Top 10 Golf Courses in America

Top 10 Golf Courses in America

Golfing’s allure lies not just in being able to make the perfect swing or increasing your accuracy towards getting that ball into all 18 holes. Its big appeal also lies in the different kinds of beauty that different golf courses offer. Here are 10 of some of the best golf courses in America.

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10.Pinehurst Golf Course – Pinehurst, North Carolina

This sprawling golf course in the heart of North Carolina Sandhills is a nature trip worth taking featuring the most wondrous whispering pines. It’s the best place to experience southern hospitality amidst the smell of trees and nature.

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9. Sand Hills Golf Club – Sand Hills Mullen, Nebraska

Nebraska’s premiere links-style course features a hilly landscape dotted with natural and man-made bunkers. It has no water hazards, or trees and is dominated by huge swaths of green. Very relaxing, and consistently ranks as one of the best in the U.S.

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8. National Golf Links of America Southampton, New York

A private club known as America’s snootiest golf course due to its exclusive nature. Located on Long Island between Shinnecock Hills Golf Club and Peconic Bay, the course is noted for hosting the the first ever Walker Cup in 1922, and for its gorgeous meadow-like looks.

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7. Merion Golf Club – Ardmore, Pennsylvania

In this private golf club in Haverford Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania is known for featuring the East Course and the West Course. The former is especially well known as one of the greatest golf courses in America, having hosted five U.S. Opens.

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6. Oakmont Country Club – Oakmont, Pennsylvania

The golf course at Oakmont Country Club was introduced in 1903 by designer Henry Fownes, and has since been known as perhaps the most difficult course in North America to play in. It features 210 deep bunkers, beautifully slick greens, and has hosted more combined USGA and PGA championships than any other course in the U.S.

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5. Pebble Beach Golf Course – Pebble Beach, California

This legendary golf course features a sweeping coastline and an enchanting forest and a golf course that golf champs like Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods to its jaw-dropping beauty, again and again and again.

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4. Shinnecock Hills – Southampton, N.Y.

The Shinnecock Hills Golf Club has a legacy that is legendary. Not only has it hosted the U.S. Open four times in three different centures, the club is also reportedly the oldest formal organized golf club in the United States and the first to admit women—which was something it did from the very start.

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3. Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia

The Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most famous golf clubs in the world. It has one of the most notable course architecture in the U.S.A. and since 1934 has played host to the annual Masters Tournament, one of the four major championships in pro golf. It has consistently ranked in the top ten lists of prestigious golf magazines.

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2. Cypress Point Golf Club – Pebble Beach, California

The beauty of this golf club is that it’s set in coastal dunes and the Del Monte forest’s verdant greens. It is a well-known course around the world thanks to the series of three dramatic holes that play along the Pacific Ocean—regularly rated as the three best in the world.

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1. Pine Valley Golf Club – Pine Valley, New Jersey

This prestigious club is praised for its steady, consistent level of difficulty on each hole, all of which requires precision placement from the start. It also prides itself in being one of the most challenging in the world thanks to the dynamic and beautiful landscape that golfers have to admire and conquer.

Written by Jim Cassells

Jim Cassells

I have spent the majority of my career in sales and sales management positions with large Fortune 500 firms like General Foods, Johnson & Johnson, Playtex and Lenox China. About 12 years ago I became involved with the golf industry and started my own repping firm, “Leading Edge Marketing & Sales” in SE FL. After 2 years, my largest supplier offered me a position as their Director of Business Development. Two years after that I declined a move to California (their HQ) and went to work as an Area Sales Manager for General Electric retiring after a 10 year career.

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