Golfers' Choice 2022: Top U.S. Military Courses

Civilians can have fun at these military facilities.
A view of the third hole at Cypress Lakes, a military course in Vacaville, Calif.

Not many golfers realize that they might have access to military courses wherever they live or when they're on vacation.

Access - or the protocol to get it - can be different from facility to facility, but if you do your homework and follow the rules to get on base, you can unlock a tee time at a military course.

Using data from GolfPass reviews in 2021, here's a list of 10 of the most accommodating and enjoyable military courses around the country.

  1. Naval Submarine Base, Ga.

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  2. Cypress, Calif.

    The "Tiger Tree" on the 6th at the Destroyer Course is a reminder of the legend's formative years bombing drives down the fairways.

  3. Millington, Tenn.

  4. Mayport, Fla.

  5. Randolph Air Force Base, Texas

    A view from Randolph Oaks Golf Course

  6. Vacaville, Calif.

  7. Great Lakes, Ill.

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Has the author ever visited any of these courses? Last time I golfed Fort Sam it was terrible. Including it on this list will only provide disincentive for the Army to improve the course. Randolph Oaks is okay but it doesn't belong on any top 10 lists either. I have golfed many military courses and it would be really, really easy to find two courses deserving to be on this list in the place of Fort Sam and Randolph AFB.

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Not sure who made this list, but besides the courses that Mark V. mentioned, what about most of the military courses in HI, FL & AZ?

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I will like to win
Good luck
Prabath,

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Stated it would be the Top 25, but only 10 courses are listed.

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I served over 32 years in the USAF and played a lot of military golf courses. Not sure how some of these courses made this list and others did not? However maybe it is a function of the ease of access for a civilian to play on the course without being sponsored. How do the courses at the following NOT make the list? Ft Belvoir VA? Andrews AFB MD and the granddaddy of them all, the two Eisenhower courses at the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs.

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