Course Descriptions

We offer 34 courses with more on the way soon. 

 

Akron (Firestone Country Club): Built in 1929 and redesigned by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1960, Firestone’s South Course has been a long-time staple on the PGA TOUR for 5 decades as host of the World Series of Golf and now the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. It has also hosted three PGA Championships. Tiger Woods has won 8 tournaments at Firestone.

Ballyowen (Hamburg, NJ): Rated annually as one of the best public courses in New Jersey, this links style design makes you feel like you are playing the rolling Heathland designs of Ireland.

Blue Bayou Golf and Fishing Club (Largo, FL): Designed by Tom Fazio, this Florida layout has water on 16 of the 18 holes.

Broken Tree (Foresight Design): This fictitious Foresight course has elevation changes and severely sloping greens.  THE HARDEST COURSE here at Golf364.

Carnoustie (Carnoustie, Scotland): Known as the hardest of the Open Championship rotation. Has hosted the world’s oldest championship eight times, including the 2018 edition won by Francesco Molinari. Tom Watson won the first of his 5 Opens in 1975. Carnoustie may most be known for Jean Van de Velde’s collapse in the 1999 Open, which allowed Paul Lawrie to come from 10-shots back to win in a playoff.

Couer d’ Alene (Idaho): This 6800-yard resort course is annually rated by Golf Digest as a must play destination. Most know for the par-3 14th hole, which has a green that floats and can change the yardage of the hole daily.

Cog Hill-Dubsdread (Lemont, IL): One of America’s great public courses, the No. 4 course at Cog Hill tests the skill level of golfers of any level. Dubsdread has hosted multiple USGA and PGA TOUR events, including the Western Open and BMW Championship, which it will host again in 2020.

Congressional (Bethesda, MD): A staple of the Washington DC golf landscape, Congressional has played host to multiple US Opens and has hosted both the PGA Championship and PGA TOUR events. Notable winners at Congressional are Ken Venturi, who fought heat exhaustion to win the 1964 US Open. Ernie Els won the second of his two Opens there in 1997. Rory McIlroy won his first major at Congressional capturing the 2011 US Open.

Dallas National GC (Dallas, TX): This Tom Fazio design opened in 2002 to rave reviews. Seven times Dallas National has been ranked number one in the state of Texas by Golf Digest.

Doral-Blue (Trump Doral, Miami): Known as The Blue Monster, the Blue Course at Doral hosted the world’s best players for more than five decades. The infamous 18th hole is known as one of the hardest finishing holes in the game. The course has since undergone a redesign by Malvern-native Gil Hanse. Winners at The Blue Monster include Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, and Raymond Floyd.

Flint Hills (Andover, KS): This Tom Fazio design is annually named as a top 100 course in America by Golf Digest. It has played host to three USGA events.

Glen Oak (Clark Summit, PA): James Harrison, a protégé of the legendary Donald Ross, created this Northeastern PA layout which has become a staple of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre golf scene.

Hanauma Cliffs: Foresight Golf’s homage to golf in Hawaii.

Hazeltine National (Chaska, MN): This Robert Trent Jones masterpiece opened in 1961 and has hosted multiple major championships. In 1970, England’s Tony Jacklin won the US Open. In 1991, the late Payne Stewart won the first of his two US Opens. In 2002 and 2009, the PGA Championship was held at Hazeltine, won by Rich Beem and Y.E. Yang respectively. Tiger Woods finished second both times. The United States team won the 2016 Ryder Cup there and Hazeltine will once against host the biennial matches in 2028.

Innisbrook-Island Course (Tampa, FL): One of four courses at the Innisbrook Resort, the Island Course has hosted multiple US Open qualifiers and the Mens and Womens NCAA Golf Championships. Its unique design rewards the brave, penalizes the errant shot and is renown for being both a bombers paradise and a ball-strikers delight.

Interlachen (Minneapolis, MN): Designed by Donald Ross (Aronimink, Pinehurst No.2, Oak Hill), the course has hosted multiple USGA events. Its most notable moment came in 1930, when Bobby Jones won the third leg of the Grand Slam by winning the US Open. Jones would complete the Slam by winning the US Amateur at Merion, 52 days later.

Kingsbarns (Scotland): One of the world’s best links courses, Kingsbarns has played host to the Women’s British Open and is annually one of the three courses used for the Dunhill Links Championship on the European Tour (Carnoustie and St. Andrews-Old Course).

