Golf Digest editors picks

America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses/2009-10

The game's oldest ranking, established in 1966

May 2009

Editor's Note: Click here to see the 2011-2012 ranking of America's Greatest Golf Courses.

* 2007 RANK IN PARENTHESES
TIES BROKEN IN FAVOR OF COURSES WITH MORE EVALUATIONS
Rank* Course Name Yards Par Points
1. (3) AUGUSTA NATIONAL G.C.
Augusta, Ga. / Alister Mackenzie & Bobby Jones (1933)
7,435 72 73.39
2. (1) PINE VALLEY G.C.
Pine Valley, N.J. / George Crump & H.S. Colt (1918)
7,047 70 73.03
3. (2) SHINNECOCK HILLS G.C.
Southampton, N.Y. / William Flynn (1931)
6,781 70 70.25
4. (4) CYPRESS POINT CLUB
Pebble Beach / Alister Mackenzie & Robert Hunter (1928)
6,509 72 69.84
5. (5) OAKMONT C.C.
Oakmont, Pa. / Henry Fownes (1903)
7,255 71 69.17
6. (6) PEBBLE BEACH G. LINKS
Pebble Beach / Jack Neville & Douglas Grant (1919)
6,737 72 68.82
7. (7) MERION G.C. (East)
Ardmore, Pa. / Hugh Wilson (1912)
6,886 70 68.58
8. (8) WINGED FOOT G.C. (West)
Mamaroneck, N.Y. / A.W. Tillinghast (1923)
7,258 72 68.23
9. (16) FISHERS ISLAND CLUB
Fishers Island, N.Y. / Seth Raynor & Charles Banks (1926)
6,566 72 67.28
10. (9) SEMINOLE G.C.
Juno Beach, Fla. / Donald Ross (1929)
6,836 72 66.91
11. (25) OAK HILL C.C. (East)
Rochester, N.Y. / Donald Ross (1925)
7,145 71 66.74
12. (28) CHICAGO G.C.
Wheaton, Ill. / C.B. Macdonald (1894) / Seth Raynor (1923)
6,846 70 66.44
13. (12) SAND HILLS G.C.
Mullen, Neb. / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (1994)
7,089 71 66.39
14. (14) PACIFIC DUNES
Bandon, Ore. / Tom Doak (2001)
6,633 71 66.36
15. (13) NATIONAL G. LINKS OF AMERICA
Southampton, N.Y. / C.B. Macdonald (1911)
6,935 72 66.35
16. (10) CRYSTAL DOWNS C.C.
Frankfort, Mich. / Alister Mackenzie & Perry Maxwell (1931)
6,518 70 66.15
17. (15) WADE HAMPTON G.C.
Cashiers, N.C. / Tom Fazio (1987)
7,218 72 66.05
18. (20) THE COUNTRY CLUB (Clyde/Squirrel)
Brookline, Mass. / Willie Campbell (1895) / Alex Campbell (1902)
6,577 71 66.03
19. (18) MUIRFIELD VILLAGE G.C.
Dublin, Ohio / Jack Nicklaus & Desmond Muirhead (1974)
7,331 72 65.86
20. (11) MEDINAH C.C. (No. 3)
Medinah, Ill. / Tom Bendelow (1928)
7,561 72 65.76
21. (30) PRAIRIE DUNES C.C.
Hutchinson, Kan. / Perry Maxwell (1937) / Press Maxwell (1957)
6,708 70 65.68
22. (24) WHISTLING STRAITS (Straits)
Haven, Wis. / Pete Dye (1998)
7,362 72 65.53
23. (17) OAKLAND HILLS C.C. (South)
Bloomfield Hills, Mich. / Donald Ross (1918) / Robert Trent Jones (1950)
7,445 72 65.47
24. (22) VICTORIA NATIONAL G.C.
Newburgh, Ind. / Tom Fazio (1998)
7,239 72 64.95
25. (38) THE OCEAN COURSE
Kiawah Island, S.C. / Pete Dye (1991)
7,356 72 64.83
26. (23) THE OLYMPIC CLUB (Lake)
San Francisco / Sam Whiting (1924)
7,112 71 64.81
27. (New) THE CLUB AT BLACK ROCK
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho / Jim Engh (2003)
7,130 72 64.75
28. (36) CASTLE PINES G.C.
Castle Rock, Colo. / Jack Nicklaus (1981)
7,696 72 64.65
29. (26) BETHPAGE STATE PARK (Black)
Farmingdale, N.Y. / Joseph H. Burbeck & A.W. Tillinghast (1936)
7,386 71 64.65
30. (44) BALTUSROL G.C. (Lower)
Springfield, N.J. / A.W. Tillinghast (1922)
7,400 72 64.62
31. (61) RIVIERA C.C.
Pacific Palisades, Calif. / George C. Thomas Jr. & W.P. Bell (1926)
7,298 71 64.51
32. (19) PINEHURST RESORT & C.C. (No. 2)
Pinehurst, N.C. / Donald Ross (1935)
7,335 72 64.43
33. (31) BANDON DUNES
Bandon, Ore. / David McLay Kidd (1999)
7,212 72 64.35
34. (32) SOUTHERN HILLS C.C.
Tulsa, Okla. / Perry Maxwell (1936)
7,150 71 64.15
35. (40) THE GOLF CLUB
New Albany, Ohio / Pete Dye (1967)
7,268 72 64.02
36. (37) SAN FRANCISCO G.C.
San Francisco / A.W. Tillinghast (1918)
6,828 71 63.96
37. (21) BUTLER NATIONAL G.C.
Oak Brook, Ill. / George Fazio & Tom Fazio (1974)
7,523 71 63.95
38. (35) THE HONORS COURSE
Ooltewah, Tenn. / Pete Dye (1983)
7,481 72 63.85
39. (New) SEBONACK G.C.
Southampton, N.Y. / Jack Nicklaus & Tom Doak (2006)
7,481 72 63.84
40. (41) INVERNESS CLUB
Toledo, Ohio / Donald Ross
7,255 71 63.79
41. (27) SHADOW CREEK
North Las Vegas, Nev. / Tom Fazio (1990)
7,560 72 63.77
42. (New) CANYATA G.C.
Marshall, Ill. / Bob Lohmann & Mike Benkusky (2004)
7,258 72 63.73
43. (42) OLYMPIA FIELDS C.C. (North)
Olympia Fields, Ill. / Willie Park Jr. (1922)
7,205 70 63.52
44. (47) THE QUARRY AT LA QUINTA
La Quinta, Calif. / Tom Fazio (1994)
7,083 72 63.42
45. (79) TPC SAWGRASS (Players Stadium)
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. / Pete Dye (1980)
7,215 72 63.35
46. (51) RICH HARVEST LINKS
Sugar Grove, Ill. / Jerry Rich & Greg Martin (1999)
7,758 72 63.33
47. (34) LOS ANGELES C.C. (North)
Los Angeles / George C. Thomas Jr. (1921)
6,909 71 63.26
48. (29) KINLOCH G.C.
Manakin-Sabot, Va. / Lester George & Vinny Giles (2001)
7,203 72 63.25
49. (46) ARCADIA BLUFFS G.C.
Arcadia, Mich. / Rick Smith & Warren Henderson (2000)
7,300 72 63.17
50. (50) SHOAL CREEK
Shoal Creek, Ala. / Jack Nicklaus (1977)
7,234 72 63.17

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