2008 Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play

State-by-State 2008
Public-access courses
Includes daily-fee and resort

Editor’s note: The number of courses per state varies based on course supply, population and level of play.
(m) – modern course; (c) – classic course; * – new to list

Alabama
1. Limestone Springs, Oneonta (m)
2. Farm Links at Pursell Farms, Sylacagua (m)
3. Kiva Dunes, Gulf Shores (m)
4. Ross Bridge, Hoover (m)*
5. Grand National (Lake), Opelika (m)

Alaska
1. Moose Run (Creek), Fort Richardson (m)
2. Eagle Glen, Elmendorf Air Force Base (m)
3. Settler’s Bay, Wasilla (m)
4. Anchorage GC, Anchorage (m)
5. Moose Run (Moose), Fort Richardson (c)

Arizona
1. We-Ko-Pa (Saguaro), Fountain Hills (No. 67 m)
2. We-Ko-Pa (Cholla), Fountain Hills (m)
3. Troon North (Monument), Scottsdale (m)
4. Talking Stick (North), Scottsdale (m)
5. Boulders Resort (North), Carefree (m)
6. Ventana Canyon (Mountain), Tucson (m)
7. Golf Club at Estrella, Phoenix (m)
8. Laughlin Ranch, Bullhead City (m)
9. SunRidge Canyon, Fountain Hills (m)
10. Grayhawk (Raptor), Scottsdale (m)
11. Boulders Resort (South), Carefree (m)
12. TPC Scottsdale (Stadium), Scottsdale (m)
13. Troon North (Pinnacle), Scottsdale (m)
14. Wigwam (Gold), Litchfield Park (m)
15. Arizona National, Tucson (m)*
16. Talking Stick (South), Scottsdale (m)
17. Grayhawk (Talon), Scottsdale (m)
18. Ventana Canyon (Canyon), Tucson (m)
19. Apache Stronghold, Globe (m)
20. Whirlwind (Cattail), Chandler (m)*

Arkansas
1. Hot Springs CC (Arlington), Hot Springs (c)
2. Thunder Bayou, Blytheville (m)
3. Hot Springs CC (Majestic), Hot Springs (c)
4. Mountain Ranch CC, Fairfield Bay (m)
5. Prairie Creek CC, Rogers (m)

California
1. Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach (No. 4 c)
2. Spyglass Hill, Pebble Beach (No. 16 m)
3. Pasatiempo, Santa Cruz (No. 31 c)
4. Rustic Canyon, Moorpark (No. 99 m)
5. Barona Creek, Lakeside (m)
6. PGA West (Stadium), La Quinta (m)
7. The Classic Club, Palm Desert (m)*
8. Saddle Creek, Copperopolis (m)
9. CordeValle, San Martin (m)
10. Darkhorse, Auburn (m)
11. Whitehawk Ranch GC, Clio (m)
12. Torrey Pines (South), San Diego (c)
13. Links at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach (m)
14. Coyote Moon, Truckee (m)
15. Indian Wells GR (Celebrity), Indian Wells (m)*
16. Pelican Hill GC (Ocean South), Newport Coast (m)
17. La Quinta Hotel (Mountain), La Quinta (m)
18. Trump National, Rancho Palos Verdes (m)
19. Harding Park, San Francisco (c)
20. Indian Wells GR (Players), Indian Wells (m)*

Colorado
1. Lakota Canyon Ranch, New Castle (m)
2. Red Sky (Fazio), Wolcott (m)
3. Red Sky (Norman), Wolcott (m)
4. Redlands Mesa, Grand Junction (m)
5. Raven GC at Three Peaks, Silverthorne (m)
6. Broadmoor CC (East), Colorado Springs (c)
7. Fossil Trace, Golden (m)
8. Golf Club at Bear Dance, Larkspur (m)
9. Haymaker GC, Steamboat Springs (m)
10. The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock (m)

