Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands)

Johns Creek, Georgia

Rankings

Golfweek's Top 100 Classic Courses

Offering a distinction between older courses and newer courses, Golfweek's Top 100 Classic Courses list includes courses built prior to 1960. Below is their current list with an * marking the public access courses. Courses in BOLD have been played by Billy; a total of 70 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. MERION GOLF CLUB (EAST) (Hugh Wilson 1912, Ardmore, PA)
  8. CHICAGO GOLF CLUB (C.B. MacDonald 1894/Seth Raynor 1923, Wheaton, IL)
  9. PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS (Jack Neville and Douglas Grant 1919/H. Chandler Egan 1929, Pebble Beach, CA)*
  10. FISHERS ISLAND CLUB (Seth Raynor and Charles Banks 1926, Fishers Island, NY)
15th Hole at Cypress Point Golf Club
15th Hole at Cypress Point Golf Club

Courses 11-20

  1. PRAIRIE DUNES COUNTRY CLUB (Perry Maxwell 1937/Press Maxwell 1957, Hutchinson, KS)
  2. Seminole Golf Club (Donald Ross 1923, Juno Beach, FL)
  3. LOS ANGELES COUNTRY CLUB (NORTH) (George C. Thomas Jr. 1921, Los Angeles, CA)
  4. CRYSTAL DOWNS COUNTRY CLUB (Alister MacKenzie and Perry Maxwell 1931, Frankfort, MI)
  5. WINGED FOOT GOLF CLUB (WEST) (A.W. Tillinghast 1923, Mamaroneck, NY)
  6. PINEHURST RESORT (NO. 2) (Donald Ross 1907, Pinehurst, N.C.)*
  7. SAN FRANCISCO GOLF CLUB (A.W. Tillinghast 1918, San Francisco, CA)
  8. RIVIERA COUNTRY CLUB (George C. Thomas Jr. and William P. Bell 1926, Pacific Palisades, CA)
  9. SHOREACRES (Seth Raynor 1921, Lake Bluff, IL)
  10. PEACHTREE GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones and Bobby Jones 1947, Atlanta, GA)
9th Hole at Crystal Downs
9th Hole at Crystal Downs

Courses 21-30

  1. SOMERSET HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (A.W. Tillinghast 1918, Bernardsville, NJ)
  2. Old Town Club (Perry Maxwell 1939, Winston-Salem, NC)
  3. OAKLAND HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (SOUTH) (Donald Ross 1918/Robert Trent Jones 1950, Bloomfield Hills, MI)
  4. THE COUNTRY CLUB (COMPOSITE) (Willie Campbell 1895/Alex Campbell 1902, Brookline, MA)
  5. MAIDSTONE CLUB (Willie Park Jr. and Jack Park 1924, East Hampton, NY)
  6. CAMARGO CLUB (Seth Raynor 1921, Indian Hill, OH)
  7. BETHPAGE STATE PARK (BLACK) (A.W. Tillinghast and Joseph H. Burbeck 1936, Farmingdale, NY)*
  8. GARDEN CITY GOLF CLUB (Devereux Emmet 1899, Garden City, NY)
  9. PLAINFIELD COUNTRY CLUB (Donald Ross 1921, Plainfield, NJ)
  10. QUAKER RIDGE GOLF CLUB (A.W. Tillinghast 1918, Scarsdale, NY)
12th Hole at Shoreacres
12th Hole at Shoreacres

Courses 31-40

  1. WINGED FOOT GOLF CLUB (EAST) (A.W. Tillinghast, Mamaroneck, NY)
  2. MYOPIA HUNT CLUB (Herbert Leeds 1896, Hamilton, MA)
  3. CALIFORNIA GOLF CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO (A. Vernon Macon 1926/Alister MacKenzie 1928/Kyle Phillips 2007, South San Francisco, CA)
  4. PASATIEMPO GOLF CLUB (Alister MacKenzie 1929, Santa Cruz, CA)*
  5. Yeamans Hall Club (Seth Raynor 1925, Charleston, SC)
  6. BALTUSROL GOLF CLUB (LOWER) (A.W. Tillinghast 1922, Springfield, NJ)
  7. Valley Club of Montecito (Alister MacKenzie/Robert Hunter 1929, Santa Barbara, CA)
  8. Philadelphia Cricket Club (Wissahickon) (A.W. Tillinghast 1922, Flourtown, PA)
  9. THE OLYMPIC CLUB (LAKE) (Sam Whiting 1928, San Francisco, CA)
  10. PIPING ROCK GOLF CLUB (C.B. Macdonald/Seth Raynor 1913, Locust Valley, NY)
14th Hole at Baltimore Country Club (East)
14th Hole at Baltimore Country Club (East)

