The mysterious Sheep Ranch is set to become the latest addition to Bandon Dunes Resort.  (Matt Ginella/Golf Advisor) Near Sacramento, Calif., Yocha Dehe was the No. 1 course of the year on Golf Advisor.  (Courtesy of Yocha Dehe G.C.)

Top 10 most-read articles of the year on Golf Advisor



Golfers love best-of lists, not to mention ways to play great courses for less. We looked at the most read articles published in 2016, based on your clicks.

Many of these articles are rankings or lists of some kind, but not all. Subjects that also seem to get plenty of attention are Pebble Beach and Bandon Dunes.

Tiger Woods design projects like Bluejack National received a lot of attention, but not enough to crack this list (probably because his designs are foreign and private to this point).

You can see the Top 10 most read below, and you can tweet us @golfadvisor and let us know what subjects in golf courses and travel you'd like covered in 2017.

Top 10 most-read articles of the year

10. The Top 10 golf destinations to visit in the Midwest

From Kohler to French Lick, there are plenty of great courses and resorts worth national attention.

9. The Top 10 golf destinations to visit in 2016

There was plenty new in 2016 worth checking out, from an innovative new course in Michigan to tried-and-true Scotland.

8. Pebble Beach Golf Links raises greens fee

Golfers around the globe just love reading about Pebble -- even when word comes the famous $495 green fee has been raised.

7. The world's largest golf resorts

Some resorts are bigger than the rest, and none are bigger, from China to Dominican Republic, than these.

6. Matt Ginella's ten toughest golf courses in the U.S.

Bethpage Black highlights one of many supreme, public tests you can play in the U.S.

5. Tips for playing golf with a caddie

Many of the best courses in the country are walking-only and ideally with a caddie. Jason Deegan offers his tips -- including what to tip -- in this guide.

4. Ginella: Gil Hanse set to revamp the mysterious Sheep Ranch

Matt Ginella exclusively broke the big news at Bandon Dunes on Golf Channel's Morning Drive: Gil Hanse is set to revamp the mysterious Sheep Ranch

3. Matt Ginella's Top 50 courses in the U.S. you can play in 2016

Ginella updated his Top 50 list of must-play courses for 2016.

2. The Top 50 courses you can play for under $50

We examined your ratings and reviews to uncover the courses that are consistently highly rated and can be played under $50.

1. Golf Advisor's Top 50 courses in 2015 according to your reviews

The Golf Advisor Top 50 looked at your ratings and reviews over the course of 2015 to determine which courses delivered the best experience.

Most-liked on Instagram

This shot of fall golf at Primland Resort was our most-liked image on the Golf Advisor Instagram handle in 2016:

Most Re-Tweeted article in 2016

This recent article on top trends in golf in 2016 received a lot of feedback on Twitter with over 100 RTs and counting:

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Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.