Golf Magazine's Top 100 Public Golf Courses You Can Play in the U.S.

Golf Digest's course list for layman golfers that only have access to public tracks. Courses in BOLD have been played by Billy; a total of 63 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. PINEHURST RESORT (NO. 2) (Donald Ross 1907, Pinehurst, N.C.)
  4. BETHPAGE STATE PARK (BLACK) (A.W. Tillinghast and Joseph H. Burbeck 1936, Farmingdale, NY)
  5. WHISTLING STRAITS RESORT (STRAITS) (Pete Dye 1998, Haven, WI)
  6. KIAWAH ISLAND (OCEAN) (Pete Dye 1991, Kiawah Island, SC)
  7. TPC SAWGRASS (STADIUM PLAYERS) (Pete Dye 1981, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)
  8. BANDON DUNES GOLF COURSE (David McLay Kidd 1999, Bandon, OR)
  9. HARBOUR TOWN GOLF LINKS (Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus 1969, Hilton Head Island, SC)
  10. STREAMSONG RESORT (RED) (Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw 2013, Streamsong, FL)

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

Courses 11-20

  1. OLD MACDONALD (Tom Doak 2010, Bandon, OR)
  2. BANDON TRAILS (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 2005, Bandon, OR)
  3. PASATIEMPO GOLF CLUB (Alister MacKenzie 1929, Santa Cruz, CA)
  4. STREAMSONG RESORT (BLUE) (Tom Doak 2013, Streamsong, FL)
  5. SPYGLASS HILL GOLF COURSE (Robert Trent Jones 1966, Pebble Beach, CA)
  6. SHADOW CREEK GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 1990, North Las Vegas, NV)
  7. CHAMBERS BAY GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 2007, University Place, WA)
  8. Trump National Doral (Blue Monster) (Dick Wilson 1961/Gil Hanse 2014, Miami, FL)
  9. BLACKWOLF RUN (RIVER) (Pete Dye 1990, Kohler, WI)
  10. Torrey Pines Golf Course (South) (William Bell Sr. 1957/Rees Jones 2001, La Jolla, CA)

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

Courses 21-30

  1. FOREST DUNES GOLF CLUB (Tom Weiskopf 2002, Roscommon, MI)
  2. SEA ISLAND GOLF CLUB (SEASIDE) (Colt and Alison 1928, St. Simons Island, GA)
  3. ERIN HILLS GOLF COURSE (Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry and Ron Whitten 2006, Erin, WI)
  4. KAPALUA RESORT (PLANTATION) (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 1991, Kapalua, Maui, HI)
  5. Omni Homestead (Cascades) (William Flynn 1923, Hot Springs, VA)
  6. TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF CLUB LOS ANGELES (Donald Trump 2005, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  7. The Highland Course at Primland (Donald Steel 2006, Meadows of Dan, VA)
  8. CALEDONIA GOLF AND FISH CLUB (Mike Strantz 1994, Pawleys Island, SC)
  9. Fallen Oak Golf Club at Beau Rivage Resrot (Tom Fazio 2006, Saucier, MS)

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

Courses 31-40

  1. COG HILL GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB (NO. 4 DUBSDREAD) (Lemont, IL)
  2. MAUNA KEA GOLF COURSE (Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1964/Rees Jones 2008, Kohala Coast, HI)
  3. Dancing Rabbit Golf Club (Azaleas) (Tom Fazio and Jerry Pate 1997, Philadelphia, MS)
  4. PAA-KO RIDGE GOLF CLUB (Ken Dye 2000, Sandia Park, NM)
  5. WORLD WOODS GOLF CLUB (PINE BARRENS) (Brooksville, FL)
  6. ARADIA BLUFFS GOLF CLUB (Rick Smith and Warren Henderson 2000, Arcadia, MI)
  7. The Greenbrier (Old White TPC) (C.B. Macdonald 1914/Lester George 2007, White Sulphur Springs, WV)
  8. PRONGHORN GOLF CLUB AND RESORT (NICKLAUS) (Jack Nicklaus 2004, Bend, OR)
  9. THE DUNES GOLF AND BEACH CLUB (Myrtle Beach, SC)
  10. WE-KO-PA GOLF CLUB (SAGUARO) (Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw 2006, Fort McDowell, AZ)

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

Courses 41-50

  1. Reynolds Plantation Resort (Great Waters) (Jack Nicklaus 1992, Greensboro, GA)
  2. Taconic Golf Club (Wayne Stiles 1928, Williamstown, MA)
  3. Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point (Jack Nicklaus 2015, Bronx, NY)
  4. MANELE GOLF COURSE (Jack Nicklaus 1993, Lanai City, HI)
  5. Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club (Dick Wilson 1961/Arnold Palmer 2009, Orlando, FL)
  6. WE-KO-PA GOLF CLUB (CHOLLA) (Scott Miller 2001, Fort McDowell, AZ)
  7. THE LINKS AT SPANISH BAY (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1987, Pebble Beach, CA)
  8. Gamble Sands (David McLay Kidd 2014, Brewster, WA)
  9. BULLE ROCK (Pete Dye 1998, Havre de Grace, MD)
  10. CORDEVALLE GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1999, San Martin, CA)

