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I doubt that these two courses rank high up on anyone else’s list but, let me be the first to tell they damn well shouldSituated on a Native American reservation, this property is unbelievable.  Truly.  ...

5692 W. North Loop Rd. Chandler, AZ 85226

You’ve seen the Waste Management Phoenix Open on television.  Yeah, that’s the one with all the drunk idiots surrounding the par three 16th green.  Looks like fun, right?  It is.  And my wife ...

17020 North Hayden Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85255

When you think of Arizona golf, you probably think of lush fairways surrounded by cacti. Not so fast. The northern part of the state is a paradise of mountains and high desert.Towering Ponderosa pine trees line this ...

2380 N. Oakmont Dr. Flagstaff Arizona 86004 US

As I said, there’s more than enough great golf in Phoenix to keep you busy for more trips than you can count. Be that as it may, there’s no shortage of memorable golf in other parts of the state as well.That includes ...

1360 William Hardy Dr. Bullhead City, AZ 86429

At the base of the White Tank Mountains sits the Founder’s Course at Verrado Golf Club.  Box canyons, desert washes, and ancient Saguaro cacti frame this challenging, but fair test. This course is a brute ...

4242 N. Golf Dr. Buckeye, AZ 85396

There might not be a better 27-hole facility in all the valley than Copper Canyon Golf Club.While the fairways are inviting off the tee, the large, undulating greens are this track’s real defense.If working on your ...

26577 W. Desert Vista Blvd. Buckeye, AZ 85396

Designed by Greg Nash and opened in 2003, water abounds at Cimarron Golf Club. It comes into play on every hole but a few.For that reason, course management is the name of the game. Bombers beware.The amenities at ...

17100 W. Clearview Blvd. Surprise, AZ 85387

Located just a short 30-minute drive from downtown Phoenix, this Jack Nicklaus design is a must play if you’re in the Phoenix area.The course sits in the Sonoran Desert and is surrounded by the Sierra Estrella ...

11800 S. Golf Club Dr. Goodyear, AZ 85338

Voted by Golf Channel as “One of the Best Kept Secrets in Arizona,” Stone Creek Golf Club is a can’t miss.Located in the heat of Phoenix, this track is easy to get to and offers stupendous mountain views.The ...

4435 E. Paradise Village Pkwy S Phoenix, AZ 85032

If sunrises and sunsets are your thing, a morning or evening round at Eagle Mountain Golf Club won’t disappoint.Built into the ravines of the rugged McDowell Mountains, this track will test every facet of your game. ...

14915 East Eagle Mountain Pkwy. Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

There’s no less than six courses to choose from on the property where Eagle Eye Golf Club is located.  However, it’s hands down one of the best I’ve ever played. This rolling links layout was designed by ...

15500 Chandler Rd. Bath Twp, MI 48808

Located in the town of Stanwood, the Tullymore Course at Tullymore Resort is always one of our favorites. When it opened in 2002, Golf Digest named it the #1 New Upscale Public Course in America.  It’s not ...

11969 Tullymore Dr, Stanwood, MI 49346

I always relish the chance to play a course designed by my favorite golfer of all-time – The King, Mr. Arnold Palmer. That’s exactly what you’ll find at the Ravines.  What’s even better is that this course is ...

3520 Palmer Dr. Saugatuck, MI 49453

Even though Gaylord Golf Club is semi-private, it’s easily accessible to the public. Built in 1924, this track is classic old-style Midwest golf.  Treelined, narrow fairways and small, undulating greens make ...

4893 M-32 West Gaylord, MI 49734

Gladstone Golf Club is one of the most scenic courses on the Upper Peninsula.  Surrounded by countless acres of State Forest with the Days River meandering through, your chances of seeing wildlife are better than ...

6514 Das River Rd. Gladstone, MI 49837

Located in South Central Michigan, the Medalist Golf Club is one my friend Dan swears by. Carved out of 300 acres of natural wooded areas and wetlands, the property is home not just to great golf but deer, ...

15701 N-Drive North Marshall, Michigan 49068

Pilgrim’s Run is one of the premier public facilities in Western Michigan. Built on an expansive 400 acres, the course features bent grass fairways and greens.If you’re looking to sharpen your skills, be sure to ...

11401 Newcosta Ave. Pierson, MI 49339

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

Grandview Golf Club is iconic Michigan golf.  Here, dramatic elevation changes keep you guessing the entire round. True, fast greens make being below the hole paramount if you want to score well.Arguably one ...

