Sleepy Hollow Country Club

Scarsborough, New York


Golf Magazine's Top 100 Golf Courses in the World

Developed by the smallest and most distinguished panel of the three big golf publications, Golf Magazine owns one of the most respected ranking systems. Courses in BOLD have been played by Billy; a total of 83 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. ST ANDREWS LINKS (OLD COURSE) (Nature 1400S/Old Tom Morris 1865, St Andrews, Scotland)
  4. SHINNECOCK HILLS GOLF CLUB (William Flynn 1931, South Hampton, NY)
  5. NATIONAL GOLF LINKS OF AMERICA (C.B. MacDonald 1911, Southampton, NY)
  6. ROYAL COUNTY DOWN GOLF CLUB (Old Tom Morris 1890, Newcastle, Northern Ireland)
  7. ROYAL MELBOURNE GOLF CLUB (WEST) (Alister MacKenzie 1931, Black Rock, Victoria, Australia)
  8. OAKMONT COUNTRY CLUB (Henry Fownes 1903, Oakmont, PA)
  9. Augusta National Golf Club (Alister MacKenzie and Bobby Jones 1933, Augusta, GA)
  10. SAND HILLS GOLF CLUB (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 1994, Mullen, NE)
4th Hole at Royal County Down
4th Hole at Royal County Down

Courses 11-20

  2. ROYAL DORNOCH GOLF CLUB (CHAMPIONSHIP) (Old Tom Morris 1886, Dornoch, Scotland)
  3. MERION GOLF CLUB (EAST) (Hugh Wilson 1912, Ardmore, PA)
  4. PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS (Jack Neville and Douglas Grant 1919/H. Chandler Egan 1929, Pebble Beach, CA)
  5. ROYAL PORTRUSH GOLF CLUB (DUNLUCE) (Harry S. Colt 1929, Portrush, Northern Ireland)
  6. FISHERS ISLAND CLUB (Seth Raynor and Charles Banks 1926, Fishers Island, NY)
  7. PINEHURST RESORT (NO. 2) (Donald Ross 1907, Pinehurst, N.C.)
  8. TRUMP TURNBERRY (AILSA) (Willie Fernie 1909/MacKenzie Ross 1946/Martin Ebert 2016, Turnberry, Scotland)
  9. CHICAGO GOLF CLUB (C.B. MacDonald 1894/Seth Raynor 1923, Wheaton, IL)
  10. LOS ANGELES COUNTRY CLUB (NORTH) (George C. Thomas Jr. 1921, Los Angeles, CA)
5th Hole at Royal Portrush (Dunluce)
5th Hole at Royal Portrush (Dunluce)

Courses 21-30

  1. Friar's Head Golf Club (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 2002, Riverhead, NY)
  2. KINGSTON HEATH GOLF CLUB (Des Soutar 1925/Alister MacKenzie 1928, Cheltenham, Australia)
  3. TARA ITI GOLF CLUB (Tom Doak 2015, Te Arai, New Zealand)
  4. BALLYBUNION GOLF CLUB (OLD) (P. Murphy 1893/Tom Simpson 1936, Ballybunion, Ireland)
  5. WINGED FOOT GOLF CLUB (WEST) (A.W. Tillinghast 1923, Mamaroneck, NY)
  6. PRAIRIE DUNES COUNTRY CLUB (Perry Maxwell 1937/Press Maxwell 1957, Hutchinson, KS)
  7. RIVIERA COUNTRY CLUB (George C. Thomas Jr. and William P. Bell 1926, Pacific Palisades, CA)
  8. PACIFIC DUNES GOLF COURSE (Tom Doak 2001, Bandon, OR)
  9. CRYSTAL DOWNS COUNTRY CLUB (Alister MacKenzie and Perry Maxwell 1931, Frankfort, MI)
  10. SUNNINGDALE GOLF CLUB (OLD) (Willie Park Jr. 1901/H.S. Colt 1922, Sunningdale, England)
1st Hole at Kingston Heath
1st Hole at Kingston Heath

