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Golf digest top courses by state is a sport that is growing in the United States and increasingly held to more tournaments golf digest best in state, which is attended by players at all the world and those who compete for prizes millionaires.

 

The tournament will be held from 23 to March 29 in San Antonio TX, opened Texas Valero, with more than 144 golfers who will seek to win a bag of $ 6.2 million.

 

Since its foundation the Valero Texas Open, they have raised more than 90 million dollars to charitable causes in the State of Texas.

 

To select the best golf courses frequently taken into account the difficulty that represents the field for the player, not so much as the scenic views and amenities.

 

According to Golflink golf site, these 7 golf courses in the U.S. are a challenge that players love.

 

Some golf courses for its conditions are a challenge to the lovers of this sport.

 

  • Bethpage Black Course, Farmingdale, NY, this field has been home twice in the US Open tournament, and many players agree that it is a difficult field.
  • Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA, with over 7,000 yards, is host of the Masters tournament since the 30's.
  • Pine Valley Golf Club, Clementon, NJ, this field design is inspired by the Pine Valley California, narrow roads and sand dunes, make a challenge to play in this field.
  • Kearney Hill Links, Lexington, KY, the field opened in 1989, is inspired by fields you scoth and who have played here refer to it is very difficult to navigate.
  • Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, CA, is a unique field where often you can find celebrities of Hollywood, like Jack Nicholson, playing.
  • Pine Barrens Course, Brooksville, FL, the difficulty of this field will test the physical and mental skills of the golfer.
  • Koolau Golf Club, Kaneohe, HI, this field not only has a beautiful view, the amount of sand traps are very complicated game.
  • AT & T Oaks Course at TPC, this beautiful course is the home of the Valero Texas Open tournament from 2010.

The Old Course of St Andrews is, according to the experts, the best course in world golf. Located in the Scottish County of Fife, is considered the cradle of the sport, being one of the more long-lived, with five centuries of existence.

Golf digest best golf courses by state

The Augusta National Golf Club, located in the American city of Augusta, Georgia, is one of the most prestigious and exclusive clubs in golf around the world. Founded by Bobby Jones golfer, and designed by Alister MacKenzie in place of a former indigo plantation, the club opened its doors in January 1933. Since 1934 has hosted the annual event The Masters or better known as Augusta Masters, one of the most important events of the male individual calendar of the golf professionals: is one of the four majors. The winner of each edition of the Masters at Augusta can lead a characteristic green jacket complete List in http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-courses/united-states.

 

Alabama: Best In State Rankings

 

We rank the top venues in Alabama (2015-2016)

1. (1) Shoal Creek (pictured above), Shoal Creek Δ

2. (2) C.C. of Birmingham (West), Birmingham

3. (5) The Ledges C.C., Huntsville

4. (6) Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill (Judge), Prattville ★

5. (4) Old Overton Club, Vestavia Hills

6. (8) Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National (Links), Opelika ★

7. (3) Turtle Point Yacht & C.C., Killen

8. (9) FarmLinks G.C., Sylacauga ★

9. (10) Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National (Lake), Opelika ★

10. (-) Steelwood C.C., Loxley

 

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(Rank in 2013-14 in parentheses)

 

Alaska: Best In State Rankings

 

Alaska

We rank the top venues in Alaska (2015-2016)

1. (3) Moose Run G. Cse. (Creek), Fort Richardson ★

2. (2) Anchorage G. Cse. (pictured above), Anchorage ★

3. (-) Chena Bend G. Cse., Fort Wainwright ★

4. (5) Moose Run G. Cse. (Hill), Fort Richardson ★

5. (4) Palmer G. Cse., Palmer ★

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(Rank in 2013-14 in parentheses)

 

Arkansas: Best In State Rankings

 

Arkansas

We rank the top venues in Arkansas (2015-2016)

