June 26, 2007

America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses/2007-08

The game's oldest ranking, established in 1966

PINE VALLEY: The finishing hole at our No. 1 course is 50 yards longer and has new bunkers down the right side, where trees were removed.

PINE VALLEY: The finishing hole at our No. 1 course is 50 yards longer and has new bunkers down the right side, where trees were removed.

Rank   Course Name   Yards   Par Points    *'05 RANK IN ()*   __1.__ __PINE VALLEY G.C.__ 6,999 70 72.06  (1) Pine Valley, N.J.-- George Crump & H.S. Colt (1918)     __2.__ __SHINNECOCK HILLS G.C.__ 6,864 70 71.01  (3) Southampton, N.Y. -- William Flynn (1931)     __3.__ __AUGUSTA NATIONAL G.C.__ 7,445 72 70.89  (2) Augusta, Ga.-- Alister Mackenzie & Bobby Jones (1933)    __4.__ __CYPRESS POINT CLUB__ 6,509 72 69.80  (4) Pebble Beach, Calif. -- Alister Mackenzie & Robert Hunter (1928)     __5.__ __OAKMONT C.C.__ 7,255 71 69.46  (5) Oakmont, Pa. -- Henry Fownes (1903)     __6.__ __PEBBLE BEACH G. LINKS__ 6,737 72 68.64  (6) Pebble Beach, Calif.-- Jack Neville & Douglas Grant (1919)     __7.__ __MERION G.C. (East)__ 6,886 70 68.03  (7) Ardmore, Pa. -- Hugh Wilson (1912)     __8.__ __WINGED FOOT G.C. (West)__ 7,229 72 67.90  (8) Mamaroneck, N.Y. -- A.W. Tillinghast (1923)   __9.__ __SEMINOLE G.C.__ 6,836 73 66.46  (10) Juno Beach, Fla.—Donald Ross (1929)     __10.__ __CRYSTAL DOWNS C.C.__ 6,518 70 66.43  (11) Frankfort, Mich.—Alister Mackenzie & Perry Maxwell (1931)   __11.__ __MEDINAH C.C. (No. 3)__ 7,561 72 66.39  (15) Medinah, Ill.—Tom Bendelow (1928)   __12.__ __SAND HILLS G.C.__ 7,089 71 66.16  (11) Mullen, Neb.—Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (1994)     __13.__ __NATIONAL G. LINKS OF AMERICA__ 6,876 73 66.05  (9) Southampton, N.Y. / C.B. Macdonald (1911)    __14.__ __PACIFIC DUNES__ 6,633 71 66.00  (22) Bandon, Ore.—Tom Doak (2001)     __15.__ __WADE HAMPTON G.C.__ 7,154 72 66.97  (17) Cashiers, N.C.—Tom Fazio (1987)   __16.__ __FISHERS ISLAND CLUB__ 6,566 72 65.82  (16) Fishers Island, N.Y.—Seth Raynor & Charles Banks (1926)   __17.__ __OAKLAND HILLS C.C. (South)__ 7,099 72 65.80  (13) Bloomfield Hills, Mich.—Donald Ross (1918)/Robert T. Jones (1950   __18.__ __MUIRFIELD VILLAGE G.C.__ 7,269 72 65.78  (18) Dublin, Ohio -- Jack Nicklaus & Desmond Muirhead (1974)     __19.__ __PINEHURST RESORT & C.C. (No. 2)__ 7,305 72 65.73  (14) Pinehurst, N.C.—Donald Ross (1907)   __20.__ __THE COUNTRY CLUB (Clyde/Squirrel)__ 6,577 71 65.40  (19) Brookline, Mass.—Willie Campbell (1895)/Alex Campbell (1902)     __21.__ __BUTLER NATIONAL G.C.