Connecticut
1. Lake of Isles (North), North Stonington (m)
2. Wintonbury Hills, Bloomfield (m)
3. Fox Hopyard, East Haddam (m)
4. Great River, Milford (m)
5. Oxford Greens, Oxford (m)

Delaware
1. Bayside, Fenwick Island (m)
2. Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club, Newark (c)*
3. Back Creek, Middletown (m)
4. White Clay Creek, Newark (m)*
5. Baywood Greens, Long Neck (m)

Florida
1. TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium), Ponte Vedra Beach (No. 12 m)
2. World Woods (Pine Barrens), Brooksville (No. 30 m)
3. Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club, Orlando (m)
4. World Woods (Rolling Oaks), Brooksville (m)
5. Ocean Course at Ginn’s Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast (m)
6. Camp Creek, Panama City (m)
7. Victoria Hills, DeLand (m)
8. Southern Dunes GC, Haines City (m)
9. Ponte Vedra Beach Resort (Ocean Course), Ponte Vedra Beach (c)*
10. North Palm Beach CC, North Palm Beach, Fla. (m)*
11. Reunion Resort (Independence), Davenport (m)
12. Innisbrook (Copperhead), Tarpon Springs (m)
13. Golf Club at North Hampton, Fernandina Beach (m)
14. Doral Resort & Spa (Blue), Miami (m)
15. PGA National (Champion), Palm Beach Gardens (m)
16. Naples Grande GC, Naples (m)*
17. Lake Jovita (South), Dade City (m)
18. Golf Club at Bridgewater, Lakeland (m)*
19. Reunion Resort (Legacy), Davenport (m)
20. Sandestin Resort (Burnt Pine), Destin (m)

Georgia
1. Golf Club at Cuscowilla, Eatonton (No. 39 m)
2. Sea Island GC (Seaside), St. Simons Island (No. 82 m)
3. Club at Savannah Harbor, Savannah (m)*
4. Long Shadow, Madison (m)*
5. Reynolds Plantation (Great Waters), Greensboro (m)
6. Reynolds Plantation (Oconee), Greensboro (m)
7. Reynolds Plantation (National), Greensboro (m)
8. Barnsley Gardens Resort (The General), Adairsville (m)
9. Legends Club at Chateau Elan, Braselton (m)
10. Sea Island GC (Plantation), St. Simons Island (c)

Hawaii
1. Kapalua (Plantation), Maui (No. 62 m)
2. Princeville (Prince), Kauai (No. 85 m)
3. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel GC, Kamuela (m)
4. Challenge at Manele Bay, Lanai (m)
5. Poipu Bay Golf Course, Kauai (m)
6. Kauai Lagoons GC (Kiele), Kauai (m)
7. Puakea, Kauai (m)*
8. Koolau, Oahu (m)
9. Dunes at Maui Lani, Maui (m)
10. Makena (South), Maui (m)
11. Makena (North), Maui (m)
12. Maua Lani (North), Kona (m)
13. Experience at Koele, Lanai (m)
14. Wailea (Gold), Maui (m)
15. Waikoloa (King’s), Waikoloa (m)

Idaho
1. Osprey Meadows, Tamarack (m)*
2. Circling Raven, Worley (m)
3. Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene (m)
4. Sun Valley GC, Sun Valley, (c)
5. Falcon Crest, Kuna (m)

Illinois
1. Cog Hill (No. 4–Dubsdread), Lemont (m)
2. Glen Club, Glenview (m)
3. Eagle Ridge (The General), Galena (m)
4. Weaver Ridge, Peoria (m)
5. TPC at Deere Run, Silvis (m)
6. Thunderhawk, Beach Park (m)
7. Pine Meadow, Mundelein (m)
8. Cantigny, Wheaton (m)
9. Stonewall Orchard, Grays Lake (m)*
10. Harborside International GC (Port), Chicago (m)

