Golf Digest editors picks

Readers' Choice Rankings:
The Top 50 Public Courses

September 23, 2009

2010 Readers' Choice Awards
RANKINGS: The Top 50 Public Golf Facilities | Private | Resort
SELECTED PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS: Public | Private | Resort | The Best of the Best
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Top 10 in each ranking category: Public | Private | Resorts
WEB EXCLUSIVE: State By State: All the facilities scoring at least 75 points
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1. Forest Dunes GC, Roscommon, Mich.
 
quality of course
course conditions
reputation/prestige
practice facilities
speed of play
clubhouse
golf pro shop
food/dining
activities/anemities
service
overall value
Total  
9.61 9.73 9.27 9.39 8.88 9.14 8.52 8.83 8.22 9.00 8.67 94.59
2. Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla.
9.54 9.47 9.40 9.69 8.91 9.20 9.50 8.89 9.10 9.31 9.34 94.47
3. Independence GC, Midlothian, Va.
9.54 9.44 9.43 9.69 9.02 9.25 9.09 8.87 9.23 9.40 9.15 94.34
4. Tobacco Road GC, Sanford, N.C.
9.61 9.54 9.40 8.27 8.77 8.56 8.88 8.03 8.39 9.21 9.25 93.75
5. Stevinson Ranch GC, Stevinson, Calif.
9.59 9.56 8.97 9.65 8.41 8.10 8.52 8.44 7.70 9.39 9.33 93.70
6. Centennial GC, Medford, Ore.
9.44 9.56 8.84 9.05 8.77 8.26 8.58 8.73 8.49 9.20 9.23 93.04
7. PGA GC at Coyote Springs, Coyote Springs, Nev.
9.58 9.75 9.17 9.53 9.39 6.52 7.33 5.71 6.06 9.32 8.73 93.00
8. Sand Creek Station GC, Newton, Kan.
9.38 9.38 9.13 9.33 9.08 8.16 8.67 8.29 9.13 9.42 9.54 92.89
9. Hiddenbrooke GC, Vallejo, Calif.
9.40 9.31 9.16 8.79 8.91 9.19 9.10 8.94 8.95 9.34 9.31 92.78
10. Longaberger GC, Nashport, Ohio
9.36 9.36 9.19 9.11 8.74 9.26 9.02 8.48 8.25 9.26 8.66 92.37
11. Paa-Ko Ridge GC, Sandia Park, N.M.
9.48 9.36 9.05 8.68 8.40 8.23 8.73 7.67 7.20 8.87 9.02 91.86
12. Spring Creek GC, Gordonsville, Va.
9.50 9.74 8.56 8.05 8.63 6.29 7.42 7.14 7.20 9.00 8.39 91.62
13. TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, Fla.
 
quality of course
course conditions
reputation/prestige
practice facilities
speed of play
clubhouse
golf pro shop
food/dining
activities/anemities
service
overall value
Total  
9.25 9.16 9.33 9.14 8.74 9.10 9.20 8.99 8.84 8.99 8.72 91.60
14. Cascata GC, Boulder City, Nev.
9.11 9.60 8.77 8.86 9.14 9.41 8.71 8.82 8.71 9.06 7.24 91.34
15. Trump National GC Los Angeles, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
8.91 9.38 9.09 9.01 8.78 9.27 9.22 9.17 9.21 9.30 8.42 90.84
16. Arcadia Bluffs GC, Arcadia, Mich.
9.38 9.21 9.15 8.42 7.64 8.39 8.47 8.36 7.20 8.51 8.20 90.44
17. Falcon Ridge GC, Lenexa, Kan.
9.09 9.21 8.97 8.41 8.74 8.45 8.76 8.85 8.96 9.06 8.85 90.41
18. Baywood Greens, Long Neck, Del.
9.18 9.18 8.76 9.25 8.06 8.29 8.65 8.64 8.08 8.88 8.65 90.24
19. Bulle Rock, Havre de Grace, Md.
9.27 9.07 9.20 8.75 7.88 8.85 8.85 8.28 8.13 8.75 8.10 90.17
20. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Pawleys Island, S.C.
9.35 9.10 9.04 7.04 7.93 8.07 8.38 8.01 8.29 8.59 8.19 89.52
21. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Prattville, Ala.
9.22 8.92 8.83 9.03 8.08 8.38 8.81 7.85 8.13 8.50 9.00 89.48
22. RTJ Golf Trail at Grand National, Opelika, Ala.
9.11 8.89 8.79 8.77 8.41 8.68 8.89 8.33 7.97 8.55 9.05 89.09
23. Cedar Chase GC, Cedar Springs, Mich.
9.07 9.04 8.68 7.50 8.68 7.00 8.18 8.12 7.96 9.11 9.14 88.59
24. Pinehills GC, Plymouth, Mass.
8.95 8.95 8.68 9.05 7.37 8.72 8.63 8.18 8.29 8.79 8.21 88.10
25. Desert Willow Golf Resort, Palm Desert, Calif.
8.89 9.04 8.42 8.69 7.98 8.38 8.53 8.48 8.71 8.44 8.44 88.03
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26. True Blue Plantation, Pawleys Island, S.C.
 
