Whispering Pines Golf Club

Trinity, Texas

Rankings

Golfweek magazine's Top 100 Public Golf Courses You Can Play in the U.S.

Golfweek magazine's list for the "everyday" man where only public access courses are features. Courses in BOLD have been played by Billy; a total of 72 so far. Courses in italics are scheduled to played this year.

Top 10 Public Courses

  1. PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS (Jack Neville and Douglas Grant 1919/H. Chandler Egan 1929, Pebble Beach, CA)
  2. PACIFIC DUNES GOLF COURSE (Tom Doak 2001, Bandon, OR)
  3. PINEHURST RESORT (NO. 2) (Donald Ross 1907, Pinehurst, N.C.)
  4. OLD MACDONALD (Tom Doak 2010, Bandon, OR)
  5. WHISTLING STRAITS RESORT (STRAITS) (Pete Dye 1998, Haven, WI)
  6. BANDON DUNES GOLF COURSE (David McLay Kidd 1999, Bandon, OR)
  7. SHADOW CREEK GOLF CLUB (Tom Fazio 1990, North Las Vegas, NV)
  8. BETHPAGE STATE PARK (BLACK) (A.W. Tillinghast and Joseph H. Burbeck 1936, Farmingdale, NY)
  9. KIAWAH ISLAND (OCEAN) (Pete Dye 1991, Kiawah Island, SC)
  10. BANDON TRAILS (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 2005, Bandon, OR)
6th Hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links
6th Hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links

Courses 11-20

  1. TPC SAWGRASS (STADIUM PLAYERS) (Pete Dye 1981, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)
  2. PASATIEMPO GOLF CLUB (Alister MacKenzie 1929, Santa Cruz, CA)
  3. MAMMOTH DUNES (David McLay Kidd 2018, Nekoosa, WI)
  4. SPYGLASS HILL GOLF COURSE (Robert Trent Jones 1966, Pebble Beach, CA)
  5. SAND VALLEY (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 2017, Nekoosa, WI)
  6. STREAMSONG RESORT (RED) (Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw 2013, Streamsong, FL)
  7. STREAMSONG RESORT (BLACK) (Gil Hanse 2017, Streamsong, FL)
  8. GAMBLE SANDS (David McLay Kidd 2014, Brewster, WA)
  9. ARCADIA BLUFFS GOLF CLUB (Rick Smith and Warren Henderson 2000, Arcadia, MI)
  10. KAPALUA RESORT (PLANTATION) (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 1991, Kapalua, Maui, HI)
5th Hole at Bandon Trails
5th Hole at Bandon Trails

Courses 21-30

  1. Sweetens Cove (Tad King and Rob Collins, South Pittsburg, TN)
  2. CHAMBERS BAY GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 2007, University Place, WA)
  3. HARBOUR TOWN GOLF LINKS (Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus 1969, Hilton Head Island, SC)
  4. THE GOLF COURSES OF LAWSONIA (LINKS) (William Langford and Theodore Moreau 1929, Green Lake, WI)
  5. STREAMSONG RESORT (BLUE) (Tom Doak 2013, Streamsong, FL)
  6. Fallen Oak Golf Club at Beau Rivage Resrot (Tom Fazio 2006, Saucier, MS)
  7. MANELE GOLF COURSE (Jack Nicklaus 1993, Lanai City, HI)
  8. OMNI HOMESTEAD (CASCADES) (William Flynn 1923, Hot Springs, VA)
  9. KARSTEN CREEK (Tom Fazio 1994, Stillwater, OK)
  10. Marquette Golf Club (Greywalls) (Mike DeVries 2005, Marquette, MI)
11th Hole at Sea Island (Seaside)
11th Hole at Sea Island (Seaside)

Courses 31-40

  1. Forest Dunes - The Loop (Red and Black) (Tom Doak 2016, Roscommon, MI)*
  2. SILVIES VALLEY RANCH (HANKINS) (Dan Hixson 2017, Seneca, OR)
  3. Pinehurst No. 4 (Gil Hanse 2018 remodel, Pinehurst, NC)
  4. SEA ISLAND GOLF CLUB (SEASIDE) (Colt and Alison 1928, St. Simons Island, GA)
  5. BLACKWOLF RUN (RIVER) (Pete Dye 1990, Kohler, WI)
  6. ERIN HILLS GOLF COURSE (Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry and Ron Whitten 2006, Erin, WI)
  7. Mossy Oak (Gil Hanse 2016, West Point, MS)
  8. WILD HORSE GOLF CLUB (Dan Proctor and Dave Axland 1999, Gothenburg, NE)
  9. THE PRAIRIE CLUB (DUNES) (Tom Lehman and Chris Brands 2010, Valentine, NE)
  10. SILVIES VALLEY RANCH (CRADDOCK) (Dan Hixson 2017, Seneca, OR)
12th Hole at Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club
12th Hole at Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club

