September 17, 2009

Public: 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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PUBLIC FACILITIES

Quality of course(s)*

  1. Forest Dunes GC, Roscommon, Mich., 9.61 Tobacco Road GC, Sanford, N.C., 9.61

  2. Stevinson Ranch GC, Stevinson, Calif., 9.59

  3. PGA GC at Coyote Springs, Coyote Springs, Nev., 9.58

  4. Independence GC, Midlothian, Va., 9.54

Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla., 9.54

  1. Spring Creek GC, Gordonsville, Va., 9.50

  2. Paa-Ko Ridge GC, Sandia Park, N.M., 9.48

  3. Centennial GC, Medford, Ore., 9.44

  4. Bethpage State Park GC, Farmingdale, N.Y., 9.43

Course condition

  1. PGA GC at Coyote Springs, Coyote Springs, Nev., 9.75

  2. Spring Creek GC, Gordonsville, Va., 9.74

  3. Forest Dunes GC, Roscommon, Mich., 9.73

  4. Cascata GC, Boulder City, Nev., 9.60

  5. Centennial GC, Medford, Ore., 9.56

Stevinson Ranch GC, Stevinson, Calif., 9.56

  1. Tobacco Road GC, Sanford, N.C., 9.54

  2. Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla., 9.47

  3. Independence GC, Midlothian, Va., 9.44

  4. Sand Creek Station GC, Newton, Kan., 9.38

Trump National GC Los Angeles, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., 9.38

Reputation/prestige

  1. Independence GC, Midlothian, Va., 9.43

  2. Tobacco Road GC, Sanford, N.C., 9.40

Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla., 9.40

  1. TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, Fla., 9.33

  2. Bethpage State Park GC, Farmingdale, N.Y., 9.32

  3. Forest Dunes GC, Roscommon, Mich., 9.27

  4. Bulle Rock, Havre de Grace, Md., 9.20

  5. Longaberger GC, Nashport, Ohio, 9.19

  6. PGA GC at Coyote Springs, Coyote Springs, Nev., 9.17

  7. Hiddenbrooke GC, Vallejo, Calif., 9.16

Practice facilities*

  1. Independence GC, Midlothian, Va., 9.69

Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla., 9.69

  1. Stevinson Ranch GC, Stevinson, Calif., 9.65

  2. PGA GC at Coyote Springs, Coyote Springs, Nev., 9.53

  3. Forest Dunes GC, Roscommon, Mich., 9.39

  4. Bolingbrook GC, Bolingbrook, Ill., 9.33

Sand Creek Station GC, Newton, Kan., 9.33

  1. Baywood Greens, Long Neck, Del., 9.25

  2. TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, Fla., 9.14

  3. Longaberger GC, Nashport, Ohio, 9.11

Speed of play

  1. PGA GC at Coyote Springs, Coyote Springs, Nev., 9.39

  2. Cascata GC, Boulder City, Nev., 9.14

  3. Sand Creek Station GC, Newton, Kan., 9.08

  4. Independence GC, Midlothian, Va., 9.02

  5. Hiddenbrooke GC, Vallejo, Calif., 8.91

Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla., 8.91

  1. Forest Dunes GC, Roscommon, Mich., 8.88

  2. Trump National GC Los Angeles, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., 8.78

  3. Centennial GC, Medford, Ore., 8.77

Tobacco Road GC, Sanford, N.C., 8.77

Clubhouse/locker room*

  1. Cascata GC, Boulder City, Nev., 9.41

  2. Bolingbrook GC, Bolingbrook, Ill., 9.30

  3. Trump National GC Los Angeles, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., 9.27

  4. Longaberger GC, Nashport, Ohio, 9.26

  5. Independence GC, Midlothian, Va., 9.25

  6. Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla., 9.20

  7. Hiddenbrooke GC, Vallejo, Calif., 9.19

  8. Forest Dunes GC, Roscommon, Mich., 9.14

  9. TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, Fla., 9.10

  10. Bulle Rock, Havre de Grace, Md., 8.85

Pro shop

  1. Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla., 9.50

  2. Trump National GC Los Angeles, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., 9.22

  3. TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, Fla., 9.20

  4. Bolingbrook GC, Bolingbrook, Ill., 9.15

  5. Hiddenbrooke GC, Vallejo, Calif., 9.10

  6. Independence GC, Midlothian, Va., 9.09

  7. Longaberger GC, Nashport, Ohio, 9.02

  8. RTJ Golf Trail at Grand National GC, Opelika, Ala., 8.89

  9. Tobacco Road GC, Sanford, N.C., 8.88

  10. Bulle Rock, Havre de Grace, Md., 8.85

Food dining

  1. The Crossings at Carlsbad, Carlsbad, Calif., 9.18

  2. Trump National GC Los Angeles, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., 9.17

  3. Bolingbrook GC, Bolingbrook, Ill., 9.12

  4. TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, Fla., 8.99

  5. Hiddenbrooke GC, Vallejo, Calif., 8.94

  6. Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla., 8.89

  7. Independence GC, Midlothian, Va., 8.87

  8. Falcon Ridge GC, Lenexa, Kan., 8.85

  9. Bali Hai GC, Las Vegas, 8.84

  10. Forest Dunes GC, Roscommon, Mich., 8.83

Off-course amenities

  1. Edgewood Tahoe GC, Stateline, Nev., 9.26

  2. Independence GC, Midlothian, Va., 9.23

  3. Trump National GC Los Angeles, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., 9.21

  4. Sand Creek Station GC, Newton, Kan., 9.13

  5. Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla., 9.10

  6. Bolingbrook GC, Bolingbrook, Ill., 9.00

Heron Lakes GC, Portland, Ore., 9.00

  1. Bali Hai GC, Las Vegas, 8.98

Desert Pines GC, Las Vegas, 8.98

  1. Falcon Ridge GC, Lenexa, Kan., 8.96

Service*

  1. Sand Creek Station GC, Newton, Kan., 9.42

  2. Independence GC, Midlothian, Va., 9.40

  3. Stevinson Ranch GC, Stevinson, Calif., 9.39

  4. Hiddenbrooke GC, Vallejo, Calif., 9.34

  5. PGA GC at Coyote Springs, Coyote Springs, Nev., 9.32

  6. Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla., 9.31

  7. Trump National GC Los Angeles, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., 9.30

  8. Longaberger GC, Nashport, Ohio, 9.26

  9. Tobacco Road GC, Sanford, N.C., 9.21

  10. Centennial GC, Medford, Ore., 9.20

Overall value*

  1. Sand Creek Station GC, Newton, Kan., 9.54

  2. Bethpage State Park GC, Farmingdale, N.Y., 9.34

Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla., 9.34

  1. Stevinson Ranch GC, Stevinson, Calif., 9.33

  2. Hiddenbrooke GC, Vallejo, Calif., 9.31

  3. Tobacco Road GC, Sanford, N.C., 9.25

  4. Centennial GC, Medford, Ore., 9.23

  5. Independence GC, Midlothian, Va., 9.15

  6. Cedar Chase GC, Cedar Springs, Mich., 9.14

  7. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National GC, Opelika, Ala., 9.05