1. (1) The Alotian Club, Roland †

2. (2) Blessings G.C., Johnson

3. (4) Diamante C.C., Hot Springs Village

4. (5) The C.C. of Little Rock, Little Rock

5. (6) Texarkana C.C., Texarkana

6. (-) Pinnacle C.C., Rogers

7. (3) Pleasant Valley C.C. (Blue/Yellow) (pictured), Little Rock

8. (8) Chenal C.C. (Founders), Little Rock

9. (7) Chenal C.C. (Bear Den Mountain), Little Rock

10. (9) Hardscrabble C.C., Fort Smith

 

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Δ Second 100 Greatest

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(Rank in 2013-14 in parentheses)

 

Arizona: Best In State Rankings

 

Arizona

We rank the top venues in Arizona (2015-2016)

1. (1) The Estancia Club, Scottsdale †

2. (2) Forest Highlands G.C. (Canyon), Flagstaff Δ

3. (3) Whisper Rock G.C. (Upper) (pictured above), Scottsdale Δ

4. (4) The Stone Canyon Club, Oro Valley Δ

5. (7) Pine Canyon Club, Flagstaff

6. (6) Whisper Rock G.C. (Lower), Scottsdale Δ

7. (10) Desert Highlands G.C., Scottsdale Δ

8. (5) Forest Highlands G.C. (Meadow), Flagstaff

9. (9) The Rim G.C., Payson

10. (13) Desert Mountain Club (Chiricahua), Scottsdale

11. (8) Silverleaf Club, Scottsdale

12. (12) Desert Forest G.C., Carefree

13. (20) Troon C.C., Scottsdale

14. (14) The Mirabel Club, Scottsdale

15. (11) Talking Rock G.C., Prescott

16. (18) Desert Mountain Club (Renegade), Scottsdale

17. (17) Scottsdale National G.C., Scottsdale

18. (16) Desert Mountain Club (Geronimo), Scottsdale

19. (22) Quintero G.C., Peoria ★

20. (15) The Club at Seven Canyons, Sedona

21. (24) We-Ko-Pa G.C. (Saguaro), Fort McDowell ★

22. (19) The G.C. at Chaparral Pines, Payson

23. (23) Troon North G.C. (Pinnacle), Scottsdale ★

24. (-) Troon North G.C. (Monument), Scottsdale ★

25. (21) Ritz-Carlton G.C. at Dove Mountain (Saguaro/Tortolita), Marana ★

 

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 Golf digest top 100 golf courses by state

