facility.  Come as you are and have a great time.Even though this golf course ...

6500 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70118

Awarii Dunes was designed by the venerable Jim Engh and inspired by the iconic links courses of Ireland.  Built into sand dunes, this track was designed by nature. Regulars say Awarii Dunes is the closest thing to true ...

592 South Rd. Axtell, NE 68942

Another Gene Hamm gem is Azalea Sands.  Opened in 1972, this course remains one of the only in the area with no homes on the course.It’s for that reason that a round out here is so peaceful.Even though the layout is ...

2100 South Hwy. 17 North Myrtle Beach

The 18-hole course at Balboa Park, in the heart of downtown San Diego, is where Phil Mickelson learned the game. You know I’m a sucker for a true muni and this is about as good as it gets.The clubhouse is perched atop ...

2900 Golf Course Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

A sanctuary.  That’s how locals describe Ballamor Golf Club. This course is built into gently rolling pine forests and it seems like it’s miles away from the big city.This is a player-friendly course with wide fairways ...

6071 English Creek Ave. Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

A round at Ballyowen Golf Club is quite an experience. Perched atop a plateau on more than 250 acres, this Heathland-style track gives you the sense you’re playing one of the great courses in Ireland. Holes make their ...

105-137 Wheatsworth Rd. Hamburg, NJ 07419

The 103 holes of golf at Bandon Dunes are unlike anything else in the United States.  Every damn one of them.  Instead of listing all the courses individually (because each one truly deserves a spot on our list), we’ve ...

57744 Round LakeBandon, OR 97411, USA

In 2018, Baylands Golf Links reopened after being closed for a seven-year renovation. One of the things I like most about this golf course is that it’s friendly for people that like to walk. Plenty of room off the tee ...

1875 Embarcaredo Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303

The North Course at Bayou Oaks is a shining example of what public golf should be in a major metropolitan area. Even though the course measures less than 6,000 yards from the tippy toppies, it’s a treat to play and ...

1040 Filmore Ave. New Orleans, LA 70124

Having undergone a major renovation in 2017, the South Course at Bayou Oaks has quickly become a local’s favorite. It makes sense, too.  The renovation was overseen by the venerable Rees Jones. If you want, you can ...

1040 Filmore Ave. New Orleans, LA 70124

The slogan at Baytowne is “The Only Course That Extends from the Beach to the Bay.”  Sounds sexy, right?  It is. Design by Tom Jackson, this course, which received 4.5 stars from Golf Digest, is a sight to ...

9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy. Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Within walking distance of the beach and in the heart of North Myrtle Beach, you’ll find Beachwood Golf Club.Opened in 1968 and designed by Gene Hamm, Beachwood is a local’s favorite and one of the area’s best kept ...

1520 Hwy. 17 South North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Golf Digest gave Bear Slide Golf Club 4.5 stars and it’s more than deserved.Located in Cicero, Bear Slide isn’t only a great golf course, it’s a great value too. The front nine is fairly open and has hints of links ...

6770 E. 231st. St. Cicero, IN 46034

Just a short 20-minute drive from the strip is Bear’s Best Las Vegas.  This Jack Nicklaus design is inspired by the Golden Bear’s favorite 18 holes from his more than 270 designs worldwide. In true Nicklaus design ...

11111 W. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89135

The original nine holes at Bend Golf Club were built in 1925 by world-famous designer Chandler Egan.  The second nine was added in the 1970’s.Set in what is now “old” southeast Bend, this parkland course is framed by ...

61045 Country Club Dr. Bend. OR 97702

When you think of Alabama, the first phrase that comes to mind is probably “Roll Tide.”  And with good reason.  Nick Saban and his football teams have been the most dominant in the modern era.  Besides ...

Alabama,usa

I’ve lived in Arizona most of my life.  Maybe that’s why I’m such a golf nut.  To this day, I still think there’s more golf courses in the state than there are rattlesnakes. All kidding aside, I’ve been ...

