With the U.S. Open scheduled to tee off next week, Joe Passov, senior editor for travel and course rankings at GOLF Magazine, shares his picks for top eco-friendly resort courses with Tim Smight for USA TODAY.
Pebble Beach Resorts
Pebble Beach, Calif.
Since 1919, two of the most magical words for traveling golfers have been "Pebble" and "Beach." Put them together and you have one of the world's most exalted golf resorts. You also have one of the most environmentally sensitive. "Wastewater reclamation, protecting harbor seal nursery areas and preserving waterfowl habitat are among Pebble Beach's positive efforts," Passov says. "The golf here is legendary, but it's the small, quiet moments that linger -- like a quartet of deer grazing contentedly 10 feet from where you're teeing off." 800-654-9300; pebblebeach.com
Amelia Island Plantation
Amelia Island, Fla.