October 12, 2008

Readers' Choice Rankings: The Top 50 Public Courses

• SELECTED PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS: Public | Private | Resort | The Best of the Best

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__1.__ __[RTJ Golf Trail at Grand National, Opelika, Ala.](/courses/places/5052)__   [#image: /photos/55ad9e6eb01eefe207f7f491]|||quality of course||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6eadd713143b43b1e6]|||course conditions||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6eb01eefe207f7f496]|||reputation/prestige||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6eb01eefe207f7f493]|||practice facilities||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6fadd713143b43b1ed]|||speed of play||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6fadd713143b43b1f0]|||clubhouse||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6fb01eefe207f7f4a2]|||golf pro shop||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6fb01eefe207f7f49f]|||food/dining||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6fadd713143b43b1f3]|||activities/anemities||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e6fb01eefe207f7f4a8]|||service||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e70add713143b43b201]|||overall value|||Total     9.33 9.33 8.82 8.83 8.75 8.75 9.33 8.50 7.50 8.50 9.25 89.86 __2.__ __[Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Prattville, Ala.](/courses/places/2798)__   9.58 9.33 8.92 8.92 8.33 8.36 8.92 7.70 7.57 8.58 9.08 89.58 __3.__ __[Paa-Ko Ridge GC, Sandia Park, N.M.](/courses/places/1433)__   9.64 9.31 9.08 8.83 8.29 8.36 8.79 7.50 6.00 9.08 9.29 89.55 __4.__ __[Longaberger GC, Nashport, Ohio](/courses/places/1413)__   9.29 9.29 9.18 9.20 8.24 9.19 8.69 8.13 7.70 9.18 7.94 89.29 __5.__ __[Tobacco Road GC, Sanford, N.C.](/courses/places/1894)__   9.14 9.10 9.04 7.72 8.19 8.30 8.62 7.42 7.50 8.68 8.74 87.27 __6.__ __[Bali Hai GC, Las Vegas](/courses/places/2922)__   9.00 9.00 8.57 6.86 8.71 8.95 8.86 9.25 9.11 8.95 7.81 87.19 __7.__ __[Arcadia Bluffs GC, Arcadia, Mich.](/courses/places/1259)__   9.41 9.06 9.09 8.31 7.88 8.29 8.29 8.07 6.50 8.41 8.34 87.10 __8.__ __[Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla.](/courses/places/6241)__   8.86 8.68 8.61 9.36 7.89 8.46 9.00 8.07 8.62 8.63 8.68 86.60 __9.__ __[Bulle Rock, Havre de Grace, Md.](/courses/places/2228)__   9.07 8.57 9.36 8.57 7.21 8.50 8.64 8.15 7.25 8.14 7.86 85.67 __10.__ __[Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Pawleys Island, S.C.](/courses/places/1746)__   9.29 9.04 8.91 6.56 7.68 8.00 8.21 7.76 8.11 8.15 8.10 85.62 __11.__ __[Stevinson Ranch GC, Stevinson, Calif.](/courses/places/5641)__   9.27 9.45 8.18 9.55 7.82 7.29 7.36 8.00 4.20 9.10 8.91 85.48 __12.__ __[Chambers Bay, University Place, Wash.](/courses/places/13585)__   9.61 8.61 8.89 7.37 7.93 6.60 7.57 8.11 7.00 8.50 8.50 85.40 __13.__ __[Royal Links GC, Las Vegas](/courses/places/2036)__   [#image: /photos/55ad9e6fb01eefe207f7f4aa]|||quality of course||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e70b01eefe207f7f4af]|||course conditions||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e70b01eefe207f7f4b5]|||reputation/prestige||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e70add713143b43b206]|||practice facilities||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e70add713143b43b213]|||speed of play||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e70b01eefe207f7f4bd]|||clubhouse||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e70add713143b43b20a]|||golf pro shop||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e70b01eefe207f7f4ba]|||food/dining||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e70add713143b43b211]|||activities/anemities||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e70add713143b43b217]|||service||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e70b01eefe207f7f4c6]|||overall value|||Total     8.68 8.21 8.22 8.28 8.63 8.53 8.58 8.73 8.42 8.63 8.05 84.25 __14.