The significance of any single criterion is, within the remaining evaluation, fully as much as the person golfer. And, as with our industry-leading golf gear testing, we imagine most golfers greatest relate to suggestions and opinions from ….await it … different common golfers.
Positive, we’d all like to stroll the fairways at Pine Valley or Augusta Nationwide. However what good is a course rating if the chance to play it’s someplace between no likelihood in hell and completely 100% no likelihood in hell.
To construct our checklist of the perfect golf locations, we turned to TheGrint and to actual golfers similar to you.
ABOUT THE GRINT’S RANKINGS
To generate our rankings, we leveraged information from TheGrint, a golf handicap and stat-tracking service that additionally permits golfers to charge the programs they play. Consider it as one thing much like Yelp for golf programs.
Listed here are the pertinent particulars:
Rating derived from greater than 300,000 golf course opinions from golfers similar to you.
Solely opinions from the earlier 12 months (2020) are used.
Solely thought of programs with a minimal of fifty opinions.
Golfers thought of course circumstances and general expertise as rating standards.
We get that the majority of what goes right into a golf course evaluation is subjective and there’s all the time going to be a distinction of opinion. Then once more, some would possibly argue that the first goal of such rating is to foster dialogue and debate.
We’ve additionally offered an interactive map that permits you to rapidly view course location and rating. The bigger the bubble, the upper the rank. You get the concept.
10. Pebble Seaside Golf Hyperlinks
Jack Nicklaus famously remarked, “If I solely had yet one more spherical to play, I’d select to play it at Pebble Seaside.” If there’s a golf equal to Mecca, Pebble Seaside is probably going it.
9. Pinehurst Resort | No.4
Alongside Pinehurst No. 2, which is the centerpiece of Pinehurst’s 9 programs, the No. 4 course co-hosted the U.S. Novice in 2019. Gil Hanse redesigned No. 4 in 2018 and loads of golfers really feel it’s now each bit pretty much as good as its even-numbered sibling.
8. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort | Bandon Dunes
It’s laborious to imagine Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is greater than twenty years previous. Initially designed to provide golfers an genuine hyperlinks’ expertise, the resort now consists of six distinct programs. Nonetheless, it’s the unique David McLay Kidd design that tops our rankings.
7. Whistling Straits Golf Course | Straits Course
Wisconsin is house to the world’s greatest cheese curds, architect Frank Lloyd Wright—and loads of excellent golf. Extra particularly, the village of Kohler on the west shore of Lake Michigan is world-renowned as a premier golf vacation spot with five-star facilities together with two excellent golf campuses: Whistling Straits (two programs) and Blackwolf Run (three programs).
6. Harbour City Golf Hyperlinks
Located on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, Harbour City Golf Hyperlinks has hosted the RBC Heritage on the PGA TOUR since 1969. The Pete Dye creation gives golfers the chance to tee it up on a championship course the place a stable spherical is probably going the results of finesse, creativeness and shot-making versus brute energy. And you may’t miss the long-lasting red-and-white striped lighthouse on the par-4 18th gap.
5. Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course
Edgewood Tahoe is an upscale resort on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. At 6,200 toes above sea degree, it combines lakeside golf with alpine terrain. And my hunch is that the majority golfers would let you know that the images, whereas putting, don’t fairly do it justice.
4. TPC Sawgrass | Stadium Course
The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass is house to the PGA TOUR’s flagship occasion, The Gamers. Nevertheless it’s the long-lasting island-green par-3 (No. 17) that everybody remembers. Enjoyable reality: the best rating ever recorded on this gap throughout The Gamers is 12 (Bob Tway, 2005).
3. Erin Hills
Erin Hills is simply over an hour southwest of Kohler, Wisc., and hosted the 2017 U.S. Open. The course stretches out to 7,700 yards (77.9 ranking) and just lately opened a 63,000 square-foot apply placing inexperienced. (Aspect word: I’ve a buddy who has performed loads of top-shelf resort programs and firmly locations this as considered one of his prime 5.)
2. Blackwolf Run Golf Course | River
By way of Midwest golf locations, Herb Kohler is making a powerful push because the heartland Dairy King (unofficial title). Of the 4 championship programs at Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, three are ranked within the prime 20 and two within the prime 10.
1. Spyglass Hill Golf Course | Spyglass Hill
The Monterey Peninsula is like that buddy who seems good in any outfit. It nearly feels unfair. Whereas Pebble Seaside is maybe the primary course most golfers affiliate with this prized piece of land, it’s Spyglass Hill that tops our rankings this 12 months.