On the site of a former copper-mining operation, Old Works, designed by Jack Nicklaus, has the feel and conditioning of a high-end course but is priced more affordably. An old smelter smoke stack, touted as the largest free-standing masonic structure in the United States—at 585 feet—towers in the distance. (Hint: Most putts break toward it.) As a nod to the area's mining history, Nicklaus used black slag—a byproduct of smeltering ore—instead of sand in the course's bunkers.
100 Greatest Public: Ranked from 2003-'10, 2015-'16. Highest ranking: No. 67, 2009-'10.
Best in State: Ranked first, 1999. Ranked inside the top five, 1999-2014. Ranked inside the top 10, 2015-'24.
2023-'24 ranking: 7th.