The par-3 17th at Seminole Golf Club.
A majestic Donald Ross design with a clever routing on a rectangular site, each hole at Seminole encounters a new wind direction. The greens are no longer Ross, replaced 50 years ago in a regrassing effort that showed little appreciation for the original rolling contours. The bunkers aren’t Ross either. Dick Wilson replaced them in 1947, his own version meant to the imitate crests of waves on the adjacent Atlantic. A few years back, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw redesigned the bunkers again, along with exposing some sandy expanses in the rough. Seminole has long been one of America’s most exclusive clubs, which is why it was thrilling to see it on TV for a first time during the TaylorMade Driving Relief match, and then again for the 2021 Walker Cup.
100 Greatest: Ranked since 1966.
2023-'24 ranking: 10th.
Previous ranking: 11th.
Highest ranking: No. 8, 1985-'86, 1989-'90.
Best in State: Ranked first since 1985. Ranked inside the top 5, 1977-'84.
Current ranking: First.