Tobacco Road Golf Club

Sanford, North Carolina


Golf Digest's Second 100 Greatest Golf Courses in America

For the first time in 2013, Golf Digest has published their Second 100 Greatest Golf Courses in America to give recognition to those courses that just fall outside the Top 100. Below is their current list with an * marking the public access courses. Courses in BOLD have been played by Billy and a review written; a total of 71 so far. Courses in italics are scheduled to played this year.

Courses 101-110

  1. CALIFORNIA GOLF CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO (A. Vernon Macan 1926/Kyle Phillips 2007, South San Francisco, CA)
  2. BALTIMORE COUNTRY CLUB (EAST) (A.W. Tillinghast 1926/Keith Foster 2015, Lutherville, MD)
  3. THE PRESERVE GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio, J. Michael Poellot, and Sandy Tatum 2000, Carmel, CA)
  4. EAGLE POINT GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 2000, Wilmington, NC)
  5. THE CLUB AT BLACK ROCK (Jim Engh 2003, Coeur d'Alene, ID)
  6. CROOKED STICK GOLF CLUB (Pete Dye and Alice Dye 1964, Carmel, IN)
  7. THE OLDE FARM (Bobby Weed 2000, Bristol, VA)
  8. The Madison Club (Tom Fazio 2006, La Quinta, CA)
  9. PIPING ROCK CLUB (C.B. Macdonald 1913/Bruce Hepner 2015, Locust Valley, NY)
  10. Philadelphia Cricket Club (Wissahickon) (A.W. Tillinghast 1922/Keith Foster 2014, Flourtown, PA)
1st Hole at The Pete Dye Course at French Lick
1st Hole at The Pete Dye Course at French Lick

Courses 111-120

  1. Jupiter Hills Club (Hills) (George Fazio 1970/Tom Fazio 2014, Tequesta, FL)
  2. SAND VALLEY (Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw 2017, Nekoosa, WI)*
  3. Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club (Tom Fazio 2006, Cashiers, NC)
  4. MAYACAMA GOLF CLUB (Jack Nicklaus 2001, Santa Rosa, CA)
  5. Stone Eagle Golf Club (Tom Doak 2005, Palm Desert, CA)
  6. FLINT HILLS NATIONAL GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 1997, Andover, KS)
  7. THE PETE DYE COURSE AT FRENCH LICK (Pete Dye 2009, French Lick, IN)*
  8. STREAMSONG RESORT (RED) (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 2012, Streamsong, FL)*
  9. SHOAL CREEK (Jack Nicklaus 1977/Jack Nicklaus & Jim Lipe 2016, Shoak Creek, AL)
  10. Colorado Golf Club (Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw 2007, Parker, CO)
10th Hole at Baltimore Country Club (East)
10th Hole at Baltimore Country Club (East)

Courses 121-130

  1. KINGSLEY CLUB (Mike DeVries 2001, Kingsley, MI)
  2. LAUREL VALLEY GOLF CLUB (Dick Wilson 1959/Arnold Palmer & Thad Layton 2011 renovation, Ligonier, PA)
  3. SHOOTING STAR GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 2009, Teton Village, WY)
  4. BLUEJACK NATIONAL (Tiger Woods & Beauf Welling 2016, Montgomery, TX)
  5. FOREST HIGHLANDS GOLF CLUB (CANYON) (Jay Morrish & Tom Weiskopf 1988, Flagstaff, AZ)
  6. HAZELTINE NATIONAL (Robert Trent Jones 1962/Rees Jones 2010, Chaska, MN)
  7. Bel-Air Country Club (George C. Thomas Jr. & William F. Bell 1926/Tom Doak 2018, Los Angeles, CA)
  8. EASTWARD HO! COUNTRY CLUB (Herbert Fowler 1922/Keith Foster 2007, Chatham, MA)
  9. EAST LAKE GOLF CLUB (Donald Ross 1915/Rees Jones 2015, Atlanta, GA)
  10. ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones 1991/Kyle Phillips 2014, Gainesville, VA)
9th Hole at Forest Highlands Golf Club (Canyon)
9th Hole at Forest Highlands Golf Club (Canyon)