Indiana
1. Prairie View, Carmel (m)
2. Warren GC at Notre Dame, South Bend (m)
3. Harrison Hills, Attica (c)
4. Fort GC, Indianapolis (m)
5. Purgatory, Noblesville (m)
6. Bear Slide, Cicero (m)
7. Brickyard Crossing, Speedway (m)
8. Trophy Club, Lebanon (m)
9. Otter Creek, Columbus (m)
10. French Lick Springs Resort (Ross), French Lick (c)*

Iowa
1. Harvester, Ames (No. 58 m)
2. Legacy, Norwalk (m)*
3. Spirit Hollow, Burlington (m)
4. Amana Colonies, Amana (m)
5. Veenker Memorial GC, Ames (c)

Kansas
1. Colbert Hills, Manhattan (m)
2. Sand Creek Station, Newton (m)
3. Buffalo Dunes, Garden City (m)
4. Prairie Highlands, Olathe (m)
5. Auburn Hills, Wichita (m)*

Kentucky
1. Cherry Blossom, Georgetown (m)
2. Kearney Hills, Lexington (m)
3. Lassing Pointe, Union (m)
4. Old Silo, Mount Sterling (m)
5. Wasioto Winds, Pineville (m)

Louisiana
1. Atchafalaya GC at Idlewild, Patterson (m)
2. Bluffs Country Club & Resort, St. Francisville (m)
3. Carter Plantation, Springfield (m)
4. Gray Plantation, Lake Charles (m)
5. TPC of Louisiana at Fairfield, Avondale (m)

Maine
1. Sunday River, Newry (m)
2. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley (m)
3. Ledges, York (m)
4. Belgrade Lakes GC, Belgrade Lakes (m)
5. Kebo Valley, Bar Harbor (c)

Maryland
1. Bulle Rock GC, Havre de Grace (m)
2. Beechtree, Aberdeen (m)
3. Links at Lighthouse Sound, Ocean City (m)
4. Whiskey Creek, Urbana (m)
5. Greystone, White Hall (m)
6. Hyatt Chesapeake Bay (River Marsh), Cambridge (m)
7. Musket Ridge, Myerville (m)
8. Worthington Manor, Urbana (m)
9. Rum Pointe (Seaside Golf Links), Berlin (m)
10. Maryland National, Middletown (m)

Massachusetts
1. Crumpin-Fox Club, Bernardston (m)
2. Cape Cod National, Brewster (m)
3. Pinehills (Nicklaus), Plymouth (m)
4. Red Tail, Devens (m)
5. Waverly Oaks, Plymouth (m)
6. Farm’s Neck, Martha’s Vineyard (m)
7. Pinehills (Rees Jones), Plymouth (m)
8. George Wright Municipal, Boston (c)
9. Blackstone National, Sutton (m)
10. The Ranch GC, Southwick (m)

Michigan
1. Arcadia Bluffs, Arcadia (No. 38 m)
2. Forest Dunes, Roscommon (No. 84 m)
3. Greywalls, Marquette (m)
4. Bay Harbor (Links/Quarry), Harbor Springs (m)
5. Tullymore, Stanwood (m)
6. Treetops North (Smith), Gaylord (m)
7. Angels Crossing, Vicksburg (m)
8. Lakewood Shores Resort (Gailes), Oscoda (m)
9. Wilderness Valley GC (Black Forest), Gaylord (m)
10. Eagle Eye GC at Hawk Hollow, East Lansing (m)*
11. Black Lake, Onaway (m)
12. High Pointe, Traverse City (m)
13. Treetops North (Fazio), Gaylord (m)
14. Boyne Highlands (Heather), Harbor Springs (m)
15. Pilgrims Run, Grand Rapids (m)

Minnesota
1. Giant’s Ridge (Quarry), Biwabik (m)
2. Deacon’s Lodge, Brainerd (m)
3. Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Tower (m)
4. StoneRidge, St. Paul (m)
5. Dacotah Ridge, Morton (m)
6. Legends Club, Prior Lake (m)
7. Classic at Madden’s Lake, Brainerd (m)
8. The Wilds, Prior Lake (m)
9. The Preserve at Grand View Lodge, Brainerd (m)*
10. Chaska Town Course, Chaska (m)