Phoenix, AZ, USA

When I first heard “golf” and Arkansas mentioned in the same sentence, I was a little bewildered.  I’d been to this state when I was younger to chase whitetail deer, ducks, and largemouth bass, but had never ...

Arkansas, usa

I love Austin, Texas.  Everything about it.  Its food, its culture, its music, its scenery, its youthful vibrancy.  I could go on and on.  You know what I love most about it though?  Yeah, you’re right… It’s the golf.  ...

Austin, Texas,USA

Chances are, you’ve heard of Bend, Oregon by now.  The word is out on what used to be a sleepy mill town populated by a few additional fringe-culture ski bums.  While remnants of years gone by can still be ...

Bend Oregon, usa

There might not be a more diverse state in the country than California.  From the mountains and evergreen forests of the northern part of the state, to the white sand beaches of SoCal, to the arid deserts in between, ...

California,USA

Colorado, Rocky Mountain High.  My dad used to play the classic John Denver song every year when we went to this great state for a week of summer vacation.  I’ve long been fascinated with all there is to see and do in ...

Colorado, usa

New England in the Fall.  It’s something I’ve always wanted to do but haven’t had the chance to as of yet.  In fact, I haven’t spent any time in this part of the country but many of my friends have.  ...

Connecticut, USA

Dallas is a big city.  It’s full of culture, food, things to see and do.  I’ve spent some time here, but it’s mostly been work related.  My golf experience is minimal.  One of our writers has played a bit in the DFW ...

Dallas,USA

If you’ve never played golf in the Mile High City, I’m here to tell you it’s a must do.  Not only is Denver one of the most vibrant cities in the west, there’s so much to see and do, it’s mind boggling.  One of our ...

Denver,Usa

When you think of golf in Florida, the Gulf Coast and southern part of the state are the first places that come to mind.  While that’s there’s merit to that assumption, I’m here to tell you there’s great golf to be ...

Destin, Florida

I’ve been fortunate to spend quite a bit of time in the Sunshine State.  I’ll be the first to tell you that it can be stifling hot in the summer.  But, for the majority of the year, this great state is truly a golfer’s ...

Florida, usa

If you’ve never played golf in Fort Lauderdale, that’s okay because neither have I.  I’ve played all around the area on some of South Florida’s finest public tracks, but never specifically in Fort Lauderdale for one ...

Fort Lauderdale,usa

Arguably the most prestigious golf tournament in the world is played every year in Georgia – The Masters.  Truly a tradition unlike any other, watching the tournament every year is almost like a ceremonial rite of ...

Georgia,usa

The islands of Aloha.  If you’ve never been to Hawaii or had the chance to play golf there, I feel for you.  Not to rub it in, but I’ve spent a decent amount of time on the islands and of course, I’ve played quite a ...

Hawaii,usa

The pride of the town of Bolingbrook is Bolingbrook Golf Club.Spread out on a large piece of land, Bolingbrook isn’t the typical tree lined course you find in the Upper Midwest.  Instead, its open design lets you see ...

Illinois,usa

When I think of Indiana, the name Bobby Knight comes to mind.  I know there are plenty of other notable people that hail from the Hoosier State but for some reason, I have too many memories of Knight screaming at ...

Indiana,usa

I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t know much about golf in Iowa.  While I’ve heard lots of good things about hunting and fishing in the Hawkeye State, I really don’t know that much about its golf.So, I turned to you ...

Iowa,usa

I’ve been fortunate to spend some time in Kansas.  Even though I still don’t know exactly what a Jayhawk is, I’ve chased plenty of pheasants and whitetail deer in this state. What I haven’t done is play any golf.  I’ve ...

Kansas,usa

Out of all the time I’ve spent in Hawaii, there’s no question that Kauai is my favorite island.  I’ve spent the most time on the big island and don’t get me wrong, it’s a golfer’s paradise and the geographic diversity ...

Kauai,USA

I can tell you one thing.  If you’re a fan of bourbon, you need to go to Kentucky.  I don’t personally partake in the matter, but I have plenty of friends that do.  I mean, I’ve tried the stuff, but I’m more partial to ...