Courses 131-140

  1. GALLOWAY NATIONAL GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 1994/Toom Fazio 2013, Galloway, NJ)
  2. CHAMBERS BAY GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 2007, University Place, WA)*
  3. THE CREEK CLUB (C.B. Macdonald & Seth Raynor 1923/Gil Hanse & George Bahto 2011, Locust Valley, NY)
  4. Ridgewood Country Club (East/West) (A.W. Tillinghast 1929/Gil Hanse 2016, Paramus, NJ)
  5. CAVES VALLEY GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 1991/Tom Fazio 2000, Owings Mills, MD)
  6. ATLANTA ATHLETIC CLUB (HIGHLANDS) (Robert Trent Jones 1967/Joseph S. Finger 1971/Rees Jones 2016)
  7. Newport Country Club (William F. Davis 1899/A.W. Tillinghast 1924/Ron Forse 2005, Newport, RI)
  8. ST. LOUIS COUNTRY CLUB (C.B. Macdonald 1914/Brian Silva 2004, St. Louis, MO)
  9. KAPALUA RESORT (PLANTATION) (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 1991, Kapalua, Maui, HI)*
  10. ALDARRA GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 2001, Sammamish, WA)
9th Hole at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club
9th Hole at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club

Courses 141-150

  1. THE CONCESSION GOLF CLUB (Jack Nicklaus & Tony Jacklin 2006, Bradenton, FL)
  2. HARBOUR TOWN GOLF LINKS (Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus 1969, Hilton Head Island, SC)*
  3. SYCAMORE HILLS GOLF CLUB (Jack Nicklaus 1989/Jack Nicklaus 2014)
  4. Grandfather Golf and Country Club (Ellis Maples 1967/Bobby Weed 2015, Linville, NC)
  5. Martis Camp Golf Club (Tom Fazio 2008, Truckee, CA)
  6. SAHALEE COUNTRY CLUB (Ted Robinson 1969/Rees Jones 1995, Sammamish, WA)
  7. FOX CHAPEL GOLF CLUB (Seth Raynor & Charles Banks 1925/Brian Silva 1997, Pittsburgh, PA)
  8. STREAMSONG RESORT (BLUE) (Tom Doak 2012, Streamsong, FL)*
  9. MAUNA KEA GOLF COURSE (Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1964/Rees Jones 2008, Kohala Coast, HI)*
  10. KIAWAH ISLAND CLUB (CASSIQUE) (Tom Watson & Bob Gibbons 2000, Kiawah Island, SC)
Bayonne Golf Club
Bayonne Golf Club

Courses 151-160

  1. THE HIGHLAND COURSE AT PRIMLAND (Donald Steel 2006, Meadows of Dan, VA)*
  2. MAMMOTH DUNES (David McLay Kidd 2018, Nekoosa, WI)*
  3. TRIBUTARY GOLF CLUB (formerly HUNTSMAN SPRINGS) (David McLay Kidd 2009, Driggs, ID)
  4. DISMAL RIVER CLUB (RED) (Tom Doak 2013, Mullen, NE)
  5. OZARKS NATIONAL (Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw 2019)*
  6. Whisper Rock Golf Club (Upper) (Tom Fazio 2005, Scottsdale, AZ)
  7. OMNI HOMESTEAD (CASCADES) (William Flynn 1923, Hot Springs, VA)*
  8. BAYONNE GOLF CLUB (Eric Bergstol 2006, Bayonne, NJ)
  9. The Stanwich Club (William Gordon & David Gordon 1962/Tom Fazio 2017, Greenwich, CT)
  10. OCEAN FOREST GOLF CLUB (Rees Jones 1995/Rees Jones 2007)
12th Hole at Fox Chapel Golf Club
12th Hole at Fox Chapel Golf Club

Courses 161-170

  1. COLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB (Perry Maxwell 1936/Keith Foster 2008)
  2. PINEHURST RESORT NO.4 (Gil Hanse & Jim Wagner 2019)
  3. FOREST DUNES GOLF CLUB (Tom Weiskopf 2002, Roscommon, MI)*
  4. Secession Golf Club (Bruce Devlin 1992/Billy Fuller 2012, Beaufort, SC)
  5. BELLERIVE COUNTRY CLUB (Robert Trent Jones 1960/Rees Jones 2014, St. Louis, MO)
  6. WANNAMOISETT COUNTRY CLUB (Donald Ross 1916/Ron Forse 2008, Rumford, RI)
  7. The Golf Club of Tennessee (Tom Fazio 1991/Tom Fazio 2008, Kingston Springs, TN)
  8. Spring Creek Ranch Golf Club (Jack Nicklaus 2000, Collierville, TN)
  9. STREAMSONG RESORT (BLACK) (Gil Hanse 2017, Streamsong, FL)*
  10. Shelter Harbor Golf Club (Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry 2005, Charlestown, RI)
14th Hole at The Stone Canyon Club
14th Hole at The Stone Canyon Club