3003 Hagni Rd. NE, Kalkaska, MI 49646

Designed by Tom Weiskopf and opened in 2002, Forest Dunes Golf Course sits in the heart of the Huron National Forest. Even though the design is a traditional parkland layout, there’s elements of risk and reward on ...

6376 Forest Dunes Dr. Roscommon, MI 48653

The Championship Course is the flagship track at Wild Rock Golf Club.Built on the site of an old rock quarry, the course features dramatic elevation changes and affords views of the quartzite Baraboo Bluffs some 30 ...

856 Canyon Rd. Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Home to the men’s and women’s golf teams at the University of Wisconsin, University Ridge continues to make a name for itself as one of the best courses in the state. Expect to see a lot of red, white, and silver ...

9002 County Rd. PD Madison, WI 53593

Art Johnson and Larry Packard are legends when it comes to Wisconsin golf course design.  They left their mark on Glacier Wood Golf Club in the town of Iola. The course is a classic, old-style design with ...

604 Walter St. Iola, WI 54945

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

Some 27 holes of memorable golf await you at Deer Valley Golf Course in the southern part of Wisconsin. Set on 270 acres of rolling terrain, our readers insist the views at Deer Valley rival those of Whistling ...

7899 Hwy. 18 & 151 Barneveld, WI 53507

Perched high above the St. Croix River Valley in the town of Prescott, is Clifton Highlands Golf Club.A short 35-minute drive from St. Paul, it’s easily accessible and our readers insist it’s a treat to play. The ...

N6890 1230th St. Prescott, MI 54021

If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in the city of St. Germain, our readers tell me that a round of golf at St. Germain Golf Course is a must.In 1996, the nine-hole course was expanded to 18.  Measuring just ...

9041 State Hwy. 70 West St. Germain, WI 54558

Of the two courses at Lawsonia in the town of Green Lakes, our readers seem to be partial to the Links Course.This track is true links and revered as such.Deep bunkers, wide fairways, and greens that roll pure and ...

W. 2615 S. Valley View Dr. Green Lake, WI 54941

We received a lot of positive feedback from readers that frequent Timber Ridge Golf Club. They say the course’s variety of open meadowland holes and narrow, tree lined holes work together to make for a pleasurable ...

10030 Timber Ridge Rd. Minocqua, WI 54548

If you’re familiar with the Sheboygan area, you know there’s no shortage of good golf to be found.  Between Whistling Straits and Black Wolf Run, there’s plenty of premium golf to be found at a hefty price.One of ...

1 Long Dr. Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

After much discussion, it was agreed that Coronado Golf Course should be at the top of this list.  Truth be told, this is a list of public golf courses and that’s exactly what Coronado is. The course sits ...

2000 Visalia Row Coronado, CA 92118

This is West Coast seaside golf at its finest. The South Course at Pelican Hill is built right into the natural landscape.  Sage and Eucalyptus trees quickly give way to rocky cliffs and the crystalline blue water ...

22800 S. Pelican Hill Rd. Newport Coast, CA 92657

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 ...

9401 Foothill Rd. Sunland-Tujunga, CA 91040

One of Riverside’s finest is Oak Quarry Golf Club.  Built on the site of the historic Jensen Quarry, this track has plenty of rocky, jagged features you won’t find anywhere else. Hole #14 has been voted the ...

7151 Sierra Ave. Riverside, CA 92509

If you’ve watched golf for a long time, you might remember the days when PGA Tour Q-School was played at PGA West.  This grueling six-day event determined the fate of golf’s hopefuls for the following year.  ...

55-955 Pga Blvd. La Quinta, CA 92253

Designed by world-famous architect, Gil Hanse, Rustic Canyon is a true lay-of-the-land creation.Even though the course is flat and fairly open off the tee, don’t be lulled into a sense of comfort.  Runoffs are ...

15100 Happy Camp Canyon Rd. Moorpark, CA 93021

It’s hard to believe that the city of Palm Desert owns the courses at Desert Willow.  Of the two, the Firecliff Course is my favorite. When you arrive at this facility, you’ll get the feeling you’re pulling ...

38-995 Desert Willow Dr. Palm Desert, CA 92260

Another great public track in Palm Desert is the Classic Club.Once home to the Bob Hope Classic, this course affords a Tour-level experience to the average Joe.The clubhouse is huge and boasts world class dining, ...

75-200 Classic Club Blvd. Palm Desert, CA 92211

One of the best kept secrets in all of Southern, CA is the Ojai Valley Inn, just a few miles east of Santa Barbara.Built in 1923, this track is quintessential West Coast old-style design. The course traverses ...

905 Country Club Rd. Ojai, CA 93023

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 ...

