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. SHADOW CREEK GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 1990, North Las Vegas, NV)
  6. PINEHURST RESORT (NO. 2) (Donald Ross 1907, Pinehurst, N.C.)
  7. BANDON DUNES GOLF COURSE (David McLay Kidd 1999, Bandon, OR)
  8. BETHPAGE STATE PARK (BLACK) (A.W. Tillinghast and Joseph H. Burbeck 1936, Farmingdale, NY)
  9. ERIN HILLS GOLF COURSE (Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry and Ron Whitten 2006, Erin, WI)
  10. OLD MACDONALD (Tom Doak 2010, Bandon, OR)

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. TPC SAWGRASS (PLAYERS STADIUM) (Pete Dye 1981, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)
  3. ARCADIA BLUFFS GOLF CLUB (Rick Smith and Warren Henderson 2000, Arcadia, MI)
  4. BANDON TRAILS (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 2005, Bandon, OR)
  5. BLACKWOLF RUN (RIVER) (Pete Dye 1990, Kohler, WI)
  6. KARSTEN CREEK (Tom Fazio 1994, Stillwater, OK)
  7. STREAMSONG RESORT (RED) (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 2012, Streamsong, FL)
  8. PASATIEMPO GOLF CLUB (Alister MacKenzie 1929, Santa Cruz, CA)
  9. THE PETE DYE COURSE AT FRENCH LICK RESORT (Pete Dye 2009, French Lick, IN)
  10. THE PRINCE COURSE (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1990, Princeville, Kauai, HI)

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

Courses 21-30

  1. KAPALUA RESORT (PLANTATION) (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 1991, Kapalua, Maui, HI)
  2. STREAMSONG RESORT (BLUE) (Tom Doak 2012, Streamsong, FL)
  3. HARBOUR TOWN GOLF LINKS (Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus 1969, Hilton Head Island, SC)
  4. CHAMBERS BAY GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 2007, University Place, WA)
  5. FOREST DUNES GOLF CLUB (Tom Weiskopf 2002, Roscommon, MI)
  6. MANELE GOLF COURSE (Jack Nicklaus 1993, Lanai City, HI)
  7. Omni Homestead (Casacades) (William Flynn 1923, Hot Springs, VA)
  8. The Highland Course at Primland (Donald Steel 2006, Meadows of Dan, VA)
  9. MAUNA KEA GOLF COURSE (Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1964/Rees Jones 2008, Kohala Coast, HI)
  10. The Quarry at Giants Ridge (Biwabik, MN)

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

Courses 31-40

  1. The Greenbrier (Old White TPC) (C.B. Macdonald 1914, White Sulphur Springs, WV)
  2. SEA ISLAND GOLF CLUB (SEASIDE) (Colt and Alison 1928, St. Simons Island, GA)
  3. Torrey Pines Golf Course (South) (William Bell Sr. 1957/Rees Jones 2001, La Jolla, CA)
  4. SentryWorld Golf Course (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1982, Stevens Point, WI)
  5. THE BROADMOOR GOLF CLUB (EAST) (Donald Ross 1918/Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1952, Colorado Springs, CO)
  6. THE CLUB AT PRONGHORN (NICKLAUS) (Jack Nicklaus 2004, Bend, OR)
  7. GAMBLE SANDS (David McLay Kidd 2014, Brewster, WA)
  8. Fallen Oak Golf Club (Tom Fazio 2006, Saucier, MS)
  9. May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff (Jack Nicklaus 2004, Bluffton, SC)
  10. The Harvester Golf Club (Rhodes, IA)

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

Courses 41-50

  1. THE PRAIRIE CLUB (DUNES) (Tom Lehman and Chris Brands 2010, Valentine, NE)
  2. CORDEVALLE GOLF CLUB (San Martin, CA)
  3. Old Waverly Golf Club (Bob Cupp and Jerry Pate 1988, West Point, MS)
  4. THE LINKS AT SPANISH BAY (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1987, Pebble Beach, CA)
  5. WHISTLING STRAITS (IRISH) (Pete Dye 2000, Haven, WI)
  6. PAA-KO RIDGE GOLF CLUB (Ken Dye 2000, Sandia Park, NM)
  7. PGA West (TPC Stadium) (La Quinta, CA)
  8. WOLF CREEK GOLF CLUB (Dennis Ryder 2000, Mesquite, NV)
  9. DORMIE CLUB (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 2010, West End, NC)
  10. CROSSWATER GOLF CLUB (Bob Cupp 1995, Sunriver, OR)

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

Courses 51-60

  1. COG HILL GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB (NO. 4 DUBSDREAD) (Lemont, IL)
  2. BULLE ROCK (Pete Dye 1998, Havre de Grace, MD)
  3. Tullymore Golf Club (Jim Engh 2001, Stanwood, MI)
  4. THE DUNES GOLF AND BEACH CLUB (Myrtle Beach, SC)
  5. TOBACOO ROAD GOLF CLUB (Sanford, NC)
  6. CASCATA GOLF CLUB (Rees Jones 2000, Boulder City, NV)
  7. The Wilderness at Fortune Bay (Tower, MN)
  8. The Classic at Madden's Resort (Brainerd, MN)
  9. The Golf Course at Lawsonia (Links) (William Langford and Theodore Moreau 1930, Green Lake, WI)
  10. Blackwolf Run (Meadow Valleys) (Kohler, WI)

