Riviera Country Club

    1. Riviera Country Club Course Review

    It is said that Ben Hogan, the golf player who won his first US Open at Riviera Country Club in 1948 described this place as a truly magnificent place and a wonderful golf course, and his feelings were echoed by all the golfers who had the opportunity and privilege to play here all these years. Indeed, the Riviera Country Club combines a definite Hollywood aura with Hogans heroic design and layout, making for this course to be a national golf treasure. To tell you the truth, it would be hard for anybody to find 127 acres of land more fascinating than South Californias Riviera Country Club, a place which boasts its compelling architecture, a celebrity heritage and a rich tournament lore, making for an authentic national treasure if there ever was one. The golf course was sculpted using the architects magic out of a dry river-bed and George Thomass brilliant design put together yawning hazards, the Rivieras spongy fairways and the towering eucalyptus groves into something resembling a sacred ground for players everywhere in the world.

    Robert Trent Jones Golf Club

    2. Robert Trent Jones Golf Club Course Review

    As per accolades, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club was ranked recently, in 2015, as number 65th on Golfweeks Top One Hundred Modern Courses and also ranked 2nd in Virginia by Golf Digests 2015-2016 Best in State list. Its worth mentioning that the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club hosted the 1994, 1996, 2000 and 2005 Presidents Cup and the 2015 Quicken Loans National Tour Event. Basically, this baby has them all: a great name, an awesome design and a lot of accolades in its very short career sort to speak. What to expect playing the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club? Well, this is a very exclusive golfing resort to begin with, located 1 hour west of the White House and its membership is composed of the whos who of the Washington DCs political scene. There are other national members as well, but you know what I mean. The course was designed and built specifically for hosting PGA Tour and other major golfing events and that says it all. The bunkering around the course is amazing and very attractive, creating lots of opportunities for golfers to analyze their game and the conditioning is impeccable all throughout the course, with exceptionally beautiful fairways and the truest greens in the universe.

    Rockaway Hunting Club

    3. Rockaway Hunting Club Course Review

    The aristocratic game of golf arrived at Rockaway Hunting Club just a few years later and a rudimentary 9 hole course was built in 1895, whilst a full 18 hole was ready to roll by 1900. The golf courses design makes for a long story, being signed by all the famous architects of that time, making for an architectural hybrid if there ever was one. To mention just a few names, theres Tom Bendelow, Devereux Emmet, A.W. Tillinghast, Perry Maxwell and many other famous names, all contributing to the courses design. The current routing was settled in the midst of the 20th century, however, the Rockaway Hunting Club continued to evolve. The most recent design-phase was completed recently in the form and shape of a comprehensive routing update, courtesy of golf architects Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner, transforming the Rockaway Hunting Club from a hidden gem to a must play in this life time or bust.

    Rocky River

    4. Rocky River Course Review

    The track by the track. Rocky River runs alongside the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and offers a plethora of amazing views. Rocky River is also home to the University of Charlotte Golf team, and they boast a very healthy practice facility equipped with two chipping greens and an indoor hitting bay. The golf course offers tee to green Bermuda, and a number of doglegs to capture any golfers eye. The practice facilities at Rocky River are second to none. Beginning with the immaculate driving range that holds around 60 people, and beautiful views of the Charlotte motor speedway. On a race day, you can actually hear into the stadium, which provides a quite unique atmosphere. Located on the back portion of the driving range is one of the best practice facilities in all of Charlotte. Whether you would like to work on your chipping and bunker play, or just knock a few putts around, you will be able to do it all here. If that was not enough for you, then you can move to the covered hitting area and have your swing analyzed from every different angle.

    Royal New Kent Golf Club

    5. Royal New Kent Golf Club Course Review

    Royal New Kent Golf Club received the title of being one of Americas Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses by the same GolfDigest, whilst in 2001 it was ranked as one of the top 3 courses in the state. The Royal New Kent features 7372 yards of golf from its longest tees and its built on a rugged and windswept landscape, thus earning the reputation of being the truest representation of an Irish links design in the United States. Thats because the terrain upon which the Royal New Kent Golf Club was built is reminiscent of the harsh Irish landscape, where you can still admire famous links-style golf courses, old school classics like the Ballybunion and the Royal County Down. The greens are well hidden behind grassy knolls, tall fescue grasses and hand-stacked rock walls. The large and beautifully contoured fairways sometimes require blind shots while the 72 par design of the Royal New Kent Golf Club features over one hundred and twenty bunkers, many of them lined with fescue grass and deep shadowed. The greens are huge and very fast and every hole offers multiple playing options.