2900 Golf Course Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

There’s no shortage of old, iconic golf courses in the Northeast.  Pequabuck Golf Club is no exception. Built in 1902, this track is a stearn test of golf even though it’s only a par 69.  With just two ...

56 School St. Terryville, CT 06786

Even though it’s only nine holes, Indian Springs appears to be a resounding favorite for Connecticut golfers.Located in the town of Middlefield, the track has remained largely unchanged since it opened in ...

123 Mack Rd. Middlefield, CT 06455

One of the best courses in the entire state is Connecticut National Golf Club. Located in the town of Putnam, this course proves a stern test from the first tee to the 18th green. You’ll want to stay in the ...

136 Chase Rd. Putnam, CT 06260

Don’t let the words “country club” in the course’s name fool you.  This track isn’t reserved for your granddad and his pleated pant buddies.  In fact, everyone is welcome at Tallwood.For more than 40 years, ...

91 North St. Hebron, CT 06248

The only “Portlands” I had heard of were in Oregon and Maine, respectively.  That was only until I received feedback about the outstanding Portland Golf Course in Portland, Connecticut. Known for being in ...

169 Bartlett St. Portland, CT 06480

Fox Hopyard Golf Club is one of the premier daily fee courses in Connecticut. The mixture of holes here is something to behold.  The course’s terrain features wide fescue-hewn pastures, wooded tree lined ...

1 Fox Hopyard Rd. East Haddam, CT 06423

It’s hard to believe that Sterling Farms is only a 40-minute drive from downtown New York City. Nestled in a quiet parklike setting, you’ll feel like you're 1,000 miles away from the hustle and bustle at this ...

1349 Newfield Ave. Stamford, CT 06905

Manchester Country Club opened its doors in 1917 – that’s a long time ago.Precision is the name of the game out here as strategically placed fairway bunkers and well-protected greens present all the challenge you could ...

305 S. Main St. Manchester, CT 06045

At the base of Ragged Mountain in the town of Berlin lies Timberlin Golf Club.Designed by Al Zikorus in 1970, this track is built on rolling terrain and boasts expansive views of the farmland below. In 2006, the ...

330 Southington Rd. Berlin, CT 06037

Southington Country Club is nestled in the Apple Valley between the Waterbury and Meriden Mountains. The front nine is built into an open hillside that affords plenty of room off the tee.  Even though the ...

150 Savage St. Plantsville, CT 06479

Nestled in the Talladega National Forest with the impressive Talladega Mountains as the backdrop, Cider Ridge is an experience you won’t soon forget.  Designed by Bill Bergen, the front nine is a traditional ...

200 Apple Blossom Way Oxford, AL 36203

If you find yourself in the Mobile area, Timber Creek Golf Club is well worth the stop.  This 27-hole facility offers players of all abilities the chance to enjoy great conditions, plenty of challenge, and a ...

9650 Timbercreek Blvd. Daphne, AL 36527

Situated on a secluded piece of property just outside the city of Gulf Shores, Kiva Dunes is a golf experience unlike most any other in Alabama. Designed by major champion, Jerry Pate in consultation with Jim ...

815 Plantation Dr. Gulf Shores, AL 36542

There’s no shortage of activities at Pursell Farms.  Everything from Orvis endorsed hunting and fishing, to horseback riding, to UTV experiences will keep your family busy for your entire stay.Don’t forget about ...

386 Talladega Springs Rd. Sylacauga, AL 35151

The Lake Course at Goose Pond Colony Resort was designed by George Cobb and opened in 1971.  Views of the Tennessee River from every hole make this one of the most picturesque courses in the whole state. A ...

417 Ed Hembree Dr. Scottsboro, AL 35769

Championship golf meets great value at Limestone Springs in Oneonta, Alabama.  Located just 30 miles north of Birmingham, this course sits in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.When you make the trek to ...

3000 Colonial Dr. Oneonta, AL 35121

Gulf Shores Golf Club epitomizes everything that is southern golf and hospitality.  The elegant clubhouse provides you with a warm and gentle welcome before you make your way to the first tee of this ...

520 Clubhouse Dr. Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Situated on the quaint Morgan Peninsula, an experience of quiet luxury is what you’ll find at Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club.  Three separate nines allow golfers of all levels to mix and match layouts for a truly ...

20 Peninsula Blvd. Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Built on the northern tip of Sand Mountain in Jackson County, Dogwood Hills is an easy drive from most any city in the tri-state area.Golfers rave about the true bent grass greens and the fairways are narrow enough to ...

