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Golf Courses in USA

Home to 45% of the worlds golf courses

Golf is a sport that has been played for centuries, and it’s rocketed in popularity across the US in the last 50 years. Today, America has almost 50% of all golf courses in the world. 


This page, golf in the USA, aims to explore some of America’s best golf courses from different regions – so you can find one that’s perfect for your skill level.

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Playing Golf in the United States

Where Can I Play Golf In the US?

Golf started in the USA back in the 18th century, and golf courses are found in almost every state. The first golf course in the US is Chicago Golf Club golf course. It opened for play in 1873 and was the first golf club established outside of Great Britain, where golf originated.

The game has now evolved into a much-loved pastime with over 14,000 golf courses across America.

The state that hosts the most golf courses in the US is Florida, with over 600 golf courses, including some of the best ones on earth like PGA National Resort & Spa, TPC Sawgrass, and Bay Hill Club & Lodge, to name a few!

California comes second with around 500 golf courses, from Pebble Beach Golf Links to Rancho Bernardo Country Club.

Texas third place holder at 400+ golf clubs, followed by New York (around 260), Michigan (250), and Minnesota, rounding up the top five states.

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The best golf courses in the US

If you are looking for some of the best golf courses in the US, then we have to start with Cypress Point in California followed by Pine Valley Golf Course in New Jersey.

New York has both the Shinnecock Hills and the National Golf Links of America golf courses, and Pinehurst Resort Golf Course is a magnificent choice in North Carolina.

The golf course at Augusta National in Georgia will make you feel like you are playing on the set of “Augusta National: Behind The Scenes” while the golf courses in Pebble Beach, California have been ranked as some of the best golf courses ever designed by architect Dr. Alister Mackenzie – so not surprising that they come highly recommended!

There are over 50 golf clubs throughout Minnesota to choose from including Mystic Dunes near Fergus Falls. 

If it’s time for your golf holiday then consider going somewhere with great weather such as Florida or Hawaii where there is plenty of sunshine all year round!

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Cypresss Point Golf Course

Top Course

Cypress Point

Consistently rated as one of the top 3 golf courses ever created by all major publications, Cypress Point offers natural beauty that is unmatched anywhere. 


The key to Mackenzie’s masterpiece is that he did not over power the natural terrain, he allowed the course to take shape organically.

Cypresss Point Golf Course

TOP USA Golf Courses