Courses

Angel Park Golf Club - Mountain Course

100 South Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV, 89145
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Angel Park Golf Club - Mountain Course

Taking inspiration from the striking views of the nearby Red Rock and Spring Mountain ranges, Angel Park Golf Club's Mountain Course is a golfer's dream.

Taking inspiration from the striking views of the nearby Red Rock and Spring Mountain ranges, Angel Park Golf Club's Mountain Course is a golfer's dream. It stretches through rolling terrain and native high-desert vegetation. Creative design elements and the stylish use of hazards present an aesthetically pleasing and challenging test of golf.

The Mountain course is particularly treacherous around the greens. The Par-4 tenth hole requires an approach over desert to a crowned, well-guarded green of modest size. Approaches in general here, are important, as wayward shots tend to find trouble, and can lead to challenging recoveries.

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Architect: Arnold Palmer
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Augusta National Golf Club

Washington Drive
Augusta, GA
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Augusta National Golf Club

Augusta National Golf Club is the perennial home of the Masters, professional golf's fourth Major Championship, but probably the most coveted of all trophies. Each golf hole is named after a southern bloom and the course, which is closed for 4 months each year, is so meticulously maintained that it becomes a visual explosion of colour, times specifically to blossom during the Masters.

Augusta National Golf Club is the perennial home of The Masters, Professional Golf's Fourth Major Championship, but probably the most coveted of all Trophies. The Green Jacket winner receives a lifetime exemption to compete every year.

Considered among golf lovers world-wide as the Ultimate Destination because it is the only Major to play the same course annually - The US Open, The British Open and The PGA Championship rotate their location each year. Also, Augusta National is an extremely private golf club, adding to its mystique. Similar to other older established and conservative clubs Augusta National Golf Club's policies restrict uninvited guest play, and again, this fuels the desire to attend of the world's golfing masses.

ANGC was constructed in early 1930's as the dream-child of Bobby Jones, undoubtedly the most accomplished amateur golfer in history. Each golf hole is named after a Southern bloom and the course, which is closed for 4 months each year, is so meticulously maintained that it becomes a visual explosion of colour, times specifically to blossom during The Masters.

Course Information

Par: 72
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Architect: Dr. Alistair MacKenzie
Design Year: 1932

Playing Tips

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Par 4, Length 435m

A slight dogleg right with the yawning bunker a 300 yard carry from the Masters tee. Drives to the left may catch the trees. The hole plays uphill.

2
Par 5, Length 575m

A dogleg left which may be reachable in two. Large, deep greenside bunkers take special attention on the second shot.

3
Par 4, Length 350m

A classic short par 4. Golfers attempt to hit short of the four fairway bunkers resulting in a full club to the green where it is better to be long than short. Green slopes right to left with a thin neck on the left side guarded by a bunker.

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Par 3, Length 205m

A long par 3 requiring a long iron, and is often made difficult by deceptive winds. Two greenside bunkers, front right and along the left side, guard this green which slopes to the front.

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Par 4, Length 455m

An uphill, dogleg left hole with a sloping green. The fairway bunkers are deep and positioned to demand accuracy from the tee. It is a 315 yard carry over the bunkers. The green slopes down to the front and a back bunker catches balls hit too long.

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Par 3, Length 180m

An elevated tee and large target are characteristics of this par 3. A significant difference in elevation from front to back makes the pin position very important.

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Par 4, Length 410m

The first shot on this hole is often played to the left centre of the fairway into a slight upslope. From there, a short iron may be played, but it is important to avoid the three bunkers in front of the green and the two behind.

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Par 5, Length 570m

An accurate drive is needed to avoid the fairway bunker on the right side. This uphill hole features trouble left of the green.

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Par 4, Length 460m

Best known for its green that slopes from back to front. The tee shot is often hit down the right side hoping to take away the two greenside bunkers on the left on the second shot to the green.

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Par 4, Length 495m

A long par 4, this hole plays downhill. Players will try to drive the ball to left or centre of fairway, hitting a second shot into the green that slopes right to left. Prior to 1935 this was the first hole at Augusta National and traditionally it is the most difficult hole on the course.

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Par 4, Length 490m

At this hole begins Amen Corner, and wind is often a factor. A pond guards the green to the left and a bunker is strategically placed right centre. This hole has decided all but two Masters sudden death playoffs and may best be remembered for Larry Mize's incredible chip shot in 1987.

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Par 3, Length 155m

One of the most famous holes, this is the shortest par 3 on the course. With swirling winds, club selection can range from a 6 to a 9 iron. Rae's creek in front, and three bunkers, one in front and two in the rear, make it a necessity to land on the putting surface. The Ben Hogan Bridge allows golfers to cross the creek.

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Par 5, Length 510m

An accurate tee shot to the centre of the fairway will allow a player to go for the green in two if he desires. A tributary to Rae's Creek winds in front of the green, and behind the putting surface are four bunkers. The Byron Nelson Bridge is located at this tee. From tee to green are approximately 1,000 azaleas.

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Par 4, Length 440m

The only hole on the course without a bunker, this hole features a green with significant contours that terrace down sharply left to right. Following a well placed drive, the second shot in will usually be a middle iron.

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Par 5, Length 500m

A reachable par 5 when winds are favourable, many golfers will attempt to reach the green in two. A well hit second shot must be made over the pond and away from the bunkers that guard the green on the right.

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Par 3, Length 170m

The hole is played entirely over water, and the green is secured by three bunkers. With the green significantly sloping from right to left, an exacting tee shot is required to have a reasonable birdie opportunity.

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Par 4, Length 425m

An Eisenhower Tree stands left centre of the fairway and is approximately 195 yards from the tee. The former President of the US and club member hit into the tree so often he campaigned to have it removed.

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Par 4, Length 465m

One of the most famous finishing holes in golf, this uphill dogleg right is protected off the tee by two bunkers at the left elbow. A drive hit down the centre of the fairway will often require a middle iron for an uphill second shot, to a green guarded by two bunkers.

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Badlands Golf Club

9119 Alta Drive
Las Vegas, NV, 89145
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Badlands Golf Club

Badlands Golf Club is located just 15 minutes west of the strip, but a world away with 27 holes set in majestic Red Rock canyons featuring deep-flowing arroyos, canyons and natural washes offering golfers scenic views of the Las Vegas valley.

Badlands Golf Club is located just 15 minutes west of the strip, but a world away with 27 holes set in majestic Red Rock canyons featuring deep-flowing arroyos, canyons and natural washes offering golfers scenic views of the Las Vegas valley.

Designed by Johnny Miller with consultation from Chi Chi Rodriguez, this incredible course features gorgeous desert scenery and is a thrilling golf experience for the novice or the experienced player.

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Bali Hai Golf Club

5160 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV, 89119
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Bali Hai Golf Club

Designed by Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley in 2000, the Bali Hai course is a worthy namesake of the famous Indonesian land of enchantment. The lush surroundings include seven-acres of opulent water features, a total of 4,000 trees with 2,500 stands of towering palms and 100,000 tropical plants. Transition and out-of-play areas are accented with Augusta white sand and black volcanic rock outcroppings.

Designed by Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley in 2000, the Bali Hai course is a worthy namesake of the famous Indonesian land of enchantment. The lush surroundings include seven-acres of opulent water features, a total of 4,000 trees with 2,500 stands of towering palms and 100,000 tropical plants. Transition and out-of-play areas are accented with Augusta white sand and black volcanic rock outcroppings.

The par-71 course measures 7,002 yards from the tips and affords spectacular views of the Strip mega-resorts from the fairways. Bali Hai’s unique layout includes teasers like #16, a par-3 island green that frequently comes with an audience from the Cili Restaurant patio and #3, a 468 yard par-4 with a creek running the entire right-side, balanced with a bunker on the left. Play #3 and find out why it’s called “Shipwreck.” Challenging play, breathtaking scenery and first class facilities make Bali Hai a one-of-a-kind golfer’s paradise.

Course Information

Par: 71
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Length (m): 6601
Architect: Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley
Design Year: 2000

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Bandon Dunes

57744 Round Lake Drive
Bandon, OR, 97411
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Bandon Dunes

At Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, three distinct courses await you. The golf course Bandon Dunes is perched on a bluff high above the Pacific Ocean and unfolds along pristine native dunes.

At Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, where the Pacific Ocean meets the rugged shoreline of the Southern Oregon Coast, three distinct courses await you.

The golf course Bandon Dunes opened in 1999.  Designed by Scotsman David McLay Kidd, the course is perched on a bluff high above the Pacific Ocean. The course unfolds along pristine native dunes where expansive ocean views are revealed on nearly every hole.

The course is completely natural and routed through an environment of indigenous vegetation. Beyond breathtaking scenery lies the game of golf in its truest form. This is a thinker's course. Winds are ever-present, and the varying elements create a new experience each time you play.

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 6120
Architect: David McLay Kidd
Design Year: 1999

Playing Tips

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Par 4, Length 386m

Someone once noted that the first hole of any golf course shouldn't be too difficult. That is exactly the case at Bandon Dunes. Tee shots should favor the right side of the fairway and an approach shot that favors the right side of the green will avoid the enormous hump that sits in the left middle of the green.

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Par 3, Length 189m

A medium length par 3 that requires a significantly uphill shot. The prevailing northwest wind will blow the ball from left to right, often causing shots to end up short or in the right side of the collection area. An extra club may be recommended. The undulating green puts a premium on putting.

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Par 5, Length 543m

This first par 5 also represents the first real opportunity for a birdie. Take a look at the entire hole and analyze the second shot landing area, as it may be blind from the fairway. Enjoy the view.

4
Par 4, Length 410m

Use the bunker straight-away as a target for your tee shot. Club selection on your approach is vital, as the green is protected in the front left by deep bunkers, and the Pacific Ocean awaits any balls hit long. A low trajectory shot hit up the right side of the green may be the best play.

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Par 4, Length 428m

Remove your attention from the breathtaking scenery long enough to muster the concentration necessary to drive the ball into the right half of the split fairway. Since the hole will play directly against the prevailing wind, it may be necessary to consider conceding this as a three shot hole, rather than risking a big number.

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Par 3, Length 161m

Against the prevailing wind, this hole requires much more club than the yardage suggests. Believe it or not, a ball will hold up on the slope to the right of the green. Right is certainly a better place to miss than left.

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Par 4, Length 383m

The fairway is much wider than it looks, so relax and make a comfortable swing. Favor the left side, which is actually over the outcropping of beach grass. Pay particular attention to the hole location, as this is effectively a three-tiered green. Although it is desirable to be on the same tier as the hole, when the hole is cut back left, it is best to find the middle of the green and take your chances on a long putt.

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Par 4, Length 359m

Check your yardage to carry the cross bunkers; it can be deceiving. The narrow opening in the front of the green makes the green seem narrower than it is. You can use the hump in the front left of the green to feed balls toward the center. Don't fall asleep at this hole! It's harder than it looks.

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Par 5, Length 558m

You must avoid the pot bunkers in the center of the landing zone. Left of them provides a more generous fairway, but a longer distance to the green. With the prevailing wind usually helping on this medium length par 5, going right of the bunkers could make this a two shot hole.

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Par 4, Length 362m

A drive down the right provides the shortest approach shot, while playing to the left provides the best angle to this very shallow green. Don't be intimidated by the blind second shot; just trust your yardage.

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Par 4, Length 384m

Fighting the prevailing wind, this hole will play extremely long. Avoid the sod-faced bunker that guards the right side of the green and be aware that the green slopes away from you.

12
Par 3, Length 199m

Club selection is crucial to this shallow, firm green. A sod-faced bunker awaits short shots, and natural fescues approach quickly from behind. A shot played into the front right opening of the green will serve you well to any hole location.

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Par 5, Length 553m

Playing downwind, this is a very reachable par 5. Significant topography down the right side of the fairway may present awkward lies, while a drive down the left brings the only internal water hazard on the golf course into play. Steep slopes short of the green will funnel balls into a deep collection area.

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Par 4, Length 359m

This dogleg-right has a shallow green tucked behind the distant dune. Consult your carry distances to determine which fairway bunker to use as a guideline for your tee shot. Drives toward the left will provide a better angle to the elongated green.

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Par 3, Length 163m

Favor the left side of this green, as the deepest bunker on the course lurks on the right and the bank on the left will feed all shots toward the center of the green.

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Par 4, Length 363m

With the prevailing wind at your back, it is much easier to carry your drive onto the top fairway than it looks. The approach shot from the upper fairway is much shorter and provides a good look at the green. Do not attack the right hand hole locations, as the gorse is much closer than it appears from the fairway.

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Par 4, Length 389m

A drive down the left side of the fairway, which avoids the ravine on the right and is short of the bunkers on the left, provides the best angle to the green. Because this hole has the deepest green on the course, it is essential that you factor the hole location into the length of your approach shot.

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Par 5, Length 543m

This wonderful finishing hole offers you a chance to finish strong. A drive in the left side of the fairway avoids the bunkers and hazard on the right, as well as providing the best look at the green on this dogleg right. On blind second shots, use the right edge of the clubhouse as a reference point.

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Bandon Trail

57744 Round Lake Drive
Bandon, OR, 97411
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Bandon Trail

At Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, three distinct courses await you. Bandon Trails begins atop a massive sand dune, quickly opens in to a sprawling meadow, works higher into the coastal forest, and finally returns to finish in the dunes.

At Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, where the Pacific Ocean meets the rugged shoreline of the Southern Oregon Coast, three distinct courses await you.

When Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw began working in the sand to uncover the third course, they faced the challenge of following Bandon and Pacific Dunes.

Opened in 2005, Bandon Trails begins atop a massive sand dune, quickly opens in to a sprawling meadow, works higher into the coastal forest, and finally returns to finish in the dunes. The course is enjoyable to walk and is a constant reminder of how the game was originally created among inland rolling dunes with dramatic ocean vistas.

Course Information

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ACR: 71
Length (m): 6150
Architect: Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw
Design Year: 2005

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 392m

With the prevailing wind at your back, a driver may not be required. The fairway is much wider than it looks so relax and make a comfortable swing. Your tee shot should favor the right side of the fairway, as most shots will feed back to the center. The second shot is slightly uphill through a saddle of sand dunes.

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Par 3, Length 214m

Judging the impact of elevation change and wind will make club selection critical on this par three. The place to miss, although not visible from the tee, is short and left of the green. Par will be a struggle after any tee shot that misses right of this green.

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Par 5, Length 549m

Take aim at the bunker in the middle of the fairway as only the best tee shots can bring it into play. Once on the fairway, factor the wind direction and carry distances to set up the ideal yardage for your third. The back of this green is deceptive and drops off abruptly.

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Par 4, Length 408m

A sand ridge running across this fairway challenges the player off the tee. Distances to carry the ridge are shortest on the left, which will also give you the clearest view of the green. Balls clearing the ridge will shoot forward toward the green. If you are faced with a blind approach the only safe miss is short and right of the green.

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Par 3, Length 133m

Dont let the length of this hole give you a false sense of security. Double- check the hole location and total yardage to this long green. Club selection is critical, as your ball must end up on the same tier of the green as the hole. The green is the most undulating on the course, and a two putt will be well earned.

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Par 4, Length 395m

Aggressive players may choose to carry the small fairway bunker off the tee. There is plenty of room left of the fairway bunker, but will offer a longer approach. Short and right of this green leaves a cautious player the best chance at par.

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Par 4, Length 440m

Swing freely on this long uphill par four. The fairway is very generous. Dont be afraid of the large fairway bunker on the left as the best approach to the green is from the left side of the fairway. A fairway wood or long iron second shot will be required to this elevated green. The green is shallow on the left side and protected by a bunker behind.

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Par 4, Length 321m

This reachable par four gives you a great opportunity to weigh risk vs. reward. A well struck drive may find the putting surface, but long putts on this undulating green will be no bargain. A lay-up off the tee to your ideal wedge yardage may be the more prudent play.

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Par 5, Length 567m

Framed by dense coastal forest, the scale of this hole is deceiving. Check the yardage to the large fairway bunker on the right, as it may narrow the fairway in the landing area. From there, depending on the wind direction, you will have to decide whether to lay-up or blast away! In either case, there is much more space to receive your shot than it appears. At the green, you can comfortably miss long or left.

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Par 4, Length 418m

This fairway is very generous. The open right side of this hole lures you in that direction, which will leave you a longer approach crossing open sand to the green. Be sure to take enough club and fire at the middle of the green. There is plenty of room to miss left.

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Par 4, Length 445m

This hole does not bend right as much as it appears. A strong drive down the left side of this enormous fairway provides the best angle into this green. Even the best tee shots will leave a lengthy approach to this green guarded by water on the right.

12
Par 3, Length 242m

ake plenty of club on this long par three. The green slopes will help funnel the ball toward the middle of the green. Subtle contours short and right will collect errant shots and help them toward the green.

13
Par 4, Length 401m

Accuracy is the focus on this medium length hole. The ideal angle requires a tee shot toward the left fairway bunker. The dense native area right of the fairway comes quickly into play. An accurate approach to this elevated green is critical, as a deep bunker and dense foliage guard the right side.

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Par 4, Length 325m

Another short par four with a multitude of options. A driver may leave you a shorter and only slightly easier second shot. If you elect to play it safe from the tee, it is best to favor the left side of this fairway, as shots missed to the right will face a blind approach at the most shallow angle to the green. This holes greatest defense is its green the smallest on the course.

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Par 4, Length 406m

Playing into the prevailing wind, this hole will require a strong drive to get as near to the cross bunker as possible. This will leave a short iron shot to an undulating and well protected green. A precise approach is a must, as you want to avoid leaving yourself above the hole, and a false front awaits any shots that come up short.

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Par 5, Length 530m

Against the prevailing wind, this uphill par five will play longer than the yardage indicates. The tee shot is visually intimidating. The slopes on the right side will funnel errant shots back to the fairway. On your approach, beware of a strategically placed bunker on the right, and factor your distance to it to ensure you finish comfortably short or beyond it.

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Par 3, Length 180m

A par three framed by a menacing bunker right and two bunkers back and left. A false front forces you to fly the ball well onto the green. However, the green will feed balls into an open collection area long and right of the green, from which a par is manageable. A prevailing crosswind makes it all the more difficult to launch a high, soft shot on to this green.

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Par 4, Length 399m

Keep your drive left of center on this blind tee shot. The fairway slopes from left to right and drops down to a hollow. A well struck drive has the chance to end up with a short iron approach. Balls that remain on the top level will face a very long approach. This large green rests on a plateau requiring shots to be carried well onto this green. Enjoy your walk to this green as you have reached the Trails End.

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Barefoot Course - Fazio Course

4980 Barefoot Resort Bridge Road
North Myrtle Beach, SC, 29582
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Barefoot Course - Fazio Course

The Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort is routed through a spectacular piece of property in the heart of Barefoot Resort. Like many European courses, the course does not return to the clubhouse after nine holes. It is not a British linksland course, but rather a classic Lowcountry course, filled with live oaks, pines, sand, natural areas and native grasses.

The Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort is routed through a spectacular piece of property in the heart of Barefoot Resort. Like many European courses, the course does not return to the clubhouse after nine holes. It is not a British linksland course, but rather a classic Lowcountry course, filled with live oaks, pines, sand, natural areas and native grasses.

Located between the Dye Course and the Love Course, the Fazio course has been strategically designed, incorporating extensive tree cover and many lakes into the landscaping.

Course Information

Par: 71
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Length (m): 6834
Architect: Tom Fazio
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Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course

1 McClure Way
Seaside, CA, 93955
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course

The Bayonet and Black Horse GC is a magnificent golf venue located in town of Seaside on the Monterey Peninsula. The Bayonet course is famous for its oak and cypress-lined fairways, magnificently manicured, long, and narrow fairways. The Black Horse course was renovated in late 1998 to transform the Black Horse into a longer, more challenging course. The Black Horse course has some of the most breath-taking views of the Monterey Bay imaginable.

With over 7,094 yards of oak and cypress-lined fairways, Bayonet Golf Course was designed in 1954 by General Robert McClure. Notoriously known for its magnificently manicured, long, and narrow fairways, Bayonet is one tough, but rewarding 18-hole adventure.

Black Horse was designed in 1964 by General Edwin Carnes. With almost 6,800 yards of the most breath-taking views of the Monterey Bay imaginable, the course was renovated in late 1998 under the guidance of PGA Tour architect Chris Gray. These extensive renovations transformed Black Horse into a longer, more challenging "championship golf course." With long rolling fairways and alluring panoramic views of the Monterey Bay, Black Horse will not only take your game through its paces, it will also captivate you in every way imaginable.

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 6451
Architect: General Robert McCLure and General Edward Carnes
Design Year: 1954 (and 1964)

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Bayonne Golf Club

1 Lefante Way
Bayonne, NJ, NY, 07002
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Bayonne Golf Club

Across the Hudson River from Manhattan, the Bayonne Golf Club is home to a water - front golf course that is unlike anything this side of the Atlantic. Designed to rival the look and feel of the legendary links courses of Scotland and Ireland, this awe-inspiring course is the centerpiece of an exclusive club that has garnered countless accolades since its unveiling in 2006. By any measure, Bayonne Golf Club is a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy golf at its very best, just minutes from America's greatest metropolis.

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Blackwolf Run Golf Club - Meadow Valleys Course

1111 W Riverside Dr
Kohler, WIS, 53044
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Blackwolf Run Golf Club - Meadow Valleys Course

rofessionals and amateurs of all skill levels can experience a day of golf like no other on the Meadow Valleys course. Described as both subtle and devilish, it winds through meadows and charges across ravines, reflecting the natural features of the Wisconsin terrain. Meadow Valleys course at Blackwolf Run was ranked #62 in Golf Digest 's ranking of America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses for 2013/2014.

Course Information

Par: 72
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Architect: Pete Dye
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Blackwolf Run Golf Club - River Course

1111 W Riverside Dr
Kohler, WIS, 53044
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Blackwolf Run Golf Club - River Course

River course is one of the most challenging and scenic destinations in North America. GOLF Magazine says this course "must be considered the nation's finest public-access course of modern times." River course at Blackwolf Run was ranked #14 in Golf Digest 's ranking of America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses for 2013/2014.

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Par: 72
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Architect: Pete Dye
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Cascata

One Cascata Drive
Boulder City, NV, 89005
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Cascata

Designed by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones, Cascata opened in 2000 and is already celebrated as one of the finest designs in the world. Only 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, Cascata is the ultimate in privacy, luxury and uncompromising service. From the moment you arrive our accommodating staff is there to ensure you have an unforgettable day. Few places on Earth offer such extravagance.

Designed by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones, Cascata opened in 2000 and is already celebrated as one of the finest designs in the world. Only 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, Cascata is the ultimate in privacy, luxury and uncompromising service. From the moment you arrive our accommodating staff is there to ensure you have an unforgettable day. Few places on Earth offer such extravagance.

Cascata’s private gates open to a spectacular landscape that forms a regal backdrop for a golf experience like no other. The par-72 course provides stunning vistas at every turn, including the 3,600-foot peak at Red Mountain, lush fairways, lakes, and streams. Class A PGA professionals attend to equipment, fashion or instruction needs, and players are accompanied on-course by a Tour-class caddie.

