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Golf Digest Top 50 Golf Courses for Women 2013

07/09/2013



BY SUSAN COMOLLI DAVIS

PHOTO COURTESY OF GASPARILLA INN & CLUB

July 2013


It's great to walk into a golf shop and be greeted by a welcoming staff and a sea of stylish women's apparel and gear. But for a course to be Top-50 material, we need to see great programs for women, flexible playing options (nine-hole loops, or even shorter) and a progressive-design philosophy that treats women golfers as more than an afterthought.




Our panel of 100-plus women who evaluate courses for this ranking pay special attention to tee options and design. Each layout on our Top 50 has at least one set of tees less than 5,300 yards, two sets with Slope and Course Ratings for women, and minimal or no forced carries from the forward tees.




The ideal layout challenges long hitters yet delivers a fun round for average players. Quality course conditions are important, too, and it's a plus to have lots of amenities.







At the Villas of Grand Cypres hone your skills at golf schools led by former LPGA Tour pros Barb Mucha and Mary Bryan.




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