A genuine original, its unique character forged from the sandy pine barrens of southwest Jersey. Founder George Crump had help from now-legendary architects H.S. Colt, A.W. Tillinghast, George C. Thomas Jr. and Walter Travis. Hugh Wilson (of Merion fame) and his brother Alan finished the job. Throughout the course, Pine Valley blends all three schools of golf design—penal, heroic and strategic—often times on a single hole. New tree removal at selected spots, most recently on the 12th hole, have revealed some gorgeous views of the sandy landscape upon which the course is routed.
100 Greatest: Ranked since 1966. Ranked among the Top 2 since the inaugural edition in 1985. Highest Ranking: Ranked 1st from 1985-2000, 2003-2008, 2013-2014, & since 2017. Current Ranking: 1st since 2017.
Best in State: Ranked in Top 5 in New Jersey since 1977. Current Ranking: 1st since 1985.