Courses 41-50

  1. SOUTHERN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (Perry Maxwell 1936, Tulsa, OK)
  2. OAK HILL COUNTRY CLUB (EAST) (Donald Ross 1925, Rochester, NY)
  3. EASTWARD HO! (Herbert Fowler 1922, Chatham, MA)
  4. SLEEPY HOLLOW COUNTRY CLUB (C.B. Macdonald and Seth Raynor 1914/Gil Hanse 2010, Scarborough-on-Hudson, NY)
  5. ESSEX COUNTY CLUB (Donald Ross 1917, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA)
  6. BALTIMORE COUNTRY CLUB (EAST) (A.W. Tillinghast 1926, Timonium, MD)
  7. INVERNESS CLUB (Donald Ross 1919/Tom and George Fazio 1978, Toledo OH)
  8. MILWAUKEE COUNTRY CLUB (H.S. Colt and C.H. Alison 1929, River Hills, WI)
  9. KITTANSETT CLUB (William Flynn and Frederic Hood 1922, Marion, MA)
  10. Newport Country Club (Donald Ross 1915/A.W. Tillinghast 1924, Newport, RI)
12th Hole at Milwaukee Country Club
12th Hole at Milwaukee Country Club

Courses 51-60

  1. Beverly Country Club (George O'Neil/Tom Bendelow 1908, Donald Ross redesign 1918, Chicago, IL)
  2. Ridgewood Country Club (Championship) (A.W. Tillinghast 1929, Paramus, NJ)
  3. WANNAMOISETT COUNTRY CLUB (Donald Ross 1916, Rumford, RI)
  4. ST. LOUIS COUNTRY CLUB (Charles Blair Macdonald/Seth Raynor 1914, St. Louis, MO)
  5. MONTEREY PENINSULA COUNTRY CLUB (DUNES) (Seth Raynor 1926, Charles Banks and Robert Hunter, Pebble Beach, CA)
  6. Hollywood Golf Club (Walter Travis 1913, Deal, NJ)
  7. SCIOTO COUNTRY CLUB (Donald Ross 1916, Columbus, OH)
  8. Old Elm Club (Harry S. Colt and Donald Ross 1913, Fort Sheridan, IL)
  9. Bel-Air Country Club (William P. Bell and George C. Thomas Jr. 1927, Los Angeles, CA)
  10. YALE GOLF COURSE (C.B. Macdonald/Seth Raynor 1926, New Haven, CT)
15th Hole at Sleepy Hollow Country Club
15th Hole at Sleepy Hollow Country Club

Courses 61-70

  1. THE CREEK CLUB (Charles Blair Macdonald and Seth Raynor 1925, Locust Valley, NY)
  2. LAWSONIA GOLF CLUB (LINKS) (William B. Langford and Theodore J. Moreau, Green Lake, WI)*
  3. FOX CHAPEL GOLF CLUB (Seth Raynor and Charles Banks 1925, Pittsburgh, PA)
  4. BALTUSROL GOLF CLUB (UPPER) (A.W. Tillinghast 1922, Springfield, NJ)
  5. OLYMPIA FIELDS COUNTRY CLUB (NORTH) (Willie Park Jr. 1922, Olympia Fields, IL)
  6. INTERLACHEN COUNTRY CLUB (Willie Watson 1911/Donald Ross 1921, Edina, MN)
  7. Augusta Country Club (Donald Ross 1927, Augusta, GA)
  8. ARONIMINK GOLF CLUB (Donald Ross 1928, Newtown Square, PA)
  9. Mountain Lake Country Club (Seth Raynor 1917, Lake Wales, FL)
  10. Brookside Country Club (Donald Ross 1922, Canton, OH)
13th Hole at The Golf Courses at Lawsonia (Links)
13th Hole at The Golf Courses at Lawsonia (Links)

