Golf Magazine's Top 100 Golf Courses in U.S.

Developed by the smallest and most distinguished panel of the three big golf publications, Golf Magazine owns one of the most respected ranking systems. Below is their current Top 100 list with an * marking the public access courses. Courses in BOLD have been played by Billy; a total of 72 so far. Courses in italics are scheduled to played this year.

Top 10 Courses

  1. PINE VALLEY GOLF CLUB (George Crump and H.S. Colt 1918, Pine Valley, NJ)
  2. CYPRESS POINT CLUB (Alister MacKenzie and Robert Hunter 1928, Pebble Beach, CA)
  3. Augusta National Golf Club (Alister MacKenzie and Bobby Jones 1933, Augusta, GA)
  4. SHINNECOCK HILLS GOLF CLUB (William Flynn 1931, South Hampton, NY)
  5. PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS (Jack Neville and Douglas Grant 1919/H. Chandler Egan 1929, Pebble Beach, CA)*
  6. OAKMONT COUNTRY CLUB (Henry Fownes 1903, Oakmont, PA)
  7. NATIONAL GOLF LINKS OF AMERICA (C.B. MacDonald 1911, Southampton, NY)
  8. MERION GOLF CLUB (EAST) (Hugh Wilson 1912, Ardmore, PA)
  9. SAND HILLS GOLF CLUB (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 1994, Mullen, NE)
  10. PINEHURST RESORT (NO. 2) (Donald Ross 1907, Pinehurst, N.C.)*

Cypress Point 17th
Cypress Point 17th
Merion (East) 9th
Merion (East) 9th

Courses 11-20

  1. FISHERS ISLAND CLUB (Seth Raynor and Charles Banks 1926, Fishers Island, NY)
  2. Seminole Golf Club (Donald Ross 1923, Juno Beach, FL)
  3. WINGED FOOT GOLF CLUB (WEST) (A.W. Tillinghast 1923, Mamaroneck, NY)
  4. PACIFIC DUNES GOLF COURSE (Tom Doak 2001, Bandon, OR)*
  5. CRYSTAL DOWNS COUNTRY CLUB (Alister MacKenzie and Perry Maxwell 1931, Frankfort, MI)
  6. SAN FRANCISCO GOLF CLUB (A.W. Tillinghast 1918, San Francisco, CA)
  7. Chicago Golf Club (C.B. MacDonald 1894/Seth Raynor 1923, Wheaton, IL)
  8. PRAIRIE DUNES COUNTRY CLUB (Perry Maxwell 1937/Press Maxwell 1957, Hutchinson, KS)
  9. RIVIERA COUNTRY CLUB (George C. Thomas Jr. and William P. Bell 1926, Pacific Palisades, CA)
  10. LOS ANGELES COUNTRY CLUB (NORTH) (George C. Thomas Jr. 1921, Los Angeles, CA)

Fishers Island 5th
Fishers Island 5th
Pacific Dunes 11th
Pacific Dunes 11th

Courses 21-30

  1. Friar's Head Golf Club (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 2002, Riverhead, NY)
  2. THE COUNTRY CLUB (CLYDE/SQUIRREL) (Willie Campbell 1895/Alex Campbell 1902, Brookline, MA)
  3. OAKLAND HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (SOUTH) (Donald Ross 1918/Robert Trent Jones 1950, Bloomfield Hills, MI)
  4. BETHPAGE STATE PARK (BLACK) (A.W. Tillinghast and Joseph H. Burbeck 1936, Farmingdale, NY)*
  5. KIAWAH ISLAND (OCEAN) (Pete Dye 1991, Kiawah Island, SC)*
  6. GARDEN CITY GOLF CLUB (Devereux Emmet 1899, Garden City, NY)
  7. WHISTLING STRAITS RESORT (STRAITS) (Pete Dye 1998, Haven, WI)*
  8. Muirfield Village Golf Club (Jack Nicklaus and Desmond Muirhead 1974, Dublin, OH)
  9. TPC SAWGRASS (PLAYERS STADIUM) (Pete Dye 1981, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)*
  10. SHOREACRES (Seth Raynor 1921, Lake Bluff, IL)