  • 1. (2) AUGUSTA NATIONAL G.C.Augusta, Ga. / Alister Mackenzie & Bobby Jones (1933) 7,435 yards, Par 72 | Points: 72.1589
  • 2. (1) PINE VALLEY G.C.Pine Valley, N.J. / George Crump & H.S. Colt (1918) 7,057 yards, Par 70 | Points: 71.9818
  • 3. (3) CYPRESS POINT CLUBPebble Beach / Alister Mackenzie (1928) 6,524 yards, Par 72 | Points: 69.4448
  • 4. (4) SHINNECOCK HILLS G.C.Southampton, N.Y. / William Flynn (1931) 7,041 yards, Par 70 | Points: 69.2522
  • 5. (6) MERION G.C. (EAST)Ardmore, Pa. / Hugh Wilson (1912) 6,886 yards, Par 70 | Points: 68.2949
  • 6. (5) OAKMONT C.C.Oakmont, Pa. / Henry Fownes (1903) 7,255 yards, Par 71 | Points: 68.1868
  • 7. (7) PEBBLE BEACH G. LINKSPebble Beach / Jack Neville & Douglas Grant (1919) 6,828 yards, Par 72 | Points: 67.6226
  • 8. (11) NATIONAL G. LINKS OF AMERICASouthampton, N.Y. / C.B. Macdonald (1911) 6,935 yards, Par 72 | Points: 66.9500
  • 9. (8) WINGED FOOT G.C. (WEST)Mamaroneck, N.Y. / A.W. Tillinghast (1923) 7,258 yards, Par 72 | Points: 66.6801
  • 10. (10) FISHERS ISLAND CLUBFishers Island, N.Y. / Seth Raynor & Charles Banks (1926) 6,566 yards, Par 72 | Points: 66.4241
  • 11. (9) SAND HILLS G.C.Mullen, Neb. / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (1994) 7,089 yards, Par 71 | Points: 66.2401
  • 12. (13) SEMINOLE G.C.Juno Beach, Fla. / Donald Ross (1929) 6,836 yards, Par 72 | Points: 65.7391
  • 13. (12) CRYSTAL DOWNS C.C.Frankfort, Mich. / Alister Mackenzie & Perry Maxwell (1931) 6,518 yards, Par 70 | Points: 65.6944
  • 14. (18) CHICAGO G.C.Wheaton, Ill. / C.B. Macdonald (1894) / Seth Raynor (1923) / 6,846 yards, Par 70 | Points: 70 65.6429
  • 15. (14) MUIRFIELD VILLAGE G.C.Dublin, Ohio / Jack Nicklaus & Desmond Muirhead (1974) 7,392 yards, Par 72 | Points: 65.4631
  • 16. (17) OAK HILL C.C. (EAST)Rochester, N.Y. / Donald Ross (1925) 7,145 yards, Par 70 | Points: 65.2247
  • 17. (20) OAKLAND HILLS C.C. (SOUTH)Bloomfield Hills, Mich. / Donald Ross (1918) 7,445 yards, Par 70 | Points: 65.2165
  • 18. (19) PACIFIC DUNESBandon, Ore. / Tom Doak (2001) 6,633 yards, Par 71 | Points: 65.1748
  • 19. (24) THE COUNTRY CLUB (CLYDE/SQUIRREL)Chestnut Hill, Mass. / Willie Campbell (1895) / Alex Campbell (1902) 7,350 yards, Par 70 | Points: 64.9493
  • 20. (21) THE OCEAN COURSEKiawah Island, S.C. / Pete Dye (1991) 7,356 yards, Par 72 | Points: 64.928245
  • 21. (22) WADE HAMPTON G.C.Cashiers, N.C. / Tom Fazio (1987) 7,302 yards, Par 72 | Points: 64.7895
  • 22. (16) WHISTLING STRAITS (STRAITS)Haven, Wis. / Pete Dye (1998) 7,790, Par 72 | Points: 64.7378
  • 23. (28) FRIAR'S HEAD G.C.Baiting Hollow, N.Y. / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2002) 7,049 yards, Par 71 | Points: 64.6514
  • 24. (23) RIVIERA C.C.Pacific Palisades, Calif. / George C. Thomas Jr. & W.P. Bell (1926) 7,040 yards, Par 71 | Points: 64.6025
