Who makes these lists? The story behind Golf Digest's course rankings and why they matter to golfers. Established in 1966, the game's oldest ranking is considered the leading symbol of golf-course excellence.
Golf doesn't have to be an ordeal. You work hard enough off the course! At these venues, 'play' and 'golf' are not mutually exclusive. We chose them with the help of Golf Digest's panelists, who create our biennial rankings of America's 100 Greatest, 100 Greatest Public and the Best in State.