The East Coast of the United States is home to some of the most amazing golf courses and pristine views. Elite golfers from around the world frequent these courses and are said to the some of the best in the world. Here are some can’t-miss golf courses if you’re golfing on the East Coast.
1. Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
This gold course is a PGA Tour destination where pros from all over the world showcase their skills. If you want to play where the pros play, this is the course for you. The most stunning part of this course is the ending. The last two holes border the Calibogue Sound which provides a picturesque backdrop as you finish your round of golf. There is also a lighthouse on the last hole which adds the nautical backdrop. This course was designed by Jack Nicklaus which just adds to the allure of this one of a kind course.
2. Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Another South Carolina Course tops the list but for good reason. The Atlantic Ocean is visible from almost every hole making this as much of a vacation as a round of golf. The 1991 Ryder Cup took place at this course which is great for golfing enthusiasts.
3. Ocean Course at Hammock Beach
This course, located in Palm Coast, Florida, was recently renovated and provides amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and the intracoastal. The course is relatively cheap and provides a great day out.
4. TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
This course, located in Ponte Vedra Beach, is best known for its infamous 17th hole. The green is surrounded by water and extremely difficult, even though it’s a par 3. This course is part of the PGA Tour and many fans attend to watch the Players’ Championship.
5. Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Pinehurst No. 2 is a challenging course even for the most experienced of golfers. This course is full of beautiful imagery and dotted with amazing scenes of pine trees and rolling hills. This course has hosted a plethora of major golf tournaments.
6. Bethpage Black, Long Island, New York
This course is slated to host the Ryder Cup in 2024 and has been home to golfing legends like Tiger Woods. It’s a public course but incredibly magnificent.
7. Streamsong, Streamsong, Florida
Arguably the most fun course on the list, the landscape plays a big part in the enjoyment. Golfers have to work their way through sand dunes, water structures and various trees and plant life. Combine that with the beautiful Florida weather and scenery and you’ve got a real winner of a course.
8. The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia
The Homestead consists of two courses, the Omni and the Cascades. The Cascades is known for its picturesque views of the Allegheny Mountains.
9. Sea Island, St. Simmons Island, Georgia
This course has great views of the Atlantic oceans and is consistently ranked highly on lists of must visit golf courses in the U.S.
10. The Highland Course at Primland, Meadows of Dan, Virgina
This course is another mountain course providing amazing views as your golfing. Some of the holes even use the mountains as part of the terrain providing a great challenge for experienced golfers.