Best Public Golf Courses in Every State 2012

As part of Golf Magazine's biennial Top 100 Courses You Can Play, our ranking of the best public golf courses in the U.S., we have also ranked the best courses in every state. Below is a region-by-region breakdown of the best public courses in America.

THE WEST | PHOTOS

Chambers Bay
Courtesy of Chambers Bay
 

Alaska
1. Chena Bend 2. Anchorage 3. Moose Run (Creek) | Complete List

Arizona
1. Troon North (Pinnacle) 2. We-Ko-Pa (Cholla) 3. We-Ko-Pa (Saguaro) | Complete List

California
1. Pebble Beach 2. Spyglass Hill 3. Pasatiempo | Complete List

Colorado
1. Red Sky Ranch (Norman) 2. The Broadmoor (East) 3. Lakota Canyon Ranch | Complete List

Hawaii
1. The Prince at Princeville 2. Kapalua (Plantation) 3. Mauna Kea | Complete List

Idaho
1. Circling Raven 2. Coeur d'Alene Resort 3. Osprey Meadows | Complete List

Montana
1. Wilderness Club 2. Old Works 3. Big Mountain | Complete List

Nevada
1. Shadow Creek 2. Cascata 3. Wolf Creek | Complete List

New Mexico
1. Paa-Ko Ridge 2. Black Mesa 3. Twin Warriors | Complete List

Oregon
1. Pacific Dunes 2. Bandon Dunes 3. Old Macdonald | Complete List

Utah
1. Sand Hollow (Championship) 2. Entrada at Stone Canyon 3. Coral Canyon | Complete List

Washington
1. Chambers Bay 2. Wine Valley 3. Palouse Ridge | Complete List

Wyoming
1. Powder Horn (Stag/Eagle) 2. Teton Pines 3. Jackson Hole | Complete List


THE SOUTH | PHOTOS

Tobacco Road
Evan Schiller
 

Alabama
1. Grand National (Lake) 2. Limestone Springs 3. Kiva Dunes | Complete List

Arkansas
1. Hot Springs (Arlington) 2. Mountain Ranch 3. Big Creek | Complete List

Florida
1. TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium) 2. World Woods (Pine Barrens) 3. Bay Hill | Complete List

Georgia
1. Sea Island (Seaside) 2. Cuscowilla 3. Reynolds Plantation (Great Waters) | Complete List

Kentucky
1. Old Silo 2. Lassing Pointe 3. Cherry Blossom | Complete List

Louisiana
1. The Bluffs 2. TPC Louisiana 3. Gray Plantation | Complete List

Mississippi
1. Fallen Oak at Beau Rivage 2. Dancing Rabbit (Azaleas) 3. Grand Bear | Complete List

North Carolina
1. Pinehurst (No. 2) 2. Pine Needles 3. Linville | Complete List

Oklahoma
1. Karsten Creek 2. Chickasaw Pointe 3. Jimmie Austin University of Oklahoma Golf Club | Complete List

South Carolina
1. The Ocean Course at Kiawah 2. Harbour Town 3. Caledonia | Complete List

Tennessee
1. Ross Creek Landing 2. Mirimichi 3. Stonehenge | Complete List

Texas
1. Barton Creek (Fazio Canyons) 2. Pine Dunes 3. Barton Creek (Fazio Foothills) | Complete List

Virginia
1. The Homestead (Cascades) 2. The Highland Course at Primland 3. Golden Horsehoe (Gold) | Complete List

West Virginia
1. The Greenbrier (Greenbrier) 2. The Greenbrier (Old White) 3. Stonewall Resort (Palmer) | Complete List
 

THE MIDWEST | PHOTOS

Arcadia Bluffs
Arcadia Bluffs in Arcadia, Mich., Nile Young

Illinois
1. Cog Hill (No. 4) 2. The Glen Club 3. Eagle Ridge (General) | Complete List

Indiana
1. French Lick (Pete Dye) 2. French Lick (Donald Ross) 3. The Fort | Complete List

Iowa
1. The Harvester 2. Spirit Hollow 3. Blue Top Ridge at Riverside | Complete List

Kansas
1. Colbert Hills 2. Sand Creek Station 3. Firekeeper | Complete List

Michigan
1. Arcadia Bluffs 2. Forest Dunes 3. Bay Harbor (Links/Quarry) | Complete List

Minnesota
1. Quarry Giants Ridge 2. The Wilderness at Fortune Bay 3. Deacon's Lodge at Grand View | Complete List

Missouri
1. Branson Creek 2. Old Kinderhook 3. Stone Canyon | Complete List

Nebraska
1. Wild Horse 2. The Prairie Club (Dunes) 3. The Prairie Club (Pines) | Complete List

North Dakota
1. Hawktree 2. Links of North Dakota 3. Bully Pulpit | Complete List

Ohio
1. Longaberger 2. Little Mountain 3. Shaker Run | Complete List

South Dakota
1. Red Rock 2. Meadowbrook 3. Hart Ranch | Complete List

Wisconsin
1. Whistling Straits (Straits) 2. Blackwolf Run (River) 3. Erin Hills | Complete List

THE NORTHEAST | PHOTOS
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