Mississippi
1. Fallen Oak, Saucier (m)*
2. Grand Bear, Saucier (m)
3. Dancing Rabbit (Azaleas), Philadelphia (m)
4. Shell Landing, Gautier (m)
5. Dancing Rabbit (Oaks), Philadelphia (m)

Missouri
1. Branson Creek, Branson (m)
2. Shoal Creek, Kansas City (m)
3. Winghaven, O’Fallon (m)
4. Old Kinderhook, Camdenton (m)
5. Lodge of Four Seasons GC, Lake Ozark (m)

Montana
1. Canyon River, Missoula (m)*
2. Old Works, Anaconda (m)
3. Whitefish Lake (South), Whitefish (m)
4. Big Mountain, Kalispell (m)
5. Eagle Bend, Bigfork (m)

Nebraska
1. Wild Horse, Gothenburg (No. 25 m)
2. Bayside, Lake McConaughy (m)
3. Quarry Oaks, Ashland (m)
4. ArborLinks, Nebraska City (m)
5. Wilderness Ridge, Lincoln (m)

Nevada
1. Shadow Creek GC, North Las Vegas (No. 9 m)
2. Cascata, Boulder City (No. 90 m)
3. Wolf Creek, Mesquite (m)
4. Reflection Bay at Lake Las Vegas, Henderson (m)
5. Edgewood Tahoe, Tahoe (m)
6. Bear’s Best, Las Vegas (m)
7. The Falls at Lake Las Vegas, Henderson (m)
8. Incline Village CC (Championship), Incline Village (m)*
9. Paiute (The Wolf), Las Vegas (m)
10. Oasis (Palmer), Mesquite (m)
11. Rio Secco, Henderson (m)
12. Wynn GC, Las Vegas (m)
13. Paiute (Snow Mountain), Las Vegas (m)
14. Boulder Creek, Boulder City (m)
15. TPC Las Vegas, Las Vegas (m)

New Hampshire
1. Portsmouth G&CC, Portsmouth (c)
2. Breakfast Hill, Greenland (m)
3. Balsams Resort & GC (Panorama), Dixville Notch (c)
4. Mount Washington, Bretton Woods (c)
5. Owl’s Nest, Campton (m)

New Jersey
1. Atlantic City CC, Northfield (c)
2. Ballyowen, Hardyston (m)
3. Twisted Dune, Egg Harbor Township (m)
4. Sand Barrens, Swainton (m)
5. Pine Hill GC, Pine Hill (m)
6. Royce Brook (East), Somerville (m)
7. Scotland Run, Monroe Township (m)
8. Neshanic Valley, Neshanic Station (m)
9. Architects GC, Lopatcong (m)*
10. Shore Gate GC, Ocean View (m)
11. Seaview (Bay), Absecon (c)
12. Wild Turkey GC at Crystal Springs Resort, Hardyston (m)
13. Hominy Hill, Colts Neck (m)
14. RiverWinds, Thorofare (m)*
15. Vineyards at Renault Winery, Egg Harbor Township (m)

New Mexico
1. Paa-Ko Ridge, Sandia Park (No. 43 m)
2. Black Mesa, La Mesilla (No. 73 m)
3. Piñon Hills GC, Farmington (m)
4. Twin Warriors, Santa Ana Pueblo (m)
5. University of New Mexico (South), Albuquerque (m)
6. Sandia GC, Albuquerque (m)
7. Sonoma Ranch, Las Cruces (m)*
8. Taos GC, Taos (m)
9. Pueblo de Cochiti GC, Cochiti (m)
10. Inn of the Mountain Gods, Mescalero (m)

New York
1. Bethpage State Park (Black), Farmingdale (No. 22 c)
2 Bethpage State Park (Red), Farmingdale (c)
3. Links at Hiawatha Landing, Apalachin (m)
4. Saratoga National, Saratoga (m)
5. Atunyote, Verona (m)
6. Leatherstocking, Cooperstown (c)
7. Shenandoah, Verona (m)
8. Sagamore, Bolton Landing (c)
9. Kaluhyat, Verona (m)
10. Montauk Downs State Park, Montauk Point (m)

