America's 100 Greatest Golf CoursesApril 14, 2013

Low Numbers In High Places

The record scores at (nearly all of) America's 100 Greatest Courses

Nick Price lines up a putt during the 1986 Masters, where he posted a record score of 63 in the third round.

Nick Price lines up a putt during the 1986 Masters, where he posted a record score of 63 in the third round.

We called America's 100 Greatest Courses--and, in some cases, called again and again--to find who shot the record rounds there, and when. Here's what they could tell us, from a little to a lot:

1. PINE VALLEY

64 Robert C. Lewis Jr. (1981), Mike McCoy (2012)

2. AUGUSTA NATIONAL

63 Nick Price (1986 Masters), Greg Norman (1996 Masters)

3. CYPRESS POINT

63 Ben Hogan (The Match, 1956), Jim Langley (1976), Casey Reamer (2006), Jordan Cox (2010), Kramer Hickok (2012), noncompetitive rounds

4. SHINNECOCK HILLS

63 Jimmy Dunne III (2011), green tees; 65 Chip Beck, Mark Calcavecchia, Lanny Wadkins (1986 U.S. Open), Neal Lancaster (1995 U.S. Open)

5. OAKMONT

63 Johnny Miller(1973 U.S. Open)

6. MERION (EAST)

64 Lee Mackey (1950 U.S. Open), Ben Crenshaw (1981 U.S. Open); 68 Dorothy Delasin (1998 U.S. Girls' Junior)

7. PEBBLE BEACH

62 Tom Kite (1983 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am), David Duval (1997 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am)

8. WINGED FOOT (WEST)

61 Claude Harmon (1960), noncompetitive round

9. SAND HILLS

61 Brad Lardon (2001), back tees, 7,013 yards

10. FISHERS ISLAND

63 Claude Harmon (1959), Dave Alvarez (1982); 68 Lisa Griffin (date unknown), noncompetitive rounds

11. NATIONAL GOLF LINKS

62 Raymond Floyd (1997), noncompetitive round

12. CRYSTAL DOWNS

65 Ed Vomastek (1998);72 Kelly Caron ("about 25 years ago")

13. SEMINOLE

60 Claude Harmon (1947), noncompetitive round

14. MUIRFIELD VILLAGE

61 John Huston(1996 Memorial)

15. THE ALOTIAN CLUB

does not track low-score rounds

16. WHISTLING STRAITS (STRAITS)

64 W.C. Liang (2010 PGA)

17. OAK HILL (EAST)

64 Ben Hogan (1942 Times-Union Open), Curtis Strange (1989 U.S. Open)

18. CHICAGO G.C.

Club does not officially track low-score records, but Steve Daly (1989, 1992) shot 66 in club-sanctioned stroke-play rounds; Ben Crenshaw shot 62 in a social round (date unknown), which included a mulligan off the first tee even though he played the original ball

19. PACIFIC DUNES

65 Tim Hval (2001)

20. OAKLAND HILLS (SOUTH)

65 George Archer (1964 Carling World Open), David Graham, Alan Tapie (1979 PGA), Denis Watson, Andy North, T.C. Chen (1985 U.S. Open), Jack Nicklaus (1991 U.S. Senior Open), Tom Lehman (1996 U.S. Open), Andres Romero (2008 PGA); 63 Al Watrous (date unknown); 64 Rick Ruffin (2001), noncompetitive round

