Merit Club

Libertyville, Illinois

Rankings

Guru's Best Holes

Par 4s are the very core of golf and thus the most frequent type of hole players face. These stunning two-shotters are some of the best holes in America and the top 34 are represented on the Gurus' Top 100 golf holes.

Par 4's

  1.   Pebble Beach Golf Links, 416 yard 8th hole (Pebble Beach, CA)
  2.   Manele Golf Course, 444 yard 17th hole (Lanai, HI)
  3.   Maidstone Club (West), 402 yard 9th hole (East Hampton, NY)
  4.   Cypress Point Golf Club, 386 yard 17th hole (Pebble Beach, CA)
  5.   Royal County Down Golf Club, 483 yard 9th hole (Newcastle, N.Ireland)
  6.   Old Head Golf Links, 427 yard 4th hole (Kinsale, IE)
  7.   Ballybunion Golf Club (Old), 473 yard 11th hole (Ballybunion, IE)
  8.   Fishers Island Club, 397 yard 4th hole (Fishers Island, NY)
  9.   National Golf Links of America, 426 yard 3rd hole (Southampton, NY)
  10.   Bandon Dunes, 363 yard 16th hole (Bandon, OR)
17th Hole at Manele Golf Course
17th Hole at Manele Golf Course
  1.   Pine Valley Golf Club, 486 yard 13th hole (Clementon, NJ)
  2.   The Club at Black Rock, 413 yard 11th hole (Coeur d'Alene, ID)
  3.   Pacific Dunes, 444 yard 13th hole (Bandon, OR)
  4.   Ballybunion Golf Club (Old), 434 yard 7th hole (Ballybunion, IE)
  5.   Cabot Cliffs, 331 yard 17th hole (Inverness, NS)
  6.   Royal Dornoch Golf Club (Championship), 417 yard 17th hole (Dornoch, SCT)
  7.   Sunningdale Golf Club (Old), 393 yard 7th hole (Sunningdale)
  8.   Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, 443 yard 9th hole (Southampton, NY)
  9.   Harbour Town Golf Links, 472 yard 18th hole (Hilton Head Island, SC)
  10.   The Country Club, 451 yard 3rd hole (Brookline, MA)
13th Hole at Pacific Dunes
13th Hole at Pacific Dunes
  1.   Congressional Country Club (Blue), 523 yard 18th hole (Bethesda, MD)
  2.   Prairie Dunes Country Club, 468 yard 8th hole (Hutchinson, KS)
  3.   Merion Golf Club, 428 yard 16th hole (Ardmore, PA)
  4.   Cruden Bay Golf Club (Championship), 431 yard 14th hole (Cruden Bay, SCT)
  5.   Medinah Country Club No.3, 482 yard 16th hole (Medinah, IL)
  6.   Kapalua Resort (Plantation), 508 yard 17th hole (Maui, HI)
  7.   Oakmont Country Club, 428 yard 3rd hole (Oakmont, PA)
  8.   The Kirtland Country Club, 515 yard 10th hole (Kirtland< OH)
  9.   Half Moon Bay Resort (Old), 405 yard 18th hole (Half Moon Bay, CA)
  10.   Pacific Dunes Golf Course, 463 yard 4th hole (Bandon, OR)
18th Hole at Half Moon Bay Resort (Old)
18th Hole at Half Moon Bay Resort (Old)
  1.   Sleeping Hollow Country Club, 502 yard 15th hole (Scarborough, NY)
  2.   The European Club, 459 yard 12th hole (Brittas Bay, IE)
  3.   Bayonne Golf Club, 486 yard 16th hole (Bayonne, NJ)
  4.   Sand Hills Golf Club, 485 yard 4th hole (Mullen, NE)
  5.   Olympia Fields Country Club (North), 461 yard 3rd hole (Olympia Fields, IL)
  6.   Oakland Hills Country Club (South), 455 yard 11th hole (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
  7.   Trump International Golf Links Scotland, 445 yard 14th hole (Aberdeen, SCT)
  8.   Pinehurst Resort No.2, 476 yard 5th hole (Pinehurst, NC)
  9.   Royal Portrush, 411 yard 5th hole (Portrush, N.Ireland)
