Golf Digest's Top 100 Public Golf Courses in America

Golf Digest's course list for the layman golfer with access to public tracks only. Courses in BOLD have been played by Billy; a total of 62 so far. Courses in italics are scheduled to played this year.

Top 10 Public Courses

  1. PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS (Jack Neville and Douglas Grant 1919/H. Chandler Egan 1929, Pebble Beach, CA)
  2. PACIFIC DUNES GOLF COURSE (Tom Doak 2001, Bandon, OR)
  3. THE OCEAN COURSE (Pete Dye 1991, Kiawah Island, SC)
  4. WHISTLING STRAITS RESORT (STRAITS) (Pete Dye 1998, Haven, WI)
  5. PINEHURST RESORT (NO. 2) (Donald Ross 1907, Pinehurst, N.C.)
  6. SHADOW CREEK GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 1990, North Las Vegas, NV)
  7. BANDON DUNES GOLF COURSE (David McLay Kidd 1999, Bandon, OR)
  8. ERIN HILLS GOLF COURSE (Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry and Ron Whitten 2006, Erin, WI)
  9. BETHPAGE STATE PARK (BLACK) (A.W. Tillinghast and Joseph H. Burbeck 1936, Farmingdale, NY)
  10. TPC SAWGRASS (PLAYERS STADIUM) (Pete Dye 1981, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)

Pebble Beach 18th
Pebble Beach 18th
Bandon Dunes 4th
Bandon Dunes 4th

Courses 11-20

  1. SPYGLASS HILL GOLF COURSE (Robert Trent Jones 1966, Pebble Beach, CA)
  2. OLD MACDONALD (Tom Doak 2010, Bandon, OR)
  3. ARCADIA BLUFFS GOLF CLUB (Rick Smith and Warren Henderson 2000, Arcadia, MI)
  4. KARSTEN CREEK (Tom Fazio 1994, Stillwater, OK)
  5. BANDON TRAILS (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 2005, Bandon, OR)
  6. BLACKWOLF RUN (RIVER) (Pete Dye 1990, Kohler, WI)
  7. THE PETE DYE COURSE AT FRENCH LICK RESORT (Pete Dye 2009, French Lick, IN)
  8. STREAMSONG RESORT (RED) (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 2012, Streamsong, FL)
  9. HARBOUR TOWN GOLF LINKS (Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus 1969, Hilton Head Island, SC)
  10. KAPALUA RESORT (PLANTATION) (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 1991, Kapalua, Maui, HI)

Spyglass 15th
Spyglass Hill 15th
Spyglass 14th
Spyglass Hill 14th

Courses 21-30

  1. PASATIEMPO GOLF CLUB (Alister MacKenzie 1929, Santa Cruz, CA)
  2. THE PRINCE COURSE (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1990, Princeville, Kauai, HI)
  3. FOREST DUNES GOLF CLUB (Tom Weiskopf 2002, Roscommon, MI)
  4. STREAMSONG RESORT (BLUE) (Tom Doak 2012, Streamsong, FL)
  5. The Quarry at Giants Ridge (Biwabik, MN)
  6. CHAMBERS BAY GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 2007, University Place, WA)
  7. MAUNA KEA GOLF COURSE (Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1964/Rees Jones 2008, Kohala Coast, HI)
  8. MANELE GOLF COURSE (Jack Nicklaus 1993, Lanai City, HI)
  9. The Greenbrier (Old White TPC) (C.B. Macdonald 1914, White Sulphur Springs, WV)
  10. Omni Homestead (Casacades) (William Flynn 1923, Hot Springs, VA)

Wolf Creek 12th
Wolf Creek 12th
Redlands Mesa 16th
Redlands Mesa 16th

Courses 31-40

  1. The Highland Course at Primland (Donald Steel 2006, Meadows of Dan, VA)
  2. THE BROADMOOR GOLF CLUB (EAST) (Donald Ross 1918/Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1952, Colorado Springs, CO)
  3. THE CLUB AT PRONGHORN (NICKLAUS) (Jack Nicklaus 2004, Bend, OR)
  4. SEA ISLAND GOLF CLUB (SEASIDE) (Colt and Alison 1928, St. Simons Island, GA)
  5. THE PRAIRIE CLUB (DUNES) (Tom Lehman and Chris Brands 2010, Valentine, NE)
  6. Fallen Oak Golf Club (Tom Fazio 2006, Saucier, MS)
  7. May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff (Jack Nicklaus 2004, Bluffton, SC)
  8. Old Waverly Golf Club (Bob Cupp and Jerry Pate 1988, West Point, MS)
  9. Torrey Pines Golf Course (South) (William Bell Sr. 1957/Rees Jones 2001, La Jolla, CA)
  10. PGA West (TPC Stadium) (La Quinta, CA)

Osprey Meadows at Tamarack 3rd
Osprey Meadows at Tamarack 3rd
Osprey Meadows at Tamarack 9th
Osprey Meadows at Tamarack 9th

Courses 41-50

  1. WOLF CREEK GOLF CLUB (Dennis Ryder 2000, Mesquite, NV)
  2. The Harvester Golf Club (Rhodes, IA)
  3. DORMIE CLUB (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 2010, West End, NC)
  4. CORDEVALLE GOLF CLUB (San Martin, CA)
  5. BULLE ROCK (Pete Dye 1998, Havre de Grace, MD)
  6. CASCATA GOLF CLUB (Rees Jones 2000, Boulder City, NV)
  7. WHISTLING STRAITS (IRISH) (Pete Dye 2000, Haven, WI)
  8. Tullymore Golf Club (Jim Engh 2001, Stanwood, MI)
  9. THE LINKS AT SPANISH BAY (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1987, Pebble Beach, CA)
  10. THE DUNES GOLF AND BEACH CLUB (Myrtle Beach, SC)

