Revealed: Paige Spiranac’s Top 10 Golf Courses

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Paige Spiranac has played the great game of golf all around the world and has seen and played so many of the great courses there are to offer. We recently caught up with Paige to ask her “What are your favorite Golf Courses”

Let’s take a look at Paige’s top 10 golf courses in the United States:

1. Cypress Point – Del Monte Forest, CA

Ranked in the top 2 golf courses in the USA and top 5 in the world no matter what publication you’re reading, it’s easy to see why Paige has Cypress Point as her top course. Alistar MacKenzie’s greatest work is carved along the coast of the Pacific Ocean perfectly around Cypress trees and sand dunes. You won’t see it on TV hosting a tournament, but if you’re lucky enough to play on the Monterey Peninsula in northern California you might be able to catch a glimpse.

This course is obviously know for its impressive views but it’s also such an interesting track. It’s like 6 different courses all rolled in together. The first six are tree lined, then you move into an open course surrounded by sand, then last six are incredible ocean views.

-Paige Spiranac 
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2. Shadow Creek – Las Vegas, NV

Shadow Creek might not be as exclusive as Cypress Point, but it’s not easy to get on. Tom Fazio did his best to create a something out of nothing piece of land and turned it into one of the world’s top 100 golf courses. Carving rolling hills and canyons into the desert took a lot of money and work, the MGM Resorts-owned course is without a doubt one of the most unique golf course experiences in the world.

This course is an oasis in Las Vegas. It has such a fun, relaxed vibe. The people there is what make this place so special! One of my all time favorite caddies is there (shoutout Joey Buffalo).

– Paige Spiranac 

3. Cherry Hills Country Club – Denver, CO

Sticking with the exclusive theme, Cherry Hills is a private country club designed by William Flynn in 1922 and restored by Tom Doak in 2008. Cherry Hills has hosted a number of professional and amateur tournaments, most recently the 2014 BMW Championship and multiple PGA Championships and U.S. Opens. The course can extend to 7,500 yards from the tips, and while it is long on paper, the course gets significantly thanks to its 5,300-feet above sea level elevation.

This course is special because I grew up in Colorado and this was the first “nice” course I ever played. We had our tournament of champions event here which was the biggest tournament of the year. I won and played lights out. It will always be one of my favorites for that reason.

– Paige Spiranac 

4. Kapalua Plantation Course – Kapalua, HI

Coming in at number four we get the most accessible course yet. It is a traditional links style course surrounded by panoramic mountain and ocean views. It is a regular stop on the PGA Tour hosting the Sentry Tournament of Champions which is the PGA’s opening tournament and invites just champions from the previous season. It is the only course on tour that plays to a Par 73 and have 7 holes that extend to 500-plus yards. The elevation changes on the course are one of it’s signature features.

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5. Winged Foot – Mamaroneck, NY

This private club that just turned 100 years old boasts two courses both designed by A.W. Tillinghast. The East course itself is a fine course regularly ranking in the top 100 courses in the world, but the West course is even better ranking in the top 10. Both courses have hosted professional and amateur events, but the West course has played host to multiple U.S. Opens, most recently Bryson DeChambeau’s win in 2020. In 2019, Winged Foot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

6. Pebble Beach – Pebble Beach, CA

Not too far from Cypress Point, Pebble Beach is almost always ranked as the top public golf course in the United States. It’s widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and scenic golf courses in the country. It’s carved along the rugged coastline of the Pacific Ocean and boasts scenic views of Carmel Bay. Two of its Par 3s, the 7th and the 17th hole are widely regarded as two of the most famous holes in the world. It’s a regular stop on the PGA Tour hosting the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and is in the rotation of U.S. Open locations.

7. Broadmoor Golf Club – Colorado Springs, CO

Broadmoor was opened over 100 years ago in 1918 and has hosted many USGA championships, most recently being the Senior U.S. Open in 2018. The property owns two courses, the East and West both of which have been home to professional and amateur tournaments. Stand out holes on this course are two very long Par 5s, the 607-yard 3rd hole and the stretched out 611-yard 17th hole.

8. Kinloch Golf Club – Manakin-Sabot, VA

Kinloch isn’t quite as well known as some of the names on this list, but is certainly still considered as one of the best in the United States. It’s a beautiful parkland course located 12 miles north of Richmond, VA. It’s a relatively new course having opened just 21 years ago in 2001. It was cut through pine and hardwood trees but able to keep it’s natural look through design. One of the unique features is the seamless transition from fairway to putting surface keeping the links-style bump and run plays an option once you get around the greens.

9. Bandon Dunes – Bandon, OR

Bandon Dunes is seen as one of, if not the premier golf trip destination in the United States, right up there with Pebble Beach. The resort boasts several golf courses with 3 firmly entrenched in the top 15 public courses in the country. Bandon Dunes the golf course slots in the top 10, and sometimes top 5 depending on where you look. The sits on a high bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, so not only is it one of the most scenic courses in the country, but it’s also one of the toughest tests out there. Wind is a constant. the elements are a factor. You really have to think and strategize your way around it.

This place is the ultimate golf trip! Every course is spectacular but I especially love the par 3 course. Anyone who says Trails is the best course there has beef with me. It’s not and Pacific Dunes takes the top spot.

– Paige Spiranac 

10. Oak Hill Country Club – Rochester, NY

Oak Hill has a reputation as one of the most difficult, yet fair golf courses in the United States. Oak Hill was founded in 1901 and has hosted several U.S. Opens as well as other professional and amateur events. The Par 70 designed by Donald Ross stretches out to just over 7,300 yards. Oak Hill is so widely regarded, it is the only club to have hosted the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup, Senior U.S. Open, Senior PGA Championship, and U.S. Amateur.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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