June 7, 2017

The Best Golf Courses in Pennsylvania

We rank the top venues in Pennsylvania (2017-'18)
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  1. (2) Oakmont C.C. (holes 17 & 16 pictured above)•
  2. (1) Merion G.C. (East), Ardmore •
  3. (3) Aronimink G.C., Newtown Square •
  4. (4) Laurel Valley G.C., Ligonier •
  5. (12) Philadelphia Cricket Club (Wissahickon), Flourtown ≈
  6. (5) Fox Chapel G.C., Pittsburgh ≈
  7. (8) Lancaster C.C. (Meadow Creek/Dogwood), Lancaster
  8. (10) Stonewall (Old), Elverson
  9. (6) Saucon Valley C.C. (Weyhill), Bethlehem
  10. (14) Huntingdon Valley C.C. (Toomey/Flynn)
  11. (11) Lehigh C.C., Allentown
  12. (7) Saucon Valley C.C. (Old), Bethlehem
  13. (9) Huntsville G.C., Shavertown
  14. (15) Applebrook G.C., Malvern
  15. (13) Philadelphia C.C. (Spring Mill), Gladwyne
  16. (18) Rolling Green G.C., Springfield
  17. (New) Saucon Valley C.C. (Grace), Bethlehem
  18. (16) Nemacolin Woodlands Resort (Mystic Rock), Farmington ^
  19. (17) Lookaway G.C., Buckingham
  20. (20) Pittsburgh Field Club, Pittsburgh
  21. (New) The Club At Nevillewood
  22. (New) Merion G.C. (West), Ardmore
  23. (22) Commonwealth National G.C., Horsham
  24. (19) The Ace Club, Lafayette Hill
  25. (New) St. Clair C.C., Upper St. Clair

KEY TO SYMBOLS
(2015-'16 ranking in parentheses)
America's 100 Greatest Course
≈ America's Second 100 Greatest
^ America's 100 Greatest Public Course
★ Other public-access course

Some courses are ranked in Best in State but did not receive enough ballots to be considered for national lists.

America's 100 Greatest & America's Second 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 45 evaluations accumulated within 8 years, 100 Greatest Public 25 evaluations and Best in State 10 ballots. While a few highly ranked state courses do have a higher score than 100 Greatest, Second 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public courses within that state, and are listed above them, they will not appear on a national ranking until achieving the qualifying ballots.