Golfers' Choice 2023: Top U.S. Golf Courses (Nos. 11-25)

These 15 courses delivered consistently excellent golf experiences for thousands of discerning golfers in 2022.
There are several elevated tees at Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club, like this one on the dogleg-left, par-4 third.

Thousands of golfers like you submitted more than 315,000 golf course reviews on GolfPass in 2022. As we count down the top 50 overall golf courses, here are the ones that secured spots 11 through 25. They were oh-so-close to the top 10 and include both world-renowned bucket-list courses and some hidden gems you will want to add to your future travel plans.

To start from the beginning and learn about how we assembled this year's top-50 golf course ranking, click here for the top 10. | Click here for courses 26-50.

Speidel Golf Club at Oglebay Resort (Palmer), hole 15

11. Speidel Golf Club at Oglebay - Palmer Course
Wheeling, W.V.
Green fee: $79
What they're saying: "Great course. Great condition. Challenging fair layout. Would 100% recommend" - dwz105

12. Annbriar Golf Course
Waterloo, Ill.
$70
What they're saying: "This is my favorite course in the St. Louis metro area. I really love coming to this place because I know the staff will be friendly and welcoming. With an off-season rate of $47 - nothing comes close to Annbriar. Plus, it also has the best layout in the area too." - lcbgolf

13. Forest Glen Golf Club
Naples, Fla.
$120
What they're saying: "I haven't played at FG since the Pandemic. Nothing has changed. Everything about this CC is excellent. Staff is friendly, course conditions are impeccable, and I even scored an incredible Hot Deal. To golf at this perfect course for under $30 is an incredible value. Don't ever pass up the opportunity to play here. Forest Glen is one of the finest golf clubs in Naples -- and that is saying a lot!" - AlexanderGR8T

The St. Ives Golf Club is one of two beautiful courses at Tullymore Golf Resort in Stanwood, Mich.

14. St. Ives Golf Club
Stanwood, Mich.
$130
What they're saying: "St. Ives offers a unique experience with a course carved through the Michigan woods, trees lining nearly all the first 13 holes. Then a bit of marshland golf for variety. Greens are elevated but reasonably flat, so putting is not too difficult. I suggest drinks and dinner afterward at their fine bar and outdoor dining area. Deer will join your view over the driving range and putting green." - georgedick
15. Forest Oaks Country Club
Greensboro, N.C.
Green fee: $52
What they're saying: "Every visit I make to Forest Oaks makes me and my game better. The atmosphere, conditions and layout will bring out the best in your game no matter if you play once a week or once a month. Fantastic greens and tee boxes along with well groomed fairways. Always a great experience. Thank you." - Geno7176732

16. Old Channel Trail Golf Course
Montague, Mich.
$44
What they're saying: "Played recently. The course was in great shape. Completed the round in 3.5 hours. Highly recommend Old Channel!" - Wgeckert

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17. Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Truckee, Calif.
$140
What they're saying: "1st hole is #1 handicap so be prepared. Lots of blind shots. Will be easier next time. Very enjoyable day." - radar5585

18. Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club
Wickenburg, Ariz.
$250
What they're saying: "I chose a great day to play at WR. Staffs are friendly throughout. The 3 ladies at the club house were very cheerfully checking me in. The starter was very helpful explaining the course layout and conditions. And yes, beside hole 17 (just finished aeration) the course was in perfect condition. Greens were fast but roll truly. I enjoyed playing all 18 holes, especially the par 3s. Will love to come back and play again before it becomes a private club." - az85249

19. Heritage Palms Golf Club
Indio, Calif.
$145
What they're saying: "Course conditions were excellent. The greens and fairways are in perfect shape. Lots of room off the tee but approach shots are tricky with bunkering and greens with lots of slope and subtle breaks. The driving range, pro shop and restaurant are up there with any high end golf resort. Will definitely play again." - jimxfield

20. Golden Oaks Golf Club
Fleetwood, Pa.
$68
What they're saying: "Drove an hour and a half to play the course and boy was it worth it! Everything about this course screams service from the time you pull up to the bag drop until you finish your round....great conditions, great layout, great pace of play and yes a ranger to insure pace of play! These guys do it right!" - corkie12

21. Big Cypress Golf Club - South Course
Lakeland, Fla.
$62
What they're saying: "We always enjoy playing Big Cypress. Even though there are a significant number of residents/members here, we have always felt welcome, unlike many other semi-private courses where the members see you as an intruder. The course overall was in excellent condition, which we have come to expect. We will continue to play here from time to time if tee times remain available." - thormoody

The Pacific Ocean meets the cliffs along the 16th hole at Poipu Bay Golf Course on Kauai.

22. Poipu Bay Golf Course
Koloa, Hawaii
$255
What they're saying: "Enjoyed a wonderful round of golf. Spectacular views, great course, and very friendly staff. Pace of play was ideal as well. 18 holes in 4 hours." - slangan

23. Pole Creek Golf Club
Tabernash, Col.
$111
What they're saying: "Pole Creek exceeded my expectations. From the beautiful flower garden in front of the clubhouse, to the beautiful fairways and outstanding greens the club exceeded my expectations. For a mountain course to be in this great shape and the greens holding well was a pleasant surprise. The salad served in the clubhouse would rival one of the best restaurants. I will be back to play again as soon as possible." - Tmprunk

24. University Ridge Golf Course
Verona, Wisc.
$95
What they're saying: "Course was immaculate! Went out as part of a foursome of average to above average players and found the course challenging but not intimidating. Pace of play was quick but not rushed and would HIGHLY recommend this course to anyone." - JBuch3

25. Laughlin Ranch Golf Club
Bullhead City, Ariz.
$125
What they're saying: "This course was super challenging and a little intimidating to the eye. Beautiful course and very well maintained. I can’t wait to play it again. Superior facility, awesome staff and a great time.. I wish this was my Groundhog Day like the movie!" - Thomas7217782

2 Comments
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University Ridge is SO WORTH the cost. Great course, great challenge, great test.

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Great to see that Forest Glen CC (Naples, FL) and astonished to see my review published along with it. Well done Forest Glen!

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