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Something Different – August 2019

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.

[Source: https://www.golfdigest.com/gallery/americas-100-greatest-public-courses-ranking