North Carolina
1. Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst (No. 11 c)
2. Pine Needles, Southern Pines (No. 67 c)
3. Linville GC, Linville (c)
4. Leopard’s Chase, Sunset Beach (m)
5. Mid Pines, Southern Pines (m)
6. Tobacco Road, Sanford (m)
7. Pinehurst No. 4, Pinehurst (m)
8. Pinehurst No. 8, Pinehurst (m)
9. Grove Park Inn, Asheville (c)
10. River's Edge, Shallotte (m)

North Dakota
1. Links of North Dakota at Red Mike Resort, Williston (No. 79 m)
2. Hawktree, Bismarck (No. 89 m)
3. Bully Pulpit, Medora (m)
4. Souris Valley GC, Minot (m)*
5. Riverwood, Bismarck (m)*

Ohio
1. Longaberger, Nashport (m)
2. Shaker Run, Lebanon (m)
3. Stonelick Hills, Batavia (m)
4. Boulder Creek, Streetsboro (m)
5. Avalon G&CC (Avalon Lakes), Warren (m)
6. StoneWater, Cleveland (m)
7. Cook’s Creek, Columbus (m)
8. Black Diamond, Millersburg (m)*
9. Aston Oaks, North Bend (m)
10. Rattlesnake Ridge, Sunbury (m)*

Oklahoma
1. Karsten Creek GC, Stillwater (No. 42 m)
2. Chickasaw Pointe, Kingston (m)
3. University of Oklahoma GC, Norman (c)
4. Forest Ridge GC, Broken Arrow (m)
5. Cherokee Hills GC, Tulsa (c)*

Oregon
1. Pacific Dunes, Bandon (No. 2 m)
2. Bandon Dunes, Bandon (No. 6 m)
3. Bandon Trails, Bandon (No. 21 m)
4. Crosswater, Sunriver (No. 92 m)
5. Pumpkin Ridge GC (Ghost Creek), Cornelius (m)
6. Running Y Ranch, Klamath Falls (m)
7. Bandon Crossing, Bandon (m)*
8. Eagle Point, Medford (m)
9. Tokatee, Blue River (m)
10. Reserve Vineyards and CC (Fought Course), Aloha (m)

Pennsylvania
1. Nemacolin Woodlands (Mystic Rock), Farmington (m)
2. GC at Glen Mills, Glen Mills (m)
3. Olde Stonewall, Ellwood City (m)
4. Bedford Springs Old Course, Bedford (c)*
5. Inniscrone, Avondale (m)*
6. Hershey CC (West), Hershey (c)
7. Lederach, Harleysville (m)
8. Hershey Links, Hummelstown (m)
9. Club at Morgan Hill, Easton (m)
10. Raven’s Claw, Limerick (m)

Rhode Island
1. Newport National, Newport (m)
2. Triggs Memorial GC, North Providence (c)
3. Montaup CC, Portsmouth (c)
4. Winnapaug G&CC, Westerly (c)
5. Exeter GC, Exeter (m)

South Carolina
1. Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, Kiawah Island (No. 20 m)
2. Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island (No. 33 m)
3. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Pawleys Island (No. 100 m)
4. Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach (No. 94 c)
5. May River Course at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton (m)
6. Tidewater GC, North Myrtle Beach (m)
7. True Blue, Pawleys Island (m)
8. TPC at Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet (m)
9. Wild Dunes (Links), Isle of Palms (m)
10. Barefoot Landing (Love), North Myrtle Beach (m)

South Dakota
1. The Golf Club at Red Rock, Rapid City (m)
2. Hart Ranch GC, Rapid City (m)
3. Prairie Green, Sioux Falls (m)
4. Southern Hills, Hot Springs (m)
5. Hillcrest, Yankton (m)