21. THE OCEAN COURSE

63 Alex Cejka (1997 World Cup), 6,900 yards; 67 Tom Kite (2007 Senior PGA), 7,201 yards

22. WADE HAMPTON

65 Steve Melnyk (1988), Griff Rudolph (1989), Louis Brown (2005)

23. RIVIERA

61 Ted Tryba (1999 Nissan Open)

24. THE COUNTRY CLUB

64 Peter Jacobsen (1988 U.S. Open); 66 Hans Sherman (2003 Mass. Amateur)

25. PRAIRIE DUNES

62 Loren Roberts (2006 U.S. Senior Open); 66 Juli Inkster (2002 U.S. Women's Open)

26. OLYMPIC CLUB (LAKE)

63 Jim Gallagher Jr. (1993 Tour Championship)

27. GOZZER RANCH

60 Pat Perez (2011), No. 1 tees; 62 Andrew Magee (2008), No. 2 tees

28. FRIAR'S HEAD

does not track low-score rounds

29. SHADOW CREEK

66 Dustin Johnson, Chien Soon Lu (2010), replacing pre-design 60 by Tiger Woods (2004), Fred Couples (2007)

30. SOUTHERN HILLS

63 Raymond Floyd (1982 PGA), Tiger Woods (2007 PGA)

31. MEDINAH (NO. 3)

70 Andy Pope (2011), post-renovation; 65 Tiger Woods, Mike Weir (2006 PGA)

32. SAN FRANCISCO

63 Harvie Ward (date unknown)

33. CASTLE PINES

62 Greg Whisman (1992 International), Tom Purtzer (1997 International)

34. HONORS COURSE

66 Michael Sim, Ryan Blaum (2004 Southern Amateur), Jack Dukeminier, Alex Ching, Diego Velasquez (2010 NCAA Championship); 68 Lisa Schlesinger (2011 USGA Senior Women's Amateur)

35. BALTUSROL (LOWER)

63 Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf (1980 U.S. Open), Thomas Bjorn (2005 PGA)

36. THE GOLF CLUB

64 Ed Sneed (1976), Tom Weiskopf (1995)

37. CANYATA

does not track low-score rounds

38. BANDON DUNES

65 Andy Morse (2003)

39. SEBONACK

68 Luke Donald (2011), noncompetitive round

40. PINEHURST (NO. 2)

62 Tom Watson, Gibby Gilbert (1973 World Open), Hale Irwin (1977 Colgate Hall of Fame Classic)

41. L.A. (NORTH)

62 Steve Lim (2012), noncompetitive round

42. BETHPAGE (BLACK)

64 Craig Thomas (2007 New York State Open), Mike Weir, Lucas Glover (2009 U.S. Open), Padraig Harrington (2012 Barclays)

43. PEACHTREE

63 (player and date unknown)

44. TPC SAWGRASS (STADIUM)

63 Fred Couples (1992 Players), Greg Norman (1994 Players)

45. PIKEWOOD NATIONAL

76 Bob Friend (2008), championship tees; 67 Bob Friend (2009) forward tees

46. PETE DYE

62 D.A. Points (2004 Pete Dye West Virginia Classic)

47. VICTORIA NATIONAL

65 Brian Tennyson (date unknown), Victorian tees

48. SPYGLASS HILL

62 Phil Mickelson (2005 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am), Luke Donald (2006 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am)

49. OLD MACDONALD

67 Tom Kroll (2010)

50. BUTLER NATIONAL

68 Mark Wilson (2007 BMW Championship); 62 Al Geiberger (date unknown), pre-renovation

51. KINLOCH

61 Brad Lawrence (2001), noncompetitive round

52. SCIOTO

65 Luke Guthrie (2010), post-renovation; 65 Bubba Watson, Harrison Frazar, Pablo Martin (2007 U.S. Open qualifying); 68 Vinny Giles (1968 U.S. Amateur), pre-renovation; 63 Steve Mulcahy (2002 club event), pre-renovation

53. MILWAUKEE C.C.

64 Lee Janzen (2004 U.S. Bank Championship); 72 Katie Falk (2002)

54. INVERNESS

63 Vijah Singh (1993 PGA), pre-renovation; 64 Vicente Fernandez, Bruce Lietzke (2003 U.S. Senior Open), post-renovation

55. GARDEN CITY

63 George Burns (mid-1970s), noncompetitive round

56. INTERLACHEN

64 Bob Olds (1991), noncompetitive round; 66 Barbara Moxness (date unknown)

57. ARCADIA BLUFFS

66 Lee Janzen (2000), noncompetitive round

58. BLACK ROCK

62 Rich Beem (2010); 73 Regina Drysdale (2008)

59. BALTUSROL (UPPER)

67 Ryan McCormick (2012), Jeff Wilson, Tom McKnight, Lucas Glover, David Miller (2000 U.S. Amateur); 64 Bobby Gaertner (approximately 1995), noncompetitive round

