Golfers' Choice: Top 25 U.S. golf courses for Course Conditions

What your 2019 reviews said are the best-conditioned public courses in the U.S.
Sun Mountain is one of three Pete Dye designs at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort.

Defining a golf course's conditions as the most essential element to a great experience is a pretty easy argument to make. Consider this: 18 of the 25 courses that received top conditioning marks in 2019 from our reviews community made it into our U.S. Top 50 overall.

Course Conditions is one of six optional categories that reviewers can rate on Golf Advisor. Many of these courses are higher-end resort courses, but some are more affordable and even municipal courses that are clearly overdelivering on conditions compared to lower green fees.

If you play a course in great shape, be sure to thank your superintendent and reward their efforts with a course review. You can get started here.

  1. Yocha Dehe at Cache Creek Casino Resort

    Brooks, Calif. | Read reviews
    Superintendent: Kyle Jones
    What they're saying: " Truly one of the most pristine golf courses around. The course is always very well maintained and drains exceptionally well. Even after heavy rains, the course wasn't soggy or muddy." - kplovespizza

  2. Granite Links Golf Club at Quarry Hills

    Quincy, Mass. | Read reviews
    Superintendent: Brad Macdonald
    What they're saying: "I have visited Boston 8 times and finally was able to get out. Course is spectacular with views of the skyline. Staff and amenities are all right there when needed. Course was in prime condition, green rolling fast and fairways cut well." - Bksports88

  3. Crosswater Course at Sunriver Resort

    Sunriver, Ore. | Read reviews
    Superintendent: Derek Draper
    What they're saying: "Crosswater is the quintessential Central Oregon golf course -- Snow capped mountains, pure bent grass greens, fairways with bluegrass rough and fescues -- all in perfect shape." - NWBirdieBoy

  4. FarmLinks at Pursell Farms

    Sylacauga, Ala. | Read reviews
    Superintendent: Robert Mitchell
    What they're saying: "This was my first time playing FarmLinks. I loved it. I would play this course every week if I could due to the great conditions, the awesome service and nice touches of the course as well as the spectacular setting and beautiful views." - RettJ, Georgia Local Golf Advisor

  5. Canthooke Valley Golf Course at Manistee National

    Manistee, Mich. | Read reviews
    Superintendent: Joel Swanson
    What they're saying: "I love coming to National ... I have also played many different courses all the way up to Interlochen. Manistee National ca not be beat for all around conditions. A deal!" - u639930863

  6. Rams Hill Golf Club

    Borrego Springs, Calif. | Read reviews |GolfPass Members save
    Superintendent: Jose Verduzco
    What they're saying: "The greens were running at 11.5 the day I played and they rolled like a billiard table." - Ogle0437

  7. St. Germain Municipal Golf Club

    St. Germain, Wisc. | Read reviews
    Superintendent: Aaron Becker
    What they're saying: "First timer here, this place was impressive. Course has beautiful views throughout the holes ... Conditions would rival many courses in the state." - YNDq3K0dF54nPQ23qQx7

  8. Pilgrims Run Golf Club

    Pierson, Mich. | Read reviews
    Superintendent: Kenneth G. Hunt
    What they're saying: "This course can content with some of the top public courses in the golf Mecca of Michigan. Absolute gem of a layout and premium conditioning." - Douglas8644418

  9. The Brute at Grand Geneva

    Lake Geneva, Wisc. | Read reviews
    Superintendent: Seth Brogren
    What they're saying: "The layout is fantastic with Hills,Curves,Trees,Water and Sand. The fairways are real nice and the Greens run true. One of the top 3 courses I have ever played." - Kirk2564833

  10. North Course at the Reserve Vineyards of Aloha

    Aloha, Ore.
    Director of Agronomy: Jason Blythe
    What they're saying: "The course has some tree lined holes but also opens up and holes that look like a US Open with “fescue.” The bunkers had really nice soft sand, tee boxes were in really good shape, as well as the fairways." - u9861464

  11. Grey Hawk Golf Club

    Lagrange, Ohio | Read reviews
    Superintendent: Tim Robey
    What they're saying: "Keep up the great work Grey Hawk staff! Greens were perfect again for our group. We have really enjoyed our 3 rounds at 'the hawk' this year." - bompalou99

  12. Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club

    Wickenburg, Ariz. | Read reviews
    DIrector of Agronomy: Ed Shimkus
    What they're saying: "The course was perfectly maintained. Tee large tee boxes were perfectly square and level. Greens were pure. This course isn't easy, but it has the widest landing areas from the tee of any desert course in AZ." - jmpeck25

  13. Gaylord Golf Club

    Gaylord, Mich. | Read reviews
    Superintendent: Paul Holmes
    What they're saying: "The course was wonderful.....old school design, wonderful condition, fast, contoured greens ... This used to be an all private club, and it shows."

