Best US Golf Courses

From the east to the west coast, check out the best golf courses in the U.S., including Valhalla Golf Club, Augusta National and Pebble Beach.

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Augusta National

Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most famous men's golf clubs in the world, let alone the United States. Located in Augusta, Georgia, the course is known for many of it’s remarkable features  -- from "The Big Oak Tree" to Magnolia Lane -- but none more famous then "Amen Corner,” one of the most memorable stretches on any golf course, located between holes 11 through 13.

Augusta National

Since opening in 1933, Augusta National has been lucky enough to host the Masters Tournament, which is quite possibly the most prestigious event of all four major championships in golf. Winning that elusive green jacket can turn a regular professional into a golfing legend overnight.

Chambers Bay

One of the more recently built courses to host the iconic U.S. Open tournament, Chambers Bay opened to the public in 2007. Known for its wide-open fairways, massive sand traps and unpredictable coastal winds — due to its location overlooking the Puget Sound — this monstrous links course in University Place, Washington, spans 7,585 yards.

Oak Hill Country Club

Located next to the Genesee River in Rochester, N.Y., Oak Hill Country Club is the only club in the world to host the PGA Championship, the Ryder Cup, the U.S. Open, the U.S. Amateur, the U.S. Senior Open and the Senior PGA Championship. The Club has a West Course and an East Course.

Merion Golf Club

Visit Merion Golf Club, a private golf club located in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, just 11 miles west of Philadelphia. Host to the U.S. Open five times, this club’s courses -- designed by golf course architect Hugh Wilson -- has an East Course and West Course, but it’s the East Course that has become the favorite among professional golfers. In fact, Golf Digest rated the Merion Golf Club’s East Course one of America’s greatest golf courses.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Play golf on Kiawah Island, located southwest of Charleston, S.C. The Kiawah Island Golf Resort has five golf courses. The Resort’s Ocean Course has hosted major golf tournaments, including the Ryder Cup, World Cup, PGA Championship, PGA Club Professional Championship and Senior PGA Championship. The renowned golf resort was voted the “No. 1 Resort in the U.S.,” in Golf World Magazine.

The Olympic Club

The Olympic Club, a unique golf course located in downtown San Francisco, California, offers various views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and Golden Gate State Park.

The Olympic Club

 

Pebble Beach

Regarded as one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world, Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California kicks off our list of the top golf courses in the United States.

Pebble Beach

 

Torrey Pines

Sitting on the coastal cliffs overlooking the Pacific ocean, and named after a unique tree indigenous only to the coast of San Diego, Torrey Pines Golf Club in San Diego, California is a public golf course owned by the city.

Torrey Pines

 

Shinnecock Hills

The oldest formal organized golf club in the United States, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in the town of Southampton on Long Island has been host to the U.S. open four times in three different centuries.

Shinnecock Hills

 

Oakmont Country Club

With 210 bunkers throughout, Oakmont Country Club has been regarded as one of the most difficult golf courses in North America.

Oakmont Country Club

 

Bethpage

Home of the renowned "Black Course" and featuring five 18-hole golf courses, Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, New York is the largest public golf complex in the country.

Bethpage

 

Congressional Country Club

Located in Bethesda, Maryland right outside of the nation's capital, Congressional Country Club has been the host to two U.S. Open Championships and is a regular stop on the PGA tour each year.

Congressional Country Club

 

Winged Foot

The West Course at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, is a par 72 course, measuring over 7,250 yards from start to finish, and was designed by the same architect as the famous Bethpage Black course.

Winged Foot

 

Pinehurst

The Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina is one of the most celebrated in the world. The beautifully kept and maintained resort is highlighted by its most famous course, Number 2.

Pinehurst

 

Valhalla Golf Club

Located 20 miles east of Louisville, Kentucky, Valhalla Golf Club hosted the Senior PGA Championship and the PGA Champion in 2011 and 2014. The PGA of America owns the majority interest in the 486-acre property -- a dream envisioned by Louisville businessman and golf enthusiast Dwight Gahm and his three sons. Grahm commissioned pro-golfer Jack Nicklaus to build a private golf facility, and it opened its doors in 1986. This world-class club remains the best golf course in Kentucky and on the “America’s 100 Greatest Courses”, according to Golf Digest.

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