The Tuscan-style, 37,000-square-foot clubhouse offers an Old World ambiance of unpretentious luxury, where attentive staff members oblige your every need. The dining room features an appetizing menu sure to impress every taste. An excellent collection of rare and fine tobaccos is stocked in the cigar lounge’s custom-designed humidor.

The golf shop carries an array of equipment, stylish apparel and accessories. The men’s and ladies’ lounges are equipped with every conceivable amenity, including sink-side, flat-screen TVs.

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 5675
Architect: Rees Jones
Design Year: 2000

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Champions Retreat Golf Club

37 Champions Pkwy,
Evans, GA, 30809
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Champions Retreat Golf Club

Champions Retreat is a magnificent tribute to Player, Nicklaus and Palmer. The beautifully designed three nines are fun to play for both high and low handicapped golfers and are always in immaculate shape. The accommodations are superb with the touch of customer service you expect from a one-of-a-kind private golf retreat.

Champions Retreat is a magnificent tribute to Player, Nicklaus and Palmer. The beautifully designed three nines are fun to play for both high and low handicapped golfers and are always in immaculate shape. The three nines are made up of the following courses.

ISLAND NINE

Powerful and loose, charismatic and charming, gracious, yet passionately competitive; Palmer’s playing style and personality revolutionized the game. Those elements which made him a legendary athlete also make him a visionary designer. The Island Nine at Champions Retreat shares the personality of its architect, at once challenging and auspicious.

 

CREEK NINE

The Black Knight, the longstanding nom de guerre of one of golf’s greatest competitors, speaks to both Player’s gentlemanly demeanor and his intense approach to the game. Built to challenge and to charm, the Player Creek Nine is the vision of a man who understands the worth of both power and form.

BLUFF NINE

The Golden Bear’s acumen for creating iconic courses almost rivals his uncanny ability to win. Nicklaus’ 23 years between his first and last of six green jackets demonstrates an ability to adapt and compete that no golfer may ever duplicate. Evident in his approach to course design, he uses the natural tendencies of the land to amplify both its risks and rewards.

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Cog Hill Golf & Country Club - Dubsdread Course

12294 Archer Avenue
Lemont, IL, 60439
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Cog Hill Golf & Country Club - Dubsdread Course

Known as the "Patriarch of Public Golf," Joe Jemsek aspired to provide a country club experience and amenities to all golfers. Course No. 4-DUBSDREAD was the fulfillment of that dream. Famed architect Dick Wilson and his associate Joe Lee were selected to create Joe's vision. Their challenge was to create a public layout that would test the world's greatest golfers. In short, they succeeded. Nationally ranked since its opening in 1964, Course No. 4 was given the nickname "DUBSDREAD." The name DUBSDREAD is derived from the idea that a "dub" or poor golfer should beware and served as a warning of the challenges forthcoming. True to its name, this natural-style championship course places a high demand on shot making ability ability by providing tight landing areas combined with heavily bunkered, large undulating greens.

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 6172
Architect: Dick Wilson/Joe Lee and Rees Jones
Design Year: 1964

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Coral Creek Golf Course

91-1111 Geiger Rd
Ewa Beach, HI, 96706
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Coral Creek Golf Course

Coral Creek Golf Course, in Ewa Beach Hawaii, is a Robin Nelson & Haworth design golf course offering four teeing areas, manicured Seashore Paspalum turf with contrasting coral cliff rock formations, elevated greens and a Signature 10th hole, over water with a 30' cascading waterfall.

Coral Creek Golf Course, in Ewa Beach Hawaii, is a Robin Nelson & Haworth design golf course offering four teeing areas, manicured Seashore Paspalum turf with contrasting coral cliff rock formations, elevated greens and a Signature 10th hole, over water with a 30’ cascading waterfall.

A once arid, flat, sun baked parcel, is now an oasis comprised of spring fed lakes, natural fauna and occasional wildlife, rolling fairways and undulating greens. Together with the prevailing trade winds and ideal sunny playing conditions, Coral Creek Golf Course welcomes players to enjoy challenging rounds of golf here, all year long.

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Par: 72
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Desert Highlands Golf Club

10040 E. Happy Valley Road
Scottsdale, AR, 85255
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Desert Highlands Golf Club

Designed by Jack Nicklaus, and first open for play in 1984, The Desert Highlands Golf Club enjoys views of Pinnacle Peak which looms just overhead and the lights of the Valley spread across the horizon in the distance below. A dramatic elevated tee box on the first hole sets the tone on this 18-hole, par 72 golf course that plays 7,072 yards from the tips.

Accolades for the Desert Highlands Golf Course have included being ranked as one of the top desert golf courses in the country by Golf Digest. Yet first proof that this course was something extraordinary occurred almost immediately after it was completed.  Desert Highlands was the site of the first two Skins Games in 1983 and 1984.

When you play this course you walk in the footsteps of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Gary Player. Yet even as you feel the atmosphere of legends around you, Nicklaus designed this course to invite players of all levels to enjoy the challenge, while also savoring a setting that is nothing less than magnificent.

Pinnacle Peak looms just overhead and the lights of the Valley spread across the horizon in the distance below. A dramatic elevated tee box on the first hole sets the tone on this 18-hole, par 72 golf course that plays 7,072 yards from the tips.

To enhance the desert effect, turf has been used judiciously which has resulted in a “target golf” concept. With major desert areas abutting the fairways and greens, the turf limitation has served to heighten the visual drama of the course.

The result is reminiscent of a soft-flowing green carpet draped across rugged lands forms.

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Par: 72
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Architect: Jack Nicklaus
Design Year: 1983

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Doral Golf Resort & Spa - Blue Monster

4400 N.W. 87th Avenue
Miami, FL, 33178
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Doral Golf Resort & Spa - Blue Monster

The Blue Monster, home of the World Golf Championships-CA Championship, has hosted prestigious PGA TOUR events for the past 45 years. Golfers won't find a more challenging or spectacular golf course. The Blue Monster features long fairways, undulating green, a deep Bermuda rough and a unique assortment of water hazards. The famous 18th hole, with its signature fountain, was ranked by GOLF Magazine as one of the Top 100 Holes in the World.

The Blue Monster, home of the World Golf Championships-CA Championship, has hosted prestigious PGA TOUR events for the past 45 years. In fact, virtually every great name in golf has had a moment of glorious personal triumph on this world-class track. Originally designed by Dick Wilson, golfers won't find a more challenging or spectacular golf course. At 7,125 yards from the tournament tees, and with a series of strategically placed bunkers, both length and finesse are needed to score well on this historic course. The Blue Monster features long fairways, undulating green, a deep Bermuda rough and a unique assortment of water hazards. The famous 18th hole, with its signature fountain, was ranked by GOLF Magazine as one of the Top 100 Holes in the World.

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Par: 72
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Architect: Dick Wilson
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Doral Golf Resort & Spa - Gold Course

4400 N.W. 87th Avenue
Miami, FL, 33178
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Doral Golf Resort & Spa - Gold Course

This course was originally built in 1968 and designed by Bob van Hagge, together with the Devlin design team. It was renovated by Raymond Floyd in 1995. The course, a traditional Florida layout, features moderate undulating contoured greens, stategic bunkering and is surrounded by water on sixteen of its eighteen holes. In addition, the Gold hosted the final round of the 1999 PGA "Qualifying School".

This course was originally built in 1968 and designed by Bob van Hagge, together with the Devlin design team. It was renovated by Raymond Floyd in 1995. The course, a traditional Florida layout, features moderate undulating contoured greens, stategic bunkering and is surrounded by water on sixteen of its eighteen holes. In addition, the Gold hosted the final round of the 1999 PGA "Qualifying School".

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Par: 70
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Architect: Bob van Hagge
Design Year: 1968

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Dormie Club

6033 Beulah Hill Church Rd
West End, NC, 27376
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Dormie Club

Dormie Club presents great challenge as well as great views, superb conditions, and ultimate serenity. Built on 310 acres, there are no homes, no roads, and no distractions. It is pure golf amid pure nature. A fabulous Coore Crenshaw design.

Dormie was built according to Coore & Crenshaw’s Philosophy of Traditional Strategic Golf Design, as being the most rewarding golfing experience, particularly when presented with quality, artistic flare that compliments and preserves the topography of the Natural Terrain.

Dormie’s wide fairways do not intimidate the average golfer. However, the challenge for the better golfer is the actual placement of their shots to take advantage of the subtle and some, not so subtle, Fairway contours in order to obtain the best approach to the various size greens – frequently guarded by swales and naturalistic bunkers. Both Greens and Fairways are designed and maintained in the Coore & Crenshaw’s tradition of “Hard and Fast” making the contour of both an even greater challenge.The Serene surroundings of Long Leaf Pines and Rolling Terrain, and the total solitude of the expansive course layout, with plenty of Natural Habitat, combine to create the ultimate golfing experience at Dormie, as all Players attest.

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Eagle Mountain Golf Club

14915 East Eagle Mountain Parkway
Fountain Hills, AR, 85268
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Eagle Mountain Golf Club

Nestled in the ravines of Arizona's McDowell Mountains and colorized by dramatic sunrises and sunsets, Eagle Mountain beckons those who desire an outstanding golf experience. Opened in 1996, this Scott Miller designed course is a spectacular representation of man's creation in harmony with nature as it winds through natural box canyons, rolling hills, and lush desert valleys. At Eagle Mountain you'll find a challenging yet fair golf experience, with contoured fairways and immaculately maintained emerald greens throughout this par-71, 6800-yard layout.

Nestled in the ravines of Arizona's McDowell Mountains and colorized by dramatic sunrises and sunsets, Eagle Mountain beckons those who desire an outstanding golf experience.

Opened in 1996, this Scott Miller designed course is a spectacular representation of man's creation in harmony with nature as it winds through natural box canyons, rolling hills, and lush desert valleys.

At Eagle Mountain you'll find a challenging yet fair golf experience, with contoured fairways and immaculately maintained emerald greens throughout this par-71, 6800-yard layout.

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Par: 71
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Architect: Scott Miller
Design Year: 1996

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Erin Hills Golf Club

7169 County Road O
Erin, WIS, 53027
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Erin Hills Golf Club

Covered in fescue grasses and surrounded by rolling meadows, Erin Hills occupies a vast 650-acre site blessed with a series of dune-like hills and ridges, which had apparently been created by glacial deposits made during the last Ice Age. The course was designed by Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry with assistance from architectural commentator Ron Whitten. Given the nature of the terrain and the plateaus, hollows and internal undulations that existed on the property, the design team tried hard to find as many natural settings for their greens, tees and fairways as possible. A number of tees are located atop ridges, with greens often built in saddles, up on plateaus or cut into the hillsides. Earth works were only required on a handful of holes, with the majority of the playing corridors simply discovered and grassed for play.

Despite its small-town setting, the 2006 opening of Wisconsin’s Erin Hills golf course was one of the most eagerly anticipated of recent years. This was not due to the event being carried out with any great fanfare, but rather because the unopened layout had already been awarded a National Women’s Amateur event and was being touted by the USGA as a future US Open venue.

Covered in fescue grasses and surrounded by rolling meadows, Erin Hills occupies a vast 650-acre site blessed with a series of dune-like hills and ridges, which had apparently been created by glacial deposits made during the last Ice Age. The course was designed by Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry with assistance from architectural commentator Ron Whitten.  Given the nature of the terrain and the plateaus, hollows and internal undulations that existed on the property, the design team tried hard to find as many natural settings for their greens, tees and fairways as possible. A number of tees are located atop ridges, with greens often built in saddles, up on plateaus or cut into the hillsides. Earth works were only required on a handful of holes, with the majority of the playing corridors simply discovered and grassed for play.

Despite its obvious appeal, Erin Hills is quite a controversial course with several areas of concern. Firstly there is the routing, which forces front tee players to walk substantial distances between greens and tees. The layout is also very long and difficult, which is great for championship play but at times things do get a touch severe on the average public course golfer. On the positive side, approach shots into the large, sloping 3rd green and the elevated 7th are both exceptional, as is the punchbowl target and bunkering on the shorter par four 4th. The 8th is also good, the nasty left-turning two-shotter rising sharply as it nears a dangerously pitched putting complex.

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Par: 72
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Length (m): 7095
Architect: Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry and Ron Whitten
Design Year: 2006

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Ewa Beach Golf Club

91050 Fort Weaver Rd
Ewa Beach, HI, 96706
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Ewa Beach Golf Club

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Friars Head

3000 Sound Ave
Riverhead, NY, 11901
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Friars Head

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Garden City Country Club

315 Stewart Ave
Garden City, NY, 11530
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Garden City Country Club

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Geneva National Golf Club - Arnold Palmer Course

1221 Geneva National Ave
South Lake Geneva, WIS, 53147
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Geneva National Golf Club - Arnold Palmer Course

The Arnold Palmer Course at Geneva National is a big favorite. The course winds through the rolling woods of Geneva National, with three spectacular finishing holes along Lake Como. Arnold Palmer himself calls the Signature 17th hold one of his favorites, placing it as #11 in his personal "Dream 18" in the eastern part of the states. A tough course featuring elevated tees and challenging greens, Palmer gives you golf at its best.

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Par: 72
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Architect: Arnold Palmer/Gary Player/Lee Trevino
Design Year: 1992

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Geneva National Golf Club - Gary Player Course

1221 Geneva National Ave
South Lake Geneva, WIS, 53147
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Geneva National Golf Club - Gary Player Course

The Gary Player Course opened with nine holes in 1995, and Mr. Player returned in 2000 to finish the job. The result is an amazing 18 holes of golf and possibly the most popular course at Geneva National. The course takes advantage of the natural wetlands in the area and offers great risk-reward holes. In addition to a challenging round, the Player Course offers fantastic views of Lake Como and the surrounding area.

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Par: 72
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Length (m): 6408
Architect: Arnold Palmer/Gary Player/Lee Trevino
Design Year: 1992

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Grand Dunes Resort Golf Course

1000 Grande Dunes Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC, 29572
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Grand Dunes Resort Golf Course

As the centerpiece of an exclusive resort-residential community, Grande Dunes sets the standard for golf along the Carolina Coast. The Roger Rulewich design was nominated for Golf Digest's "Best New Course in America" award for 2001 and continues to receive accolades as time goes on. The layout is over 7600 yards from the tips and is located on an elevated bluff overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway with outstanding views to the Atlantic Ocean less than a mile away.

As the centerpiece of an exclusive resort-residential community, Grande Dunes sets the standard for golf along the Carolina Coast. The Roger Rulewich design was nominated for Golf Digest's "Best New Course in America" award for 2001 and continues to receive accolades as time goes on. The layout is over 7600 yards from the tips and is located on an elevated bluff overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway with outstanding views to the Atlantic Ocean less than a mile away.

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Par: 72
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Architect: Roger Rulewich
Design Year: 2001

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Grayhawk Golf Club - Raptor Course

8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway
Scottsdale, AR, 85255
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Grayhawk Golf Club - Raptor Course

The Raptor Course at Grayhawk Golf Club was designed by Tom Fazio, and opened in 1995. This 18 hole course is considered one of the finest desert layouts in the valley.

The Raptor Course at Grayhawk Golf Club was designed by Tom Fazio, and opened in 1995.

This 18 hole course with Crenshaw Bent-grass greens, is considered one of the finest desert layouts in the valley. It offers tremendous views of the desert and surrounding foothills and should not be missed during a visit to Arizona.

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Par: 72
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Length (m): 6486
Architect: Tom Fazio
Design Year: 1995

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Half Moon Bay Golf Links - Ocean Course

Two Miramontes Point Road
Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Half Moon Bay Golf Links - Ocean Course

Half Moon Bay's Ocean Course is a true links layout with an authentic Scottish soul. The Oceans three finishing holes have been lauded as among the best in course design.

Set against dramatic cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Half Moon Bay Golf Links features 36 holes of championship golf. For over 30 years, avid golfers have been returning to this incomparable setting, enjoying the variety of play offered by our two award winning courses.

Half Moon Bay's Ocean Course is a true links layout with an authentic Scottish soul. The Ocean’s three finishing holes have been lauded as among the best in course design.

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Par: 72
ACR: 70.7
Length (m): 5730
Architect: Arthur Hills
Design Year: 1997

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Half Moon Bay Golf Links - Old Course

Two Miramontes Point Road
Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Half Moon Bay Golf Links - Old Course

Half Moon Bay's Old Course is an American classic that weaves around lakes, through cypress and coastal pines, finishing on one of the highest ranked golf holes in the world.

Set against dramatic cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Half Moon Bay Golf Links features 36 holes of championship golf. For over 30 years, avid golfers have been returning to this incomparable setting, enjoying the variety of play offered by our two award winning courses.

Half Moon Bay's Old Course is an American classic that weaves around lakes, through cypress and coastal pines, finishing on one of the highest ranked golf holes in the world.

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Par: 72
ACR: 73.1
Length (m): 6009
Architect: Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane
Design Year: 1973

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Hapuna Golf Course

62-100 Kauna'oa Drive
Kohala Coast, HI, 96743
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Hapuna Golf Course

With its seemingly endless views and dramatic elevation changes beginning at sea level and rising to 700 feet, Hapuna Golf Course nestles into the rugged desert terrain above the west shore of Hawaii's Big Island. This Arnold Palmer / Ed Seay golf course is a championship "links-style" design that was built in 1992 and stretches to just under 6,900 yards. The Pacific Ocean serves as the picture perfect backdrop and can be seen from every hole. Teeing off at just under 700 feet of elevation, the signature par 4, 12th hole provides one of the most spectacular panoramic views on Hawaii's Big Island - including Maui in the distance.

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Hawaii Prince

91-1200 Fort Weaver Road
Oahu, HI
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Hawaii Prince

Designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, this unique course boasts 27 dramatic holes ' the only golf course of its kind in Hawaii. Situated on the Ewa Plain of Oahu, it occupies 270 acres of sheer beauty and offers stunning views of the rain-carved Waianae Mountains.

Designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, this unique course boasts 27 dramatic holes – the only golf course of its kind in Hawaii.

Situated on the Ewa Plain of Oahu, it occupies 270 acres of sheer beauty and offers stunning views of the rain-carved Waianae Mountains.

The head professional and popular golf television commentator Mark Rolfing says about Hawaii Prince - "These three interchangeable nines offer a variety of challenges with multiple sets of tees and well-placed bunkers awaiting any errant shot. But by far, the most dominant feature is water and it is everywhere. Depending on which combination of nines you play, you are sure to get a diverse experience.""

Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay were given land that was once just waving fields of sugar cane and created a memorable course with character and variety. Character and variety, in this case, are euphemisms for sidehill lies, downhill lies and uphill lies – the unique challenges of the 27-hole Hawaii Prince Golf Course. A few points to help you get excited about Hawaii Prince

  • Each of the three nine holes – A, B and C – is related but has its own identity. The most challenging combination is A-C, slope rating 134 from the back tees. The least difficult is A-B.
  • 10 lakes dot the course. Water comes into play on six holes of the A course, three on the B and seven of the C.
  • On the C course, the toughest test is on the second hole, a par-4 dogleg with a lake on the left, several fairway bunkers on the right and the out-of-bounds beyond that.
  • The toughest on the A course is the eighth hole, a long par-5 with lots of bunkers and mounding.
  • The B course saves the toughest for last, a par-4 that usually plays into the trade winds, with water to the left, front and right of the tee.
  • This is probably the most difficult hole of all three courses.
  • The putting greens on A, B and C are among the fastest in Hawaii.

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Jones Creek Golf Club

777 Jones Creek Drive
Evans, GA, 30809
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Jones Creek Golf Club

Jones Creek reflects Augusta's legacy of design, climate, and location. Nestled in the rolling hills of West Augusta, surrounded by beautiful pine trees and hardwood, Jones Creek has consistently been one of Golf Digest's choices for premiere public courses.

Jones Creek reflects Augusta's legacy of design, climate, and location. Nestled in the rolling hills of West Augusta, surrounded by beautiful pine trees and hardwood, Jones Creek has consistently been one of Golf Digest's choices for premiere public courses.

The Jones Creek Clubhouse officially opened in October 1986. The Clubhouse features classic architecture with Greek Doric Columns, wide verandas and gracious French doors. All of these special touches were added to echo the gracefulness of a 19th century building.

The Pro Shop is stocked with all the lastest clothing and golf equipment. Polo, Fairway and Green, Calaway and Adidas to name a few. Relax in the grill room while enjoying lunch or pick up a quick snack when making the turn. Jones Creek has everything you need to enjoy a day of relaxation on the links.

The Jones Creek Golf Course is built on a superb site, ideal for a world-class golf course, The challenge of Jones Creek has been created by incorporating the existing vegetation and streams as well as utilizing other natural conditions to create a variety of golf holes in length, angle and direction of play. It has been designed with a generous hand, each hole having a character and identity of its own.

This course will be well adapted to championship play while never ceasing to be a challenge for every class of golfer. The 18-holes of Jones Creek Golf Course wind through a 520-acre site perfectly adapted to the creation of a world-class course. The course measures over 6900 yards from the Champion tees. Winding streams and mature vegetation have helped create the individuality of each hole.

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Par: 72
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Architect: Rees Jones & Thomas Fazio
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Ka' anapali Kai Course

2290 Kaanapali Pkwy
Lahaina, HI
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Ka' anapali Kai Course

The 6,400 yard par 70 Kaanapali Kai Course provides a more forgiving layout than its counterpart, the Royal Kaanapali Course, making it a great resort experience for all skill levels. Round strategy is more important than distance on this course built upon an old sugarcane plantation. After a 2008 renovation, the Kai Course played host to the ladies of Golf Channel?s Big Break Kaanapali.

The 6,400 yard par 70 Kaanapali Kai Course provides a more forgiving layout than its counterpart, the Royal Kaanapali Course, making it a great resort experience for all skill levels. Round strategy is more important than distance on this course built upon an old sugarcane plantation. After a 2008 renovation, the Kai Course played host to the ladies of Golf Channel’s Big Break Kaanapali.

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Kapalua - The Bay Course

300 Kapalua Dr
Lahaina, HI, HI 96761-9041
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Kapalua - The Bay Course

Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane designed The Bay Course. The Bay Course is a 6,000-meter par 72 with gently rolling fairways and generous greens. The Bay Course is an excellent example of resort golf at its best.

The Bay Course at the Kapalua Resort on Maui is a 6000 m, par 72 course, designed by Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane in 1975.

The Bay Course winds through palm trees and hibiscus plants down to the sea.

The signature hole number 5 is right next to the ocean, offering scenic views of the island of Molokai in the distance. The hole is a par 3, so your tee shot must carry 90 meters over the Pacific Ocean.

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Par: 72
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Architect: Arnold Palmer/Francis Duane
Design Year: 1975

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Kapalua - The Plantation Course

300 Kapalua Dr
Lahaina, HI, HI 96761-9041
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Kapalua - The Plantation Course

The par 73, 6602 m Plantation Course, is the course of the champions, site of the PGA TOUR Mercedes-Benz Championship each January featuring an elite field of previous year's PGA TOUR winners

The par 73, 6602 m Plantation Course, is the course of the champions, site of the PGA TOUR Mercedes-Benz Championship each January featuring an elite field of previous year's PGA TOUR winners.

The field has included golf greats such as Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Justin Leonard, Ernie Els, Davis Love III and many more.

