15 of the greatest golf courses in the US

One of the coolest parts of playing golf is that no two golf courses are the same. Fundamentally, the game is identical: You swing the same clubs and you hit the same ball. But each game varies based on the course you’re playing.

From golf courses situated right next to a cliff to historic tracks that have hosted many major events, and to beautiful courses by an ocean, there truly are some astonishing golf courses to play across the U.S.

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Pacific Dunes

Pacific Dunes is a beautiful course by the ocean. It doesn’t feel like it was built but discovered. A lot of the formations and sandy bunker lines remain the same as they have for centuries.

Pebble Beach Golf Links

Over the years, Pebble Beach has been home to some of golf’s greatest events. When you consider the iconic holes, the rippling ocean wind and the rocky coves, it’s clear to see why.

Pinehurst No. 2

With rolling fairways, legendary inverted-saucer greens and tall Longleaf pines, this course is a must-see for golfers visiting North Carolina.

Oakmont Country Club

Regarded as the “oldest top-ranked golf course in the United States,” Oakmont remains perhaps one of the most difficult golf courses in the US.