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Best public golf courses in every U.S. state now listed exclusively on GolfPass with latest edition of Golfers’ Choice released today

ORLANDO, Fla. – Golfers across the U.S. today can find out which public golf courses their peers have determined the best in each state with the release of the next edition of Golfers' Choice 2024, found exclusively on GolfPass.

Relied on by golfers for its user-generated golf course reviews and expert travel content, GolfPass creates the Golfers’ Choice lists starting in January to recognize top courses as determined by recreational golfers who shared nearly 300,000 reviews the previous year through NBC Sports Next’s leading online tee-time service, GolfNow. Lists already revealed so far in 2024 have included the Top 50 courses in America; Category Lists, including “Most Improved,” “Layout,” “Staff Friendliness,” “Course Conditions,” and more; and the best public courses in Warm Weather States (Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, and Texas).

With golf’s popularity at an all-time high, this year’s lists continue to shine a spotlight on the game’s best playgrounds for everyday golfers. More than 3,300 courses received at least one review in 2023.

“I believe the state lists are the most useful part of Golfers’ Choice for everyday golfers,” said Jason Scott Deegan, managing editor of “They provide a blueprint of where to tee it up within each state, or neighboring states for golfers who like to travel a little bit. The lists tend to be a fun, interesting collections of well-known courses mixed in with some hidden gems or more value-oriented places to play that golfers might have overlooked.

“I don’t put too much stock in which courses finished first versus tenth,” Deegan added. “Every course that earns Golfers’ Choice honors should be celebrated because the competition is fierce. They are all separated by a miniscule amount of percentage points based on customer reviews. Any course that makes the cut is a winner.”

Below are links to the remaining best-in-state lists found exclusively on GolfPass:

·      Alabama·      Nevada
·      Arkansas·      New Hampshire
·      Colorado·      New Jersey
·      Connecticut·      New Mexico
·      Delaware·      New York
·      Georgia·      North Carolina
·      Idaho·      North Dakota
·      Illinois·      Ohio
·      Indiana·      Oklahoma
·      Iowa·      Oregon
·      Kansas·      Pennsylvania
·      Kentucky·      Rhode Island
·      Louisiana·      South Carolina
·      Maine·      South Dakota
·      Maryland·      Tennessee
·      Massachusetts·      Utah
·      Michigan·      Vermont
·      Minnesota·      Virginia
·      Mississippi·      Washington
·      Missouri·      West Virginia
·      Montana·      Wisconsin
·      Nebraska·      Wyoming
·      Puerto Rico

GOLFPASS HELPS GOLFERS PLAY MORE AND BETTER GOLF:  GolfPass offers a vast instructional library featuring more than 4,500 video titles, including Ask Rory, The Golf Fix, with host Devan Bonebrake; Lessons with a Champion Golfer; and Build a Better Game – all hosted by top instructors like Martin Hall, Chris Como and Michael Bannon, as well as golf fitness expert Don Saladino. GolPass also offers a selection of original video content available exclusively as part of a GolfPass membership, including shows like The Conor Moore Show, On Tour/On Course, My Roots, My Daily Routine, and more.D eveloped in partnership between global golf superstar Rory McIlroy and NBC Sports Next – the innovation and technology division of NBC Sports – GolfPass is designed for today’s golfer and is the only digital golf membership that delivers exclusive content and comprehensive tee-time benefits designed to help every type of golfer – from beginner to expert – play more and better golf. A GolfPass membership is available in North America at, in the U.K. and Republic of Ireland at, and in Australia at The GolfPass membership also is available via connected TV, iOS and Android apps.

About NBC Sports Next
NBC Sports Next is a subdivision of NBC Sports and home to all NBCUniversal digital applications in sports and technology within Golf and Youth & Recreational Sports. Known for its sports technology product innovation, NBC Sports Next equips more than 30 million players, coaches, athletes, sports administrators and fans in 40 countries with more than 25 sports solution products, including GolfNow, the leading online tee time marketplace and provider of golf course operations technology and services; GolfPass, ultimate golf membership that connects golfers to exclusive content, tee time credits, coaching, tips and other benefits; and SportsEngine, the industry leader in youth sports club, league and team management technology and youth sports editorial content. NBC Sports Next is fueled by its mission to innovate, create larger-than-life events and connect with sports fans through technology to provide the ultimate in immersive experiences.

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Dan Higgins
NBC Sports Next