Cascata 7th
Cascata 7th
Cascata 18th
Cascata 18th

Courses 51-60

  1. CROSSWATER GOLF CLUB (Bob Cupp 1995, Sunriver, OR)
  2. Atunyote Golf Club (Verona, NY)
  3. COG HILL GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB (NO. 4 DUBSDREAD) (Lemont, IL)
  4. TETHEROW GOLF CLUB (Bend, OR)
  5. Spring Creek Golf Club (Gordonsville, VA)
  6. The Golf Club at Cuscowilla (Eatonton, GA)
  7. The Wilderness at Fortune Bay (Tower, MN)
  8. PAA-KO RIDGE GOLF CLUB (Ken Dye 2000, Sandia Park, NM)
  9. PINEHURST RESORT (NO.4) (Pinehurst, NC)
  10. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa (Mystic Rock) (Farmington, PA)

Spanish Bay
The Links at Spanish Bay
Crosswater 12th
Crosswater 12th

Courses 61-70

  1. Pelican Hill Golf Club (Ocean South) (Tom Fazio 1991, Newport Coast, CA)
  2. Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Gold) (Williamsburg, VA)
  3. The Classic at Madden's Resort (Brainerd, MN)
  4. PINE NEEDLES LODGE AND GOLF CLUB (Donald Ross 1928, Southern Pines, NC)
  5. MAKAI GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1971/2010, Princeville, Kauai, HI)
  6. WORLD WOODS GOLF CLUB (PINE BARRENS) (Tom Fazio 1993, Brooksville, FL)
  7. PUMPKIN RIDGE GOLF CLUB (GHOST CREEK) (North Plains, OR)
  8. TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks) (Greg Norman and Sergio Garcia 2010, San Antonio, TX)
  9. OMNI BARTON CREEK RESORT (FAZIO CANYONS) (Tom Fazio 1999, Austin, TX)
  10. THE BULL AT PINEHURST FARMS (Jack Nicklaus 2003, Sheboygan Falls, WI)

Circling Raven 16th
Circling Raven 16th
Old Works 4th
Old Works 4th

Courses 71-80

  1. TOBACOO ROAD GOLF CLUB (Sanford, NC)
  2. Blackwolf Run (Meadow Valleys) (Kohler, WI)
  3. CALEDONIA GOLF AND FISH CLUB (Mike Strantz 1994, Pawleys Island, SC)
  4. The Virtues Golf Club (Nashport, OH)
  5. THE PRAIRIE CLUB (PINES) (Graham Marsh 2010, Valentine, NE)
  6. Linville Golf Club (Donald Ross 1928, Linville, NC)
  7. WILD HORSE GOLF COURSE (Dan Proctor and Dave Axland 1999, Gothenburg, NE)
  8. Turtle Bay Resort (Palmer) (Kahuku, Oahu, HI)
  9. RED SKY RANCH AND GOLF CLUB (NORMAN) (Greg Norman 2003, Wolcott, CO)
  10. Pinehurst Resort (No.8) (Pinehurst, NC)

CDA Resort 5th
Coeur d'Alene Resort 5th
Pumpkin Ridge 18th
Pumpkin Ridge (Ghost Creek) 18th

Courses 81-90

  1. Grand Traverse Resort and Spa (The Bear) (Acme, MI)
  2. Kaluhyat Golf Club (Verona, NY)
  3. The Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort (Donald Ross 1917, French Lick, IN)
  4. Bay Harbor Golf Club (Links/Quarry) (Bay Harbor, MI)
  5. The Golf Course at Lawsonia (Links) (William Langford and Theodore Moreau 1930, Green Lake, WI)
  6. RED SKY RANCH AND GOLF CLUB (FAZIO) (Tom Fazio 2002, Wolcott, CO)
  7. Belgrade Lakes Golf Course (Clive Clark 1998, Belgrade Lakes, ME)
  8. COEUR D'ALENE RESORT GOLF COURSE (Scott Miller 1991, Coeur d'Alene, ID)
  9. Pelican Hill Golf Club (Ocean North) (Tom Fazio 1993, Newport Coast, CA)
  10. TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF CLUB LOS ANGELES (Pete and Perry Dye 1999, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)

Trump National L.A. 10th
Trump National Los Angeles 10th
Lakota Canyon 18th
Lakota Canyon 18th

Courses 91-100

  1. Dancing Rabbit Golf Club (Tom Fazio and Jerry Pate 1997, Choctaw, MS)
  2. Maderas Golf Club (Johnny Miller 1999, Poway, CA)
  3. Sandpiper Golf Course (William F. Bell 1972, Santa Barbara, CA)
  4. OLD WORKS GOLF COURSE (Jack Nicklaus 1997, Anaconda, MT)
  5. Great Waters Course at Reynolds Plantation (Jack Nicklaus 1992, Eatonton, GA)
  6. Bay Hill Club (Champion/Challenger) (Dick Wilson 1962, Orlando, FL)
  7. CIRCLING RAVEN GOLF CLUB (Worley, ID)
  8. Buffalo Ridge Golf Club (Tom Fazio 1999, Hollister, MO)
  9. HUALALAI GOLF COURSE (Jack Nicklaus 1996, Kailua-Kona, HI)
  10. WAILEA GOLF CLUB (GOLD) (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1993, Wailea, Maui, HI)