Fall is a great time to squeeze in a few rounds of golf. Here’s a look at the top ranked golf courses by various high-ranking golf sites.
- The biennial Golf Digest list of the best U.S. golf courses is just out, and Augusta National has supplanted Pine Valley as No. 1.
- According to the Pine Valley website, the course possesses more world class holes than any other course
- It has the finest collection of three shotters and two shotters
- The biennial Golf Digest list of the best U.S. golf courses is just out, and Augusta National says the best modern course is Sand Hills in Mullen Nebraska.
- According to the Sand Hills website, the course has eighteen ready made holes in rolling sand hills. Scattered prairies grass and natural sand traps or “blow outs” shape the holes. The holes vary in difficulty as the wind changes.
- The 4th and the 13th are stout challenges requiring length and accuracy to make par. The 18th is a spectacular finishing hole that rewards anyone who challenges the bunkers but stays in the fairway.
Cypress Point in Pebble Beach, California
- Regarded as the most exclusive course in the world, it is virtually impossible to play a round unless you are invited by a member
- Features 6,536 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par 72
- Designed by Alister MacKenzie, it was opened in 1928
- A hot spot in South Carolina, this golf resort offers five championship golf courses
- Just miles from beaches and Charleston
- Kiawah hosted on The Ocean Course the 2007 Senior PGA, the 1991 Ryder Cup, the 1997 and 2003 World Cups, the 2001 UBS Cup and 2005 PGA Professional National Championship
Tell us your favorite spot to play 18 holes. What makes it a great course? Its location? Is it challenging? We welcome your comments below.