June 26, 2007

America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses/2007-08

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PINE VALLEY: The finishing hole at our No. 1 course is 50 yards longer and has new bunkers down the right side, where trees were removed.

Rank Course Name Yards Par Points *'05 RANK IN ()* __1.__ __PINE VALLEY G.C.__ 6,999 70 72.06 (1) Pine Valley, N.J.-- George Crump & H.S. Colt (1918) __2.__ __SHINNECOCK HILLS G.C.__ 6,864 70 71.01 (3) Southampton, N.Y. -- William Flynn (1931) __3.__ __AUGUSTA NATIONAL G.C.__ 7,445 72 70.89 (2) Augusta, Ga.-- Alister Mackenzie & Bobby Jones (1933) __4.__ __CYPRESS POINT CLUB__ 6,509 72 69.80 (4) Pebble Beach, Calif. -- Alister Mackenzie & Robert Hunter (1928) __5.__ __OAKMONT C.C.__ 7,255 71 69.46 (5) Oakmont, Pa. -- Henry Fownes (1903) __6.__ __PEBBLE BEACH G. LINKS__ 6,737 72 68.64 (6) Pebble Beach, Calif.-- Jack Neville & Douglas Grant (1919) __7.__ __MERION G.C. (East)__ 6,886 70 68.03 (7) Ardmore, Pa. -- Hugh Wilson (1912) __8.__ __WINGED FOOT G.C. (West)__ 7,229 72 67.90 (8) Mamaroneck, N.Y. -- A.W. Tillinghast (1923) __9.__ __SEMINOLE G.C.__ 6,836 73 66.46 (10) Juno Beach, Fla.—Donald Ross (1929) __10.__ __CRYSTAL DOWNS C.C.__ 6,518 70 66.43 (11) Frankfort, Mich.—Alister Mackenzie & Perry Maxwell (1931) __11.__ __MEDINAH C.C. (No. 3)__ 7,561 72 66.39 (15) Medinah, Ill.—Tom Bendelow (1928) __12.__ __SAND HILLS G.C.__ 7,089 71 66.16 (11) Mullen, Neb.—Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (1994) __13.__ __NATIONAL G. LINKS OF AMERICA__ 6,876 73 66.05 (9) Southampton, N.Y. / C.B. Macdonald (1911) __14.__ __PACIFIC DUNES__ 6,633 71 66.00 (22) Bandon, Ore.—Tom Doak (2001) __15.__ __WADE HAMPTON G.C.__ 7,154 72 66.97 (17) Cashiers, N.C.—Tom Fazio (1987) __16.__ __FISHERS ISLAND CLUB__ 6,566 72 65.82 (16) Fishers Island, N.Y.—Seth Raynor & Charles Banks (1926) __17.__ __OAKLAND HILLS C.C. (South)__ 7,099 72 65.80 (13) Bloomfield Hills, Mich.—Donald Ross (1918)/Robert T. Jones (1950 __18.__ __MUIRFIELD VILLAGE G.C.__ 7,269 72 65.78 (18) Dublin, Ohio -- Jack Nicklaus & Desmond Muirhead (1974) __19.__ __PINEHURST RESORT & C.C. (No. 2)__ 7,305 72 65.73 (14) Pinehurst, N.C.—Donald Ross (1907) __20.__ __THE COUNTRY CLUB (Clyde/Squirrel)__ 6,577 71 65.40 (19) Brookline, Mass.—Willie Campbell (1895)/Alex Campbell (1902) __21.__ __BUTLER NATIONAL G.C.__ 7,523 71 65.28 (35) Oak Brook, Ill.—George Fazio & Tom Fazio (1974) __22.__ __VICTORIA NATIONAL G.C.__ 7,239 72 65.24 (21) Newburgh, Ind.—Tom Fazio (1998) __23.__ __THE OLYMPIC CLUB (Lake)__ 6,842 71 65.18 (25) San Francisco—Sam Whiting (1928) __24.__ __WHISTLING STRAITS (Straits)__ 7,362 72 65.06 (23) Haven, Wis.—Pete Dye (1998) __25.__ __OAK HILL C.C. (East)__ 7,145 71 64.88 (27) Rochester, N.Y.—Donald Ross (1925) __26.__ __BETHPAGE STATE PARK (Black)__ 7,386 71 64.83 (29) Farmingdale, N.Y.—Joseph H. Burbeck & A.W. Tillinghast (1936) __27.__ __SHADOW CREEK__ 7,239 72 64.82 (20) North Las Vegas, Nev.—Tom Fazio (1990) __28.__ __CHICAGO G.C.__ 6,710 70 64.63 (39) Wheaton, Ill.—C.B. Macdonald (1894)/Seth Raynor (1923) __29.__ __KINLOCH G.C.__ 7,168 72 64.62 (33) Manakin-Sabot, Va.—Lester George & Vinny Giles (2001) __30.__ __PRAIRIE DUNES C.C.__ 6,708 70 64.58 (24) Hutchinson, Kan.