Golf courses

The 100 Best GOLF Courses You Can Play

For the first time, our ranking of the best public access courses ventured outside of the United States to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. Expanding our reach means, for starters, that you can find courses in perfect condition at any time of the year. The latest Top 100 courses you can play also come closer than ever to the character of our US Top 100 rankings. They are just the highest quality courses from start to finish. In fact, 21 You Can Plays are also on our US list and three internationals are on our Global Top 100. There have never been better public golf options in North America than right now.

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Top 100 courses you can play sorted by state

Top 100 courses you can play sorted by region: North East | South East | Midwest | West | Canada | Caribbean/Mexico/Bermuda

Images in the rotating gallery above, from first to last, by Troy Klongerbo (Prairie Club, Dunes, ranked n°22), Evan Schiller (Pacific Dunes, No. 3), Brian Oar (Chambers Bay, No. 37) and Kevin Walters (Streamsong Blue, No. 27).

Course descriptions below by Hayes Jackson, Tom Mackins, Ran Morrissett and Josh Sens.

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