October 14, 2008

Public: 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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PUBLIC FACILITIES

Quality of course(s)*

  1. Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club, Sandia Park, NM
  1. Chambers Bay Golf Club, University Place, WA
  1. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Prattville, AL
  1. Bethpage State Park Golf Courses, Farmingdale, NY
  1. Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, Arcadia, MI
  1. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National Golf Club, Opelika, AL
  1. Longaberger Golf Club, Nashport, OH

Caledonia Golf Fish Club, Pawleys Island, SC

  1. Stevinson Ranch Golf Club, Stevinson, CA
  1. Tobacco Road Golf Club, Sanford, NC

Course condition

  1. Stevinson Ranch Golf Club, Stevinson, CA
  1. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National Golf Club, Opelika, AL

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Prattville, AL

  1. Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club, Sandia Park, NM
  1. Longaberger Golf Club, Nashport, OH
  1. Tobacco Road Golf Club, Sanford, NC
  1. Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, Arcadia, MI
  1. Caledonia Golf Fish Club, Pawleys Island, SC
  1. Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV
  1. Wolf Creek Golf Club, Mesquite, NV

Reputation/prestige*

  1. Bulle Rock, Havre de Grace, MD
  1. Longaberger Golf Club, Nashport, OH

Bethpage State Park Golf Courses, Farmingdale, NY

  1. Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, Arcadia, MI
  1. Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club, Sandia Park, NM
  1. Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla, CA
  1. Tobacco Road Golf Club, Sanford, NC
  1. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Prattville, AL
  1. Caledonia Golf Fish Club, Pawleys Island, SC
  1. Chambers Bay Golf Club, University Place, WA

Practice facilities*

  1. Stevinson Ranch Golf Club, Stevinson, CA
  1. Orange County National Golf Center Lodge, Winter Garden, FL
  1. Longaberger Golf Club, Nashport, OH
  1. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Prattville, AL
  1. PGA Golf Club in PGA Village, Port St. Lucie, FL
  1. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National Golf Club, Opelika, AL

Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club, Sandia Park, NM

  1. Centennial Golf Club, Carmel, NY
  1. Bulle Rock, Havre de Grace, MD

Grayhawk Golf Club, Scottsdale, AZ

The ASU Karsten Golf Course, Tempe, AZ

Speed of play

  1. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National Golf Club, Opelika, AL
  1. Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV
  1. Royal Links Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV
  1. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Prattville, AL
  1. Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club, Sandia Park, NM
  1. Cowboys Golf Club, Grapevine, TX
  1. Longaberger Golf Club, Nashport, OH
  1. Tobacco Road Golf Club, Sanford, NC
  1. Chambers Bay Golf Club, University Place, WA
  1. La Purisima Golf Course, Lompoc, CA

Locker room

  1. Longaberger Golf Club, Nashport, OH
  1. Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV
  1. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National Golf Club, Opelika, AL
  1. Avery Ranch Golf Club, Austin, TX
  1. TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, FL
  1. Royal Links Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV
  1. Bulle Rock, Havre de Grace, MD
  1. Orange County National Golf Center Lodge, Winter Garden, FL

Purgatory Golf Club, Noblesville, IN

  1. Scotland Run Golf Club, Williamstown, NJ

Pro shop

  1. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National Golf Club, Opelika, AL
  1. Orange County National Golf Center Lodge, Winter Garden, FL
  1. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Prattville, AL
  1. Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV
  1. Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club, Sandia Park, NM
  1. Longaberger Golf Club, Nashport, OH
  1. Grayhawk Golf Club, Scottsdale, AZ
  1. Bulle Rock, Havre de Grace, MD
  1. Tobacco Road Golf Club, Sanford, NC
  1. Royal Links Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV

Food dining

  1. Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV
  1. Royal Links Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV
  1. Grayhawk Golf Club, Scottsdale, AZ
  1. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National Golf Club, Opelika, AL

Scotland Run Golf Club, Williamstown, NJ

  1. Southern Dunes Golf Country Club, Haines City, FL
  1. Cyprian Keyes Golf Club, Boylston, MA
  1. Bulle Rock, Havre de Grace, MD
  1. Longaberger Golf Club, Nashport, OH
  1. Chambers Bay Golf Club, University Place, WA

Off-course amenities

  1. Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV

Mystic Dunes Golf Club, Celebration, FL

  1. Desert Pines Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV
  1. Orange County National Golf Center Lodge, Winter Garden, FL
  1. Royal Links Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV
  1. Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla, CA

MetroWest Golf Club, Orlando, FL

  1. UNC Finley Golf Club, Chapel Hill, NC
  1. Harding Park Golf Club, San Francisco, CA
  1. Celebration Golf Club, Celebration, FL

TPC Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

Service*

  1. Longaberger Golf Club, Nashport, OH
  1. Stevinson Ranch Golf Club, Stevinson, CA
  1. Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club, Sandia Park, NM
  1. Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV
  1. Tobacco Road Golf Club, Sanford, NC
  1. Orange County National Golf Center Lodge, Winter Garden, FL

Royal Links Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV

  1. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Prattville, AL
  1. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National Golf Club, Opelika, AL
  1. Chambers Bay Golf Club, University Place, WA

Overall value*

  1. Bethpage State Park Golf Courses, Farmingdale, NY
  1. Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course, Montauk, NY
  1. Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club, Sandia Park, NM
  1. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National Golf Club, Opelika, AL
  1. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Prattville, AL
  1. Stevinson Ranch Golf Club, Stevinson, CA
  1. Tobacco Road Golf Club, Sanford, NC
  1. Orange County National Golf Center Lodge, Winter Garden, FL
  1. Chambers Bay Golf Club, University Place, WA

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove, Mobile, AL