Course Reviews

The toughest courses in the U.S. according to your ratings and reviews.
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club in Fountain Hills has all you search for in a scenic Arizona setting: rugged canyons, and views of Four Peaks and Mazatzal Mountains.
The Club at Chatham Hills is a private, Pete Dye design with a plum location just north of Indianapolis. Weaving over an idyllic landscape of beautiful topography, this new course is truly a bright spot in American golf.
The AT&T Byron Nelson has a new venue for 2018, and it's unlike any other course on the PGA Tour. Bradley S. Klein on the Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw-designed Trinity Forest Golf Club.
A renovation project at Rio Secco Golf Club by architect Rees Jones is complete and features new bentgrass greens and reshaped bunkers. See what's new in this course review.
The 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship is coming to Florida for the first time this May. Here's a look at the host course: Jupiter Hills Club's Hills Course.
Black Diamond Ranch is one of Florida's most-respected places for golf. So why does it fly under so many golfers' radars?
Great short par 4s don't always have to be drivable. In this deep dive, Tim Gavrich details the brilliance of the 12th hole of the Pete Dye Course at PGA Village.
Donald Trump's Trump International Golf Links Scotland has always been a controversial project. The latest news that the links is damaging protected dunes could have wide-ranging implications for links golf.
Daytona Beach has a lasting association with competitive stock car racing. Its golf scene is a justifiably strong draw, as well, with courses that can appeal to a range of tastes and budgets.
Due to its private nature, The Abaco Club on Winding Bay in the Bahamas is one of the Caribbean's less-known getaways. But non-members can (and should) visit on a limited basis. Here's why.
Tim Gavrich's 2017 featured rounds on spectacular ocean courses, new courses as well as U.S. Open venues. Here is his year in review.
Golfers who will be in town for Jazz Fest or the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (April 24-30) will now have the opportunity to play a brand-new course just minutes from the French Quarter.
Crown Isle is one of the most popular golf resorts on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail.
The Storey Creek Golf Club in Campbell River is one of the most popular stops on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail. The "course in nature" winds through native forests and wetlands.
One of the newest courses in Arizona, Wickenburg Ranch has earned strong reviews on Golf Advisor and also recently opened a nine-hole short course.
Geoff Shackelford explains why he loved the dry conditions of Walton Heath course for the Sky Sports British Masters.
Rams Hill is one of the most popular courses in the country according to Golf Advisor reviews. Get to know this Tom Fazio design located between San Diego and the Coachella Valley.
New owners at Vancouver Island's Campbell River Golf & Country Club have installed many innovative and potentially trend-setting features.
Vancouver Island's newest golf course is turning heads with noteworthy amenities. Jason Deegan shows what's new.
The Jubilee was the third links built at St. Andrews and lies between the New Course and West Sands Beach. It has changed the most since its inception of the Links Trust courses.
Matt Ginella explains how the beauty of the Plantation Course in Kapalua inspires more people to travel to Hawaii.
I recently had the chance to spend a few days in Ireland’s storied southwest, a trip that introduced me not just to a sampling of splendid golf, but to a whole new perspective on the game. I didn’t think I could love golf any more than I already did, but Ireland deepened my love.
Tour Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club, home to a main and short course designed by Tom Doak in eastern Colorado
Coore & Crenshaw's latest course continues cerebral golf's renaissance
The first brand new golf course in the state since 2009 is officially open
Opened for preview play on August 1, Northern Michigan's newest golf course is a head-turner.
After 20 years, one of Michigan's best golf resorts opens its second course.
Steve Peterson gives a glimpse into Renditions Golf Course and the major experience that will leave you feeling like a pro.
Known as one of the best values on the PGA Tour schedule, many of our Local Golf Advisors have rated TPC Deere Run in Quad Cities.
Matt Ginella shares the story of the most interesting municipal course in California which has become a hotbed for working class golf.
