2017-18 Ranking: Top 100 U.S. Courses

America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses

First established in 1966, the biennial 2017-18 ranking of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses is ready for its close-up

Since 1966, Golf Digest's biennial ranking of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses has been considered the gold standard in the golf community. Our most comprehensive, detailed presentation of our rankings can be seen below, which includes bonus photos of every 100 Greatest course on this year's ranking, comments from our course-ranking panelists, plus additional write-ups and statistics. For those looking for our America's 100 Greatest Public and Best in State rankings, we're holding the release of these lists to be included in a June package celebrating great golf-course architecture.

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7,101 yards, Par 70 / Points: 71.8465
Pine Valley, N.J./ George Crump & H.S. Colt (1918)

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AUGUSTA NATIONAL G.C.

7,435 yards, Par 	72	/  Points: 71.7453
Augusta, Ga. / Alister MacKenzie & Bobby Jones (1933)
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7,435 yards, Par 72 / Points: 71.7453
Augusta, Ga. / Alister MacKenzie & Bobby Jones (1933)

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6,524 yards, Par 72 / Points: 69.5123
Pebble Beach / Alister MacKenzie & Robert Hunter (1928)

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SHINNECOCK HILLS G.C.

7,450 yards, Par 70 / Points: 69.2301
Southampton, N.Y. / William Flynn (1931)

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7,254 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 68.6791
Oakmont, Pa. / Henry Fownes (1903)

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6,592 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 67.9751
Ardmore, Pa. / Hugh Wilson (1912)

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PEBBLE BEACH G. LINKS

6,828 yards, Par 72 /Points: 67.6991
Pebble Beach / Jack Neville & Douglas Grant (1919)

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NATIONAL G. LINKS OF AMERICA

6,957 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 67.2422
Southampton, N.Y. / C.B. Macdonald (1911)

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7,089 Yards, Par 71 / 66.2882
Mullen, Neb. / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (1994)

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WINGED FOOT G.C. (West)

7,258 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 66.2705
Mamaroneck, N.Y. / A.W. Tillinghast (1923)

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FISHERS ISLAND CLUB

6,615 Yards, Par 70 / 66.2409
Fishers Island, N.Y. / Seth Raynor & Charles Banks (1926)

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CRYSTAL DOWNS C.C.

6,518 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 65.7023
Frankfort, Mich. / Alister MacKenzie & Perry Maxwell (1931)

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6,836 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 65.6765
Juno Beach, Fla. / Donald Ross (1929)

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6,846 Yards, Par 70 / 65.6764
Wheaton, Ill. / C.B. Macdonald (1894) / Seth Raynor (1923)

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MUIRFIELD VILLAGE G.C.

7,392 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 65.2333
Dublin, Ohio / Jack Nicklaus & Desmond Muirhead (1974)

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THE COUNTRY CLUB (Clyde/Squirrel)

7,350 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 65.1838
Chestnut Hill, Mass. / Willie Campbell (1895) / Alex Campbell (1902)

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OAKLAND HILLS C.C. (South)

7,445 Yards, Par 70 / 65.1656
Bloomfield Hills, Mich. / Donald Ross (1918)

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6,633 Yards, Par 71/ Points: 65.0391
Bandon, Ore. / Tom Doak (2001)

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7,049 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 64.9939
Baiting Hollow, N.Y. / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2002)

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OAK HILL C.C. (East)

7,152 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 64.8593
Rochester, N.Y. / Donald Ross (1925)

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7,356 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 64.7249
Kiawah Island, S.C. / Pete Dye (1991)

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WHISTLING STRAITS (Straits)

7,790 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 64.7018
Haven, Wis. / Pete Dye (1998)

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LOS ANGELES C.C. (North)

7,236 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 64.4989
Los Angeles / George C. Thomas Jr. (1921)

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7,040 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 64.4802
Pacific Palisades, Calif. / George C. Thomas Jr. & W.P. Bell (1926)

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7,302 Yards, Par / Points: 72 64.3575
Cashiers, N.C. / Tom Fazio (1987)

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7,560 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 64.0722
North Las Vegas, Nev. / Tom Fazio (1990)

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7,480 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 64.0439
Roland, Ark. / Tom Fazio (2004)

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GOZZER RANCH G. & LAKE C.

