Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The Best Holes in the USA

There are many great golf holes in the USA, and the best can be found at the championship caliber golf courses such as Augusta, Pebble Beach, Pinehurst and the Stadium course which hosts the Players Championship. The 500 World's Greatest Golf Holes book includes a selection of the best 18 holes in the USA. They are as follows:

Augusta National 13 
510 yards, Par 5

Bethpage (Black) 5 
455 Yards, Par 4

Colonial 5  
470 Yards, Par 5

Crystal Downs 8
 550 Yards, Par 5

Cypress Point 15
139 Yards, Par 3

Doral (Blue) 18 
443 Yards, 4

The Dunes 13
 590 Yards, Par 5

Merion (East) 13
 428 Yards, Par 5

The National 4
197 Yards, Par 3

Oakmont 3
425 Yards, Par 4

Pebble Beach 18
548 Yards, Par 5

Pinehurst (No 2) 5
482 Yards, Par 4

Pine Valley 13
448 Yards, Par 4

Shinnecock Hills 14
447 Yards, Par 4

Southern Hills 12
445 Yards, Par 4

Spyglass Hill 4
365 Yards, Par 4

TPC as Sawgrass (Stadium) 17
132 Yards, Par 3

Winged Foot (West) 10
190 Yards, Par 3

Those holes are largely dominated by the classic designs. Among them are holes that include plenty of water such as the enthralling 18th hole at Pebble Beach which plays alongside the Pacific Ocean, the 15th at Cypress Point on which the sea lies between the tee and green, and the short par-3 hole at TPC's Stadium Course which has a green surrounded by water. Lakes or streams lurk on half dozen of the finest holes in the USA. The selected holes are reasonably geographically dispersed, with several in the northeast, five in the south and three on the West Coast.

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