Lanny Wadkins joins Matt Ginella details his golf course in Texas near Big Bend National Park on the Rio Grande/Mexico border, its inspiration, and what makes it stand out.
Located between Atlanta and Augusta, Reynolds Lake Oconee is home to six truly distinctive golf experiences all in one location. Along the shores of Lake Oconee, five legendary architects have left their signatures providing club members, residents and guests a unique and memorable experience.
Matt Ginella reviews the grand opening of Streamsong Black Course in Polk County, Florida.
The Castle Course is the newest of seven courses operated by the St. Andrews Links Trust. Get to know this scenic, modern links designed by David McLay Kidd.
Two of California's most spectacular golf courses can be found just south of San Francisco at Half Moon Bay Golf Links. Get a sneak peek of the Old and Ocean courses.
Our architecture expert Bradley S. Klein breaks down the 2018 PGA Championship host, Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis.
American's first two full-length reversible golf courses opened within a span of 18 months - The Loop at Forest Dunes in 2016 and the Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch in 2017. Jason Scott Deegan explores which course and designer nailed this unique concept best.
The New Course at St. Andrews dates back to the 19th century. Check out this true links designed by Old Tom Morris that is a strong second option to the Old Course.
One of seven courses managed by the St. Andrews Links Trust, the Eden is an H.S. Colt design with some nice estuary scenery and challenging greens.
Patrick Reed was invited to hit the ceremonial tee shot at the grand reopening of Ram Rock, one of three Robert Trent Jones Sr. designs at the resort, which is currently undergoing a $60 million renovation.
Designed by Weibring-Wolfard Golf Design led by Champions Tour Player D.A. Weibring and Golf Course Architect Steve Wolfard; this course allows golfers to have fun and enjoy their round in a resort style setting.
Boot Ranch The Texas Hill Country is alive at Boot Ranch, a private golf club and family retreat. It's a 2,050-acre escape between historic Fredericksburg and Enchanted Rock State Park.
Saddlebrook Resort is home to 36 holes of golf, and it's also a major tennis hotbed. Get to know this Tampa getaway.
Golf Advisor showcases Grand Coral Golf Club, designed by Nick Price and opened in 2011 on Mexico's Riviera Maya.
WinStar World Resort & Casino hosts the Volvik World Long Drive Championship. Check out this 36-hole stay-and-play resort in Oklahoma near Dallas.
Get to know Pete Dye's first venture into Colorado, The Country Club of Colorado, located at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Matt Ginella shares a first look of The Cradle, the latest and shortest addition to the Pinehurst Resort.
Golf Advisor spotlights The Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, Fla is perhaps the most recognizable of the resort's four courses.
Bay Hill hosts one of the most popular PGA Tour events every March, the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The 18th hole is considered one of the toughest finishing holes on the PGA Tour. is the official golf website of Myrtle Beach, SC! Home to the best, most challenging and fun golf courses in the country! From private, semi-private and public courses, Myrtle Beach is your destination of choice for a great golf vacation.
Las Vegas has a brand new home for high-roller golfers The Summit Club. Developed by Discovery Land Co., home sites range from $3 million to $10 million.
Golf Advisor provides a sneak peek of Indiana's spectacular and historic French Lick Resort, home to a 100-year-old Donald Ross course and newer Pete Dye course.
The R&A announced the 2021 Open Championship is headed back to the event's most popular venue, the Old Course in St. Andrews.
A look back at the history of The Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort, located in French Lick, Indiana.
The RTJ Sr.-designed Gold Course at Golden Horseshoe GC in Colonial Williamsburg has reopened after a restoration by Rees Jones. Check out what many consider to be among the best resort courses ever built by Jones.
The transformation of the old Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course into the Baylands Golf Links has taken nearly seven years since the city approved the project in 2011. Jason Scott Deegan toured the course with architect Forrest Richardson.
Tom Doak, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, and Gil Hanse have all designed stellar courses at Florida's Streamsong Resort. Our experts rank their efforts.