Courses 171-180

  1. EUGENE COUNTRY CLUB (Robert Trent Jones 1967/John Harbottle 2010, Eugene, OR)
  2. Charlotte Country Club (Donald Ross 1925/Ron Prichard 2007, Charlotte, NC)
  3. Long Cove Club (Pete Dye & Alice Dye 1982/Bobby Weed 2018, Hilton Head Island, SC)
  4. Mountain Lake Country Club (Seth Raynor 1921/Ron Prichard 2017, Lake Wales, FL)
  5. Ballyhack Golf Club (Lester George 2009, Roanoke, VA)
  6. SEA ISLAND GOLF CLUB (SEASIDE) (Colt and Alison 1928/Tom Fazio 1999, St. Simons Island, GA)
  7. MORAINE COUNTRY CLUB (Alex Campbell 1930/Keith Foster 2015, Dayton, OH)
  8. THE GREENBRIER (OLD WHITE TPC) (C.B. Macdonald 1914, White Sulphur Springs, WV)*
  9. McArthur Golf Club (Tom Fazio & Nick Price 2002, Hobe Sound, FL)
  10. SHERWOOD COUNTRY CLUB (Jack Nicklaus 1989/Jack Nicklaus 2015, Thousand Oaks, CA)
Back Nine at Sanctuary
Back Nine at Sanctuary

Courses 181-190

  1. Canterbury Golf Club (Herbert Strong 1922/Bruce Hepner 2016, Beachwood, OH)
  2. GLENWILD GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 2001, Park City, UT)
  3. GAMBLE SANDS (David McLay Kidd 2014, Brewster, WA)*
  4. THE STONE CANYON CLUB (Jay Morrish 2000, Oro Valley, AZ)
  5. Black Diamond Ranch (Quarry) (Tom Fazio 1987/David Whelchel 2012, Lecanto, FL)
  6. Lost Dunes Golf Club (Tom Doak 1999, Bridgman, MI)
  7. TRADITION GOLF CLUB (Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay, & Harrison Minchew 1998, La Quinta, CA)
  8. Whisper Rock Golf Club (Lower) (Phil Mickelson & Gary Stephenson 2001, Scottsdale, AZ)
  9. THE RIDGE AT BACK BROOK (Tom Fazio 2002, Ringoes, NJ)
  10. PRONGHORN CLUB (NICKLAUS) (Jack Nicklaus 2003, Bend, OR)
17th Hole at Glenwild Golf Club
17th Hole at Glenwild Golf Club

Courses 191-200

  1. SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 2000, Las Vegas, NV)
  2. THE BRIDGES AT RANCHO SANTA FE (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1999)
  3. KIAWAH ISLAND CLUB (RIVER)(Tom Fazio 1995, Kiawah Island, SC)
  4. ATLANTA COUNTRY CLUB (Willard Byrd & Joseph S. Finger 1965/Mike Riley 2001, Marietta, GA)
  5. Trump International (Championship) (Jim Fazio 1999, West Palm Beach, FL)
  6. The Vintage Club (Mountain) (George Fazio & Tom Fazio 1981/Tom Fazio & Logan Fazio 2014, Indian Wells, CA)
  7. Liberty National Golf Club (Bob Cupp & Tom Kite 2006/Bob Cupp, Tom Kite & Steve Wenzloff 2011, Jersey City, NJ)
  8. TORREY PINES GOLF COURSE (SOUTH) (William Bell Sr. 1957/Rees Jones 2006, La Jolla, CA)*
  9. THE BROADMOOR GOLF CLUB (EAST) (Donald Ross 1918/Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1952/Ron Forse 2016, Colorado Springs, CO)
  10. COUNTRY CLUB OF BIRMINGHAM (WEST) (Donald Ross 1929/Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1959/Pete Dye 1986, Birmingham, AL)
15th Hole at Forest Creek Golf Club (North)
15th Hole at Forest Creek Golf Club (North)

Dropped from the 2019-2020 list

  • Westchester Country Club (West) (Walter Travis 1922/Tom Fazio 2015, Rye, NY)
  • SANCTUARY (Jim Engh 1997, Sedalia, CO)
  • Country Club of Fairfield (Seth Raynor 1921/Bruce Hepner 2016, Fairfield, CT)
  • FOREST CREEK GOLF CLUB (NORTH) (Tom Fazio 2005, Pinehurst, NC)
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