October 12, 2008

Readers' Choice Rankings: The Top 50 Private Courses

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__1.__ __Augusta National GC, Augusta, Ga.__     [#image: /photos/55ad9e68add713143b43b177]|||quality of course||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e68add713143b43b171]|||course conditions||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e68b01eefe207f7f427]|||reputation/prestige||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e68add713143b43b173]|||practice facilities||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e69b01eefe207f7f439]|||speed of play||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e69b01eefe207f7f433]|||clubhouse||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e69b01eefe207f7f436]|||caddie program||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e69add713143b43b17f]|||food/dining||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e69add713143b43b182]|||service||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e69add713143b43b187]|||overall value|||Total       9.97 9.97 10.00 9.10 9.59 9.96 9.69 9.77 10.00 9.93 98.51 __2.__ __Pine Valley GC, Pine Valley, N.J.__     10.00 9.69 9.98 9.44 9.48 9.40 9.71 9.40 9.73 9.53 97.36 __3.__ __Hidden Creek GC, Egg Harbor Township, N.J.__     9.85 9.77 9.65 9.81 9.67 9.81 9.60 9.14 9.71 9.76 97.28 __4.__ __Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio__     9.85 9.85 9.62 9.54 9.00 9.42 9.25 9.50 9.54 9.17 95.86 __5.__ __Oak Hill CC, Rochester, N.Y.__     10.00 9.88 9.88 8.56 8.78 9.13 8.80 9.22 9.11 10.00 95.34 __6.__ __Oakmont CC, Oakmont, Pa.__     9.87 9.79 9.97 8.26 9.03 9.58 9.58 9.04 9.34 9.05 95.07 __7.__ __Cypress Point Club, Pebble Beach__     9.94 9.72 9.98 7.07 9.88 9.07 9.71 9.30 9.32 9.73 95.01 __8.__ __Shinnecock Hills GC, Southampton, N.Y.__     9.87 9.35 9.90 8.23 9.17 9.26 9.28 8.27 9.13 9.45 93.67 __9.__ __Peachtree GC, Atlanta__     9.65 9.59 9.12 7.94 9.59 9.76 9.50 9.00 9.53 9.50 93.63 __10.__ __Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio__     9.44 9.64 9.04 9.68 9.08 9.56 9.00 9.22 9.32 8.93 93.35 __11.__ __Crystal Downs GC, Frankfort, Mich.__     10.00 9.56 9.60 8.17 9.44 8.08 8.25 8.90 8.80 9.43 92.55 __12.__ __Aronimink GC, Newtown Square, Pa.__     9.23 9.15 9.38 8.92 8.77 9.54 9.55 9.18 9.08 9.25 92.22 __13.__ __Bayonne GC, Bayonne, N.J.__     [#image: /photos/55ad9e69b01eefe207f7f446]|||quality of course||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e69add713143b43b18c]|||course conditions||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e69b01eefe207f7f442]|||reputation/prestige||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e69add713143b43b18f]|||practice facilities||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6aadd713143b43b194]|||speed of play||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6ab01eefe207f7f44d]|||clubhouse||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6aadd713143b43b198]|||caddie program||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6ab01eefe207f7f451]|||food/dining||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6aadd713143b43b19e]|||service||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6ab01eefe207f7f457]|||overall value|||Total       9.34 9.33 9.09 8.51 8.79 9.21 9.18 8.98 9.35 9.53 91.97 __14.__ __San Francisco GC, San Francisco__     9.67 9.33 9.57 7.10 9.33 9.40 9.26 8.93 9.14 9.07 91.86 __15.__ __Northland CC, Duluth, Minn.__     9.69 9.19 9.44 8.00 9.38 9.56 7.92 9.60 9.25 9.06 91.57 __16.__ __Chechessee Creek Club, Okatie, S.C.__     9.32 8.50 8.13 9.02 9.85 9.52 9.65 9.18 9.88 9.86 91.51 __17.__ __Laurel Valley GC, Ligonier, Pa.__     9.20 9.20 9.30 9.10 8.90 9.30 8.86 9.10 9.20 9.00 91.49 __18.__ __The Honors Course, Ooltewah, Tenn.__     9.36 9.27 9.09 8.64 9.00 9.09 9.09 8.56 9.18 9.14 91.32 __19.__ __Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, Minn.__     9.62 9.38 9.31 9.08 8.69 8.38 9.22 8.25 8.08 9.00 91.18 __20.__ __Merion GC, Ardmore, Pa.__     9.62 9.38 9.83 7.00 8.62 8.86 9.26 8.52 9.25 8.67 91.11 __21.__ __Castle Pines GC, Castle Rock, Colo.__     9.14 9.29 9.00 8.00 8.79 9.57 8.92 9.50 9.43 9.45 91.05 __22.__ __Whisper Rock GC, Scottsdale__     8.86 9.43 8.64 9.71 9.07 9.36 9.43 9.11 9.50 8.13 90.92 __23.__ __Olympia Fields CC, Olympia Fields, Ill.__     9.55 9.18 9.20 8.30 8.50 9.00 9.14 8.22 8.64 8.73 90.21 __24.__ __Medinah CC, Medinah, Ill.__     9.27 9.20 9.33 8.73 8.64 9.53 8.50 8.83 8.86 8.50 90.19 __25.__ __Garden City GC, Garden City, N.Y.