7,317 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 64.0398
Harrison, Idaho / Tom Fazio (2007)

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6,940 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 64.0260
Hutchinson, Kan. / Perry Maxwell (1937) / Press Maxwell (1957)

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PINEHURST RESORT (No. 2)

7,588 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 63.8751
Pinehurst, N.C. / Donald Ross (1935)

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THE OLYMPIC CLUB (Lake)

6,934 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 63.8520
San Francisco / Sam Whiting (1924)

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7,450 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 63.6556
Ooltewah, Tenn. / Pete Dye (1983)

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7,414 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 63.6386
Atlanta / Robert Trent Jones & Bobby Jones (1947)

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7,439 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 63.6183
New Albany, Ohio / Pete Dye (1967)

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SOUTHERN HILLS C.C.

7,184 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 63.5230
Tulsa, Okla. / Perry Maxwell (1936)

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6,732 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 63.4635
Bandon, Ore. / David McLay Kidd (1999)

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SAN FRANCISCO G.C.

6,830 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 63.3987
San Francisco / A.W. Tillinghast (1924)

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BETHPAGE STATE PARK (Black)

7,468 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 63.3433
Farmingdale, N.Y. / Joseph H. Burbeck & A.W. Tillinghast (1936)

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BALTUSROL G.C. (Lower)

7,400 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 63.1579
Springfield, N.J. / A.W. Tillinghast (1922)

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PIKEWOOD NATIONAL G.C.

7,588 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 63.1571
Morgantown, W. Va. / J. Robert Gwynne & John Raese (2009)

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7,534 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 63.0672
Southampton, N.Y. / Jack Nicklaus & Tom Doak (2006)

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7,696 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.8961
Castle Rock, Colo. / Jack Nicklaus (1981)

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VICTORIA NATIONAL G.C.

7,239 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.8538
Newburgh, Ind. / Tom Fazio (1998)

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ERIN HILLS G. CSE.

7,812 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.7274
Erin, Wis. / Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry & Ron Whitten (2006)

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BUTLER NATIONAL G.C.

7,523 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 62.6981
Oak Brook, Ill. / George Fazio & Tom Fazio (1974)

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6,922 Yards, Par 73 / Points: 62.5554
Garden City, N.Y. / Devereux Emmet (1899)

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6,944 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 62.5472
Bandon, Ore. / Tom Doak & Jim Urbina (2010)

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MEDINAH C.C. (No. 3)

7,657 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.5458
Medinah, Ill. / Tom Bendelow (1928)

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SPYGLASS HILL G. CSE.

6,960 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.5376
Pebble Beach / Robert Trent Jones (1966)

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7,147 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 62.5156
Holyoke, Colo. / Tom Doak (2006)

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TPC SAWGRASS (Players Stadium)

7,215 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.4822
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. / Pete Dye (1980)

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6,659 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 62.4796
Indian Hill, Ohio / Seth Raynor & Charles Banks (1927)

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7,203 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.4230
Manakin-Sabot, Va. / Lester George & Vinny Giles (2001)

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6,981 Yards, Par 72/ Points: 62.3973
Edina, Minn. / Willie Watson (1911)

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WHISPERING PINES G.C.

7,473 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.3611
Trinity, Texas / Chet Williams (2000)

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6,908 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 62.3243
Plymouth, Mass. / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2005)

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7,140 Yards. Par 70 / Points: 62.3102
Columbus, Ohio / Donald Ross (1916)

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7,412 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 62.2820
Edmond, Okla. / Pete & Alice Dye (1976)

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DALLAS NATIONAL G.C.

7,372 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.2764
Dallas / Tom Fazio (2002)

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7,308 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.2701
Bridgeport, W.Va. / Pete Dye (1994)

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BALTUSROL G.C. (Upper)

7,348 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.2217
Springfield, N.J. / A.W. Tillinghast (1922)

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WINGED FOOT G.C. (East)

6,792 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.2176
Mamaroneck, N.Y. / A.W. Tillinghast (1923)

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7,266 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.0856
Marshall, Ill. / Bob Lohmann & Mike Benkusky (2004)

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SOMERSET HILLS C.C.

