And The Best City To Golf In Is?

Golf Digest has recently released its list of Top 20 Cities For Golf. In order for them to create this list, they had researches collect and analyze data based on five criteria; Climate, Cost, number of public courses, quality of public courses and accessibility. For this list, however, they only targeted the 50 most populated cities in the U.S. Which, in this caveman’s opinion caused them to miss out on a few of my personal favorite golfin’ cities.

Here are Golf Digest’s Top Ranked:

T-20: Louisville
T-20: Birmingham, AL
T-18: Minneapolis
T-18: Detroit
17: San Diego
T-15: Kansas City
T-15: Phoenix
14: Riverside, CA
13: St. Louis
12: Oklahoma City
T-10: Portland, OR
T-10: Cleveland
9: Nashville
8: Houston
T-6) Seattle
T-6) Orlando
T-4) Tampa
T-4) Los Angeles
3) Cincinnati
2) Pittsburgh
1) Dallas/Fort Worth

As of right now, Myrtle Beach, Hampton Roads, and Rochester, NY are seemingly missing from the this list. Maybe they will be on the complete list of 50 that will be available in October’s in print Issue. I usually agree with what Golf Digest has to say, but I am not so sure about this one.

What do my Rock Heads think? What’s your favorite city to golf in? Do you think they missed some?


Bonus: Check out Golf Digest’s Golf Course Finder to find local courses and see how they rank!

4 thoughts on “And The Best City To Golf In Is?

  • September 12, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I think this list is pretty accurate, San Antonio should be on there too. They took affordability, ability to expand the game, and year round playability into account, and those three areas you mentioned come up short on those three topics.

    ***Response from Scratch***

    While I agree with you, I find it difficult to believe that Detroit and the Ohio cities have year round playability.

  • September 12, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Benzonia, Michigan , I have three courses within 15 min. Drive!

  • September 13, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Alright Pittsburgh!!! I love playing courses with the Pennsylvania hills. I just play the local courses which are about 20 miles south of Pittsburgh.


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