Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine's Top 10 Desert Courses (2001)

Below is a list of the award-winning golf courses from Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine's Top 10 Desert Courses published in 2001. Click on the golf course name to learn more about the course, see a locator map, read reviews, and more.

Top 10 Desert Courses in the U.S. 2001

Rank Golf Course Location
1 Troon North Golf Club - Pinnacle Course
Scottsdale, AZ
2 Troon North Golf Club - Monument Course
Scottsdale, AZ
3 The Lodge At Ventana Canyon - Mountain Course
Tucson, AZ
4 Grayhawk Golf Club - Talon Course
Scottsdale, AZ
5 Golf At the Boulders Club - South Course
Carefree, AZ
6 Reflection Bay Golf Club - Reflection Bay Course
Henderson, NV
7 La Quinta Resort & Club - Pete Dye Mountain Course
La Quinta, CA
8 Arizona National Golf Club - Arizona Course
Tucson, AZ
9 Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club - Paa-Ko Ridge 1 Course
Sandia Park, NM
10 Primm Valley Golf Club - Desert Course
Nipton, CA
A.C. Read Golf Course - Bayou Course
Honorable Mention
Pensacola, FL
A.C. Read Golf Course - Bayview Course
Honorable Mention
Pensacola, FL
A.C. Read Golf Course - Executive Course
Honorable Mention
Pensacola, FL
A.C. Read Golf Course - Lakeview Course
Honorable Mention
Pensacola, FL
Cardinal Golf Club - Fort Lee Cardinal 1 Course
Honorable Mention
Fort Lee, VA
Cardinal Golf Club - Fort Lee Cardinal 2 Course
Honorable Mention
Fort Lee, VA
Cardinal Golf Club - Fort Lee Cardinal 3 Course
Honorable Mention
Fort Lee, VA
Falcon Dunes Golf Course - Falcon Dunes Course
Honorable Mention
Waddell, AZ
Fort Jackson Golf Club - Old Hickory Course
Honorable Mention
Columbia, SC
Fort Meade Golf Course - Park Course
Honorable Mention
Fort George G Meade, MD
Mamala Bay Golf Course - Mamala Bay Course
Honorable Mention
Jbph-Hickam, HI
Marine Memorial Golf Course - Marine Memorial Course
Honorable Mention
Camp Pendleton, CA
Marshallia Ranch Golf Course Vandenberg AFB - Marshallia Ranch Course
Honorable Mention
Vandenberg Afb, CA
NAS Jacksonville Golf Course - Blue Course
Honorable Mention
Jacksonville, FL
NAS Jacksonville Golf Course - Red Course
Honorable Mention
Jacksonville, FL
NAS Jacksonville Golf Course - White Course
Honorable Mention
Jacksonville, FL
Navy Marine Golf Course - Navy Marine Course
Honorable Mention
Honolulu, HI

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