35 Nicklaus Design courses make Golf Magazine’s “Best Courses Near You” list

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The Club at Pronghorn, Bend, Oregon

Naming anywhere between five and 30 golf courses in each state, GOLF Magazine’s latest “Best Courses Near You” list recognizes 35 Nicklaus Design courses in its state-by-state guide. Nicklaus Design layouts in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin were named on the list, published in the September issue.

Of the 35 courses recognized, 10 were named to their state’s top-5, and another 10 made their state’s top-10. Nicklaus Design currently has golf courses open for play in 39 states. Below is the full list of Nicklaus Design courses (and their ranking) to make the Best Courses Near You list.

 

Arizona:

10. Dove Mountain (Saguaro/Tortolita), Marana

23. La Paloma (Ridge/Canyon), Tucson

27. GC at Estrella, Goodyear

 

California:

24. Old Greenwood, Truckee

 

Colorado:

9. Breckenridge (Beaver/Bear), Breckenridge

14. Cougar Canyon, Trinidad

 

Delaware:

2. Bayside, Selbyville

 

Florida:

7. Hammock Beach Resort (Ocean), Palm Coasta

9. PGA National (Champion), Palm Beach Gardens

13. Grand Cypress (New), Orlando

20. Old Corkscrew, Estero

21. North Palm Beach CC, North Palm Beach

 

Georgia:

2. Reynolds Plantation (Great Waters), Greensboro

13. Bear’s Best Atlanta, Suwanee

15. Achasta, Dahlonega

 

Hawaii:

4. Manele Golf Club, Lana’i

7. Four Seasons Hualalai (Nicklaus), Big Island

8. Kauai Lagoons, Kauai

 

Maryland

9. Rocky Gap, Cumberland

 

Massachusetts

8. Pinehills (Nicklaus), Plymouth

 

Michigan

12. Harbor Shores, Benton Harbor

16. Grand Traverse Resort (The Bear), Acme

 

Montana

2. Old Works, Anaconda

 

Nevada

5. Coyote Springs, Coyote Springs

11. Bear’s Best Las Vegas, Las Vegas

 

New York

19. Mansion Ridge, Monroe

 

Oregon

5. The Club at Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend

 

Pennsylvania

12. Great Bear, East Stroudsburg

 

South Carolina

2. Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island

5. May River at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton

19. Pawleys Plantation, Pawleys Island

 

Tennessee

5. Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain, Crossville

 

Virginia

6. Bay Creek (Nicklaus), Cape Charles

 

West Virginia

2. The Greenbrier (Greenbrier), White Sulphur Springs

 

Wisconsin

8. The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, Sheboygan Falls