Best of 2017: Top 10 golf courses in the U.S. according to your reviews

Golf Advisor is counting down the 50 best courses in the U.S. of 2017 according to over 150,000 reviews from 92,000 golfers. To view Nos. 50-11, as well as more details on how we determined the list, click here.

Top U.S. 10 courses in 2017

Santa Cruz, Calif.
Architect: Alister MacKenzie
Green fee: $179-282
What they're saying: "Fair (but) tough. All should experience at least once." - martinsheppey


Wickenburg, Ariz.
Architect: Bill Brownlee and Wendell Pickett
Green fee: $70-212
What they're saying: "I've played most of the courses in PHX Metro, both private and public. This course ranks in the top 3 of my list of favorites." - gsteinback


Brooks, Calif.
Architect: Brad Bell
Green fee: $55-145
What they're saying: "This course and facilities are simply beautiful. It is a must play." - Edhull


Waterloo, Ill.
Architect: Dr. Michael Hurdzan
Green fee: $43-68
What they're saying: "This course is fun on just about every hole. Greens can be tough, scenery fantastic." - Chris9087922


Shepherdsville, Ky.
Architect: Douglas Beach
Green fee: $35-59
What they're saying: "Definitely one for (the) bucket list." - Hunterkev7mm


Pebble Beach, Calif.
Architect: Jack Neville/Douglas Grant
Green fee: $495-525
What they're saying: "Can I give it 6 stars? This is golf heaven for anyone who loves the game." - LICC


Borrego Springs, Calif.
Architect: Ted Robinson Sr./Tom Fazio
Green fee: $65-200
What they're saying: "I can say without hesitation that Rams Hill is the finest golf experience in San Diego County and beyond." - jkirschbaum


Hamburg, N.J.
Architect: Roger Rulewich
Green fee: $79-149
What they're saying: "Top New Jersey Course Lives Up to Its Reputation." - GalCallaway, New Jersey Local Golf Advisor


Oxford, Pa.
Architect: Brian Ault
Green fee: $50-75
What they're saying: "This is one terrific golf course. The conditions were as good as they get." - whammer5955


Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Architect: Pete Dye
Green fee: $399-549
What they're saying: "Having played it 100+ times on video games it was even better in person." - JustHaveFun


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Did anyone come to Nee England for a look?

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edgewater golf club in lancaster,sc. the best bang for your buck.

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Ummmmm. Torrey Pines?

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No Poppy Hills? No Spyglass Hill? You kidding me? No Bear's Best outside Atlanta, GA? You guys play anything anybody knows?

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Bethpage Black is top 10 and didn't make the list what a joke

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What are you smoking?

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Omitting The Blue Monster relegate s this list to a paid for ad campaign. Bush league.

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So many what's that courses. Blue Monster, Spyglass Hill, Bethpage, none of the Bandon OR courses in the list. I'll leave it to the top pros and sportswriters to make these lists. Much better representation of the best courses.

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Caladonia. South Carolina, True Blue. South Carolina, Tidewater. South Carolina, ( I find it hard to believe that not one was mentioned in the Myrtle Beach area).

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Ram's Hill #4.. There last week.. Not even in top 200.. Pretty mediocre.

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Could not agree more maybe not in the top 300 that one is a clunker for sure

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How about a list of the Top Courses under $50, by State, for us weekly hackers that never pay those kinds of fees?

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