Golf Advisor's Top 50 courses in the U.S.: Nos. 30-11



Golf Advisor is counting down the Top 50 courses of 2017 based on the ratings from over 150,000 reviews from 92,000 golfers. To view Nos. 50-31, as well as how we determined the list, click here.

30. Candler Hills Golf and Country Club

Ocala, Fla.
Architect: Gordon Lewis
Green fee: $40-59
What they're saying: "I always look forward to playing Candler Hills. The course was in immaculate condition." - PastorBeef


29. Westfields Golf Club

Clifton, Va.
Architects: Fred Couples, Gene Bates
Green fee: $59-109
What they're saying: "Used every club in my bag. Each hole has its own personality." - u568479479


28. Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club

Maricopa, Ariz.
Architect: Brian Curley
Green fee: $79-140
What they're saying: " Par 3s have great variety and the par 5s offer some risk/reward. Par 4s give plenty of options of the tee. No gimmicks, just pure golf." - ArmyGolfBC


27. Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort

Indian Wells, Calif.
Architect: John Fought
Green fee: $108-199
What they're saying: "The service, course conditions, layout, amenities...everything was great! " - markd4


26. Quintero Golf Club

Peoria, Ariz.
Architect: Rees Jones/Steve Weisser
Green fee: $186-$234
What they're saying: "Rees Jones did an excellent job of carving out a great course from the high Sonoran desert.” - RJFetcenko


25. Pilgrim’s Run Golf Club

Pierson, Mich.
Architect: Mike DeVries
Green fee: $59-$69
What they're saying: "The layout allows me to feel like our group is in our own beautiful, serene world.” - bobrfb2


24. Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club

Bremerton, Wash.
Architect: John Harbottle III
Green fee: $45-$65
What they're saying: "The Olympic Course, at least from the blues, demands no less than your best if you want to post a decent score.” - sorenj, Idaho Local Golf Advisor


23. Washington County Golf Course

Hartford, Wisc.
Architect: Arthur Hills
Green fee: $40-$76
What they're saying: "Greens were fast and rolling true and the fairways were lush, green carpets. You would not believe this is a municipal course.” - polishpal, Wisconsin Local Golf Advisor


22. North-South-East at Grand Cypress Golf Club

Orlando, Fla.
Architect: Jack Nicklaus
Green fee: $99-$150
What they're saying: "Overall – one of the top places you can play in Orlando.” - tomik17


21. Brasstown Valley Resort

Young Harris, Ga.
Architect: Denis Griffiths
Green fee: $69-$89
What they're saying: "Brasstown Valley is in excellent shape, the grass is lush, the greens are smooth and the views are breath-taking. “ - Sylbie


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20. The Club At Savannah Harbor

Savannah, Ga.
Architect: Bob Cupp/Sam Snead
Green fee: $99-$149
What they're saying: "You will truly enjoy every shot and never forget your round there." - fgenest


19. Virtues Golf Club

Nashport, Ohio.
Architect: Arthur Hills
Green fee: $80-$100
What they're saying: "The course has a fun mix of holes, with a lot of character and elevation change.“ - DrOldSchool, Indianapolis Local Golf Advisor


18. Greystone Golf Club

Dickson, Tenn.
Architect: Mark McCumber
Green fee: $41-$61
What they're saying: "The shot and scenic value for me at points on this course were off the charts." - BrandonWebb, Alabama Local Golf Advisor


17. Harbour Town Golf Links

Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Architect: Pete Dye/Jack Nicklaus/Alice Dye
Green fee: $150-$250
What they're saying: "The course is epic and requires accuracy, patience, and a good caddy.” - GOlfFan33


16. Wild Rock Golf Club

Wisconsin Dells, Wisc.
Architect: Dr. Michael Hurdzan/Dana Fry
Green fee: $85-$125
What they're saying: "This course is by far the best one in all of Southwest Wisconsin.” - Elwayfan


15. Cattail Course at Whirlwind Golf Club

Chandler, Ariz.
Architect: Gary Panks
Green fee: $70-$194
What they're saying: "This course is quickly becoming one of my favorites (in Scottsdale)." - dhume419, Local Arizona Golf Advisor


14. Hidden River Golf & Casting Club

Brutus, Mich.
Architect: Bruce Matthews
Green fee: $40-$98
What they're saying: "Wow ! One of the best conditioned courses we've ever played." - thebrug56


13. The Classic Club

Palm Desert, Calif.
Architect: Arnold Palmer
Green fee: $89-149
What they're saying: "Immaculate course. Greens, fairways, views, pace of play - all 5 stars." - n8doggttu


12. University of Georgia Golf Course

Athens, Ga.
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Green fee: $22-$65
What they're saying: "Ever wonder why there are so many PGA Tour players from UGA? Play here and you'll understand." - Tom1475160


11. Royal Manchester Golf Links

Mount Wolf, Pa.
Architect: Timothy Freeland
Green fee: $25-68
What they're saying: "The PGA couldn't have prepared a better course." - eeguerreiro


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Jan 29, 2018



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BRIAN HENDERSON's avatar
BRIAN HENDERSON wrote at 2018-02-12 18:58:14+00:00:

CEDAR BRAE GOLF COURSE (CINCINNATI OHIO). GREAT COURSE AND GOOD PLAYING CONDITIONS WITH NEAR PERFECT GREENS. BEST VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY AND IS ALWAYS EXCELLENTLY GROOMED. THIS IS A GEM AND IS PRIVATE REQUIRING SOME EARLY BOOKING OF TEE TIMES

Joe's avatar
Joe wrote at 2018-02-11 14:11:20+00:00:

This list is a joke.

JesseZ's avatar
JesseZ wrote at 2018-02-09 22:57:24+00:00:

-ak-chin-southern-dunes-golf-club/ who ever voted this course in had the be on something, I’m from the greater Phoenix area am-chin should not even be mentioned along side some of the great courses listed, it really sucks.

PRen's avatar
PRen wrote at 2018-02-09 18:15:48+00:00:

Your kidding right?

The best course on the planet, Pacific Dunes followed by each Bandon course and they are not here? That disqualifies your rankings as any thing resembling a serious article.

RonB's avatar
RonB wrote at 2018-02-03 17:40:33+00:00:

Wolf Creek, Mesquite, NV? Golden Horseshoe, VA? Caledonia, SC?

Wyncote doesn't make my top 150

Clive's avatar
Clive wrote at 2018-02-02 16:08:55+00:00:

Pacific dunes, bandon dunes, in fact all 4 courses normally feature?

Brandon's avatar
Brandon wrote at 2018-02-02 18:29:23+00:00:

All those courses get great reviews but didn't meet the minimum requirement for our national Top 50.

john's avatar
john wrote at 2018-01-31 18:42:26+00:00:

Where is Bandon Dunes???

BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
BrandonTuckerGA Staff wrote at 2018-01-31 18:44:08+00:00:

Merely didn't receive enough reviews in the calendar year for THIS list. Pac Dunes is #1 all-time: https://www.golfadvisor.com/articles/top-100-courses-first-five-years-16549.htm


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