The Links at Crowbush Cove

St. Peters, Prince Edward Island


Golf Digest's Top 100 Golf Courses in America

Since 1966 Golf Digest has published their list of the best courses in the country. 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 87 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. Augusta National Golf Club (Alister MacKenzie and Bobby Jones 1933, Augusta, GA)
  3. CYPRESS POINT CLUB (Alister MacKenzie and Robert Hunter 1928, Pebble Beach, CA)
  4. SHINNECOCK HILLS GOLF CLUB (William Flynn 1931, South Hampton, NY)
  5. OAKMONT COUNTRY CLUB (Henry Fownes 1903, Oakmont, PA)
  6. MERION GOLF CLUB (EAST) (Hugh Wilson 1912, Ardmore, PA)
  7. NATIONAL GOLF LINKS OF AMERICA (C.B. MacDonald 1911, Southampton, NY)
  8. PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS (Jack Neville and Douglas Grant 1919/H. Chandler Egan 1929, Pebble Beach, CA)*
  9. FISHERS ISLAND CLUB (Seth Raynor and Charles Banks 1926, Fishers Island, NY)
  10. SAND HILLS GOLF CLUB (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 1994, Mullen, NE)
9th Hole at Merion Golf Club (East)
9th Hole at Merion Golf Club (East)

Courses 11-20

  1. Seminole Golf Club (Donald Ross 1923, Juno Beach, FL)
  2. WINGED FOOT GOLF CLUB (WEST) (A.W. Tillinghast 1923, Mamaroneck, NY)
  3. CHICAGO GOLF CLUB (C.B. MacDonald 1894/Seth Raynor 1923, Wheaton, IL)
  4. CRYSTAL DOWNS COUNTRY CLUB (Alister MacKenzie and Perry Maxwell 1931, Frankfort, MI)
  5. MUIRFIELD VILLAGE GOLF CLUB (Jack Nicklaus and Desmond Muirhead 1974, Dublin, OH)
  6. Friar's Head Golf Club (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 2002, Riverhead, NY)
  7. THE COUNTRY CLUB (CLYDE/SQUIRREL) (Willie Campbell 1895/Alex Campbell 1902, Brookline, MA)
  8. PACIFIC DUNES GOLF COURSE (Tom Doak 2001, Bandon, OR)*
  9. LOS ANGELES COUNTRY CLUB (NORTH) (George C. Thomas Jr. 1921, Los Angeles, CA)
  10. OAK HILL COUNTRY CLUB (EAST) (Donald Ross 1925, Rochester, NY)
13th Hole at Pacific Dunes
13th Hole at Pacific Dunes

Courses 21-30

  1. OAKLAND HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (SOUTH) (Donald Ross 1918/Robert Trent Jones 1950, Bloomfield Hills, MI)
  2. RIVIERA COUNTRY CLUB (George C. Thomas Jr. and William P. Bell 1926, Pacific Palisades, CA)
  4. THE OCEAN COURSE (Pete Dye 1991, Kiawah Island, SC)*
  5. PRAIRIE DUNES COUNTRY CLUB (Perry Maxwell 1937/Press Maxwell 1957, Hutchinson, KS)
  6. Wade Hampton Golf Club (Tom Fazio 1987, Cashiers, NC)
  7. SHADOW CREEK GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 1990, North Las Vegas, NV)*
  8. THE HONORS COURSE (Pete Dye 1983, Ooltewah, TN)
  9. PINEHURST RESORT (NO. 2) (Donald Ross 1907, Pinehurst, N.C.)*
  10. PEACHTREE GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones and Bobby Jones 1947, Atlanta, GA)
18th Hole at Riviera Country Club
18th Hole at Riviera Country Club

