The Mid-Atlantic can claim four of the forty courses (that’s 10%) which Golfweek has pronounced the Best New Courses of 2010.
So without further adieu, congratulations to…
#15 Ballyhack in Roanoke, VA (Private)
This Lester George designed course is a classic Scottish highland-type design featuring 50 to 70 foot elevation changes, fairways as wide as 150 yards, and old-style, gouged-out, roughed-out bunkers. Lester George is also the designer of the Kinloch Golf Club.
#17 TPC Potomac in Potomac, MD (Private)
TPC Potomac is the reincarnation of TPC Avenel which was the host of the Kemper/Booz Allen Opens. Avenel was never well regarded by the Tour players but TPC Potomac received good reviews when it hosted the Senior Players Championship this past October.
#20 Lodestone in McHenry, MD (Public)
Located is perched on a mountain ridge above Deep Creek Lake and the Wisp Resort. This Hale Irwin Signature design plays 7,507 yards from the “Irwin Tees”and features bentgrass greens, tees and fairways as well as numerous elevation changes throughout the course. At over 2,900 feet, Lodestone has the highest elevation of any course in Maryland.
#31 Jack Frost National in Blakeslee, PA (Public)
Jack Frost National Golf Club embraces the Pocono Mountains with all of its magnificent vistas and elevation changes. Different than most mountain courses, Jack Frost National also provides wide fairways, easily identified target areas, few uneven lies and no blind shots.
To see all forty golf courses visit Golfweek’s Best New Courses of 2010 List