11 Curious Facts About America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses

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11 Curious Facts About America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses

January 03, 2019

Photo By: Dom Furore

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Photo By: Courtesy of Paul Hundley

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Photo By: The Henebrys/Courtesy of Shadow Creek GC

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Pine Valley remains in the spot, marking the 14th time it's been No. 1 since 1985

Pine Valley GC in Pine Valley NJ photographed on October 7th & 8th 2014 Hole #18

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Winged Foot (West) drops out of the top 10 for the first time since 1990, falling to 11th by a mere .0052 point

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No. 3 Cypress Point is the shortest course on the 100 Greatest ranking at 6,524 yards

No. 42 Erin Hills is the longest course on the ranking at 7,800 yards

Photo By: Courtesy of Paul Hundley

No. 76 Myopia Hunt Club (pictured), No. 79 Monterey Peninsula (Dunes), No. 89 Sleepy Hollow and No. 98 Old Town Club are the four additions to this year's ranking

Eagle Point (pictured), Laurel Valley, Flint Hills and Sahalee are the four courses that were dropped into the Second 100 Greatest

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No. 15 Friar's Head (pictured) and No. 46 Ballyneal are the only two courses that have risen in each of the last five rankings

No. 57 Scioto is one of only 22 courses that have ranked in every top 100 since 1966

Photo By: Courtesy of Gary Kellner

Architect Tom Fazio boasts the most designs in the top 100 (13), including No. 26 Shadow Creek. Pete Dye and Donald Ross are next with nine

Photo By: The Henebrys/Courtesy of Shadow Creek GC

Gil Hanse boasts the most redesigns in the top 200 with 15, including No. 6 Merion.

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The 1920s produced more 100 Greatest Courses than any other decade with 25, including No. 10 Fishers Island. The 2000s were next with 19

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

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