Courses 31-40

  1. OAKLAND HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (SOUTH) (Donald Ross 1918/Robert Trent Jones 1950, Bloomfield Hills, MI)
  2. Seminole Golf Club (Donald Ross 1923, Juno Beach, FL)
  3. ROYAL ST. GEORGE'S GOLF CLUB (W. Laidlaw Purves 1887/H.S. Colt 1922, Sandwich, England)
  4. SAN FRANCISCO GOLF CLUB (A.W. Tillinghast 1918, San Francisco, CA)
  5. NORTH BERWICK GOLF CLUB (WEST) (David Strath 1878, North Berwick, Scotland)
  6. LAHINCH GOLF CLUB (OLD) (Old Tom Morris 1893/Alister MacKenzie 1927/Martin Hawtree 2003, Lahinch, Ireland)
  7. Hirono Golf Club (Martin Ebert 1932, Miki-Chi, Japan)
  8. BARNBOUGLE DUNES (Tom Doak and Mike Clayton 2004, Bridport, Australia)
  9. CARNOUSTIE GOLF LINKS (CHAMPIONSHIP) (A. Robertson 1842/Old Tom Morris 1872/James Braid 1926, Carnoustie, Scotland)
  10. THE COUNTRY CLUB (CLYDE/SQUIRREL) (Willie Campbell 1895/Alex Campbell 1902, Brookline, MA)
16th Hole at North Berwick (West)
16th Hole at North Berwick (West)

Courses 41-50

  1. Morfontaine Golf Club (Tom Simpson 1927, Mortefontaine, France)
  2. ROYAL BIRKDALE (George Low Jr. 1889/Fred Hawtree 1932, Southport, England)
  3. SOMERSET HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (A.W. Tillinghast 1918, Bernardsville, NJ)
  4. CABOT CLIFFS (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 2016, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  5. GARDEN CITY GOLF CLUB (Devereux Emmet 1899, Garden City, NY)
  6. SOUTHERN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (Perry Maxwell 1936, Tulsa, OK)
  7. NEW SOUTH WALES GOLF CLUB (Alister MacKenzie 1928/Eric Apperly 1947, La Perouse, Australia)
  8. CALIFORNIA GOLF CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO (A. Vernon Macon 1926/Alister MacKenzie 1928/Kyle Phillips 2007, South San Francisco, CA)
  9. SHOREACRES (Seth Raynor 1921, Lake Bluff, IL)
  10. SWINLEY FOREST (H.S. Colt 1910, South Ascot, England)
17th Hole at Cabot Cliffs
17th Hole at Cabot Cliffs

Courses 51-60

  1. CAPE KIDNAPPERS (Tom Doak 2004, Te Awanga, New Zealand)
  2. BETHPAGE STATE PARK (BLACK) (A.W. Tillinghast and Joseph H. Burbeck 1936, Farmingdale, NY)
  3. PORTMARNOCK GOLF CLUB (OLD) (W.C. Pickerman/George Ross/Mungo Park 1894/George Coburn 1896, Portmarnock, Ireland)
  4. BALLYNEAL GOLF CLUB (Tom Doak 2005, Holyoke, CO)
  5. St. Patrick's Links (Tom Doak 2021, Carrickart, Donegal, Ireland)
  6. MAIDSTONE CLUB (Willie Park Jr. and Jack Park 1924, East Hampton, NY)
  7. BALTUSROL (LOWER) (A.W. Tillinghast 1922, Springfield, NJ)
  8. CAMARGO CLUB (Seth Raynor 1921, Indian Hill, OH)
  9. ROYAL TROON GOLF CLUB (OLD) (Willie Fernie 1887, Troon, Scotland)
  10. KIAWAH ISLAND (OCEAN) (Pete Dye 1991, Kiawah Island, SC)
18th Hole at Cape Wickham Golf Links
18th Hole at Cape Wickham Golf Links

Courses 61-70

  1. WOODHALL SPA (HOTCHKIN) (Harry Vardon 1905/H.S. Colt 1912/S.V. Hotchkin 1926, Woodhall Spa, England)
  2. Kawana Resort (Fuji) (C.H. Alison/Kinya Fujita 1936, Ito-Shi, Japan)
  3. CRUDEN BAY GOLF CLUB (Tom Simpson 1926, Cruden Bay, Scotland)
  4. SUNNINGDALE GOLF CLUB (NEW) (H.S. Colt 1922, Sunningdale, England)
  5. INVERNESS CLUB (Donald Ross 1919, Toledo OH)
  6. RYE GOLF CLUB (OLD) (H.S. Colt 1895/Tom Simpson, Herbert Tippet, and Guy Campbell 1907, Camber, England)
  7. ROYAL LYTHAM & ST. ANNES (George Low Jr. 1897, Lytham St. Annes, England)
  8. WINGED FOOT GOLF CLUB (EAST) (A.W. Tillinghast, Mamaroneck, NY)
  9. PRESTWICK GOLF CLUB (Old Tom Morris 1851/1883, Prestwick, Scotland)
  10. CAPE WICKHAM GOLF LINKS (Mike DeVries and Darius Oliver 2015, King Island, Australia)
12th Hole at Dunes (Diamante)
12th Hole at Dunes (Diamante)