60. DALLAS NATIONAL

64 Mark Walker (2004), noncompetitive round

61. ESTANCIA

58 Bubba Watson (2011), noncompetitive round

62. OLYMPIA FIELDS (NORTH)

63 Vijay Singh (2003 U.S. Open)

63. BLACKWOLF RUN (RIVER)

66 Ed Teresa (1993), Wisconsin PGA event

64. CHERRY HILLS

61 Gunner Wiebe (2011), noncompetitive round

65. PLAINFIELD

61 Brandt Snedeker (2011 Barclays), playing course as par 71 with a shortened 18th hole

66. MONTEREY PENINSULA (SHORE)

61 Charlie Wi (2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am); 66 Corinna Rees (2008)

67. EAGLE POINT

62 Carl Pettersson (date unknown)

68. OLD SANDWICH

64 Brad Faxon (2011 Invitational Pro-Scratch)

69. QUAKER RIDGE

64 Hans Albertsson (2010 Met. Amateur); 71 Laura Algiero (2012 Women's Tri-County stroke play)

70. BANDON TRAILS

66 Chris Williams, Kevin Lim (2012 Bandon Dunes Championship)

71. SHOAL CREEK

63 Gary Player (1984 PGA)

72. FLINT HILLS NATIONAL

59 Dave Henson (2003), noncompetitive round; 69 Celeste Troche (2001 U.S. Women's Amateur stroke play)

73. RICH HARVEST

71 Luke Donald (2000), noncompetitive round, 7,700 yards; 68 Gibby Gilbert, John Mahaffey (2000), 7,200 yards

74. BOSTON G.C.

66 Brad Faxon (2009 BGC Invitational), Chase Woodsum (2008), Boomer Erick (2010), noncompetitive rounds

75. WHISPERING PINES

64 Chris Ward (2010 Big 12 Championship), Robert Thompson, Brandt Kieschnick (dates unknown), noncompetitive rounds

76. WINGED FOOT (EAST)

61 Claude Harmon (1947, 1953), noncompetitive rounds

77. CONGRESSIONAL (BLUE)

63 Tom Pernice Jr., Peter Lonard (2008 AT&T National)

78. BALLYNEAL

does not track low-score rounds

79. THE PRESERVE

65 David Nelson (2007), John Garrick (2012); 66 Andrea Kellar (2009)

80. ARONIMINK

62 Nick Watney (2011 AT&T National), Jay Sigel (1990)

81. CALUSA PINES

63 Rocco Mediate (2008), noncompetitive round

82. SAHALEE (SOUTH/NORTH)

64 Ryan Bensel (2007), par 72; 63 Robert Allenby (2002 WGC), par 71; 65 Greg Kraft, Nick Price (1998 PGA), par 70; Dodie Mazzuca (1996 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational)

83. DOUBLE EAGLE

61 Stewart Cink (2003 U.S. Open qualifier)

84. KITTANSETT

67 Jerry Daly (1989 Mass. Amateur), Samuel Barrington Jr. (2011), noncompetitive round

85. FOREST HIGHLANDS (CANYON)

63 Andrew Magee (2002), Chris O'Connor (2006); 66 Kerry Postillion (2003)

86. MAYACAMA

64 Zach Miller (2010), noncompetitive round

87. LAUREL VALLEY

66 Scott Hoch (1996 Family House Invitational); 62 Jim Bryan (2000s), member tees

88. QUARRY AT LA QUINTA

62 John Daly (date unknown), noncompetitive round

89. DIAMOND CREEK

62 Scott Stallings (2011), noncompetitive round

90. HUDSON NATIONAL

64 Carl Alexander (2010 Hudson Bowl)

91. CROOKED STICK

64 Russ Cochran, Loren Roberts (2009 U.S. Senior Open); Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Bo Van Pelt (2012 BMW Championship)

92. MOUNTAINTOP

65 Mookie DeMoss (2012)

93. PETE DYE COURSE AT FRENCH LICK

71 Craig Bowden (2009), Adam Marshall (2010), 8,100 yards; 63 Blake Watts (2012 Indiana Open), 7,000 yards

94. HAZELTINE NATIONAL

66 Rich Beem, Justin Leonard, Robert Allenby (2002 PGA); 70 Hollis Stacy, Cathy Mant, Pat Bradley, Susie McAllister, Donna Caponi (1977 U.S. Women's Open)

95. SOMERSET HILLS

61 Vijay Singh (1995 charity pro-am); 68 Mary Laupheimer (1980 WMGA event)

96. HARBOUR TOWN

61 David Frost (1994 MCI Heritage Golf Classic)

97. KAPALUA (PLANTATION)

62 K.J. Choi (2003 Mercedes), Graeme McDowell (2011 Hyundai)

98. GRANDFATHER

62 Bob Kletcke (1982)

99. VALHALLA

63 Jose Maria Olazabal (2000 PGA)

100. MAIDSTONE

62 Mike Derminio (2006)