2019-20 Ranking: Top 100 U.S. Courses

America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses

First established in 1966, the biennial 2019-20 ranking of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses is ready for its close-up

Since 1966, Golf Digest's biennial ranking of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses has been considered the gold standard in the golf community. Our most comprehensive, detailed presentation of our rankings can be seen below, which includes bonus photos of every 100 Greatest course on this year's ranking, comments from our course-ranking panelists, plus additional write-ups and statistics.

The ranking of America's Second 100 Greatest Golf Courses will be published separately.

Methodology: How our panelists rank the courses

Related: 11 curious facts about America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses


7,181 yards, Par 70 / Points: 72.0078 Pine Valley, N.J. / George Crump & H.S. Colt (1918) / Tom Fazio (2017)

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AUGUSTA NATIONAL G.C.

AUGUSTA NATIONAL G.C.
7,435 yards, Par 72 / Points: 71.5810
Augusta, Ga. / Alister MacKenzie & Bobby Jones (1933) / Tom Fazio (2018)

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6,524 yards, Par 72 / Points: 69.6830
Alister MacKenzie & Robert Hunter (1929) / Jeff Markow (2004)

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SHINNECOCK HILLS G.C.

7,445 yards, Par 70 / Points: 69.2526
William Flynn (1931) / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2012)

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7,255 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 68.9218
Oakmont, Pa. Henry Fownes (1903) / Tom Fazio (2014)

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6,996 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 67.8860
Hugh Wilson (1912) / Gil Hanse (2018)

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PEBBLE BEACH G. LINKS

6,828 yards, Par 72 / Points: 67.5261
Jack Neville & Douglas Grant (1919) / Arnold Palmer & Thad Layton (2016)

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NATIONAL G. LINKS OF AMERICA

6,935 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 67.3855
Southampton, N.Y. / C.B. Macdonald (1911) / Karl Olson (1994)

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7,089 Yards, Par 71 / 66.3549
Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (1995)

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FISHERS ISLAND CLUB

6,615 Yards, Par 70 / 66.1937 Fishers Island, N.Y. / Seth Raynor & Charles Banks (1926) / Gil Hanse (2000)

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WINGED FOOT G.C. (West)

7,426 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 66.1885
Mamaroneck, N.Y. / A.W. Tillinghast (1923) / Gil Hanse (2017)

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6,836 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 65.9329 Juno Beach, Fla. / Donald Ross (1929) / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2017)

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CRYSTAL DOWNS C.C.

6,560 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 65.6377 Frankfort, Mich. / Alister MacKenzie & Perry Maxwell (1931) / Tom Doak (2018)

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6,877 Yards, Par 70 / 65.5659 Wheaton, Ill. / C.B. Macdonald (1894)/Seth Raynor (1922)/Tom Doak (2002)

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7,071 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 65.2092 Baiting Hollow, N.Y. / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2002)

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MUIRFIELD VILLAGE G.C.

7,392 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 65.2030
Dublin, Ohio / Jack Nicklaus & Desmond Muirhead (1974) / Jack Nicklaus (2015)

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6,633 Yards, Par 71/ Points: 64.9775 Bandon, Ore. / Tom Doak (2001)

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THE COUNTRY CLUB (Clyde/Squirrel)

6,753 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 64.9361 Chestnut Hill, Mass. / Willie Campbell (1895) / Alex Campbell (1902) / Gil Hanse (2012)

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LOS ANGELES C.C. (North)

7,530 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 64.7659 Los Angeles / George C. Thomas Jr. (1921)/Gil Hanse, Geoff Shackelford & Jim Wagner (2010)

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OAKLAND HILLS C.C. (South)

7,445 Yards, Par 72 / 64.7535
Bloomfield Hills, Mich. / Donald Ross (1917) / Rees Jones (2006)

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WHISTLING STRAITS (Straits)

7,790 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 64.6465 Haven, Wis. / Pete Dye (1998)

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OAK HILL C.C. (East)

7,152 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 64.6417
Rochester, N.Y. / Donald Ross (1925) / Tom Fazio (2010)

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7,040 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 64.5878
Pacific Palisades, Calif. / George C. Thomas Jr. & W.P. Bell (1926) / Tom Fazio (2012)

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7,356 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 64.5348 Kiawah Island, S.C. / Pete Dye & Alice Dye (1991) / Pete Dye (2011)

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7,395 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 64.4646
Cashiers, N.C. / Tom Fazio (1987) / Tom Fazio (2018)

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7,560 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 64.2344 North Las Vegas, Nev. / Tom Fazio & Steve Wynn (1990)/Tom Fazio (2008)

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PRAIRIE DUNES C.C.