__ 7,523 71 65.28  (35) Oak Brook, Ill.—George Fazio & Tom Fazio (1974)     __22.__ __VICTORIA NATIONAL G.C.__ 7,239 72 65.24  (21) Newburgh, Ind.—Tom Fazio (1998)     __23.__ __THE OLYMPIC CLUB (Lake)__ 6,842 71 65.18  (25) San Francisco—Sam Whiting (1928)    __24.__ __WHISTLING STRAITS (Straits)__ 7,362 72 65.06  (23) Haven, Wis.—Pete Dye (1998)     __25.__ __OAK HILL C.C. (East)__ 7,145 71 64.88  (27) Rochester, N.Y.—Donald Ross (1925)     __26.__ __BETHPAGE STATE PARK (Black)__ 7,386 71 64.83  (29) Farmingdale, N.Y.—Joseph H. Burbeck & A.W. Tillinghast (1936)     __27.__ __SHADOW CREEK__ 7,239 72 64.82  (20) North Las Vegas, Nev.—Tom Fazio (1990)      __28.__ __CHICAGO G.C.__ 6,710 70 64.63  (39) Wheaton, Ill.—C.B. Macdonald (1894)/Seth Raynor (1923)     __29.__ __KINLOCH G.C.__ 7,168 72 64.62  (33) Manakin-Sabot, Va.—Lester George & Vinny Giles (2001)    __30.__ __PRAIRIE DUNES C.C.__ 6,708 70 64.58  (24) Hutchinson, Kan.—Perry Maxwell (1937)/Press Maxwell (1957)      __31.__ __BANDON DUNES__ 7,326 72 64.51  (28) Bandon, Ore.—David McLay Kidd (1999)     __32.__ __SOUTHERN HILLS C.C.__ 7,085 71 64.48  (26) Tulsa, Okla.—Perry Maxwell (1936)     __33.__ __QUAKER RIDGE G.C.__ 6,835 70 64.34  (30) Scarsdale, N.Y.—A.W. Tillinghast (1926)     __34.__ __LOS ANGELES C.C. (North)__ 6,909 71 64.21  (27) Los Angeles—George C. Thomas Jr. (1921)     __35.__ __THE HONORS COURSE__ 7,215 72 64.19  (32) Ooltewah, Tenn.—Pete Dye (1983)     __36.__ __CASTLE PINES G.C.__ 7,619 72 64.16  (50) Castle Rock, Colo.—Jack Nicklaus (1981)     __37.__ __SAN FRANCISCO G.C.__ 6,828 71 64.14  (31) San Francisco—A.W. Tillinghast (1918)     __38.__ __THE OCEAN COURSE__ 7,356 72 63.92  (38) Kiawah Island, S.C.—Pete Dye (1991)     __39.__ __THE PRINCE COURSE__ 7,309 72 63.89  (63) Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii—Robert Trent Jones Jr. (1990)     __40.__ __THE GOLF CLUB__ 7,268 72 63.68  (51) New Albany, Ohio—Pete Dye (1967)     __41.__ __INVERNESS CLUB__ 7,255 71 63.65  (41) Toledo, Ohio—Donald Ross (1919)     __42.__ __OLYMPIA FIELDS C.C. (North)__ 7,205 71 63.47  (36) Olympia Fields, Ill.—Willie Park Jr. (1922)     __43.__ __WINGED FOOT G.C. (East)__ 6,750 72 63.38  (34) Mamaroneck, N.Y.—A.W. Tillinghast (1923)     __44.__ __BALTUSROL G.C. (Lower)__ 7,400 72 63.35  (40) Springfield, N.J.—A.W. Tillinghast (1922)     __45.__ __FOREST HIGHLANDS G.C. (Canyon)__ 7,007 71 63.34  (55) Flagstaff, Ariz.—Jay Morrish & Tom Weiskopf (1988)     __46.__ __ARCADIA BLUFFS G.C.__ 7,300 72 63.18  (54) Arcadia, Mich.—Rick Smith & Warren Henderson (2000)     __47.__ __THE QUARRY AT LA QUINTA__ 7,083 72 63.10  (55) La Quinta, Calif.