June is here, and with it comes the calendar year's longest days. It's the best time of year for those golfers in search of unlimited golf with the chance to play 36 holes (or more!).
We've analyzed your reviews from the past two months - over 28,000 around the globe - to see which courses are earning the highest ratings at the moment. We've grouped the top-rated courses into 10 destinations from coast-to-coast that we think will deliver an excellent golf trip and present great value. Our community of reviewers can help find the courses and resorts that are trending in the right direction right now.
With the U.S. Open set to take place at Pebble Beach later this month, it's good to see many other public courses around NoCal, from San Francisco proper to Napa and the Monterey Peninsula, are earning high marks right now from golfers. If you plan to catch the action at Pebble be sure to bring your clubs, too.
Top 10 destinations for June based on recent Golf Advisor reviews
Pebble Beach is the center of the golf universe in June. But even if the U.S. Open is hogging all the tee times at the resort, there is plenty of golf nearby and some is even quite affordable. As the south gets hot and humid, this cool coastal climate is a joy to play in and the golf culture in many parts is aces. Bayonet/Blackhorse is a great option near Pebble Beach, while a little farther away, GremlinGolfer had this to say about Pasatiempo:
Legendary, awesome, beautiful, stunning, relentless, pure, must-play, underrated.- GremlinGolferTrending NoCal-Central Cal golf courses
It's a great time to be a New Englander. Massachusetts courses are rounding into form while the Boston Bruins make another run for the Stanley Cup. As for the top golf courses right now, leading the breakaway is the 36-hole PineHills facility home to Jack Nicklaus and Rees Jones courses. Granite Links, a favorite outside Boston, is also earning high marks.Trending Massachusetts coursesQuincy, Massachusetts4.788152941265
The courses in New Jersey have been on a tear lately on Golf Advisor and recent months have continued. In Atlantic City, Seaview's Bay Course is in the spotlight as the host of the LPGA Shoprite Classic presented by Acer. From metro NYC to AC there are a lot of golf courses earning high marks right now:Trending New Jersey golf courses
Western North Carolina
As temps rise, the altitude to Western Carolina is welcoming. So are the specials. This is a part of the country where mountain scenery comes at a considerable value. Olde Beau, for example, offers $119 per person stay-and-play packages in villa accommodations. (Details)Trending Western North Carolina courses
Springtime has been very kind to many courses in and around Atlanta from convenient resorts to upscale daily-fee facilities. That includes two spectacular and reasonably-priced lake courses, Lanier Islands Legacy and the Harbor Club at Lake Oconee. (Browse Georgia stay-and-play packages)Trending Georgia courses
Indiana courses continue to do well, highlighted by metro Indianapolis courses like The Fort, The Trophy Club and Bear Slide. Two casino-affiliated facilities on the Ohio River are also earning strong marks, Belterra Golf Club and Chariot Run.Trending Indiana courses
Central North Carolina
From Charlotte to Pinehurst there are some excellent resort and daily-fee picks to choose from all delivering excellent value at the moment. Lonnie Poole is a notable collegiate course. In the Pinehurst area, Talamore Resort delivers strong destination value with a two-night, three-round stay-and-play that includes Mid South for $252. (Details)Trending Central NC coursesRaleigh, North Carolina4.3388117647307
The high desert of Bend is chock full of great options and Sunriver Resort is a great place to start. If your game isn't quite in midseason form for the Crosswater Course, start with the Woodlands. Juniper Golf Club is a standalone daily-fee option in Redmond also earning high marks for value.
The courses in lower Michigan have gotten a head start on their more well-known resort neighbors to the north. Closer to where more Michiganders live and work, the golf is often a little more affordable, but many still deliver excellent rounds. That's particularly true from Grand Rapids to Lansing and Ann Arbor, where courses like Pilgrim's Run, MSU's Forest Akers West and Pierce Lake are earning strong marks. Southwest Michigan's Gull Lake View Resort, home to six courses, offers one night, two-round stay-and-play packages for as low as $130/pp. (Details.)Trending lower-Michigan coursesAugusta, Michigan4.810152941292
Wisconsin is stacked with excellent golf, thanks in part to some new development, but in Lake Geneva, an easily accessible destination for Milwaukee and Chicago golfers, Grand Geneva is setting the pace with two courses, the Brute and Highlands. Each course can be played in the $80-100 range, far less than some of the more nationally-recognized resorts like Kohler and Sand Valley.Notable Grand Geneva courses