The grand scale of the course designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore unfurls across natural geographic formations and pineapple plantation fields that take your breath away.

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Par: 73
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Architect: Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore
Design Year: 1974

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Kapalua - The Village Course

300 Kapalua Dr
Lahaina, HI, HI 96761-9041
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Kapalua - The Village Course

The 18-hole "Village" course at the Kapalua Golf Club facility in Lahaina, Hawaii features 6,378 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70.Designed by Arnold Palmer, the Village golf course opened in 1974. .

Kapalua Resort's second Arnold Palmer design layout, The Village Course, twists, turns, rises and falls through the West Maui foothills.

A serene trek through Hawaiian headlands, stands of Cook and Norfolk pines characterize this par 70 6,317-yard course.

The Village is complex enough to challenge the seasoned professional, yet can be every bit as enjoyable for beginning golfers, as well

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Par: 70
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Architect: Arnold Palmer
Design Year: 1974

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Kapalua Bay Course - DO NOT USE

300 Kapalua Drive
Lahaina, Maui, HI, 96761
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Kapalua Bay Course - DO NOT USE

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Kapalua Golf - Plantation Course NO NOT USE

2000 Plantation Club Drive Lahaina
Maui, HI, 96761
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Kapalua Golf - Plantation Course NO NOT USE

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Par: 73
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Architect: Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore
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Kapolei Golf Course

91-701 Farrington Highway
Kapolei, HI, 96707
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Kapolei Golf Course

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Ocean Course

12 Kiawah Beach Drive
Kiawah Island, SC, SC, 29455
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Ocean Course

Designed by Pete Dye and opened in 1991 before the Ryder Cup Matches, the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort gained instant notoriety as the site of the most dramatic "War by the Shore," a battle decided literally by the final putt of Sunday's final match.

Designed by Pete Dye and opened in 1991 before the Ryder Cup Matches, the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort gained instant notoriety as the site of the most dramatic "War by the Shore," a battle decided literally by the final putt of Sunday's final match.

In 1997, The Ocean Course hosted the World Cup of Golf, with the world's finest golfers from 32 countries competing in the stroke play tournament. But with all 18 holes offering panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, it's likely The Ocean Course would have earned widespread acclaim had no tournament ever been played there.

Located at the Eastern end of Kiawah Island, the course negotiates along 2 3/4 miles of pristine oceanfront property. According to Pete Dye, "There's no other golf course in the Northern Hemisphere that has as many seaside holes."

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Par: 72
ACR: 73.2
Length (m): 6552
Architect: Peter Dye
Design Year: 1991

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Osprey Point

12 Kiawah Beach Drive
Kiawah Island, SC, SC, 29455
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Osprey Point

At Osprey Point, Tom Fazio used a superb natural canvas to create a masterpiece in playability and variety. The setting for the course features four large, natural lakes, fingers of saltwater marsh, and dense maritime forests of live oaks, pines, palmettos, and magnolias.

Designed by the consensus pick as the best contemporary architect in golf, Tom Fazio has left his mark on Kiawah.

At Osprey Point, Fazio used a superb natural canvas to create a masterpiece in playability and variety. The setting for the course features four large, natural lakes, fingers of saltwater marsh, and dense maritime forests of live oaks, pines, palmettos, and magnolias.

Into that backdrop, Fazio blended a par-72 layout that takes advantage of its setting. Ranked in Golf Digest's "America's Top 75 Resort Courses," Osprey Point has grown into one of the favorite courses on the island. "

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Par: 72
ACR: 71
Length (m): 6522
Architect: Tom Fazio
Design Year: 1998

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Turtle Point

12 Kiawah Beach Drive
Kiawah Island, SC, SC, 29455
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Turtle Point

Opened in 1981, Kiawah Island's Turtle Point is a low-profile design with fairways and green settings blended into the existing landscape. Nowhere is this more evident than along a specatular three-hole stretch woven through rolling sand dunes directly along the Atlantic Ocean.

Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Kiawah Island's Turtle Point has a combination of length and accuracy that has led to its selection for several important championships including the Carolinas' Amateur, the Carolinas' PGA, the South Carolina Amateur and the 1990 PGA Cup Matches, the club professionals version of the Ryder Cup.

Opened in 1981, Turtle Point is a low-profile design with fairways and green settings blended into the existing landscape. Nowhere is this more evident than along a specatular three-hole stretch woven through rolling sand dunes directly along the Atlantic Ocean.

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Par: 72
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Architect: Jack Nicklaus
Design Year: 1981

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King Kamehameha Golf Club

2500 Honoapiilani Highway Wailuku
Maui, HI, 96793
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

King Kamehameha Golf Club

The King Kamehameha Golf Club is the only private 18-hole golf course in Maui, Hawaii. The club's 74,000 sq.ft. clubhouse is designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and sits at 750 feet above sea level offering Haleakala, as well as bi-coastal ocean views. The golf club was named to honor the greatest king in the history of the Hawaiian Islands. The unification of the islands into a peaceful and prosperous kingdom has become his legacy, and our inspiration to honor the culture of Hawai'i and foster an awareness of the 'aina (land) and its malama 'aina (native resources). You will be welcomed with aloha . . . Hawaiian heart and soul.

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Architect: Ted Robinson Sr.
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Ko Olina Golf Club

92-1480 Aliinui Drive
Kapolei, Hawaii, HI, 96707
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Ko Olina Golf Club

Ko Olina Golf Club, recognized as one of Oahu's premier golf courses offers a challenging 18-hole championship course with exceptional water features, multi-tiered greens, and no parallel fairways.

Ko Olina Golf Club, recognized as one of Oahu's premier golf courses offers a challenging 18-hole championship course with exceptional water features, multi-tiered greens, and no parallel fairways. This spectacular Ted Robinson designed course provides expansive landing areas and measures up to 6,867 yards from the back tees.

Water is the defining feature at the beautiful Ko Olina Golf Club, located only 25 miles from Honolulu on Oahu's sunny southwest tip. Ted Robinson, a designer best known for his "waterscapes," took former sugar cane lands and moved more than a million cubic yards of dirt to create Ko Olina.

He added moundings and contours, elevated tees and greens, and planted more than a thousand stately coconut palms and other trees. And, true to his trademark, he added lots of water. Waterfalls feed into streams that widen into pools that become lakes.

Ko Olina is superbly maintained, with wide fairways and well-bunkered, multi-tiered greens.

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 6279
Architect: Ted Robinson
Design Year: 1989

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Ko'olau Golf Club

45-550 Kionaole Rd
Kaneohe, Hawaii, HI, 96744
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Ko'olau Golf Club

Carved out of a magnificent tropical forest, Ko'olau Golf Club is one of the most inspiring golf experiences you will play - anywhere in the world and is nestled below Oahu's historic and popular Pali Lookout.

Considered to be "The World's Most Challenging Golf Course" from the back tees, Ko'olau promises a memorable golf experience for golfers of all skill levels.

Carved out of a magnificent tropical forest, Ko'olau Golf Club is one of the most inspiring golf experiences you will play - anywhere in the world and is nestled below Oahu's historic and popular Pali Lookout.  Ko'olau offers breathtaking views of the majestic 2,000-foot-high cliffs of the Ko'olau Mountain Range, cascading waterfalls and commanding views of the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful windward side of Oahu.

Ko'olau's natural setting provided master golf course architect Dick Nugent the opportunity to create a gem of a golf course that encompasses over 280 acres of spectacular terrain with a scenic 7,310-yard, par-72 layout unlike any other in the world. Ko'olau features impeccable conditioning and some of the most extraordinary scenery in the world.

Course Information

Par: 75
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Length (m): 6684
Architect: Dick Nugent
Design Year: 1992

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La Costa Resort - North Course

2100 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, CA, 92009
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

La Costa Resort - North Course

La Costa Resort is home to two PGA Championship golf courses. The North Course is beautiful and traditional design that will challenge golfers shotmaking ability, both off the tee, and around the greens.

La Costa Resort is home to two PGA Championship golf courses.  The North Course is beautiful and traditional design that will challenge golfers shotmaking ability, both off the tee, and around the greens.

The courses at La Costa Resort and Spa are currently the host of the World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play Championship, so when you play this magnificent course you are walking the same fairways that the legends of the game have walked for over 30 years.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 72.9
Length (m): 6007
Architect: Dick Wilson
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La Costa Resort - South Course

2100 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, CA, 92009
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

La Costa Resort - South Course

La Costa Resort is home to two PGA Championship golf courses. The South Course is known for its lush tree lined fairways and flawless greens. Professional Golfers call the last four holes of La Costa's South Course: "The Longest Mile in Golf."

La Costa Resort is home to two PGA Championship golf courses. The South Course is known for its lush tree lined fairways and flawless greens. Professional Golfers call the last four holes of La Costa's South Course: "The Longest Mile in Golf."

The courses at La Costa Resort and Spa are currently the host of the World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play Championship, so when you play this magnificent course you are walking the same fairways that the legends of the game have walked for over 30 years.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 72.4
Length (m): 5930
Architect: Dick Wilson
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La Quinta Resort - Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course

49-499 Eisenhower Drive
La Quinta, CA, 92253
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

La Quinta Resort - Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course

The Nicklaus Tournament Course is truly one of Nicklaus' best. This course is a remarkable test of golf where accuracy is rewarded and errant shots are severely penalized. Visible plateau landing areas, firm elevated greens and jagged bunkers will leave a lasting impression on golfers of every level. The PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament course is ranked among Golf Magazine's "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" in the United States.

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La Quinta Resort - Mountain Course

49-499 Eisenhower Drive
La Quinta, CA, 92253
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

La Quinta Resort - Mountain Course

Designed by Pete Dye, the La Quinta Resort Mountain Course is famous for its unique design and visually stunning setting. This golfer's paradise is literally carved into the Santa Rosa Mountains, demanding accurate, strategic play while providing the ultimate in breathtaking views. Pete Dye's skillful design is ranked among Golf Magazine's "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" in the United States.

Designed by Pete Dye, the La Quinta Resort Mountain Course is famous for its unique design and visually stunning setting. This golfer's paradise is literally carved into the Santa Rosa Mountains, demanding accurate, strategic play while providing the ultimate in breathtaking views. Pete Dye's skillful design is ranked among Golf Magazine's "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" in the United States.

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La Quinta Resort - Stadium Golf Course

56-150 PGA Boulevard
La Quinta, CA, 92253
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

La Quinta Resort - Stadium Golf Course

PGA WEST enjoys an international reputation as the "Western Home of Golf in America". This Pete Dye jewel is described as a "must" play for all who seek the ultimate thrill. Inspired by the famed Scottish seaside courses, its design is rugged and dramatic, providing the ultimate golf challenge. The PGA WEST Stadium Golf Course is ranked among Golf Magazine's "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" in the United States.

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Las Sendas Golf Club

7555 E. Eagle Crest Drive
Mesa, AR, 85207
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Las Sendas Golf Club

Las Sendas Golf Club is a tribute to how well a golf course design can work with the natural desert. This is a must play for anyone who wants to test their golfing skills at the highest level.

Las Sendas Golf Club is a tribute to how well a golf course design can work with the natural desert. This is a must play for anyone who wants to test their golfing skills at the highest level. A great golf course with spectacular views and a beautiful clubhouse and restaurant - Las Sendas has it all.

Rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest, this Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design is a true test of golf and has been rated as the number one public course in Arizona by the Business Journal every year since it's opening in 1995. Golf Magazine has included it on the list of "Top Ten You Can Play In The Nation", and most recently, Zagat survey ranked Las Sendas as one of the top 20 toughest courses in the United States.

With it's pristine desert setting, bent grass greens and red rock mountain backdrops Las Sendas is what "true desert golf" is all about.

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Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Jr
Design Year: 1995

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Las Vegas Paiute - Wolf Course

10325 Nu-Wav Kaiv Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV, 89124
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Las Vegas Paiute - Wolf Course

The newest and most-difficult layout, howls at 6,953 total metres and is the longest course in Nevada. It promises an amazing golf experience, thanks to its length, the beauty of its natural desert surroundings, and its stunning island green on the fifteenth hole.

The newest and most-difficult layout, howls at 6,953 total metres and is the longest course in Nevada. It promises an amazing golf experience, thanks to its length, the beauty of its natural desert surroundings, and its stunning island green on the fifteenth hole.

Annika Sorenstam and Karrie Webb officially opened the course by competing in Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf and shot 65 and 64 respectively.

Golfers of all skill levels can come take a bite out of the infamous WOLF by tempering the challenge with five tee options at various yardages.

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 6953
Architect: Pete Dye
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Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort - Snow Mountain Course

10325 Nu-Wav Kaiv Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV, 89124
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort - Snow Mountain Course

Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort's Snow Mountain course has wide rye grass fairways, seven holes with water hazards, and a progressive layout -meaning there are no parallel fairways.

Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort’s original course has wide rye grass fairways, seven holes with water hazards, and a progressive layout—meaning there are no parallel fairways.

The Snow Mountain course features traditional Dye railroad tie-decorated bunkers and dogleg finishing holes. Some golfers still feel this original course is the best of the resort's three. The 16th, a par 3, is a delight and the 18th, which flanks the Clubhouse, presents a welcomed challenge with water hazards and a compelling yardage.

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 6534
Architect: Pete Dye
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Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort - Sun Course

10325 Nu-Wav Kaiv Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV, 89124
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort - Sun Course

Shining at 7,112 total yards, is the tamest of the courses but the holes are every bit as good. A kinder, gentler Dye design, it's depicted by natural rolling terrain and enchanting scenery. Many golfers hail the Sun as their favorite because they feel like they are on the edge of nature due to the location of the course being completely away from the resort's interior.

Shining at 7,112 total yards, is the tamest of the courses but the holes are every bit as good. A kinder, gentler Dye design, it’s depicted by natural rolling terrain and enchanting scenery.

Many golfers hail the Sun as their favorite because they feel like they are on the edge of nature due to the location of the course being completely away from the resort's interior.

The 12th is brilliant even on a cloudy day because of the monstrous mountain backdrop, indigenous desert landscape, and sweeping slope changes, which will advise a player to think before swinging.

Golfers will warm to the experience on the Sun since the course also offers four tee options.

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 6953
Architect: Pete Dye
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Lost Canyons Golf Club - Sky Course

301 Lost Canyons Dr
Simi Valley, CA, 93063
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Lost Canyons Golf Club - Sky Course

The Sky Course at Lost Canyons Golf Club follows canyon ridgelines that offer spectacular, panoramic views from every tee box and green. A true delight to play, the Sky Course at Lost Canyons Golf Club is one of the more challenging courses in the country.

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Maderas Golf Club

17750 Old Coach Road
Poway, CA, 92064
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Maderas Golf Club

Southern California's premier golf destination, Maderas Golf club is quietly tucked away amidst the rolling hills of north San Diego, just minutes from downtown. Maderas offers a unique combination of golf course strategy and design mastery, while taking the concept of upscale golf to exhilarating levels.

Southern California's premier golf destination, Maderas Golf club is quietly tucked away amidst the rolling hills of north San Diego, just minutes from downtown. Maderas offers a unique combination of golf course strategy and design mastery, while taking the concept of upscale golf to exhilarating levels.

Rated the #1 Golf Course in San Diego County five consecutive years by the Zagat Survey, Maderas Golf Club offers beauty and challenge as it winds through the cliffs, rock outcroppings, creeks, and forests of the inland hill country of north San Diego.

Three lakes, five waterfalls, and over forty acres of native wildflowers can be seen throughout the golf course. This natural foliage provides Maderas Golf Club with twelve months of natural color.

Located only 30 minutes from downtown San Diego, Maderas Golf Club is San Diego's leading public golf course and provides the ultimate experience in Southern California to its guests through a combination of superior service and unparalleled playing conditions.

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 5717
Architect: Johnny Miller and Robert Muirgraves
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Makaha Resort Golf Club

84-626 Makaha Valley Road
Waianae,, HI, 96792
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Makaha Resort Golf Club

Makaha Resort Golf Club was designed by William F. Bell to accent the stunning natural landscape of Makaha Valley. Their championship golf course was acclaimed for its beauty as much as its rigor by Golf Digest, and was named the island's best course by Honolulu Magazine.

Makaha Resort & Golf Club is the perfect location for a true Hawaiian Experience. Just 35 miles from downtown Honolulu, located on the leeward side of Oahu on over 300 acres, the 3 star resort offers relaxation with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and memorable sunsets.

Designed by William F. Bell to accent the stunning natural landscape of Makaha Valley, our championship golf course was acclaimed for its beauty as much as its rigor by Golf Digest, and was named the island's best course by Honolulu Magazine.

The Makaha Resort & Golf Club offers golf lessons, club rentals, an expansive pro golf shop, scenic snack bar restaurant and driving range practice facility. The classic 7,040 -yard, par 72 golf course layout calls for a variety of shots and just about every club in your bag. With a USGA rating of 74.3 it challenges professionals and amateurs alike

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 6370
Architect: William Pereira
Design Year: 1969

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Marsh Landing Country Club

25655 Marsh Landing Parkway
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Marsh Landing Country Club

Arguably the most scenic course available through the Marriott at Sawgrass, Marsh Landing's layout meanders through the tidal ecosystems of the Intercoastal Waterway. The fairways frequently give way to natural wetlands and the greens are guarded by palms and well placed bunkers. Of all the great courses in Northeast Florida, Marsh Landing certainly holds its own as one of the best!

Arguably the most scenic course available through the Marriott at Sawgrass, Marsh Landing's layout meanders through the tidal ecosystems of the Intercoastal Waterway.

The fairways frequently give way to natural wetlands and the greens are guarded by palms and well placed bunkers. Several holes require superb shot-making as you are required to carry marshlands off the tee and from tee to green. This private club was designed by Arnold Palmer's design partner, Ed Seay.

Of all the great courses in Northeast Florida, Marsh Landing certainly holds its own as one of the best!

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 6143
Architect: Ed Seay
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Mauna Kea Golf Course

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kohala Coast
Hawaii, HI, 96743
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Mauna Kea Golf Course

"Mr. Rockefeller, if you allow me to build a golf course here, this'll be the most beautiful hole in the world." Robert Trent Jones, Sr., at the 3rd hole site.

Without changing the essential character of his father's design, Rees Jones Inc. re-planted the championship Course with highly efficient ultra-dwarf Tifeagle Bermudagrass on the greens and Tifway 419 hybrid Bermudagrass on the tees, fairways and roughs. State-of-the-art irrigation systems, liners in the bunkers, and advance drainage improvements keep our Hawaii golf course in top shape and save on environmental resources.

As for play, the number of bunkers has been increased to 99, overall yardages have expanded by about 200 yards from the tips, and multiple tees will challenge all levels of players.

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 6739
Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
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Mauna Lani Resort - North Course

68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive
Kohala Coast, HI, 96743
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Mauna Lani Resort - North Course

Mauna Lani's North Course represents the quintessential Hawaiian golf experience. Built on a lava bed, the North is characterized by rolling terrain punctuated by Kiawe (mesquite) forests. Number 17, a par three tucked into a natural lava amphitheater, is one of Mauna Lani Resort's signature holes and a favorite "I was here" photo spot. A 230-acre protected archaeological district lies on the northern boundary of the golf course. Herds of feral goats frequent the entire golf course, moving from hole to hole throughout the day. The North Course has fast become one of the most popular tournament venues on the Island.

Mauna Lani's North Course represents the quintessential Hawaiian golf experience. Built on a lava bed, the North is characterized by rolling terrain punctuated by Kiawe (mesquite) forests. Number 17, a par three tucked into a natural lava amphitheater, is one of Mauna Lani Resort's signature holes and a favorite "I was here" photo spot. A 230-acre protected archaeological district lies on the northern boundary of the golf course. Herds of feral goats frequent the entire golf course, moving from hole to hole throughout the day. The North Course has fast become one of the most popular tournament venues on the Island.

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Par: 72
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Mauna Lani Resort - South Course

68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive
Kohala Coast, HI
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Mauna Lani Resort - South Course

Mauna Lani Resort South Course, renown as the former home to the annual Senior Skins Game from 1990 - 2000, snakes through the stark, rugged a'a lava of the prehistoric Kaniku lava flow. The challenging South course offers the golfera panorama of mountain and ocean views. The South Course is also home to No. 15, one of the most photographed over-the-water golf course holes in the world.

Mauna Lani Resort South Course, renown as the former home to the annual Senior Skins Game from 1990 - 2000, snakes through the stark, rugged a'a lava of the prehistoric Kaniku lava flow.

The challenging South course offers the golfera panorama of mountain and ocean views. The South Course is also home to No. 15, one of the most photographed over-the-water golf course holes in the world.

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Medinah Country Club

6N001 Medinah Rd
Medinah, IL, 60157
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Medinah Country Club

A Tom Bendelow Course, updated by Rees Jones in 2003, which upholds golf tradition and history.

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 7001
Architect: Tom Bendelow
Design Year: 1930

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Mount Vintage Plantation

215 Mount Vintage Plantation Drive
Edgefield, SC
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Mount Vintage Plantation

Mount Vintage is the perfect setting for a golf course with dramatic topography, beautiful tree cover and sparkling streams. Golf Course Architect Tom Jackson designed the 27 holes to fit perfectly into this diverse topography. The result is a championship layout which is scenic, challenging and fun to play for all levels of golfers. Each of the three nines; the Chester Nine, the Vintage Nine and the Independent Nine. All havedistinguishing features and yet they blend together to leave the golfer with vivid memories of beauty.

The centerpiece of the community is an unparalleled golf experience: a 27-hole championship golf course which has been likened the The Augusta National by Golf Magazine. It is breathtakingly beautiful and enough to please the most serious of golfers.

Mount Vintage is the perfect setting for a golf course with dramatic topography, beautiful tree cover and sparkling streams. Golf Course Architect Tom Jackson designed the 27 holes to fit perfectly into this diverse topography. The result is a championship layout which is scenic, challenging and fun to play for all levels of golfers.

Each of the three nines; the Chester Nine, the Vintage Nine and the Independent Nine. All havedistinguishing features and yet they blend together to leave the golfer with vivid memories of beauty.

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Muirfield Village Golf Club

5750 Memorial Drive
Dublin, OH, 43017
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Muirfield Village Golf Club

Muirfield Village Golf Club was the dream and work of Jack Nicklaus, in association with Desmond Muirhead. The land was acquired in 1966, but construction did not begin until July 28, 1972. The golf course is situated on 220 acres, which includes an 11-acre driving range. The course was officially dedicated on Memorial Day, May 27, 1974, with an exhibition match between Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf. Nicklaus scored a six-under par 66, which stood as the course record until 1979. The 18-hole layout, selected by Golf Digest as No. 17 among "America's 100 Greatest Courses," played at 6,978 yards in its original form, but is 7,221 at present. It had 77 bunkers, a number since reduced to 71, and water can be a hazard on 11 holes. A Columbus Pro-Am on August 11, 1975 was the first event held at Muirfield, and the first Memorial Tournament was played in May 1976. The Memorial Tournament has grown into one of golf's premier events, often called the fifth major. The course has also hosted the 1986 U.S. Junior Amateur, the 1987 Ryder Cup Matches, the U.S.G.A's 1992 United States Amateur Championship, the 1995 Wendy's Three-Tour Challenge, and the 1998 Solheim Cup.

