As of spring 2015, approximately 26 million people in the United States were identified as golfers, a number that has stayed relatively steady since spring of 2008. The golf industry is also extremely lucrative, with equipment sales and green fees totaling to at least 3.4 billion dollars at last estimate. Currently, the United States boasts about 45 percent of the world’s golf courses, with about 15,000 across the country. With so many courses across the country, which ones are considered the best? That’s where a list like this comes in. Take a look at some of the top golf courses in the United States, and read why they’ve earned their respective places on the list.
1. AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB– Augusta, GA
Founded by famed golfer Bobby Jones and investment dealer Clifford Roberts on the grounds of an old nursery, the Augusta National Golf Club is best known for the annual Masters tournament, which has been played since 1934 (with time off during World War II). Because of the Masters, this course must constantly evolve and grow to present new challenges for both Masters participants and regular golfers alike. This is a good course to learn your golf swing basics.