Golfers' Choice: Top 10 U.S. golf courses

The 474-yard, par-4 first hole of the Red course designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw at the Streamsong Resort.

We're counting down the Golfers' Choice Top 50 U.S. Courses according to our community of golf course reviewers in 2019. To view the full list as well as the methodology, click here.

Bath, Mich.
Architect: Chris Lutzke
Green fees: $65-95
What they're saying: ". A beautiful and scenic course, in pristine condition. Every hole has its own unique touch and challenge. You may think of 17, the island green as the signature hole, but I assure you there are multiple holes that could be considered signature." - hedgerc

Architect: Robert Von Hagge, Smelek & Baril
Green fees: $38-48
What they're saying: "Grey Hawk has become one of my favorites. Course conditions ranks at the top in the NE Ohio. Staff is very friendly and I actually had the pleasure of playing with one of the course designers." - jazzyt5r

A view from behind Aviara Golf Club's 11th green.

Carlsbad, Calif.
Architect: Arnold Palmer
Green fees: $175-265
What they're saying: "It's unconscionable to be that anyone would give this course less than a 5 star rating. The facility is spectacular. The landscaping around this course is colorful and very beautiful. The course itself is very challenging - the greens are especially tough. Each hole presents a different challenge ... Staff was very friendly. If I lived closer, I'd consider becoming a member here." - jdiamond7, California Local Golf Advisor

Sunrise at Rams Hill in Borrego Springs, a Tom Fazio design.

Borrego Springs, Calif.
Architect: Tom Fazio
Green fees: $115-130
What they're saying: "This course is simply incredible. I love smart, fun courses and that's the heart of Ram's Hill. The service, carts, clubhouse, etc. are all fantastic, but the course is the star of this show." - Ogle0437, Florida Local Golf Advisor

Plymouth, Mass.
Architect: Jack Nicklaus Jr.
Green fees: $105-125
What they're saying: "Starts at the bag drop ... then to be directed to the range for included driving/putting/chipping/sand practice ... then the course itself was just right ... Greens are quick and true...just full of class...even the men's locker room...will have to find time to enjoy it all the next time...well worth the trip from just about anywhere." - BostonBeans, Massachusetts Local Golf Advisor

Laconia, Ind.
Architect: Bill Bergin
Green fees: $59-79
What they're saying: "Chariot Run simply put is the finest course I have played in the state of Indiana and rivals the best courses I have ever played. The greens roll as true as anything i have ever played, the bunkers are in tip-top shape, and the layout is spectacular." - HoosierHacker89, Indiana Local Golf Advisor

Farmlinks is a unique and beautiful course in rural Alabama.

Sylacauga, Ala.
Architects: Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry
Green fees: $81-110
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

No. 6: Near Sacramento, Yocha Dehe was the top-rated course on Golf Advisor in 2015.

Brooks, Calif.
Architect: Brad Bell
Green fees: $99-129
What they're saying: "A Troon course in the middle of nowhere. I had heard a number of good things about this course, and knew I had to play here ... From the first tee, to the last green, this course is well laid out. And the views are spectacular. I would not hesitate to play this course when I am passing through the area in the future." -
dscharr

The sixth hole of the Old Course at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort winds through the woods.

Bedford, Pa.
Architects: A.W. Tillinghast, Donald Ross
Green fees: $179-199
What they're saying: "In 1923, Donald Ross put his hands on it. And this is why I came: to play an architectural gem. These classic elements are just not found in a public setting very often, and emphasize strategy over length." - BrandonWebb, Alabama Local Golf Advisor

The 181-yard, par-3 14th hole with the 474 yards par 4, with the 15th hole behind of the Red course designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw at the Streamsong Resort.

Fort Meade, Fla.
Architect: Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw
Green fees: $185-285| GolfPass members save
What they're saying: "I very much like and would recommend all three Streamsong courses, and I rank them: 1. Red, 2. Black, 3. Blue. The Red is one of the finest I have played. It is pitch perfect with its flow, setting, challenges, and variety. It feels like a great walk through a distinctively natural property with wonderful golf holes." - LICC, New York Local Golf Advisor

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