Pine Valley Golf Club

Clementon, New Jersey


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 82 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. NATIONAL GOLF LINKS OF AMERICA (C.B. MacDonald 1911, Southampton, NY)
  6. OAKMONT COUNTRY CLUB (Henry Fownes 1903, Oakmont, PA)
  7. PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS (Jack Neville and Douglas Grant 1919/H. Chandler Egan 1929, Pebble Beach, CA)*
  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.)*
5th Hole at Pine Valley Golf Club
5th Hole at Pine Valley Golf Club

Courses 11-20

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

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. BETHPAGE STATE PARK (BLACK) (A.W. Tillinghast and Joseph H. Burbeck 1936, Farmingdale, NY)*
  4. OAKLAND HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (SOUTH) (Donald Ross 1918/Robert Trent Jones 1950, Bloomfield Hills, MI)
  5. KIAWAH ISLAND (OCEAN) (Pete Dye 1991, Kiawah Island, SC)*
  6. GARDEN CITY GOLF CLUB (Devereux Emmet 1899, Garden City, NY)
  7. SHOREACRES (Seth Raynor 1921, Lake Bluff, IL)
  9. MUIRFIELD VILLAGE GOLF CLUB (Jack Nicklaus and Desmond Muirhead 1974, Dublin, OH)
  10. TPC SAWGRASS (PLAYERS STADIUM) (Pete Dye 1981, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)*
18th Hole at Oaklands Hill Country Club (South)
18th Hole at Oaklands Hill Country Club (South)

Courses 31-40

  1. CAMARGO CLUB (Seth Raynor 1921, Indian Hill, OH)
  2. BANDON DUNES GOLF COURSE (David McLay Kidd 1999, Bandon, OR)*
  3. THE OLYMPIC CLUB (LAKE) (Sam Whiting 1928, San Francisco, CA)
  4. SOUTHERN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (Perry Maxwell 1936, Tulsa, OK)
  5. MAIDSTONE CLUB (Willie Park Jr. and Jack Park 1924, East Hampton, NY)
  6. California Golf Club of San Francisco (A. Vernon Macon 1926/Alister MacKenzie 1928/Kyle Phillips 2007, South San Francisco, CA)
  7. BALTUSROL GOLF CLUB (LOWER) (A.W. Tillinghast 1922, Springfield, NJ)
  8. SOMERSET HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (A.W. Tillinghast 1918, Bernardsville, NJ)
  9. QUAKER RIDGE GOLF CLUB (A.W. Tillinghast 1918, Scarsdale, NY)
  10. THE GOLF CLUB (Pete Dye 1967, New Albany, OH)
5th Hole at Camargo Club
5th Hole at Camargo Club

Courses 41-50

  1. WINGED FOOT GOLF CLUB (EAST) (A.W. Tillinghast, Mamaroneck, NY)
  2. BALLYNEAL GOLF CLUB (Tom Doak 2005, Holyoke, CO)
  3. OAK HILL COUNTRY CLUB (EAST) (Donald Ross 1925, Rochester, NY)
  4. INVERNESS CLUB (Donald Ross 1919, Toledo OH)
  5. HARBOUR TOWN GOLF LINKS (Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus 1969, Hilton Head Island, SC)*
  6. BANDON TRAILS (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 2005, Bandon, OR)
  7. STREAMSONG RESORT (RED) (Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw 2012, Streamsong, FL)*
  8. Valley Club of Montecito (Alister MacKenzie/Robert Hunter 1929, Santa Barbara, CA)
  9. PEACHTREE GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones and Bobby Jones 1947, Atlanta, GA)
  10. OLD SANDWICH GOLF CLUB (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 2004, Plymoth, MA)
14th Hole at Streamsong Resort (Red)
14th Hole at Streamsong Resort (Red)

Courses 51-60

  1. MEDINAH COUNTRY CLUB (NO. 3) (Tom Bendelow 1928, Medinah, IL)
  2. SAND VALLEY RESORT (SAND VALLEY) (Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw 2017, Nekoosa, WI)*
  3. PASATIEMPO GOLF CLUB (Alister MacKenzie 1929, Santa Cruz, CA)*
  4. SPYGLASS HILL GOLF COURSE (Robert Trent Jones 1966, Pebble Beach, CA)*
  5. YALE UNIVERSITY GOLF COURSE (C.B. Macdonald/Seth Raynor 1926, New Haven, CT)
  6. Yeamans Hall Club (Seth Raynor 1925, Hanahan, SC)
  7. OLD MACDONALD (Tom Doak 2010, Bandon, OR)*
  8. Wade Hampton Golf Club (Tom Fazio 1987, Cashiers, NC)
  9. Old Town Club (Perry Maxwell 1939, Winston-Salem, NC)
  10. PLAINFIELD COUNTRY CLUB (Donald Ross 1921, Plainfield, NJ)
3rd Hole at Spyglass Hill Golf Course
3rd Hole at Spyglass Hill Golf Course