Kentucky,USA

Sin City.  When I was younger, it was one of my favorite places in the world.  And the fact that it’s only a few hours from my home in Phoenix didn’t help.  In those days, I was partial to the Blackjack ...

Las Vegas,usa

The City of Angels.  Where stars shine, wine, and dine.  And most of us like to pretend that we can too.  There’s something for everybody in LA.  All that’s really concerned me though, is my family that lives there and ...

Los Angeles,USA

My Grandpa taught me how to hunt and fish.  To this day, those are my two favorite activities besides playing golf.  Though he passed a long time ago, I distinctly remember him telling stories of hunting ...

Maine, usa

Maryland isn’t a big state.  But what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in diversity and character.  That’s especially true when it comes to the state's golf courses.  At least that’s what the research I’ve ...

Maryland, USA

I’ve spent minimal time in New England.  When it comes to Massachusetts specifically, my travels have been limited to Boston for work.  No golf unfortunately.  My wife has been on girl’s trips a few times in the fall.  ...

Massachusetts, USA

If you’ve never been to Miami, you’ve been missing out.  There’s so much culture, cuisine, and of course golf that it’ll blow your mind.  And the weather is darn near perfect most of the year. I was in Miami a few ...

Miami,usa

When my best friend from college told me he was moving to Michigan after finishing medical school, my mouth dropped to the floor.  I mean, I’d never been to Michigan myself but from everything I knew, the winters ...

Michigan, MI, USA

The Land of 10,000 Lakes.  I’ve spent some time in Minnesota.  Thankfully it’s always been in the summer when there isn’t 14 feet of snow on the ground.  As such, most of my time has been spent fishing but I have had ...

Minnesota, usa

Myrtle Beach is America’s favorite golf destination.  With the exception of maybe Palm Desert or Scottsdale, nowhere else will you find so many great golf courses in such close proximity.  It’s not hard to see why ...

Myrtle Beach,usa

As we’ve written about in the past, there’s no shortage of great golf to be played in the state of Florida.  While you might think that Orlando, Miami, and Tampa Bay are the center of it all, there’s plenty of ...

Naples, Florida,USA

I’ve only spent a small amount of time in New Jersey.  It was for a work conference in Atlantic City almost 20 years ago.  I don’t remember a whole lot other than staying at the Taj Mahal motel and losing a ...

New Jersey, USA

The Big Easy.  There’s no place quite like it.  We’re talking about New Orleans, or “Nalans” as the locals call it.  This southern city is one of my favorites in the world.  I’ve been there multiple times for a ...

New Orleans,USA

Golf in Hawaii.  It’s something most every golfer dreams about but only a lucky few actually get to experience.  I’ve been fortunate enough to play quite a bit of golf in Hawaii.  Everything from the munis in the city, ...

Oahu,USA

If you’ve never had a chance to experience an Ohio State football game in person, I’d highly recommend it.  Not only are they really good every year, words can’t describe what it’s like to be surrounded by more ...

Ohio,usa

Believe it or not, the state of Oregon isn’t pronounced oree-gon, it’s ora-gun.  One of our writers is a proud Oregon resident and was all too quick to point that out to us when we visited for an extended golf trip to ...

Oregon, USA

I took the entire family to Disney World in Orlando a couple years ago.  We had a great time, and the kids didn’t want to leave.  I’ll be honest though, after four days of Daffy Duck, cotton candy, and waiting in line, ...

Orlando,usa

If you’ve never been to Palm Springs to play golf, let me tell you a little bit about it.  It’s the West Coast version of Hilton Head.  As you fly into the airport and crest the mountains into the heart of the ...

Palm Springs,USA

Phoenix.  It’s the Mecca of golf on the west coast and that’s one of the reasons I’m so thankful to call it home.  Every time I fly back into Sky Harbor airport, I’m taken aback by the sprawling lush, green fairways ...

Phoenix, Usa

If you’ve never been to Portland, Oregon, you need to go.  The Rose City is truly the gem of the Pacific Northwest and is alive with culture, great food, endless outdoor activities, and yes, plenty of world-class ...