—Perry Maxwell (1937)/Press Maxwell (1957) __31.__ __BANDON DUNES__ 7,326 72 64.51 (28) Bandon, Ore.—David McLay Kidd (1999) __32.__ __SOUTHERN HILLS C.C.__ 7,085 71 64.48 (26) Tulsa, Okla.—Perry Maxwell (1936) __33.__ __QUAKER RIDGE G.C.__ 6,835 70 64.34 (30) Scarsdale, N.Y.—A.W. Tillinghast (1926) __34.__ __LOS ANGELES C.C. (North)__ 6,909 71 64.21 (27) Los Angeles—George C. Thomas Jr. (1921) __35.__ __THE HONORS COURSE__ 7,215 72 64.19 (32) Ooltewah, Tenn.—Pete Dye (1983) __36.__ __CASTLE PINES G.C.__ 7,619 72 64.16 (50) Castle Rock, Colo.—Jack Nicklaus (1981) __37.__ __SAN FRANCISCO G.C.__ 6,828 71 64.14 (31) San Francisco—A.W. Tillinghast (1918) __38.__ __THE OCEAN COURSE__ 7,356 72 63.92 (38) Kiawah Island, S.C.—Pete Dye (1991) __39.__ __THE PRINCE COURSE__ 7,309 72 63.89 (63) Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii—Robert Trent Jones Jr. (1990) __40.__ __THE GOLF CLUB__ 7,268 72 63.68 (51) New Albany, Ohio—Pete Dye (1967) __41.__ __INVERNESS CLUB__ 7,255 71 63.65 (41) Toledo, Ohio—Donald Ross (1919) __42.__ __OLYMPIA FIELDS C.C. (North)__ 7,205 71 63.47 (36) Olympia Fields, Ill.—Willie Park Jr. (1922) __43.__ __WINGED FOOT G.C. (East)__ 6,750 72 63.38 (34) Mamaroneck, N.Y.—A.W. Tillinghast (1923) __44.__ __BALTUSROL G.C. (Lower)__ 7,400 72 63.35 (40) Springfield, N.J.—A.W. Tillinghast (1922) __45.__ __FOREST HIGHLANDS G.C. (Canyon)__ 7,007 71 63.34 (55) Flagstaff, Ariz.—Jay Morrish & Tom Weiskopf (1988) __46.__ __ARCADIA BLUFFS G.C.__ 7,300 72 63.18 (54) Arcadia, Mich.—Rick Smith & Warren Henderson (2000) __47.__ __THE QUARRY AT LA QUINTA__ 7,083 72 63.10 (55) La Quinta, Calif.—Tom Fazio (1994) __48.__ __MILWAUKEE C.C.__ 6,928 72 63.03 (48) River Hills, Wis.—H.S. Colt & C.H. Alison (1929) __49.__ __FLINT HILLS NATIONAL G.C.__ 6,946 71 62.90 (43) Andover, Kan.—Tom Fazio (1997) __50.__ __SHOAL CREEK__ 7,114 72 62.89 (49) Shoal Creek, Ala.—Jack Nicklaus (1977) Rank Course Name Yards Par Points __51.__ __RICH HARVEST LINKS__ 7,601 72 62.74 (45) Sugar Grove, Ill.—Jerry Rich & Greg Martin (1999) __52.__ __SPYGLASS HILL G. CSE.__ 6,953 72 62.66 (53) Pebble Beach—Robert Trent Jones (1966) __53.__ __CHERRY HILLS C.C.__ 7,160 72 62.65 (58) Englewood, Colo.—William Flynn (1923) __54.__ __KITTANSETT CLUB__ 6,782 72 62.63 (60) Marion, MA.—William Flynn & Frederic Hood (1922) __55.__ __CAMARGO CLUB__ 6,636 70 62.62 (57) Indian Hill, Ohio—Seth Raynor (1921) __56.__ __GARDEN CITY G.C.__ 6,911 73 62.59 (46) Garden City, N.Y.—Devereux Emmet (1899) __57.__ __SOMERSET HILLS C.C.__ 6,659 71 62.54 (42) Bernardsville, N.J.—A.W. Tillinghast (1918) __58.__ __SCIOTO C.C.__ 6,955 71 62.52 (59) Columbus, Ohio—Donald Ross (1916) __59.__ __DALLAS NATIONAL G.C.__ 7,326 72 62.51 (65) Dallas—Tom Fazio (2002) __60.__ __SAND RIDGE G.C.__ 7,127 72 62.45 (52) Chardon, Ohio—Tom Fazio (1998) __61.__ __RIVIERA C.C.__ 7,013 71 62.37 (47) Pacific Palisades, Calif./George C. Thomas Jr. & W.P. Bell (1926) __62.__ __INTERLACHEN C.C.__ 6,829 73 62.34 (44) Edina, Minn./Willie Watson (1911) __63.__ __LOST DUNES G.C.__ 6,905 71 62.07 (New) Bridgman, Mich./Tom Doak (1999) __64.__ __EUGENE C.C.__ 6,854 72 61.97 (100) Eugene, Ore./Robert Trent Jones (1967) __65.__ __GRANDFATHER G. & C.C.__ 7,030 72 61.93 (87) Linville, N.C./Ellis Maples (1968) __66.__ __MAYACAMA G.C.