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The corner of CapRock Ranch presents fantastic views.
GOLF Magazine recently unveiled its 2022-23 ranking of the Top 100 Courses in the U.S. But why stop there? To better illuminate the scope of epic golf around the nation, we’ve broken the country into four regions and ranked the top 50 in each. The takeaway: whatever part of the U.S. you call home, you don’t lack for world-class options. Below, you’ll find the top 50 courses in the West.
Other regional rankings: Top 50 in the Northeast | Top 50 in the Southeast | Top 50 in the West
The golf season may not be as long in the Midwest as other parts of the United States, but all that does is build demand. Two-time U.S. Open champ Andy North once put it perfectly to GOLF Magazine: “If you get nice weather in April, you can’t keep people away.”
Yes, they’re rabid in the Midwest, and with good reason. The region delivers an incredible slate of options. Mixed in among 24 of the top 100 courses in the country, the Midwest boasts classics like Chicago Golf Club — one of the five founding clubs of the USGA — as well as modern masterpieces like CapRock Ranch, which debuts as No. 59 in the country. Now that you know their names and when to visit — May through September is your sweet spot — booking the trip is all you’ve got left to do.
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