April 9, 2009

America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses/2009-10

The game's oldest ranking, established in 1966

NATIONAL GOLF LINKS / No. 15 among America's 100 Greatest.

NATIONAL GOLF LINKS / No. 15 among America's 100 Greatest.

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

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  • 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 * 2007 RANK IN PARENTHESES

TIES BROKEN IN FAVOR OF COURSES WITH MORE EVALUATIONS

Rank* Course Name Yards Par Points 51. (52) SPYGLASS HILL G. CSE.

Pebble Beach / Robert Trent Jones (1966) 6,953 72 63.15 52. (48) MILWAUKEE C.C..

River Hills, Wis. / H.S. Colt & C.H. Alison (1929) 7,094 72 63.14 53. (56) GARDEN CITY G.C.

Garden City, N.Y. / Devereux Emmet (1899) 6,911 73 63.08 54. (53) CHERRY HILLS C.C.

Englewood, Colo. / William Flynn (1923) 7,586 72 62.94 55. (45) FOREST HIGHLANDS G.C. (Canyon)

Flagstaff, Ariz. / Jay Morrish & Tom Weiskopf (1988) 7,007 71 62.79 56. (70) DOUBLE EAGLE CLUB

Galena, Ohio / Jay Morrish & Tom Weiskopf (1992) 7,140 72 62.72 57. (99) PETE DYE G.C.

Bridgeport, W.Va. / Pete Dye (1994) 7,248 72 62.72 58. (54) KITTANSETT CLUB

Marion, Mass. / William Flynn & Frederic Hood (1922) 6,811 70 62.63 59. 59. (59) DALLAS NATIONAL G.C.

Dallas / Tom Fazio (2002) 7,326 72 62.54 60. (87) PEACHTREE G.C.

Atlanta / Robert Trent Jones & Bobby Jones (1947) 7,414 72 62.49 61. (58) SCIOTO C.C.

Columbus, Ohio / Donald Ross (1916) 7,106 71 62.49 62. (64) EUGENE C.C.

Eugene, Ore. / Robert Trent Jones (1967) 7,033 72 62.35 63. (49) FLINT HILLS NATIONAL G.C.

Andover, Kan. / Tom Fazio (1997) 6,946 71 62.34 64. (62) INTERLACHEN C.C.

Edina, Minn. / Willie Watson (1911) 6,900 73 62.31 65. (43) WINGED FOOT G.C. (East)

Mamaroneck, N.Y. / A.W. Tillinghast (1923) 6,792 72 62.29 66. (86) CONGRESSIONAL C.C. (Blue)

Bethesda, Md. / Robert Trent Jones (1962) 7,250 72 62.25 67. (39) THE PRINCE COURSE

Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii / Robert Trent Jones Jr. (1990) 7,309 72 62.08 68. (New) STONE CANYON CLUB

Oro Valley, Ariz. / Jay Morrish (2000) 7,317 72 62.06 69. (84) EAST LAKE G.C.

Atlanta / Donald Ross (1915) / Rees Jones (1995) 7,374 72 62.06 70. (74) GALLOWAY NATIONAL G.C.

Galloway, N.J. / Tom Fazio (1995) 6,901 71 62.06 71. (85) PLAINFIELD C.C.

Plainfield, N.J. / Donald Ross (1921) 7,107 72 62.03 72. (77) MONTEREY PENINSULA C.C. (Shore)

Pebble Beach / Bob Baldock (1961) / Mike Strantz (2004) 6,914 72 62.01 73. (78) LONG COVE CLUB

Hilton Head Island / Pete Dye (1981) 7,026 71 61.99 74. (88) SHOREACRES

Lake Bluff, Ill. / Seth Raynor (1921) 6,521 71 61.99 75. (93) HARBOUR TOWN G. LINKS

Hilton Head Island / Pete Dye & Jack Nicklaus (1969) 6,973 71 61.98 76. (New) ARONIMINK G.C.

Newtown Square, Pa. / Donald Ross (1928) 7,152 70 61.97 77. (82) LAUREL VALLEY G.C.

Ligonier, Pa. / Dick Wilson (1959) 7,327 72 61.97 78. (95) THE PRESERVE G.C.

Carmel, Calif. / Tom Fazio / J. Michael Poellot & Sandy Tatum (2000) 7,067 72 61.96 79. (66) MAYACAMA G.C.

Santa Rosa, Calif. / Jack Nicklaus (2001) 6,785 72 61.94 80. (New) BANDON TRAILS

Bandon, Ore. / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2005) 6,765 71 61.91 81. (33) QUAKER RIDGE G.C.

Scarsdale, N.Y. / A.W. Tillinghast (1918) 6,880 70 61.82 82. (81) THE ESTANCIA CLUB

Scottsdale / Tom Fazio (1995) 7,314 72 61.76 83. (New) EAGLE POINT G.C.

Wilmington, N.C. / Tom Fazio (2000) 7,258 72 61.74 84. (76) SAHALEE C.C. (South/North)

Sammamish, Wash. / Ted Robinson (1969) 7,003 72 61.73 85. (98) KIAWAH ISLAND CLUB (Cassique)

Kiawah Island, S.C. / Tom Watson (2000) 7,050 72 61.57 86. (72) MAIDSTONE CLUB

East Hampton, N.Y. / Willie Park Jr. & Jack Park (1924) 6,403 72 61.57 87. (91) SAGE VALLEY G.C.

Graniteville, S.C. / Tom Fazio (2001) 7,331 72 61.53 88. (57) SOMERSET HILLS C.C.

Bernardsville, N.J. / A.W. Tillinghast (1918) 6,659 71 61.47 89. (67) BLACK DIAMOND (Quarry)

Lecanto, Fla. / Tom Fazio (1988) 7,159 72 61.46 90. (83) TULLYMORE G.C.

Stanwood, Mich. / Jim Engh (2001) 7,250 72 61.38 91. (89) HAZELTINE NATIONAL G.C.

Chaska, Minn. / Robert Trent Jones (1962) 7,360 72 61.29 92. (71) CALUSA PINES G.C.

Naples, Fla. / Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry (2001) 7,215 72 61.27 93. (92) SYCAMORE HILLS G.C.

Fort Wayne, Ind. / Jack Nicklaus (1989) 7,340 72 61.20 94. (90) HUDSON NATIONAL G.C.

Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. / Tom Fazio (1996) 6,955 70 61.18 95. (68) VALHALLA G.C.

Louisville / Jack Nicklaus (1986) 7,540 72 61.15 96. (73) SANCTUARY

Sedalia, Colo. / Jim Engh (1997) 7,044 72 61.00 97. (75) OCEAN FOREST G.C.

Sea Island, Ga. / Rees Jones (1995) 7,321 72 60.87 98. (65) GRANDFATHER G. & C.C.

Linville, N.C. / Ellis Maples (1968) 7,101 72 60.85 99. (69) BLACKWOLF RUN (River)

Kohler, Wis. / Pete Dye (1990) 7,405 72 60.82 100. (New) CROOKED STICK G.C.

Carmel, Ind. / Pete Dye (1964) 7,516 72 60.81