The 10 Most Beautiful Golf Courses in the USA

The USA is one of the best golfing destinations on the earth with a large number of golf courses. Some of the courses are so spectacular that they can mesmerize golfers on the very first glimpse of it. From a long list of such pleasing courses, we have listed the 10 most beautiful golf courses in the USA. So, if you are already in America, don’t miss out. Take yourself a treat and breathe in the fresh air of these spectacular landscapes. You may also enjoy a ride on these courses with your electric golf cart to enjoy yourself while saving these riches of nature from much pollution. Now let’s have a quick look at the 10 most beautiful golf courses in the USA for your next holiday.

1.Pebble Beach Golf Links, California

Pebble Beach Golf Links is a public golf course adorned with dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean. It is a great meeting of land and water with impressive scenes combining mountains, cliffs, flora, and trees. This 18 hole- par 72 course has both challenges and stunning views to leave a significant impact on the golfers. It is basically situated in a town called ‘Pebble Beach,’ which is about 2 hours away from San Francisco by car. It is a bucket list course for golfers, but only a few can play after paying the expensive green fees of Pebble.

2. Cypress Point Golf Course, California

Cypress Point golf course is just 6 min away from the Pebble Beach Golf Links. It is famous for the dramatic holes along with the mesmerizing views of the Pacific Ocean. The variety of this course is just fabulous. You may even happen to have a few deer grazing. It is an 18 hole- par 72 course that was created by the famous designer Alister Mackenzie. You would enter the Del Monte forest to start the game. While finishing, you would be enjoying the views of the rocky coastline.

3. Augusta National, Georgia

Augusta National is famous for its appealing flowers and trees. No wonder that it was built on a former nursery site. Be it Tea Olive, Magnolia, Juniper, Yellow Jasmine, Camelia, or Holly, every flower is planted with much care. The course especially looks stunning during April month. The private club of Augusta National is also referred to as Augusta or the National. The club has two courses. One is 18 hole championship course, and the other is a 9 hole- par 3 course.

4. Pine Valley Golf Course, New Jersey

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Pine Valley is a picturesque inland course of southern New Jersey adorned with sand-capped beauty. It is an 18 hole- par 70 golf course that has surprises around every corner. From 2010 to 2020, it was selected as the No.1 golf course in Golf Magazine’s 100 Top Courses in the U.S. and the World for 4 times. It is just about one and half hours away from New Jersey. But As it is a private club, only the members and invited ones accompanied by one of the members can play.

5. Whistling Straits, Wisconsin

Whistling Straits is a public links- style golf course that is set into the coastline of Wisconsin. It has 2 courses named Straits Course and the Irish Course. Both the courses have the essence of the raw freshness of Ireland. And has a par of 72. Though the views of Lake Michigan can be seen from the Irish course too, the Straits Course has 8 holes hugging the lake. Just in 23 years, the course has become pretty much famous among the golfers.

6. Pacific Dunes Golf course, Bandon

The Pacific Dunes is the second course of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Though most of the holes sit further inland, they are enriched with the views of the Pacific Ocean. It feels as if this course was just discovered, not built. It is an 18 hole- par 71 golf course. Though the course is comparatively shorter in length than the other courses of the resort, it is rugged enough to challenge most of the golfers. The Wind makes it more challenging. It is only about 11 minutes away from the center of Bandon.

7. National Golf Links of America, New York

National Golf Links of America is a private links- style golf course. The long island layout and stunning ocean views makes it a beautiful course to enjoy on weekends. It is about two and half hours away from New York city. The course has a total of 18 holes with a par of 72. The old-style bunkering throughout the course makes it one of the favorites of many golfers. No wonder, it was designed by Charles B. Macdonald who built the first 18-hole course in the United States.

8. Sand Hills, Nebraska

Sand Hills is a private club that is pretty much famous for its remote location. It is much more for the golfers who like a desolate feeling while diving in golf. The sandy wilderness of this course is what makes it beautiful. The golf course architecture website Golf Club Atlas referred to it as “the most natural course built in the United States since World War I”. It is a 18 hole- par 71 course with a length of 7,089 yards. But it has very few members because it doesn’t stay open around the year.

9. Shinnecock Hills, New York

Shinnecock Hills is a links-style private golf club that is about 130 years old. It is a beautifully manicured course with old traditions. It is considered as a classic course that has a simple beauty. There are a total of 18 holes in the course and the par 70. It is situated at the end of Long Island near the Southampton town of  New York. But still, it is about 3 hours away from the center of New York by car.

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10. Fishers Island Golf Course, New York

Fishers Island golf course has an aesthetic beauty. The ocean breeze and the archaic trees put out a refreshing vibe. While the coastline in the background enhances the calmness of the course. It is a 72 par private golf club that has a total of 18 holes. The length is about 6,616 yards which is comparatively shorter than other golf courses. It takes more than three and half hours to reach this course.

Conclusion

It is true that a golf course should have good layout, design, flexible scheduling, cost and many others to be a convenient choice for improving your golf skills. But at the same time, the picturesque view and gentle breeze of a golf course is necessary to complement your time- off.

So, have you visited any of the golf courses on our list of the 10 most beautiful golf courses in the USA? If you have, then which one? Let us know in the comment section.

Happy golfing!