The developers of The Quarry hired Tom Fazio in the early 1990s with instructions that he top his design of Shadow Creek (ranked No. 27 on this year’s list). Fazio was savvy enough to ignore those instructions, because he recognized The Quarry site was a much better piece of topography than what he’d been provided in Las Vegas. Thus The Quarry has more variety, starting and ending in a gravel quarry now lavishly landscaped. In between, holes play on high desert overlooking the Palm Springs Valley and in a valley, with four holes tucked in an isolated notch of the Santa Rosa Mountains.
100 Greatest: Ranked since 1999. Highest ranking: No. 44, 2009-'10. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 85.
Best in State: Ranked ninth, 2011-'12, 2015-'16, 2019-'20. Ranked 10th, 2017-'18. Ranked inside the top 10, 1999-2010. Ranked 11th, 2013-'14, 2021-'22. Ranked inside the top 15, 1995-'97.