When Golf World set out to identify which courses players liked and disliked most on the PGA Tour, we opted to set aside many of the categories that have become synonymous with the Golf Digest ranking process, and instead let these busy elite golfers simply award a 1 to 10 score, with 10 being best. Even with this condensed form of evaluation, the 81 players polled often agonized over scores and even changed a few to ensure consistency. In short, they put their heart, soul and minds into our year-long process and as evidenced by the top 10 courses, they simply love older courses that do not fight the land and which reward intelligence as much as they benefit brawn.