__ 6,785 72 61.91 (67) Santa Rosa, Calif.—Jack Nicklaus (2001) __67.__ __BLACK DIAMOND (Quarry)__ 7,159 72 61.89 (85) Lecanto, Fla./Tom Fazio (1988) __68.__ __VALHALLA G.C.__ 7,305 72 61.87 (70) Louisville—Jack Nicklaus (1986) __69.__ __BLACKWOLF RUN (River)__ 6,991 72 61.86 (61) Kohler, Wis./Pete Dye (1990) __70.__ __DOUBLE EAGLE CLUB__ 7,140 72 61.82 (68) Galena, Ohio/Jay Morrish & Tom Weiskopf (1992) __71.__ __CALUSA PINES G.C.__ 7,215 72 61.77 (New) Naples, Fla./Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry (2001) __72.__ __MAIDSTONE CLUB__ 6,403 72 61.74 (62) East Hampton, N.Y./Willie Park Jr.& Jack Park (1924) __73.__ __SANCTUARY__ 7,033 72 61.73 (80) Sedalia, Colo./Jim Engh (1997) __74.__ __GALLOWAY NATIONAL G.C.__ 6,901 71 61.71 (92) Galloway, N.J./Tom Fazio (1995) __75.__ __OCEAN FOREST G.C.__ 7,140 72 61.70 (66) Sea Island, Ga./Rees Jones (1995) __76.__ __SAHALEE C.C. (South/North)__ 7,146 72 62.86 (99) Sammamish, Wash./Ted Robinson (1969) __77.__ __MONTEREY PENINSULA C.C. (Shore)__ 6,806 72 61.68 (New) Pebble Beach/Bob Baldock (1961)/Mike Strantz (2004) __78.__ __LONG COVE CLUB__ 7,026 71 61.65 (71) Hilton Head Island/Pete Dye (1981) __79.__ __TPC SAWGRASS (Players Stadium)__ 7,215 72 61.57 (98) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.—Pete Dye (1981) __80.__ __COLONIAL C.C.__ 7,080 70 61.51 (73) Fort Worth/John Bredemus (1936) __81.__ __THE ESTANCIA CLUB__ 7,146 72 61.46 (76) Scottsdale/Tom Fazio (1995) __82.__ __LAUREL VALLEY G.C.__ 7,399 72 61.44 (77) Ligonier, Pa./Dick Wilson (1960) __83.__ __TULLYMORE G.C.__ 7,148 72 61.43 (New) Stanwood, Mich./Jim Engh (2001) __84.__ __EAST LAKE G.C.__ 7,267 72 61.42 (79) Atlanta/Donald Ross (1915)/Rees Jones (1995) __85.__ __PLAINFIELD C.C.__ 6,962 72 61.41 (95) Plainfield, N.J./Donald Ross (1921) __86.__ __CONGRESSIONAL C.C. (Blue)__ 7,250 72 61.39 (89) Bethesda, Md./Robert Trent Jones (1962) __87.__ __PEACHTREE G.C.__ 7,043 72 61.38 (64) Atlanta/Robert Trent Jones & Bobby Jones (1947) __88.__ __SHOREACRES__ 6,521 71 61.37 (93) Lake Bluff, Ill./Seth Raynor (1921) __89.__ __HAZELTINE NATIONAL G.C.__ 7,360 72 61.32 (72) Chaska, Minn./Robert Trent Jones (1962) __90.__ __HUDSON NATIONAL G.C.__ 6,955 70 61.31 (90) Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.—Tom Fazio (1996) __91.__ __SAGE VALLEY G.C__ 7,331 72 61.30 (78) Graniteville, S.C./Tom Fazio (2001) __92.__ __SYCAMORE HILLS G.C.__ 7,240 72 61.29 (New) Fort Wayne, Ind./Jack Nicklaus (1989) __93.__ __HARBOUR TOWN G. LINKS__ 6,973 71 61.19 (97) Hilton Head Island—Pete Dye & Jack Nicklaus (1969) __94.__ __CANTERBURY G.C.__ 6,942 72 61.12 (86) Beachwood, Ohio/Herbert Strong (1922) __95.__ __THE PRESERVE G.C.__ 7,067 72 61.00 (83) Carmel, Calif./Tom Fazio, J. Michael Poellot & Sandy Tatum (2000) __96.__ __THE VALLEY CLUB OF MONTECITO__ 6,612 72 60.99 (69) Santa Barbara, Calif./Alister Mackenzie & Robert Hunter (1929) __97.__ __THE HOMESTEAD (Cascades)__ 6,679 70 60.98 (75) Hot Springs, Va./William Flynn (1923) __98.__ __KIAWAH ISLAND CLUB (Cassique) __ 7,248 72 60.96 (New) Kiawah Island, S.C./Tom Watson (2000) __99.__ __PETE DYE G.C.__ 7,248 72 60.94 (91) Bridgeport, W.Va./Pete Dye (1994) __100.__ __HAWKS RIDGE G.C.__ 7,385 72 60.93 (81) Ball Ground, Ga./Bob Cupp (1999)Ball Ground, Ga./Bob Cupp (1999)