__     9.63 9.21 9.47 6.47 9.16 8.95 9.06 8.69 9.11 8.91 90.18 [#image: /photos/55ad9e6bb01eefe207f7f45e]|||symbol key||| __26.__ __The Olympic Club, Daly City, Calif.__     [#image: /photos/55ad9e6badd713143b43b1ac]|||quality of course||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6ab01eefe207f7f45a]|||course conditions||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6aadd713143b43b1a1]|||reputation/prestige||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6badd713143b43b1a7]|||practice facilities||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6badd713143b43b1af]|||speed of play||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6bb01eefe207f7f467]|||clubhouse||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6bb01eefe207f7f462]|||caddie program||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6cadd713143b43b1bc]|||food/dining||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6cadd713143b43b1b9]|||service||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6cb01eefe207f7f46a]|||overall value|||Total       9.26 9.17 9.48 8.22 8.65 9.00 8.50 9.12 8.68 8.76 89.84 __27.__ __Southern Highlands GC, Las Vegas__     8.87 9.22 8.26 8.43 9.35 9.61 8.74 9.50 9.35 9.40 89.74 __28.__ __Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Calif.__     9.50 9.17 9.50 7.35 8.44 9.50 8.67 8.54 8.50 8.94 89.64 __29.__ __Baltusrol GC, Springfield, N.J.__     9.38 9.27 9.77 6.38 8.62 9.38 9.13 8.50 8.77 8.76 89.56 __30.__ __Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, N.Y.__     9.40 9.15 9.65 7.08 8.52 9.26 8.77 8.68 8.52 8.94 89.45 __31.__ __Los Angeles CC, Los Angeles__     9.17 8.88 9.63 7.92 8.38 9.04 8.95 8.90 8.96 8.65 89.93 __32.__ __Friar's Head GC, Riverhead, N.Y.__     9.25 9.00 8.33 8.91 9.08 8.60 8.83 8.71 8.75 9.00 89.02 __33.__ __Fishers Island Club, Fishers Island, N.Y.__     9.50 8.70 9.30 7.88 9.10 7.80 8.20 8.17 9.00 9.20 88.66 __34.__ __Maidstone Club, East Hampton, N.Y.__     9.16 8.84 9.26 7.47 9.05 9.00 8.53 8.29 8.89 8.71 88.10 __35.__ __National Golf Links of America, Southampton, N.Y.__     9.21 9.00 9.67 6.61 8.92 8.68 8.43 8.90 8.74 8.47 87.88 __36.__ __Caves Valley GC, Owings Mills, Md.__     8.83 8.67 8.67 9.17 8.25 9.00 9.10 9.27 8.83 8.14 87.80 __37.__ __Seminole GC, Juno Beach, Fla.__     9.14 8.45 9.41 8.00 9.28 9.41 9.30 7.50 8.90 7.73 87.76 __38.__ __Interlachen CC, Edina, Minn.__     [#image: /photos/55ad9e6cb01eefe207f7f475]|||quality of course||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6cadd713143b43b1bf]|||course conditions||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6cb01eefe207f7f478]|||reputation/prestige||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6cadd713143b43b1c2]|||practice facilities||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6cb01eefe207f7f47b]|||speed of play||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6cadd713143b43b1c8]|||clubhouse||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6cadd713143b43b1cc]|||caddie program||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6cb01eefe207f7f484]|||food/dining||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6dadd713143b43b1d3]|||service||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6cadd713143b43b1d0]|||overall value|||Total       9.09 9.18 8.73 8.36 8.45 8.91 8.80 8.50 8.55 7.89 87.62 __39.__ __The Desert Mountain Club, Scottsdale__     9.18 8.91 8.82 9.00 8.09 9.36 7.67 8.64 9.00 8.00 87.62 __40.__ __Sand Hills GC, Mullen, Neb.__     9.55 9.09 9.18 6.73 9.09 7.60 8.10 8.78 9.36 7.67 87.36 __41.__ __CC of Fairfield, Fairfield, Conn.__     9.33 9.00 8.73 6.57 8.93 8.87 8.75 8.25 8.60 9.00 87.33 __42.__ __Piping Rock Club, Locust Valley, N.Y.__     8.55 8.91 9.00 8.45 8.27 8.90 8.70 8.82 8.64 8.70 87.15 __43.__ __Colonial CC, Fort Worth__     9.09 8.73 9.45 7.45 8.36 8.56 9.00 7.88 8.55 8.40 87.14 __44.__ __The Kiawah Island Club, Kiawah Island, S.C.__     9.45 8.82 9.00 8.64 7.36 8.27 8.22 8.45 8.82 7.55 87.04 __45.__ __Metedeconk National GC, Jackson, N.J.__     8.69 8.94 7.94 9.25 8.50 8.56 8.57 8.00 8.69 8.58 86.24 __46.__ __Troon CC, Scottsdale__     9.10 8.91 8.73 8.18 7.73 8.55 9.00 7.92 8.45 7.64 86.15 __47.__ __Yeaman's Hall Club, Hanhan, S.C.__     9.19 8.38 8.44 7.69 9.06 9.00 8.50 8.00 8.56 8.67 85.98 __48.__ __Stanwich Club, Greenwich, Conn.__     8.83 9.08 8.83 8.42 8.33 8.00 8.36 7.78 8.17 8.29 85.95 __49.__ __Pine Hill GC, Pine Hill, N.J.__     8.92 8.69 8.58 8.38 8.15 8.46 7.00 8.67 8.62 8.83 85.30 __50.__ __Crooked Stick GC, Carmel, Ind.__     9.00 8.80 8.93 7.93 8.53 7.86 8.33 7.69 8.07 7.93 85.09

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