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Mensa members share their top ten favorite golf courses

  • Jul 10, 2013

Arlington, Texas, July 8th, 2013 — Par for the course isn’t good enough for American Mensa.

A selection of Mensa members were asked to share what they think are the best golf courses in America as golf is the leading sport that members of American Mensa enjoy, and in recognition of the PGA’s “Family Golf Month,”.  The Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Ga. was the unanimous winner, followed closely by Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif.  When choosing their favorite course, members expressed two common traits to be considered a top course: the beauty and difficulty of the course. Comments ranged from “By far the most beautiful and difficult golf course you could ever hope to play,” to “tough course with immeasurable beauty.”

Members chose their top ten from a list of 30 golf courses from across the country.  To view the full infographic, visit The top-10 list of golf courses, as selected by Mensa members includes:

  1. Augusta National Golf Course (Augusta, Ga)
  2. Pebble Beach Golf Links (Pebble Beach, Calif.)
  3. The Alotian Club (Roland, Ark.)
  4. Bandon Dunes (Bandon, Ore.)
  5. Cypress Point Club (Pebble Beach, Calif.)
  6. Castle Pines Golf Course (Castle Rock, Colo.)
  7. Chicago Golf Course (Wheaton, Ill.)
  8. The Country Club (Brookline, Mass)
  9. The Ocean Course (Kiawah Island, S.C.)
  10. Crystal Downs Country Club (Frankfort, Mich.)

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American Mensa is an organization open to anyone who scores in the top 2 percent on an accepted standardized intelligence test. Mensa has more than 50,000 members in the United States and more than 130,000 members globally. For more information about American Mensa, visit or call (817) 607-0060.