Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches

PGA National (Champion Course)



Overview

Chicago recycled-products mogul Mike Keiser took a gamble when he chose then-tenderfoot architect David McLay Kidd to design a destination daily fee on the remote southwestern coastline of Oregon. But the design Kidd produced, faithful to the links-golf tenets of his native Scotland, proved so popular that today Keiser has a multiple-course resort at Bandon Dunes that rivals Pinehurst and the Monterey Peninsula—or perhaps exceeds them given that all fve Bandon courses are ranked on our 200 Greatest, four in the top 100. None of that would have happened if McLay Kidd hadn’t produced a great first design that drew golfers into its orbit.

About

Holes 18
Length 6732
Slope 143
Price $350
Facility Type Public
Year Opened 1999
Designer David McLay Kidd

Awards

100 Greatest
100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked since 2001.
2023-'24 ranking: 40th.
Previous ranking: 37th.
Highest ranking: 28th, 2005-'06, 2011-'12.

100 Greatest Public: Ranked since the inaugural edition in 2003.
2023-'24 ranking: 8th.
Previous ranking: 7th.
Highest ranking: 5th, 2011-'12.

Best in State: Ranked second, 2011 to present.

Panelists

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

4.7

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.7212
Character
8.1524
Challenge
7.5585
Layout Variety
7.8603
Fun
7.8927
Aesthetics
8.2103
Conditioning
7.6712

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