    Sagamore Golf Club

    6. Sagamore Golf Club Course Review

    Being one of the first and finest golf resorts in the Midwest, the golf course at Sagamore Golf Club makes for an impressive statement with regard to the classic elements which are to be admired when it comes to an absolutely outstanding golf course, making for a lasting legacy to golf in the great state of Indiana. Considering the fact that its always important to have an excellent service and staff alongside a great club house and golf course for providing players with a superior golfing experience, the Sagamore Golf Club is totally dedicated to providing a hassle free and relaxing haven for its visitors, with special emphasis placed with regard to the clubs locker room service, dining service and why not, golf instruction. Bottom line, if you want to play your favorite game on a championship grade golf course designed by one of PGAs legends, namely Jack Nicklaus, the Sagamore Golf Club is the answer to your prayers!

    Sailfish Point Golf Club

    7. Sailfish Point Golf Club Course Review

    The layout of the Sailfish Point Golf Clubs golf course stretches along the river and the ocean and it was first completed way back in 1981. In 2007, the course suffered a massive restoration job under the close supervision of its original designer, i.e. Jack Nicklaus, and now each and every hole on the property boasts its own water-view, whether its a pond, the ocean or river, making for a truly unforgettable experience, especially if youre playing here for the first time. There are 5 tee boxes with every hole, thus allowing golfers at every skill level to have fun and appreciate a great round of golf and, of course, to enjoy the course at its fullest potential. Playing the Sailfish Point Golf Club is varied, challenging but always interesting and if you want to better your game, to learn the tricks of the trade sort to speak, youll be delighted to find out that there are 4 full time teaching professionals at the premises, which are ready to assist you at any time if thats what youre looking for. Keep in mind that what youll be dealing with here is a private resort, available just for its members and their guests.

    Salish Cliffs Golf Club

    8. Salish Cliffs Golf Club Course Review

    Truth be told, on a wonderful terrain like this, the end result was guaranteed to be sensational, and the architect (Gene Bates) really did a masterful job building an awesome golf course on a property owned by Washingtons Squaxin Island Tribe (they also own the course itself plus the adjacent Little Creek Casino). And if you were wondering about accolades, its worth noting that the golf course at Salish Cliffs Golf Club is consistently ranked high by prestigious golf magazines. For example, the Salish Cliffs is on a year-to-year basis ranked by GolfWeek Magazines Top 100 Resort Courses in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, also in its Top Ten Casino Courses, Best Courses You can Play in Washington (2013, 2014,2015) and, last but not least, Worlds First Salmon Safe Certified Golf Course by Stewardship Partners and Best New Courses (the same Golfweek Magazine). Bottom line, the Salish Cliffs Golf Club boasts an 18 hole championship grade course, with GPS enabled carts, a world class short game area/practice range area and golf instructions offered by PGA professionals.

    San Francisco Golf Club

    9. San Francisco Golf Club Course Review

    As per accolades, rest assured; the San Francisco Golf Club was ranked 33rd by the prestigious golf magazine Golf Digest as per its 2013-2014 Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses in America and also fifth in its home state. And if you know a thing or two about golf courses and California, you understand what that means. What to expect playing here, you asked? Well, the San Francisco Golf Club is maybe the most historic resort in all the West and playing here youll be experiencing the game how it was supposed to be played back in the day, at the roots of golf: no carts, with caddies and no yardage makers. As per design, the San Francisco Golf Club is a parkland course, making for one thing only: a pure golf experience, boasting its majestic Pine and Monterey Cypress trees line the course, together with other lush foliage that both challenges the player and beautifies the course. The course is extremely fair layout wise, with generous fairways and fast/true rolling greens, being enjoyable at every skill level.

    Sand Hills Golf Club

    10. Sand Hills Golf Club Course Review

    The golf course at Sand Hills is designed by a duo of architects, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Youll just have to see the land before even getting here and youll understand that youll be playing onto something really special folks. The terrain is rich in blow outs of sand and native washes while the sand dunes provide the ideal natural setting for building fairways, tees, greens and bunkers. Most of the holes at the Sand Hills are built using the classic, old fashioned way , as the area abounds in the three basic elements required in links golf: a firm turf, sand and wind. Its also worth mentioning that playing the Sand Hills sometimes feels like in a frontier outpost rather than a country club. Besides that, keep in mind that the golf course at Sand Hills is ranked 11th in the world (!) folks and it has the most impressive and biggest sand dunes Ive ever seen, making for an outstanding experience. Just get here and youll discover one of the few places left in the world where you can find true peace, whilst experiencing a range of emotions which will go from where am I? To this is surreal.