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Medalist Golf Club

Hobe Sound, FL Private

Overview

Medalist is a long, demanding course that can stretch out to roughly 7,600 yards, a necessary requirement when the membership includes Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and many more of the world’s top professional players. They like The Medalist for the relaxed atmosphere and local convenience, but also because it’s a demanding driving course—the holes circle through an undeveloped sanctuary of wetlands and low scrub vegetation one parcel south of McArthur (no. 179) and are buffeted by the strong Atlantic crosswinds from every direction. Pete Dye designed Medalist with co-founder Greg Norman (this was one of Norman’s first U.S. designs) and the course features Dye’s S-shaped holes curling around sand buffers, slinky ground contour, and small, low-profile greens that bleed into short-grass surrounds. The course had undergone numerous modifications and formalizations in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but Bobby Weed reclaimed much of original Dye character during a 2015 renovation.

About

Holes 18
Length 7157
Slope 142
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1995
Designer Pete Dye, ASGCA/Greg Norman/Bobby Weed (2015)

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Second 100 Greatest: Debut appearance on our national rankings.
2023-'24 ranking: 181st.
Previous ranking: Not ranked.
Highest ranking: No. 181 in 2023-'24

Best in State: Ranked inside the top 10, 1997-2001. Ranked 11th, 2017-'18. Ranked 14th, 2021-'22. Ranked 15th, 2019-'20. Ranked inside the top 15, 2005. Ranked inside the top 20, 2003, 2007. Ranked 25th, 2015-'16. Ranked 29th, 2013-'14.

Current ranking: 12th.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.3

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.2342
Character
7.4936
Challenge
7.5565
Layout Variety
7.1222
Fun
7.0951
Aesthetics
7.1767
Conditioning
7.8185

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