Golf Digest editors picks


These hubs* of public golf offer multiple options for buddies trips

August 2013

* Cities and the region within a 50-mile radius.
Star listings from 1 to 5 are derived from readers' Best Places To Play ratings.



Number of 100 Greatest Public courses: Two
Public courses on our Best in State ranking: Three
Public courses with a rating of ★★★★ or more: 27

Three courses to consider:

1. SHADOW CREEK, North Las Vegas, Nev. ($500). Ranked No. 5 on America's 100 Greatest Public list and No. 1 in Nevada,, 866-260-0069.

2. CASCATA (pictured), Boulder City, Nev. ($395). Ranked No. 3 in Nevada,, 702-294-2005.

3. COYOTE SPRINGS (NEV.) G.C., ($144). Ranked No. 7 in Nevada,, 702-422-1400.

Other local worthies:

4. BALI HAI G. CSE. ★★★★½;
5. RIO SECCO G.C. ★★★★½;
6. TPC LAS VEGAS ★★★★½

Photo by John Loomis
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