Portland, USA

San Antonio.  Some say it’s where the west was won.  Whether that’s the case or not isn’t for me to decipher.  What I can tell you however, is that it’s a vibrant city with a lot of great golf… Sure, there’s plenty of ...

San Antonio, USA

I grew up listening to the Beach Boys.  Their Endless Summer album is one of my all-time favorites to this day.  Every time I head for San Diego, the song I Wish They All Could Be California Girls runs on ...

San Diego,usa

If Phoenix is the hub of golf on the west coast, Scottsdale is the epicenter.  Nowhere else in the valley is good golf more concentrated than here.  Aside from great golf, Scottsdale is Phoenix’s hub for fine dining, ...

Scottsdale, Usa

South Florida is known for lots of things.  From fun, to food, sun, to golf, there’s something for everyone in this tropical paradise. I’ve spent a little time at the southern end of the Sunshine state and even played ...

South Florida,USA

Sothern California.  It’s one of my favorite places in the country.  There’s plenty to see and do and most importantly, there’s more great golf courses to experience than one could play in a lifetime.  I’ve spent a ...

California, USA

So goes the saying, everything is bigger in Texas.  I drove across the state one time and it was a multiple--day endeavor – I drive pretty fast too.  On this particular trip, there wasn’t any time for golf.  It was ...

Texas,usa

When you think of San Francisco and the Bay Area, Haight-Ashbury, Big Tech, expensive real estate, and Left Coast culture are just a few of the things that come to mind. What you might not realize is that City by the ...

Bay Area, usa

Just 100 miles south on Interstate 10 from the golf Shangri La that is Phoenix, lies Tucson, Arizona.  Some might call it the black sheep of the family when compared to Phoenix, but I beg to differ.  Tucson is a ...

Tucson, usa

If you’ve never been to Washington, you probably think it rains all the time.  There’s an element of truth to that but, the eastern two thirds of the state are actually quite dry.  I learned this for myself ...

Washington,usa

I’ve only been in Wisconsin once.  It happened to be in the middle of November on the Frozen Tundra in Green Bay for Packers Game.  At that moment, golf was the furthest thing from my mind.  I was more ...

Wisconsin, USA

Just because this course has the words “country club” in its name, doesn’t mean you can’t play it.  In fact, the staff at this top-notch facility are ready to welcome you with open arms and a warm smile.Opening in ...

452 Country Club Drive Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

If you’re a fan of Donald Ross courses, you won’t want to miss out on Biltmore Miami. Built in 1925, this layout is classic old school.  With narrow fairways, small greens, and plenty of water hazards, your best bet is ...

1210 Anastasia Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134

There are two courses at Black Butte Ranch, Glaze Meadow and Big Meadow.  Both deserve a spot on our list as they’re some of the best kept secrets in the state and epitomize classic mountain golf. Because these courses ...

13899 Bishops Cap Sisters, OR 97759

Undoubtedly the best kept secret in Central Oregon is Black Butte Ranch Big Meadow Golf Course.  Located just a few miles west of the quaint town of Sisters (a short drive from Bend), this track is mountain golf at ...

13899 Bishops Cap Sisters, OR 97759

If you’re a fan of classic architecture, you need to play Black Gold Golf Club. Designed by the infamous Arthur Hills, this layout isn’t going to overwhelm you with its length.  Instead, it will test your mettle from ...

1 Black Gold Dr. Yorba Linda, CA 92886

The best value in Monterey is the Blackhorse Course.Formerly home to PGA Tour Q-School, this course is long and challenging.While this track used to be characterized by ball-gobbling trees, a recent renovation has seen ...

1 McClure Way Seaside, CA 93995

One of the Chicago area’s most underrated public facilities is Blackstone Golf Club. Even though it’s located in suburbia, you’d never know it based on the course’s natural setting and over 26 acres of protected ...

