10 of our favorite courses we played in 2022
From top right, clockwise: Sean Zak, Jessica Marksbury, Evan Schiller, Courtesy
Over the past couple of weeks, a handful of our staffers have written about their favorite course they played in the past year. Even better, you can play any of them, too. So in case you need any ideas for 2023, here are 10 of our favorite spots (plus a couple of bonus favorites) from the past 12 months.
Tucked along the coast south of St. Andrews, Anstruther is golf simplified. Everything about it is sufficient. There is no fluff.
Why this rural 9-hole course was my favorite I played in 2022, by Ryan Barath
Sweetens Cove provides a multitude of ways to navigate it, but it’s the expansive greens that dictate the best route and challenge you to be bold.
Just off Route 103, in the cozy ski town of Ludlow, Vt., you’ll find a glorious marriage of two of life’s great indulgences: golf and pizza.
What was the author’s favorite course played in 2022? It was a Top 100 steal — and the trip also featured late-night shenanigans.
Why TPC Sawgrass maintenance led to my favorite round of 2022, by James Colgan
Overseeding at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass robbed me of a battle with the Island Green, but gave me my favorite round of 2022.
Take a scenic ride to Robert Moses State Golf Course next summer. Pack your beach chair and a few clubs. You can thank the author later.
Golfing in paradise easily made this course my favorite I played this year, by Connor Federico
If you’re looking for a premiere Caribbean golf destination, Cap Cana’s Punta Espada is the perfect place to soak in the sun.
This hidden gem in New Jersey is my favorite course I played in 2022, by Zephyr Melton
New Jersey is full of some of the best golf in the country, but this (public!) hidden gem flies under the radar.
My favorite golf walk of 2022 revealed St. Andrews’ other side, by Dylan Dethier
On Sunday at St. Andrews, I got the sense that golf had changed forever. But Monday in St. Andrews felt like a timeless dream.
For the past 10 years, Streamsong has been a major player in the resort golf game. But you won’t find typical Florida golf courses there.
The 125-plus-year-old Boston-area muni Franklin Park — with fees starting at $41! — has only improved with age.
Why my favorite round of the year was a ‘Tee-It-Forward’ revelation, by Jessica Marksbury
How a December round at the Phoenician Golf Club in Phoenix opened my eyes to the glory of the shortest-possible tees.