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Top 75 Places to Entertain Clients


You want to impress an important client. But you don't belong to a swanky club, and the unkempt muni down the street isn't going to impress anyone. Fear not. America is now bursting with top-quality public-access courses where anyone can get in a round or two, take in a great meal, discuss a little business, and generally enjoy a wonderful mixture of work and play.

One of these "country-club-for-a-day" places is bound to be near you (or your client). But to make your search a little easier, we've compiled a list of 75 of the best. Numbers 1 to 18 are all the public-access courses that appear on Golf Digest's ranking of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses. The rest of the list was generated by combining Golf Digest's Places to Play reader-rating scores for "overall experience" and "service."

Some of these courses require overnight accommodation at their affiliated resort to be able to play, so call ahead for details, availability, fees, and reservations. Where facilities have more than one course, the ranked course is listed in parentheses:

1

Pebble Beach

Golf Links

Pebble Beach

California

831-624-3811;

800-654-9300

www.pebblebeach.

com

2

Pinehurst Resort &

Country Club (No. 2)

Pinehurst

North Carolina

910-295-8141;

800-795-4653

www.pinehurst.

com

3

Shadow Creek

North Las Vegas

Nevada

866-260-0072

www.shadowcreek.

com

4

Spyglass Hill

Golf Course

Pebble Beach

California

831-625-8563;

800-654-9300

www.pebblebeach.

com

5

Bandon Dunes

Bandon

Oregon

541-347-4380;

888-345-6008

www.bandondunes

golf.com

6

Bethpage State Park

Golf Course (Black)

Farmingdale

New York

516-249-0700

www.nysparks.

state.ny. us/golf

7

The Homestead

Resort (Cascades)

Hot Springs

Virginia

540-839-1766;

800-838-1766

www.thehomestead

.com

8

Princeville Resort

(Prince)

Kauai,

Hawaii

808-826-5070;

800-826-1105

www.princeville.

com

9

Whistling Straits

Golf Club (Straits)

Haven

Wisconsin

920-457-5653; 800-618-5535

www.destination

kohler.com

10

TPC at Sawgrass

(Stadium)

Ponte Vedra Beach

Florida

904-273-3235; 800-457-4653

www.tpc.com

11

Cog Hill Golf and

Country Club (No. 4)

Lemont

Illinois

630-257-5872

www.coghillgolf.

com

12

Harbour Town Golf Links

Hilton Head Island

South Carolina

843-363-4485; 800-955-8337

www.seapines.

com

13

Kiawah Island Resort

(Ocean)

Kiawah Island

South Carolina

843-768-2121;

800-576-1570

www.kiawahgolf.

com

14

Blackwolf Run Golf

Club (River)

Kohler

Wisconsin

920-457-4446;

800-618-5535

www.destination

kohler.com

15

Mauna Kea Golf Course

Kamuela,

Hawaii

808-882-7222;

800-882-6060

www.maunakeabeach

hotel. com

16

Pasatiempo Golf Club

Santa Cruz

California

831-459-9155

www.pasatiempo.

com

17

Sunriver Lodge & Resort (Crosswater)

Sunriver

Oregon

541-593-6196; 800-547-3922

www.sunriver-

resort.com

18

World Woods

Golf Club (Pine Barrens)

Brooksville

Florida

352-796-5500

www.worldwoods.

com

19

Bulle Rock (South)

Havre de Grace

Maryland

410-939-8887; 888-285-5375

www.bullerock.com

20

Raven Golf Club at South Mountain

Phoenix

Arizona

602-243-3636

www.ravengolf.com

21

Primm Valley Golf Club

(Lakes)

Nipton

California

702-679-5510; 800-386-7867

www.primadonna.

com

22

Coeur d'Alene Resort

Golf Course

Coeur d'Alene

Idaho

208-667-4653; 800-688-5253

www.cdaresort.

com

23

Giants Ridge Golf &

Ski Resort

Biwabik

Minnesota

218-865-4143; 800-688-7669

www.giantsridge.

com

24

Grayhawk Golf Club

(Talon)

Scottsdale

Arizona

602-502-1800; 800-472-9429

www.grayhawk.

com

25

Turnberry Isle Resort & Club (South)

Longwood

Florida

305-933-6929; 800-327-7208

www.turnberryisle.

com

26

Blackwolf Run Golf Club (Meadow Valleys)

Kohler

Wisconsin

920-457-4446; 800-618-5535

www.destination

kohler.com

27

Troon North Golf Club

(Pinnacle)

Scottsdale,

Arizona

602-585-5300

www.troonnorth

golf.com

28

PGA Golf Club (South)

Port St. Lucie

Florida

800-800-4653

www.pgavillage.

com

29

Grand Cypress Golf Club (North/South/East)

Orlando

Florida

407-239-1904; 800-835-7377

www.grandcypress.

com

30

The Neuse Golf Club

Clayton

North Carolina

919-550-0550

www.neusegolf.

com

31

Ford's Colony Country Club (Marsh Hawk)

Williamsburg

Virginia

757-258-4130

www.fordscolony.

com

32

The Balsams Grand

Resort Hotel (Panorama)

Dixville Notch

New Hampshire

603-255-3400;

800-255-0600

www.thebalsams.

com

33

Pinehurst Resort & Country

Club (No. 8)

Pinehurst

North Carolina

910-295-8141; 800-795-4653

www.pinehurst.

com

33

Raven Golf Club at Sabino Springs

Tucson

Arizona

520-749-3636

www.ravengolf

.com

35

The Reserve Vineyards

and Golf Club (Fought)

