June 7, 2017

The Best Golf Courses in Texas

We rank the top venues in Texas (2017-'18)
Whispering Pines Hole 15
Hugh Hargrave/Courtesy of Whispering Pines CC
  1. (2) Whispering Pines G.C. (15th hole pictured above), Trinity •
  2. (1) Dallas National G.C., Dallas •
  3. (New) Bluejack National, Montgomery
  4. (4) Preston Trail G.C., Dallas
  5. (5) Colonial C.C., Fort Worth ≈
  6. (3) Spanish Oaks G.C., Bee Cave
  7. (9) The Club at Carlton Woods (Nicklaus), The Woodlands
  8. (6) The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio), The Woodlands
  9. (7) Miramont C.C., Bryan
  10. (8) Champions G.C. (Cypress Creek), Houston
  11. (15) The Clubs At Cordillera Ranc,h Boerne
  12. (21) Escondido G. & Lake Club, Horseshoe Bay
  13. (13) Summit Rock G.C., Horseshoe Bay
  14. (10) Boot Ranch G.C., Fredericksburg
  15. (12) Austin C.C.
  16. (11) Briggs Ranch G.C., San Antonio
  17. (23) The Vaquero Club, Westlake
  18. (19) TPC Craig Ranch, Mckinney
  19. (16) Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Fazio Canyons), Austin ^
  20. (18) Shadow Hawk G.C., Richmond
  21. (14) TPC San Antonio (At&T Oaks), San Antonio ^
  22. (17) Austin G.C., Spicewood
  23. (29) Royal Oaks C.C., Houston
  24. (New) Lakewood C.C., Dallas
  25. (20) Brook Hollow G.C., Dallas

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.