There are thousands of golf courses in the United States. In fact, almost every state has one, each offering different challenges and amenities.
But let us guide you through the best this great nation has to offer. Here we provide you with a list of top golf courses in the United States, those that have consistently been in different top lists everywhere.
Pine Valley Golf Club
Located in Clementon, New Jersey. It has been judged on many occasions as the finest golf course in the US, if not around the world. The 184-acre course, built during the early 1900s, possesses more world-class holes than any other course, with the finest 18-holes any seasoned golfer would like to conquer.
Located in Pebble Beach, California. This club is known for its fine dining as well as its amazing golf course. The 18-hole, par-72 area boasts of lush rolling fairways and quick greens, and has been considered as the greatest creation of Alister MacKenzie, touted as the best golf architect ever.
Located in Augusta, Georgia. Created on a former tree nursery, Augusta National has been the host of the annual Masters Tournament. The course is well known for its botanic beauty, which comes in full bloom during the Masters.
Located in Southampton, New York. The course, which was opened in 1892, is unique because of its treeless, sandy terrain. It is considered by many as the supreme test for championship golf in the United States.
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Located in Pebble Beach, California. Since 1919, the exquisite beauty and unique challenge of Pebble Beach Golf Links has thrilled many golf enthusiasts. It has been the host of the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and several US Open Championships. Designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant, the course hugs the rugged coastline, providing wide-open vistas, cliffside fairways, and sloping greens.
Located in Mullen, Nebraska. The 18-hole Sand Hills features over 7,000 yards of golf with the longest tees. Designed by Ben Creshaw and Bill Coore, the Sand Hills opened in 1995.
Merion (East) – Located in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. The "eastern" course of the Merion Golf Club features over 6,000 yards of par-70 golf. It boasts of a golf rating of 72.9 and a slope rating of 144 on Bent grass.
Located in Bandon, Oregon. Opened in 2001, Pacific Dunes (also known as Bandon Dunes to avoid confusion with an Australian course of the same name) is considered by many to rival Pebble Beach as the finest public golf course in the United States. Its strength lies in the dizzying array of options a golfer faces at every hole.
Oakmont Country Club
Located in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. Opened in 1903, the Oakmont Country Club has hosted more major Championships than any other course in the United States, including eight US Opens, five US Amateurs, three PGA Championships, and two US Women’s Open. It is considered as one of the most difficult courses in North America, with 210 deep bunkers, hard and slick greens, and tight fairways that require most precision.
Pinehurst (Course No. 2)
Located in Pinehurst, North Carolina. A 100-year-old course combines crowded greens, carefully-placed bunkers, as well as strategic layouts that tests both the long and short game. Designer Donald Ross described this course, which hosted the 2005 US Open, as "the fairest test of championship golf".