Riviera 18th
Riviera 18th
Castle Pines 11th
Castle Pines 11th

Courses 31-40

  1. Camargo Club (Seth Raynor 1921, Indian Hill, OH)
  2. BALTUSROL GOLF CLUB (LOWER) (A.W. Tillinghast 1922, Springfield, NJ)
  3. THE OLYMPIC CLUB (LAKE) (Sam Whiting 1928, San Francisco, CA)
  4. SOUTHERN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (Perry Maxwell 1936, Tulsa, OK)
  5. BANDON DUNES GOLF COURSE (David McLay Kidd 1999, Bandon, OR)*
  6. MAIDSTONE CLUB (Willie Park Jr. and Jack Park 1924, East Hampton, NY)
  7. OAK HILL COUNTRY CLUB (EAST) (Donald Ross 1925, Rochester, NY)
  8. SOMERSET HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (A.W. Tillinghast 1918, Bernardsville, NJ)
  9. The Golf Club (Pete Dye 1967, New Albany, OH)
  10. QUAKER RIDGE GOLF CLUB (A.W. Tillinghast 1918, Scarsdale, NY)

Baltusrol (Lower) 4th
Baltusrol (Lower) 4th
San Francisco 11th
San Francisco 11th

Courses 41-50

  1. BALLYNEAL GOLF CLUB (Tom Doak 2005, Holyoke, CO)
  2. INVERNESS CLUB (Donald Ross 1919, Toledo OH)
  3. California Golf Club of San Francisco (A. Vernon Macon 1926/Alister MacKenzie 1928/Kyle Phillips 2007, South San Francisco, CA)
  4. WINGED FOOT GOLF CLUB (EAST) (A.W. Tillinghast, Mamaroneck, NY)
  5. HARBOUR TOWN GOLF LINKS (Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus 1969, Hilton Head Island, SC)*
  6. MEDINAH COUNTRY CLUB (NO. 3) (Tom Bendelow 1928, Medinah, IL)
  7. STREAMSONG RESORT (RED) (Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw 2012, Streamsong, FL)*
  8. OLD MACDONALD (Tom Doak 2010, Bandon, OR)*
  9. OLD SANDWICH GOLF CLUB (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 2004, Plymoth, MA)
  10. BANDON TRAILS (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 2005, Bandon, OR)

Black Rock 13th
Black Rock 13th
LACC (North) 11th
Los Angeles CC (North) 11th

Courses 51-60

  1. PLAINFIELD COUNTRY CLUB (Donald Ross 1921, Plainfield, NJ)
  2. Wade Hampton Golf Club (Tom Fazio 1987, Cashiers, NC)
  3. PASATIEMPO GOLF CLUB (Alister MacKenzie 1929, Santa Cruz, CA)*
  4. YALE UNIVERSITY (C.B. Macdonald/Seth Raynor 1926, New Haven, CT)
  5. THE HONORS COURSE (Pete Dye 1983, Ooltewah, TN)
  6. STREAMSONG RESORT (BLUE) (Tom Doak 2012, Streamsong, FL)*
  7. PIPING ROCK GOLF CLUB (C.B. Macdonald/Seth Raynor 1913, Locust Valley, NY)
  8. SPYGLASS HILL GOLF COURSE (Robert Trent Jones 1966, Pebble Beach, CA)*
  9. SEBONACK GOLF CLUB (Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak 2006, Southampton, NY)
  10. Yeamans Hall Club (Seth Raynor 1925, Hanahan, SC)

Interlachen 9th
Interlachen 9th
Garden City 13th
Garden City 13th

Courses 61-70

  1. ROCK CREEK CATTLE COMPANY (Tom Doak 2008, Deer Lodge, MT)
  2. Valley Club of Montecito (Alister MacKenzie/Robert Hunter 1929, Santa Barbara, CA)
  3. CONGRESSIONAL COUNTRY CLUB (BLUE) (Robert Trent Jones 1962, Bethesda, MD)
  4. BALTUSROL GOLF CLUB (UPPER) (A.W. Tillinghast 1922, Springfield, NJ)
  5. Newport Country Club (Willis Davis 1894/A.W. Tillinghast 1920, Newport, RI)
  6. SHADOW CREEK GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 1990, North Las Vegas, NV)*
  7. Essex Country Club (Donald Ross 1917, Manchester, MA)
  8. Eastward Ho! (Herbert Fowler 1922, Chatham, MA)
  9. Myopia Hunt Club (Herbert Leeds 1896, South Hamilon, MA)
  10. PEACHTREE GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones and Bobby Jones 1947, Atlanta, GA)