quality of course
course conditions
reputation/prestige
practice facilities
speed of play
clubhouse
golf pro shop
food/dining
activities/anemities
service
overall value
Total  
9.03 8.91 8.81 8.14 7.97 8.27 8.36 7.95 8.27 8.51 8.21 87.94
27. Eagle Eye GC, East Lansing, Mich.
9.15 9.05 8.60 7.95 7.55 8.11 8.10 7.33 7.62 7.70 7.95 87.81
28. Bolingbrook GC, Bolingbrook, Ill.
8.67 8.78 8.63 9.33 7.96 9.30 9.15 9.12 9.00 9.00 8.33 87.36
29. Chambers Bay GC, University Place, Wash.
9.33 8.42 9.09 8.06 8.14 6.95 7.74 7.95 7.48 8.56 8.25 87.31
30. Bucks Run GC, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
9.11 9.20 7.83 7.35 7.95 7.94 7.84 7.47 7.33 7.79 7.90 87.30
31. Pilgrim's Run GC, Pierson, Mich.
8.92 8.88 8.62 8.42 8.38 8.24 8.15 6.67 7.58 8.76 8.54 87.27
32. Ko'olau GC, Kaneohe, Hawaii
9.17 8.46 8.75 8.12 7.93 8.46 8.32 7.75 8.41 8.25 8.32 86.99
33. Ridges at Sand Creek, Jordan, Minn.
9.00 8.86 7.90 8.11 7.76 7.56 8.38 8.05 7.82 8.81 8.76 86.98
34. Blue Heron Pines GC, Cologne, N.J.
8.75 8.81 8.44 8.67 8.03 8.13 8.41 8.23 8.36 8.59 8.69 86.73
35. Wolf Creek GC, Mesquite, Nev.
9.09 8.92 8.78 6.01 7.07 7.76 8.03 7.69 7.70 8.19 7.72 86.47
36. Bethpage State Park GC, Farmingdale, N.Y.
9.43 8.68 9.32 5.39 5.24 6.67 8.15 6.89 6.97 6.69 9.34 86.40
37. The Tribute Golf Club, The Colony, Tex.
8.87 8.96 8.27 8.09 7.43 8.52 8.22 7.81 7.64 8.13 7.30 86.27
38. Heron Lakes GC, Portland, Ore.
 
quality of course
course conditions
reputation/prestige
practice facilities
speed of play
clubhouse
golf pro shop
food/dining
activities/anemities
service
overall value
Total  
9.04 8.61 8.30 7.65 8.00 6.86 7.26 6.91 9.00 7.87 8.87 85.97
39. Edgewood Tahoe GC, Stateline, Nev.
8.96 8.64 8.72 7.68 7.08 8.11 8.20 7.70 9.26 8.40 6.96 85.87
40. Bryan National Park & GC, Brown Summit, N.C.
8.89 8.53 8.32 8.74 7.45 7.71 7.95 7.13 7.36 8.08 8.71 85.44
41. Victoria Hills GC, Deland, Fla.
8.75 8.35 8.58 8.42 8.37 8.31 8.11 8.56 7.78 8.63 8.50 85.26
42. Gold Mountain GC, Bremerton, Wash.
8.88 8.47 8.69 7.94 7.33 7.15 8.06 7.55 7.38 8.00 8.73 85.13
43. The Ranch GC, Southwick, Mass.
8.86 8.81 7.90 7.71 7.14 7.33 7.95 7.38 7.29 8.43 7.76 85.06
44. Scotland Run GC, Williamstown, N.J.
8.64 8.64 8.17 8.26 7.80 8.29 8.17 8.48 8.15 8.28 8.25 85.05
45. Harmony Golf Preserve, Harmony, Fla.
8.59 8.64 8.05 8.14 8.59 7.79 8.32 7.45 8.11 8.73 8.64 84.96
46. Grayhawk GC, Scottsdale, Ariz.
8.00 8.27 7.82 7.91 7.73 7.90 7.45 7.50 6.17 8.45 6.64 77.80
47. Bali Hai GC, Las Vegas, Nev.
8.54 8.63 8.42 6.93 8.28 8.42 8.58 8.84 8.98 8.72 7.72 84.71
48. SentryWorld GC, Stevens Point, Wis.
8.65 8.55 8.50 8.32 7.70 8.16 8.26 7.50 7.14 8.37 7.95 84.57
49. Shepherd's Hollow GC, Clarkston, Mich.
8.68 8.74 8.16 7.58 7.47 8.06 7.68 7.94 8.00 7.56 7.42 84.34
49. University Ridge GC, Verona, Wis.
8.50 8.63 8.53 8.27 7.70 7.65 8.27 7.25 8.38 8.15 8.13 84.34
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