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 6602
Architect: Jack Nichlaus/Desmond Muirhead
Design Year: 1974

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National Golf Club

One Royal Troon Drive
Pinehurst, NC, 28374
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

National Golf Club

National Golf Club is a challenging but fair layout designed by legendary player and designer, Jack Nicklaus. This 18-hole championship layout features classic Jack Nicklaus architecture: wide fairways, lush course conditions and undulating putting surfaces that test your mind and your true golfing ability.

National Golf Club is a challenging but fair layout designed by legendary player and designer, Jack Nicklaus. This 18-hole championship layout features classic Jack Nicklaus architecture: wide fairways, lush course conditions and undulating putting surfaces that test your mind and your true golfing ability.

National's golf course is a magnificent 7,144 yard course and is meticulously designed as it is compelling. An intriguingly well balanced course which, according to Golf Digest, "has come to enhance even the lofty Sandhills image for world-class golf amenities." Each hole has been customized to create a great diversity in the way it can be played.

Added to this uniqueness are tall pines, grassy swales, groomed waste areas and a natural variety of lakes and stream beds beautifully fashioned to give National its own distinctive look.

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Par: 72
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Length (m): 6406
Architect: Jack Nicklaus
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National Golf Links of America

325 Sebonac Inlet Rd
Southampton, NY, 11968
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

National Golf Links of America

The National was founded in 1908 under the leadership of Charles B. Macdonald. The golf course was constructed with the assistance of Southampton engineer, Seth Raynor. After studying many of the courses in Scotland and England, Mr. Macdonald set out to build a first class course in the United States which would incorporate many of the better qualities of golf courses in the British Isles.

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Oak Creek Golf Course

1 Golf Club Dr
Irvine, CA, 92618
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Oak Creek Golf Course

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Architect: Tom Fazio
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Ocean North Course - The Resort at Pelican Hill

22701 S Pelican Hill Rd
Newport Coast, CA, 92657
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Ocean North Course - The Resort at Pelican Hill

Deep ocean views to the horizon guide all 18 tee shots on the North Course. Open canyons and elevated plateaus with a palette of a hundred colors contrast the distinct green edges of the fairways and greens. One can feel complete isolation on this course - save for the sound of birds' wings and the salubrious perfume of unique flora. With several holes on the cliff's edge, the Pacific Ocean draws focus from the green beckoning players to experience one of the finer points of the course.

Course Information

Par: 71
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Length (m): 6400
Architect: Tom Fazio
Design Year: 1993

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Ocean South Course - The Resort at Pelican Hill

22701 S Pelican Hill Rd
Newport Coast, CA, 92657
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Ocean South Course - The Resort at Pelican Hill

Ocean South is a flow of contrasts: from brush gardens framed by sage and eucalyptus trees to the greens dropped at every side by deep chasms. The sheer variety of vegetation on the South Course makes playing it quite the experience surrounded by appealing hints at florals and the ocean as they breeze through the course. Several holes permit 270 degree views of the vast Pacific, with the sight of seabirds and sailboats guiding the fresh ocean breeze. As enjoyable to play as it is beautiful, this is one of the most pure exaltations of Fazio's design philosophy.

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Par: 71
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Length (m): 6400
Architect: Tom Fazio
Design Year: 1993

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Olympia Fields Country Club - North Course

2800 Country Club Drive
Olympia Fields, IL, 60461
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Olympia Fields Country Club - North Course

The North course is the centerpiece of Olympia Fields. Designed with simple, strategic principles, the North Course has become a tighter driving course than initially intended but Park's back-to-front green sites are still the dominant feature of the layout. The routing is also impressive, much of the course rolls softly across the terrain but a number of wonderfully natural holes were built amid the heavier undulations.

At one point America’s largest country club, Olympia Fields was the brainchild of prominent businessman Charles Beach, who in 1915 recognized the growing popularity of golf and a shortfall in quality courses around the Chicago area. His search for a suitable site upon which to develop a multi-course, mega-club brought him to a large tract of forested farmland 25 miles south of the city. Covered in flourishing oaks and a series of steep ridges and meandering streams, the land was ideal for golf. Beach, and his founding members, then purchased 670 acres and, incredibly, within just seven years had attracted more than a thousand members, completed four courses and built one of the grandest clubhouses in existence.

The 4th course opened in 1922 and was designed by dual British Open champion Willie Park Jr. Now referred to as the North Course, Park’s track was the centerpiece of Olympia Fields and when financial hardships forced the club to sell half its property during the 1940s, it was the land for this course, as well as an 18-hole composite from the three earlier courses, which was retained.

Designed with the same simple, strategic principles employed on his British masterpieces, the North Course has become a tighter driving course than initially intended but Park’s back-to-front green sites are still the dominant feature of the layout. The routing is also impressive, much of the course rolls softly across the terrain but a number of wonderfully natural holes were built amid the heavier undulations. Among the best is the par four 3rd, which plummets over a crest toward a hidden fairway, the approach then rising again into a gorgeous green site resting on a plateau and set beyond a creek and a group of imposing bunkers. The 14th also hits up high into a dangerous hilltop target, this time across a gully from a flatter lower ledge. Bending left around bunkers, the 11th is another wonderful hole, its fairway leaning right to encourage a bold left side drive and the approach played through sand to a green falling away at the back. The gently bending 2nd and the short par four 4th, with its large saucer shaped fairway leaving an obscured second shot for those unable to smash their drive beyond a distant ridge, are also fun to play. As are skillfully bunkered par threes at the 8th and 13th, along with the uphill approach into the two-shot 17th.

Aside from a number of back tees, the only significant change from Park’s plan is an awkward new par three, the 6th, which drops from an elevated tee down to an angled, tiered green that is quite out of character with the rest of the targets. The other blow for traditionalists and keen students of classic architecture is the unfortunate extension of a pond beside the 18th green. The finishing hole is still a terrific long par four but the pond now eats into the front of a steeply pitched target which leans forward and was clearly designed to allow weaker hitters to play a longer, running approach shot.

These changes aside, the North Course at Olympia Fields continues to provide a tremendous challenge and the club has done well to preserve a classic feel yet remain a relevant tournament venue. The course is probably a few outstanding holes away from being regarded among the greats of American golf, but this is one of the most pleasing championship layouts in the Midwest, and unquestionably among the top few in Illinois.

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Par: 72
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Architect: Willie Park Jr.
Design Year: 1922

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Olympic Club - Cliffs Course

524 Post St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Olympic Club - Cliffs Course

Cliffs is a nine-hole par-3 course in the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is lined with many trees and offers a view of Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. Though it is short, it is very challenging and is considered the most scenic of Olympic Club's three courses.

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Par: 27
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Length (m): 1645
Architect: Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf
Design Year: 1994

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Olympic Club - Lakes Course

524 Post St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Olympic Club - Lakes Course

Established in 1860, the Olympic Club is America's oldest athletic club. The club boasts three golf courses that sprawl across the rolling hills between Lake Merced and the Pacific Ocean. The Lake Course opened in 1927 and stayed true to its design until a renovation headed by Robert Trent Jones in 1955, prior to the course's hosting of the U.S. Open. Rather than altering the layout completely, Jones simply tweaked a few elements to make the course more challenging for competition. Despite the name, water doesn't actually come into play on this course but with narrow fairways and dramatic elevation changes it is easy to forget about the lack of water. The rolling terrain guarantees that golfers will encounter tricky, uneven lies. The expansive rough areas that are strategically placed along the fairways are also waiting to swallow up errant shots.

Established in 1860, the Olympic Club is America's oldest athletic club. The club boasts three golf courses that sprawl across the rolling hills between Lake Merced and the Pacific Ocean. The Lake Course opened in 1927 and stayed true to its design until a renovation headed by Robert Trent Jones in 1955, prior to the course's hosting of the U.S. Open. Rather than altering the layout completely, Jones simply tweaked a few elements to make the course more challenging for competition. Despite the name, water doesn't actually come into play on this course but with narrow fairways and dramatic elevation changes it is easy to forget about the lack of water. The rolling terrain guarantees that golfers will encounter tricky, uneven lies. The expansive rough areas that are strategically placed along the fairways are also waiting to swallow up errant shots.

Course Information

Par: 71
ACR:
Length (m): 5742
Architect: Sam Whiting
Design Year: 1879

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Olympic Club - Ocean Course

524 Post St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Olympic Club - Ocean Course

Established in 1860, the Olympic Club is America's oldest athletic club. The club boasts three golf courses that sprawl across the rolling hills between Lake Merced and the Pacific Ocean. The Ocean Course opened in 1924 The 18-hole Ocean Course opened in 1924 and features 6,926 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . The course rating is 72.8 and it has a slope rating of 126 on Rye grass. Designed by Wilfrid A. Reid/(R) Robert Trent Jones, ASGCA, the Ocean golf course opened in 1924. Dennis Bouey manages the course as the General Manager.

The 18-hole "Ocean" course at the The Olympic Club facility in Daly City, California features 6,926 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . The course rating is 72.8 and it has a slope rating of 126 on Rye grass. Designed by Wilfrid A. Reid/(R) Robert Trent Jones, ASGCA, the Ocean golf course opened in 1924. Dennis Bouey manages the course as the General Manager.

Course Information

Par: 71
ACR:
Length (m): 6333
Architect: Wilfrid A. Reid/(R) Robert Trent Jones, ASGCA
Design Year: 1924

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Pacific Dunes

57744 Round Lake Drive
Bandon, OR, 97411
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Pacific Dunes

At Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, three distinct courses await you. The golf course, Pacific Dunes doesn't feel like it was built as much as it was discovered.

At Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, where the Pacific Ocean meets the rugged shoreline of the Southern Oregon Coast, three distinct courses await you.

Pacific Dunes, designed by Tom Doak, opened in 2001. It is remarkably different in character and shot making requirements than the other two courses.

Pacific Dunes doesn't feel like it was built as much as it was discovered. Rippling fairways remain just as they were found and natural bunkers line the landscape as they have for centuries. The course emerges from shore pines to spectacular 60-foot sand dunes. When the wind blows, precise approach shots are a necessity.

Pacific Dunes is short enough to give you hope, but rugged enough to test every facet of your game.

Course Information

Par: 6030
ACR:
Length (m): 71
Architect: Tom Doak
Design Year: 2001

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 304m

The first is a beautiful opening hole that will quickly get your attention. The fairway is much wider than it appears from the tee. Gauge your drive to leave about 100 yards into the green.

2
Par 4, Length 368m

The best angle to approach the green is from the left side of the fairway. However, the left side features most of the trouble. Check your yardage to see if you can carry the middle bunker. With mounding on the left and right of this green most balls will funnel towards the center.

3
Par 5, Length 499m

A strong par 5 playing into the prevailing wind. The further left you keep your second shot, the easier your third will be green. Short-right and over this green are trouble spots. Dont challenge the back right hole location.

4
Par 4, Length 468m

Playing along the Pacific Ocean, this is one of the greatest par-fours in the world. Favor the left side of the fairway with your tee shot, for obvious reasons. A large slope on the front left of this green will naturally feed balls to the right. At no time can you miss it right!

5
Par 3, Length 199m

With the prevailing wind at your back, you will need to play this hole significantly shorter than the actual yardage A shot slightly left of this green will filter down onto the putting surface. This two-tiered green will challenge even the best putters.

6
Par 4, Length 316m

The sixth hole offers many options. What ever you do, take enough club to carry the fairway bunker on the right. A shot to the right center of the fairway will give the player their best angle into a slender green. If you find the left greenside bunker your best bet is to play out sideways. This green is extremely narrow and slopes dangerously off the right.

7
Par 4, Length 464m

Regardless of wind direction, this is one of the most difficult holes on the course. If you are forced to lay up it is best to do so at about 85 yards to avoid the bunkers. Approach shots that are not hit on line will fall prey to heavy contours in front of the green. While making your way to the green, notice the natural bunkering on the left side. It is quite remarkable.

8
Par 4, Length 400m

Into the prevailing wind, a drive favoring the left side of the fairway will avoid the fairway bunker on the right, and provide the best angle for the green. Getting your approach shot close at the eighth can be a chore. A false front and a large pot bunker guard the front of the green. A nice bail out area is long and right where a steep slope will funnel balls back onto the putting surface.

9
Par 4, Length 406m

Check the sign on the tee to determine what green you will be playing. The fairway at the ninth is much wider that it appears from the tee. If the lower green is being used you will want to drive your ball a little left of center, and the steep sloping fairway will help you toward the hole. To the upper green, use the tallest mound in the fairway as your target. The center of the lower green features a large mound in that will wreak havoc with the inaccurate approach. The upper green slopes away, causing the downwind approach to play shorter.

10
Par 3, Length 206m

The biggest obstacle at the tenth, besides the distraction of the scenery, is thick rough and mounding left of the green. A large elevation change from the upper tee combined with the prevailing wind, make club selection critical on this par three. Try to keep the ball low. A safe place to leave your approach is short of the green.

11
Par 3, Length 148m

Fondly referred to as a real sweatheart, this short par three will always post a strong challenge. The green is surrounded by native beach grass, bunkers, and gorse. Forget about the hole location and focus on getting your ball in the center of the green, the smallest on the course.

12
Par 5, Length 529m

A long par five playing against the prevailing wind. Direct your tee shot at the cross bunker in the middle of the fairway. Check your yardage to make sure your second shot will clear that same bunker and if not, be sure to avoid it. There is plenty of room on either side. Dont let the flat putting surface fool you. Putts can be tricky.

13
Par 4, Length 444m

The thirteenth is one hole that you will never forget! Venturing into the prevailing wind this long hole will play even longer. There is much more room to the right on this fairway that it appears from the tee. With a very deep and slightly elevated green it is going to be difficult to tell where the hole is located, so consult your hole location sheet carefully.

14
Par 3, Length 135m

An approach that misses the green on this short, downwind hole will leave you one of the most difficult up-and-downs on the course. Figure your yardage to the front of the green, because balls will certainly release to the hole.

15
Par 5, Length 539m

This hole offers a generous landing area, so relax and make a great swing. With the wind behind you, it is possible to reach this green in two shots. Difficult collection areas protect the putting surface, so short-siding your approach shot will leave you little opportunity to get up and down.

16
Par 4, Length 338m

Check your yardage to the corner of this dogleg right hole. A long iron or fairway wood may be a good choice. Your best option from the tee is to play to the left side of the fairway. The green slopes from front to back and the approach is downwind. Holding this putting surface will be a challenge.

17
Par 3, Length 208m

Drawing the ball into this hole makes great use of the design feature, which will funnel balls onto the green. A steep ridge runs along the back of this green and will make chipping and putting difficult.

18
Par 5, Length 591m

A sloping fairway and an enormous bunker put a premium on your drive. Favor the left side of the fairway on your second shot to avoid the tall rough on the right. This green is slightly bowl shaped so shots will automatically move towards the center of the green. The greenside bunkers are nice to look at not to be in.

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Painted Desert Golf Club

5555 Painted Mirage Road
Las Vegas, NV, 89129
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Painted Desert Golf Club

Immediately evident at the Painted Desert Golf Club are the immaculate playing conditions and the beautiful landscaping that give this club a one-of-a-kind Las Vegas golf experience. Inventive Jay Morrish designed this 6840-yard beauty, which truly has some of the most picturesque scenery to be found anywhere in the desert.

Immediately evident at the Painted Desert Golf Club are the immaculate playing conditions and the beautiful landscaping that give this club a one-of-a-kind Las Vegas golf experience. Inventive Jay Morrish designed this 6840-yard beauty, which truly has some of the most picturesque scenery to be found anywhere in the desert.

The layout incorporates numerous mounds that are strategically placed to interfere with any stray shots en route to the thoughtful, challenging greens.  This course is also consistently rated as one of the best-maintained public courses in Nevada.

Course Information

Par:
ACR:
Length (m):
Architect: Jay Morrish
Design Year:

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Pasatiempo Golf Club

20 Clubhouse Road
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Pasatiempo Golf Club

Pasatiempo Golf Club is located in Santa Cruz, California, and many of its holes offer spectacular views of nearby Monterey Bay. The course was designed by world renowned golf architect Alister MacKenzie, and is currently ranked #12 in the Top 100 Courses You Can Play list published by Golf Magazine.

Pasatiempo Golf Club is located in Santa Cruz, California, and many of its holes offer spectacular views of nearby Monterey Bay.  The course was designed by world renowned golf architect Alister MacKenzie, and is currently ranked #12 in the Top 100 Courses You Can Play list published by Golf Magazine.

Even though MacKenzie also designed Augusta National and Cypress Point, Pasatiempo was his favorite layout and where he made his American home, which still borders the sixth fairway.

From greens that have challenged generations of golfers to rich golf history and breathtaking scenery, Pasatiempo delivers a memorable golf experience; it is truly one of the finest championship golf courses in the world.

Course Information

Par: 70
ACR: 72.2
Length (m): 5919
Architect: Alistair MacKenzie
Design Year:

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 457m

Opening quite serenely, the downhill, straightaway par 4 is a challenge for any player. Off the tee, play a driver or a three-wood, depending upon which club is the straighter. Even with a solid drive you are left with a challenging second shot low handicappers and big hitters may choose to try to get home in two, but most mortals will lay up, leaving a delicate pitch shot to a green fronted by three large bunkers. The green has two tiers with the pin usually cut to the back. Definitely a tough way to start.

2
Par 4, Length 437m

From the tee of this difficult par 4 it is easy to be lulled into a false sense of security. While it is a generous driving hole with plenty of room all around, the fairway does narrow closer to the green. Drive the ball to the right off the tee as the fairway slopes right to left down toward some menacing rough and a recently-restored fairway bunker. The narrow opening to the green will definitely grab full attention on the second shot which calls for a mid to long iron and must be precise to keep away from trouble from substantial traps on both sides of the green. If possible, land to the right side of the green to counteract, if not take advantage of, the hard right to left can't.

3
Par 3, Length 217m

One of the toughest par 3's anywhere. The third hole requires a solid two-iron or five-wood off the tee. Shorter hitters should play left of the recently restored bunker in the middle of the fairway. Miss the green to the right and it will be the fortunate golfer who walks away with a bogey. A deep bunker to the right swallows errant balls and a large Cypress tree guards the putting surface which is one of the most treacherous on the course, sloping severely back to front. So make sure to stay below the hole a piece of advice that holds true to a greater or lesser extent to virtually every green on the course.

4
Par 4, Length 378m

A relatively short par 4 where par should be the norm and any birdies collected merit a pat on the back. A well positioned tee shot is a must, so it's probably best to hit a three wood, taking aim at the left flank as the right holds a large fairway bunker. The approach shot is a four or five-iron to a long, narrow green surrounded by bunkers. Disaster awaits the player missing his second shot right of the green where plenty of trouble shot opportunities are created by two bunkers and a steep drop off. The drop off actually begins on the green itself with the back right quadrant feeding down to a bowl.

5
Par 3, Length 194m

A medium to long, uphill par 3 that requires a carry of 190 yards to make it safely to the green. Select enough club to fly the ball to the green in order to escape the gaping bunker in front that gobbles up tentative, short shots. Be very careful with club selection because it's an almost sure bogey if the shot is long, thereby necesitating a chip back onto a green falling away toward the front. Stay below the hole and to the right.

6
Par 5, Length 565m

Hit it far but keep it straight down the outstreched and narrow tree-lined corridor. A driver must find the middle of the fairway since out-of-bounds run down the entire length of both sides of the hole. Finding the fairway with the drive, be smart and lay up with an iron that can be controlled to take out-of-bounds markers out of play. Playing the hole aggressively carries no small risk. At the 150 yard marker turn left and wave to Alister MacKenzies ghost; the MacKenzie home is approximately 100 yards from the green. By the way, an extra club length should be added when the pin is cut at the rear.

7
Par 4, Length 346m

The narrowest hole on the golf course, it is a par 4 that forces most golfers to reach for their straight club off the tee. A more generous landing area in the fairway awaits the courageous player who uses a driver. Either way, stay to the left of center of the fairway, which falls down to the right with a large fairway bunker reachable by longer hitters. The approach shot with a mid to long iron must be on target and come in high to avoid the four greenside bunkers protecting the green.

8
Par 3, Length 177m

Not as demanding as the first two par 3's on the front side, the eighth hole requires a solid iron shot usually a four or five-iron to a severely sloped green where three-putts are a way of life. The putting green, very wide and canted back to front, is one of the most difficult on the course and demands a delicate touch, especially of the player having to putt downhill. Landing below the hole is imperative.

9
Par 5, Length 502m

The par-5 ninth is a chance to score a birdie if played smartly rather than greedily. Although aggression is sometimes rewarded, a well-placed drive kept right of the two fairway bunkers 224 yards out on the left flank, and a contolled second shota long ironthat steers clear of the thicket of trees lurking along the right will set up an easy pitch to the green. Beware of the out-of-bounds marker on the left side of the green and avoid the bunkers in front of the green. You are half way through the round and many interesting shots are yet to be played.

10
Par 4, Length 440m

A dog-leg par 4, the 10th hole features a series of intimidating but conquerable ravines. The drive must carry approximately 189 yards to clear the first barranca, leaving a second shot that should be played using a three-wood or two-iron. The second shot is downhill to a sloping fairway and must be accurateright, left and short all add up to extra strokes. A new trap complex has been recently added to the left side of the fairway in front of the green as part of the MacKenzie restoration project.

11
Par 4, Length 391m

Don't be fooled by the distance of the hole. The 11th is a difficult, entirely uphill par 4 that has acted as the spoiler to many a good round. A long and straight drive that finds the fairway is a must. Be careful not to hook. The second shot is a long iron over a deep barranca that opens at the very front edge of the green. A useful rule of thumb is to take an extra club length on the approach, but stay below the hole, avoid downhill putts at all cost. The putting green is one of the toughest on the course, so even when on in regulation, don't relax.

12
Par 4, Length 373m

It is easy to become swept up in the panoramic view of the bay driving off the highly elevated tee, but maintain concentration. Play the drive down the right side of the wide fairway and let the ball run down the slope. Land too far left and risk getting blocked on the second shot. Closer to the green, the fairway narrows to a skimpy tunnel of trees dotted with depressions that toy with errant shots. The approach shot must be played directly onto the green, as trouble awaits in front in the forms of a shallow valley and fronting bunkers. The green is relatively flat but sneaky tough.

13
Par 5, Length 527m

The final par 5 on the course, the 13th is also the widest and the easiest. If there is one opportunity where aggressiveness carries the greatest reward to risk, now is the time for big hitters to go for the green in two. Definitely play the driver off the tee to make the most of the extra fairway. The second shot is either a three-wood or a solid long iron that must find the center of the fairway to leave a short approach to the green. Don't run the approach shot onto the green because the surrounding bunkers will snare the ball. Instead, come in high with a short iron to a mickey mouse shaped green.

14
Par 4, Length 426m

A simple looking tee shot until it disappears down into an irregular grassy swale that wanders down the left side of the fairway. Land here and the green may not be visible, so keep right. An uneven lie may await the second shot usually a mid-iron that must get airborne to carry huge oaks extending into the fairway from the right side. Go for the left of the green not only to avoid the trees but also the large, menacing trap hugging the right of the open, flat putting surface.

