Golf Digest’s 2019 Greatest Public Courses
For the ultimate golf bucket list, Golf Digest brought together a panel of nearly 1,000 low-handicap golfers to play public courses across America and identify the top 100 public golf destinations in the country. Here are the top 5:
PEBBLE BEACH | 6,828 YARDS | PAR 72
Perched above the Pacific surf, this California course has been #1 since 2003.
PACIFIC DUNES | 6,633 YARDS | PAR 71
Marvelous Pacific Ocean frontage puts this Bandon, OR course second on the list.
WHISTLING STRAITS | 7,790 YARDS | PAR 72
An abandoned army air base in Lake Michigan became the third best public course.
THE OCEAN COURSE | 7,356 YARDS | PAR 72
The Kiawah Island, SCcourse rolls along nearly three miles of stunning ocean coastline.
SHADOW CREEK | 7,560 YARDS | PAR 72
This North Las Vegas course started out as a private course, and is now open to the public.