Courses

Summer brings out the best Milwaukee has to offer–from traveling beer gardens to trout fishing to golf. The season is short but sweet, with golf fever spanning May through October. The city itself has tournament-caliber municipal courses in its portfolio, and within an hour’s drive there’s a whole lot more to explore in the area
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Stephen Szurlej 1 . (1) Shinnecock Hills G.C. (pictured above), Southampton •2. (2) National G. Links of America, Southampton •3. (4) Fishers Island Club • 4. (3) Winged Foot G.C. (West), Mamaroneck •5. (5) Friar’s Head G.C., Baiting Hollow •6. (6) Oak Hill C.C. (East), Rochester •7. (7) Bethpage State Park (Black), Farmingdale •^8. (8)
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1 . (1) Crystal Downs C.C. (pictured above), Frankfort •2. (2) Oakland Hills C.C. (South), Bloomfield Hills •3. (3) Arcadia Bluffs G.C., Arcadia • ^4. (4) Kingsley Club, Kingsley ≈5. (5) Forest Dunes G.C., Roscommon ≈ ^6. (6) Lost Dunes G.C., Bridgman ≈7. (7) True North G.C., Harbor Springs8. (New) The Loop (Black), Roscommon ^
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1 . (1) Shadow Creek (18th hole pictured above), North Las Vegas •^2. (2) Clear Creek, Tahoe3. (3) Southern Highlands G.C., Las Vegas ≈4. (4) The G.C. at Southshore, Henderson5. (5) Wolf Creek G.C., Mesquite ≈ ^6. (6) Cascata, Boulder City ^7. (7) Montreux G. & C.C., Reno8. (8) Edgewood Tahoe G. Cse., Lake Tahoe9.
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1 . (1) The Stanwich Club (pictured above), Greenwich ≈2. (2) C.C. Of Fairfield ≈3. (3) The Course At Yale, New Haven4. (4) Wee Burn C.C., Darien5. (5) Tamarack C.C., Greenwich6. (7) Bull’s Bridge G.C., South Kent7. (8) Round Hill Club, Greenwich8. (6) Lake Of Isles G.C. (South), North Stonington9. (10) Hartford G.C. (Red/Blue), West
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1 . (1) Interlachen C.C. (6th hole pictured above), Edina •2. (2) Spring Hill G.C., Wayzata •3. (3) Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska ≈4. (4) The Quarry At Giants Ridge, Biwabik ^5. (5) White Bear Yacht Club, White Bear Lake ≈6. (7) Windsong Farm G.C., Independence7. (8) The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis 8. (6) Northland C.C., Duluth9.
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Courtesy of Portsmouth Country Club 1 . (1) Baker Hill G.C., Newbury2. (2) The G.C. of New England, Stratham3. (3) Lake Winnipesaukee G.C., New Durham4. (5) Portsmouth C.C., Greenland ^5. (4) Lake Sunapee C.C., New London KEY(2017-’18 ranking in parentheses)• America’s 100 Greatest Course≍ America’s Second 100 Greatest Course^ Public courseNR Not rated in 2017-’18
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1 . (1) Chicago G.C., Wheaton •2. (2) Butler National G.C., Oak Brook •3. (3) Medinah C.C. (No. 3) (2nd hole pictured above)•4. (5) Shoreacres, Lake Bluff •5. (4) Canyata G.C., Marshall •6. (6) Olympia Fields C.C. (North), Olympia Fields •7. (7) Rich Harvest Links, Sugar Grove •8. (NR) Old Elm Club, Highland Park9. (9)
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Dom Furore 1 . (1) Sand Hills G.C. (pictured above), Mullen •2. (2) Dismal River G.C. (Red), Mullen ≍3. (3) The Prairie Club (Dunes), Valentine ≍ ^4. (4) Omaha C.C.5. (5) Dismal River Club (White), Mullen6. (6) Wild Horse G.C., Gothenburg ^7. (7) The Prairie Club (Pines), Valentine ^8. (8) Arborlinks, Nebraska City9. (9) Firethorn
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1 . (1) Belgrade Lakes G.C. (pictured above) ^2. (3) Sunday River G.C., Newry ^3. (8) Boothbay Harbor C.C.4. (2) Sugarloaf G.C., Carrabassett Valley ^5. (4) Kebo Valley G.C., Bar Harbor ^6. (6) Fox Ridge G.C., Auburn ^7. (7) Samoset Resort G.C., Rockport ^8. (5) Portland C.C., Falmouth9. (10) The Ledges G.C., York ^10. (9)
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© Becca Mathias Photography/Courtesy of Wilmington CC 1 . (1) Wilmington C.C. (South) (pictured above) ≈2. (5) Baywood Greens G.C., Long Neck ^3. (2) Bayside Resort G.C., Selbyville ^4. (4) Wilmington C.C. (North)5. (3) The Peninsula, Millsboro KEY TO SYMBOLS(2017-’18 ranking in parentheses)• America’s 100 Greatest Course≈ America’s Second 100 Greatest^ America’s 100 Greatest Public
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1 . (1) Augusta National G.C. (12th hole pictured above) •2. (2) Peachtree G.C., Atlanta •3. (3) East Lake G.C., Atlanta ≈4. (4) Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands), Johns Creek ≈5. (5) Ocean Forest G.C., Sea Island ≈6. (6) Sea Island G.C. (Seaside), St. Simons Island ≈ ^7. (7) Atlanta C.C., Marietta ≈8. (8) Hawks Ridge