15
Par 3, Length 141m

A seductive little par 3 that has more hazards than one realizes when standing on the tee. When the pin is placed on the right side, be careful to avoid the pesky oak tree that has been known to reach out and bat balls down into a water hazard. From there, a bogey four is a great success. The smartest and safest route is playing a six or seven-iron, always coming into the hole from the left. Be sure to take enough club, because a ball landing short can spin off the green into the rough.

16
Par 4, Length 396m

MacKenzie's favorite par 4, the 16th at Pasatiempo strikes fear into the hearts of nearly all who play it. A blind tee shot calls for some intelligent planning, precise placement with a draw. Too far left, the ball ends up in a barranca, and too far right is OB. Even the best drive leaves a long, downhill second shot to a three-tiered elevated green, guarded by an array of green side bunkers. Be on target or risk severe penalties; the green rests behind a deep barranca and stream below.

17
Par 4, Length 363m

A short par 4 with a wide fairway and a large green. Leave the driver in the bag and hit either a three-wood or two-iron to make sure the tee shot finds the tree-lined fairway. Unless youre a short hitter, the approach shot is no more than a five or six-iron, but take enough club as the shot is all uphill. Be careful of the bunker on the right that flanks the green which slopes left to right.

18
Par 3, Length 181m

The finishing hole requires a 170-yard carry over a huge barranca that is wreathed by trees and bunkers. Usually a four or five-iron, an extra club length may be called for on this downhill tee shot, depending on headlong breezes that are not detectable from ground level. Look at the tree tops for guidance. Towering trees on the right negate many shots, while shots left short of the hole spin back toward the deep canyon guarding the greenone of Pasatiempos trickiest. This is not the hole to falter on...play it bravely.

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Pebble Beach Golf Links

1700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA, 93953
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Pebble Beach Golf Links

Since 1919, the exquisite beauty and unique challenge of Pebble Beach Golf Links has thrilled golfers and spectators alike. Pebble Beach has been ranked the No. 1 Public Course in America by Golf Digest in 2005.

Since 1919, the exquisite beauty and unique challenge of Pebble Beach Golf Links has thrilled golfers and spectators alike. Pebble Beach has been the site of golf's most prestigious tournaments, including the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, the 1972, '82, '92 and 2000 U.S. Open Championships.

Pebble Beach Golf Links is ranked the No. 1 Public Course in America by Golf Digest in 2005.

Designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant, the course hugs the rugged coastline, providing wide-open vistas, cliffside fairways and sloping greens. It is a delightful challenge for all players.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 73.8
Length (m): 6124
Architect: Jack Neville and Douglas Grant
Design Year: 1919

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 396m

Take aim at the right edge of the first bunker beyond the fairway with a 3-wood or long iron and try not to cut the dogleg - it doesn't pay. The approach shot plays somewhat longer than the actual yardage and the green is tightly bunkered left and right.

2
Par 5, Length 502m

Find the fairway long off the tee and you can reach the green in two. Another option is to lay up short of the deep bunker or barranca hidden 75 yards from the green.

3
Par 4, Length 374m

A slight draw around the corner of this dogleg leaves you in perfect position for a short pitch to the green. If you play it safe to the far right of the barranca, be prepared to contend with the bunkers flanking the right side of the green.

4
Par 4, Length 327m

A long iron or 3-wood to carry the long bunker in the center of the fairway is your best bet. This short hole is tightly guarded with a cluster of menacing bunkers and the green slopes decidedly back and front.

5
Par 3, Length 187m

Opened for play in January of 1999, this spectacular addition is sure to test your mettle. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, this beautiful par 3 sits naturally upon the bluffs overlooking Stillwater Cove. The ocean breezes will affect club selection. The safest play is to the left-center of this green.

6
Par 5, Length 500m

The optimum placement for the tee shot is left center of the fairway. Your second shot must carry the steep slope but beware of the bunkers on the left.

7
Par 3, Length 106m

Club selection is predicated on wind factors. Knock down a short iron and keep the ball from ballooning in the wind. Play it safe to the middle of the green.

8
Par 4, Length 416m

Tee it up over the aiming rock and note wind conditions. A well placed drive of 240 yards will leave you with a middle iron shot across a deep oceanic chasm. Take a deep breath and fire to the middle of the green here, but take heed: this green is sloped severely from back to front.

9
Par 4, Length 462m

Take aim at the left center of the fairway, hit it long, and beware on the left. Side hill lies are the norm for long iron second shots so beware of the ocean right. There is a deep bunkered gully left and short that will punish a timid approach. This is truly the most difficult hole on the course.

10
Par 4, Length 430m

A strong tee shot to the left center of this sloping fairway will leave you with a medium iron shot. Take enough club on your approach to carry the inlet on the right. Bunkers left and long will capture errant shots. Green slopes from the left to right.

11
Par 4, Length 373m

A well struck tee shot will take you left of center avoiding the bunkers left and right on your approach. Take enough club on this uphill approach, but be careful not to overclub. This green is fast from back to front.

12
Par 3, Length 201m

The staggered bunkers in front give a false perspective on this long par three. Club selection is key in approaching this wide but shallow green. Check the wind by looking back at the flag on 11. The wind above the trees, undetectable by eyeing the 12th green, may alter your shot.

13
Par 4, Length 393m

This uphill par 4 plays longer than the yardage. Line up over the right edge of the fairway bunker and hit your best tee shot. The uphill approach shot calls for an extra club. Shots to the right side of the green will slide left on this, the most severely sloped and quickest green on the course.

14
Par 5, Length 572m

The dogleg right is a three shot hole for virtually all players. A well placed bunker on the right will capture shots aimed at cutting the dogleg. Hit as much club as possible on the second shot and if the pin is tucked upper left, take at least one extra club to carry the huge frontal bunker.

15
Par 4, Length 396m

This medium length par four sets up perfectly for an accurate tee shot. A well placed drive in the center of the fairway will leave you with a medium to short iron. Remember: Check the ocean left, as putts will move in this direction.

16
Par 4, Length 401m

Take aim directly over the island bunker with a 3-wood or long iron. A driver may leave you with a difficult downhill, sidehill lie, or worse yet, in the deep rough through the fairway. Do not attempt to cut the dogleg - the right side is fraught with danger. Hit the approach to the right side of the green as all shots will slide left.

17
Par 3, Length 178m

Check pin placement and wind conditions. These two factors determine choice of club. Beware of the ocean left.

18
Par 5, Length 543m

Set up for three shots on this hole. The best tee shot is to the left of the trees. The second shot is ideally placed on the left side of the fairway to avoid the tree overhanging the green. Your short iron into the green must carry the frontal bunker. And finally, putts will tend to fall oceanside.

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Pinehurst No. 1

1 Carolina Vista Drive
Village of Pinehurst, NC, 28374
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Pinehurst No. 1

Dr. Leroy Culver built the first nine holes and John Dunn Tucker added the next nine, but it is clearly Donald Ross's touch that you feel on Pinehurst's first golf course. Don't let the short 6,093-yard par 70 fool you - it's more of a challenge than it first appears. Wild drives or a sloppy short game can make for a long day. As with any course bearing Ross's name, it is ultimately very playable without losing its challenge - and a favorite for a great starting round.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m): 7305
Architect: Donald Ross
Design Year: 1907

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Pinehurst No. 2

1 Carolina Vista Drive
Village of Pinehurst, NC, 28374
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Pinehurst No. 2

Pinehurst's No. 2 course is a challenge not because of its length, topography, unruly routing, water features or green size - but because of the combination of factors that have made thousands laugh and cry at the same time. Undulating greens. Carefully placed bunkers. Strategic layout that tests both the long and short game.

The best of the best.  Pinehurst's No. 2 course is a challenge not because of its length, topography, unruly routing, water features or green size - but because of the combination of factors that have made thousands laugh and cry at the same time. Undulating greens. Carefully placed bunkers. Strategic layout that tests both the long and short game.

It is golf the way it was meant to be played, "the fairest test of championship golf" ever designed by Donald Ross, in his own words. It is ranked in the top 10 in the country, and site of more championships than any other course in the country, including the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Open Championships.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m): 7305
Architect: Donald Ross
Design Year: 1907

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Pinehurst No. 3

1 Carolina Vista Drive
Village of Pinehurst, NC, 28374
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Pinehurst No. 3

At 5,682 yards, distance is not a factor on No. 3. Direction is. Your short game - definitely a factor. The topography is a bit more rolling than its predecessors are, but it still carries typical Ross characteristics, such as tricky greens and straightforward layout. A great course for those who normally carry the ball less than 200 yards and who love the science behind a perfect nine-iron shot.

At 5,682 yards, distance is not a factor on No. 3. Direction is. Your short game -- definitely a factor. The topography is a bit more rolling than its predecessors are, but it still carries typical Ross characteristics, such as tricky greens and straightforward layout. A great course for those who normally carry the ball less than 200 yards and who love the science behind a perfect nine-iron shot.

The greens of this classic Donald Ross short course were recently renovated with Penn G-2 bent grass, making putting accuracy even more crucial to a great score. Ben Crenshaw said it best in the 1970's, when No. 3 made an impression. "I just don't think people understand how good those holes are. They're filled with interest. They're shorter, but there's plenty of character to them."

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m): 5115
Architect: Donald Ross
Design Year: 1910

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Pinehurst No. 4

1 Carolina Vista Drive
Village of Pinehurst, NC, 28374
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Pinehurst No. 4

Pinehurst No. 4 is the site of the 2008 U.S. Amateur Tournament and it offers a championship challenge to those who dare, including over 140 pot bunkers that dot the landscape. It also offers some of the most picturesque scenes at Pinehurst, including the 13th and 14th water holes.

Don't let the number fool you, Pinehurst's Course No. 4 is a brilliant course originally designed by Donald Ross in 1919. 

In 2000, Tom Fazio officially opened No. 4 as a brand new course - keeping the old name and even the majority of Ross' original routing. There are new layouts, new pot bunkers totaling over 140 in number, and an incredible new lake, making it entirely different from when the course first opened in 1919.

Site of the 2008 U.S. Amateur, it offers a championship challenge to those who dare, including over 140 pot bunkers that dot the landscape. It also offers some of the most picturesque scenes at Pinehurst, including the 13th and 14th water holes.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m): 7117
Architect: Donald Ross
Design Year: 1919

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Pinehurst No. 5

1 Carolina Vista Drive
Village of Pinhurst, NC, 28374
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Pinehurst No. 5

Opened in 1961, No. 5 holds true to a key Ross feature - Mother Nature as the best guide in golf architecture. The course has more water hazards to negotiate than any other course at Pinehurst. What you'll see is a lot of variety in the layout - uphill and downhill, left-to-right and right-to-left, long and short par fours.

Pinehurst and the Maples family are indelibly intertwined, and more so with this Ellis Maples design. Opened in 1961, No. 5 holds true to a key Ross feature - Mother Nature as the best guide in golf architecture. The course has more water hazards to negotiate than any other course at Pinehurst. What you'll see is a lot of variety in the layout - uphill and downhill, left-to-right and right-to-left, long and short par fours. Overall, it is a very playable, enjoyable 18 holes that will not disappoint.

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 6848
Architect: Ellis Maples
Design Year: 1961

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Pinehurst No. 6

1 Carolina Vista Drive
Village of Pinehurst, NC, 28374
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Pinehurst No. 6

Tom and George Fazio began work on Pinehurst No. 6 in 1975. In 2005, Tom returned to carve new bunkers, soften angles and seed faster greens. Much more rugged and undulating than the first five courese, No. 6 makes for a test from the tee box.

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 7305
Architect: Donald Ross
Design Year: 1907

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Pinehurst No. 7

1 Carolina Vista Drive
Village of Pinehurst, NC, 28374
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Pinehurst No. 7

Located a mile away from the Main Clubhouse, No. 7 was newly renovated in 2003, and is one of the boldest and most dramatic golf courses at Pinehurst.

Located a mile away from the Main Clubhouse, No. 7 was newly renovated in 2003, and is one of the boldest and most dramatic golf courses at Pinehurst.

Set on some of the most rugged land around the Village of Pinehurst, the course lends a mountainous feel to a course that literally backs up to the more gentle movement of the world-famous No. 2.

The Rees Jones-designed masterpiece uses landforms in equal parts to assist and challenge the golfer - down off many tees into the fairway, back up on a number of holes into the greens. Add the wetlands that dot the landscape-particularly on the short, par 4 7th hole - along with vast expanses of the sand, the "fingers" of bunkers on the 16th and the large, undulating greens, this course is sure to leave you visually stimulated on each and every shot.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 75.5
Length (m): 6560
Architect: Rees Jones
Design Year: 1986

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Pinehurst No. 8

1 Carolina Vista Drive
Village of Pinehurst, NC, 28374
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Pinehurst No. 8

Pinehurst No. 8 opened in 1996 to commemorate Pinehurst's centennial year. Designed by Tom Fazio, he incorporated signature Ross features into the design, including dips and swales around the greens, sloping greens and false fronts. The greens and tees are close together, making it a pleasure to walk.

Pinehurst No. 8 opened in 1996 to commemorate Pinehurst's centennial year. Designed by Tom Fazio, he incorporated signature Ross features into the design, including dips and swales around the greens, sloping greens and false fronts. The greens and tees are close together, making it a pleasure to walk.

As the site of the Club Pro Championship in 1997 and 1998, it is a proven championship course that daunts and delights all who play it. Located approximately 2 miles from the Main Clubhouse, it is a celebration of all that golf has imprinted on Pinehurst's history.

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 7092
Architect: Tom Fazio
Design Year: 1996

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Poipu Golf Course

2250 Ainako St
Koloa, HI, 96756
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Poipu Golf Course

Sprawled between lush mountains and rugged ocean cliffs on Kauai's sunny South Shore, Poipu Bay Golf Course boasts 18 championship holes that are as visually stunning as they are challenging. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Poipu Bay is one of the most highly acclaimed resort courses in the Pacific.

Sprawled between lush mountains and rugged ocean cliffs on Kauai's sunny South Shore, Poipu Bay Golf Course boasts 18 championship holes that are as visually stunning as they are challenging.

Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Poipu Bay is one of the most highly acclaimed resort courses in the Pacific. From 1994 to 2006, the course played host to the annual PGA Grand Slam of Golf, one of the most prestigious tournaments in the golf world.

A round at Poipu Bay Golf Course affords you the opportunity to experience the sheer pleasures and daunting challenges of a course recognized as one of America's finest. 

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 6410
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jnr
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Poppy Hills Golf Course

3200 Lopez Road
Pebble Beach, CA, 93953
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Poppy Hills Golf Course

Poppy Hills Golf Course is a challenging, par 72 venue that weaves through the Del Monte Forest and plays host to several renowned tournaments, including the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach is a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design that opened for play in 1986 and is home to the Northern California Golf Association. It is the first course in the United States to be owned and operated by an amateur golf association.

Poppy Hills is a challenging, par 72 venue that weaves through the Del Monte Forest and plays host to several renowned tournaments, including the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.  This beautiful, tree-lined layout features large, undulating greens, many of which are well-protected by water and bunkers.

Poppy Hills is consistently ranked among the best courses in Northern California and was ranked in the top 20 in the state by Golf Digest.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 74.2
Length (m): 6211
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jr
Design Year: 1986

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Princeville at Hanalei - Prince Course

5-3900 Kuhio Hwy
Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii, HI, 96722
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Princeville at Hanalei - Prince Course

The Princeville at Hanalei's Prince Course is one of the top golf courses in America and is Robert Trent Jones Jr.'s masterpiece. Golf Digest named The Prince Course the Number 1 golf course in the State of Hawaii.

The Princeville at Hanalei's Prince Course is one of the top golf courses in America and is Robert Trent Jones Jr.'s masterpiece. Golf Digest named The Prince Course the Number 1 golf course in the State of Hawaii.

This 18-hole, par-72 golf course climbs slopes and careens down hills as a demanding layout that calls for your best-planned shots. Five different tees at each hole allow you to customize the game to meet your own skill level. Make it your goal to track your progress by choosing a more difficult tee when you return to the Prince Golf Course.

Named for Prince Albert, son of Hawaii's King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, golf at the Prince Golf Course is truly a royal experience.

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Par: 73
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Length (m): 6364
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jr
Design Year: 1990

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Quaker Ridge Golf Club

146 Griffen Avenue
Scarsdale, NY, 10583
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Quaker Ridge Golf Club

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Par: 70
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Quintero Golf Club

16752 W State Route 74
Peoria, AR, 85383
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Quintero Golf Club

Rees Jones has taken a pristine piece of lush Arizona desert and created Quintero Golf Club, often described as the 'Purest Golf Experience' in the Southwest. Created in the tradition of some of the world's most renowned golf courses, Quintero's focus is to provide members and their guests with the finest playing surfaces, warm personal hospitality and the ultimate challenge for their individual games.

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Rancho Manana Golf Club

5734 E. Rancho Manana Blvd
Cave Creek, AR, 85331
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Rancho Manana Golf Club

The ultimate desert golf experience, Rancho Manana features dramatic elevation changes, stunning views of unspoiled desert terrain, and an abundance of desert wildlife. Located just minutes north of Scottsdale in historic Cave creek, the Rancho Manana has been voted one of Arizona's most scenic.

RANCHO MANANA GOLF CLUB, located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert in historic Cave Creek, Arizona, features a par 70, championship course with dramatic elevation changes and unspoiled desert terrain. The stunning, high desert course invites you to match your skills against nature while enjoying the unparalleled and unforgettable surrounding desert.

The Club's amenities include an 18-hole, championship golf course, a full length driving range, practice chipping and putting greens, fully stocked golf shop, locker rooms and a full service restaurant. 

At our award winning Tonto Bar & Grill, guests will experience a charming, rustic ambiance with an eclectic mix of cuisines, while enjoying the spectacular views of Skull Mesa, Elephant Butte and the nearby Tonto National Forest.

While the Club invites and encourages daily play by members of the general public, it functions as a semi-private golf club.

Course Information

Par: 70
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Length (m): 4881
Architect: Bill Johnston
Design Year: 1989

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Rio Secco Golf Club

2851 Grand Hills Dr
Henderson, NV, 89052
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Rio Secco Golf Club

Rio Secco Golf Club was designed and built in 1997 by golf course architect Rees Jones. When Rio Secco opened in 1997 Golf Digest and Golf Magazine voted it among the top ten new courses.

Rio Secco Golf Club was designed and built in 1997 by golf course architect Rees Jones. When Rio Secco opened in 1997 Golf Digest and Golf Magazine voted it among the top ten new courses.

In 2007Golfweek America's 100 Greatest Resort Golf Courses." Voted the # 1 public access course in Nevada by the Las Vegas PGA membership poll along with many other awards. Rio Secco lays at the foothills of the Black Mountain Range 13.5 miles southeast of the Las Vegas Strip.

Rio Secco can play to over 7,400 yards and very difficult, but also offers four teeing grounds to allow golfers of any skill level a memorable golf experience.

Rio Secco features 6 holes through steep canyons, 6 holes on a plateau overlooking the city and 6 holes in a broad desert wash. Rio Secco is legendary among local residents and avid golfers alike for the tremendously challenging, fair, and demanding course layout.

The novice golfer will appreciate the natural setting, bountiful desert wildlife, and some of the most extravagant real estate properties that line the Tiger Woods currently holds the course record of 64.

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Par: 71
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Royal Hawaiian Golf Club

770 Auloa Road
Kailua, HI, 96734
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Royal Hawaiian Golf Club

Nestled between Mount Olomana and the towering Ko'olau lies one of the most unique and breathtaking golf courses in the world. Carved from tropical rainforest in the heart of lush Maunawili Valley, the Royal Hawaiian GC (formely Luana Hills) brings together unparalleled natural beauty with a world class golfing experience.

Nestled between Mount Olomana and the towering Ko'olau lies one of the most unique and breathtaking golf courses in the world. Carved from tropical rainforest in the heart of lush Maunawili Valley, the Royal Hawaiian GC brings together unparalleled natural beauty with a world class golfing experience.

From the mind of legendary golf architect Pete Dye, the Royal Hawaiian GC is a high risk/high rewards course sure to delight and inspire golfers of all abilities. Stretching across a modest 6,595 yards from the back tees, golfers have much to consider as they tee up before an array of forced carries, bunkers bordered by railroad ties, par-3s over streams, undulating bent grass, and fairways that slope off into bunkers and ravines. The course's signature hole is set deep in the verdant rainforest along Maunawili Stream. From elevated tees, golfers reach for the green past shooting fountains.

Set in historic Maunawili Valley, once the meeting place of great Hawaiian warriors and a beautiful island queen, the course is now home to a variety of wildlife. Native Hawaiian birds like the rare Aku`u nest in the royal palms and koa trees, and wild boar visit the fresh water streams. The hidden valley course is a site for feature films and a frequent stop of celebrities visiting Hawaii, including former golfing President Bill Clinton. the Royal Hawaiian GC is the perfect place for those looking for a quiet escape.

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Par: 72
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Length (m): 5935
Architect: Pete Dye
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Royal Ka' anapali Course

2290 Kaanapali Pkwy
Lahaina, HI
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Royal Ka' anapali Course

The Royal Kaanapali Course is a 6,700 yard par 71 Robert Trent Jones Sr. design and is the host site for the Wendy's Champions Skins Game. The recently renovated layout begins at sea level and climbs up into the West Maui mountain foothills, presenting challenging shot selections and contoured greens.

The Royal Kaanapali Course is a 6,700 yard par 71 Robert Trent Jones Sr. design and is the host site for the Wendy's Champions Skins Game. The recently renovated layout begins at sea level and climbs up into the West Maui mountain foothills, presenting challenging shot selections and contoured greens.

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Royal Kunia Country Club

94-1509 Anonui St
Waipahu, HI, 96797
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Royal Kunia Country Club

Royal Kunia Country Club has been described as the best and most scenic course on Oahu. Located only 30 minutes from Waikiki or the North Shore, this course offers the ultimate Hawaii golfing experience for the beginner to low handicapper.

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Par: 72
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Royal Kunia Country Club

94-1509 Anonui St
Waipahu, HI, 96797
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Royal Kunia Country Club

Royal Kunia Country Club has been described as the best and most scenic course on Oahu. Located only 30 minutes from Waikiki or the North Shore, this course offers the ultimate Hawaii golfing experience for the beginner to low handicapper. Spectacular views of Pearl Harbor, the Ko'olau and Waianae mountain ranges, the city of Honolulu and Diamond Head await every golf shot. The scenic, rolling fairways are lined with palm trees and other tropical native flora.

Royal Kunia Country Club has been described as the best and most scenic course on Oahu. Located only 30 minutes from Waikiki or the North Shore, this course offers the ultimate Hawaii golfing experience for the beginner to low handicapper. Royal Kunia Country Club is a Robin Nelson designed golf course, situated high above the Ewa plains. The course offers an uncompromised panoramic view of the entire south shore of Oahu. Spectacular views of Pearl Harbor, the Ko'olau and Waianae mountain ranges, the city of Honolulu and Diamond Head await every golf shot. The scenic, rolling fairways are lined with palm trees and other tropical native flora, along with six water features and 101 bunkers which adds to the aesthetic appeal of this picturesque golf course.

