Matt Ginella's 10 toughest golf courses you can play in the U.S.



Golf is a tough game, particularly when a course is built and set up to challenge the best in the world. My list of the top 10 toughest courses you can play coast-to-coast has a good dose of Pete Dye and PGA Tour venues. It also has a well known brute in Hawaii and, of course, the famed Black Course at Bethpage State Park, host of The Barclays during the FedEx Cup Playoffs, not to mention past U.S. Opens and a future PGA Championship.

Tell me the toughest courses you've ever played on Twitter @MattGinellaGC using hashtag #ToughestCourseEver, and see below for some of your responses so far.

Ginella's 10 toughest courses you can play in the U.S.


10. Bayonet Golf Course at Bayonet Blackhorse

Seaside, Calif.

9. Straits Course at Whistling Straits

Sheboygan, Wis.

8. River Course at Blackwolf Run

Kohler, Wis.

7. Black Course at Bethpage Black

Farmingdale, N.Y.

6. Spyglass Hill at Pebble Beach Resorts

Pebble Beach, Calif.

5. Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

4. Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami

Doral, Fla.

3. Stadium Course at PGA West

La Quinta, Calif.

2. Ko'Olau Golf Club

Kaneohe, Hawaii

1. Ocean Course at Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island, S.C.

Some of your best #ToughestCourseEver responses so far:

Aug 24, 2016



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Matt Ginella is Golf Channel's resident travel insider. He writes for GolfChannel.com and appears weekly on "Morning Drive." Before Golf Channel, Ginella was senior travel editor for Golf Digest and Golf World from 2007-2012 and covered courses, resorts and the avid amateur golfer's annual buddies trips to over 60 destinations around the country. Ginella graduated from St. Mary's College (Calif.) in 1995 and earned a masters degree in journalism from Columbia University in 2003. Follow Matt on Twitter at @mattginellagc and on Instagram at @Matt_Ginella.