—Tom Fazio (1994)     __48.__ __MILWAUKEE C.C.__ 6,928 72 63.03  (48) River Hills, Wis.—H.S. Colt & C.H. Alison (1929)     __49.__ __FLINT HILLS NATIONAL G.C.__ 6,946 71 62.90  (43) Andover, Kan.—Tom Fazio (1997)     __50.__ __SHOAL CREEK__ 7,114 72 62.89  (49) Shoal Creek, Ala.—Jack Nicklaus (1977)      Rank   Course Name   Yards   Par Points    __51.__ __RICH HARVEST LINKS__ 7,601 72 62.74  (45) Sugar Grove, Ill.—Jerry Rich & Greg Martin (1999)     __52.__ __SPYGLASS HILL G. CSE.__ 6,953 72 62.66  (53) Pebble Beach—Robert Trent Jones (1966)   __53.__ __CHERRY HILLS C.C.__ 7,160 72 62.65  (58) Englewood, Colo.—William Flynn (1923)     __54.__ __KITTANSETT CLUB__ 6,782 72 62.63  (60) Marion, MA.—William Flynn & Frederic Hood (1922)   __55.__ __CAMARGO CLUB__ 6,636 70 62.62  (57) Indian Hill, Ohio—Seth Raynor (1921)     __56.__ __GARDEN CITY G.C.__ 6,911 73 62.59  (46) Garden City, N.Y.—Devereux Emmet (1899)   __57.__ __SOMERSET HILLS C.C.__ 6,659 71 62.54  (42) Bernardsville, N.J.—A.W. Tillinghast (1918)     __58.__ __SCIOTO C.C.__ 6,955 71 62.52  (59) Columbus, Ohio—Donald Ross (1916)   __59.__ __DALLAS NATIONAL G.C.__ 7,326 72 62.51  (65) Dallas—Tom Fazio (2002)     __60.__ __SAND RIDGE G.C.__ 7,127 72 62.45  (52) Chardon, Ohio—Tom Fazio (1998)   __61.__ __RIVIERA C.C.__ 7,013 71 62.37  (47) Pacific Palisades, Calif./George C. Thomas Jr. & W.P. Bell (1926)   __62.__ __INTERLACHEN C.C.__ 6,829 73 62.34  (44) Edina, Minn./Willie Watson (1911)     __63.__ __LOST DUNES G.C.__ 6,905 71 62.07  (New) Bridgman, Mich./Tom Doak (1999)   __64.__ __EUGENE C.C.__ 6,854 72 61.97  (100) Eugene, Ore./Robert Trent Jones (1967)     __65.__ __GRANDFATHER G. & C.C.__ 7,030 72 61.93  (87) Linville, N.C./Ellis Maples (1968)   __66.__ __MAYACAMA G.C.__ 6,785 72 61.91  (67) Santa Rosa, Calif.—Jack Nicklaus (2001)     __67.__ __BLACK DIAMOND (Quarry)__ 7,159 72 61.89  (85) Lecanto, Fla./Tom Fazio (1988)   __68.__ __VALHALLA G.C.__ 7,305 72 61.87  (70) Louisville—Jack Nicklaus (1986)     __69.__ __BLACKWOLF RUN (River)__ 6,991 72 61.86  (61) Kohler, Wis./Pete Dye (1990)   __70.__ __DOUBLE EAGLE CLUB__ 7,140 72 61.82  (68) Galena, Ohio/Jay Morrish & Tom Weiskopf (1992)     __71.__ __CALUSA PINES G.C.__ 7,215 72 61.77  (New) Naples, Fla./Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry (2001)   __72.__ __MAIDSTONE CLUB__ 6,403 72 61.74  (62) East Hampton, N.Y./Willie Park Jr.& Jack Park (1924)     __73.__ __SANCTUARY__ 7,033 72 61.73  (80) Sedalia, Colo./Jim Engh (1997)   __74.__ __GALLOWAY NATIONAL G.C.__ 6,901 71 61.71  (92) Galloway, N.J./Tom Fazio (1995)     __75.