Golf Digest has come out with its annual Top 100 Golf Courses in America list. Most of them the average joe can’t get on since most are country clubs – or priced primarily for hedge fund managers.
For the record, of the 100 courses, just 25 percent (25) are out West. That’s not right. Everyone knows that the overall best courses are out here. Everyone but the GD editors. It’s clear they have a prejudice for the old style, traditional country clubs such as Pine Valley, Merion, and Winged Foot, not that they are farm tracts. But the failure to recognize some of the great courses in the West, such as Chambers Bay, Pumpkin Ridge, and just one in Hawaii, one in Nevada and none in New Mexico or Utah is illogical.
There are 11 on the list in California – including No. 7 on the list, Pebble Beach (shown), four in Oregon – can you say Bandon? – three in Colorado, two in Hawaii, two in Arizona and one each in Washington, Hawaii and Nevada.
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