American Golfscape

Some Notable Courses in the USA
Golf is historically epicentered at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, where the Old Course there dates back to the 15th century. When the sport crossed the pond in the 1700s, some early clubs were formed in New York and Charleston, South Carolina, but it developed more quickly in eastern Canada, where the Royal Montreal Golf Club, founded in 1873, is said to be the oldest surviving golf club in North America. By the 1880s, golf was becoming established by the establishment in the USA, especially at country clubs around New York City and Chicago. National trade associations and tournament organizations formed and set standards for courses and rules for the game. Chief among them is the United States Golf Association, whose membership today includes more than 10,000 of the 17,000 active courses in the country.

A sampling of some of the historic and otherwise notable golf courses in the USA:

Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA
Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower, Springfield, NJ
Butler National Country Club, Oak Brook, IL
Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course, Coeur d’Alene, ID
Cyprus Point Golf Club, Pebble Beach, CA
Desert Highlands Golf Club, Scottsdale, AZ
Downers Grove Golf Course, Downers Grove, IL
Edgewood Club, Tivoli, NY
Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, WV
Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA
Los Angeles Country Club, Los Angeles, CA
Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, PA
Muirfield Village Country Club, Dublin, OH
Myopia Hunt Club, South Hamilton, MA
National Golf Links of America, Southampton, NY
Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, PA
Old Works Golf Course, Anaconda, MT
Pacific Dunes, Bandon, OR
Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, CA
PGA West, La Quinta, CA
Pine Valley Golf Club, Clementon, NJ
Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC
Porcupine Creek Ranch and Golf Course, Rancho Mirage, CA
Quogue Field Club, Quogue, NY
Sand Hills Golf Club, Mullen, NE
Seminole Golf Club, North Palm Beach, FL
Shadow Creek Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV
The Country Club, Brookline, MA
Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA
Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course, New York City, NY
Winged Foot, Mamaroneck, NY