East Lake 9th
East Lake 9th
Estancia 11th
Estancia 11th

Courses 71-80

  1. NANEA GOLF CLUB (David McLay Kidd 2003, Kailua-Kona, HI)
  2. CHERRY HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (William Flynn 1923, Englewood, CO)
  3. THE CREEK CLUB (C.B. Macdonald/Seth Raynor 1923, Locust Valley, NY)
  4. KITTANSETT CLUB (William Flynn and Frederic Hood 1922, Marion, MA)
  5. MILWAUKEE COUNTRY CLUB (H.S. Colt and C.H. Alison 1929, River Hills, WI)
  6. CHAMBERS BAY GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 2007, University Place, WA)*
  7. MONTEREY PENINSULA COUNTRY CLUB (SHORE) (Bob Baldock 1961/Mike Strantz 2004, Pebble Beach, CA)
  8. Old Town Club (Perry Maxwell 1939, Winston-Salem, NC)
  9. Ridgewood Country Club (West/East) (A.W. Tillinghast 1929, Paramus, NJ)
  10. EAST LAKE GOLF CLUB (Tom Bendelow 1910/Donald Ross 1924/Rees Jones 1995, Atlanta, GA)

Plainfield 3rd
Plainfield 3rd
MPCC (Shore) 11th
MPCC (Shore) 11th

Courses 81-90

  1. GOZZER RANCH GOLF AND LAKE CLUB (Tom Fazio 2007, Harrison, ID)
  2. INTERLACHEN COUNTRY CLUB (Willie Watson 1911/Donald Ross 1921, Edina, MN)
  3. Trump National Bedminster (Old) (Tom Fazio 2004, Bedminster, NJ)
  4. HAZELTINE NATIONAL GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones 1962, Chaska, MN)
  5. Scioto Country Club (Donald Ross 1916, Columbus, OH)
  6. BOSTON GOLF CLUB (Gil Hanse 2005, Hingham, MA)
  7. OLYMPIA FIELDS COUNTRY CLUB (NORTH) (Willie Park Jr. 1922, Olympia Fields, IL)
  8. Calusa Pines Golf Club (Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry 2001, Naples, FL)
  9. Baltimore Country Club (Five Farms East) (A.W. Tillinghast 1926, Timonium, MD)
  10. Bel-Air Country Club (George Thomas/William Bell Sr. 1926, Los Angeles, CA)

Hudson National 2nd
Hudson National 2nd
Hazeltine National 10th
Hazeltine National 10th

Courses 91-100

  1. COLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB (John Bredemus 1935/Perry Maxwell 1940, Fort Worth, TX)
  2. Trump National Doral (Blue Monster) (Dick Wilson 1962/Gil Hanse 2014, Miami, FL)
  3. Mountain Lake (Seth Raynor 1916, Lake Wales, FL)
  4. BLACKWOLF RUN (RIVER) (Pete Dye 1990, Kohler, WI)*
  5. Fox Chapel Golf Club (Seth Raynor 1923, Pittsburgh, PA)
  6. Bellerive Country Club (Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1959/Rees Jones 2007, St. Louis, MO)
  7. Country Club of Fairfield (Seth Raynor 1920, Fairfield, CT)
  8. CROOKED STICK GOLF CLUB (Pete Dye and Alice Dye 1964, Carmel, IN)
  9. Torrey Pines Golf Course (South) (William Bell Jr. 1957/Rees Jones 2001, La Jolla, CA)*
  10. ARONIMINK GOLF CLUB (Donald Ross 1928, Newtown Square, PA)

Maidstone 9th
Maidstone 9th
Ballyneal 5th
Ballyneal 5th

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