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  14. Snow Mountain at Las Vegas Paiute

    Las Vegas | Read reviews
    Director of Golf Course Maintenance: Jeremy Shay
    What they're saying: "Greens were fantastic and fast. They ran about a 12 with lots of break. Most of the greens are built up with false fronts, sides and backs making it challenging to hold if your approach shot isn’t perfect." - JayJo

  15. Wyncote Golf Club

    Oxford, Pa. | Read reviews
    Superintendent: Mark McGreevy
    What they're saying: "Beautiful grounds, challenging layout and sheep! There’s a new sheep pen next to 2nd & 11th tee boxes; about 5 sheep grazing therein. Wonderful. Course conditions couldn’t have been better on the perfectly brisk fall day we played."

  16. Cateechee

    Hartwell, Ga. | Read reviews
    Superintendent: Buck Workman
    What they're saying: "Conditions were great for this time of year (early spring). Greens were smooth and rolled true. Fairways were in good condition. The pace of play was quick. The setup was a challenge and enjoyable." - justonpilot

  17. Golf Club at Stonelick Hills

    Batavia, Ohio | Read reviews
    Superintendent: Dave Meek
    What they're saying: "Even with all of the rain that we have had, the course is in fabulous shape. The greens are fast and true. The course is very well manicured." - clyde2jan

  18. GreyStone Golf Club

    Dickson, Tenn. | Read reviews
    Superintendent: Brent Heath
    What they're saying: After walking out of the clubhouse you can see this place is on another level; felt like I was at a private course and didn’t belong. When you finish your 18 go ahead and book another tee time you won’t be disappointed." - SeanThorndike

  19. Forest Glen Golf & Country Club

    Naples, Fla. | Read reviews
    Director of Agronomy: Tom Caliguire
    What they're saying: "This golf course was unbelievable. The greens were flawless and the fairways were like carpet. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. Best golf course I have played in years and definitely best golf course in Florida." - Ken6855991

  20. Quintero Golf Club

    Peoria, Ariz. | Read reviews
    Superintendent: Trevor Cooke
    What they're saying: "The greens are fast and challenging. They are as fast as the PGA tour! Test your skills and let your eyes take in the beauty. loved it!!!!" - davidsacks

  21. Kiva Dunes Golf Course

    Gulf Shores, Ala. | Read reviews
    Superintendent: Zeke Mims
    What they're saying: " The greens were very fast and in excellent shape. Fairways and rough played fast and firm." - golfandspirit

  22. Commander Course at Lakewood National

    Lakewood Ranch, Fla. | Read reviews
    Superintendent: Jamie McCrosky
    What they're saying: "Fun layout. Not extremely difficult though which is good. Greens were fast. Conditions were very good everywhere. I play here each time I visit Florida." - ChrisW5226

  23. Baywood Greens

    Long Neck, Del. | Read reviews
    Superintendent: Jamie Palokas
    What they're saying: "Beautiful layout and very helpful staff. Course design is challenging but not overly difficult. Quality shots are rewarded and bad ones feel the pain. Course is well maintained and special attention given to plantings." - JimO16

  24. Lenape Heights Golf Course

    Ford City, Pa. | Read reviews
    Superintendent: Fred Dinger
    What they're saying: "Fairways were carefully manicured, and the greens were lightning fast. I enjoyed the round immensely." - Tom4264717

  25. Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort

    Indian Wells, Calif. | Read reviews
    Director of Agronomy: Jonas Conlan
    What they're saying: "Players Course is wonderful manicured for December, fairways and greens in excellent shape, greens run true and fairly quick (not riduculous). The rough is dormant and yellow, fine by me." - TheoV

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