The Best Golf Courses to Play in Summer
Golf is more than just a sport; it often becomes an obsession, with passionate golfers playing through all conditions – rain, hail, and shine. Speaking of shine, the warm summer months provide the perfect conditions for a pleasant round or two. At MGI Golf we want you to always play your best game, so we believe that by choosing the best course for your next round is just as important as the equipment that you take with you. During summer, golfers playing courses along the coastline are you're usually met with a nice coastal breeze and courses to the north of the country or in mountain areas feature not only cooler temperatures, but spectacular summer scenery too. Here are some of the best courses you can play in the US in Summer.
The Greenbrier Golf Course, Pennsylvania
This historic golf course was designed in 1924 by one of the great architects of golf and remodelled in 1977 by Jack Nicklaus in preparation for the 1979 Ryder Cup and later the Solheim Cup in 1994 – this makes it the only resort course in the world to have hosted both prestigious events. It is a heavily wooded course requiring precise approach shots into well bunkered, terraced greens. The beauty of Pennsylvania is on full display surrounding the course in the Summer with its flora and design.
Couer d'Alene Resort Golf Course, Idaho
With its world famous iconic floating green on the 14th hole, there is nothing ordinary about a round of golf at this stunning course just 30 minutes from Spokane, Washington. Golfers are greeted with a personal caddy for their group, and the breathtaking lake views from nearly every hole slightly ease the tension from what is a very challenging golf course, with the formidable 14th hole in the back of every golfer’s mind. Experts worldwide have labelled this course as "one of the world’s most memorable experiences, an experience like no other" and being in Idaho, even in the middle of Summer, the weather remains reasonable. A must for every golfer!
Pebble Beach Golf Links, California
Unanimously rated the number one public course in the entire US, there is arguably no golf course in the world that offers what Pebble Beach does for its beauty and desire. Even better, in Summer, it is still relatively mild, allowing for every experience at Pebble Beach to be memorable regardless of the scorecard. By 2019 it had hosted its 6th US Open, more than any other course in the US in the past 50 years, and in 2027 it is set to make it number 7. Every year the PGA tour visits for the AT&T Pro AM, a tradition that began in 1947. This too is another course where you're provided with your own personal caddy to make your day at Pebble Beach unforgettable.
Merion Golf Club (East Course), Pennsylvania
Merion East course designed back in 1912 by Hugh Irvine Wilson is a highly challenging golf course, and one that is best played in the mild Pennsylvania summer. Sitting on less than 120 acres, the course features profoundly variable hole lengths, creeks, twisting fairways and even an abandoned stone quarry. This course has also hosted the US Open in 2013 and is considered one of the best courses not only in America but in the world.
Pine Valley Golf Club, New Jersey
Steeped in history and amongst the distinctive pines of west Jersey, Pine Valley Golf Club had the reputation of being one of the most challenging golf courses when it was developed in 1918. This still rings true for many golfers to this day thanks to its refined greens and punishing hazards. It really is the ultimate test for any level of golfer with its variety in terrain and obstacle. Pine Valley has been at the top of Golf Digest's list of the 100 most outstanding golf courses for years.
The list really is endless for courses to play in the warmer season, and you're really spoilt for choice in North America having access to play some of, if not the best courses in the world! As summer approaches, now is the perfect time to plan a round at one of the best courses in the country and follow in the footsteps of your favorite golfers. For the ultimate round and most valuable investment to your golf game, an MGI electric golf cart will help you navigate any course with ease – purchase yours online today at https://us.mgigolf.com/.