__ __[Wolf Creek GC, Mesquite, Nev.](/courses/places/2918)__   8.95 8.92 8.79 6.51 6.97 7.82 8.19 7.85 7.62 8.24 7.89 83.60 __15.__ __[Scotland Run GC, Williamstown, N.J.](/courses/places/1435)__   8.68 8.58 8.11 8.05 7.68 8.44 8.11 8.50 8.13 8.16 8.05 83.20 __16.__ __[True Blue Plantation, Pawleys Island, S.C.](/courses/places/1715)__   8.72 8.83 8.51 7.81 7.67 7.76 8.08 7.43 7.58 8.12 7.89 83.14 __17.__ __[Southern Dunes G&CC, Haines City, Fla.](/courses/places/6320)__   8.69 8.69 7.92 8.08 7.77 8.10 8.17 8.40 8.00 8.36 8.08 83.09 __18.__ __[TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, Fla.](/courses/places/6344)__   8.62 8.54 8.62 8.46 7.23 8.55 8.46 8.00 8.00 7.62 7.23 82.60 __19.__ __[Bethpage State Park Golf Courses, Farmingdale, N.Y.](/courses/places/9043)__   9.44 8.76 9.18 5.23 4.92 6.63 8.22 6.94 7.35 6.52 9.44 82.37 __20.__ __[Purgatory GC, Noblesville, Ind.](/courses/places/2806)__   8.73 8.53 8.07 8.20 7.60 8.46 8.00 7.14 7.15 8.13 7.93 81.99 __21.__ __[Grayhawk GC, Scottsdale](/courses/places/2650)__   8.39 8.29 8.32 8.57 7.10 8.39 8.65 8.52 8.00 8.48 7.06 81.78 __22.__ __[Cowboys GC, Grapevine, Texas](/courses/places/1149)__   8.33 8.50 8.75 7.67 8.25 7.73 8.08 7.58 7.29 8.17 7.08 81.70 __23.__ __[TPC Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, S.C.](/courses/places/1716)__   8.19 8.05 8.48 8.43 7.38 8.00 8.25 7.63 8.00 8.00 7.81 80.93 __24.__ __[Celebration GC, Celebration, Fla.](/courses/places/6023)__   8.47 8.53 7.88 7.69 7.24 7.69 8.00 7.33 8.21 8.00 8.12 80.91 __25.__ __[Legacy GL, Aberdeen, N.C.](/courses/places/9516)__   8.72 8.67 8.17 7.35 7.61 7.40 7.83 6.75 7.38 7.56 7.39 80.55 [#image: /photos/55ad9e71add713143b43b222]|||symbol key||| __26.__ __[SunRidge Canyon GC, Fountain Hills, Ariz.](/courses/places/2639)__   [#image: /photos/55ad9e71b01eefe207f7f4ca]|||quality of course||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e71b01eefe207f7f4d6]|||course conditions||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e73b01eefe207f7f4fd]|||reputation/prestige||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e71add713143b43b21f]|||practice facilities||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e71add713143b43b226]|||speed of play||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e71add713143b43b230]|||clubhouse||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e71b01eefe207f7f4d9]|||golf pro shop||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e73add713143b43b257]|||food/dining||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e72add713143b43b23c]|||activities/anemities||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e72add713143b43b236]|||service||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e72add713143b43b239]|||overall value|||Total     8.31 8.56 7.88 8.27 7.75 7.54 7.75 7.62 6.67 8.44 7.75 80.44 __27.__ __[TPC Las Vegas, Las Vegas](/courses/places/2031)__   8.12 8.18 8.12 8.29 7.65 7.67 8.24 7.29 8.21 8.35 7.24 80.01 __28.__ __[University Ridge GC, Verona, Wis.](/courses/places/1505)__   8.20 8.33 8.33 7.85 7.38 6.71 8.14 6.90 8.00 7.91 7.80 79.96 __29.__ __[Ocean Ridge Plantation, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.](/courses/places/9546)__   8.54 8.38 8.31 7.23 7.15 7.67 7.92 7.27 7.33 7.62 7.38 79.96 __30.__ __[PGA GC in PGA Village, Port St. Lucie, Fla.](/courses/places/6246)__   8.30 7.85 7.95 8.90 7.00 7.65 8.30 7.11 7.38 8.15 8.20 79.68 __31.