THE AMERICAN CLUB
As might be expected in this company town, the suites are the most elaborate anywhere. As are the massages after a round at any of four Pete Dye designs at Blackwolf Run or Whistling Straits.
ERIN (WIS.) HILLS
Cottages patterned after those at Augusta National and Pine Valley overlook the sprawling lay-of-the-land layout that will host the 2017 U.S. Open.
FOREST DUNES G.C.
Tom Weiskopf's 18 features a front nine reminiscent of Augusta National and a closing stretch straight from the sand barrens of Pine Valley. Tom Doak's new reversible 18, The Loop, opens in 2017.
FRENCH LICK (IND.) RESORT
Pete Dye chopped the top off a mountain in creating the course ranked 96th among America's 100 Greatest. Lee Schmidt recently restored the Donald Ross 18 and converted the Tom Bendelow Course into a compelling nine.
When The Quarry at Giants Ridge opened in 2001, we hailed its Jeff Brauer layout as the first great design of the 21st century. Brauer's Legend course is also distinctive.