Do You Know Which States These Famous Golf Courses Are In?


By: Gavin Thagard

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It's sunny out with a light breeze. You know what that means. It's time to go golfing. Do you know where all of the best golf courses are, though? What about the most famous golf courses in America, the courses where all of the premier golfers, as well as celebrities, play? Here's a quiz where you can find you!

Golf has been around for centuries after starting off in Scotland. Since then, particularly since the mid-19th century, the sport has exploded around the world. It has become particularly popular in the United States, where many of the top golfers in the world call home. However, these golfers knew they needed great places to play. After all, what is golf without a golf course on which to play? To meet the needs of golfers in America, courses have popped up all over the country, showing off both the beauty of the landscape and the beauty of the sport.

Are you an expert on everything golf, including the courses? Do you know the state in which the golf courses in this quiz belong? If you think you do and are up for the challenge, take this quiz and prove your golf knowledge to everyone!

Where are the Bethpage State Park golf courses located?

Bethpage State Park includes five golf courses, each with 18 holes. The most famous of the courses, however, is the Black Course, where the U.S. Open was held in 2002 and 2009 .


Where is the Spyglass Hill Golf Course located?

The Spyglass Hill Golf Course sits on the Pacific Ocean, giving golfers a view of the ocean as they play. The course is home to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.


Where is the Shadow Creek Golf Course located?

Located in Las Vegas, Shadow Creek Golf Course was designed by Tom Fazio, and it opened in 1989. Golfers love the course because of its seclusion, following the Vegas theme of "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."


Where is Chambers Bay Golf Course located?

Designed as a links course, Chambers Bay is owned and operated by Pierce County. The course is known for hosting the U.S. Open in 2015.


Where is Muirfield Village located?

Muirfield Village was founded by legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus chose the name for the course because he won his first of three British Open titles in Muirfield, Scotland.


Where is Erin Hills located?

The most famous tournament held at Erin Hills was the U.S. Open in 2017. The course was also home to the 2011 U.S. Amateur.


Where is Harbour Town Golf Links located?

This public golf course hosts the RBC Heritage golf tournament, which is part of the PGA Tour. It's held each year in mid-April.


Where is the Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course located?

The Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course borders Lake Michigan, providing a scenic view for golfers. Built in 1999, this course also follows the links golf course design.


Where is the Crooked Stick Golf Club located?

Crooked Stick Golf Club was home to the PGA Championship in 1991. This tournament was won by John Daly. It was his only PGA Championship victory.


Where is the PGA West Stadium Course located?

This course is included in the Tournament Players Club. It has hosted several PGA Tour events since opening in 1986.


Where is the Garden City Golf Club located?

Opened in 1899, the Garden City Golf Club is a men-only course. It was designed by Devereux Emmet, one of golf's innovative course designers.


Where is the Monterey Peninsula Dunes Course located?

This course is located in Pebble Beach, bordering the Pacific Ocean. It was originally designed by Seth Raynor and Robert Hunter but improvements were later added, mainly along the shoreline.


Where is the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club located?

The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club consists of three different courses with a total of 45 holes. It was redesigned​ in 2017.


Where is the Baltusrol Golf Club located?

This golf course made history when it hosted both the U.S. Open and Women's U.S. Open in 1985. It has also hosted six other U.S. Opens throughout its history.


Where is the Sea Island Retreat Course located?

The Retreat Course was redesigned in 2001 by Davis Love III and his brother. Their goal was to make the course more playable for all golfers.


Where is the SentryWorld Golf Course located?

This course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. He is credited with designing hundreds of golf courses.


Where is the Makai Golf Course located?

This is another course designed by legendary course designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. His father, Robert Trent Jones, was also a golf course designer, as well as his brother, Rees Jones.


Where is the TPC Harding Park Golf Club located?

TPC Harding Park is a public course run by San Fransisco. It has been included in the PGA Tour since 2010.


Where is the Mauna Kea Golf Course located?

Built in 1964, this course consists of 18 holes with 120 bunkers throughout. The course provides golfers with a view of the Mauna Kea Volcano on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other.


Where is the Atunyote Golf Club located?

Atunyote, which means "eagle," hosted the PGA Championship in 2006. It was also home to the Turning Stone Resort Championship from 2007 until 2010.


Where is the Victoria National Golf Club located?

Golf course architect Tom Fazio designed the Victoria National Golf Course. Fazio's work as a golf course architect earned him The Old Tom Morris Award in 1995.


Where is the Augusta National Golf Course located?

Augusta National Golf Course was founded by legendary golfer Bobby Jones. Jones also started the Masters Tournament, which is played each year at Augusta.


Where are the Pinehurst Golf Courses located?

Pinehurst has hosted numerous tournaments over the years, including several major tournaments. Though Pinehurst consists of eight courses, No. 2 is by far the most famous.


Where is the TPC Deere Run Golf Course located?

TPC Deer Run hosts the John Deere Classic each year. The tournament has been played since 1971.


Where is the Old Waverly Golf Club located?

The course at Old Waverly was designed by Jerry Pate, a former golfer. Pate won the U.S. Open in 1976.


Where is the Circling Raven Golf Course located?

Circling Raven Golf Course is a public course located in Idaho. It's named after a former Native American chief from the area.


Where is the Witch Hollow Golf Course located?

Designed by Bob Cupp, Witch Hollow sits below the Cascade Mountains in Oregon. Tiger Woods won one of his three U.S. Amateur Championships at this course.


Where is the Kingsley Club located?

This private golf course was opened in 2001. The course consists of rolling hills made up of Fescue grasses that match those found in the British Isles.


Where is the Turtle Bay Palmer Course located?

The Turtle Bay Palmer Course is named after golfing legend Arnold Palmer. Palmer won seven major championships throughout his career and also has a drink named after him.


Where is the University Ridge Golf Course located?

Another course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the University Ridge Golf Course was built for the golf teams of the University of Wisconsin. The course opened in 1991.


Where is the Del Monte Golf Course located?

Del Monte is another course located in Pebble Beach, though it doesn't border the Pacific Ocean. Opened in 1897, it is one of the oldest golf courses in the country.


Where is the Harbor Shores Golf Course located?

Harbor Shores Golf Club was designed by another legendary golfer, Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus holds the record for most major championships at 18.


Where is the Reflection Bay Golf Course located?

Opened in 1998, Reflection Bay Golf Course is part of Lake Las Vegas, a residential community. The course has hosted several tournaments, including the Wendy's 3 Tour Challenge.


Where is the Mark Bostick Golf Course located?

Originally designed by Donald Ross, the Mark Bostick Golf Course opened in 1921. The course was redesigned in 2001 by Bobby Weed.


Where is the Penobscot Valley Country Club located?

Another course designed by Donald Ross, this golf course opened in 1924. It has hosted several Maine Amateur Championships over the years.


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