LaJolla Pines (Torrey Pines, San Diego): This seaside masterpiece has played host to the PGA TOUR since 1951 and is one of the country’s best public golf courses. Its winners include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. In fact, Tiger has won the PGA TOUR’s Farmers Insurance Open seven times and defeated Rocco Mediate in a playoff to win the 2008 US Open. Torrey Pines will once again host the US Open in 2021.

La Tempete (Quebec City): Known as one of Canada’s best courses, La Tempete is a fair test for any golfer. It has played host to several PGA TOUR Canada events and has hosted the Telus Skins Game and a PGA TOUR Champions event. A very popular course amongst Golf364 regulars.

Laurel Valley (Ligonier, PA): Designed in 1959 by Dick Wilson, this challenging layout became one of premiere courses in Western Pennsylvania. Arnold Palmer did some redesigning of the course and became one of the facilities owners. In fact, Palmer captained the victorious United States Ryder Cup team in the matches which were played there in 1975.

Linfield National (Linfield, PA): If you are a regular here at Linfield, you don’t have to stop playing the course because of bad weather!!! Our host course is a demanding shot makers course, with narrow fairways and demanding doglegs.

Lookaway Golf Club (Buckingham, PA): Opened in 1999 and designed by Rees Jones, Lookaway has become one of the best and most challenging courses in the Philadelphia area. The layout makes you use every club in your bag. If you keep it in play, birdies are a plenty! Lookaway has hosted many Golf Association of Philadelphia events, including the 2008 Philadelphia Open.

Merion Golf Club-East (Ardmore, PA): One of the countries best and most historic courses, Merion is a true test of a golfer’s skill. Merion has hosted more USGA events than any other club in the country. In 1930, Bobby Jones won the US Amateur to win the Grand Slam. In 1950, Ben Hogan’s famous 1-iron on 18 secured the US Open. In 1971, Lee Trevino defeated Jack Nicklaus in an 18-hole playoff to win his second US Open. Nicklaus said of Merion, “Acre for acre, (Merion) may be the best test of golf in the world.” Nicklaus shot a four-round total of 269, 11-under par in the 1961 World Amateur Team Championship, considered the finest performance of his entire professional or amateur career. Most recently, Justin Rose outlasted Phil Mickelson and the field to win the 2013 US Open. Currently, Merion’s East Course is closed for a greens renovation project and will reopen in the fall of 2019.

Nine Lakes (FSX): A Foresight Golf creation.  We think there are more than just nine lakes on this course...

Oakmont Country Club (Oakmont, PA): Another of the country’s most iconic layouts, Oakmont has hosted nine US Opens, five US Amateurs, three PGA Championships, and two US Womens Opens. In 1962, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer battled it out in an 18-hole playoff. Nicklaus defeated Palmer to win his first of his 18 professional majors. In 1973, Johnny Miller played perhaps the greatest final round in major championship history shooting a final round 63 to win the US Open. In 1994, in what was to be Palmer’s final US Open, Ernie Els beat the heat and Colin Montgomerie and Loren Roberts in a playoff to win the first of his two US Opens. In the early 2000’s, Oakmont removed thousands of trees, making the layout as we know it today. Most recently, Dustin Johnson won the 2016 US Open at Oakmont. Mike Davis of the USGA once said of Oakmont, “In the USGA’s eyes, Oakmont is the gold standard for championship golf.”

Olympic Club (San Francisco, CA): Nestled in the rolling hills outside of San Francisco, the Lake Course at Olympic Club has hosted five US Opens and was host to the TOUR Championship. In the 1966 US Open, Billy Casper came from 8 shots back on the final nine holes to catch Arnold Palmer to force a playoff. Casper won the next day to win his second US Open. Scott Simpson outlasted Tom Watson to win the 1987 US Open. 11 years later, Lee Janzen came from behind to defeat Payne Stewart to win his second US Open in six years. Most recently, Webb Simpson came from behind to defeat Jim Furyk and Grahme McDowell to win the 2012 US Open. Olympic will host the 2021 US Women’s Open.

Penn State-Blue (University Park, PA): One of the best college golf course facilities in the country, the Penn State Blue Course is the home of both the men’s and women’s Nittany Lion golf teams. The Blue Course was redesigned and reopened in 1994, challenging golfers of all levels. A must play for any Golf364 regular or newcomer…..or Penn State grad!

Prairie Dunes (Hutchinson, KS): Currently number 30 in the world according to Golf Magazine, Prairie Dunes is a Scottish feel in the heartland of Kansas. This Perry Maxwell design has hosted eight USGA events and the Men’s NCAA Championship. Another favorite among 364 regulars.