Courses 31-40

  1. GOZZER RANCH GOLF AND LAKE CLUB (Tom Fazio 2007, Harrison, ID)
  2. SOUTHERN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (Perry Maxwell 1936, Tulsa, OK)
  3. Pikewood National Golf Club (John Raese/Robert Gwynne 2008, Morgantown, WV)
  4. THE OLYMPIC CLUB (LAKE) (Sam Whiting 1928, San Francisco, CA)
  5. The Alotian Club (Tom Fazio 2004, Roland, AR)
  6. SAN FRANCISCO GOLF CLUB (A.W. Tillinghast 1918, San Francisco, CA)
  7. BANDON DUNES GOLF COURSE (David McLay Kidd 1999, Bandon, OR)*
  8. SEBONACK GOLF CLUB (Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak 2006, Southampton, NY)
  9. Congaree Golf Club (Tom Fazio 2018, Ridgeland, SC)
  10. BETHPAGE STATE PARK (BLACK) (A.W. Tillinghast and Joseph H. Burbeck 1936, Farmingdale, NY)*
3rd Hole at Gozzer Ranch Golf and Lake Club
3rd Hole at Gozzer Ranch Golf and Lake Club

Courses 41-50

  1. WINGED FOOT GOLF CLUB (EAST) (A.W. Tillinghast, Mamaroneck, NY)
  2. CAMARGO CLUB (Seth Raynor and Charles Banks 1927, Indian Hill, OH)
  3. THE GOLF CLUB (Pete Dye 1967, New Albany, OH)
  4. BALLYNEAL GOLF CLUB (Tom Doak 2005, Holyoke, CO)
  5. BALTUSROL GOLF CLUB (LOWER) (A.W. Tillinghast 1922, Springfield, NJ)
  6. ERIN HILLS GOLF COURSE (Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry, and Ron Whitten, 2006, Erin, WI)*
  7. VICTORIA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 1998, Newburgh, IN)
  8. CASTLE PINES GOLF CLUB (Jack Nicklaus 1981, Castle Rock, CO)
  9. BUTLER NATIONAL GOLF CLUB (George Fazio and Tom Fazio 1974, Oak Brook, IL)
  10. SOMERSET HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (A.W. Tillinghast 1918, Bernardsville, NJ)
16th Hole at Victoria National Golf Club
16th Hole at Victoria National Golf Club

Courses 51-60

  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. MONTEREY PENINSULA COUNTRY CLUB (SHORE) (Bob Baldock 1961/Mike Strantz 2004, Pebble Beach, CA)
  4. SHOREACRES (Seth Raynor 1921, Lake Bluff, IL)
  5. WHISPERING PINES GOLF CLUB (Chet Williams 2000, Trinty, TX)
  6. OLD MACDONALD (Tom Doak 2010, Bandon, OR)*
  7. OAK TREE NATIONAL (Pete Dye 1975, Edmond, OK)
  8. OLD SANDWICH GOLF CLUB (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 2004, Plymoth, MA)
  9. INTERLACHEN COUNTRY CLUB (Willie Watson 1911/Donald Ross 1921, Edina, MN)
  10. MEDINAH COUNTRY CLUB (NO. 3) (Tom Bendelow 1928, Medinah, IL)
11th Hole at Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore)
11th Hole at Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore)

Courses 61-70

  1. GARDEN CITY GOLF CLUB (Devereux Emmet 1899, Garden City, NY)
  2. SLEEPY HOLLOW COUNTRY CLUB (C.B. Macdonald 1915/A.W. Tillinghast 1928/Gil Hanse 2017, Briarcliff Manor, NY)
  3. BALTUSROL GOLF CLUB (UPPER) (A.W. Tillinghast 1922, Springfield, NJ)
  4. MAIDSTONE CLUB (Willie Park Jr. and Jack Park 1924, East Hampton, NY)
  5. INVERNESS CLUB (Donald Ross 1919, Toledo OH)
  6. KINLOCH GOLF CLUB (Lester George and Vinny Giles 2001, Manakin-Sabot, VA)
  7. BANDON TRAILS (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 2005, Bandon, OR)
  8. SCIOTO COUNTRY CLUB (Donald Ross 1916, Columbus, OH)
  9. MYOPIA HUNT CLUB (H.C. Leeds 1898/Gil Hanse 2013, South Hamilton, MA)
  10. MILWAUKEE COUNTRY CLUB (H.S. Colt and C.H. Alison 1929, River Hills, WI)
6th Hole at Kinloch Golf Club
6th Hole at Kinloch Golf Club