__ __[Cog Hill GC, Lemont, Ill.](/courses/places/6758)__   8.19 8.12 8.88 8.21 6.73 7.35 7.72 7.10 7.19 7.58 7.58 79.67 __32.__ __[Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove, Mobile, Ala.](/courses/places/5075)__   8.20 8.20 7.70 8.40 7.80 7.88 7.90 7.00 6.86 7.80 8.50 79.62 __33.__ __[Ko'olau GC, Kaneohe, Hawaii](/courses/places/2374)__   8.67 7.71 7.93 7.54 7.21 7.86 7.79 7.17 7.78 7.86 7.71 79.20 __34.__ __[Centennial GC, Carmel, N.Y.](/courses/places/9268)__   8.23 8.08 7.58 8.77 7.00 7.38 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.15 7.38 78.93 __35.__ __[Puakea GC, Lihue, Hawaii](/courses/places/12649)__   8.73 8.73 7.18 7.09 7.64 5.33 6.64 6.33 8.00 8.27 8.45 78.93 __36.__ __[Cooks Creek GC, Ashville, Ohio](/courses/places/1870)__   8.55 8.09 8.18 7.73 7.27 6.90 7.70 6.56 6.67 7.82 7.64 78.86 __37.__ __[Tour 18 GC, Flower Mound, Texas](/courses/places/1627)__   8.00 7.92 8.25 7.18 7.00 7.67 8.00 7.36 7.67 8.17 7.83 78.72 __38.__ __[Torrey Pines GC, La Jolla, Calif.](/courses/places/2559)__   [#image: /photos/55ad9e72b01eefe207f7f4e7]|||quality of course||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e72add713143b43b240]|||course conditions||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e72add713143b43b247]|||reputation/prestige||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e72b01eefe207f7f4ef]|||practice facilities||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e72b01eefe207f7f4f2]|||speed of play||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e73add713143b43b25a]|||clubhouse||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e72add713143b43b24f]|||golf pro shop||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e73add713143b43b251]|||food/dining||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e73b01eefe207f7f4f8]|||activities/anemities||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e73add713143b43b25c]|||service||| [#image: /photos/55ad9e73b01eefe207f7f505]|||overall value|||Total     8.41 7.76 9.05 6.57 6.29 6.63 7.85 7.18 8.40 7.05 7.38 78.60 __39.__ __[UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill, N.C.](/courses/places/1425)__   8.06 8.06 7.88 7.94 7.29 6.60 7.06 7.27 8.38 7.94 8.00 78.37 __40.__ __[La Purisima GC, Lompoc, Calif.](/courses/places/5470)__   8.86 8.00 8.08 7.20 7.92 6.30 7.08 6.50 4.80 7.67 8.14 78.36 __41.__ __[Poppy Hills GC, Pebble Beach](/courses/places/2579)__   8.18 8.25 7.94 7.00 6.97 6.96 7.73 6.92 7.56 7.65 7.94 78.14 __42.__ __[Tidewater GC & Plantation, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.](/courses/places/1717)__   8.43 7.94 8.34 7.46 7.00 7.41 7.37 6.56 7.29 7.57 7.14 78.09 __43.__ __[Eagle Mountain GC, Fountain Hills, Ariz.](/courses/places/5194)__   7.94 8.24 7.35 7.53 7.71 7.08 7.76 7.23 7.60 8.29 8.00 77.98 __44.__ __[Ballyowen GC, Hamburg, N.J.](/courses/places/2015)__   8.44 8.13 7.75 7.06 6.56 7.56 7.94 7.57 6.82 8.00 7.38 77.97 __45.__ __[Cinnabar Hills GC, San Jose, Calif.](/courses/places/5700)__   8.17 8.42 7.36 7.50 7.33 7.40 7.73 7.88 7.20 7.73 7.42 77.90 __46.__ __[The Raven GC at South Mountain, Phoenix](/courses/places/2642)__   8.00 8.27 7.82 7.91 7.73 7.90 7.45 7.50 6.17 8.45 6.64 77.80 __47.__ __[Bear's Best GC, Las Vegas](/courses/places/1116)__   8.29 8.29 7.43 8.14 7.07 7.15 7.71 7.23 7.80 7.57 6.93 77.49 __48.__ __[Red Tail GC, Devens, Mass.](/courses/places/1091)__   8.64 8.64 7.55 7.18 6.36 7.11 7.00 7.38 5.25 8.27 7.18 77.49 __49.__ __[Las Sendas Golf Club, Mesa, Ariz.](/courses/places/2647)__   8.25 8.50 7.31 7.50 7.19 6.92 7.63 6.73 7.29 7.69 7.50 77.38 __50.__ __[Desert Pines Golf Club, Las Vegas](/courses/places/8750)__   7.72 8.11 7.00 7.78 7.61 7.73 7.83 7.76 8.85 8.00 7.56 77.23