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America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses

The game's oldest ranking, established in 1966

May 2011

The biennial 2011 ranking of America's 100 Greatest Courses is ready for its close-up. And for the first time in the list's history, it has something completely different: 101 courses. We had a tie at No. 100, which left us no choice but to make room for an odd number of courses for the first time. Established in 1966, the game's oldest ranking, this list is considered the leading symbol of golf-course excellence and integrity.

INDEPENDENT CHECK: Golf Digest retained PricewaterhouseCoopers to oversee the tabulation of our rankings of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses, America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses and Best in State.

* 2009 RANK IN PARENTHESES
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Rank* Course Name Yards Par Points
1. (1) AUGUSTA NATIONAL G.C.
Augusta, Ga. / Alister Mackenzie & Bobby Jones (1933)
7,435 72 72.87
2. (2) PINE VALLEY G.C.
Pine Valley, N.J. / George Crump & H.S. Colt (1918)
7,057 70 72.49
3. (3) SHINNECOCK HILLS G.C.
Southampton, N.Y. / William Flynn (1931)
7,041 70 69.36
4. (5) OAKMONT C.C.
Oakmont, Pa. / Henry Fownes (1903)
7,255 71 69.01
5. (4) CYPRESS POINT CLUB
Pebble Beach / Alister Mackenzie & Robert Hunter (1928)
6,525 72 69.00
6. (6) PEBBLE BEACH G. LINKS
Pebble Beach / Jack Neville & Douglas Grant (1919)
6,828 72 68.56
7. (7) MERION G.C. (East)
Ardmore, Pa. / Hugh Wilson (1912)
6,886 70 68.54
8. (8) WINGED FOOT G.C. (West)
Mamaroneck, N.Y. / A.W. Tillinghast (1923)
7,258 72 66.81
9. (13) SAND HILLS G.C.
Mullen, Neb. / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (1994)
7,089 71 66.70
10. (15) NATIONAL G. LINKS OF AMERICA
Southampton, N.Y. / C.B. Macdonald, 1911
6,935 72 66.62
11. (9) FISHERS ISLAND CLUB
Fishers Island, N.Y. Seth Raynor & Charles Banks (1926)
6,566 72 66.50
12. (16) CRYSTAL DOWNS C.C.
Frankfort, Mich. / Alister Mackenzie & Perry Maxwell (1931)
6,518 70 66.22
13. (10) SEMINOLE G.C.
Juno Beach, Fla. / Donald Ross (1929)
6,836 72 66.17
14. (New) THE ALOTIAN CLUB
Roland, Ark. / Tom Fazio (2004)
7,480 72 65.88
15. (14) PACIFIC DUNES
Bandon, Ore. / Tom Doak (2001)
6,633 71 65.86
16. (18) THE COUNTRY CLUB (Clyde/Squirrel)
Brookline, Mass. / Willie Campbell (1895) / Alex Campbell (1902)
7,033 71 65.85
T17. (12) CHICAGO G.C.
Wheaton, Ill. / C.B. Macdonald (1894) Seth Raynor (1923)
6,846 70 65.75
T17. (22) WHISTLING STRAITS (Straits)
Haven, Wis. / Pete Dye (1998)
7,362 72 65.75
19. (19) MUIRFIELD VILLAGE G.C.
Dublin, Ohio / Jack Nicklaus & Desmond Muirhead (1974)
7,366 72 65.65
20. (17) WADE HAMPTON G.C.
Cashiers, N.C. / Tom Fazio (1987)
7,218 72 65.51
21. (11) OAK HILL C.C. (East)
Rochester, N.Y. / Donald Ross (1925)
7,145 71 65.47
22. (31) RIVIERA C.C.
Pacific Palisades, Calif. / George C. Thomas Jr. & W.P. Bell (1926)/td>
7,298 71 65.05
23. (20) MEDINAH C.C. (No. 3)
Medinah, Ill. / Tom Bendelow (1928)
7,561 72 65.01
24. (23) OAKLAND HILLS C.C. (South)
Bloomfield Hills, Mich. / Donald Ross (1918)
7,445 72 64.98
25. (21) PRAIRIE DUNES C.C.
Hutchinson, Kan. / Perry Maxwell (1937), Press Maxwell (1957)
6,759 70 64.96
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