__ __OCEAN FOREST G.C.__ 7,140 72 61.70  (66) Sea Island, Ga./Rees Jones (1995)   __76.__ __SAHALEE C.C. (South/North)__ 7,146 72 62.86  (99) Sammamish, Wash./Ted Robinson (1969)     __77.__ __MONTEREY PENINSULA C.C. (Shore)__ 6,806 72 61.68  (New) Pebble Beach/Bob Baldock (1961)/Mike Strantz (2004)   __78.__ __LONG COVE CLUB__ 7,026 71 61.65  (71) Hilton Head Island/Pete Dye (1981)     __79.__ __TPC SAWGRASS (Players Stadium)__ 7,215 72 61.57  (98) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.—Pete Dye (1981)   __80.__ __COLONIAL C.C.__ 7,080 70 61.51  (73) Fort Worth/John Bredemus (1936)     __81.__ __THE ESTANCIA CLUB__ 7,146 72 61.46  (76) Scottsdale/Tom Fazio (1995)   __82.__ __LAUREL VALLEY G.C.__ 7,399 72 61.44  (77) Ligonier, Pa./Dick Wilson (1960)     __83.__ __TULLYMORE G.C.__ 7,148 72 61.43  (New) Stanwood, Mich./Jim Engh (2001)    __84.__ __EAST LAKE G.C.__ 7,267 72 61.42  (79) Atlanta/Donald Ross (1915)/Rees Jones (1995)     __85.__ __PLAINFIELD C.C.__ 6,962 72 61.41  (95) Plainfield, N.J./Donald Ross (1921)   __86.__ __CONGRESSIONAL C.C. (Blue)__ 7,250 72 61.39  (89) Bethesda, Md./Robert Trent Jones (1962)     __87.__ __PEACHTREE G.C.__ 7,043 72 61.38  (64) Atlanta/Robert Trent Jones & Bobby Jones (1947)   __88.__ __SHOREACRES__ 6,521 71 61.37  (93) Lake Bluff, Ill./Seth Raynor (1921)     __89.__ __HAZELTINE NATIONAL G.C.__ 7,360 72 61.32  (72) Chaska, Minn./Robert Trent Jones (1962)   __90.__ __HUDSON NATIONAL G.C.__ 6,955 70 61.31  (90) Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.—Tom Fazio (1996)     __91.__ __SAGE VALLEY G.C__ 7,331 72 61.30  (78) Graniteville, S.C./Tom Fazio (2001)     __92.__ __SYCAMORE HILLS G.C.__ 7,240 72 61.29  (New) Fort Wayne, Ind./Jack Nicklaus (1989)   __93.__ __HARBOUR TOWN G. LINKS__ 6,973 71 61.19  (97) Hilton Head Island—Pete Dye & Jack Nicklaus (1969)     __94.__ __CANTERBURY G.C.__ 6,942 72 61.12  (86) Beachwood, Ohio/Herbert Strong (1922)   __95.__ __THE PRESERVE G.C.__ 7,067 72 61.00  (83) Carmel, Calif./Tom Fazio, J. Michael Poellot & Sandy Tatum (2000)     __96.__ __THE VALLEY CLUB OF MONTECITO__ 6,612 72 60.99  (69) Santa Barbara, Calif./Alister Mackenzie & Robert Hunter (1929)   __97.__ __THE HOMESTEAD (Cascades)__ 6,679 70 60.98  (75) Hot Springs, Va./William Flynn (1923)     __98.__ __KIAWAH ISLAND CLUB (Cassique) __ 7,248 72 60.96  (New) Kiawah Island, S.C./Tom Watson (2000)   __99.__ __PETE DYE G.C.__ 7,248 72 60.94  (91) Bridgeport, W.Va./Pete Dye (1994)     __100.__ __HAWKS RIDGE G.C.__ 7,385 72 60.93  (81) Ball Ground, Ga./Bob Cupp (1999)Ball Ground, Ga./Bob Cupp (1999)