September 17, 2009

Private: Best Of The Best

The top 10 in each ranking criteria

• 2010 Readers' Choice Awards

• RANKINGS: The Top 50 Public Golf Facilities | Private | Resort

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• WEB EXCLUSIVE: Top 10 in each ranking category: Public | Private | Resorts

• WEB EXCLUSIVE: State By State: All the facilities scoring at least 75 points

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PRIVATE FACILITIES

Quality of course(s)

  1. Pine Valley GC, Pine Valley, N.J., 9.99

  2. Oakmont CC, Oakmont, Pa., 9.94

  3. Oak Hill CC, Rochester, N.Y., 9.91

  4. Shinnecock Hills GC, Southampton, N.Y., 9.88

  5. Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio, 9.85

  6. Augusta National GC, Augusta, Ga., 9.84

  7. Robert Trent Jones GC, Manassas, Va., 9.83

  8. Cypress Point Club, Pebble Beach, 9.82

  9. The Ridge at Back Brook, Ringoes, N.J., 9.81

  10. Crystal Downs GC, Frankfort, Mich., 9.77

Course condition*

  1. Kinloch CC, Manakin-Sabot, Va., 9.95

  2. Augusta National GC, Augusta, Ga., 9.93

  3. Oak Hill CC, Rochester, N.Y., 9.91

  4. Oakmont CC, Oakmont, Pa., 9.83

Robert Trent Jones GC, Manassas, Va., 9.83

  1. The Ridge at Back Brook, Ringoes, N.J., 9.76

  2. Pine Valley GC, Pine Valley, N.J., 9.74

  3. Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio, 9.68

  4. Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio, 9.64

Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio, 9.64

Whisper Rock GC, Scottsdale, 9.64

Reputation/prestige*

  1. Oakmont CC, Oakmont, Pa., 9.99

  2. Augusta National GC, Augusta, Ga., 9.96

  3. Cypress Point Club, Pebble Beach, 9.93

Pine Valley GC, Pine Valley, N.J., 9.93

  1. Oak Hill CC, Rochester, N.Y., 9.92

  2. Shinnecock Hills GC, Southampton, N.Y., 9.86

  3. Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio, 9.83

  4. Merion GC, Ardmore, Pa., 9.79

  5. Robert Trent Jones GC, Manassas, Va., 9.78

  6. Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, N.Y., 9.72

Practice facilities*

  1. Kinloch CC, Manakin-Sabot, Va., 9.95

  2. The Ridge at Back Brook, Ringoes, N.J., 9.72

  3. Whisper Rock GC, Scottsdale, 9.64

  4. Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio, 9.61

  5. Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio, 9.59

  6. Trump International GC, West Palm Beach, 9.58

  7. Hidden Creek GC, Egg Harbor Township, N.J., 9.53

Pine Valley GC, Pine Valley, N.J., 9.53

  1. Berkeley Hall GC, Bluffton, S.C., 9.45

  2. Trump National GC, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., 9.41

Speed of play*

  1. Chechessee Creek Club, Okatie, S.C., 9.82

  2. Kinloch CC, Manakin-Sabot, Va., 9.70

  3. Cypress Point Club, Pebble Beach, 9.64

  4. Oak Hill CC, Rochester, N.Y., 9.60

  5. Augusta National GC, Augusta, Ga., 9.53

Peachtree GC, Atlanta, 9.53

Pine Valley GC, Pine Valley, N.J., 9.53

  1. Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio, 9.52

  2. Hidden Creek GC, Egg Harbor Township, N.J., 9.48

  3. Trump International GC, West Palm Beach, 9.42

Clubhouse/locker room*

  1. Augusta National GC, Augusta, Ga, 9.86

  2. Robert Trent Jones GC, Manassas, Va., 9.83

  3. The Ridge at Back Brook, Ringoes, N.J., 9.79

  4. Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio, 9.75

Kinloch CC, Manakin-Sabot, Va., 9.75

  1. Hidden Creek GC, Egg Harbor Township, N.J., 9.63

Oakmont CC, Oakmont, Pa., 9.63

  1. Castle Pines GC, Castle Rock, Colo., 9.62

  2. Chechessee Creek Club, Okatie, S.C., 9.59

  3. Colleton River Plantation GC, Bluffton, S.C., 9.57

Caddie program

  1. Robert Trent Jones GC, Manassas, Va., 9.73

  2. Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio, 9.70

Kinloch CC, Manakin-Sabot, Va., 9.70

  1. Pine Valley GC, Pine Valley, N.J., 9.67

  2. Aronimink GC, Newtown Square, Pa., 9.65

  3. Oak Hill CC, Rochester, N.Y., 9.61

  4. Oakmont CC, Oakmont, Pa., 9.58

  5. Whisper Rock GC, Scottsdale, 9.53

  6. Augusta National GC, Augusta, Ga., 9.52

  7. Chechessee Creek Club, Okatie, S.C., 9.49

Food dining

  1. Augusta National GC, Augusta, Ga, 9.71

  2. Oak Hill CC, Rochester, N.Y., 9.59

  3. Robert Trent Jones GC, Manassas, Va., 9.56

  4. Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio, 9.52

  5. Pine Valley GC, Pine Valley, N.J., 9.51

  6. Castle Pines GC, Castle Rock, Colo., 9.48

  7. Aronimink GC, Newtown Square, Pa., 9.42

  8. Northland CC, Duluth, Minn., 9.41

  9. Kinloch CC, Manakin-Sabot, Va., 9.37

  10. Laurel Valley GC, Ligonier, Pa., 9.33

Trump International GC, West Palm Beach, 9.33

Service

  1. Kinloch CC, Manakin-Sabot, Va., 10.00

  2. Augusta National GC, Augusta, Ga., 9.87

  3. Chechessee Creek Club, Okatie, S.C., 9.71

Oak Hill CC, Rochester, N.Y., 9.71

Pine Valley GC, Pine Valley, N.J., 9.71

  1. Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio, 9.65

  2. Whisper Rock GC, Scottsdale, 9.64

  3. Hidden Creek GC, Egg Harbor Township, N.J., 9.54

  4. Robert Trent Jones GC, Manassas, Va., 9.50

Sand Hills GC, Mullen, Neb., 9.50

Overall value

  1. Oak Hill CC, Rochester, N.Y., 9.78

  2. Chechessee Creek Club, Okatie, S.C., 9.74

  3. Augusta National GC, Augusta, Ga., 9.67

  4. Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio, 9.66

  5. Kinloch CC, Manakin-Sabot, Va., 9.60

  6. Hidden Creek GC, Egg Harbor Township, N.J., 9.58

  7. Pine Valley GC, Pine Valley, N.J., 9.57

  8. Robert Trent Jones GC, Manassas, Va., 9.50

  9. Oakmont CC, Oakmont, Pa., 9.47

  10. Cypress Point Club, Pebble Beach, 9.45