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Par: 72
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Sage Valley Golf Club

2240 Sage Valley Dr,
Graniteville, SC, 29829
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Sage Valley Golf Club

Sage Valley Golf Club is a private national membership golf club located just outside Augusta, Georgia. The course and clubhouse are surrounded by several thousand acres of preserved southern pine forest providing a setting of serenity and tranquelness found in visions of life in the south. Tom Fazio and his team of exceptional course designers and planners guided the design and construction of the course and grounds in 2001.

Sage Valley Golf Club is a private national membership golf club located just outside Augusta, Georgia. The course and clubhouse are surrounded by several thousand acres of preserved southern pine forest providing a setting of serenity and tranquelness found in visions of life in the south. Tom Fazio and his team of exceptional course designers and planners guided the design and construction of the course and grounds in 2001.

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Sawgrass Country Club

1000 PGA Tour Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Sawgrass Country Club

Sawgrass Country Club is part of the Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa, and features 27 holes of championship golf designed by Ed Seay, Arnold Palmer's design partner.

Sawgrass Country Club is part of the Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa, and features 27 holes of championship golf designed by Ed Seay, Arnold Palmer's design partner.

Consistently ranked in the top 100 courses to play by Golf Digest, the Oceanside Course (East-West nines) was the original home to the Tournament Players Championship from 1977 to 1981. Since then, the South nine has been added to complete the facility. Do not miss an opportunity to play Sawgrass while staying at the Marriott, it's a great, great golf club.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 74.2
Length (m): 6365
Architect: Ed Seay
Design Year: 1972

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Sea Pines Resort - Harbour Town Golf Links

32 Greenwood Drive
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, SC, 29928
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Sea Pines Resort - Harbour Town Golf Links

Located within the Sea Pines Resort is the Island's biggest golf draw, Harbour Town Golf Links. Rated #42 in the world by Golf Magazine, the Nicklaus/Dye designed Harbour Town is home to The Heritage of Golf, one of the top events on the PGA TOUR.

Located within the Sea Pines Resort is the Island's biggest golf draw, Harbour Town Golf Links. Rated #42 in the world by Golf Magazine, the Nicklaus/Dye designed Harbour Town is home to The Heritage of Golf, one of the top events on the PGA TOUR.

Harbour Town is better than ever after major renovations by original designer Pete Dye.  Sea Marsh provides its own challenges through woodlands, lagoons, and marshes. 

Harbour Town Golf Links is reminiscent of Scottish courses of olde. Measuring 6,973 yards from the Heritage tees with a slope of 146, the par-71 course is deceptively short by today's standards and requires perfectly positioned shots, arrow-straight accuracy and unwavering consistency on the part of the player.

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Par: 71
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Length (m): 6973
Architect: Peter Dye and Jack Nicklaus
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Sea Pines Resort - Heron Point

32 Greenwood Drive
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, SC, 29928
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Sea Pines Resort - Heron Point

Designed by course architect Pete Dye, Heron Point's fairways have been reshaped into dramatic angles and shifting elevations, while surfaces are a mix of sand, mulch, limestone, and different grasses that offer a kaleidoscope of appealing color changes.

This outstanding golf resort features the Island's biggest golf draw, Harbour Town Golf Links, and two more championship caliber courses - the Ocean Course and Heron Point. Rated #42 in the world by Golf Magazine, the Nicklaus/Dye-designed Harbour Town is home to The Heritage of Golf, one of the top events on the PGA TOUR. It is better than ever after major renovations by original designer Pete Dye. Also on the property, the Ocean Course is one of the Hilton Head's oldest courses and was renovated in 1996 by Mark McCumber. Heron Point is the resort's newest Pete Dye track. The totally renovated course, formerly known as Sea Marsh, features fairways completely reshaped into dramatic angles and shifting elevations that lead to severely undulating, well-protected greens complexes that will offer brand new challenges to players

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Par: 72
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Length (m): 6625
Architect: Peter Dye
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Shinnecock Hills Golf Club

200 Tuckahoe Road
Southampton, NY, 11968
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, founded in 1891, is one of the historic golfing institutions in the United States. It is the oldest incorporated golf club and was one of the five founding member clubs of the USGA. The Clubhouse, built in 1892, was the work of the architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White. While in character it remains substantially the same as a century ago, it has enjoyed several expansions and renovations in the intervening decades, before undergoing a major restoration completed in 1991.

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Spyglass Hill Golf Course

Spyglass Hill Drive
Pebble Beach, CA, 93953
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Spyglass Hill Golf Course

Spyglass Hill Golf Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr, and after six years of planning opened in 1966. It features holes rolling through sandy seaside dunes, and holes cut through majestic pines with elevated greens.

Spyglass Hill Golf Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., as a part of the master plan for the Pebble Beach ocean front.

S.F.B. Morse, founder of Pebble Beach Company, and chairman of the board of Del Monte Properties, envisioned a string of golf courses around Del Monte Forest's shoreline. Morse commissioned Jones to design a course between Cypress Point and Pebble Beach.

After six years of planning, Spyglass Hill opened on March 11, 1966. The design features two distinctly different kinds of terrain that influence the way the holes look and play.

The first five holes roll through sandy seaside dunes challenging the golfer to carefully pick the safest path. The following 13 holes are cut through majestic pines with elevated greens and strategically placed bunkers and lakes to grab the errant shot.

Spyglass Hill is rated one of the toughest courses in the world from the Championship tees, boasting a course rating of 75.5 and a slope rating of 147. The PGA Tour consistently lists Spyglass Hill's holes 6, 8 and 16 among the toughest on the tour, and during the 1999 United States Amateur, the stroke average of the field during medal play was in excess of 79.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 75.5
Length (m): 6320
Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Sr
Design Year: 1966

Playing Tips

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Par 5, Length 595m

On a clear day, a player can stand on this tee and see the Santa Cruz mountains, Monterey Bay, and the canopy of the Del Monte Forest. The hole then falls downhill to the left, ending on a large green whose surface resembles gentle ocean swells.

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Par 4, Length 349m

While relatively short, the hole plays uphill and is surrounded by trouble, primarily sand and ice plant. Two very precise shots are required.

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Par 3, Length 165m

There is a spectacular view of the Pacific ocean from this elevated tee which, in the absence of wind, makes the hole play shorter than the yardage. The green is deceptive, sloping from front to back.

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Par 4, Length 370m

This is Robert Trent Jones Sr.'s favorite par 4 because of its options. If the pin is in back then the approach should be played from the right side of the fairway. If in front, then the left side is the better angle. The green, which is encircled in ice plant, is Spyglass Hill's most photographed.

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Par 3, Length 197m

Bird Rock is a straightforward par 3 framed by ice plant in back and three pot bunkers in front, the center bunker being the deepest and most difficult on the course. Another bunker is hidden from view and awaits stray shots to the right.

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Par 4, Length 446m

The character of Spyglass Hill changes from this hole onward. From the tee, players wind their way up and into the Del Monte forest. The view from behind this green is spectacular; however, the severely downhill chip shot from this position is less than desirable.

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Par 5, Length 529m

An elevated tee makes this a reachable par 5. While there are no greenside bunkers, a pond penalizes anything left and short. The right to left sloping green makes chip and pitch shots even more troublesome. This is a tempting hole off the tee, but it requires complete precision from the fairway.

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Par 4, Length 399m

Signal Hill is, perhaps, the longest hole under 400 yards in the world. The second shot is even more uphill than the tee shot. The green is elevated and crowned with the hole's only bunker protecting its right side. This is Spyglass Hill's number one handicap hole.

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Par 4, Length 431m

Captain Smollett is yet another uphill par 4. A massive green (the second largest on the course) is guarded by deep bunkers. Tremendous slope from back to front makes putting from above the hole a challenge.

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Par 4, Length 407m

After two tough, lengthy uphill par 4's to close the front, this is a downhill getaway hole to begin the back side. A drive down the left side may be blocked by a tree which cannot be seen from the tee. Any approach which lands past the center of the green will go over.

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Par 5, Length 528m

A dogleg right par 5 is characterized by a necklace of bunkers protecting the right side of the green. While beautiful to look at from a distance, these bunkers are very costly to play from.

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Par 3, Length 178m

Water comes into the play on three of the next four holes. The left side of this green should never be a target since balls have a tendency to spin off into the pond.

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Par 4, Length 460m

The fairway rises steadily uphill as it bends slightly to the left. Another elevated green deflects any off-line shot although a straight run-up shot will work.

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Par 5, Length 560m

This is a double dogleg swinging right, then left. A pond protects the right side of this shallow, but very wide green. A difficult chip awaits those who are too aggressive and go long.

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Par 3, Length 130m

This is the shortest hole on the course yet far from the easiest. The green is framed by bunkers in back and another pond in front. Beware, balls spin back into it. Anything left bounces farther down a steep hill.

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Par 5, Length 476m

A drive too long may run through this fairway. A tree which cannot be seen from the tee blocks the right side. However, when past this tree, the green opens up, so it may be worth the gamble. Then again...

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Par 4, Length 325m

Ben Gunn offers a change of pace and is unlike any other hole at Spyglass Hill. Neither the landing area from the tee nor the green surface from the fairway can be seen. The hole's many bunkers and its sloping green offset the short yardage. Above the cup is treacherous.

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Par 4, Length 408m

The tee points toward the right fairway bunker, so a slight draw is perfect. An elevated green with a rise seperating the front from the back awaits the second shot. Any shot that lacks precision will be detoured into the surrounding trouble.

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Talking Stick Golf Club - North Course

9998 E Indian Bend Rd
Scottsdale, AR, 85256
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Talking Stick Golf Club - North Course

Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw have teamed up to create the remarkable magic that is Talking Stick Golf Club. Found in Scottsdale, Arizona, the club features two uniquely different golf courses that offer several options to golfers of any and all play levels. Owned by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the North and South golf courses blend perfectly with their tranquil desert surroundings, providing a serene yet challenging day of Scottsdale, Arizona golf.

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The Boulders - North Golf Course

34831 N Tom Darlington Drive
Carefree, AR, 85377
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

The Boulders - North Golf Course

The North Course is the original course at The Boulders and is known as the more forgiving of the two courses. There's more room off the tee here, but you should not be fooled. The finish is especially difficult with five par fours over 425 yards on the final nine.

The North course is the older of the two and features bent grass with spectacular views of Black Mountain as the course meanders through the Boulders community.

Both courses are built right into the desert foothills and offer breathtaking panoramas - including stunning boulder formations, striking Sonoran Desert sunsets and natural desert terrain. Keep your eyes open because desert wildlife is often visible during play. Every day, golfers are surprised to see a bobcat, rabbits, coyotes or a javelina while hunting for a wayward shot. In short your experience should be a scenic and natural wonder.

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Par: 72
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Architect: Jay Morrish
Design Year: 1985

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The Challenge at Manele Bay Golf Course

1 Challenge Dr
Lanai, HI, 96763
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

The Challenge at Manele Bay Golf Course

High above the crashing surf of Hulopo'e Bay, The Challenge at Manele is an outstanding golf course in Lanai, Hawaii that more than lives up to its name. Built on lava outcroppings, the course features three holes on cliffs, which use the Pacific Ocean as a water hazard. The five-tee concept challenges the best golfers ' tee shots over natural gorges and ravines must be precise.

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Par: 72
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Architect: Jack Nicklaus
Design Year: 1993

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The Course at Yale

200 Conrad Dr
New Haven, CT, NY, 06515
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

The Course at Yale

Today, the Yale Golf Course is recognized as one of the finest examples of early American golf course design. Large deeply bunkered greens and narrow rolling fairways are the core of Yale's penalizing character. In 1988, Golf Magazine ranked Yale as 71st among the 100 most difficult courses in the world. Many recognize the layout as the best collegiate course in the nation.

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The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course

1333 Mauilani Pkwy
Kahului, HI, 96732
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course

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Par: 72
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The Glen Club Golf Course

2901 West Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL, 60026
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

The Glen Club Golf Course

The Glen Club, designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio, is a remarkable feat of engineering. For over 70 years, the land was used as a Naval Air Base complete with runways and a total elevation change of three feet. Today, the land has been beautifully transformed into a dynamic terrain with rolling berms, stunning vistas and naturally harmonious transitions.

The Glen Club, designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio, is a remarkable feat of engineering. For over 70 years, the land was used as a Naval Air Base complete with runways and a total elevation change of three feet. Today, the land has been beautifully transformed into a dynamic terrain with rolling berms, stunning vistas and naturally harmonious transitions.

The routing features dramatic elevation changes – up to 40 feet on certain holes – mature trees and natural areas, meandering lakes and flowing streams. There are 75 acres of prairie grass flowing naturally throughout the layout.

Each of the spectacular par 3’s face a different point on the compass. The par 5’s are big and bold yet contain ample driving zones and generous bailout regions. The par 4’s range from short and sweet to long and tough. Many elements of a superb Fazio design are here and offer a challenge in many forms, from the classic perched greens undercut by bunkers to the awesome peninsula greens menaced by water.

The finishing 18th hole is one of the most picturesque on the course with two water features and strategically placed bunkers that demand accurate tacking from one safe area to the next. Walking off the 18th green will leave a lasting impression of a spectacular test of skill in an environment that offers an array of memorable golf holes

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m): 6122
Architect: Tom Fazio
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The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain

14915 East Eagle Mountain Parkway
Fountain Hills, AR, 85268
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain

To play The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain is to experience golf at its finest. Set against the vast Sonoran Desert, amid mountains, buttes, and rolling hills, Eagle Mountain is an 18-hole, par-71 gem with an outstanding practice facility and clubhouse.

To play The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain is to experience golf at its finest. Set against the vast Sonoran Desert, amid mountains, buttes, and rolling hills, Eagle Mountain is an 18-hole, par-71 gem with an outstanding practice facility and clubhouse.

Opened in 1996, this Scott Miller designed course is a spectacular representation of man's creation in harmony with nature as it winds through natural box canyons, rolling hills, and lush desert valleys. At Eagle Mountain you'll find a challenging yet fair golf experience, with contoured fairways and immaculately maintained emerald greens.

Course Information

Par: 71
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Length (m): 6777
Architect: Scott Miller
Design Year: 1996

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The Legacy Golf Club

130 Par Excellence Drive
Henderson, NV, 89074
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

The Legacy Golf Club

Designed by acclaimed golf course architect Arthur Hills, The Legacy Golf Club is an 18-hole, desert jewel highlighted by manicured playing conditions, multi-tiered fairways and large undulating greens.

Designed by acclaimed golf course architect Arthur Hills, The Legacy Golf Club is an 18-hole, desert jewel highlighted by manicured playing conditions, multi-tiered fairways and large undulating greens.

Stretching 7,233 yards from the professional tees, this memorable layout is a strong challenge for the scratch player, yet also accommodates the novice with well-spaced tee boxes and generous landing areas. And speaking of tee boxes, the 10th hole at The Legacy may be the most recognizable in all of Las Vegas.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m): 6613
Architect: Arthur Hills
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The Links at Spanish Bay

2700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA, 93953
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

The Links at Spanish Bay

The Links at Spanish Bay was designed with the intention to create a true links golf course like the original Scottish concept of the game golf, established over five hundred years ago. The Links at Spanish Bay are so authentic that even the Monterey coastline mirrors the rugged, natural beauty of Scotland.

The Links at Spanish Bay was designed with the intention to create a true links golf course like the original Scottish concept of the game golf, established over five hundred years ago.  The Links at Spanish Bay are so authentic that even the Monterey coastline mirrors the rugged, natural beauty of Scotland.

Here, the golf course provides you with the choice of using your regular shot or a low, running shot to play the firm turf while keeping the ball under the steady ocean breezes.

The Links at Spanish Bay was also built with a deep respect for environmental preservation. To further continue this mission, they have designated "environmentally sensitive" areas. Drops are allowed outside of these areas to help preserve the native plants, birds and animals that make this course so special.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 74.1
Length (m): 6200
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jr., Tom Watson and Sandy Tatum
Design Year:

Playing Tips

1
Par 5, Length 500m

A strong drive to the left center of the fairway makes this par 5 reachable in two. A firm green is guarded left by two large bunkers and right by marsh and dune. A smart lay-up in front will avoid the depression on the right of the green.

2
Par 4, Length 307m

This short but narrow par 4 requires an accurate drive or well-placed tee shot left or short of the fairway bunker. The approach can be chipped into the hill or carried onto this multi-tiered green. Stay below the hole.

3
Par 4, Length 407m

An accurate 200 yard drive over the left side of the farthest bunker leaves the ball in a grassy swale, inviting a short pitch-and-run to the large green.

4
Par 3, Length 190m

A demanding multi-tiered green rewards the strong shot and punishes the weak. Better to be short of this green than long.

5
Par 4, Length 451m

This hole is what Spanish Bay is known for: Risk and Reward. Three pot bunkers in the right center of the fairway will gather any shots hit in their area. Stay left to play safe or right over the dune to a narrow landing area. Second shots to the right side of the fairway will kick left towards the green.

6
Par 4, Length 400m

A well named hole with nine bunkers protecting the short route to an elevated tiered green. A tee shot away from the bunkers of 200 plus yards will leave a short to mid-iron to the green. From the fairway, aim at the left center of the green.

7
Par 4, Length 418m

This fairway funnels to a narrow landing. Risk the shorter approach to the green or lay-up and have 180 plus into this kidney shaped green.

8
Par 3, Length 158m

Club selection is the key to success in finding this winged narrow green near the windy seashore.

9
Par 4, Length 394m

The entire right side of this difficult hole is out of bounds. However, a shot to the right side of the fairway opens this green up. Take an extra club on the approach and read your putt carefully.

10
Par 5, Length 520m

The tee shot on this double dog-leg par 5 is demanding but rewards a courageous shot over the left edge of the portruding dune. Three pot bunkers divide this fairway in the landing area of the second shot. The left route is the riskiest but most rewarding, leaving a short chip to a uniquely tiered green.

11
Par 4, Length 365m

A fader's dream. A tee shot to the right side of the fairway missing the corner trees will leave a short shot into a most difficult green. If the hole is on the upper deck of the "top hat" styled green, hit a high soft shot onto the deck or a running aggressive shot into the hill. Don't leave it on the front edge of this green.

12
Par 4, Length 432m

A long very narrow par 4 that demands length and accuracy. The fairway funnels to its narrowest point at 220 yards. A deep gully filled with briars crosses the fairway some 30 yards from the green. A short layup may keep the score down on this hole.

13
Par 3, Length 126m

This very short par 3 requires a very accurate pitch to this ribbon of a green. The sea breezes here can be the key to a successful shot. Beware of the left green-side bunker.

14
Par 5, Length 576m

Breathtakingly beautiful from the tee, this long par 5 is spacious but unforgiving in the wind, with out-of-bounds left, marsh and willow to the right. This green slopes towards the sea. Hit to the front edge.

15
Par 4, Length 390m

The island landing area demands the tee shot to be placed just left of the bunkers, leaving a short to mid iron over the gorse and dune to a severely undulating green with marsh and reeds to the right. Care should be taken from the tee not to overclub.

16
Par 3, Length 200m

This tee is sheltered from the offshore breezes that tend to push the ball into the right greenside bunkers. The hole favors a low running shot to the left center of the green.

17
Par 4, Length 413m

The tee shot here sets up the hole. Carry the drive over the dunescape and to this narrow landing area. The green is silhouetted against the sky making the distance difficult to judge, and is severely sloped from rear to front.

18
Par 5, Length 574m

Favor the right side from the tee and on the second shot. Avoid the temptation to go for the green as the wind and gorse will usually get your ball.

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The Maidestone Club

29 Maidstone Ln
East Hampton, NY, 11937
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

The Maidestone Club

From 2012-2014, the design firm of Coore & Crenshaw restored Maidstone to recapture the strategic, hard and fast, uncluttered links designed in 1922 by Willie Park, Jr.

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The Palmetto Golf Club

275 Berrie Rd SW
Aiken, SC, 29801
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

The Palmetto Golf Club

The Palmetto is located in the heart of Aiken, SC. Membership and play are private except during the Masters Golf Tournament. During the first full week of April every spring, The Palmetto opens for public play.

Palmetto Golf Club was founded in 1892 by Thomas Hitchcock, a prominent sportsman from Long Island, New York. He and his wife attracted many wealthy families from the Northeast who established a Winter Colony in Aiken. These winter residents created a number of recreational facilities for polo, fox hunting, horseback riding, and tennis. Several large estates were constructed in the heart of Aiken in the vicinity of the Palmetto Golf Club, many of which continue to exist.

Recognizing the interest being taken in golf in America, Mr. Hitchcock laid out four holes in 1892 where holes #16, 17, and 18 and the practice range are now located. Title to the land and facilities was transferred to the Whitney Trustees in 1901 to assure that it would be preserved for the future. The Palmetto Golf Club has leased the facilities from the Whitney Trustees since that time and recently signed a new lease through the year 2080.

After the first four holes were constructed in 1892, Herbert Leeds, who also built Myopia Hunt Club in Boston, laid out the remainder of the initial nine holes. Palmetto was expanded in 1895 to 18 holes with the completion of the second nine holes that had been designed by Leeds and James Mackrell, Palmetto’s first golf professional. There is a record of Donald Ross having done some work at Palmetto in 1928. It is believed that his firm installed an early irrigation system on the golf course by damming up the creek down the hill from the 18th tee.

In 1932, when Dr. Alister MacKenzie had completed the Augusta National Golf Club, he was asked to draw up plans for converting the Palmetto sand greens to grass and lengthening the course. Many of the original Augusta National investors were Winter Colonists from Aiken who also belonged to Palmetto. Wendell Miller of New York, who had just finished building Augusta National, was contracted to manage the project. The work at the Palmetto used some excess materials from the Augusta National project.

There were many minor changes, mostly involving tree and bunker work, throughout the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Rees Jones suggested some bunker renovations, which began in the late 80’s and were completed when the course was re-grassed in 1995. In 2003, Tom Doak, a recognized authority on Dr. MacKenzie’s work, provided recommendations to restore some of the MacKenzie design characteristics on the golf course. This work was completed in 2005 and mainly involved reworking the bunkers and expanding the greens out towards the existing mounds and slopes. Noted golf course architect Gil Hanse is now serving as resident architect for the Club.

Research indicates that the Palmetto Golf Club is the oldest, continually operated eighteen hole golf course in its original location in the Southeast and probably the second oldest in the United States, with the Chicago Golf Club being the oldest.

The golf course is a par 71 layout and plays at 6,102 metres from the championship tees. What the course may lack in length it more than makes up for with its small elevated and undulating greens, and clever (some say diabolical) bunkers. The competitive course record of 59 was established by USC-Aiken All American golfer Dane Burkhart on Sunday, August 14, 2005 in the final round of the Palmetto Amateur. Burkhart’s victory margin was 8 shots and he scored a record 20 under par for the four rounds of the tournament.

Course Information

Par: 71
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Length (m): 6102
Architect: Alistair McKenzie
Design Year: 1932

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The Pit Golf Links

410 Pit Link Lane Hwy 5
Aberdeen, NC, 28315
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

The Pit Golf Links

Opened in 1985, and creatively sculpted out from a reclaimed 230-acre sand quarry, this Dan Maples original is certainly one-of-a-kind and an undisputedly great golf course, presenting golfers of all levels with as testing a tract of holes that can be found in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Opened in 1985, and creatively sculpted out from a reclaimed 230-acre sand quarry, this Dan Maples original is certainly one-of-a-kind and an undisputedly great golf course, presenting golfers of all levels with as testing a tract of holes that can be found in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Featuring dramatic elevation changes and sculpted mounds, this masterpiece provides as much visual stimulation as any course in the Sandhills. The Pit Golf Links opened in 1985 to rave reviews and has been styled "one of the most remarkable courses anywhere." 

