Matt Ginella's 'Dream 18' holes of U.S. public golf

In celebration of Design Week on Golf Channel's Morning Drive, Matt Ginella revealed his 18 best holes in America. He chose them by selecting the best holes from the top 20 of his Top 50 courses in the United States. Ginella also selected matched the hole numbers from the course to his ultimate 18.

The list features a heavy dose of Pebble Beach's "Cliffs of Doom," as well as Bandon Dunes and Streamsong. You can watch the full segment with Ginella and Geoff Shackelford below.

What are you favorite holes in the U.S.? Let us know in the comments below.

Video: Ginella, Shackelford share their ultimate front nines

Video: Back nines revealed for Ginella, Shackelford's ultimate 18s

What are the best holes you can play in American public golf? Let us know in the comments below.

Dec 07, 2017

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Mike wrote at 2017-12-13 00:35:00+00:00:

I would agree. I have played Six of the 18 holes listed. All of them at Pebble Beach. You have to play Pebble Beach more than just one time, as you are in AWE the whole 18 holes.

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Matt Ginella is Golf Channel's resident travel insider. He writes for 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.