6,756 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 62.0134
Bernardsville, N.J. / A.W. Tillinghast (1918)

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MONTEREY PENINSULA C.C. (Shore)

6,873 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.9157
Pebble Beach / Mike Strantz (2004)

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6,521Yards, Par 71 / Points: 61.9080
Lake Bluff, Ill. / Seth Raynor (1921)

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6,811 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 61.8254
Marion, Mass. / William Flynn & Frederic Hood (1922)

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ARCADIA BLUFFS G.C.

7,300 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.7943
Arcadia, Mich. / Rick Smith & Warren Henderson (2000)

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7,042 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.7867
Wayzata, Minn. / Tom Fazio (1999)

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6,759 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 61.7675
Bandon, Ore. / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2005)

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7,097 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.7524
River Hills, Wis. / H.S. Colt & C.H. Alison (1929)

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6,665 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.7075
East Hampton, N.Y. / Willie Park Jr. & Jack Park (1924)

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7,348 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.6791
Cherry Hills Village, Colo. / William Flynn (1923)

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7,314 Yards, Par 72 / 61.6537
Scottsdale / Tom Fazio (1995)

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CONGRESSIONAL C.C. (Blue)

7,278 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.6304
Bethesda, Md. / Robert Trent Jones (1962)

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7,008 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 61.6060
Scarsdale, N.Y. / A.W. Tillinghast (1918)

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7,091 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.5864
Edison, N.J. / Donald Ross (1921)

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7,190 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 61.5630
Newtown Square, Pa. / Donald Ross (1928)

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OLYMPIA FIELDS C.C. (North)

7,190 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 61.5595
Olympia Fields, Ill. / Willie Park Jr. (1922)

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THE VALLEY CLUB OF MONTECITO

6,750 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 61.5045
Montecito, Calif. / Alister MacKenzie & Robert Hunter (1929)

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7,540 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.4982
Louisville / Jack Nicklaus (1986)

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7,062 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 61.4532
Hingham, Mass. / Gil Hanse (2004)

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THE QUARRY AT LA QUINTA

7,083 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.4425
La Quinta, Calif. / Tom Fazio (1994)

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THE G.C. AT BLACK ROCK

7,130 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.2760
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho / Jim Engh (2003)

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HUDSON NATIONAL G.C.

7,121 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 61.2743
Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. / Tom Fazio (1996)

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7,175 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.2123
Galena, Ohio / Jay Morrish & Tom Weiskopf (1992)

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6,808 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 61.2070
Charleston, S.C. / Seth Raynor & Charles Banks (1926)

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RICH HARVEST LINKS

7,715 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.1771
Sugar Grove, Ill. / Jerry Rich & Greg Martin (1999)

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7,323 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 61.1733
Toledo, Ohio / Donald Ross (1919)

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DIAMOND CREEK G.C.

7,175 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 61.1453
Banner Elk, N.C. / Tom Fazio (2003)

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6,503 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 61.1205
Manchester, Mass. / Donald Ross (1917)

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BLACKWOLF RUN (River)

7,404 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.0481
Kohler, Wis. / Pete Dye (1990)

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7,067 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.0240
Carmel, Calif. /Tom Fazio, J. Michael Poellot & Sandy Tatum (2000)

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CROOKED STICK G.C.

7,516 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.0197
Carmel, Ind. / Pete Dye (1967)

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LAUREL VALLEY G.C.

7,327 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.0090
Ligonier, Pa. / Dick Wilson (1959)

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7,203 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.0010
Naples, Fla. / Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry (2001)

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FLINT HILLS NATIONAL G.C.

7,080 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 60.8984
Andover, Kan. / Tom Fazio (1997)

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SAHALEE C.C. (South/North)

6,955 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 60.8642
Sammamish, Wash. / Ted Robinson (1969)

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6,785 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 60.8360
Santa Rosa, Calif. / Jack Nicklaus (2001)

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7,259 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 60.8223
Wilmington, N.C. / Tom Fazio (2000)

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