  • 25. (25) PRAIRIE DUNES C.C.Hutchinson, Kan. / Perry Maxwell (1937), Press Maxwell (1957) 6,940 yards, Par 70 | Points: 64.4624
  • 26. (41) LOS ANGELES C.C. (North)Los Angeles / George C. Thomas Jr. (1921) 7,236 yards, Par 71 | Points: 64.4357
  • 27. (15) THE ALOTIAN CLUBRoland, Ark. / Tom Fazio (2004) 7,480 yards, Par 72 | Points: 64.3292
  • 28. (40) PINEHURST RESORT (No. 2)Pinehurst, N.C. / Donald Ross (1935) 7,565 yards, Par 72 | Points: 64.2727
  • 29. (30) SOUTHERN HILLS C.C.Tulsa, Okla. / Perry Maxwell (1936) 7,184 yards, Par 71 | Points: 64.1204
  • 30. (27) Gozzer Ranch G. & Lake C.Coeur d'Alene, Idaho / Tom Fazio (2007) 7,317 yards, Par 72 | Points: 63.9136
  • 31. (34) THE HONORS COURSEOoltewah, Tenn. / Pete Dye (1983) 7,450 yards, Par 72 | Points: 63.8943
  • 32. (29) SHADOW CREEKNorth Las Vegas, Nev. / Tom Fazio (1990) 7,560 yards, Par 72 | Points: 63.8509
  • 33. (26) THE OLYMPIC CLUB (Lake)San Francisco / Sam Whiting (1924) 6,934 yards, Par 71 | Points: 63.8476
  • 34. (43) PEACHTREE G.C.Atlanta / Robert Trent Jones & Bobby Jones (1947) 7,414 yards, Par 72 | Points: 63.7384
  • 35. (32) SAN FRANCISCO G.C.San Francisco / A.W. Tillinghast (1918) 6,830 yards, Par 71 | Points: 63.6236
  • 36. (36) THE GOLF CLUBNew Albany, Ohio / Pete Dye (1967) 7,439 yards, Par 72 | Points: 63.5486
  • 37. (38) BANDON DUNESBandon, Ore. / David McLay Kidd (1999) 6,732 yards, Par 72 | Points: 63.4556
  • 38. (39) SEBONACK G.C.Southampton, N.Y. Jack Nicklaus & Tom Doak (2006) 7,534 yards, Par 72 | Points: 63.3638
  • 39. (31) MEDINAH C.C. (No. 3)Medinah, Ill. / Tom Bendelow (1928) 7,657 yards, Par 72 | Points: 63.3412
  • 40. (33) CASTLE PINES G.C.Castle Rock, Colo. / Jack Nicklaus (1981) 7,696 yards, Par 72 | Points: 63.210546
  • 41. (35) BALTUSROL G.C. (Lower)Springfield, N.J. / A.W. Tillinghast (1922) 7,400 yards, Par 72 | Points: 63.1650
  • 42. (NEW) ERIN HILLS G. CSE.Erin, Wis. / Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry, and Ron Whitten (2006) 7,812 yards, Par 72 | Points: 62.9110
  • 43. (42) BETHPAGE STATE PARK (Black)Farmingdale, N.Y. / Joseph H. Burbeck & A.W. Tillinghast (1936) 7,366 yards, Par 71 | Points: 62.8630
  • 44. (45) PIKEWOOD NATIONAL G.C.Morgantown, W.Va. / J. Robert Gwynne & John Raese (2009) 7,588 yards, Par 72 | Points: 62.8133
  • 45. (47) VICTORIA NATIONAL G.C.Newburgh, Ind. / Tom Fazio (1998) 7,239 yards, Par 72 | Points: 62.8098
  • 46. (50) BUTLER NATIONAL G.C.Oak Brook, Ill. / George Fazio & Tom Fazio (1974) 7,523 yards, Par 71 | Points: 62.7981
  • 47. (44) TPC SAWGRASS (Players Stadium)Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. / Pete Dye (1980) 7,215 yards, Par 72 | Points: 62.7181
  • 48. (48) SPYGLASS HILL G. CSE.Pebble Beach / Robert Trent Jones (1966) 6,960 yards, Par 72 | Points: 62.7138
  • 49. (55) GARDEN CITY G.C.Garden City, N.Y. / Devereux Emmet (1899) 6,922 yards, Par 73 | Points: 62.6825
