Black Mesa Golf Club

Espanola, New Mexico


Golfweek's Top 100 Modern Courses

Offering a distinction between older courses and newer courses, Golfweek's Top 100 Modern Courses list includes courses built after 1960. Below is their current list with an * marking the public access courses. Courses in BOLD have been played by Billy; a total of 79 so far. Courses in italics are scheduled to played this year.

Top 10 Courses

  1. SAND HILLS GOLF CLUB (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 1994, Mullen, NE)
  2. PACIFIC DUNES GOLF COURSE (Tom Doak 2001, Bandon, OR)*
  3. Friar's Head Golf Club (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 2002, Riverhead, NY)
  4. BALLYNEAL GOLF CLUB (Tom Doak 2005, Holyoke, CO)
  5. Ohoopee Match Club (Gil Hanse 2018, Cobbtown, GA)
  6. Wade Hampton Golf Club (Tom Fazio 1988, Cashiers, NC)
  7. OLD MACDONALD (Tom Doak 2010, Bandon, OR)*
  8. SEBONACK GOLF CLUB (Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak 2006, Southampton, NY)
  10. BANDON DUNES GOLF COURSE (David McLay Kidd 1999, Bandon, OR)*
8th Hole at Whistling Straits (Straits)
8th Hole at Whistling Straits (Straits)

Courses 11-20

  1. BANDON TRAILS (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 2005, Bandon, OR)
  2. MUIRFIELD VILLAGE GOLF CLUB (Jack Nicklaus and Desmond Muirhead 1974, Dublin, OH)
  3. SHADOW CREEK GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 1990, North Las Vegas, NV)*
  4. THE OCEAN COURSE AT KIAWAH ISLAND (Pete Dye 1991, Kiawah Island, SC)*
  5. THE ESTANCIA CLUB (Tom Fazio 1995, Scottsdale, AZ)
  6. ROCK CREEK CATTLE COMPANY (Tom Doak 2008, Deer Lodge, MT)
  7. MONTEREY PENINSULA COUNTRY CLUB (SHORE) (Bob Baldock 1961/Mike Strantz 2004, Pebble Beach, CA)
  8. THE GOLF CLUB (Pete Dye 1967, New Albany, OH)
  9. SHEEP RANCH (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 2020, Bandon, OR)
  10. THE HONORS COURSE (Pete Dye 1983, Ooltewah, TN)
18th Hole at Muirfield Village
18th Hole at Muirfield Village

Courses 21-30

  1. Pikewood National (Joan Raese and J. Robert Gwynee 2009, Morgantown, WV)
  2. CALUSA PINES GOLF CLUB (Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry 2001, Naples, FL)
  3. TPC SAWGRASS (PLAYERS STADIUM) (Pete Dye 1981, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)*
  4. Congaree Golf Club (Tom Fazio 2017, Ridgeland, SC)
  5. KINGSLEY CLUB (Mike Devries 2001, Kingsley, MI)
  6. SPYGLASS HILL GOLF COURSE (Robert Trent Jones 1966, Pebble Beach, CA)*
  7. OLD SANDWICH GOLF CLUB (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 2004, Plymoth, MA)
  8. LANDMAND GOLF CLUB (Tad King and Rob Collins 2022, Homer, NE)
  9. COLORADO GOLF CLUB (Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw 2007, Parker, CO)
  10. KINLOCH GOLF CLUB (Lester George and Vinny Giles 2001, Manakin-Sabot, VA)
16th Hole at Calusa Pines
16th Hole at Calusa Pines

Courses 31-40

  1. WHISPERING PINES GOLF CLUB (Chet Williams 2000, Trinty, TX)
  2. BOSTON GOLF CLUB (Gil Hanse 2005, Hingham, MA)
  3. MANELE GOLF COURSE (Jack Nicklaus 1993, Lanai, HI)*
  4. GOZZER RANCH GOLF AND LAKE CLUB (Tom Fazio 2007, Harrison, ID)
  5. MAMMOTH DUNES (David McLay Kidd 2018, Nekoosa, WI)*
  6. SAND VALLEY (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 2017, Nekoosa, WI)*
  7. STREAMSONG RESORT (RED) (Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw 2013, Streamsong, FL)*
  8. DALLAS NATIONAL GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 2002, Dallas, TX)
  9. KAPALUA RESORT (PLANTATION) (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 1991, Kapalua, Maui, HI)*
  10. DISMAL RIVER CLUB (RED) (Tom Doak 2013, Mullen, NE)
15th Hole at Gozzer Ranch
15th Hole at Gozzer Ranch

Courses 41-50

  1. CHAMBERS BAY GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones Jr./Bruce Charlton 2007, University Place, WA)*
  2. BUTLER NATIONAL GOLF CLUB (George Fazio and Tom Fazio 1974, Oak Brook, IL)
  3. DUNES CLUB (Dick Nugent 1995, New Buffalo, MI)
  4. PETE DYE GOLF CLUB (Pete Dye 1994, Bridgeport, WV)
  5. ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1991, Lake Manassas, VA)
  6. SPRING HILL GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 1999, Orono, MN)
  7. GAMBLE SANDS (David McLay Kidd 2014, Brewster, WA)*
  8. GALLOWAY NATIONAL GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 1995, Galloway Township, NJ)
  9. VICTORIA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 1998, Newburgh, IN)
  10. OAK TREE NATIONAL GOLF CLUB (Pete Dye 1975, Edmond, OK)
9th Hole at Chambers Bay
9th Hole at Chambers Bay