Courses 71-80

  1. SLEEPY HOLLOW COUNTRY CLUB (C.B. Macdonald and Seth Raynor 1911/A.W. Tillinghast 1928, Briarcliff Manor, NY)
  2. Myopia Hunt Club (Herbert Leeds 1896, South Hamilon, MA)
  3. Ohoopee Match Club (Gil Hanse 2018, Cobbtown, GA)
  4. Ardfin (Bob Harrison 2017, Isle of Jura, Scotland)
  5. CASA DE CAMPO (TEETH OF THE DOG) (Pete Dye 1971, La Romana, Dominican Republic)
  6. OAK HILL COUNTRY CLUB (EAST) (Donald Ross 1921/Andrew Green 2020, Rochester, NY)
  7. CASTLE STUART GOLF LINKS (Gil Hanse & Mark Parsinen 2009, Inverness, Scotland)
  8. CABOT LINKS (Rod Whitman 2012, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  9. ROYAL LIVERPOOL GOLF CLUB (George Morris 1869, Hoylake, England)
  10. BANDON DUNES GOLF COURSE (David McLay Kidd 1999, Bandon, OR)
13th Hole at Kingsbarns Golf Links
13th Hole at Kingsbarns Golf Links

Courses 81-90

  1. KINGSBARNS GOLF LINKS (Kyle Phillips 1999, St Andrews, Scotland)
  3. Ellerston Golf Club (Greg Norman and Bob Harrison 2001, Hunter Valley, Australia)
  4. ROCK CREEK CATTLE COMPANY (Tom Doak 2008, Deer Lodge, MT)
  5. MUIRFIELD VILLAGE GOLF CLUB (Jack Nicklaus and Desmond Muirhead 1974, Dublin, OH)
  6. Koninklijke Haagsche (Royal Hague) (C.H. Alison & J.S.F. Morrison 1938, Wassenaar, The Netherlands)
  7. QUAKER RIDGE GOLF CLUB (A.W. Tillinghast 1918, Scarsdale, NY)
  8. ST. GEORGE'S HILL GOLF CLUB (BLUE & RED) (H.S. Colt 1913, Weybridge, England)
  9. Yeamans Hall (Seth Raynor 1925, Hanahan, SC)
  10. PEACHTREE GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones and Bobby Jones 1947, Atlanta, GA)
15th Hole at Barnbougle Lost Farm
15th Hole at Barnbougle Lost Farm

Courses 91-100

  1. BANDON TRAILS (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 2005, Bandon, OR)
  2. Old Town Club (Perry Maxwell 1939, Winston-Salem, NC)
  3. The Club at Nine Bridges Golf Club (Ron Fream & David Dale 2001, Jeje Island, South Korea)
  4. ROYAL MELBOURNE GOLF CLUB (EAST) (Alex Russell 1932, Black Rock, Australia)
  5. De Pan Golf Club (Utrechtse) (H.S. Colt 1929, Utrecht, The Netherlands)
  6. THE OLYMPIC CLUB (LAKE) (Sam Whiting 1928, San Francisco, CA)
  7. Le Bordes (New) (Gil Hanse/Jim Wagner 2021, Saint-Laurent-Nouan, France)
  8. DIAMANTE (DUNES) (Davis Love III and Mark Love 2010/Paul Cowley 2016, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico)
  9. ST. GEROGE'S GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB (Stanley Thompson 1929, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada)
  10. THE GOLF CLUB (Pete Dye 1967, New Albany, OH)
5th Hole at Rock Creek Cattle Company
5th Hole at Rock Creek Cattle Company

Dropped from previous list

  • TPC SAWGRASS (PLAYERS STADIUM) (Pete Dye 1981, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)
  • YALE UNIVERSITY GOLF COURSE (C.B. Macdonald/Seth Raynor 1926, New Haven, CT)
  • BARNBOUGLE LOST FARM (Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw 2010, Bridport, Tasmania, Australia)
  • WALTON HEATH GOLF CLUB (OLD) (Herbert Fowler 1904, Tadworth, England)
  • Machrihanish Golf Club (Charles Hunter 1876/Old Tom Morris 1879, Machrihanish, Scotland)
  • WATERVILLE GOLF LINKS (Eddie Hackett 1973, Waterville, Ireland)
  • TRUMP INTERNATIONAL GOLF LINKS (Martin Hawtree 2012, Aberdeen, Scotland)
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