We look to famous ocean courses such as Pebble Beach, Bandon Dunes and Kiawah Island for tremendous water scenery combined with outstanding golf. Yet the Great Lakes in the Midwest also offer just such an opportunity and a few courses have met the challenge. Whistling Straits on the west side of Lake Michigan, site of
Heathland Style Golf Courses
Inland courses that have gentle, rolling fairways that lean toward a broad open landscape of bushes, tall grasses and very few trees. They have a rural feel.
A remarkable golf experience providing tremendous scenery and serious challenge. If you like well manicured and maintained links-type golf courses, this is one for you.
Carved through the canyon floors is the magnificent Seven Canyons Golf Club sporting 360-degree views that take your breath away.
A coastal links-style, the International Course consists of wetlands, dunes, pot bunkers and tall natural grasses with water is visible on virtually every hole. While the International is challenging, it’s not as picturesque as its sister course – The National.
Only one resort can claim three signature courses from the worlds greatest legends: Nicklaus, Watson, and Palmer. If you only have time for one, play the Watson Course.
More like Scotland than the desert, it’s hard to find a cactus here. Southern Dunes Golf Club spans 320 acres with not a single home on the course.