Courses 61-70

  1. SHADOW CREEK GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 1990, North Las Vegas, NV)*
  2. Eastward Ho! (Herbert Fowler 1922, Chatham, MA)
  3. Myopia Hunt Club (Herbert Leeds 1896, South Hamilon, MA)
  4. STREAMSONG RESORT (BLUE) (Tom Doak 2012, Streamsong, FL)*
  5. ROCK CREEK CATTLE COMPANY (Tom Doak 2008, Deer Lodge, MT)
  6. KITTANSETT CLUB (William Flynn and Frederic Hood 1922, Marion, MA)
  7. MONTEREY PENINSULA COUNTRY CLUB (SHORE) (Bob Baldock 1961/Mike Strantz 2004, Pebble Beach, CA)
  8. NANEA GOLF CLUB (David McLay Kidd 2003, Kailua-Kona, HI)
  9. PIPING ROCK GOLF CLUB (C.B. Macdonald/Seth Raynor 1913, Locust Valley, NY)
  10. EAST LAKE GOLF CLUB (Tom Bendelow 1910/Donald Ross 1924/Rees Jones 1995, Atlanta, GA)
17th Hole at Nanea Golf Club
17th Hole at Nanea Golf Club

Courses 71-80

  1. Newport Country Club (Willis Davis 1894/A.W. Tillinghast 1920, Newport, RI)
  2. BALTIMORE COUNTRY CLUB (FIVE FARMS EAST) (A.W. Tillinghast 1926, Timonium, MD)
  3. CHERRY HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (William Flynn 1923, Englewood, CO)
  4. ERIN HILLS GOLF COURSE (Michael Hurdzan/Dana Fry/Ron Whitten 2006, Erin, WI)*
  5. INTERLACHEN COUNTRY CLUB (Willie Watson 1911/Donald Ross 1921, Edina, MN)
  6. SEBONACK GOLF CLUB (Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak 2006, Southampton, NY)
  7. CONGRESSIONAL COUNTRY CLUB (BLUE) (Robert Trent Jones 1962, Bethesda, MD)
  8. THE HONORS COURSE (Pete Dye 1983, Ooltewah, TN)
  9. SCIOTO COUNTRY CLUB (Donald Ross 1916, Columbus, OH)
  10. Bel-Air Country Club (George Thomas/William Bell Sr. 1926, Los Angeles, CA)
18th Hole at Congressional Country Club (Blue)
18th Hole at Congressional Country Club (Blue)

Courses 81-90

  1. FOX CHAPEL GOLF CLUB (Seth Raynor 1923, Pittsburgh, PA)
  2. Essex Country Club (Donald Ross 1917, Manchester, MA)
  3. BALTUSROL GOLF CLUB (UPPER) (A.W. Tillinghast 1922, Springfield, NJ)
  4. MILWAUKEE COUNTRY CLUB (H.S. Colt and C.H. Alison 1929, River Hills, WI)
  5. Ridgewood Country Club (West/East) (A.W. Tillinghast 1929, Paramus, NJ)
  6. Philadelphia Cricket Club (Wissahickon) (A.W. Tillinghast 1922, Flourtown, PA)
  7. Torrey Pines Golf Course (South) (William Bell Jr. 1957/Rees Jones 2001, La Jolla, CA)*
  8. BOSTON GOLF CLUB (Gil Hanse 2005, Hingham, MA)
  9. MORAINE COUNTRY CLUB (Alex 'Nipper' Campbell 1930/Keith Foster 2016, Dayton, OH)
  10. THE CREEK CLUB (C.B. Macdonald/Seth Raynor 1923, Locust Valley, NY)
6th Hole at Creek Club
6th Hole at Creek Club

Courses 91-100

  1. CALUSA PINES GOLF CLUB (Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry 2001, Naples, FL)
  2. COLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB (John Bredemus 1935/Perry Maxwell 1940, Fort Worth, TX)
  3. HAZELTINE NATIONAL GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones 1962, Chaska, MN)
  4. Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Dunes) (Seth Raynor 1926/Tom Fazio and Jackson-Kahn 2016, Pebble Beach, CA)
  5. GOZZER RANCH GOLF AND LAKE CLUB (Tom Fazio 2007, Harrison, ID)
  6. SLEEPY HOLLOW COUNTRY CLUB (C.B. Macdonald and Seth Raynor 1911/A.W. Tillinghast 1928, Briarcliff Manor, NY)
  7. ARONIMINK GOLF CLUB (Donald Ross 1928, Newtown Square, PA)
  8. CHAMBERS BAY GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 2007, University Place, WA)*
  9. Mountain Lake (Seth Raynor 1916, Lake Wales, FL)
  10. BLACKWOLF RUN (RIVER) (Pete Dye 1990, Kohler, WI)*
Clubhouse at Calusa Pines Golf Club
Clubhouse at Calusa Pines Golf Club

Dropped from the 2016-17 list

  • Trump National Bedminster (Old) (Tom Fazio 2004, Bedminster, NJ)
  • OLYMPIA FIELDS COUNTRY CLUB (NORTH) (Willie Park Jr. 1922, Olympia Fields, IL)
  • Trump National Doral (Blue Monster) (Dick Wilson 1962/Gil Hanse 2014, Miami, FL)
  • Bellerive Country Club (Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1959/Rees Jones 2007, St. Louis, MO)
  • Country Club of Fairfield (Seth Raynor 1920, Fairfield, CT)
  • CROOKED STICK GOLF CLUB (Pete Dye and Alice Dye 1964, Carmel, IN)

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