Players Stadium golf course - TPC Sawgrass
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Players Stadium golf course - TPC Sawgrass
The Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass is full of high drama, climaxed by the theater at nos. 16 and 17. Matt Ginella/Golf Advisor
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Bandon Dunes golf course - No. 16
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Bandon Dunes golf course - No. 16
The scenic and short par-4 16th hole at Bandon Dunes. Matt Ginella/Golf Advisor
Streamsong Black - no. 15
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Streamsong Black - no. 15
The shortest hole on the course at Streamsong Black, No. 15 plays just 133 yards but it has a difficult green. Courtesy of Larry Lambrecht/Streamsong
Spyglass Hill Golf Course - No. 14
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Spyglass Hill Golf Course - No. 14
The 560-yard par-5 14th at Spyglass Hill Golf Course is not only difficult, but it's also pretty scenic, despite its inland location. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Pacific Dunes - No. 13
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Pacific Dunes - No. 13
The approach shot at the par-4 13th hole at Pacific Dunes is up there with the 8th at Pebble in terms of test and treachery. Matt Ginella/Golf Advisor
Spyglass Hill Golf Course - hole 12
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Spyglass Hill Golf Course - hole 12
The par-3 12th hole at Spyglass Hill Golf Course is tucked below a set of elevated tees. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Bandon Trails - hole 11
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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Bandon Trails - hole 11
A huge bunker and water right of the green are just some of the challenges on the long par-4 11th hole on the Bandon Trails course at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Pebble Beach Golf Links - no. 10
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Pebble Beach Golf Links - no. 10
The par-4 10th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links features one of the best tee box views in golf. Matt Ginella/Golf Advisor
Pebble Beach - No. 9
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Pebble Beach - No. 9
The par-4 9th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Matt Ginella/Golf Advisor
Pebble Beach Golf Links - No. 8
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Pebble Beach Golf Links - No. 8
The 8th hole at Pebble Beach is a daunting par 4 along the "Cliffs of Doom." Getty Images
Pebble Beach Golf Links - hole 7
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Pebble Beach Golf Links - hole 7
Water surrounds the famous par-3 seventh hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Pebble Beach Golf Links - 6th hole
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Pebble Beach Golf Links - 6th hole
An AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am participant takes on the ocean cliffs of the par-5 sixth hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Pinehurst No. 2 - 5th hole
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Pinehurst No. 2 - 5th hole
The curvy 5th hole at Pinehurst No. 2 is one of the most demanding holes in major championship golf. Getty Images
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes Course - 4th
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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes Course - 4th
The 4th hole at Pacific Dunes is a long par 4 that hugs the coastline from tee to green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Pasatiempo Golf Club - Hole 3
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Pasatiempo Golf Club - Hole 3
The long par-3 third at Pasatiempo Golf Club plays twice as tough because it's severely uphill. Courtesy of Rob Babcock/Pasatiempo G.C
Streamsong Resort - Red golf course - hole 5
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Streamsong Resort - Red golf course - hole 5
The par-5 2nd hole at Streamsong Resort's Red Course, designed by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw. Courtesy of Streamsong
Bethpage Black golf course - sign
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Bethpage Black golf course - sign
The par-4 1st hole at Bethpage Black -- and one of the most famous signs in public golf. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Pebble Beach - 18th tee
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Pebble Beach - 18th tee
The 18th tee at Pebble Beach is the ultimate photo op for buddies trips. Jason Deegan/Golf Advisor

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.

Matt Ginella is Golf Advisor's Editor-at-Large and host of Golf Advisor Round Trip travel series on Golf Channel. Matt serves as resident buddy trip expert and captains a collection of VIP trips called Golf Advisor Getaways.
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