Golfers' Choice: Best of the U.S., Nos. 40-31

Stronger players will find a staunch test on the Indian Wells Golf Resort's Players Course, such as the winding 17th.

Golf Advisor is counting down the Top 50 U.S. golf courses based on golfer reviews in 2019. To view the start of the list as well as how the courses were determined, click here.

Lake Jackson, Texas
Architect: Jeff Brauer
Green fees: $61-71
What they're saying: "This course is a gem. Great layout, nice big greens, which roll very consistent and the scenery is fantastic. You truly are in the wilderness." - swesson39

Burkesville, Ky.
Architect: Brian Ault
Green fees: $43
What they're saying: "Sometimes we take are RV to the RV park located very close to the Golf Course and play 2 to 3 times while we are Camping. The course has always been well maintained and is Challenging with some beautiful scenic holes, always see a deer or two and most of the times, turkey." - raymond48

Rockford, Ill.
Architect: Dick Nugent, Bob Lohmann
Green fee: $49-69
What they're saying: "Perfect conditions, walkable if you wish. Has water and a lot of sand (I felt like Lawrence of Arabia) ... They have the best practice center I have ever seen. You could easily spend a full day here." - grumpy12

Williams, Ariz.
Architect: Gary Panks
Green fees: $49-59
What they're saying: "Carved out of the big trees west of Flagstaff, this is a wonderful course. A nice mix of easier and harder holes and it is in fine condition ... Don't miss the 650-year-old Juniper on #17." - 98azelda

Mountain Top, Pa.
*27 holes
Architect: Brian Ault, Dan Schlegel
Green fee: $39-48
What they're saying: "Walked the blue course and had a wonderful time. Course was in great shape in the late fall and I loved the layout through the woods and up and down the mountain." - jeremym19

Destin, Fla.
Architects: Gene Bates, Bob Cupp, Fred Couples
Green fee: $99-145
What they're saying: "Course was in great shape, staff and amenities were exceptional. Greens were rolling true and fairways were well manicured. Enjoy the chilled apples on #10." - bentarr97

Architect: Pete Dye
Green fee: $99-169
What they're saying: "The layout is solid and provided a decent challenge from the yellow markers while the GPS was handy to have and getting a flat lie is a gift so use it well. The setup for the day was done well with both tucked and very gettable pins." - golfsuLLy, Nevada Local Golf Advisor

Grand Geneva guests relax in Adirondack chairs overlooking the 18th hole of The Brute.

Lake Geneva, Wisc.
Architect: Robert B. Harris
Green fee: $90-112
What they're saying: "Great golf challenge: tilted fairways, hidden greens, uphill lies, sloping putts, it gives you everything you want in a brutish golf course. Fun to play, tough to score. Enjoy!" - DRJCW

Wisconsin Dells, Wisc.
Architects: Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry
Green fee: $85-95
What they're saying: "Wild Rock has some of the most beautiful scenes I’ve ever encountered in the Midwest. The greens were gorgeous though the designer must have had a streak of sadism: not a flat putt on the entire course (except for the practice green). Next time I’m in the Dells, I’ll be sure to play here twice." - kbrewner

Marshall, Mich.
Architect: Bill Newcomb
Green fee: $40-65
What they're saying: "An outstanding course near Marshall that has the best GPS on the golf cart I have ever seen. Course is in great shape from tee to green. Great par 3’s and layout in general is interesting and challenging." - rathke, Arizona Local Golf Advisor

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Golfers' Choice: Best of the U.S., Nos. 40-31