Tennessee
1. Bear Trace (Ross Creek), Clifton (m)
2. Gaylord Springs Golf Links, Nashville (m)
3. Vanderbilt Legends Club (Roper’s Knob), Franklin (m)
4. Bear Trace (Harrison Bay), Harrison Bay (m)
5. Hermitage (President’s Reserve), Old Hickory (m)

Texas
1. Crown Colony, Lufkin (No. 93 m)
2. Barton Creek (Fazio Canyons), Austin (m)
3. Pine Dunes Resort & GC, Frankston (m)
4. Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Lubbock (m)
5. Tour 18 Dallas, Flower Mound (m)*
6. Wolfdancer, Austin (m)*
8. Barton Creek (Fazio Foothills), Austin (m)
9. Waterwood National, Huntsville (m)
10. Memorial Park, Houston (c)
11. Texas Star, Euless (m)
12. The Bandit, New Braunfels (m)
13. Delaware Springs, Burnet (m)*
14. TPC at Las Colinas, Irving (m)
15. River Crossing, Spring Branch (m)

Utah
1. Thanksgiving Point, Lehi (m)
2. Coral Canyon, St. George (m)
3. Soldier Hollow (Gold), Midway (m)*
4. Hideout, Monticello (m)
5. Sunbrook (Pointe/Woodbridge), St. George (m)

Vermont
1. Okemo Valley GC, Ludlow (m)
2. Gleneagles at The Equinox, Manchester (c)
3. Green Mountain National, Killington (m)
4. Rutland CC, Rutland (c)
5. Vermont National, Burlington (m)

Virginia
1. Homestead Resort (Cascades), Hot Springs (No. 45 c)
2. Highland Course at Primland, Meadows of Dan (m)*
3. Royal New Kent, Providence Forge (m)
4. Golden Horseshoe (Gold), Williamsburg (m)
5. Riverfront GC at Harbor View, Suffolk (m)
6. Mattaponi Springs, Ruther Glen (m)
7. Homestead Resort (Lower Cascades), Hot Springs (c)
8. Kingsmill (River), Williamsburg (m)
9. Laurel Hill, Lorton (m)*
10. Bay Creek GC (Nicklaus) Cape Charles (m)*

Washington
1. Chambers Bay, University Place (No. 17 m)*
2. Home Course, Dupont (m)*
3. Olympic Course at Gold Mountain, Bremerton (m)
4. Trophy Lake Golf & Casting, Port Orchard (m)
5. Semiahmoo, Blaine (m)
6. Suncadia (Prospector), Roslyn (m)
7. Port Ludlow Resort (Tide/Timber), Port Ludlow (m)
8. Indian Canyon, Spokane (c)*
9. Desert Canyon, Oreland (m)
10. Washington National, Auburn (m)

West Virginia
1. Stonewall Resort, Roanoke (m)
2. Raven Course at Snowshoe Mountain, Snowshoe (m)
3. Glade Spring Resort (Stonehaven), Beckley (m)
4. Greenbrier GC (Old White), White Sulphur Springs (c)
5. Greenbrier GC (Greenbrier), White Sulphur Springs (c)

Wisconsin
1. Whistling Straits (Straits), Mosel (No. 3 m)
2. Blackwolf Run (River), Kohler (No. 28 m)
3. Lawsonia (Links), Green Lake (No. 58 c)
4. Whistling Straits (Irish), Mosel (m)
5. Erin Hills, Hartford (m)
6. The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, Sheboygan Falls (m)
7. Blackwolf Run (Meadow Valleys), Kohler (m)
8. Big Fish, Hayward (m)
9. University Ridge GC, Verona (m)
10. Hawks Landing, Verona (m)*

Wyoming
1. The Powder Horn, Sheridan (No. 69 m)
2. Three Crowns Golf Club, Casper (m)
3. Bell Nob, Gillette (m)
4. Teton Pines, Jackson (m)
5. Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club, Jackson Hole (m)

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