Top 9 - Hole Golf Courses
Whitinsville Golf Club – Whitinsville, Massachusetts
Opened in 1925, the course has changed very little over its original design. The classic Donald Ross design has small, mounded greens with an abundance of slope. The course has wide-open fairways with strategically placed bunkers. Water hazards also come into play on numerous holes. The last hole is a difficult 446-yard par 4 with a tumbling plateau fairway. Players can go around the course twice for a full 18 holes playing at more than 6400 yards.
Culver Academies Golf Course – Culver, Indiana
Created nearly 100 years ago by William Langford and Theodor Moreau and restored in 2015, this campus golf course is ranked second behind only Yale University. It is the home course to the boys and girls golf teams over Culver Academies. The course rewards those who have exquisite shot making skills. The course also provides state of the art practice facilities that include a driving range, putting green, and short game area.
The Dunes Club – New Buffalo, Michigan
Founded on a 90-acre woodland property near the shores of Lake Michigan, this nine-hole layout features long sandy waste areas, difficult greens, island landings areas and numerous forced carries. The greens provide a variety of different slopes tees are strategically placed to add to the versatility of the course. Add in the excellent clubhouse and overall electric atmosphere and The Dunes Club ranks among the best 9-hole layouts in the world.
Sweetens Cover Golf Club – South Pittsburg, Tennessee
The design of the course is fun with players trying to figure out whether or not to use or avoid the vastly changing ground contours throughout the course. Most of the bumps, ridges, and swales were created by hand on an otherwise very flat layout. The greens are protected by pot bunkers and steep fronts. Some of the greens feel like double greens. While hitting greens in regulation is the key to any course, landing on the wrong part of the green will provide some of the craziest double-breakers a golfer will ever encounter.
Edgartown Golf Club – Edgartown, Massachusetts
Founded in 1926, this private golf club located on the island of Martha’s Vineyard is open year-round to members and guests. During the summer months, the club hosts a junior program as well as many benefit golf tournaments. The course provides stunning views of the Vineyard Sound. Multiple tee boxes allow players to play the course twice. The fairways and greens are exquisitely manicured, but missing the fairway will find you in very thick fescue.