Seth Raynor built Mountain Lake, a millionaires’ winter retreat, in two stages, completing one nine in 1917 and the other four years later. As he did on all his projects, Raynor produced some “template holes” and some originals. At Mountain Lake, his par-3 fifth sports a very authentic Biarritz green and the seventh is recognizable as a Road Hole. But the par-3 11th, designed with a canted, slanted Redan green, has been reworked in recent years, with the front half of the putting surface flattened to create pin positions just above a 10-foot-deep frontal bunker. Restoration expert Ron Prichard and his associate Tyler Rae have been reclaiming Raynor features for over seven years, working most recently on perfecting the unique “circus ring” contour in the middle of the ninth green.
Second 100 Greatest: Ranked 174th, 2019-'22.
2023-'24 ranking: 193rd.
Previous ranking: 174th.
Highest ranking: No. 174, 2019-'22.
Best in State: Ranked 10th, 2015-'16, 2019-'22. Ranked 12th, 2017-'18.
Current ranking: 13th.