10Best: Golf Courses for Leaf-Peeping

These courses offer beautiful fall color
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Autumn's the perfect time to combine two loves: golf and fall leaf-peeping! These 10 courses are at their prettiest in autumn, when the vivid colors of fall foliage complement the verdant greens and fairways.Sugarloaf Mountain ResortSugarloaf Mountain Resort — Photo courtesy of Sugarloaf Mountain Resort


Sugarloaf Mountain Resort - Sugarloaf, Maine

The last days of the golfing season at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort in Maine are some of the best days, when fall color is at its peak. The par 72 Sugarloaf Golf Club course is also a great location to spot wildlife gearing up for winter, including moose, dear and red-tailed fox.

Mountain View Grand - Whitefield, N.H.

The White Mountains in New Hampshire feature some of New England's best fall foliage, and golfers can experience the riot of color from the green at Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa's 18-hole course with beautiful mountain views.Mountain View GrandMountain View Grand — Photo courtesy of MWV Chamber of Commerce

Gleneagles - Perthshire, Scotland

Gleneagles is still riding the wave of excitement from hosting the 2014 Ryder Cup, making autumn a perfect time to cross golfing in Scotland off your bucket list. Perthshire, known as 'Big Tree Country,' offers plentiful opportunities for foliage viewing before and after tee time.

Top of the Rock Golf Course - Branson, Mo.

The Ozark Mountains surrounding Branson, Missouri put on quite the colorful show in autumn, and there's no better place to enjoy Mother Nature than at the Top of the Rock course, a Jack Nicklaus signature design course with unforgettable autumn views.Top of the RockTop of the Rock — Photo courtesy of Top of the Rock

Pound Ridge Golf Club - Pound Ridge, N.Y.

There's good reason why autumn is such a popular time to visit New York, but if you're in need of some fresh air outside the Big Apple, head to Westchester County 40 miles north of Manhattan for a round at the stunning Pound Ridge Golf Club, a Pete Dye course considered to be one of the best public courses in the country.


The Omni Grove Park Inn - Asheville, N.C.

The Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville deserve a spot on any fall foliage bucket list. The historic course at the Grove Park Inn was designed by Donald Ross and has played host to numerous PGA events, so you're sure to be challenged as you enjoy the views.Grove Park InnGrove Park Inn — Photo courtesy of Grove Park Inn

Salish Cliffs Golf Club - Shelton, Wash.

While the climate of the Pacific Northwest isn't the most conducive to fall color, the grasses and trees of the Kamilche Valley, home of the Salish Cliffs Golf Club, turn a beautiful golden color during this time of year. The 18-hole, par 72 course occupies 320 acres of pristine scenery.

TPC Deere Run - Silvus, Illinois

TPC Deere Run in Silvus, Illinois hosts the annual John Deere Classic and is one of the nation's top rated public courses. In autumn, golfers enjoy the colorful foliage of the oak trees along the Rock River.

Blackwolf Run - Kohler, Wis.

Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin is considered one of Pete Dye's great masterpieces. Whether you golf The River or The Meadow Valleys, the fall scenery is not to be missed.Blackwolf RunBlackwolf Run — Photo courtesy of Blackwolf Run

Keswick Hall - Charlottesville, Va.

In Virginia's swathe of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Charlottesville, golfers can challenge themselves at the new Pete Dye-designed Keswick Club course, surrounded by ancient oaks and mountain views.



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