33 Nicklaus Design courses highlight Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play”

In Golfweek’s 2012 ranking of the “Best Courses You Can Play,” a state-by-state look at the top public-access layouts, 33 Nicklaus Design courses received recognition, including three that took top honors. There were 13 Nicklaus Design courses that finished in the top-five of their respective states.

The Nicklaus Design courses to receive No. 1 rankings: Cougar’s Canyon Golf Links (Colorado); Bayside Resort Golf Club (Delaware); and Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain (Tennessee).

In Golfweek’s Best Municipal Courses (2011-12), Nicklaus Design’s Breckenridge (Colo.) Golf Club and North Palm Beach (Fla.) Country Club made the Top-50 list at Nos. 35 and 38, respectively.

Below is a state-by-state list of the 33 Nicklaus Design courses to make Golfweek’s list of Best Courses You Can Play 2012:

Arizona:
2. Ritz-Carlton GC at Dove Mountain (Saguaro/Tortolita), Marana
4. Superstition Mountain GC (Prospector), Superstition Mountain
9. Superstition Mountain GC (Lost Gold), Superstition Mountain
17. Golf Club of Estrella, Phoenix
20. La Paloma GC (Ridge/Canyon), Tucson

California:
PGA West (Stadium), La Quinta

Colorado:
Cougar Canyon GL, Trinidad

Delaware:
Bayside Resort GC, Fenwick Island

Florida:
5. PGA National Resort & Spa (Champion), Palm Beach Gardens
8. Ocean Course at Hammock Beach, Palm Coast
20. Grand Cypress (New), Orlando – featured
24. Grand Cypress (North/South), Orlando – featured

Georgia:
3. Reynolds Plantation (Great Waters), Greensboro
11. Achasta, Dahlonega

Hawaii:
4. Challenge at Manele Bay, Lanai
5. Hualalai GC, Kona
6. Kauai Lagoons GC, Kauai

Maryland:
6. Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort, Cumberland

Massachusetts:
10. Pinehills (Nicklaus), Plymouth

Mississippi:
Grand Bear, Saucier

Montana:
2. Old Works, Anaconda

Nevada:
4. Coyote Springs (Chase), Coyote Springs
10. Bear’s Best, Las Vegas

New York:
15. Timber Banks GC, Baldwinsville

Oregon:
6. Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend

South Carolina:
2. Harbour Town GL, Hilton Head Island
4. May River Course at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton

Tennessee:
1. Bear Trace (Cumberland Mountain), Crossville

Virginia:
8. Bay Creek GC (Nicklaus), Cape Charles

Wisconsin:
6. The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, Sheboygan Falls

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