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America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses

Low Numbers In High Places

The record scores at (nearly all of) America's 100 Greatest Courses

May 2013

We called America's 100 Greatest Courses--and, in some cases, called again and again--to find who shot the record rounds there, and when. Here's what they could tell us, from a little to a lot:

1. PINE VALLEY

64 Robert C. Lewis Jr. (1981), Mike McCoy (2012)

2. AUGUSTA NATIONAL

63 Nick Price (1986 Masters), Greg Norman (1996 Masters)

3. CYPRESS POINT

63 Ben Hogan (The Match, 1956), Jim Langley (1976), Casey Reamer (2006), Jordan Cox (2010), Kramer Hickok (2012), noncompetitive rounds

4. SHINNECOCK HILLS

63 Jimmy Dunne III (2011), green tees; 65 Chip Beck, Mark Calcavecchia, Lanny Wadkins (1986 U.S. Open), Neal Lancaster (1995 U.S. Open)

5. OAKMONT

63 Johnny Miller(1973 U.S. Open)

6. MERION (EAST)

64 Lee Mackey (1950 U.S. Open), Ben Crenshaw (1981 U.S. Open); 68 Dorothy Delasin (1998 U.S. Girls' Junior)

7. PEBBLE BEACH

62 Tom Kite (1983 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am), David Duval (1997 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am)

8. WINGED FOOT (WEST)

61 Claude Harmon (1960), noncompetitive round

9. SAND HILLS

61 Brad Lardon (2001), back tees, 7,013 yards

10. FISHERS ISLAND

63 Claude Harmon (1959), Dave Alvarez (1982); 68 Lisa Griffin (date unknown), noncompetitive rounds

11. NATIONAL GOLF LINKS

62 Raymond Floyd (1997), noncompetitive round

12. CRYSTAL DOWNS

65 Ed Vomastek (1998);72 Kelly Caron ("about 25 years ago")

13. SEMINOLE

60 Claude Harmon (1947), noncompetitive round

14. MUIRFIELD VILLAGE

61 John Huston(1996 Memorial)

15. THE ALOTIAN CLUB

does not track low-score rounds

16. WHISTLING STRAITS (STRAITS)

64 W.C. Liang (2010 PGA)

17. OAK HILL (EAST)

64 Ben Hogan (1942 Times-Union Open), Curtis Strange (1989 U.S. Open)

18. CHICAGO G.C.

Club does not officially track low-score records, but Steve Daly (1989, 1992) shot 66 in club-sanctioned stroke-play rounds; Ben Crenshaw shot 62 in a social round (date unknown), which included a mulligan off the first tee even though he played the original ball

19. PACIFIC DUNES

65 Tim Hval (2001)

20. OAKLAND HILLS (SOUTH)

65 George Archer (1964 Carling World Open), David Graham, Alan Tapie (1979 PGA), Denis Watson, Andy North, T.C. Chen (1985 U.S. Open), Jack Nicklaus (1991 U.S. Senior Open), Tom Lehman (1996 U.S. Open), Andres Romero (2008 PGA); 63 Al Watrous (date unknown); 64 Rick Ruffin (2001), noncompetitive round

21. THE OCEAN COURSE

63 Alex Cejka (1997 World Cup), 6,900 yards; 67 Tom Kite (2007 Senior PGA), 7,201 yards

22. WADE HAMPTON

65 Steve Melnyk (1988), Griff Rudolph (1989), Louis Brown (2005)

23. RIVIERA

61 Ted Tryba (1999 Nissan Open)

24. THE COUNTRY CLUB

64 Peter Jacobsen (1988 U.S. Open); 66 Hans Sherman (2003 Mass. Amateur)

25. PRAIRIE DUNES

62 Loren Roberts (2006 U.S. Senior Open); 66 Juli Inkster (2002 U.S. Women's Open)

26. OLYMPIC CLUB (LAKE)

63 Jim Gallagher Jr. (1993 Tour Championship)

27. GOZZER RANCH

60 Pat Perez (2011), No. 1 tees; 62 Andrew Magee (2008), No. 2 tees

28. FRIAR'S HEAD

does not track low-score rounds

29. SHADOW CREEK

66 Dustin Johnson, Chien Soon Lu (2010), replacing pre-design 60 by Tiger Woods (2004), Fred Couples (2007)

30. SOUTHERN HILLS

63 Raymond Floyd (1982 PGA), Tiger Woods (2007 PGA)

31. MEDINAH (NO. 3)

70 Andy Pope (2011), post-renovation; 65 Tiger Woods, Mike Weir (2006 PGA)

32. SAN FRANCISCO

63 Harvie Ward (date unknown)

33. CASTLE PINES

62 Greg Whisman (1992 International), Tom Purtzer (1997 International)

34. HONORS COURSE

66 Michael Sim, Ryan Blaum (2004 Southern Amateur), Jack Dukeminier, Alex Ching, Diego Velasquez (2010 NCAA Championship); 68 Lisa Schlesinger (2011 USGA Senior Women's Amateur)

35. BALTUSROL (LOWER)

63 Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf (1980 U.S. Open), Thomas Bjorn (2005 PGA)

36. THE GOLF CLUB

64 Ed Sneed (1976), Tom Weiskopf (1995)

37. CANYATA

does not track low-score rounds

38. BANDON DUNES

65 Andy Morse (2003)

39. SEBONACK

68 Luke Donald (2011), noncompetitive round

40. PINEHURST (NO. 2)

62 Tom Watson, Gibby Gilbert (1973 World Open), Hale Irwin (1977 Colgate Hall of Fame Classic)

41. L.A. (NORTH)

62 Steve Lim (2012), noncompetitive round

42. BETHPAGE (BLACK)

64 Craig Thomas (2007 New York State Open), Mike Weir, Lucas Glover (2009 U.S. Open), Padraig Harrington (2012 Barclays)

43. PEACHTREE

63 (player and date unknown)

44. TPC SAWGRASS (STADIUM)

63 Fred Couples (1992 Players), Greg Norman (1994 Players)

45. PIKEWOOD NATIONAL

76 Bob Friend (2008), championship tees; 67 Bob Friend (2009) forward tees

46. PETE DYE

62 D.A. Points (2004 Pete Dye West Virginia Classic)

47. VICTORIA NATIONAL

65 Brian Tennyson (date unknown), Victorian tees

48. SPYGLASS HILL

62 Phil Mickelson (2005 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am), Luke Donald (2006 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am)

49. OLD MACDONALD

67 Tom Kroll (2010)

50. BUTLER NATIONAL

68 Mark Wilson (2007 BMW Championship); 62 Al Geiberger (date unknown), pre-renovation

51. KINLOCH

61 Brad Lawrence (2001), noncompetitive round

52. SCIOTO

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