Best Public Golf Course

Stone Water Golf Club

That Titanic-sized driver you dropped half a paycheck on will serve you well at Stone Water, a track Golf Digest ranked among the country's best public-access courses. Though the layout features plenty of trouble -- bunkers, heavy brush, marshy ponds, and rocky creek beds -- the fairways are plenty wide. Which is good, because Stone Water is long -- more than 7,000 yards from the tips. But if you can whack the ball well out there, you can have plenty of fun. When you're done, you can tally up your score in a spacious restaurant or on a covered patio.