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1 . (2) Squire Creek C.C., Choudrant2. (1) The C.C. of Louisiana, Baton Rouge3. (3) Oakbourne C.C., Lafayette4. (5) Koasati Pines G.C., Kinder ^5. (6) TPC Louisiana (18th hole pictured above), Avondale ^ KEY(2017-’18 ranking in parentheses)• America’s 100 Greatest Course≍ America’s Second 100 Greatest Course^ Public courseNR Not rated in 2017-’18 Some courses are
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Stephen Szurlej 1 . (1) Wade Hampton G.C. (fifth hole pictured above), Cashiers •2. (2) Pinehurst Resort (No. 2) •^3. (3) Diamond Creek G.C., Banner Elk •4. (7) Old Town Club, Winston-Salem •5. (4) Eagle Point G.C., Wilmington ≈6. (5) Mountaintop G. & Lake Club, Cashiers ≈7. (6) Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte ≈8. (8) Grandfather
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Stephen Szurlej Stephen Szurlej 1 . (1) Congressional C.C. (Blue) (18th hole pictured above), Bethesda •2. (2) Baltimore C.C. (East), Lutherville3. (3) Caves Valley G.C., Owings Mill ≈4. (7) Burning Tree Club, Bethesda5. (5) Congressional C.C. (Gold), Bethesda6. (4) Bulle Rock, Havre De Grace ^7. (6) Four Streams, Beallsville8. (9) Chevy Chase Club9. (8) Columbia
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Stephen Szurlej 1 . (1) Pikewood National G.C. (9th hole pictured above), Morgantown •2. (2) Pete Dye G.C., Bridgeport •3. (3) The Greenbrier (Old White TPC), White Sulphur Springs ≈^4. (4) The Greenbrier Sporting Club (The Snead), White Sulphur Springs5. (5) The Resort At Glade Springs (Cobb), Daniels ^ KEY TO SYMBOLS(2017-’18 ranking in parentheses)•
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Dom Furore 1 . (1) Pine Valley G.C. (15th hole pictured above) •2. (2) Baltusrol G.C. (Lower), Springfield •3. (3) Baltusrol G.C. (Upper), Springfield •4. (4) Somerset Hills C.C., Bernardsville •5. (5) Plainfield C.C., Edison •6. (7) Galloway National G.C. ≈7. (6) Ridgewood C.C. (East/West), Paramus8. (8) Bayonne G.C. ≈9. (13) Trump National G.C. Bedminster
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Hugh Hargrave/Courtesy of Whispering Pines CC 1 . (2) Whispering Pines G.C. (15th hole pictured above), Trinity •2. (1) Dallas National G.C., Dallas •3. (3) Bluejack National, Montgomery4. (5) Colonial C.C., Fort Worth ≈5. (4) Preston Trail G.C., Dallas6. (NR) Trinity Forest G.C., Dallas7. (6) Spanish Oaks G.C., Bee Cave8. (9) Miramont C.C., Bryan9. (22)
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Courtesy of Southern Hills CC 1 . (1) Southern Hills C.C. (pictured above), Tulsa •2. (2) Oak Tree National, Edmond •3. (3) Karsten Creek G.C., Stillwater ^4. (4) The Patriot G.C., Owasso5. (6) Twin Hills G. & C.C., Oklahoma City6. (8) The Territory G. & C.C., Duncan 7. (5) Oak Tree C.C. (East), Edmond8. (10)
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Golf Digest has been publishing a Best in State ranking every other year since 1977, making this the 22nd edition. Deploying our trained panel of more than 1,700 low-handicap golfers to continually assess the courses of this nation is a mission whose main obstacle is daylight. “Indeed, most courses ranked in any state are legitimate
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1. (1) Rock Creek Cattle Co., Deer Lodge ≈2. (5) The Reserve At Moonlight Basin, Big Sky3. (3) Wilderness Club, Eureka4. (2) The Stock Farm Club, Hamilton5. (6) Iron Horse G.C., Whitefish6. (7) Old Works G. Cse. (14th hole pictured above), Anaconda7. (8) Yellowstone C.C., Billings 8. (9) Northern Pines G.C., Kalispell ^ 9. (10)
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Golf in and around the nation’s capital is a state affair. Playing at the top courses in the greater Washington, D.C. area will take you to Maryland and Virginia, where the rolling terrain and bucolic setting have given rise to naturally beautiful courses carved out by top golf architects. You’ll find a layout that wraps
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Like the city itself, golf in Seattle is diverse, ranging from wind-swept links to hilly inland tracks that run through the forests of evergreen that gave Seattle its nickname, The Emerald City. But what all have in common is golf with a view; one of Puget Sound, Lake Washington, or mountain ranges, including the majestic
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As you might expect in a city surrounded with storied private golf clubs such as The Country Club in Brookline, it’s easy to find top-notch public golf in and around Boston. You’ll find a mix of budget-friendly municipal courses, luxury layouts, and vintage classics. With golf season running from April to November, you’ll want to
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