After a long four-year wait, residents of the city of Alameda will get their brand new South course at Corica Park. The opening in May will also include a Linksoul Lab in the pro shop.
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Mike Bailey's recent trip to Tampa featured three stellar semi-private courses, TPC Tampa Bay, Saddlebrook Resort and the brand new Lakewood National.
Check out the latest golf course to be added in the Dominican Republic. La Romana Golf Club opened in 2017 at the Bahia Principe Resort near Casa De Campo.
Plagued by recent California water scarcity, Pasatiempo Golf Club unveiled its long-awaited wastewater treatment facility. Jason Scott Deegan shares details.
The new Whiskey Ranch in Fort Worth has two of the things many golfers love -- golf history and plenty of fine bourbon.
Senior writer Mike Bailey got to check out the recently renovated Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Resort in Florida and says it checks off all the fun boxes, including great views of the Atlantic.
Recent improvements and restorations to Belvedere Golf Club, an historic course in Charlevoix, northern Michigan, have made this Willie Watson classic better than ever.
Hogs Head, a new golf course by Robert Trent Jones II, isn't the only news coming from Ireland that Americans golfers should notice. The luxurious and historic Adare Manor will reopen this fall, while the Castlerock Golf Club in Northern Ireland embarks on a major renovation. All three courses should be ready to play by spring.
New Mountain Course at Glacier Club designed by Hale Irwin and Todd Schoeder is already among Colorado's best layouts. Tour this new private club.
Golfers have been travelling to Rosapenna since the late 19th century when the Old Tom Morris Links was ranked 3rd in the British Isles behind only The Old Course at St. Andrews and The Royal County Down Golf Club.
Senior writer Mike Bailey played a preview round at the highly anticipated Black Course at Streamsong Resort and says Gil Hanse's new design meets all expectations.
Since opening to the public about a decade ago, the Marine Memorial Golf Course has always been a favorite for its secluded setting and low green fees. A recent $1.6 million restoration has brought even higher praise to one of the country's best military courses.
The addition of Pete Dye and Tim Liddy-designed Shepherd's Rock completes a major $250 million transformation at Pennsylvania's Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.
Since 2014, Donald Trump has completely transformed the iconic Turnberry Resort in Scotland. The debut of the King Robert The Bruce Golf Course is just another step in creating one of the best links golf resorts in the world.
Palm Beach National uses social media videos to attract younger golfers and foster an energetic, friendly vibe in south Florida. A free shot of rum before the round and complimentary Blue tooth speakers keep the fun going on the course.
Jason Scott Deegan visited with the co-architect of the 2017 U.S. Open, Michael Hurdzan, to talk about designing a golf course for a major championship.
In order to build two new holes on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush for The Open in 2019, architect Martin Ebert had to borrow land from two holes on the Valley Links. The result? Two improved links with new holes on each.
Jason Scott Deegan caught up with golf course architect Dana Fry, who spent a long time teamed up with Michael Hurdzan, speaks up about Erin Hills, site of the 2017 U.S. Open.
Stowe offers 36 holes of spectacular golf at two distinctive courses. Located on Spruce Peak mountain, the private Stowe Mountain Club is an authentic mountain course with unparalleled mountain views and thrilling challenges on every hole. Guests of Stowe Mountain Lodge enjoy exclusive access to Stowe Mountain Club. Located near downtown Stowe village, the historic Stowe Country Club was built on a historic dairy farm and offers panoramic views of the green mountains. Stowe Country Club also features Vermont’s only Golf Channel Academy.
Robinson Ranch debuted its new Valley course the first week of March, roughly eight months after the infamous Sand wildfire torched 3,300 acres of the surrounding Angeles National Forest
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors certified a Final Environmental Report for a Sharp Park Restoration Plan that recognizes the historical significance of the 85-year old links designed by Alister MacKenzie.
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