  • 50. (52) SCIOTO C.C.Columbus, Ohio / Donald Ross (1916) 7,140 yards, Par 70 | Points: 62.6499
  • 51. (NEW) OAK TREE NATIONALEdmond, Okla. / Pete Dye & Alice Dye (1975) 7,412 yards, Par 71 | Points: 62.6482
  • 52. (NEW) CAMARGO CLUBIndian Hill, Ohio / Seth Raynor & Charles Banks (1927) 6,659 yards, Par 70 | Points: 62.5266
  • 53. (46) PETE DYE G.C.Bridgeport, W. Va. / Pete Dye (1994) 7,308 yards, Par 72 | Points: 62.5190
  • 54. (78) BALLYNEAL G.C.Holyoke, Colo. / Tom Doak (2006) 7,147 yards, Par 71 | Points: 62.4953
  • 55. (49) OLD MACDONALDBandon, Ore. / Tom Doak & Jim Urbina (2010) 6,944 yards, Par 71 | Points: 62.4879
  • 56. (51) KINLOCH G.C.Manakin-Sabot, Va. / Lester George & Vinny Giles (2011) 7,203 yards, Par 72 | Points: 62.3339
  • 57. (56) INTERLACHEN C.C.Edina, Minn. / Willie Watson (1911) 6,967 yards, Par 72 | Points: 62.2701
  • 58. (59) BALTUSROL G.C. (Upper)Springfield, N.J. / A.W. Tillinghast (1922) 7,348 yards, Par 72 | Points: 62.2070
  • 59. (76) WINGED FOOT G.C. (East)Mamaroneck, N.Y. / A.W. Tillinghast (1923) 6,792 yards, Par 72 | Points: 62.1452
  • 61. (60) DALLAS NATIONAL G.C.Dallas / Tom Fazio (2002) 7,372 yards, Par 72 | Points: 62.0630
  • 62. (53) MILWAUKEE C.C.River Hills, Wis. / H.S. Colt & C.H. Alison (1929) 7,094 yards, Par 72 | Points: 62.0331
  • 63. (58) THE G.C. AT BLACK ROCKCoeur d'Alene, Idaho / Jim Engh (2003) 7,130 yards, Par 72 | Points: 62.0190
  • 64. (NEW) YEAMANS HALL CLUBCharleston, S.C. / Seth Raynor & Charles Banks (1926) 6,808 yards, Par 70 | Points: 61.8511
  • 65. (57) ARCADIA BLUFFS G.C.Arcadia, Mich. / Rick Smith & Warren Henderson (2000) 7,300 yards, Par 72 | Points: 61.8071
  • 66. (62) OLYMPIA FIELDS C.C. (North)Olympia Fields, Ill. / Willie Park Jr. (1922) 7,205 yards, Par 70 | Points: 61.7926
  • 67. (66) MONTEREY PENINSULA C.C. (Shore)Pebble Beach / Mike Strantz (2004) 6,873 yards, Par 72 | Points: 61.7821
  • 68. (75) WHISPERING PINES G.C.Trinity, Texas / Chet Williams (2000) 7,473 yards, Par 72 | Points: 61.7403
  • 69. (54) INVERNESS CLUBToledo, Ohio / Donald Ross (1919) 7,255 yards, Par 71 | Points: 61.6908
  • 70. (61) THE ESTANCIA CLUBScottsdale / Tom Fazio (1995) 7,314 yards, Par 72 | Points: 61.6729
  • 71. (69) QUAKER RIDGE G.C.Scarsdale, NY. / A.W. Tillinghast (1918) 7,008 yards, Par 70 | Points: 61.6547
  • 72. (65) PLAINFIELD C.C.Edison, N.J. / Donald Ross (1921) 7,091 yards, Par 72 | Points: 61.5907
  • 73. (95) SOMERSET HILLS G.C.Bernardsville, N.J. / A.W. Tillinghast (1918) 6,756 yards, Par 71 | Points: 61.5704
  • 74. (70) BANDON TRAILSBandon, Ore. / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2005) 6,759 yards, Par 71 | Points: 61.5480
  • 75. (74) BOSTON GOLF CLUBHingham, Mass. / Gil Hanse (2004) 7,062 yards, Par 71 | Points: 61.5457
  • 76. (83) DOUBLE EAGLE CLUBGalena, Ohio / Jay Morrish & Tom Weiskopf (1992) 7,175 yards, Par 72 | Points: 61.5288
