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Courses & Travel

America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses/2007-08

The game's oldest ranking, established in 1966

CRYSTAL DOWNS / The Michigan classic reaches the top 10 and is one of three Alister Mackenzie courses on that elite list, joining Augusta National and Cypress Point.
Photo: Dom Furore

Golf Digest
May 2007


Click here to view the entire list of 100 Greatest Courses in PDF format

FIRST 10

* 2005 RANK IN () Yards Par Points
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)
SECOND 10


Yards Par Points
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.—Willie Campbell (1895)/Alex Campbell (1902)
20. THE COUNTRY CLUB (Clyde/Squirrel) 6,577 71 65.40
(19) Brookline, Mass.—Willie Campbell (1895)/Alex Campbell (1902)


THIRD 10


Yards Par Points
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)



FOURTH 10


Yards Par Points
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)


FIFTH 10


Yards Par Points
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)

SIXTH 10
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)
SEVENTH 10
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)


EIGHTH 10
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)


NINTH 10
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)


TENTH 10
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)