The 20 Most Beautiful Courses in the United States
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.