6,947 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 64.0759 Hutchinson, Kan. / Perry Maxwell (1937) / Press Maxwell (1957) / Dave Axland (2014)

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7,450 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 63.9746
Ooltewah, Tenn. / Pete Dye (1983) / Pete Dye (2008)

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PINEHURST RESORT (No. 2)

7,588 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 63.8172
Pinehurst, N.C. / Donald Ross (1935) / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2010)

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7,414 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 63.7396
Atlanta / Robert Trent Jones & Bobby Jones (1947) / Bob Cupp (2005)

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7,500 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 63.7310 Roland, Ark. / Tom Fazio (2004)

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GOZZER RANCH G. & LAKE C.

7,317 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 63.7068 Harrison, Idaho / Tom Fazio (2007)

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THE OLYMPIC CLUB (Lake)

6,934 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 63.6777 San Francisco / Sam Whiting (1924) / Bill Love (2016)

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SOUTHERN HILLS C.C.

7,184 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 63.4031 Tulsa, Okla. / Perry Maxwell (1936) / Gil Hanse (2018)

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SAN FRANCISCO G.C.

6,836 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 63.3742 San Francisco / A.W. Tillinghast (1924)

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6,732 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 63.3655 Bandon, Ore. / David McLay Kidd (1999)

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BETHPAGE STATE PARK (Black)

7,465 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 63.2976 Farmingdale, N.Y. / Joseph H. Burbeck & A.W. Tillinghast (1936) / Rees Jones (2015)

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7,439 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 63.1712 New Albany, Ohio / Pete Dye (1967, R. 2013)

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7,512 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 63.1402 Southampton, N.Y. / Jack Nicklaus & Tom Doak (2006)

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PIKEWOOD NATIONAL G.C.

7,649 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 63.0881 Morgantown, W. Va. / J. Robert Gwynne & John Raese (2009)

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BALTUSROL G.C. (Lower)

7,400 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 63.0290 Springfield, N.J. / A.W. Tillinghast (1922)/Rees Jones (2014)

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ERIN HILLS G. CSE.

7,800 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.7609 Erin, Wis. / Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry & Ron Whitten (2006) / Dana Fry (2013)

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VICTORIA NATIONAL G.C.

7,242 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.7167 Newburgh, Ind. / Tom Fazio (1998)

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6,659 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 62.7111 Indian Hill, Ohio / Seth Raynor & Charles Banks (1927) / Tom Doak (2000)

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SPYGLASS HILL G. CSE.

6,960 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.6761
Pebble Beach / Robert Trent Jones (1966) / Tom Fazio (1996)

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7,147 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 62.6718
Holyoke, Colo. / Tom Doak (2006)

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BUTLER NATIONAL G.C.

7,523 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 62.5935 Oak Brook, Ill. / George Fazio & Tom Fazio (1974) / Tom Fazio (2012)

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7,701 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.5820
Castle Rock, Colo. / Jack Nicklaus (1981) / Jack Nicklaus & Jim Lipe (2015)

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TPC SAWGRASS (Players Stadium)

7,245 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.4413 Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. / Pete Dye & Alice Dye (1980) / Steve Wenzloff (2016)

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6,944 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 62.4135 Bandon, Ore. / Tom Doak & Jim Urbina (2010)

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6,922 Yards, Par 73 / Points: 62.4125 Garden City, N.Y. / Devereux Emmet (1899) / Walter Travis (1913) / Tom Doak (2015)

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WINGED FOOT G.C. (East)

6,808 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.3774
Mamaroneck, N.Y. / A.W. Tillinghast (1923) / Gil Hanse (2012)

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MEDINAH C.C. (No. 3)

7,657 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.3690 Medinah, Ill. / Tom Bendelow (1928) / Rees Jones (2009)

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WHISPERING PINES G.C.

7,473 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.2766
Trinity, Texas / Chet Williams (2000)

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6,729 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 62.2752
Lake Bluff, Ill. / Seth Raynor (1921)

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MONTEREY PENINSULA C.C. (Shore)

6,873 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.2081
Pebble Beach / Mike Strantz (2004)

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7,140 Yards / Par 70 / Points: 62.1702
Columbus, Ohio / Donald Ross (1916) / Michael Hurdzan & Jack Nicklaus (2008)

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6,981 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.1545 Edina, Minn. / Willie Watson (1911) / Brian Silva (2006)

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6,908 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 62.1544
Plymouth, Mass. / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2005)

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7,410 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 62.1249
Edmond, Okla. / Pete Dye & Alice Dye (1976) / Tripp Davis (2012)

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BALTUSROL G.C. (Upper)

7,348 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.0814 Springfield, N.J. / A.W. Tillinghast (1922) / Rees Jones (2014)

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7,266 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.0771
Marshall, Ill. / Bob Lohmann & Mike Benkusky (2004)

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SOMERSET HILLS C.C.

6,784 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 62.0366
Bernardsville, N.J. / A.W. Tillinghast (1918) / Tom Doak (2018)

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7,308 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 62.0220 Bridgeport, W.Va. / Pete Dye (1994)

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DALLAS NATIONAL G.C.

7,372 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.9804 Dallas / Tom Fazio (2002)

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7,203 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.9740
Manakin-Sabot, Va. / Lester George & Vinny Giles (2001)

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6,665 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.9365
East Hampton, N.Y. / Willie Park Jr. & Jack Park (1924) / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2013)

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ARCADIA BLUFFS G.C.

7,300 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.9264
Arcadia, Mich. / Rick Smith & Warren Henderson (2000)

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6,788 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 61.8574
Bandon, Ore. / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2005)

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7,314 Yards, Par 72 / 61.8021
Scottsdale / Tom Fazio (1995)

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7,008 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 61.7439 Scarsdale, N.Y. / A.W. Tillinghast (1918) / Gil Hanse (2011)

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7,348 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.7080
Cherry Hills Village, Colo. / William Flynn (1923) / Tom Doak (2009)

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6,555 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 61.6472
Manchester, Mass. / Donald Ross (1917) / Tom Doak (2008)

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7,097 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.6431 River Hills, Wis. / H.S. Colt & C.H. Alison (1929) / Tom Doak (2015)

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OLYMPIA FIELDS C.C. (North)

7,190 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 61.6376 Olympia Fields, Ill. / Willie Park Jr. (1922) / Mark Mungeam (2014)

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6,539 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.5754 South Hamilton, Mass. / H.C. Leeds (1898) / Gil Hanse (2013)

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THE QUARRY AT LA QUINTA

7,083 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.5487
La Quinta, Calif. / Tom Fazio (1994)

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6,811 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 61.5483 Marion, Mass. / William Flynn & Frederic Hood (1922) / Gil Hanse (2012)

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MONTEREY PENINSULA C.C. (Dunes)

7,090 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.5296 Seth Raynor (1924) / Tom Fazio, Tim Jackson & David Kahn (2015)

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CONGRESSIONAL C.C. (Blue)

7,570 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.5115 Bethesda, Md. / Robert Trent Jones (1962) / Rees Jones (2010)

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HUDSON NATIONAL G.C.

7,151 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 61.4845
Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. / Tom Fazio (1996) / Tom Fazio (2015)

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7,091 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.4727 Edison, N.J. / Donald Ross (1921) / Gil Hanse (2010)

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7,203 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.4559 Naples, Fla. / Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry (2001)

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7,540 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.3786 Louisville / Jack Nicklaus (1987) / Jack Nicklaus (2012)

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7,267 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 61.3607
Newtown Square, Pa. / Donald Ross (1928) / Gil Hanse (2017)

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THE VALLEY CLUB OF MONTECITO

6,610 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.3551
Montecito, Calif. / Alister MacKenzie & Robert Hunter (1929)/Tom Doak (2018)

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7,062 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 61.3515
Hingham, Mass. / Gil Hanse (2004)

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7,323 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 61.3320
Toledo, Ohio / Donald Ross (1919) / Andrew Green (2018)

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6,902 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 61.3308 C.B. Macdonald (1915) / A.W. Tillinghast (1928) / Gil Hanse (2017)

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DIAMOND CREEK G.C.

7,175 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 61.2075 Banner Elk, N.C. / Tom Fazio (2003)

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THE G.C. AT BLACK ROCK

7,130 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.2020 Coeur d’Alene, Idaho / Jim Engh (2003)

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7,175 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.1950 Galena, Ohio / Jay Morrish & Tom Weiskopf (1992)

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7,035 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.1569 Wayzata, Minn. / Tom Fazio (1999)

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RICH HARVEST LINKS

7,704 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.1128 Sugar Grove, Ill. / Jerry Rich & Greg Martin (1999) / Jerry Rich (2012)

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6,808 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 61.0890 Charleston, S.C. / Seth Raynor & Charles Banks (1926) / Jim Urbina (2016)

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7,138 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.0619
Carmel, Calif. /Tom Fazio, J. Michael Poellot & Sandy Tatum (2000) / Tom Fazio (2015)

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BLACKWOLF RUN (River)

7,404 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 61.0451 Kohler, Wis. / Pete Dye (1990) / Pete Dye (2010)

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7,038 Yards, Par 70 / Points: 61.0033 Winston-Salem, N.C. / Perry Maxwell (1939) / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2013)

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CROOKED STICK G.C.

7,516 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 60.9908
Carmel, Ind. / Pete Dye (1967) / Pete Dye (2008)

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6,761 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 60.9746 Santa Rosa, Calif. / Jack Nicklaus (2001)

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