They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But when it comes to our course rankings, we keep our panelists to a certain set of parameters in determining a score for our Aesthetics category: How well do the scenic values of the course (including landscaping, vegetation, water features and backdrops) add to the pleasure of a round? So though our definition of Aesthetics isn't asking to strictly judge beauty, it is to a degree. Because finding a great golf course that is also a satisfying visual experience is, well, a beautiful thing. Herewith, these are the highest scoring courses in our most recent 100 Greatest and Best in State rankings in our Aesthetics category.