Top Golf Courses to Play in the United States

There are so many golf courses to play near you in the United States, it’s hard to count.

Although a study titled ‘Golf Around The World’ said there are 34,011 golf courses in the world, 45 percent of which are in the United States.

The current total of 15,372 courses in the U.S. Golfsquatch is building a list of courses in each state and Puerto Rico for you and your friends to play.

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10 Reasons That Make a Golf Course Fun to Play

  1. Well kept, healthy, and manicured – tee boxes, fairways, rough, bunkers, greens
  2. Challenging holes, but not absurdly difficult to play
  3. Good practice facilities – fairway, bunker, chipping green, putting green
  4. Good pace of play, even during peak times
  5. Type of golf that fits the local topology and geography
  6. Friendly and helpful staff – Clubhouse, Pro Shop, Golf Cart
  7. Wide variety of branded, quality merchandise in the Pro Shop
  8. Knowledgable golf course marshals
  9. Access to good food/drink and good atmosphere in the Clubhouse
  10. Reasonable course managers who understand that regular golfers are the money makers for them – reasonable pricing

Top 500 Best Golf Courses by State in the United States

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas 

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming