America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses: Most Majors Hosted

SUBSCRIBE

America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses: Most Majors Hosted

July 31, 2013

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

Photo By: Ron Whitten

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

Augusta National

No. of majors: 76; Breakdown: As the only course that's the permanent site of a major championship, Augusta National is the runaway winner in this category.Signature moment: From Gene Sarazen's double eagle in 1935, to Larry Mize's chip-inin 1987, to Tiger Woods' historic 12-shot win in 1997, it's impossible to choose just one.

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

Oakmont

No. of majors: 11; Breakdown: This Pittsburgh-area track has hosted eight U.S. Opens and three PGAs. In addition, it has been the site of five U.S. Amateurs and two U.S. Women's Opens.Signature moment: Johnny Miller's final-round 63to win the 1973 U.S. Open.

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

Oakland Hills

No. of majors: 9; Breakdown: Six U.S. Opens and three PGA Championships have been contested at this tough track in Bloomfield Township, Mich. The country club has also hosted a U.S. Amateur and the 2004 Ryder Cup.Signature moment: Ben Hogan saying "I'm glad I brought this course, this monster, to its knees," after he won the 1951 U.S. Openwith a final-round 67.

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

Baltusrol

No. of majors: 8; Breakdown: This Springfield, N.J. course has hosted seven U.S. Opens and one PGA Championship. It has also been the site of four U.S. Amateurs and two U.S. Women's Opens.Signature moment: Jack Nicklaus winning the 1980 U.S. Openafter a winless 1979, prompting the scoreboard to read "Jack is back!"

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

5(tie). Oak Hill (East)

No. of majors: 6; Breakdown: This Rochester club has been the site of three U.S. Opens, three PGA Championships, including this year's edition.Signature moment: Shaun Micheel's 7-iron to within inches of the cup on the 72nd hole clinched the 2003 PGA Championshipover Chad Campbell.

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

5(tie). Winged Foot (West)

No. of majors: 6; Breakdown: This Mamaroneck, N.Y. golf club has been the site of five U.S. Opens and a PGA Championship, as well as two U.S. Amateurs. Its highly-rated East Course has also played host to the U.S. Women's Open twice.Signature moment: Bobby Jones sank "golf's greatest putt" on the 72nd hole to stave off a historic collapse in the 1929 U.S. Open. He went on to rout Al Espinosa in a 36-hole playoff the next day.

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

5(tie). Inverness

No. of majors: 6; Breakdown: This Toledo Club has hosted four U.S. Opens and two PGAs.Signature moment: Bob Tway's holed bunker shot on the 72nd holewon the 1986 PGA Championship and gave Greg Norman yet another heartbreaking major finish.

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

5(tie). Pebble Beach

No. of majors: 6; Breakdown: Perhaps the country's most photographed course, Pebble Beach has been host of the national championship five times, as well as a PGA Championship.Signature moment: You can't go wrong with either Tom Watson's chip-in on the 71st hole to beat Jack Nicklaus at the 1982 U.S. Open or Tiger Woods' dominant 15-stroke win at the 2000 event.

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

5(tie). Southern Hills

No. of majors: 6; Breakdown: The Tulsa track has been the site of three U.S. Opens and three PGAs.Signature moment: One of the most grueling majors ever, the 1958 U.S. Open -- won by Tommy Bolt -- earned itself the nickname of "The Blast Furnace Open."

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

10(tie). Cherry Hills

No. of majors: 5; Breakdown: The Colorado club has hosted three U.S. Opens and two PGAs.Signature moment: The 1960 U.S. Open, which pitted eventual champion Arnold Palmer against aging legend Ben Hogan and amateur phenom Jack Nicklaus, is widely considered one of the sport's most important events.

Photo By: Ron Whitten

10(tie). Medinah (No. 3)

No. of majors: 5; Breakdown: The Chicago-area club has hosted three U.S. Opens and two PGAs.Signature moment: Technically, the Ryder Cup isn't a major, but Europe's epic come-from-behind winin the 2012 edition won't soon be forgotten.

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

10(tie). Olympic Club

No. of majors: 5; Breakdown: The San Francisco course has hosted five U.S. Opens.Signature moment: Virtual unknown Jack Fleck topping Ben Hoganat the 1955 U.S. Open. It started a trend in which no 54-hole leader of the Open at Olympic has held on to win, including Webb Simpson's comeback winin 2012.

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

10(tie). Merion (East)

No. of majors: 5; Breakdown: This club outside of Philadelphia has been the site of five U.S. Opens, most recently, the 2013 edition won by Justin Rose.Signature moment: Ben Hogan's 1-iron on the final hole of regulation at the 1950 U.S. Open set up a two-putt par that landed him in a playoff. Hogan would win the next day to cap an incredible comeback from a horrific car accident 16 months earlier.

Photo By: Stephen Szurlej

Shop This Look