What makes a golf course great? In our mind, a few things. It starts with the architecture. Whether classic or modern, the course must challenge the better player while allowing the beginner to get around safely. Width is preferable, especially when playing to the edges of a fairway or challenging hazards results in a better angle for the next shot. Elevation change is a plus when used well, and we’re suckers for a tempting short par-4. Secondly, price is key. While we recognize that you have to pay to play, no one wants to break the bank to enjoy their weekend round. Conditioning is a factor, though a course with great bones in rough shape often trumps a middling design in better condition.
With all that in mind, here is our ever-expanding Cache - the list of golf courses that we feel merit repeat visits, and that all nearby golfers should feel lucky to call their local track. Feel like we’re missing any? Let us know here.