26460 Alabama Hwy. 71 Flat Rock, AL 35966

The open fairways at the Plantation Course at Goose Pond Colony can lull you into a sense of comfort, so be forewarned.  Plenty of penalty areas await to swallow up crooked shots. Recently renovated, this ...

417 Ed Hembree Dr. Scottsboro, AL 35769

Lee Trevino once said, “in a lightning storm, hold your 1-iron and 2-iron up to the sky because God can’t hit them either.”While thunder and lightning aren’t uncommon in Arkansas, the experience at Thunder Bayou is ...

1229 Perimeter Rd. Blytheville, AR 72315

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

Mountain golf reigns supreme at the Tannenbaum Couse at Mountain Ranch.Built into the undulating landscape of the Ozark Mountains on the shores of Greers Ferry Lake, this course puts a premium on shot making and club ...

5 Kustrin Rd, Drasco, AR 72530, USA

There’s a reason locals of El Dorado, Arkansas call Mystic Creek the public Augusta.  I was fortunate enough to play this track with a close friend one fall and it more than lives up to the hype.Nestled amongst ...

191 Club House Drive, El Dorado, AR 71730,USA

Intertwined through a deciduous and pine forest lies Forest Hills Course.  If you’re looking for an exceptional experience but don’t want break the bank, this is as good as it gets.Although this course isn’t long, ...

200 Kubo Road Drummonds, TN 38023

It was sure cool to watch the 2020 PGA Championship on this public track having played it just last year.  Ok, I’ll admit, I didn’t tip it out like the best in the world but, I was constantly reminded of how neat ...

99 Harding Rd. San Francisco, CA 94132

One of the best municipal golf courses I’ve ever played is Sharp Park.  This is true muni golf.  Here, you’re not going to find a club house full of fancy trappings or too many pleated pants stepping out of ...

1 Sharp Park Rd. Pacifica, CA 94044

Formerly a private club, Presidio Golf Course opened to the public in 1995.  Since then, it’s been met with rave reviews. Located just a few short minutes from downtown San Francisco, Presidio is a narrow, ...

300 Finley Rd. San Francisco, CA 94129

Located 25 miles north of downtown in San Rafael, Peacock Gap Golf Club was voted “Best in the County” by Marin Magazine. Even though this course is close to the hustle and bustle of the big city, it’s just far ...

333 Biscayne Dr. San Rafael, CA 94901

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 ...

1875 Embarcaredo Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303

If you know anything about Greg Norman, you know that he loves wine.  That’s why it should come as little surprise that he was chosen to design this wonderful track in wine country. Opened in 1998, this ...

5040 Arroyo Rd. Livermore, CA 94550

I’ll be the first to admit, Lincoln Park isn’t the course I’d choose to play for the best greens and manicured fairways in the Bay Area.However, this muni has a charm about it that keeps both locals and visitors coming ...

300 34th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94121

If you can afford to splurge on just one round of golf while you’re in the Bay Area, it should be at Pasatiempo Golf Course. Designed by Alister MacKenzie, this golf course is all about where you leave your second ...

20 Clubhouse Rd. Santa Cruz, CA 95060

If you want to get away from the crowds and fog in the big city, make the trek to Hiddenbrooke Golf Club.This Arnold Palmer design has received more accolades than I have room to list and it’s always in spectacular ...

1095 Hiddenbrooke Pkwy. Vallejo, CA 94591

Located just 35 minutes from downtown San Francisco, The Bridges is nestled in the foothills surrounding San Ramon. A round of golf at this beautiful property will have you feeling like you’re in a different ...

9000 S. Gale Rd. San Ramon, CA 94582

Nestled in the eastern shadow of the snowcapped Cascade mountains at the southern end of the world-famous Sunriver Resort, this Bob Cupp design will take your breath away.  Sure, the views of the mountains and ...

17600 Canoe Camp Drive. Sunriver, Oregon 97707

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 ...

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

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 ...

61045 Country Club Dr. Bend. OR 97702

Only a few miles from the aforementioned Brasada Canyons, lies Pronghorn Resort.  The facility features two courses, designed by Tom Fazio and Jack Nicklaus, respectively.  While the Fazio Course is fully ...

65600 Pronghorn Club Drive Bend, Oregon 97701

If you’re coming to Bend for a golf vacation by way of airline, you’re going to fly into Redmond airport – only a short drive down Highway 97 to Bend.  The good news is that you can stretch your legs and be on the ...

65600 Pronghorn Club Drive Bend, Oregon 97701

Voted Bend’s Favorite Course seven of the last eight year by readers of The Source, Bend’s free weekly newspaper, Widgi Creek is the epitome of what public golf should be – affordable and enjoyable.Nestled amongst ...

