Golf Channel’s Matt Ginella Ranks 3 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Among America’s Top 50

December 16, 2016

A star on the network’s Morning Drive program, Ginella just unveiled his list of the nation’s top 50 public courses and three of Myrtle Beach’s best golf courses were among the honorees. 

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club led the Myrtle Beach contingent, ranking 16th on Ginella’s list, which was unveiled on Morning Drive. Caledonia, which is also ranked among America’s best public golf courses by Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and Golfweek, ranked just behind a quartet of high-profile layouts that host PGA Tour events – Kapalua, Harbor Town, TPC Sawgrass and the Ocean Course – and ahead of major championship venues like Chamber’s Bay, Erin Hills and Pine Needles. 

The famed Dunes Golf & Beach Club, a consensus top 100 course that helped put Myrtle Beach on the map, ranked 23rd. As a former host of the U.S. Women’s Opens and six Senior PGA Tour Championships, the Robert Trent Jones Sr. design has hosted some of the game’s legends and countless buddy trips. 

True Blue Golf Club, which is also ranked among the nation’s top 100 public courses by Golf Magazine and Golfweek, was No. 41 on Ginella’s list. True Blue, Caledonia’s sister course, wows golfers with enormous fairways, which are framed by waste bunkers, and the diversity of challenges it offers players. 

Ginella’s rankings are always highly anticipated and here is his complete list of America’s top 50 public courses:

1. Pebble Beach
2. Pacific Dunes
3. Pinehurst No. 2
4. Bethpage Black
5. Whistling Straits
6. Pasatiempo Golf Club
7. Spyglass Hills
8. Bandon Trails
9. Bandon Dunes
10. Forest Dunes
11. Red Course at Streamsong
12. Ocean Course at Kiawah
13. Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass
14. Harbor Town
15. Plantation Course at Kapalua 
16. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club
17. Championship Course at Blackwolf Run
18. Mid Pines
19. Chambers Bay
20. Pinehurst No. 8
21. Seaside Course at Sea Island
22. Pine Needles
23. Dunes Golf & Beach Club
24. Sand Valley
25. TPC Harding Park
26. TPC Old White at The Greenbriar
27. Old Macdonald at Bandon Dunes
28. Blue Course at Streamsong
29. South Course at Torrey Pines
30. Arcadia Bluffs
31. Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale
32. Gamble Sands
33. Stadium Course at PGA West
34. Dormie Club
35. Erin Hills
36. CordeValle Golf Club
37. Saguaro Course at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
38. Tobacco Road Golf Club
39. The Classic at Madden’s on Gull Lake
40. TPC Deere Run
41. True Blue
42. Smith Signature at Treetops Resort
43. Manele Golf Course
44. Mauna Kea Golf Course
45. Crosswater at Sunriver Resort
46. Palmer Course at Turtle Bay Resort
47. Bayonet at Bayonet and Blackhorse
48. Fazio Foothills at Omni Barton Creek Resort
49. The Quarry at Giants Ridge
50. East Course at Broadmoor