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Golf Courses in the United States

16,390 golf courses

The US is the modern heartland of golf, with a rich history, some of the finest courses in the world and some 25 million players, around 8% of the total population. It is unclear precisely when Europeans brought the game here, but the first confirmed game was an 1888 exhibition played on three holes in Yonkers, NY, and the first club was founded before year's end, the Saint Andrew's Golf Club, which remains open to this day. By a quarter century later, the United States Golf Association had been established to coordinate activities among the nation's then 200-plus clubs, and over a thousand had been built by the time of the Great Depression. Growth resumed after World War II, with some 6000 clubs associated with the USGA in 1980. The number of courses peaked in the late 2000s and is now around 15,000, or some 45% of the world's total.

Growth in the game correlated with the development of tournament play. Of the four majors, three are played in the US: Augusta National hosts the Masters every year, while the PGA Championship and US Open move from venue to venue. Every major has its own history, and is overseen by its own organization. The Ryder Cup, a competition staged every two years that pits a European team against one from the US, has been held in the US quadrennially beginning in 1927, during which time it has grown to one of the top sporting events, with an estimated billion viewers, on the par with the NFL's Super Bowl, FIFA's World Cup and the Tour de France. Team USA holds the all-time lead, 25-13-2.

The US is home to as many of the best courses in the world as all other countries combined. From the aforementioned Augusta to Pebble Beach to Bandon Dunes, it is difficult to overestimate the number and quality of fantastic golf experiences to be had here. From the coasts to the mountains to the deserts, there is golf for every taste, skill level and season. Golfers can play every day for weeks in just South Carolina or Florida or California and not exhaust the possibilities.

States in the United States

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Florida
1,098 courses
1,098 courses
Top 100 courses
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California
941 courses
941 courses
Top 50 courses
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Michigan
868 courses
868 courses
Top 37 courses
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Texas
856 courses
856 courses
Top 15 courses
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New York
852 courses
852 courses
Top 49 courses
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Ohio
795 courses
795 courses
Top 41 courses
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Pennsylvania
725 courses
725 courses
Top 17 courses
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Illinois
687 courses
687 courses
Top 41 courses
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Top golf destinations in the United States

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Scottsdale
55 golf courses
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Los Angeles
25 golf courses
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Chicago
18 golf courses
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Palm Springs
13 golf courses
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Miami
12 golf courses
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Monterey Peninsula
11 golf courses
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San Francisco
11 golf courses
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The Hamptons
10 golf courses
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Top 100 golf courses in the United States

The All Square ranking of the best golf courses in the United States

#1
Overview of golf course named Pine Valley Golf Club

Pine Valley Golf Club

Clementon, United States
5.0
Fabulous6 Reviews
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#2
Overview of golf course named Cypress Point Club

Cypress Point Club

Pebble Beach, United States
4.9
Fabulous11 Reviews
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#3
Overview of golf course named Augusta National Golf Club

Augusta National Golf Club

Augusta, United States
5.0
Fabulous11 Reviews
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36 played here
#4
Overview of golf course named Shinnecock Hills Golf Club

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club

Southampton, United States
5.0
Fabulous5 Reviews
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#5
Overview of golf course named National Golf Links of America

National Golf Links of America

Southampton, United States
5.0
Fabulous1 Review
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10 played here
#6
Overview of golf course named Sand Hills Golf Club

Sand Hills Golf Club

Mullen, United States
5.0
Fabulous1 Review
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#7
Overview of golf course named Oakmont CC

Oakmont CC

Oakmont, United States
5.0
Fabulous2 Reviews
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#8
Overview of golf course named Merion Golf Club

Merion Golf Club

Ardmore, United States
5.0
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Overview of golf course named Championsgate - International Course

Championsgate - International Course

Orlando, United States
4.8
Fabulous25 Reviews
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Overview of golf course named Pebble Beach Golf Links

Pebble Beach Golf Links

Pebble Beach, United States
4.7
Fabulous24 Reviews
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113 played here
Overview of golf course named TPC Sawgrass - Stadium Course

TPC Sawgrass - Stadium Course

Ponte Vedra Beach, United States
4.9
Fabulous16 Reviews
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49 played here
Overview of golf course named Augusta National Golf Club

Augusta National Golf Club

Augusta, United States
5.0
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Overview of golf course named Championsgate - National Course

Championsgate - National Course

Orlando, United States
4.5
Very good35 Reviews
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38 played here
Overview of golf course named Cypress Point Club

Cypress Point Club

Pebble Beach, United States
4.9
Fabulous11 Reviews
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Overview of golf course named Reunion Resort - Watson Course

Reunion Resort - Watson Course

Reunion, United States
4.9
Fabulous10 Reviews
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Overview of golf course named Orange County National

Orange County National

Winter Garden, United States
4.9
Fabulous10 Reviews
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