7447 Batiquitos Dr Carlsbad, CA 92011-4732 Phone: (760) 603-6900
Perennially rated as one of the top
courses in Southern California, Aviara is
known not only for its meticulous course
conditions, but for the gorgeous floral
landscaping that frames many holes. The
Arnold Palmer-designed layout starts out
at sea level and climbs towards the
adjacent Four Seasons Resort, and then
back down with some tempting holes, like
the Par-5 eighth, which is very reachable
for longer players, but not before having
second (and third) thoughts about the
boulders and water hazard that surround
the green. The 18th, with views of the
Batiquitos Lagoon, is one of the best
closers in Southern California.
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes
57744 Round Lake Rd Bandon, OR 97411-6360 Phone: (541) 347-4380 or (888) 345-6008
The sister course of Bandon Dunes on the Southern Oregon Coast, Pacific Dunes took the golfing scene by storm with its opening in 2001. In many critics' eyes, it has even surpassed the much-acclaimed Bandon Dunes course, and may be the only course in the U.S. that plays like the true "links" courses of Great Britain & Ireland (right down to the gorse-covered dunes). The cliffside holes like #4, #11 and #13 get most of the acclaim (and rightly so), but it is the unique and quirky features like the 6th green, the alternating 9th greens, the right-greenside bunker at #18, and the central fairway bunkering at #2-3 that really give Pacific Dunes its character.
Among the most outstanding resorts in Sandhill area of North Carolina are Pine Needles Lodge & Mid Pines Inn, sister resorts that offer incomparable golfing. When you’re staying with us, you’ll never want to leave our gates. We have 36 memorable holes here, courses that fit the landscape perfectly and that offer you pure golf, rounds that you’ll replay in your mind for months.
Walk the two classic courses and you’ll be following in the footsteps of one of America’s greatest golf designers, Donald Ross, the man who created magic here at Southern Pines and at nearby Pinehurst and at courses throughout America.
Oak Hill Country Club - East Course
346 Kilbourn Rd Rochester, NY 14618-3698 Phone: (585) 586-1660
Oak Hill Country Club and its
famous East Course are located in the
quaint village of Pittsford, New York just
outside of Rochester. To properly put
Oak Hill into perspective relative to the
heritage of our great game, consider this:
the club employs two historians.
More than ten important championships
have been played here over the years,
starting with the 1949 U.S. Amateur, won
by amateur legend Charie Coe. (A
complete listing follows.) All of the major
men’s events held by both the PGA and
USGA have been held at Oak Hill over the
years. Oak Hill is the only club to hold
such a distinction. And in the gorgeous
Tudor clubhouse are rooms and halls filled
with memorabilia, trophies, and relics of
these events as well as a room dedicated
to long time pro Craig Harmon of the
famous Harmon family. Read full Oak Hill
Country Club East Course review>
Pasatiempo Golf Club
20 Clubhouse Rd Santa Cruz, CA 95060-1802 Phone: (831) 459-9169 or (800) 950-7888
Pasatiempo is a much-beloved California
course, designed by Alister Mackenzie, that has
long held a spot on the Golf Digest Top 100
courses list. Mackenzie also designed the famed
Cypress Point and Augusta National Golf Clubs.
It is the host course of the 2010 Stocker Cup
Qualifier on October 5, 2010.
The playability of Pine Needles is what makes the experience so great --- especially when considering the history of amateur and professional events being conducted at the course.
Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
2700 Van Clief Rd Stevinson, CA 95374-9619 Phone: (209) 664-6450 or (877) 752-9276
Rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest (second
to only Pebble Beach in California)
Stevinson Ranch is dedicated to
maintaining PGA Tour-quality greens, and
overall conditioning which matches even
the best private clubs. The layout is
tough but fair, and be wary of the
finishing holes (15-18) which make
'closing the deal' no easy task! Founder
George Kelley has won the Claremont CC
(Oakland) Club Championship 6 times and
played on the Australasian Tour before
becoming reinstated as an amateur.
Torrey Pines Golf Club - South Course
11480 N Torrey Pines Rd La Jolla, CA 92037-1045 Phone: 858-452-3226
The South Course has always been one
of the best public golf experiences in the
U.S., with sweeping ocean vistas and a
great layout. But in 2002 Rees Jones
worked his magic in redesigning the
layout as plans for hosting the 2008 U.S.
Open unfolded. Now 'The South' has a
place alongside Bethpage Black and a
certain "new breed" of public course that
can play host to golf's most important