TOP U.S. GOLF COURSES BY REGION – MIDWEST

TOP U.S. GOLF COURSES BY REGION

Although it’s a subjective process, ranking golf courses is more complicated than simply comparing how well each course plays.

More skilled golfers may prefer layouts with challenging holes that require precision and good shots to complete. Less skilled players might appreciate wide fairways with fewer forced carries.

That said, any individual opinion of a golf course should not be evaluated on whether that golfer has a degree in design and planting or prefers certain types of grasses.

If you’re a golfer, your opinion matters.

To compile a list of the very best golf destinations, we turned to TheGrint and surveyed real golfers just like you.

ABOUT THEGRINT’S RANKINGS

To determine our rankings, we used data from TheGrint, a golf handicap and stat-tracking service that also allows golfers to rate the courses they play. Think of it as something similar to Yelp for golf courses.

Here are the pertinent details:

  • Our ranking is based on more than 300,000 reviews from golfers like you.
  • Reviews dated 2020 and earlier are used.
  • Only consider courses with at least 50 reviews.
  • Golfers ranked course conditions and overall experience as the main elements of their ranking criteria.

We looked at all the data from courses in the US, and divided it by region. Over the next few weeks we’ll start with regions along the Pacific Coast Highway, and work our way eastward to New York.

BEST COURSES IN THE MIDWEST

OBSERVATIONS

  • Wisconsin has 6 top-10 golf courses.
  • There are five courses in the top ten of all U.S. golf rankings, four of which can be found in Wisconsin
  • Resort/destination courses are ranked highly across all regions.

TOP 10 U.S. GOLF COURSES BY REGION

10. THE WILDERNESS AT FORTUNE BAY | WILDERNESS (97.5)

THE WILDERNESS AT FORTUNE BAY | WILDERNESS (97.5)

10. DEACONS LODGE GOLF COURSE (97.5)

10. BIRCK BOILERMAKER GOLF COMPLEX | KAMPEN COURSE (97.5)

BIRCK BOILERMAKER GOLF COMPLEX | KAMPEN COURSE (97.5)

9. TPC AT DEERE RUN (97.9)

8. ARCADIA BLUFFS GOLF CLUB | ARCADIA BLUFFS (98.3)

ARCADIA BLUFFS GOLF CLUB | ARCADIA BLUFFS (98.3)

7. WHISTLING STRAITS GOLF COURSE | IRISH COURSE (98.3)

6. THE QUARRY AT GIANTS RIDGE | THE QUARRY (98.4)

THE QUARRY AT GIANTS RIDGE | THE QUARRY (98.4)

5. SAND VALLEY GOLF RESORT | SAND VALLEY (98.6)

4. SAND VALLEY GOLF RESORT | MAMMOTH DUNES (98.6)

SAND VALLEY GOLF RESORT | MAMMOTH DUNES (98.6)

3. WHISTLING STRAITS GOLF COURSE | STRAITS COURSE (99.1)

WHISTLING STRAITS GOLF COURSE | STRAITS COURSE (99.1)

2. ERIN HILLS (99.4)

1. BLACKWOLF RUN GOLF COURSE | RIVER (99.4)

BLACKWOLF RUN GOLF COURSE | RIVER (99.4)