Best of 2018: Top 10 golf courses in the U.S.

Based on more than 144,000 reviews from our community of golfers
Rees Jones updated Bethpage Black, an A.W. Tillinghast muni that hosted the U.S. Open and will host the 2019 PGA Championship.

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Top 10 golf courses in 2018

  1. Black Course at Bethpage State Park

    Farmingdale, N.Y. | Read reviews
    Architect: A.W. Tillinghast, Rees Jones
    Green fees: $65-150
    What they're saying: "I have never felt so defeated, mentally and physically, after a round of golf. That being said I loved it." - jwellefson1

    More: How to get a tee time at Bethpage State Park and the Black Course

  2. Atlantic City Country Club

    Northfield, N.J. | Read reviews
    Architect: Willie Park Jr., William S. Flynn, Tom Doak
    Green fees: $150-225
    What they're saying: "The golf course doesn't blow you away like some other courses that I have rated 5 stars, but it it is good in so many aspects that it is one of my favorites." - LICC

  3. Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass

    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. | Read reviews
    Architect: Pete Dye
    Green fees: $300-550
    What they're saying: 'This was my second time playing the course and it still has that special feel and excitement when you drive up and see the spectacular club house." - RettJ, Georgia Local Golf Advisor

  4. Tobacco Road

    Sanford, N.C. | Read reviews
    Architect: Mike Strantz
    Green fee: $100-165
    What they're saying: "You get an experience that rivals that of pro tour courses at a fraction of the cost and it’s simply a more interesting and engaging place to play." - Back9Ben, Virginia Local Golf Advisor

  5. Pilgrim's Run

    Pierson, Mich. | Read reviews
    Architect: Mike Devries
    Green fees: $59-69
    What they're saying: "Took our golf group of 53 golfers to Pilgrims Run and it was the first time for most of the group. Most of the comments back to us from the group started with WOW and got better from there." - rpruck, Local Michigan Golf Advisor

  6. Black Lake Golf Club

    Onaway, Mich. | Read reviews
    Architect: Rees Jones
    Green fees: $60-75
    What they're saying: "Very scenic and definitely has that Up North feel in the woods away from it all." - thale7

  7. Yocha Dehe Golf Club at Cache Creek Casino Resort

    Brooks, Calif. | Read reviews
    Architect: Brad Bell
    Green fees: $55-145
    What they're saying: "This has to be the nicest course in northern california excluding pebble beach and other 300+ dollar courses." - granded04

  8. Snow Mountain at Las Vegas Paiute

    Las Vegas | Read reviews
    Architect: Pete Dye
    Green fees: $129-149
    What they're saying: "My GF and I played together here. It was beautiful and challenging enough to make me happy and she was able to also enjoy the course without feeling crushed by it." - Jonaslittman

  9. Chariot Run

    Laconia, ind. | Read reviews
    Architect: Bill Bergin
    Green fees: $49-69
    What they're saying: "The crowning jewel of Chariot Run are the greens...I've played PGA golf courses and these are probably the purest greens I have putted on." - jarrodclay

  10. South Course at Mauna Lani

    Kohala Coast, Hawaii | Read reviews
    Architect: Robin Nelson, Homer Flint
    Green fees: $185-219
    What they're saying: "A palm lined and lava outcropping tropical delight. Paspalum greens were perfect, rolling quick and smoothly." - WilliamCoen, Arizona Local Golf Advisor

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