The Pit is currently ranked 4.5 Stars and one of the Top 50 Courses in America open to the public by Golf Digest, and by both Golf Digest and Golfweek as one of North Carolina's Ten Best. The eighth hole is ranked by Golf Magazine as one of the Best 50 holes open to the public.

The course's creatively unique design will impress even the most discriminating of golf connoisseurs, and after playing the 6,000 metre, par-72 layout, golfers of all levels will leave satisfied that they have tested their games and stood up to the challenge that is The Pit Golf Links.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m): 5994
Architect: Dan Maples
Design Year: 1985

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The Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass

1000 PGA Tour Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

The Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass

Located within the Sawgrass Marriott Resort, the TPC Stadium Course is regarded as Pete Dye's masterpiece and has become the crown jewel of the courses played on the PGA Tour.

Located within the Sawgrass Marriott Resort, the TPC Stadium Course is regarded as Pete Dye's masterpiece and has become the crown jewel of the courses played on the PGA Tour.

Before the course came along in 1980, few golf courses that hosted major golf events were accessible to the general public. Now there are some 21 TPC Courses available to the public in the U.S.

Many golfers remember that the layout was very controversial when it first opened because it was so difficult. However, Dye listened and made changes to soften the course and make it "more fair."

Through the years, there is no question that it has become one of the most popular courses with the Players. Huge mounds bordering the fairways provide an amphitheater type of setting making players feel like they are on center stage. You'll feel that way too, especially as you attempt to keep on dry land on the infamous 17th island green.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 73.3
Length (m): 6321
Architect: Pete Dye
Design Year: 1980

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The Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation

3000 Reserve Club Drive
Aiken, SC, 29803
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

The Reserve Club  at Woodside Plantation

With our breathtaking Nicklaus Design course, The Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation offers its members the distinction of playing the only private course in the Southeast recognized by Golf Digest as one of America's Top Ten Best New Courses in 2003. Overlooking the 18th hole of our award winning course, the fabulous Reserve Clubhouse, complete with a piano bar, swimming, tennis, croquet lawn and golf shop is an incredible locale for entertaining or relaxing with friends - both old and new.

The private Nicklaus designed Reserve Club, voted one of Golf Digest's "Top Ten New Private Golf Courses In America For 2003" and Ranked # 11 in South Carolina by Golf Digest's Best in State 2005-2006,  welcomes you to experience one of the South's premier golfing venues.

Overlooking the 18th hole of our award winning course, the fabulous Reserve Clubhouse, complete with a piano bar, swimming, tennis, croquet lawn and golf shop is an incredible locale for entertaining or relaxing with friends - both old and new.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m): 6325
Architect: Jack Nicklaus
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The Revere Golf Club - Concord Course

2600 Hampton Road
Henderson, NV, 89052
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

The Revere Golf Club - Concord Course

Designed by golf course architect Greg Nash and the legendary PGA Tour Player Billy Casper, the Concord course features more than 1,700 trees and numerous jagged-edged bunkers that protect the undulating greens and generous fairways. Like the Lexington course, the Concord has some of the most scenic and challenging golf holes in southern Nevada.

The championship Concord course, Revere Golf Club’s second Las Vegas golf course opened to the public on June 1...5 months earlier than originally anticipated.

Designed by golf course architect Greg Nash and the legendary PGA Tour Player Billy Casper (the team who designed the Revere’s Lexington course), the 7,100 yard par-72 Concord course features many of the same landscape features that the community of the Anthem have grown to love, but will also have a uniqueness, all to it’s own.

More than 1,700 trees have been planted throughout the golf course and numerous jagged-edged bunkers will protect the undulating greens and generous fairways. Like the Lexington course, the Concord has some of the most scenic and challenging golf holes in southern Nevada.

"The much anticipated Concord course will be a perfect compliment to the award-winning Lexington course and offer one of Las Vegas’ best one-two punches in golf" stated Jim Stegall, General Manager. "Although the course will incorporate the challenging desert terrain, the parallel fairways on the front nine and multiple tee placements will challenge the more accomplished players yet provide a enjoyable and memorable layout for the average and beginning golfers."

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m): 6330
Architect: Greg Nash and Billy Casper
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The Revere Golf Club - Lexington Course

2600 Hampton Road
Henderson, NV, 89052
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

The Revere Golf Club - Lexington Course

Located above the Las Vegas Valley and affording spectacular views of the city and the mountains, The Revere Golf Club was designed by PGA Tour legend Billy Casper and architect Greg Nash.

The Revere Golf Club is a public golf course just minutes from Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada. Located above the Las Vegas Valley and affording spectacular views of the city and the mountains, this 7143 yard course was designed by PGA Tour legend Billy Casper and architect Greg Nash.

Divided fairways and other design features offer the player unique ways to approach play on several holes, and the remarkable combination of desert and mountain terrain along with ravines and waterfalls gives this course a special identity.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 73.6
Length (m): 6493
Architect: Greg Nash and Billy Casper
Design Year: 1999

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The Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course - Palmetto Dunes

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Hilton Head Island, SC
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

The Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course - Palmetto Dunes

The Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course, completely renovated, was rated among the best courses in the Southeast by readers of Golfweek magazine. Its signature hole, the par-five 10th, offers a sweeping and breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. This stellar hole has the distinction of being one of only two oceanfront holes on Hilton Head Island.

The 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Course at the Palmetto Dunes Resort plays 6,710 yards from the tips for a par of 72. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, the Robert Trent Jones Course opened for play in 1968. Ranked by readers of Readers of Golfweek Magazine among the best golf courses in the Southeast, this is a classic work by one of golf’s legendary designers. This course features cleverly-bunkered greens and generous landing areas with water in play on 11 of the 18 holes. The signature hole, the par-5 10th, brings you to a breath-taking view of the Atlantic, one of only two oceanfront holes on the island.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m): 6450
Architect: Robert Trent Jones
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Tobacco Road Golf Club

442 Tobacco Road
Sanford, NC, 27332
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Tobacco Road Golf Club

Tobacco Road Golf Club was built on land tended by the weather-worn hands of tobacco farmers, later shaped and moved through mining and sand excavation before finally being crafted and molded by an artist?s imagination and the revolutionary eye of the late Mike Strantz.

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Architect: Mike Strantz
Design Year: 1998

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Torrey Pines Golf Course - North Course

11480 Torrey pines park Rd
San Diego, CA, 92037
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Torrey Pines Golf Course - North Course

orrey Pines signature hole is one of the most famous in all of golf. Hole #6 On the North Course is a beautiful downhill par 3 with a sweeping view along rugged ocean cliffs and out across the vast Pacific Ocean. While playing this hole, it is not uncommon to see dolphins playing in the surf or gliders cruising along the golden seaside cliffs.

Course Information

Par: 71
ACR: 1957
Length (m): 5784
Architect: William F. Bell, ASGCA/(R) David Rainville, ASGCA/Stephen Halsey/Jack Daray, Jr.
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Torrey Pines Golf Course - South Course

11480 Torrey pines park Rd
San Diego, CA, 92037
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Torrey Pines Golf Course - South Course

A municipal golf facility owned and operated by the city of San Diego, Torrey Pines is set on a rocky bluff high above the Pacific, and features two championship length courses designed initially by William F. Bell in 1957. The more noted of the layouts is the South Course, which has changed substantially since first opening, particularly following a major renovation started by Rees Jones in 2001. Jones stretched the course by hundreds of yards, adding tees and moving greens but also reworking bunkers and pinching fairways to increase the difficulty of the holes.

Despite the coastal outlooks and the fact that much of the layout is routed around a deep ravine, the South course is mostly flat and sadly quite repetitive. Fairways tend to be straight and either lined by thick rough or deep bunkers, with few strategic driving lines and little chance of playing challenging out-of-position recovery shots. Approach play is slightly more interesting as the greens are attractive and well built, though again they lack variety as many are raised, titled sharply forward and protected on both sides by sand. The best holes here are the par threes, as the longer holes tend to be unpleasant bruisers that lack subtleties. Rare exceptions include the 4th, a decent two-shot test along the cliffs, and the par five 13th with its tiered greenside bunkers and exciting new back tee.

Unfortunately, for all its tournament pedigree, the sad truth about Torrey Pines is that from a design perspective neither course is outstanding. The most recent changes have made the South Course an ideal championship venue, but without its rough grown, its greens sped up and its fairways narrowed, this track would not only fail to test the better golfer, it would struggle to hold the interest of regular players.

Course Information

Par: 71
ACR:
Length (m): 6955
Architect: William F. Bell, ASGCA/(R) Rees Jones, ASGCA/Stephen Halsey/Jack Daray, Jr.
Design Year: 1957

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TPC Scottsdale - Stadium Course

17020 North Hayden Road
Scottsdale, AR, 85255
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

TPC Scottsdale - Stadium Course

Beautifully set within the Sonoran Desert, and surrounded by the regal McDowell Mountains, TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course radiates the pure essence of its arid topography.

Beautifully set within the Sonoran Desert, and surrounded by the regal McDowell Mountains, TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course radiates the pure essence of its arid topography.

The Stadium course boasts spacious fairways, and the surrounding desert landscape of saguaro cacti, mesquite trees, strategically placed bunkers, and prodigious mounding, creates straightforward shot values insisted upon by its architect, Tom Weiskopf.

Precise approach shots are the key to scoring well, as the moderately large, multi-tiered, and undulating greens, will penalize inaccurate shots. Treat yourself, and play where the PGA Tour pros play the annual FBR Phoenix Open!

Course Information

Par: 71
ACR: 74.6
Length (m): 6560
Architect: Tom Weiskopf
Design Year: 1986

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Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia

12575 W. Golf Club Drive
Peoria, AR, 85383
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia

The Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia combines the award-winning genius of golf course designer Gary Panks and the unique land features and dramatic panorama. The result is the extraordinary golfing experience.

The Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia combines the award-winning genius of golf course designer Gary Panks and the unique land features and dramatic panorama. The result is the extraordinary golfing experience.

Accentuating Vistancia's native desert beauty, Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia illustrates Pank's trademark strategy of harmonizing a challenging course layout with its natural environment. The design combines natural grasses, challenging bunkering and embracing water features.

The course is complemented by a state-of-the-art practice facility and an 11,000 square-foot clubhouse featuring the Verde Grill, a full-service restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 6508
Architect: Gary Panks
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Troon North - Monument

10320 E Dynamite Blvd
Scottsdale, AR, 85255
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Troon North - Monument

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 6110
Architect: Tom Weiskopf & Jay Moorish
Design Year: 1990

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Troon North - Pinnacle

10320 E Dynamite Blvd.
Scottsdale, AR, 85262
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Troon North - Pinnacle

Troon North Golf Club stands as a hallmark of the Scottsdale desert golf experience with two 18-hole courses stretching through the natural ravines and foothills in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak. Giant granite boulders lie strewn across the rugged landscape of Arizona's Sonoran Desert, where Troon North Golf Club combines iconic golf with the visual sensation of desert landscape, providing a standard unmatched in the American Southwest.

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Trump National Golf Club

1 Trump National Dr
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Trump National  Golf Club

Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles is the pinnacle of the luxury public golf experience. With world renowned restaurants, unmatched service, exclusive amenities, and the most spectacular panoramic Pacific Ocean views, Trump National has no equal. Located on the luxurious Palos Verdes Peninsula just thirty minutes south of Downtown Los Angeles, Trump National serves as a perfect getaway for the busy executive. Club amenities are second to none. The grand 45,000 square foot clubhouse offers stately locker rooms, a stunning pro-shop, three dining options, secluded conference rooms, and a magnificent grand ballroom.

Course Information

Par: 72
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Length (m): 6720
Architect: Tom Fazio
Design Year: 2004

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Turtle Bay Resort - Fazio Course

57-091 Kamehameha Highway
Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii, HI, 96731
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Turtle Bay Resort - Fazio Course

Hawai'i's only golf course designed by the renowned George Fazio, the Fazio Course boasts generous fairways, deep bunkers and immaculately sculpted greens. The Course has hosted the LPGA Tour's Hawaiian Open and was the site of the first Senior Skins Game, which included Arnold Palmer, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Gary Player and Sam Snead.

Hawai‘i’s only golf course designed by the renowned George Fazio, the Fazio Course boasts generous fairways, deep bunkers and immaculately sculpted greens.

The Course has hosted the LPGA Tour's Hawaiian Open and was the site of the first Senior Skins Game, which included Arnold Palmer, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Gary Player and Sam Snead.

Course Information

Par: 71
ACR: 71
Length (m): 6500
Architect: Tom Fazio
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Turtle Bay Resort - Palmer Course

57-091 Kamehameha Highway
Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii, HI, 96731
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Turtle Bay Resort - Palmer Course

Turtle Bay Resort features two championship golf courses that are among the finest in all of Hawaii. The Arnold Palmer courses has achieved legendary status as select locations for prestigious PGA and LPGA tournaments.

Turtle Bay Resort features two championship golf courses that are among the finest in all of Hawaii. The Arnold Palmer and George Fazio Courses have achieved legendary status as select locations for prestigious PGA and LPGA tournaments. 

The Arnold Palmer Course is a distinctive 18-hole championship golf course. Designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, this unique Hawaii golf course offers something for golfers of every skill level. Played from the Palmer (black) tees, the course offers a stern challenge to the best players in the world. However, there are also five or six sets of tees on each hole.

Enjoy varied breathtaking scenery at the Arnold Palmer Course. The front nine reminds golfers of true Scottish Links with its sand, water, wind and rolling terrain. The back nine takes a dramatic shift as it meanders through a jungle forest of ironwood pine and a wetlands bird sanctuary.

The 17th hole is unquestionably the signature hole on the course with no less than nine craggy bunkers surrounding the landing area and extending all the way up to the green. The 17th green sits on a plateau only 100 feet from the ocean.

The Palmer Course surrounds a beautiful wetland preserve known as the Punaho'olapa Marsh. This 100-acre preserve is home to many endangered species of Hawaiian birds. A man-made moat separates the wetlands from the golf course.

Course Information

Par: 74
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Length (m): 6600
Architect: Arnold Palmer
Design Year: 1992

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Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass

1000 PGA Tour Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass

The Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass was originally built for the Senior Tour and finished in 1987.

The Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass was originally built for the Senior Tour and finished in 1987.

Lateral water hazards are common with water coming into play on 14 holes, yet there are no forced carries over water.

Other trademarks of this Bobby Weed/Pete Dye design include rolling hills and large sweeping greens making club selection very important. Player consultant, Jerry Pate, also had a large influence on the Valley's design.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 73.3
Length (m): 6240
Architect: Bobby Weed & Pete Dye
Design Year: 1987

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Waialae Country Club

4997 Kahala Ave
Honolulu, HI, 96816
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Waialae Country Club

Home to the SONY Open in Hawaii, Waialae Country Club is nestled in the quiet neighborhood of Waialae-Kahala and its signature hole, the par 3 eighth hole, is bordered along its full 186 yards by the Pacific Ocean. Now a mature, lushly landscaped, and player-friendly championship course, Waialae features wide forgiving fairways lined with stands of coconut, monkey pod and kiawe trees and 83 strategically place bunkers that can be in play for any golfer. The course is cooled by gentle trade winds and features well-tended and manicured Bermuda grass fairways and greens.

Home to the SONY Open in Hawaii, Waialae Country Club is one of only 40 country club courses throughout the nation chosen to host a sanctioned PGA Tour event.

Established in 1927, the course’s initial design was by Seth Raynor with changes by Desmond Muirhead in 1992. Now a mature, lushly landscaped, and player-friendly championship course, Waialae features wide forgiving fairways lined with stands of coconut, monkey pod and kiawe trees and 83 strategically place bunkers that can be in play for any golfer.

The course plays to a par 70 for the SONY Open and measures 7,020 yards from the Championship tees, 6,456 yards from the Member tees and 5,962 from the Forward tees. It includes both left and right doglegs and, thanks to its well-planned layout, can challenge the low handicap player while not penalizing the high handicap player. The course is cooled by gentle trade winds and features well-tended and manicured Bermuda grass fairways and greens.

The course is nestled in the quiet neighborhood of Waialae-Kahala and its signature hole, the par 3 eighth hole, is bordered along its full 186 yards by the Pacific Ocean.

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Architect: Seth Raynor
Design Year: 1927

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Waikoloa Beach Course

600 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI, 96738
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Waikoloa Beach Course

The Beach Course is a study in color and contrast, its wide swaths of emerald-green boldly marked by unforgiving black lava, splashed with unabashed tropical flowers and bordered by the beautiful blues of lakes and vast Pacific. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the Beach Course is poetry by the ocean, with the breathtaking look and tempting risk/reward that is classic Hawaii golf.

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Waikoloa Kings' Course

600 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI, 96738
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Waikoloa Kings' Course

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Wailea Emerald Course

100 Wailea Golf Club Drive Wailea
Maui, HI, 96753-4000
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Wailea Emerald Course

Designed to be fun for practically every player, the 6,825-yard Wailea Emerald Course was one reason Golf for Women Magazine first granted the Wailea Golf Club a Top Fairways Award for the country's most women-friendly golf clubs, an honor that the Wailea Golf Club received seven times.

Designed to be fun for practically every player, the 6,825-yard Wailea Emerald Course was one reason Golf for Women Magazine first granted the Wailea Golf Club a Top Fairways Award for the country’s most women-friendly golf clubs, an honor that the Wailea Golf Club received seven times.

Other golf authorities agreed: LINKS Magazine and Golf Digest have also lauded Wailea’s picturesque Emerald as a great course for women.

Its women-friendly reputation aside however, the Emerald Course is simply a delightful course for all players. Its carpet-like fairways, fragrant tropical foliage, and numerous ocean and island vistas capture just about everything you could expect from a golf round on gorgeous Maui.

 While the Emerald’s friendly fairways are by no means a cakewalk, the course is ideal for players who enjoy the challenge of golf but view it as an enjoyable form of recreation rather than a grueling test of concentration and precision.

Memorable holes include #6, a par 4 downhill dogleg, measuring 415 yards from the white tees. There’s plenty of landing area for your tee shot, but the green falls off sharply in all directions into grass bunkers, leaving you with a tricky pitch shot if your approach shot isn’t on the mark. Hole #11 is the longest on the course, 535 yards from the white tees, and usually into the wind, making it tougher to reach the green.

One of the more unusual features of the Emerald Course is the double green shared by holes #10 and #17. The green borders a 2.7 million gallon brackish water lake and is one of the most picturesque spots on the course.

Like its companion Gold Course, the Emerald has four to six tee boxes on every hole, enabling golfers to tailor the course to their skill level.

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We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Cholla Course

18200 East Toh Vee Circle
Fort McDowell, AR, 85264
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Cholla Course

Open since December 2001, the Cholla Course at We-Ko-Pa has garnered countless honors and has quickly become recognized as the reference course for quintessential desert golf.

Open since December 2001, the Cholla Course at We-Ko-Pa has garnered countless honors and has quickly become recognized as the reference course for quintessential desert golf. 

Designed by Scott Miller, this 7,225 yard layout was named by Sports Illustrated as one of the 10 best new public courses in the world shortly after its debut.

Located adjacent to Scottsdale and Fountain Hills on land owned by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, We-Ko-Pa (Yavapai for “Four Peaks Mountain”) is routed through unspoiled Sonoran desert, free from residential or commercial real estate development. In fact, there is not even an out-of-bounds stake to be found on this pristine course where endless mountain vistas provide the backdrop.

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Par: 72
ACR: 73.3
Length (m): 6568
Architect: Scott Miller
Design Year: 2001

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We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Saguaro Course

18200 East Toh Vee Circle
Fort McDowell, AR, 85264
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Saguaro Course

The design objective of the brand new Saguaro course at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club is to complement the original Cholla course, and present players the ability to play 36 holes of phenomenal golf in a single location.

The design objective of the brand new Saguaro course at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club is to complement the original Cholla course, and present players the ability to play 36 holes of phenomenal golf in a single location.

The landscape of the new Saguaro course features fascinating movement that has allowed course designers Crenshaw and Coore to create a course that is unique to the desert, and differ from the original Cholla course.

The championship layout will challenge players of all skill levels with a beautifully fair test of golf, and will require them to play a variety of shots and find solutions to unusual challenges.

Fashioned with walking in mind, Saguaro is a refreshing classic throwback to golf course design. Tees are located near the preceding green, and are often part of the same turf complex. Beware; the stunning scenery of Saguaro may cause unfocused players to slip into reverie.

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Design Year: 2006

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Westin Kierland Golf Club

6902 East Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AR, 85254
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Westin Kierland Golf Club

The Westin Kierland Golf Experience brings together perfectly manicured 27 holes of championship golf, the best exercise physiology, top golf instruction, on-site golf equipment fitting and the latest in golf technology all at one location, Scottsdales premier luxury resort, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.

The Westin Kierland Golf Experience brings together perfectly manicured 27 holes of championship golf, the best exercise physiology, top golf instruction, on-site golf equipment fitting and the latest in golf technology all at one location, Scottsdale’s premier luxury resort, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.

Designed by Scott Miller, formerly a senior designer for Jack Nicklaus, Kierland Golf Club provides three 18-hole combinations from which to choose. Named after indigenous plant life found on the course, Acacia, Ironwood and Mesquite offer a complementary collection of nines – each with its own flavor and strategy.

For after-golf delights, the 19,000-square-foot clubhouse features the Brittlebush Bar & Grill. The course also now features air-conditioned golf carts, definitely a first!

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Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 6328
Architect: Scott Miller
Design Year: 1996

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Westlake Country Club

3556 West Lake Dr
Augusta, GA, 30907
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Westlake Country Club

Founded in 1969, member-owned West Lake Country Club is located within the gated community of West Lake, a 1000 home neighborhood in Columbia County, the second-fastest growing county in Georgia. Almost half of West Lake's residents are members of the Club, comprising half of our 900+ Club members. Our course was rated #1 private course in the Augusta area by Augusta Magazine from 2005 - 2006, #2 in 2007. We have hosted numerous state amateur tournaments over the years.

Founded in 1969, member-owned West Lake Country Club is located within the gated community of West Lake, a 1000 home neighborhood in Columbia County, the second-fastest growing county in Georgia. Almost half of West Lake's residents are members of the Club, comprising half of our 900+ Club members.

Our course was rated #1 private course in the Augusta area by Augusta Magazine from 2005 - 2006, #2 in 2007. We have hosted numerous state amateur tournaments over the years.

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Architect: Ellis Maples
Design Year: 1969

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Whirlwind Golf Club - The Cattail

5692 W. North Loop Road
Chandler, AR, 85226
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Whirlwind Golf Club - The Cattail

Whirlwind Golf Club has established itself as a premier golf destination for Arizonans as well as travelers from around the globe. The Cattail provides 5 sets of tee areas, with the tips measuring 7218 yards with a slope of 132. This course plays over and around a mild, landscaped desert terrain, with a couple of holes featuring natural wetland areas that are unique to this area.