Aloha

Oregon

503-649-8191

www.reservegolf.

com

36

The Challenge at Manele

Lanai

Hawaii

808-565-2222

www.manele

bayhotel.com

37

Grayhawk Golf Club

(Raptor)

Scottsdale

Arizona

602-502-1800; 800-472-9429

www.grayhawk.

com

38

Draper Valley Golf Club

Draper

Virginia

540-980-4653

www.drapervalley

golf.com

39

TimberStone Golf Course

Iron Mountain

Michigan

906-776-0111

www.timberstone

golf.com

40

Grand View Lodge Resort (Preserve)

Pequot Lakes

Minnesota

218-963-2234; 800-432-3788

www.grandviewlodge.

com

41

Troon North Golf Club (Monument)

Scottsdale

Arizona

602-585-5300

www.troonnorthgolf.

com

42

Primm Valley Golf Club

(Desert)

Nipton

California

702-679-5510; 800-386-7867

www.primadonna.

com

43

Cambrian Ridge Golf Club (Loblolly/Sherling/Canyon)

Greenville,

Alabama

334-382-9787;

800-949-4444

www.rtjgolf.com

44

Highland Oaks Golf Course (Highlands/Marshwood

/Magnolia)

Dothan

Alabama

334-712-2820; 800-949-4444

www.rtjgolf.com

45

Bay Harbor Golf Club

Bay Harbor

Michigan

231-439-4028; 800-462-6963

www.bayharbor.

com

46

PGA Golf Club (North)

Port St. Lucie

Florida

800-800-4653

www.pgavillage.

com

47

La Cantera Golf Club

San Antonio

Texas

210-558-4653; 800-446-5387

www.lacanteragolf.

com

48

The Experience at Koele

Lanai

Hawaii

808-565-4653

www.lodgeatkoele.

com

49

Painted Dunes Desert Golf Course

El Paso

Texas

915-821-2122

www.painteddunes.

com

50

The Boulders Club (South)

Carefree

Arizona

480-488-9028

www.wyndham.com

/boulders

51

Pinon Hills Golf Course

Farmington

New Mexico

505-326-6066

www.farmington.nm.

us /depts/parks/golf/

phills.html

52

Golf Club at Whitehawk Ranch

Clio

California

530-836-0394; 800-332-4295

www.graeagle.

com/whitehawk

53

Las Vegas Paiute Resort

(Tav-ai Kaiv Cse/

Sun Mountain)

Las Vegas

Nevada

702-658-1400; 800-711-2833

www.lvpaiutegolf.

com

54

The Moors Golf Club

Milton

Florida

50-995-4653; 800-727-1010

www.moors.com

55

Walt Disney World Resort

(Eagle Pines)

Lake Buena Vista

Florida

407-939-4653

www.disney.go.

com/disneyworld

56

Walt Disney World Resort (Osprey Ridge)

Lake Buena Vista,

Florida

407-939-4653

www.disney.go.

com/disneyworld

57

Mauna Lani Resort (North)

Kohala Coast

Hawaii

808-885-6655

www.maunalani.

com

58

The Peninsula Golf Resort

Lancaster,

Kentucky

859-548-5055; 877-249-4747

www.peninsulagolf.

com

59

Pumpkin Ridge Golf

Club (Ghost Creek)

North Plains

Oregon

503-647-9977; 888-594-4653

www.pumpkinridge.

com

60

WeaverRidge Golf Club

Peoria

Illinois

309-691-3344

www.weaverridge.

com

61

Wild Wing Plantation

(Wood Stork)

Conway

South Carolina

843-347-9464; 800-736-9464

www.wildwing.

com

62

The Boulders Club

(North)

Carefree

Arizona

602-488-9028

www.wyndham.

com

/boulders

63

Reynolds Plantation

(Great Waters)

Eatonton

Georgia

706-485-0235; 800-852-5885

www.reynolds

plantation.com

64

Old Works Golf Course

Anaconda

Montana

406-563-5989; 888-229-4833

www.oldworks.org

65

Magnolia Grove Golf

Club (Crossings)

Semmes

Alabama

334-645-0075; 800-949-4444

www.rtjgolf.com

66

Greystone Golf Club

Walworth

New York

315-524-0022; 800-810-2325

www.greystonegolf.

com

67

Reynolds Plantation

(Plantation)

Greensboro,

Georgia

706-467-3159; 800-852-5885

www.reynolds

plantation .com

68

Grand National Golf

Club (Lake)

Opelika

Alabama

334-749-9042; 800-949-4444

www.rtjgolf.

com

69

Chestnut Ridge Golf Club (Chestnut Ridge)

Blairsville

Pennsylvania

724-459-7188; 800-770-0000

70

The Links at Spanish Bay

Pebble Beach

California

408-647-7495; 800-654-9300

www.pebblebeach.

com

71

Club at Hidden Creek

Navarre

Florida

850-939-4604

www.hiddencreek.

com.au

72

Hartefeld National

Golf Club

Avondale

Pennsylvania

610-268-8800; 800-240-7373

www.hartefeld.com

73

Grand View Lodge

Resort (Pines)

Nisswa

Minnesota

218-963-2234; 800-432-3788

www.grandviewlodge.

com

74

Orange County National

Golf Center & Lodge

(Crooked Cat)

Winter Garden

Florida

407-656-2626; 888-727-3672

www.ocngolf.com

75

Orange County National

Golf Center & Lodge

(Panther Lake)

Winter Garden

Florida

407-656-2626; 888-727-3672

www.ocngolf.com


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