We went to the experts, Golf Digest , and pulled from their 2017-18 Top 100 Public Golf Courses List the Top 15 Public Golf Courses in the South. To see the full Top 100 list from across the country, click here.

  1. The Ocean Course – Kiawah Island, SC – Originally designed for 1991 Ryders Cup
  2. Pinehurst #2 – Pinehurst, NC – It has served as the site of more single golf championships than any course in America and hosted back-to-back U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships for the first time in 2014.
  3. TPC Sawgrass – Ponte Vedre, Fl. – The inaugural PLAYERS Championship was held at TPC Sawgrass in 1982. It is still played there every year to this day.
  4. Karsten Creek Golf Club– Stillwater, Ok. – The zoysia fairways were cut from a forest of oaks and black jacks, complemented by an undulating terrain that flows throughout the course. The back nine cascades around the 110 acre Lake Louise that is featured on the finishing holes.
  5. Streamsong – Streamsong, Fl. – (pictured above) –  Golf experience distinguished as once-in-a-lifetime. Streamsong Blue, Streamsong Red, and Streamsong Black celebrate the legacy of traditional Scottish links. Undulating fairways navigating through wild grasses and deep-water ponds, huge bunkers rolling from towering sand dunes and deep greenside pot bunkers.
  6. Harbour Town Golf Links – Hilton Head, SC – Featuring a collection of par threes ranked among the world’s finest and a par-4 18th hole considered one of the most feared in all of golf.
  7. Cascades at Omni Homestead Resort– Hot Springs, Va. – Regarded as one of the finest mountain course in the country, The Cascades offers challenging links set against the backdrop of Virginia’s breathtaking Allegheny Mountains. Sam Snead started his career here.
  8. Highland Course at Primland – Meadows of Dan, Va. – The 18-hole Audubon-certified all bentgrass greens course is carved from the natural landscape of the mountains.
  9. The Greenbrier Old White TPC – White Sulpher Springs, WV – Opened in 1914. The Greenbrier Classic is played here each year. It was almost destroyed by the floods of 2016, but, has re-established itself as a premiere course.
  10. Sea Island Golf Club Seaside – St. Simons Island, Ga. – Davis Love learned to play golf at this legendary Scottish links style, surrounded by tidal creeks, dunes, salt marshes, and the Atlantic Ocean.
  11. Fallen Oak – Saucier, MS – Holes are surrounded by centuries old oak trees and marshlands. Magnolia and Pecan tree groves add to the beauty and complexity of this course.
  12. May River GC – Palmetto Bluff, SC – 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Course meanders through the May River Forest and features wide, inviting fairways with strategic bunkers and natural waste areas.
  13. Old Waverly – West Point, Ms- 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Course meanders through the May River Forest and features wide, inviting fairways with strategic bunkers and natural waste areas
  14. Dormie Club – West End, SC – The 18-hole course features 110-foot elevation changes, three natural lakes, and an aesthetic that draws inspiration from the Scottish Highlands.
  15. Bulle Rock – Havre De Grace, Md- Maryland’s #1 Must play course is built on a former Thoroughbred Farm.