October 14, 2008

Private: Best Of The Best

The top 10 in each ranking criteria

2009 Readers' Choice Awards | Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

RANKINGS: The Top 50 Public Golf Facilities | Private | Resort

RANKINGS: The Top 10 in the U.S.: Public Facilities | Private | Resort

RANKINGS: The Top 38 golf destinations in North America and Europe

SELECTED PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS: Public | Private | Resort | The Best of the Best

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Top 10 Facilities in each ranking category: Public | Private | Resorts

WEB EXCLUSIVE: State By State: All the facilities scoring at least 75 points

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  • = Top five appeared in the magazine

PRIVATE FACILITIES

Quality of course(s)*

  1. Pine Valley Golf Club, Pine Valley, NJ

Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, NY

Crystal Downs Golf Club, Frankfort, MI

  1. Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA
  1. Cypress Point Club, Pebble Beach, CA
  1. Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, PA

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, NY

  1. Hidden Creek Golf Club, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Firestone Country Club, Akron, OH

  1. Northland Country Club, Duluth, MN

Course condition

  1. Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA
  1. Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, NY
  1. Firestone Country Club, Akron, OH
  1. Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, PA
  1. Hidden Creek Golf Club, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
  1. Cypress Point Club, Pebble Beach, CA
  1. Pine Valley Golf Club, Pine Valley, NJ
  1. Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, OH
  1. Peachtree Golf Club, Atlanta, GA
  1. Crystal Downs Golf Club, Frankfort, MI

Reputation/prestige*

  1. Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA
  1. Pine Valley Golf Club, Pine Valley, NJ

Cypress Point Club, Pebble Beach, CA

  1. Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, PA
  1. Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, NY
  1. Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, NY
  1. Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, PA
  1. Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, NJ
  1. National Golf Links of America, Southampton, NY
  1. Hidden Creek Golf Club, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, NY

Practice facilities*

  1. Hidden Creek Golf Club, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
  1. Whisper Rock Golf Club, Scottsdale, AZ
  1. Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, OH
  1. Firestone Country Club, Akron, OH
  1. Pine Valley Golf Club, Pine Valley, NJ
  1. Metedeconk National Golf Club, Jackson, NJ
  1. Caves Valley Golf Club, Owings Mills, MD
  1. TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
  1. Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA

Laurel Valley Golf Club, Ligonier, PA

Speed of play

  1. Cypress Point Club, Pebble Beach, CA
  1. Chechessee Creek Club, Okatie, SC
  1. Hidden Creek Golf Club, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
  1. Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA

Peachtree Golf Club, Atlanta, GA

  1. Pine Valley Golf Club, Pine Valley, NJ
  1. Crystal Downs Golf Club, Frankfort, MI
  1. Northland Country Club, Duluth, MN
  1. Southern Highlands Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV
  1. San Francisco Golf Club, San Francisco, CA

Locker room*

  1. Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA
  1. Hidden Creek Golf Club, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
  1. Peachtree Golf Club, Atlanta, GA
  1. Southern Highlands Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV
  1. Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, PA
  1. Castle Pines Golf Club, Castle Rock, CO
  1. Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, OH

Northland Country Club, Duluth, MN

  1. Aronimink Golf Club, Newtown Square, PA
  1. Medinah Country Club, Medinah, IL

Caddie program*

  1. Pine Valley Golf Club, Pine Valley, NJ

Cypress Point Club, Pebble Beach, CA

  1. Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA
  1. Chechessee Creek Club, Okatie, SC
  1. Hidden Creek Golf Club, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
  1. Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, PA
  1. Aronimink Golf Club, Newtown Square, PA
  1. Peachtree Golf Club, Atlanta, GA
  1. Whisper Rock Golf Club, Scottsdale, AZ
  1. Seminole Golf Club, Juno Beach, FL

Food dining

  1. Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA
  1. Northland Country Club, Duluth, MN
  1. Firestone Country Club, Akron, OH

Castle Pines Golf Club, Castle Rock, CO

Southern Highlands Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV

  1. Pine Valley Golf Club, Pine Valley, NJ
  1. Cypress Point Club, Pebble Beach, CA
  1. Caves Valley Golf Club, Owings Mills, MD
  1. Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, NY

Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, OH

Service

  1. Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA
  1. Chechessee Creek Club, Okatie, SC
  1. Pine Valley Golf Club, Pine Valley, NJ
  1. Hidden Creek Golf Club, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
  1. Firestone Country Club, Akron, OH
  1. Peachtree Golf Club, Atlanta, GA
  1. Whisper Rock Golf Club, Scottsdale, AZ
  1. Castle Pines Golf Club, Castle Rock, CO
  1. Sand Hills Golf Club, Mullen, NE
  1. Bayonne Golf Club, Bayonne, NJ

Southern Highlands Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV

Overall value

  1. Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, NY
  1. Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA
  1. Chechessee Creek Club, Okatie, SC
  1. Hidden Creek Golf Club, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
  1. Cypress Point Club, Pebble Beach, CA
  1. Pine Valley Golf Club, Pine Valley, NJ

Bayonne Golf Club, Bayonne, NJ

  1. Peachtree Golf Club, Atlanta, GA
  1. Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, NY
  1. Castle Pines Golf Club, Castle Rock, CO