Across the country, golf courses are laid out like strips of paradise, meticulously manicured for their clientele. The top courses in the country naturally cost a hefty sum to play, but for most golfers, the price is more than worth the chance to play 18 holes.
In the conversation about the nation's best golf courses, talk typically centers around the classics like Augusta National or Pebble Beach. But there are so many other courses the casual fan is unaware of that fill out any reputable ranking.
With this in mind, WanderBat, a travel data site powered by Graphiq, ranked the top 50 golf courses in America. To do this, we turned to experts at Golf Digest and Golf.com to guide our selections, then included data on all 50 courses to help give a more complete picture on what makes each so great.
With 11 courses, New York is the most represented state, followed by California with seven. We'll start at No. 50 and count down until we reach the best golf course in the country.
Note: In the event of ties, the course with the most yardage was ranked ahead.