2015 CAGGYs: Top Nationwide Golf Destinations

2015 CAGGYs: Top Nationwide Golf Destinations

Best Colorado Stay & Play

Reader’s Choice
1. The Broadmoor
2. Keystone
3. Red Sky

Staff Picks
Broadmoor
Red Sky
Rollingstone Ranch

Pictured: The Broadmoor

Pictured: Red Sky, Fazio Course


Best Phoenix/Scottsdale Stay & Play

Reader’s Choice
1. Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North
2. We-Ko-Pa Resort, Ft. McDowell
3. The Boulders, Carefree

Staff Picks
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge/Wildfire Golf Club
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess/TPC Scottsdale
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Pictured: Troon North Golf Club

Pictured: The Boulders


Best Golf Experience – Tucson

Reader’s Choice
1. The Gallery Golf Club
2. The Lodge at Ventana Canyon
T-3. Ritz-Carlton-Dove Mountain
T-3. Westin La Paloma

Staff Picks
Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain
Sewailo Golf Club at Casino Del Sol
Tubac Golf Resort

Pictured: Sewailo Golf Club

Pictured: Lodge at Ventana Canyon


Best Golf Experience – New Mexico

Reader’s Choice
1. Paa-Ko Ridge, Sandia Park
2. Sandia Golf Resort, Albuquerque
3. Piñon Hills Golf Course, Farmington

Staff Picks
Black Mesa Golf Club, Santa Fe
Paa-Ko Ridge
Sandia

Pictured: Paa-Ko Ridge

Pictured: Sandia


Best Golf Experience – Mesquite/St. George

Reader’s Choice
1. Wolf Creek Golf Club, Mesquite, Nev.
2. Coral Canyon Golf Course, Washington, Utah
T-3. Conestoga Golf Club, Mesquite
T-3. Sand Hollow Resort, Hurricane, Utah

Staff Picks
Conestoga
Entrada at Snow Canyon, St. George
Falcon Ridge Golf Course, Mesquite

Pictured: Wolf Creek

Pictured: Conestoga


Best Golf Experience – Las Vegas

Reader’s Choice
1. Shadow Creek Golf Club
2. The Wynn Golf Club
3. Paiute Golf Resort

Staff Picks
Cascata, Boulder City
Coyote Springs Golf Club, Coyote Sgs.
Shadow Creek

Pictured: Paiute Golf Club

Pictured: Cascata


Best Golf Experience – Mexico

Reader’s Choice
1. Cabo del Sol, Los Cabos
T-2. Diamante, Cabo San Lucas
T-2. One & Only Palmilla, Los Cabos
3. Estrella del Mar, Mazatlán

Staff Picks
CostaBaja, La Paz
Diamante
Punta Mita, Puerto Vallarta

Pictured: Diamante

Pictured: Cabo del Sol


Best Overall U.S. Golf Experience

Reader’s Choice
1. Pebble Beach, California
2. Bandon Dunes, Oregon
3. Pinehurst, North Carolina

Staff Picks
Bandon Dunes
Kapalua, Hawai’i
Kohler, Wisconsin

Pictured: Bandon Dunes


Best Overall U.S. Value

Reader’s Choice
1. RTJ Golf Trail, Alabama
2. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
3. Branson, Missouri

Staff Picks
Alabama Coast/Florida Panhandle
Mesquite/St. George
Tucson

> Best Overall U.S. Golf Value (Reader's Choice) The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Alabama

Proving Colorado golfers do travel east of the Mississippi, you voted Alabama’s 22-year-old, 468-hole golf gauntlet the best bang for your buck. The trail’s 26 courses run from Muscle Shoals in the north to Mobile in the south, and there isn’t a dog track in the bunch. You want value? A round at Grand National in Opelika, which hosts a PGA TOUR event this July, starts at $65 during high season. Factor in perpetual specials, many including luxurious lodging and multiple rounds, and you can’t beat it. Flights into nearby Atlanta rather than Birmingham also keep down the price. 800-949-4444, rtjgolf.com

Pictured: Lakewood Golf Club, Azaela No. 1, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail


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