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ROAD & TRAVEL Luxury Travel: America's Best Golfing

America's Best Golf Courses

If golfing is your prefered pastime, you'll be green with envy over these top-rated courses, rated as America's Best New Courses by Golf Digest for the 23rd consecutive year.

In the "Best New Public Under $75" category, King Carter Golf Club in Virginia, takes top honors. Osprey Meadows, in the foothills of Idaho, ranks as "America's Best New Public $75 and Over." The Concession Golf Club, east of Sarasota, Fla., wins the year's "Best New Private Course" and The Stanwich Club, in Greenwich, CT, was voted "America's Best New Remodel."

And the winners of America's Best New Golf Courses are...

Best New Public Under $75  

1. King Carter Golf Club: Irvington, VA
2. Blue Heron Golf Club (Highlands & Lakes Nines): Median, OH
3. Sundance at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort: Kewadin, MI
4. The Shoals (Schoolmaster): Muscle Shoals, AL
5. The Atchafalaya Golf Course: Idlewild, Patterson, LA
6. Juniper Golf Course: Redmond, OR
7. Bergamont Golf Club: Oregon, WI
8. The Jewel Golf Club: Lake City, MN
9. Callippe Preserve Golf Course: Pleasanton, CA
10. Mines Golf Course: Grand Rapids, MI

Best New Public $75 and Over  

1. Osprey Meadows: Donnelly, ID
2. Bandon Trails: Bandon, OR
3. Bay Creek Resort & Club (Nicklaus): Cape Charles, VA
4. Northern Bay Golf Resort: Arkdale, WI
5. Classic Club: Palm Desert, CA
6. Sunday River Golf Club: Newry, ME
7. The Prospector at Suncadia: Cle Elum, WA
8. Bayside Resort Golf Club: Selbyville, DE
9. Redstone Golf Club (Tournament Course): Humble, TX
10. The Meadows at Mystic Lake: Prior Lake, MN

Best New Private  

1. The Concession Golf Club: Bradenton, FL
2. Forest Creek Golf Club (North Course): Pinehurst, NC
3. The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio Course): The Woodlands, TX
4. Champions Retreat Golf Club (Bluff & Island Nines): Evans, GA
5. 3 Creek Ranch Golf Club: Jackson, WY
6. Ballyneal: Holyoke, CO
7. Tumble Creek Golf Course at Suncadia: Cle Elum, WA
8. Daniel island Club (Ralston Creek Course: Daniel Island, SC
9. Stone Eagle Club: Palm Desert, CA
10. Tuhaye Golf Course: Tuhaye, UT

Best New Remodel  

1. The Stanwich Club: Greenwich, CT
2. The Country Club of Rochester: Rochester, NY
3. Kingsmill Resort & Spa (River Course): Williamsburg, VA
4. Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech: Radford, VA
5. Hermitage Country Club (Manakin): Manakin-Sabot, VA

More than 165 new and remodeled golf courses nationwide were nominated for this year's ranking, judged by a panel of more than 800 low-handicap male and female golfers nationwide who played (at their own expense) evaluated, and nominated golf courses.

(Source: Golf Digest)