Courses 71-80

  1. DALLAS NATIONAL GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 2002, Dallas, TX)
  2. THE ESTANCIA CLUB (Tom Fazio 1995, Scottsdale, AZ)
  3. CHERRY HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (William Flynn 1923, Englewood, CO)
  4. CALUSA PINES GOLF CLUB (Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry 2001, Naples, FL)
  5. PLAINFIELD COUNTRY CLUB (Donald Ross 1921, Plainfield, NJ)
  6. QUAKER RIDGE GOLF CLUB (A.W. Tillinghast 1918, Scarsdale, NY)
  7. KITTANSETT CLUB (William Flynn and Frederic Hood 1922, Marion, MA)
  8. The Valley Club of Montecito (Alister MacKenzie and Robert Hunter 1929, Montecito, CA)
  9. ESSEX COUNTY CLUB (Donald Ross 1917, Manchester, MA)
  10. MONTEREY PENINSULA COUNTRY CLUB (DUNES) (Seth Raynor 1924/Tom Fazio, Tim Jackson and David Kahn 2015, Pebble Beach, CA)
17th Hole at The Quarry at La Quinta
17th Hole at The Quarry at La Quinta

Courses 81-90

  1. ROCK CREEK CATTLE COMPANY (Tom Doak 2008, Deer Lodge, MT)
  2. Canyata Golf Club (Bob Lohmann and Mike Benkusky 2004, Marshall, IL)
  3. ARCADIA BLUFFS GOLF CLUB (Rick Smith and Warren Henderson 2000, Arcadia, MI)*
  4. BOSTON GOLF CLUB (Gil Hanse 2005, Hingham, MA)
  5. THE QUARRY AT LA QUINTA (Tom Fazio 1994, La Quinta, CA)
  6. Diamond Creek Golf Club (Tom Fazio 2003, Banner Elk, NC)
  7. PETE DYE GOLF CLUB (Pete Dye 1994, Bridgeport, WV)
  8. OLYMPIA FIELDS COUNTRY CLUB (NORTH) (Willie Park Jr. 1922, Olympia Fields, IL)
  9. HUDSON NATIONAL GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 1996, Croton-on-Hudson, NY)
  10. RICH HARVEST LINKS (Jerry Rich and Greg Martin 1999, Sugar Grove, IL)
16th Hole at Calusa Pines
16th Hole at Calusa Pines

Courses 91-100

  1. CONGRESSIONAL COUNTRY CLUB (BLUE) (Robert Trent Jones 1962, Bethesda, MD)
  2. Old Town Club (Perry Maxwell 1939/Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 2013, Winston-Salem, NC)
  3. VALHALLA GOLF CLUB (Jack Nicklaus 1986, Louisville, KY)
  4. ARONIMINK GOLF CLUB (Donald Ross 1928, Newtown Square, PA)
  5. BLACKWOLF RUN (RIVER) (Pete Dye 1990, Kohler, WI)*
  6. Double Eagle Club (Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish 1992, Galena, OH)
  7. Quail Hollow Club (George Cobb 1961/Tom Fazio 2016, Charlotte, NC)
  8. PASATIEMPO GOLF CLUB (Alister MacKenzie 1929, Santa Cruz, CA)*
  9. Yeamans Hall Club (Seth Raynor and Charles Banks 1926, Charleston, SC)
  10. SPRING HILL GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 1999, Wayzata, MN)
6th Hole at Crooked Stick Golf Club
6th Hole at Crooked Stick Golf Club

Map of Golf Digest Top 100 Courses I haven't been to yet

Dropped from the 2019-2020 list

  • THE CLUB AT BLACK ROCK (Jim Engh 2003, Coeur d'Alene, ID)
  • THE PRESERVE GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio, J. Michael Poellot, and Sandy Tatum 2000, Carmel, CA)
  • CROOKED STICK GOLF CLUB (Pete Dye and Alice Dye 1964, Carmel, IN)
  • MAYACAMA GOLF CLUB (Jack Nicklaus 2001, Santa Rosa, CA)
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