Courses 51-60

  1. DESERT FOREST GOLF CLUB (Red Lawrence 1962, Carefree, AZ)
  2. Martis Camp Club (Tom Fazio 2007, Truckee, CA)
  3. STREAMSONG RESORT (BLUE) (Tom Doak 2013, Streamsong, FL)*
  4. Diamond Creek Golf Club (Tom Fazio 2003, Banner Elk, NC)
  5. CASTLE PINES GOLF CLUB (Jack Nicklaus 1981, Castle Rock, CO)
  6. STREAMSONG RESORT (BLACK) (Gil Hanse 2017, Streamsong, FL)*
  7. SUTTON BAY (Graham Marsh 2014, Agar, SD)
  8. SHOOTING STAR GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 2009, Teton Village, WY)
  9. HARBOUR TOWN GOLF LINKS (Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus 1969, Hilton Head Island, SC)*
  10. Quail Hollow Club (George Cobb 1961/Tom Fazio 2003, Charlotte, NC)
6th Hole at Olde Farm
6th Hole at Olde Farm

Courses 61-70

  1. BAYONNE GOLF CLUB (Eric Bergstol 2006, Bayonne, NJ)
  2. Shelter Harbor Golf Club (Dana Fry/Michael Hurdzan 2005, Westerly, RI)
  3. Long Cove Club (Pete Dye 1982, Hilton Head Island, SC)*
  4. ARCADIA BLUFFS GOLF CLUB (Rick Smith and Warren Henderson 2000, Arcadia, MI)*
  5. ERIN HILLS (Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry, and Ron Whitten 2006, Hartford, WI)*
  6. VALHALLA GOLF CLUB (Jack Nicklaus 1986, Louisville, KY)
  7. CROOKED STICK GOLF CLUB (Pete Dye and Alice Dye 1964, Carmel, IN)
  8. Sage Valley Golf Club (Tom Fazio 2001, Graniteville, SC)
  9. BLUEJACK NATIONAL (Tiger Woods 2016, Montgomery, TX)
  10. Grandfather Golf and CC (Ellis Mapes 1968, Linville, NC)
17th Hole at Manele
17th Hole at Manele

Courses 71-80

  1. Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club (Tom Fazio 2007, Cashiers, NC)
  2. John's Island Club (West) (Tom Fazio 1989, Vero Beach, FL)
  3. HUDSON NATIONAL GOLF CLUB (Tom FAzio 1996, Croton-on-Hudson, NY)
  4. FALLEN OAK GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 2006, Saucier, MS)*
  5. SEA ISLAND GOLF CLUB (SEASIDE) (H.S. Colt and Charles H. Alison 1929/Joe Lee 1970/Tom Fazio 2000, St. Simons Island, GA)*
  6. HAZELTINE NATIONAL GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones 1962, Chaska, MN)
  7. OLDE FARM GOLF CLUB (Bobby Weed 2001, Bristol, VA)
  8. MAYACAMA GOLF CLUB (Jack Nicklaus 2001, Santa Rosa, CA)
  9. Double Eagle Golf Club (Tom Weiskopf/Jay Morrish 1991, Galena, OH)
  10. Secession Golf Club (Bruce Devlin 1992, Gibbes Island, SC)
17th Hole at The Quarry at La Quinta
17th Hole at The Quarry at La Quinta

Courses 81-90

  1. SHOAL CREEK CLUB (Jack Nicklaus 1977, Shoal Creek, AL)
  2. KARSTEN CREEK GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 1994, Stillwater, OK)*
  3. Jupiter Hills Club (Hills) (George Fazio 2010, Tequesta, FL)
  4. SWEETENS COVE (Rob Collins and Tad Kind 2015, South Pittsburg, TN)
  5. HARVESTER GOLF CLUB (Keith Foster 2000, Rhodes, IA)
  6. The Bear's Club (Jack Nicklaus 1999, Jupiter, FL)
  7. PRAIRIE CLUB (DUNES) (Tom Lehman 2010, Valentine, NE)
  8. PRIMLAND RESORT (HIGHLAND) (Donald Steel 2006, Meadows of Dan, VA)
  9. Medalist Golf Club (Pete Dye & Greg Norman & Bobby Weed 1995, Hobe Sound, FL)
  10. EAGLE POINT GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 2000, Wilmington, NC)
16th Hole at Hazeltine National Golf Club
16th Hole at Hazeltine National Golf Club

Courses 91-100

  1. BLACK SHEEP GOLF CLUB (David Ester 2002, Sugar Grove, IL)
  2. TRIBUTARY (David McLay Kidd 2009, Driggs, ID)
  3. PINEHURST NO. 4 (Gil Hanse 2018 remodel, Pinehurst, NC)*
  4. FLINT HILLS NATIONAL GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 1997, Andover, KS)
  5. Austin Golf Club (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 2001, Austin, TX)
  6. TRADITION GOLF CLUB (Arnold Palmer 1997, La Quinta, CA)
  7. OCEAN FOREST GOLF CLUB (Rees Jones 1994, Sea Island, GA)
  8. McArthur Golf Club (Tom Fazio & Nick Price 2002, Hobe Sound, FL)
  9. Naples National Golf Club (Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry 1992, Naples, FL)
  10. BOOT RANCH GOLF CLUB (Hal Sutton & Jim Lipe 2006, Fredericksburg, TX)
17th Hole at Tradition at La Quinta
17th Hole at Tradition at La Quinta

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