Quail Hollow (Charlotte, NC): Opened in 1961, Quail Hollow hosted its first PGA TOUR event in 1969. The TOUR returned in 2003 with the now named Wells Fargo Championship. David Toms won the inaugural tournament, despite making a quadruple bogey 8 on the very difficult 18th hole. The tournament boats one of the best fields of the PGA TOUR season. The PGA Championship was contested in 2017 at Quail Hollow and was won by Justin Thomas. A stern test, bring you’re A-game for this challenge!

Schaumburg (Medinah No.3, Chicago): One of the best major championship layouts, Medinah No. 3 has hosted the worlds best golfers in numerous major and international events. In 1990, Hale Irwin won his third US Open, defeating Mike Donald in a playoff. In 1999, Tiger Woods battled the course and a then 19-year-old Sergio Garcia to win his first PGA Championship. In 2006, Tiger returned to win another PGA Championship. Perhaps the greatest moment in Medinah’s history came in the 2012 Ryder Cup. Trailing 10-6, European Team Captain Jose Maria Olazbal rallied his team led by Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter to defeat the Americans 14.5-13.5. The course will host the 2019 BMW Championship.

Teton Pines: A Foresight Golf creation.

Wakonda (Des Moines, IA): Located outside of Des Moines, the Wakonda Club is one of the premiere courses in Iowa. At 6900 from the tips, its all you want in a golf course.

Warwickshire (The Belfry, Sutton-Colefield, UK): One of England’s premiere inland golf destinations, The Belfry’s Brabazon course has played host to four Ryder Cup Matches. In 1985, led by the Famous Five (Ballesteros, Langer, Faldo, Lyle, and Woosnam), the Tony Jacklin captained European Team defeated the Americans to win their first Ryder Cup in over 30 years. The Cup returned there in 1989, when Christie O’Connor Jr. hit a 2-iron on 18 to defeat Fred Couples to help Team Europe to a 14-14 tie to retain the cup. In 1993, Tom Watson captained the USA to their last Ryder Cup win in Europe, helped by a comeback by Davis Love III, who made a clutch 8-foot putt to clinch the Cup. In 2002, the Ryder Cup returned to the Belfry, after it was postponed a year following 9/11. Paul McGinley upset Jim Furyk to capture the winning point and give the Sam Torrance captained European Team over Curtis Strange’s United States Team. Make sure to try and drive the par-4 10th hole…..a true risk/reward hole!!!!

Wentworth West (Surrey, UK): Wentworth was the home of the inaugural Ryder Cup in 1926. The club has since been host to many international events, including the former Canada Cup (now the World Cup of Golf) and the Picadilly World Match Play Championship. Winners at Wentworth include Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player (who helped to redesign the course), Seve Ballesteros, Ernie Els, Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie. Wentworth has hosted the last several editions of the BMW PGA Championship, the European Tour’s version of The Players Championship. The daunting doglegs and undulating greens make Wentworth a true test for the world’s best players.

Whitford Country Club (Exton, PA): Opened 1957 and designed by William Gordon, Whitford has challenged all who have tested their fairways. Rolling fairways and tough sloped greens make this course a stern test. Whitford played host for many years to the Philadelphia Section PGA’s Coley Pro-Am and in 2018 was one of the clubs that hosted Philadelphia Section PGA Championship.

Willow Crest Golf Club (Oak Brook, IL): This premiere Hilton Golf resort is located just outside of Chicago. At 6500 yards from the tips, Willow Crest has hosted several Western Golf Association and Illinois Section PGA events.

Royal Birkdale (Southport, UK): Royal Birkdale has been a part of the history of the game of golf for over a century. Peter Thomson won the first Open Championship played at Birkdale in 1954. Thomson won six Open titles. In 1961, Arnold Palmer won the second of his two Opens. In 1971, Lee Trevino won the first of his back-to-back Opens defeating Tony Jacklin and Chinese Taipai’s Mr. Lu. In 1976, the world was introduced to a then 19-year-old Seve Ballesteros, who led going into the final round before Johnny Miller over took him with a final round 66. Tom Watson won his fifth Open at Birkdale in 1983. In 1998, Mark O’Meara won in a playoff to The Open and his second major of the season. Padraig Harrington repeated as Open champion, fending off a then 53-year-old Greg Norman. Finally in 2017, Jordan Speith outlasted Matt Kuchar to win The Open. Birkdale has also played host to two Ryder Cups, most notably in 1969, when Jack Nicklaus gave Tony Jacklin a putt to half their match and make the overall matches a tie. The gesture has famously become known as “The Concession”