  10.   Chambers Bay Golf Course, 425 yard 16th hole (University Place, WA)
15th Hole at Sleepy Hollow Country Club
15th Hole at Sleepy Hollow Country Club
  1.   Prestwick Golf Club, 394 yard 17th hole (Prestwick, SCT)
  2.   Old Macdonald, 375 yard 3rd hole (Bandon, OR)
  3.   Crystal Downs Country Club, 311 yard 17th hole (Frankfort, MI)
  4.   Pasatiempo Golf Club, 395 yard 16th hole (Santa Cruz, CA)
  5.   Boston Golf Club, 466 yard 9th hole (Higham, MA)
  6.   Inverness Club, 484 yard 7th hole (Toledo, OH)
  7.   Crystal Downs Country Club, 442 yard 13th hole (Frankfort, MI)
  8.   Gozzer Ranch Golf Club, 364 yard 12th hole (Harrison, ID)
  9.   Royal Isabela, 435 yard 12th hole (Isabela, PR)
  10.   Congressional Country Club (Gold), 434 yard 12th hole (Bethesda, MD)
12th Hole at Royal Isabela
12th Hole at Royal Isabela
  1.   Royal St. George's Golf Club, 496 yard 4th hole (Sandwich)
  2.   Balllyneal Golf Club, 352 yard 7th hole (Holyoke, CO)
  3.   Riviera Country Club, 434 yard 5th hole (Pacific Palisades, CA)
  4.   Erin Hills Golf Club, 466 yard 12th hole (Hartford, WI)
  5.   Spyglass Hill Golf Course, 370 yard 4th hole (Pebble Beach, CA)
  6.   Inverness Club, 467 yard 4th hole (Toledo, OH)
  7.   The Reserve at Moonlight Basin Ranch, 463 yard 1st hole (Big Sky, MT)
  8.   Old Macdonald, 455 yard 16th hole (Bandon, OR)
  9.   Dismal River (Red), 447 yard 18th hole (Mullen, NE)
  10.   Old Sandwich Golf Club, 336 yard 5th hole (Plymouth, MA)
1st Hole at The Reserve at Moonlight Basin Ranch
1st Hole at The Reserve at Moonlight Basin Ranch
  1.   Sebonack Golf Club, 474 yard 2nd hole (Southampton, NY)
  2.   The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, 448 yard 14th hole (Snoqualmie, WA)
  3.   Olympic Club (Lake), 347 yard 18th hole (San Francisco, CA)
  4.   Royal Portrush, 479 yard 4th hole (Portrush, N.Ireland)
  5.   Peachtree Golf Club, 486 yard 12th hole (Atlanta, GA)
  6.   Riviera Country Club, 315 yard 10th hole (Pacific Palisades, CA)
  7.   Bethpage State Park (Black), 478 yard 5th hole (Farmingdale, NY)
  8.   Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, 449 yard 14th hole (Southampton, NY)
  9.   Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, 431 yard 12th hole (Arcadia, MI)
  10.   Old Head Golf Links, 434 yard 18th hole (Kinsale, IE)
12th Hole at Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club
12th Hole at Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club
  1.   Sand Hills Golf Club, 283 yard 7th hole (Mullen, NE)
  2.   Sunningdale Golf Club (Old), 467 yard 10th hole (Sunningdale)
  3.   Waterville Golf Links, 384 yard 16th hole (Waterville, IE)
  4.   Medinah Country Club No.3, 476 yard 12th hole (Medinah, IL)
  5.   Kinloch Golf Club, 471 yard 16th hole (Manakin-Sabot, VA)
  6.   Dundarave, 389 yard 8th hole (Georgetown Royalty, PEI)
  7.   Blackwolf Run (River), 427 yard 5th hole (Kohler, WI)
  8.   The Wilderness Club, 320 yard 10th hole (Eureka, MT)
  9.   County Sligo, 302 yard 2nd hole (Sligo, IE)
  10.   Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, 481 yard 10th hole (Arcadia, MI)
8th Hole at Dundarave
8th Hole at Dundarave

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