  • 77. (88) THE QUARRY AT LA QUINTALa Quinta, Calif. / Tom Fazio (1994) 7,083 yards, Par 72 | Points: 61.4987
  • 78. (92) MOUNTAINTOP G. & LAKE CLUBCashiers, N.C. / Tom Fazio (2006) 7,122 yards, Par 70 | Points: 61.4829
  • 79. (68) OLD SANDWICH G.C.Plymouth, Mass. / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2005) 6,908 yards, Par 71 | Points: 61.4142
  • 80. (64) CHERRY HILLS C.C.Cherry Hills Village, Colo. / William Flynn (1923) 7,348 yards, Par 72 | Points: 61.3633
  • 81. (73) RICH HARVEST LINKSSugar Grove, Ill. Jerry Rich & Greg Martin (1999) 7,715 yards, Par 72 | Points: 61.3452
  • 82. (77) CONGRESSIONAL C.C. (Blue)Bethesda, Md. / Robert Trent Jones (1962) 7,278 yards, Par 72 | Points: 61.3438
  • 83. (112) THE VALLEY CLUB OF MONTECITOMontecito, Calif. / Alister MacKenzie & Robert Hunter (1929) 6,744 yards, Par 71 | Points: 61.3133
  • 84. (84) KITTANSETT CLUBMarion, Mass. / William Flynn (1922) 6,811 yards, Par 71 | Points: 61.2982
  • 85. (72) FLINT HILLS NATIONAL G.C.Andover, Kan. / Tom Fazio (1997) 6,906 yards, Par 71 | Points: 61.2690
  • 86. (94) HAZELTINE NATIONAL G.C.Chaska, Minn. / Robert Trent Jones (1962) 7,137 yards, Par 72 | Points: 61.2548
  • 87. (79) THE PRESERVE G.C.Carmel, Calif. / Tom Fazio, J. Michael Poellot & Sandy Tatum (2000) 7,067 yards, Par 72 | Points: 61.2421
  • 88. (81) CALUSA PINES G.C.Naples, Fla. / Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry (2001) 7,203 yards, Par 72 | Points: 61.2374
  • 89. (67) EAGLE POINT G.C.Wilmington, N.C. / Tom Fazio (2000) 7,259 yards, Par 72 | Points: 61.2142
  • 90. (80) ARONIMINK G.C.Newtown Square, Pa. / Donald Ross (1928) 7,190 yards, Par 70 | Points: 61.1902
  • 91. (63) BLACKWOLF RUN (RIVER)Kohler, Wis. / Pete Dye (1990) 7,404 yards, Par 72 | Points: 61.0936
  • 92. (87) LAUREL VALLEY G.C.Ligonier, Pa. / Dick Wilson (1959) 7,329 yards, Par 72 | Points: 61.0633
  • 93. (91) CROOKED STICK G.C.Carmel, Ind. / Pete Dye (1967) 7,516 yards, Par 72 | Points: 60.9198
  • 94. (89) DIAMOND CREEK G.C.Banner Elk, N.C. / Tom Fazio (2003) 7,175 yards, Par 70 | Points: 60.9126
  • 95. (90) HUDSON NATIONAL G.C.Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. / Tom Fazio (1996) 7,101 yards, Par 70 | Points: 60.9103
  • 96. (93) THE PETE DYE CSE. AT FRENCH LICK RESORTFrench Lick, Ind. / Pete Dye (2009) 8,102 yards, Par 72 | Points: 60.9035
  • 97. (99) VALHALLA G.C.Louisville / Jack Nicklaus (1986) 7,540 yards, Par 72 | Points: 60.9010
  • 98. (100) MAIDSTONE CLUBEast Hampton, N.Y. / Willie Park Jr. & Jack Park (1924) 6,650 yards, Par 72 | Points: 60.8456
  • 99. (102) SHOREACRESLake Bluff, Ill. / Seth Raynor (1921) 6,521 yards, Par 71 | Points: 60.7791
  • 100. (NEW) STREAMSONG (RED)Streamsong, Fla/ Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2012) 7,148 yards, Par 72 | Points: 60.7601
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