Great U.S. Golf Courses
There are some truly beautiful golf courses across the United States. Not only do they give golfers the chance to play the game they love, but it allows them to do it surrounded by such fantastic scenery that it can be difficult to walk away from it once they’re done playing. If you’re in desperate need of a day out on the green, check out some of the best golf courses in the U.S. so you can start planning your next trip.
Pine Valley Golf Club
Located in New Jersey, the 18-hole golf course opened in 1918 and was the labor of love of George Crump. The private golf course has long been regarded to be one of the best. So what exactly makes this course so revered? Amongst other reasons, Crump believed there should be no parallel holes. The course is said to be as beautiful and fun as it is challenging even to the most experienced golfers.
Augusta National Golf Club
Augusta National Golf Club isn’t just one of the most famous and well-respected golf clubs in the United States, but also in the world. Set on 365-acres and located in Augusta, Georgia, it was opened in 1933 by Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts. In 1934, the first prestigious Masters Golf Tournament took place on the 18-hole golf course. There are quite a few rules to adhere to if you get invited to play here. The club currently has only about 300 members.
Cypress Point Club
The exclusive club has around 250 members and boasts an 18-hole, 6,536-yard golf course that many would love to experience first hand. Opened in 1928 and designed by Alister Mackenzie, the Cypress Point Golf Course has long-since been praised. Located in Pebble Beach, California, in addition to its beauty and exclusivity, it’s most known for its par 3 16th hole that requires you to take a shot over the Pacific Ocean.
Pebble Beach Golf Links
The 18-hole par 72 Pebble Beach Golf Links was founded in 1919 and was designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant. Located in Pebble Beach, the public golf course is set against the coastline. Its challenging course has also been called one of the most beautiful in the world. Just a heads up that you’ll be paying golf rates of $495 whether or not you’re a resort guest. That doesn’t count additional fees.
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
Set in Southhampton, New York, the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is scheduled to host the U.S. Open in 2018. It was founded in 1891 and is the oldest incorporated golf club. The original golf course consisted of 12 holes but in 1895, it was made to 18 holes. It’s the natural landscape of the area that creates a fantastic golf course that many want at least one chance to experience in their lifetime.
If you’re lucky enough to play on any of the aforementioned golf courses, you’ll want to make sure to do all your research beforehand. Check on the rules so you can follow all of them to a tee (ha!…sorry).