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

Courses 61-70

  1. Trump National Doral Miami (Blue Monster) (Dick Wilson 1961 and Gil Hanse 2013, Miami, FL)
  2. POPPY HILLS GOLF COURSE (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1986 and again in 2013, Pebble Beach, CA)
  3. TETHEROW GOLF CLUB (Bend, OR)
  4. Pinehurst Resort (No.8) (Pinehurst, NC)
  5. The Virtues Golf Club (Nashport, OH)
  6. Spring Creek Golf Club (Gordonsville, VA)
  7. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa (Mystic Rock) (Farmington, PA)
  8. PINE NEEDLES LODGE AND GOLF CLUB (Donald Ross 1928, Southern Pines, NC)
  9. Troy Burne Golf Club (Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry, and Tom Lehman 1999, Hudson, WI)
  10. The Golf Club at Cuscowilla (Eatonton, GA)

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

Courses 71-80

  1. WILD HORSE GOLF COURSE (Dan Proctor and Dave Axland 1999, Gothenburg, NE)
  2. RED SKY RANCH AND GOLF CLUB (FAZIO) (Tom Fazio 2002, Wolcott, CO)
  3. Bay Harbor Golf Club (Links/Quarry) (Bay Harbor, MI)
  4. WORLD WOODS GOLF CLUB (PINE BARRENS) (Tom Fazio 1993, Brooksville, FL)
  5. MAKAI GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1971/2010, Princeville, Kauai, HI)
  6. Atunyote Golf Club at Turning Stone Resort (Tom Fazio 2004, Verona, NY)
  7. Pelican Hill Golf Club (Ocean South) (Tom Fazio 1991, Newport Coast, CA)
  8. OMNI BARTON CREEK RESORT (FAZIO CANYONS) (Tom Fazio 1999, Austin, TX)
  9. Grand Traverse Resort and Spa (The Bear) (Acme, MI)
  10. Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Gold) (Williamsburg, VA)

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

Courses 81-90

  1. PUMPKIN RIDGE GOLF CLUB (GHOST CREEK) (North Plains, OR)
  2. RED SKY RANCH AND GOLF CLUB (NORMAN) (Greg Norman 2003, Wolcott, CO)
  3. HUALALAI GOLF COURSE (Jack Nicklaus 1996, Kailua-Kona, HI)
  4. TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks) (Greg Norman and Sergio Garcia 2010, San Antonio, TX)
  5. THE BULL AT PINEHURST FARMS (Jack Nicklaus 2003, Sheboygan Falls, WI)
  6. CALEDONIA GOLF AND FISH CLUB (Mike Strantz 1994, Pawleys Island, SC)
  7. QUINTERO GOLF CLUB (Rees Jones 2000, Peoria, AZ)
  8. The Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort (Donald Ross 1917, French Lick, IN)
  9. Great Waters Course at Reynolds Plantation (Jack Nicklaus 1992, Eatonton, GA)
  10. THE PRAIRIE CLUB (PINES) (Graham Marsh 2010, Valentine, NE)

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

Courses 91-100

  1. Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone Resort (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 2003, Verona, NY)
  2. Linville Golf Club (Donald Ross 1928, Linville, NC)
  3. EDGEWOOD TAHOE GOLF COURSE (George Fazio 1968, Ronald Fream 1980, Tom Fazio 2008, Lake Tahoe, NV)
  4. MID PINES INN AND GOLF CLUB (Donald Ross 1921 and Kyle Franz 2013, Southern Pines, NC)
  5. Belgrade Lakes Golf Course (Clive Clark 1998, Belgrade Lakes, ME)
  6. Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point (Jack Nicklaus 2014, Bronx, NY)
  7. COEUR D'ALENE RESORT GOLF COURSE (Scott Miller 1991, Coeur d'Alene, ID)
  8. Pelican Hill Golf Club (Ocean North) (Tom Fazio 1993, Newport Coast, CA)
  9. WE-KO-PA GOLF CLUB (SAGUARO) (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 2006, Fort McDowell, AZ)
  10. Dancing Rabbit Golf Club (Tom Fazio and Jerry Pate 1997, Choctaw, MS)

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

Dropped from the 2015-16 list

  • PINEHURST RESORT (NO.4) (Pinehurst, NC)
  • Turtle Bay Resort (Palmer) (Kahuku, Oahu, HI)
  • TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF CLUB LOS ANGELES (Pete and Perry Dye 1999, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)
  • Maderas Golf Club (Johnny Miller 1999, Poway, CA)
  • Sandpiper Golf Course (William F. Bell 1972, Santa Barbara, CA)
  • OLD WORKS GOLF COURSE (Jack Nicklaus 1997, Anaconda, MT)
  • Bay Hill Club (Champion/Challenger) (Dick Wilson 1962, Orlando, FL)
  • CIRCLING RAVEN GOLF CLUB (Worley, ID)
  • Buffalo Ridge Golf Club (Tom Fazio 1999, Hollister, MO)
  • WAILEA GOLF CLUB (GOLD) (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1993, Wailea, Maui, HI)