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

Courses 51-60

  1. RED SKY RANCH AND GOLF CLUB (NORMAN) (Greg Norman 2003, Wolcott, CO)
  2. May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff (Jack Nicklaus 2004, Bluffton, SC)
  3. PINE NEEDLES LODGE AND GOLF CLUB (Southern Pines, NC)
  4. The Quarry at Giants Ridge (Jeff Brauer 2003, Biwabik, MN)
  5. Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Gold) (Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1963, Williamsburg, VA)
  6. PGA West (TPC Stadium) (Pete Dye 1986, La Quinta, CA)
  7. DORMIE CLUB (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 2010, West End, NC)
  8. TROON NORTH GOLF CLUB (MONUMENT) (Tom Weiskopf/Jay Morrish 1991, Scottsdale, AZ)
  9. The Harvester Golf Club (Keith Foster 2000, Rhodes, IA)
  10. CASCATA GOLF CLUB (Rees Jones 2000, Boulder City, NV)

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

Courses 61-70

  1. MID PINES INN AND GOLF CLUB (Donald Ross 1921, Southern Pines, NC)
  2. THE PETE DYE COURSE AT FRENCH LICK RESORT (Pete Dye 2009, French Lick, IN)
  3. Reynolds Plantation Resort (Oconee) (Rees Jones 2001, Greensboro, GA)
  4. PUMPKIN RIDGE GOLF CLUB (GHOST CREEK) (Bob Cupp and John Fought 1992, North Plains, OR)
  5. KARSTEN CREEK (Tom Fazio 1994, Stillwater, OK)
  6. CROSSWATER GOLF CLUB (Bob Cupp 1995, Sunriver, OR)
  7. THE BROADMOOR GOLF CLUB (EAST) (Donald Ross 1918/Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1952, Colorado Springs, CO)
  8. Atunyote Golf Club at Turning Stone Resort (Tom Fazio 2004, Verona, NY)
  9. Linville Golf Club (Donald Ross 1928, Linville, NC)
  10. The Virtues Golf Club (Arthur Hills 1999, Nashport, OH)

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

Courses 71-80

  1. WOLF CREEK GOLF CLUB (Dennis Ryder 2000, Mesquite, NV)
  2. INNISBROOK RESORT (COPPERHEAD) (Lawrence Packard and Roger Packard 1972, Palm Harbor, FL)
  3. WILDERNESS CLUB (Nick Faldo/Brian Curley 2009, Eureka, MT)
  4. ATLANTIC CITY COUNTRY CLUB (Reid Park Jr. 1897/Tom Doak 1999, Atlantic City, NJ)
  5. The Links at Lighthouse Sound (Arthur Hills 2000, Bishopville, MD)
  6. THE PRAIRIE CLUB (DUNES) (Tom Lehman and Chris Brands 2010, Valentine, NE)
  7. TRUE BLUE (Mike Strantz 1998, Pawleys Island, SC)
  8. SentryWorld (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1982, Stevens Point, WI)
  9. WHISTLING STRAITS (IRISH) (Pete Dye 2000, Sheboygan, WI)
  10. Marquette Golf Club (Greywalls) (Mike DeVries 2005, Marquette, MI)

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

Courses 81-90

  1. OMNI BARTON CREEK RESORT (FAZIO CANYONS) (Tom Fazio 2000, Austin, TX)
  2. Lake of Isles (North) (Rees Jones 2005, North Stonington, CT)
  3. Tullymore Golf Club (Jim Engh 2001, Stanwood, MI)
  4. Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club (Schmidt-Curley and Fred Couples 2002, Maricopa, AZ)
  5. BAREFOOT RESORT (LOVE) (Davis Love III 2000, North Myrtle Beach, SC)
  6. HAMMOCK BEACH RESORT (OCEAN) (Jack Nicklaus 2000, Palm Coast, FL)
  7. The Golf Courses of Lawsonia (Links) (William Langford and Theodore Moreau 1929, Green Lake, WI)
  8. TOBACOO ROAD GOLF CLUB (Mike Strantz 1998, Sanford, NC)
  9. Pelican Hill Golf Club (Ocean South) (Tom Fazio 1991, Newport Coast, CA)
  10. The Glen Club (Tom Fazio 2001, Glenview, IL)

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

Courses 91-100

  1. WILD HORSE GOLF CLUB (Dan Proctor and Dave Axland 1999, Gothenburg, NE)
  2. Sunday River Golf Club (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 2004, Newry, ME)
  3. THE GOLF CLUB AT REDLANDS MESA (Jim Engh 2001, Grand Junction, CO)
  4. La Quinta Resort (Mountain) (Pete Dye 1980, La Quinta, CA)
  5. RUSTIC CANYON GOLF COURSE (Gil Hanse, Jim Wagner and Geoff Shackelford 2001, Moorpark, CA)
  6. TPC Deere Run (D.A. Weibring 2000, Silvis, IL)
  7. Bay Harbor Golf Club (Links/Quarry) (Bay Harbor, MI)
  8. Wynn Las Vegas (Tom Fazio 2005, Las Vegas, NV)
  9. Grayhawk Golf Club (Talon) (David Graham and Gary Panks 1994, Scottsdale, AZ)
  10. CIRCLING RAVEN GOLF CLUB (Gene Bates 2003, Worley, ID)