Courses 71-80

  1. CHERRY HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (William Flynn 1923, Englewood, CO)
  2. Lancaster Country Club (William S. Flynn 1920/David and William Gordon 1959, Lancaster, PA)
  3. MORAINE COUNTRY CLUB (Alex Campbell 1936 - Dick Wilson and Keith Foster, Dayton, OH)
  4. DAVENPORT COUNTRY CLUB (H.S. Colt and C.H. Alison 1924, Pleasant Valley, IA)
  5. MEDINAH COUNTRY CLUB (NO. 3) (Tom Bendelow 1928/Roger Packard 1986/Rees Jones 2011, Medinah, IL)
  6. Canterbury Golf Club (Herbert Strong 1922, Beachwood, OH)
  7. White Bear Yacht Club (Donald Ross 1916, White Bear Lake, MN)
  8. Franklin Hills Country Club (Donald Ross 1926, Franklin, MI)
  9. FENWAY GOLF CLUB (A.W. Tillinghast 1924, Scarsdale, NY)
  10. St. George's Golf and Country Club (Devereux Emmet 1917, Setauket, NY)
16th Hole at Moraine Country Club
16th Hole at Moraine Country Club

Courses 81-90

  1. Roaring Gap Golf Club (Donald Ross 1926, Roaring Gap, NC)
  2. Sankaty Head Golf Club (H. Emerson Armstrong 1921, Siasconset, MA)
  3. Whitinsville Golf Club (Donald Ross 1923, Whitinsville, MA)
  4. LAUREL VALLEY GOLF CLUB (Dick Wilson 1959, Ligonier, PA)
  5. Glens Falls Country Club (Donald Ross 1912, Queensbury, NY)
  6. COLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB (John Bredemus 1935/Perry Maxwell 1940, Fort Worth, TX)
  7. Country Club of Buffalo (Donald Ross 1926, Williamsville, NY)
  8. CEDAR RAPIDS COUNTRY CLUB (Donald Ross 1915, Cedar Rapids, IA)
  9. Country Club of Scranton (Walter Travis 1927, Scranton, PA)
  10. Misquamicut Golf Club (Donald Ross 1923, Westerly, RI)
10th Hole at Kirtland Country Club
10th Hole at Kirtland Country Club

Courses 91-100

  1. SALEM COUNTRY CLUB (Donald Ross 1925, Peabody, MA)
  2. EAST LAKE GOLF CLUB (1915 Donald Ross/George Cobb 1960, Atlanta, GA)
  3. Culver Academies Golf Club (William B. Langford and Theodore J. Moreau 1924, Culver, IN)
  4. KIRTLAND COUNTRY CLUB (Charles H. Alison 1921, Willoughby, OH)
  5. MINIKAHDA CLUB (Donald Ross 1907/Willie Watson 1917, Minneapolis, MN)
  6. Country Club of Fairfield (Seth Raynor 1914/A.W. Tillinghast 1925, Fairfield, CT)
  7. SKOKIE COUNTRY CLUB (Tom Bendelow 1904/William B. Langford and Theodore J. Moreau 1938, Glencoe, IL)
  8. NCR COUNTRY CLUB (SOUTH) (Dick Wilson 1954, Kettering, OH)
  9. Charlotte Country Club (Donald Ross 1923/Ron Prichard 2008, Charlotte, NC)
  10. MEADOW CLUB (Alister MacKenzie 1927, Fairfax, CA)
17th Hole at Medinah Country Club No.3
17th Hole at Medinah Country Club No.3

Dropped from the 2021 list

  • Indianwood Country Club (Old) (Walter J. Travis/John Duncan Dunn 1927, Manchester, VT)
  • HOLSTON HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (Donald Ross 1928, Knoxville, TN)
  • Indian Creek Golf Club (William S. Flynn & Howard C. Toomey 1930)
  • Brook Hollow Golf Club (A.W. Tillinghast 1921, Dallas, TX)
  • OMNI HOMESTEAD RESORT (CASCADES) (William S. Flynn 1923, Hot Springs, VA)*
  • CONGRESSIONAL COUNTRY CLUB (BLUE) (Devereux Emmet 1924/Robert Trent Jones 1957/Rees Jones 2008, Bethesda, MD)

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