9700 St. Andrews Dr. Marengo, IL 60152

I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the lookout for hidden gems.  Blink Bonnie Links fits that bill. This seaside links layout is only nine holes.  That’s ok though, it’s been a locals’ favorite ...

89 E. Side Rd. Sorrento, ME 04677

There’s nothing quite like playing where the pros play.  You get that chance when you come to the Blue Monster.Redesigned a few years ago by renowned architect, Gil Hanse, the Blue Monster is a great test that’s always ...

4400 NW 87th Ave. Miami, FL 33178

Iowans say Blue Top Ridge is one of the best tracks in the state.This modern design stretches more than 7,400 from all the way back, but provides a fun and fair test for players of all abilities. Unlike a lot of ...

3184 Hwy. 22 Riverside, IA 52327

Whenever I’m traveling, I’m always on the lookout for hot deals for golf.  Based on my own experience and what our readers had to say, Blue Water Bay Golf Course is the best you’ll find in the Destin area.Situated on ...

2000 Bluewater Blvd. Niceville, FL 32578

The members of Boca Lago are proud of their golf course.  However, they also welcome public play with a warm smile and open arms.Three separate nines mean this course plays differently every day.All nines underwent a ...

8665 Huego Way Boca Raton, FL 33433

The pride of the town of Bolingbrook is Bolingbrook Golf Club.Spread out on a large piece of land, Bolingbrook isn’t the typical tree lined course you find in the Upper Midwest.  Instead, its open design lets you see ...

2001 Rodeo Dr. Bolingbrook, IL 60490

Wide fairways and exquisite water features are the norm at Bonaventure Golf Club.  Open to the public, this course is a classic Florida Everglades design.Constructed by John Lee and opened in 1970, Bonaventure ...

200 Bonaventure Blvd. Weston, FL 33326

If you’re looking for a casual round of golf at a great price, it doesn’t get any better than Bonita Fairways.Even though this course only plays to a par of 61 and is on the short side, it still demands a lot from your ...

9751 W. Terry St. Bonita Springs, FL 34135

I’ve heard nothing but good things about the city of Richmond and our readers say Boone’s Trace National is as good as it gets for golf.Mountain country golf is what it’s all about here. Rated 4.5 stars by Golf ...

175 Gleneagles Blvd. Richmond, KY 40475

Honor and tradition.  Those are the words that our readers used to describe Boston Golf Club.Even though this track is semi-private, it’s available to the public and guys like you and I are welcome with open arms.This ...

19 Old County Rd. Hingham, MA 02043

A far cry from the windswept links of the Jersey Shore, the parkland style layout at Bowling Green Golf Club is a can’t miss.Dogwoods, oaks and red pines line the fairways here and place a premium on accuracy from the ...

53 Schoolhouse Rd. Oak Ridge, NJ 07438

There isn’t a more fun round of golf in Central Oregon than Brasada Canyons.  I don’t care who you ask or talk to.  If they say anything different, they’re wrong.Situated in the high desert canyons of Powell Butte, ...

16986 SW Brasada Ranch Rd Bend / Powell Butte, OR 97753

Just because a course is short, doesn’t mean it’s not a quality track.That’s certainly the case of Briar Bay.  This nine-hole executive course plays to a par of 31.  What I’m told makes this course so great is its ...

9373 SW 134th St. Miami, FL 33176

You’ll feel like a country club member when you come play at Bridlewood Golf Club.  This D.A. Weibring design is immaculately kept and provides a fun round of golf that will keep you on your toes.Located in the suburb ...

4000 W. Windsor Blvd. Flower Mound, TX 75028

Located on the island of Brigantine, only a short drive from the casinos and boardwalk, you’ll find Brigantine Golf Links.As the name would suggest, this is another Scottish links design.  Legend has it that the East ...

1075 North Shore Dr. Brigantine, NJ 08203

Located in the Northeastern corner of the state, Brown County Golf Course can be found in the quaint town of Hobart. Built in 1958, the course’s layout is one of rolling terrain, classic doglegs, and fast, true ...

897 Riverdale Dr. Hobart, WI 54155
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