Whirlwind Golf Club has established itself as a premier golf destination for Arizonans as well as travelers from around the globe. The facility features 36 perfectly manicured holes draped over 242 acres of exquisite desert landscape. The property’s signature wild, roaming horses and other desert wildlife enjoy the peacefulness of Whirlwind’s unspoiled habitat.

The Cattail provides 5 sets of tee areas, with the tips measuring 7218 yards with a slope of 132. This course plays over and around a mild, landscaped desert terrain, with a couple of holes featuring natural wetland areas that are unique to this area.

Despite the short 12-mile drive from Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport, guests of Whirlwind indulge themselves in the picturesque golf environment and the tranquility of a location so seemingly distant from the commotion of everyday life.

Whirlwind has also garnered high praise from the touring professionals of the PGA Nationwide Tour, as Whirlwind was the proud host of the “Gila River Golf Classic” for five consecutive years. Whirlwind’s highest praise comes from its loyal customers who have returned time and time again since the Fall of 2000 and have not been forgotten, even as the appeal of the facility has extended to customers worldwide.

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Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 6535
Architect: Gary Panks
Design Year: 2001

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Whirlwind Golf Club - The Devils Claw

5692 W. North Loop Road
Chandler, AR, 85226
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Whirlwind Golf Club - The Devils Claw

Whirlwind Golf Club has established itself as a premier golf destination for Arizonans as well as travelers from around the globe. The Devils Claw provides 5 sets of tee areas and features some mild elevation changes along a rolling terrain, with landscaped tee areas and abundant sand waste areas. The carries over the landscaped desert areas though frequent - are quite short in length, and the fairways are usually generous. Two tiered and ridged putting surfaces are the norm on this course, making pin placement recognition a vital component to scoring well.

Whirlwind Golf Club has established itself as a premier golf destination for Arizonans as well as travelers from around the globe. The facility features 36 perfectly manicured holes draped over 242 acres of exquisite desert landscape. The property’s signature wild, roaming horses and other desert wildlife enjoy the peacefulness of Whirlwind’s unspoiled habitat.

The Devils Claw provides 5 sets of tee areas, with the tips measuring 7029 yards with a slope of 131. This course features some mild elevation changes along a rolling terrain, with landscaped tee areas and abundant sand waste areas. As is true on the Cattail (its sister course), the carries over the landscaped desert areas though frequent - are quite short in length, and the fairways are usually generous. Two tiered and ridged putting surfaces are the norm on this course, making pin placement recognition a vital component to scoring well.

Despite the short 12-mile drive from Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport, guests of Whirlwind indulge themselves in the picturesque golf environment and the tranquility of a location so seemingly distant from the commotion of everyday life.

Whirlwind has also garnered high praise from the touring professionals of the PGA Nationwide Tour, as Whirlwind was the proud host of the “Gila River Golf Classic” for five consecutive years. Whirlwind’s highest praise comes from its loyal customers who have returned time and time again since the Fall of 2000 and have not been forgotten, even as the appeal of the facility has extended to customers worldwide.

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Architect: Gary Panks
Design Year: 2002

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Whistling Straits Golf Club - Irish Course

N8501 County Road LS
Sheboygan, WIS, 53083
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Whistling Straits Golf Club - Irish Course

Just inland from the great lake and interspersed by four meandering streams, the grassland-and-dunes aspect of the Irish is a deceivingly tranquil landscape. Both traditional and memorable, the Irish is full of unique challenges. Irish course at Whistling Straits was ranked #39 in Golf Digest's ranking of America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses for 2013/2014.

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Whistling Straits Golf Club - Straits Course

N8501 County Road LS
Sheboygan, WIS, 53083
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Whistling Straits Golf Club - Straits Course

Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines the walking-only, links-style Straits Course sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. A masterpiece in the world of golf created by Pete Dye, Straits course at Whistling Straits was ranked #2 in Golf Digest's ranking of America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses for 2013/2014.

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Winged Foot Golf Club

851 Fenimore Rd
Mamaroneck, NY, 10543
United States

Region: 4. United States of America

Winged Foot Golf Club

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About the Destination

The United States of America is blessed to have a large number of different golf regions all offering a different golf experience. From the tropical beauty of Hawaii through to the almost Scottish links feel of Bandon Dunes, the USA contains an amazing selection of high quality, public access (or resort) golf courses that welcome visitors with open arms.

Be prepared however to pay high amounts for your golf but be assured you will receive the best of service. 

Monterey Peninsula

No matter what you’ve heard or seen in feature films, nothing can prepare you for the jaw dropping beauty along Monterey's fabled coast and village-like pedestrian thoroughfares. The Monterey Peninsula is famous for its natural beauty, blending land and sea like few other places in the world. With magnificent landscapes, compelling attractions are abundant, such as the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, Steinbeck's historic Cannery Row and the charismatic Fisherman’s Wharf. Carmel-by-the-Sea is known for its compelling art galleries and quaint little shops, while Carmel Valley is celebrated for its world-renown wineries. Pebble Beach features the distinguished 17-Mile Drive, Stillwater Cove and the iconic Lone Cypress.

The Monterey Peninsula is a world-renowned golf destination, offering some of the most dramatic, natural, settings for golf anywhere in the world. Regarded as the mecca by enthusiast of golf, this region hosts more world-class golf courses than any other.

Pebble Beach Golf Links opened in 1919 and was designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant. The original layout has changed very little over the years, with the exception of some changes made by Jack Nicklaus prior to the 1992 U.S. Open and in 1998. Ranked the #1 public course in America by Golf Digest Magazine along with a #1 rating among the "Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the U.S." by Golf Magazine, Pebble Beach Golf Links is arguably the greatest course in the world. Featuring nine holes directly on the bluffs over looking the majestic Pacific Ocean, Pebble Beach is both spectacular and challenging – with narrow fairways and well protected postage-stamp greens. Pebble Beach has played host to 10 USGA Championships as well as co-hosting the annual AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am. Pebble is also scheduled to host the 2010 U.S. Open in June.

Amongst the world of golf, few courses are as revered as Cypress Point. Cypress Point was created by the world renowned designer Alister Mackenzie and opened in 1928. Consistently rated as one of the top 3 golf courses ever created by all major publications, Cypress Point offers natural beauty that is unmatched anywhere. Meandering through the coastal dunes, this immaculate course journeys into the Del Monte forest during the front nine and reemerges to the rocky coastline for the best set of finishing holes of all time. Ranked #2 in Golf Magazine's list of "Top 100 Golf Courses in the World," behind Mackenzie's other masterpiece, Augusta, Cypress Point will always have its place in the upper echelon of golf history.

Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and opened in 1966, Spyglass Hill is a course of two extremes. The first five holes are played along the ocean dunes, allowing the wind to be a factor when it is breezy and then from the 7th hole onward the course transforms into the Del Monte Forest, featuring pine tree lined fairways and large tiered greens.

This is one of the most challenging courses on the peninsula and the PGA Tour regularly rates a few of the holes among the hardest on tour. Spyglass Hill Golf Course was named after from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel, Treasure Island. Stevenson is said to have wandered the Spyglass area generating ideas for his novel. A unique aspect of this course is that the holes are named after characters in Treasure Island.

Poppy Hills offers a magnificent layout created by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. which opened in 1986. Located in Pebble Beach, California, in the Del Monte Forest, this course features large undulating greens that are well guarded by either water or bunkers. Pine tree lined fairways require accurate, premeditated drives. The front-nine zig-zags on a ridge in front of the clubhouse with many dog-legs. As you journey to the back-nine, you will find yourself moving deep into the Del Monte Forest.

One interesting fact about the course is that it has five par three holes and five par five holes, compared to most other golf courses that normally have four, at the most! Poppy Hills was the co-host of the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am from 1991-2009. Ranked among the best courses in Northern California, Poppy Hills has been named "Golf Course of the Year" by the National Golf Course Owners Association, along with being in the "Top 20 Courses in California" by Golf Digest.

The Links at Spanish Bay was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., Tom Watson and Sandy Tatum, who created a links course so authentic that players could be forgiven for thinking they are experiencing the rugged, natural beauty of Scotland rather than Monterey. Opened in 1987, the 6820 yard golf course provides players with challenging decisions on every hole as strong wind, sandy rough and plenty of water come into play.

Bayonet Golf Club is a superbly manicured layout featuring long, cypress and pine tree lined fairways with fast undulating greens, many of which are multi-tiered. Beautiful views of the Monterey Bay are located throughout this course. Bayonet Golf Course is regularly touted as one of the toughest courses in California with a slope of 138 and a rating of 75.3.

Destinations Magazine rated Bayonet as the 13th most challenging golf courses in the State of California. Golf Digest rated this course #71 under the category of "America's Top 75 Affordable Courses" in their list of "America's Best Golf Courses Everyone Can Play." Bayonet is one half of the 36 hole facility which includes Black Horse Golf Course.

Pasatiempo Golf Club was designed by world-renowned golf architect Alister MacKenzie. Even though MacKenzie also designed Augusta National and Cypress Point, Pasatiempo was his favorite layout and where he made his American home, which still borders the sixth fairway.

Today, this historic top 100 course is a semi-private golf club that sets aside certain tee times each day for public play. Pasatiempo was ranked #11 in Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play 2008 and ranked #31 in Golf Digest’s 2005 America’s Greatest Public Courses. With spectacular views of nearby Monterey Bay, Pasatiempo delivers a memorable golf experience.

Las Vegas

Designed by Johnny Miller & Chi Chi Rodriguez, Badlands Golf Course is the ultimate Las Vegas golf adventure. Featuring 27 holes of breathtaking holes that demand accurate golf shots, this course offers an exciting challenge to both casual and experienced golfers. Carved through canyons, this course is consistently considered among the top courses in Nevada. The greens are relatively large and are quick and almost every hole puts you in the position to have to carry the ragged desert to find the fairway and any errant drive is heading for trouble. This is not a place for the big hitter to try and overpower the course.

The Revere Golf Club is located just minutes out of Las Vegas Nevada. The 36 hole golf club managed by Troon Golf is draped through the rugged desert canyons and valleys of the Las Vegas foothills. With awe-inspiring views of the city below and mountains beyond, the Lexington course’s stunning 7,143 -yard, par-72 layout will test players’ shot making capabilities. The latest creation, the Concord Course offers a 7,034 yard par-72 layout with Bermuda fairways and large greens.

La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs offers challenging play on five resort courses designed by golf legends Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman. Known as the Western Home of Golf and Hospitality in America, this world renowned destination is the perfect destination for Greater Palm Springs golf vacations.

La Quinta Resort Mountain Course is famous for its unique design and stunning visuals. This challenging layout is ranked among Golf Magazine's "Top 100 Courses You Can Play". At 6,756 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72, the Mountain course has a rating of 74.1 and it has a slope rating of 140 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Pete Dye, the Mountain golf course opened in 1985.

Like the Mountain course, the PGA West Stadium Golf Course was also designed Pete Dye and is described as a "must play" for all who seek the ultimate challenge. Ranked among Golf Magazine´s "Top 100 Courses You Can Play”. The course was also voted the 4th toughest course in America in Golf Digest's "Top 50 Toughest Courses in America (2007). Host to PGA Tour "Q-School" Finals every other year, PGA Tour hopefuls must steady their nerves to navigate the island green of hole #17, known as Alcatraz.

PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course combines dramatic backdrops with challenging design to leave a lasting impression on golfers of every level. Challenge, beauty and drama permeate every Jack Nicklaus Course, and the masterfully designed Nicklaus Tournament is no exception. It is one of the only courses in the world to feature two island greens. The enormous and undulated double-green of holes 9 & 18 are perfectly viewed from the Stadium Clubhouse.

La Quinta Resort Dunes Course is a wonderful layout and enjoyable to play. Golf Digest ranks this as 75th in America's Best 75 Resort Courses. This Pete Dye-designed course was opened in 1985 and provides a relaxing round of golf surrounded by dramatic landscapes. Featuring 6,074 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72, the course rating is 73.1 and it has a slope rating of 137 on Bermuda grass.

The PGA West Greg Norman Course offers spectacular desert terrain with limited turf thereby giving players a unique and challenging experience. PGA West's Championship Course "Six Pack" was completed in May of 2000 with the desert-scaped, target-style layout of The Greg Norman. A prehistoric ocean bed 40 feet below sea level is now the territory of emerald green fairways, crushed white marble bunkers and shark blue waters. Vibrant wildflowers are a stunning contrast to the surrounding crescent of terra cotta mountains, creating a golf experience like no other. A co-host for the PGA Tour Pre-Qualifying Tournament in 2006 and 2007, the Norman also hosts "The Prestige at PGA West," one of college golf's most acclaimed Intercollegiate Invitational events, drawing only top-ranked universities.  

 

Bandon Dunes

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is located 5 minutes from the seaside town of Bandon and 25 minutes drive from Southwest Oregon Regional Airport. At Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, you'll find four distinctly different links style courses built on a beautiful stretch of sand dunes perched 100 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Bandon Dunes and Pacific Dunes feature a dozen holes that run along the bluff overlooking 23 miles of sweeping, undisturbed shoreline. Bandon Trails begins on a massive dune, works its way through open meadows and upland forest, and then finishes in the dunes. Old Macdonald moves through dune to ocean revealing breathtaking views throughout.

Bandon Dunes Golf Course opened in 1999, designed by Scotsman David McLay Kidd. Bandon Dunes unfolds along pristine native dunes where expansive ocean views are revealed on nearly every hole. The course is completely natural and routed through an environment of indigenous vegetation. Beyond breathtaking scenery lies the game of golf in its truest form. This is a thinker's course. Winds are ever-present, and the varying elements create a new experience each time you play. According to Golf Magazine, Bandon Dunes is "probably the finest land made available for a golf course in America since Alistair Mackenzie was shown the site for Cypress Point Club on Monterey Peninsula..."

Designed by Tom Doak, Pacific Dunes opened in 2001. It is remarkably different in character and shot making requirements than the other courses at Bandon Dunes. Pacific Dunes doesn't feel like it was built as much as it was discovered. Rippling fairways remain just as they were found and natural bunkers line the landscape as they have for centuries. The course emerges from shore pines to spectacular 60-foot sand dunes. When the wind blows, precise approach shots are a necessity. Pacific Dunes is short enough to give you hope, but rugged enough to test every facet of your game.

When Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw began working in the sand to uncover our third course, they faced the challenge of following Bandon and Pacific Dunes. Opened in 2005, Bandon Trails Golf Course begins atop a massive sand dune, quickly opens into a sprawling meadow, works higher into the coastal forest, and finally returns to finish in the dunes. The course is enjoyable to walk and is a constant reminder of how the game was originally created among inland rolling dunes with dramatic ocean vistas.

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort will be opening their fourth course, 'Old Macdonald', in June 2010. The layout is a tribute to Charles Blair Macdonald (1856-1939), the father of American golf course architecture and founder of the U.S. Golf Association. Designed by Tom Doak and Jim Urbina, Old Macdonald features the classic principles and strategies that Macdonald incorporated into his own courses, chiefly National Golf Links of America in Southampton, New York.

Pinehurst

The Pinehurst region boasts more than 40 classic and signature golf courses, landscaped with towering hundred-year-old pines, native azaleas, holly, wisteria and dogwood. Combined with the beautiful weather of the Carolinas, you've got a perfect American golf destination.

The Pinehurst Resort is one of the best known golf resorts in the USA. It has been the site of more championships than any other golf course in the country. Nestled among the Sandhills of North Carolina, Pinehurst resort offers southern hospitality, elegant accommodations, spa facilities, and of course, any one of their eight pristine world-class golf courses. The stories of champions and the traditions of championship golf have been created at Pinehurst since 1898, and Pinehurst will welcome the return of the U.S. Open Championship for the third time in 15 years in 2014.

Pinehurst – No. 2 designed by Donald Ross and opened in 1907 has become a measuring stick that all courses world-wide are judged against. The experts rate No. 2 as one of the ten greatest courses in the world. In 1999 this course was the site of the U.S. Open Championship and was selected because of it's character and tradition. You have to drive the ball well here and hit long irons well. And most of all, have a precise and razor-sharp short game. Balls hit less than perfectly on the greens will trickle off around the edges into dips and swales. Bring all your clubs along because you will need every shot in your bag here. This is one course that will always be on our "must play list".

Pinehurst – No. 4 was originally designed and built in 1919 and was revamped by Robert Trent Jones in 1973. The course features lake holes and trecherous bunkers requiring both length and careful shot preparation on many of it's holes. This is a classic layout and well worth the time to play while visiting Pinehurst. You will especially enjoy the 12th hole, (considered by many to be one of the truly great par fives in the world).

There are many unique and interesting touches on Pinehurst - No. 7 course designed by Rees Jones and opened in 1986. There is the "Devil's Gut," a large expanse of wetlands on the short, par-four, 7th which your approach must clear. On the 12th you will find a double-dogleg, par-five with an elevated green surrounded by trees and underbrush. There are many similarities to the target-golf flavour of Pine Valley on the par-three 13th and par-three 16th. Both of these holes require solid tee shots over large bunkers. No. 7 has a special mountain flavour to it that makes a nice contrast to the other Pinehurst Resort courses.

Pinehurst – No. 8 was opened in celebration of Pinehurst’s 100th birthday in 1997. Designed as a modern-day version of No. 2, The Centennial-Pinehurst No. 8 is solid, straightforward golf, void of artificial earth movements and difficult forced carries. Some bunkers that appear to be greenside are actually 20 yards in front of the greens, thus creating a challenge in depth perception.

With no housing interferences or distractions, No. 8 is definitely a course for the purist, and for the golfer of any skill level who wants to experience the game as it was intended to be played - for the sheer sport of it.

Pinehurst – No. 1 was the resort’s first golf course built in 1898. Though relatively short at 6093 yards the course still provides an enjoyable and sometimes challenging round for players of any standard. Pinehurst – No. 3 was designed by Donald Ross and opened in 1910 and is again a shorter course than it’s better known Resort courses but according to golfing legend Ben Crenshaw “there’s plenty of character to the holes”. Pinehurst - No.5 has more water features than any other course at Pinehurst and Pinehurst – No. 6 opened in 2005 has been touted as one of the best Tom Fazio designed courses in the World.

Whilst entirely independent of the Pinehurst Resort, The National Golf Course at Pinehurst holds its own as one of the finest golf courses in the country. The National is Pinehurst’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. Jack Nicklaus constructed a masterpiece set amidst the longleaf pines of Southern Pines. This 18-hole championship layout features classic Jack Nicklaus architecture: wide fairways, lush course conditions, and undulating putting surfaces that test your mind and your true golfing ability. National's golf course is a magnificent 7,144 yard course and is meticulously designed as it is compelling. “An intriguingly well balanced course which, according to Golf Digest, "has come to enhance even the lofty Sandhills image for world-class golf amenities."

Kiawah Island

Located on a beautiful barrier island just a few miles from historic Charleston, South Carolina lies Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the Official Golf & Tennis Resort at Kiawah Island. Voted Golf World Magazine’s No.1 Resort in the U.S., Kiawah Island Golf Resort is home to five award-winning championship South Carolina golf courses.

The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort was designed by Pete Dye and opened just months before it hosted the 1991 Ryder Cup. From a ribbon of pristine sand dunes stretching nearly three miles along the Atlantic Ocean at the extreme eastern end of this barrier island, The Ocean Course is a 7,296-yard, par 72 layout reminiscent of the great seaside links of England and Scotland. Played from the extreme back tee on every hole, the course measures a mind-numbing 7,937 yards, but that was never the intent of the designer. Instead, Dye created a variety of tees so that great holes would remain great holes, regardless of wind shifts.  Since the 1991 Ryder Cup, the course has since hosted numerous other World Cups and Major Championships. In 2012, it will host South Carolina’s first major tournament – the PGA Championship.

One of Jack’s Nicklaus’ early designs and rated a near perfect 4 ½ stars in the 2006 Golf Digest “Best Places to Play” guidebook, Turtle Point Golf Course features narrow fairway corridors, small greens, strategically placed water hazards and plenty of out-of-bounds.  Kiawah Island's Turtle Point has a combination of length and accuracy that has led to its selection for several important championships including the Carolinas' Amateur, the Carolinas' PGA, the South Carolina Amateur and the 1990 PGA Cup Matches (the club professionals version of the Ryder Cup). Opened in 1981, Turtle Point is a low-profile design with fairways and green settings blended into the existing landscape. Nowhere is this more evident than along a spectacular three-hole stretch woven through rolling sand dunes directly along the Atlantic Ocean.

Osprey Point Golf Course is a masterpiece in playability and variety. Featuring four large, natural lakes, fingers of saltwater marsh, and dense maritime forests, the course offers a wide variety of memorable holes, each presenting its own unique challenges and beauty.

Just steps from the Kiawah River and Haulover Creek, Oak Point Golf Course offers undulating fairways, challenging greens and beautiful vistas. It is no wonder this golf course recently received a 4½ stars from the readers of Golf Digest magazine in their “Best Places to Play” poll.

One of the most dramatic vistas on Kiawah Island is the middle of Cougar Point Golf Course’s front nine, just along the Kiawah River. This course features a great blend of scenic challenges and was recently rated the "Golf Course of The Year", by the South Carolina Golf Course Owners Association.

Hilton Head

The 18-hole Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort plays 6,916 yards from the longest tees for a par of 71, a course rating of 74 and a slope of 136. Designed by Pete Dye/Jack Nicklaus, the Harbour Town golf course opened for play in 1969.  Home to the Verizon Heritage Tournament, there is no doubt that Harbour Town, with its distinctive candy stripe lighthouse, is one of the world’s best-known layouts. Not as long as some on the PGA Tour, but it is one of the toughest. Harbour Town Golf Links is a golf course where finesse, imagination, and shot-making are the keys to a good score. Television has made the course an institution; Pete Dye made it a masterpiece; Jack Nicklaus tweaked and refined it. The four par-3s are ranked among the world's finest and the par-4 18th is considered one of the toughest finishing holes on the PGA Tour, especially when the wind is blowing off Calibogue Sound.

The Palmetto Dunes Resort is well known to golf travellers; it has just about everything anyone would want in a full-service golf destination. An oceanfront resort, it is home to three of Hilton Head Island's finest golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio, and Arthur Hills.

The Palmetto Dunes Resort George Fazio Golf Course is an 18-hole, medium-length layout, which plays 6,873 yards off the championship tees for a par of 72. The Palmetto Dunes George Fazio Golf course is rated 73.9 (quite tough) with a slope of 135. Even so, four sets of tees make low scores are achievable for players of all levels of skill. The infamous Fazio offers a series of long par-4s, beset with bunkers and water hazards - demanding a combination of length and precision play. From the 432-yard 1st hole to the 462-yard 18th, this is regarded by many as the island's truest championship challenge.

The 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Course at the Palmetto Dunes Resort plays 6,710 yards from the tips for a par of 72. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, the Robert Trent Jones Course opened for play in 1968. Ranked by readers of Readers of Golfweek Magazine among the best golf courses in the Southeast, this is a classic work by one of golf’s legendary designers. This course features cleverly-bunkered greens and generous landing areas with water in play on 11 of the 18 holes. The s