Frederick MD Golf Courses

Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. in 2015 on Golf Advisor

Worthington Manor Golf Club placed among other top golf courses in the United States.

Perhaps no element of a round of golf is under more scrutiny than the conditions of the golf course. From tee-to-green, golfers can be merciless beings when it comes to the standards at which the course is presented. Even after a big rainstorm, or when greenskeepers aerate turf during shoulder season, anything short of Augusta National in April just doesn’t quite cut it.

So this particular Best-of ranking subcategory is for the greenskeepers. We’ve found the top 25 courses as rated by their Course Conditions subcategory rating in 2015. In this ranking, you’ll find a mix of courses throughout the U.S., including both high-dollar courses as well as overachieving value plays.

We received more than 121,000 reviews during the year, and like all of our country-wide lists, courses needed a minimum of 20 reviews to qualify.

The top-rated courses by condition in 2015 on Golf Advisor

25. FarmLinks at Pursell Farms

Sylacauga, Ala.
Price: $100-$135
What they’re saying: “It was in just as good if not better shape than any of the RTJ courses.” — joshevsmith


24. St. James Bay Golf Club

Carrabelle, Fla.
Price: $40-$65
What they’re saying: “It has always been in excellent condition.” — gandxmau


23. Wilderness Golf Course

Lake Jackson, Texas
Price: $34-$60
What they’re saying: “The greens were rolling as fast as any I have played on.” — itismej83


22. Wild Rock Golf Club – Championship Course

Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Price: $55-$95
What they’re saying: “Impeccable fairways and greens.” — BillKraus45


21. Worthington Manor Golf Club

Urbana, Md.
Price: $29-$89
What they’re saying: “Course is well maintained and beautifully manicured.” — Jorge9381563


20. General Burnside State Park

Burnside, Ky.
Price: $17-$32
What they’re saying: “The fairways and greens are all green, lush and well-manicured.” — Jeffrey2882153


19. Aviara Golf Club

Carlsbad, Calif.
Price: $115-$250
What they’re saying: “The greens were immaculate. Fast, smooth and perfectly maintained.” — bcczapla


18. Macatawa Legends Golf and Country Club

Holland, Mich.
Price: $35-$52
What they’re saying: “ Extremely well maintained course and very friendly staff.” — dfisher8


17. Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View

Battle Creek, Mich.
Price: $39-$60
What they’re saying: “Mowed roughs, manicured sand in the traps, plush fairways, and excellent greens…. It doesn’t get any better than this!” — Hearty


16. Candler Hills Golf Club

Ocala, Fla.
Price: $49-$69
What they’re saying: “This course has a beautiful layout and is in pristine condion.” — erhjr


15. The Medalist Golf Club

Marshall, Mich.
Price: $37-$61
What they’re saying: “The greens were the best I’ve played in years! Smooth and quick but fair.” — Kelly6461504


14. Chariot Run Golf Club

Laconia, Ind.
Price: $49-$69
What they’re saying: “The course was in absolutely fabulous condition. The greens were hard and FAST, but were perfectly true.” — Douglas9208392


13. Oakcreek Country Club

Sedona, Ariz.
Price: $33-$79
What they’re saying: “Course was in amazing condition, carpet fairways and greens were beautiful.” — barrypolar


12. Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort – Wolf Course

Las Vegas, Nev.
Price: $47-$199
What they’re saying: “It is always in perfect condition, fairways are smooth and green, no brown grass anywhere.” — Joey6761402


11. ChampionsGate Country Club

ChampionsGate, Fla.
Price: $40-$82
What they’re saying: “The greens rolled very true and were in excellent condition and overall condition of the course was excellent.” — marber1golf


10. Vaaler Creek Golf Club

Blanco, Texas
Price: $45-$65
What they’re saying: “VERY well maintained golf course!” — Angel3186805


9. Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort – Sun Mountain Course

Las Vegas, Nev.
Price: $39-$189
What they’re saying: “The course in well kept, fairways are great and greens

are perfect.” — vicpineda


8. Sewailo Golf Club

Tucson, Ariz.
Price: $32-$59
What they’re saying: “Greens were true and the fairways were perfect!” — TerCamb


7. Gunter’s Landing Golf Club

Guntersville, Ala.
Price: $39-$59
What they’re saying: “Course is always in perfect conditions and the greens are the best in the area.” — Mikey84


6. Niagara Frontier Country Club

Youngstown, N.Y.
Price: $55
What they’re saying: “The course was in great condition, especially the fairways and greens, with the greens rolling quick.” — Jim6201989


5. Grand Cypress Resort – New Course

Orlando, Fla.
Price: $120-$150
What they’re saying: “Very good layout, with exceptional conditioning. I enjoyed the bunkering and the greens.” — uXJBX8874XJ


4. Yocha Dehe Golf Club at Cache Creek

Brooks, Calif.
Price: $69-$105
What they’re saying: “The conditioning is fabulous. It is a top quality Troon property.” — terryprotto


3. Scotch Hall Preserve

Merry Hill, N.C.
Price: $35-$45
What they’re saying: “Fairways and greens in very good condition and well manicured.” — upanddowner


2. The Hideaway Country Club

Fort Myers, Fla.
Price: $16-$45
What they’re saying: “Fairways and greens are like rolling green carpets without a blemish.” — dhamilton148


1. Rams Hill Golf Club

Borrego Springs, Calif.
Price: $75-$150
What they’re saying: “The fairways are so perfect it looks like field turf … and the greens are perfect.” — ctongue


Green fees are based on latest peak-season rates and are subject to change. In the case of resort courses, stay-and-play packages and specials often greatly reduce the price of the green fee. Many of these courses also offer dynamic online tee times, off-season and twilight rates that lower the green fee.

Jan 25, 2016

Source: http://www.golfadvisor.com/articles/top-25-course-conditions-2015-15654.htm