18707 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR 97702, USA

Tetherow is completely unlike anything else in Central Oregon.  Designed by world-renowned architect, David McLay Kidd, Tetherow’s links design is flat out hard.  Locals call it Death Row.  In fact, one ...

61250 Skyline Ranch Rd, Bend, OR 97702, USA

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 ...

13899 Bishops Cap Sisters, OR 97759

Another hidden gem, Quail Run, is located just a short drive south of Bend.  The facilities here are modest, but they were never meant to be anything more. When you check in, you’ll most likely find Head PGA ...

16725 Northridge La Pine, OR 97739

Formerly an 18-hole course called Mountain High, The Old Back Nine is a great place for beginners or a casual warmup round.Just because this course isn’t a million yards in length, don’t let it fool you.  Its ...

60650 China Hat Road Bend, OR 97702

The only 27-hole facility in all of Grand County is Pole Creek Golf Club.  Located in the mountain town of Tabernash within ear shot of the Continental Divide, this is golf at elevation – 8,812 feet of elevation ...

6827 County Rd. 51, Tabernash, CO 80478

River Valley Ranch Golf Club is located in the town of Carbondale.  Anxious for some breathtaking mountain views?  You’ve come to the right place.Situated in the heart of the Crystal River Valley, this track ...

303 River Valley Ranch Rd. Carbondale, CO 81623

Canon City is located in South-Central Colorado and is home to the iconic Four Mile Ranch Golf Club.  Warm summer days and cool summer nights make for perfect golf conditions at this track.Featuring some of the ...

3501 Telegraph Trail Canon City, CO 81212

Designed by 13-time PGA Tour winner, Craig Stadler, Grand Elk Golf Club is set amongst lush meadows at wetlands that form the head of the Colorado River. The course sits on 520 sprawling acres just 90 minutes from ...

1300 Ten Mile Dr. Granby, CO 80446

By now you’ve probably noticed that the ball goes a long way in Colorado.  That’s once again the case at Granby Ranch Golf Course which sits at an elevation of 8,100 feet.This public facility is mountain golf at ...

2579 Co Hwy 894 Granby, CO 80446

One of my favorite places in all of Colorado is Grand Junction.  Located close to the Utah border, the country here is high desert.  Sure, you still have views of the infamous Colorado mountains but, the ...

2325 West Ridges Blvd. Grand Junction, CO 81507

Just a short drive south of Denver is the Ridge Course at Castle Pines.  This Tom Weiskopf design has ample room off the tee and large, undulating greens.Recognized by major publications as one of the best courses ...

1414 Castle Pines Pkwy Castle Pines, CO 80108

Designed by Pete and Perry Dye, Riverdale Dunes is quintessential Scottish Links golf.  Situated along the banks of the South Platte River in the town of Brighton, this track is an unbeatable value.Off the tee, ...

13300 Riverdale Rd. Brighton, CO 80602

If you’ve never been to Steamboat Springs, I highly recommend you make the trip.  There is so much to see and do, it will blow your mind. Rolling Stone Ranch Golf Club is always a favorite for me.  ...

1230 Steamboat Blvd. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Red Hawk Ridge is one of the best public golf courses in the Castle Rock area, hands down. Dramatic views of the valley below, and abundant wildlife make playing this track seem more like a peaceful walk in the ...

2156 Red Hawk Ridge Dr. Castle Rock, CO 80109

Streamsong is a must play if you’re looking for the ultimate stay-and-play golf getaway.  Built into native grasslands that used to be the site of a mining operation, the Blue Course at Streamsong is unlike ...

1000 Streamsong Dr. Bowling Green, FL 33834

If you’re familiar with Pete Dye, you probably know that his designs are tough.  Think TPC Sawgrass.  The same can be said for the Oak Marsh Course at Amelia Plantation.  Opened in 1972, the Oak Marsh ...

39 Beach Lagoon Rd. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

There’s nothing quite like playing where the pros play.  That’s exactly what you’ll find when you peg it at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.Another Pete Dye design, this course is one you play for the ...

110 Championship Way Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

If you’ve read many of our golf course reviews, you know that we appreciate a good muni.  That’s exactly what Winter Park Golf Course is. Located in the heart of Winter Park, this nine-holer is a hidden ...

761 Old England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789

One of the best kept secrets in Orlando is the Crooked Cat Course at Orange National. The course has a links feel which you won’t find many other places in Florida.  Ample room off the tee allows you to grip ...

16301 Phil Ritson Way Winter Garden, FL 34787

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