36 Nicklaus Design courses named to Golf Magazine’s Best Golf Courses You Can Play in Every State, 2016–17 Edition

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Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware, was ranked the No. 1 Best Golf Course You Can Play in the state.

Every two years, Golf Magazine puts together the best of the best when it comes to golf courses you can play. Sure, you can’t get on to Augusta National or Pine Valley, but you still have access to some of the best courses in the world. Some of these gems are closer to you than you think, too, and Golf Magazine makes it easy by breaking them down state by state.

Bayside in Delaware was ranked the No. 1 Best Golf Course You Can Play in the state. Thirteen others were ranked in their state’s top-five resort or public golf courses. Overall, 36 Nicklaus Design courses in 22 different states were ranked in the biennial list, published in August 2016.

A full list of Nicklaus Design layouts to make Golf Magazine’s list of The Best Golf Courses You Can Play in Every State, 2016–17, is included below. The number in parentheses next to each state indicates how many total courses were ranked in that state, while the number next to each golf course is that course’s specific ranking.

ARIZONA (16)
8. Dove Mountain (Saguaro/Tortolita), Marana

CALIFORNIA (30)
26. Old Greenwood, Truckee

COLORADO (15)
8. Breckenridge (Beaver/Bear), Breckenridge

DELAWARE (5)
1. Bayside, Selbyville

FLORIDA (30)
8. Hammock Beach Resort (Ocean), Palm Coast
9. PGA National (Champion), Palm Beach Gardens
12. Grand Cypress (New), Orlando
21. Old Corkscrew, Estero
22. North Palm Beach C.C., North Palm Beach
26. World Golf Village (King & Bear), St. Augustine

GEORGIA (15)
2. Reynolds Lake Oconee (Great Waters), Greensboro
12. Bear’s Best Atlanta, Suwanee
14. Achasta, Dahlonega

HAWAII (20)
3. Manele, Lanai
6. Four Seasons Hualalai (Nicklaus), Big Island

MARYLAND (10)
9. Rocky Gap, Cumberland

MASSACHUSETTS (10)
8. Pinehills (Nicklaus), Plymouth

MICHIGAN (20)
13. Harbor Shores, Benton Harbor
17. Grand Traverse Resort (The Bear), Acme

MISSISSIPPI (5)
3. Grand Bear, Saucier

MONTANA (5)
2. Old Works, Anaconda

NEVADA (15)
5. Coyote Springs, Coyote Springs
7. Reflection Bay, Henderson
12. Bear’s Best Las Vegas, Las Vegas

NEW HAMPSHIRE (5)
4. Owl’s Nest, Thornton

NEW YORK (20)
2. Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, Bronx

OREGON (15)
5. Pronghorn Resort (Nicklaus), Bend

PENNSYLVANIA (15)
13. Great Bear, East Stroudsburg

SOUTH CAROLINA (20)
2. Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island
5. May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton
18. Pawleys Plantation, Pawleys Island

TENNESSEE (5)
5. Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain, Crossville

VIRGINIA (15)
9. Bay Creek (Nicklaus), Cape Charles
10. Potomac Shores, Potomac Shores

WEST VIRGINIA (5)
2. The Greenbrier (Greenbrier), White Sulphur Springs

WISCONSIN (15)
10. The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, Sheboygan Falls