America's 100 Greatest Golf CoursesApril 14, 2013

Low Numbers In High Places

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

Nick Price lines up a putt during the 1986 Masters, where he posted a record score of 63 in the third round.

Nick Price lines up a putt during the 1986 Masters, where he posted a record score of 63 in the third round.

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:

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

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

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

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

63 Johnny Miller(1973 U.S. Open)

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

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

61 Claude Harmon (1960), noncompetitive round

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

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

62 Raymond Floyd (1997), noncompetitive round

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

60 Claude Harmon (1947), noncompetitive round

61 John Huston(1996 Memorial)

does not track low-score rounds

64 W.C. Liang (2010 PGA)

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

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

65 Tim Hval (2001)

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

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

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

61 Ted Tryba (1999 Nissan Open)

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

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

63 Jim Gallagher Jr. (1993 Tour Championship)

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

does not track low-score rounds

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

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

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

63 Harvie Ward (date unknown)

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

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)

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

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

does not track low-score rounds

65 Andy Morse (2003)

68 Luke Donald (2011), noncompetitive round

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

62 Steve Lim (2012), noncompetitive round

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

63 (player and date unknown)

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

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

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

65 Brian Tennyson (date unknown), Victorian tees

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

67 Tom Kroll (2010)

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

61 Brad Lawrence (2001), noncompetitive round

65 Luke Guthrie (2010), post-renovation; 65 Bubba Watson, Harrison Frazar, Pablo Martin (2007 U.S. Open qualifying); 68 Vinny Giles (1968 U.S. Amateur), pre-renovation; 63 Steve Mulcahy (2002 club event), pre-renovation

64 Lee Janzen (2004 U.S. Bank Championship); 72 Katie Falk (2002)

63 Vijah Singh (1993 PGA), pre-renovation; 64 Vicente Fernandez, Bruce Lietzke (2003 U.S. Senior Open), post-renovation

63 George Burns (mid-1970s), noncompetitive round

64 Bob Olds (1991), noncompetitive round; 66 Barbara Moxness (date unknown)

66 Lee Janzen (2000), noncompetitive round

62 Rich Beem (2010); 73 Regina Drysdale (2008)

67 Ryan McCormick (2012), Jeff Wilson, Tom McKnight, Lucas Glover, David Miller (2000 U.S. Amateur); 64 Bobby Gaertner (approximately 1995), noncompetitive round

64 Mark Walker (2004), noncompetitive round

58 Bubba Watson (2011), noncompetitive round

63 Vijay Singh (2003 U.S. Open)

66 Ed Teresa (1993), Wisconsin PGA event

61 Gunner Wiebe (2011), noncompetitive round

61 Brandt Snedeker (2011 Barclays), playing course as par 71 with a shortened 18th hole

61 Charlie Wi (2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am); 66 Corinna Rees (2008)

62 Carl Pettersson (date unknown)

64 Brad Faxon (2011 Invitational Pro-Scratch)

64 Hans Albertsson (2010 Met. Amateur); 71 Laura Algiero (2012 Women's Tri-County stroke play)

66 Chris Williams, Kevin Lim (2012 Bandon Dunes Championship)

63 Gary Player (1984 PGA)

59 Dave Henson (2003), noncompetitive round; 69 Celeste Troche (2001 U.S. Women's Amateur stroke play)

71 Luke Donald (2000), noncompetitive round, 7,700 yards; 68 Gibby Gilbert, John Mahaffey (2000), 7,200 yards

66 Brad Faxon (2009 BGC Invitational), Chase Woodsum (2008), Boomer Erick (2010), noncompetitive rounds

64 Chris Ward (2010 Big 12 Championship), Robert Thompson, Brandt Kieschnick (dates unknown), noncompetitive rounds

61 Claude Harmon (1947, 1953), noncompetitive rounds

63 Tom Pernice Jr., Peter Lonard (2008 AT&T National)

does not track low-score rounds

65 David Nelson (2007), John Garrick (2012); 66 Andrea Kellar (2009)

62 Nick Watney (2011 AT&T National), Jay Sigel (1990)

63 Rocco Mediate (2008), noncompetitive round

64 Ryan Bensel (2007), par 72; 63 Robert Allenby (2002 WGC), par 71; 65 Greg Kraft, Nick Price (1998 PGA), par 70; Dodie Mazzuca (1996 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational)

61 Stewart Cink (2003 U.S. Open qualifier)

67 Jerry Daly (1989 Mass. Amateur), Samuel Barrington Jr. (2011), noncompetitive round

63 Andrew Magee (2002), Chris O'Connor (2006); 66 Kerry Postillion (2003)

64 Zach Miller (2010), noncompetitive round

66 Scott Hoch (1996 Family House Invitational); 62 Jim Bryan (2000s), member tees

62 John Daly (date unknown), noncompetitive round

62 Scott Stallings (2011), noncompetitive round

64 Carl Alexander (2010 Hudson Bowl)

64 Russ Cochran, Loren Roberts (2009 U.S. Senior Open); Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Bo Van Pelt (2012 BMW Championship)

65 Mookie DeMoss (2012)

71 Craig Bowden (2009), Adam Marshall (2010), 8,100 yards; 63 Blake Watts (2012 Indiana Open), 7,000 yards

66 Rich Beem, Justin Leonard, Robert Allenby (2002 PGA); 70 Hollis Stacy, Cathy Mant, Pat Bradley, Susie McAllister, Donna Caponi (1977 U.S. Women's Open)

61 Vijay Singh (1995 charity pro-am); 68 Mary Laupheimer (1980 WMGA event)

61 David Frost (1994 MCI Heritage Golf Classic)

62 K.J. Choi (2003 Mercedes), Graeme McDowell (2011 Hyundai)

62 Bob Kletcke (1982)

63 Jose Maria Olazabal (2000 PGA)

62 Mike Derminio (2006)