Courses 41-50

  1. MID PINES INN AND GOLF CLUB (Donald Ross 1921, Southern Pines, NC)
  2. THE HIGHLAND COURSE AT PRIMLAND (Donald Steel 2006, Meadows of Dan, VA)
  3. WINE VALLEY (Dan Hixson 2009, Walla Walla, WA)
  4. PAA-KO RIDGE GOLF CLUB (Ken Dye 2000, Sandia Park, NM)
  5. DORMIE CLUB (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 2010, West End, NC)
  6. WORLD WOODS GOLF CLUB (PINE BARRENS) (Brooksville, FL)
  7. May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff (Jack Nicklaus 2004, Bluffton, SC)
  8. THE DUNES GOLF AND BEACH CLUB (Myrtle Beach, SC)
  9. THE GOLF CLUB AT REDLANDS MESA (Jim Engh 2001, Grand Junction, CO)
  10. THE GREENBRIER (OLD WHITE TPC) (C.B. Macdonald 1914, White Sulphur Springs, WV)
11th Hole at We-Ko-Pa (Cholla)
11th Hole at We-Ko-Pa (Cholla)

Courses 51-60

  1. Rams Hill (Tom Fazio 2007, Borrego Springs, CA)
  2. PINE NEEDLES LODGE AND GOLF CLUB (Southern Pines, NC)
  3. Links of North Dakota at Red Mike Resort (Stephen Kay 1994, Williston, ND)
  4. Torrey Pines Golf Course (South) (William Bell Sr. 1957/Rees Jones 2001, La Jolla, CA)
  5. FOREST DUNES GOLF CLUB (Tom Weiskopf 2002, Roscommon, MI)
  6. SAND HOLLOW RESORT (CHAMPIONSHIP) (John Fought 2008, Hurricane, UT)
  7. Old Waverly Golf Club (Jerry Pate and Bob Cupp 1988, West Point, MS)
  8. RUSTIC CANYON GOLF COURSE (Gil Hanse, Jim Wagner and Geoff Shackelford 2001, Moorpark, CA)
  9. COG HILL GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB (NO. 4 DUBSDREAD) (Lemont, IL)
  10. CALEDONIA GOLF AND FISH CLUB (Mike Strantz 1994, Pawleys Island, SC)
16th Hole at Golden Horseshoe Resort (Gold)
16th Hole at Golden Horseshoe Resort (Gold)

Courses 61-70

  1. WHISTLING STRAITS (IRISH) (Pete Dye 2000, Sheboygan, WI)
  2. THE PETE DYE COURSE AT FRENCH LICK RESORT (Pete Dye 2009, French Lick, IN)
  3. THE QUARRY AT GIANTS RIDGE (Jeff Brauer 2003, Biwabik, MN)
  4. Black Diamond Ranch (Quarry) (Tom Fazio 1987, Lecanto, FL)
  5. WE-KO-PA GOLF CLUB (SAGUARO) (Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw 2006, Fort McDowell, AZ)
  6. Keswick Hall and Golf Club (Full Cry) (Pete Dye 2014, Keswick, VA)
  7. Trump National Doral (Blue Monster) (Dick Wilson 1961/Gil Hanse 2014, Miami, FL)
  8. ATLANTIC CITY COUNTRY CLUB (Reid Park Jr. 1897/Tom Doak 1999, Atlantic City, NJ)
  9. Linville Golf Club (Donald Ross 1928, Linville, NC)
  10. Cape Cod National (Brian Silva 1998, Brewster, MA)
1st Hole at French Lick Resort (Dye)
1st Hole at French Lick Resort (Dye)

Courses 71-80

  1. BULLE ROCK (Pete Dye 1998, Havre de Grace, MD)
  2. Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point (Jack Nicklaus 2015, Bronx, NY)
  3. GOLDEN HORSESHOE GOLF CLUB (GOLD) (Williamsburg, VA)
  4. CASCATA GOLF CLUB (Rees Jones 2000, Boulder City, NV)
  5. CORDEVALLE GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1999, San Martin, CA)
  6. TETHEROW GOLF CLUB (David McLay Kidd in 2008, Bend, OR)
  7. QUINTERO GOLF CLUB (Rees Jones 2000, Peoria, AZ)
  8. PRONGHORN GOLF CLUB (NICKLAUS) (Jack Nicklaus 2004, Bend, OR)
  9. The Rawls Course at Texas Tech (Tom Doak 2003, Lubbock, TX)
  10. Black Jack's Crossing (Lanny Wadkins 2012, Lajitas, TX)
16th Hole at SentryWorld
16th Hole at SentryWorld

Courses 81-90

  1. Bay Hill Club & Lodge (Dick Wilson 1961/Arnold Palmer 2009, Orlando, FL)
  2. Pine Dunes Resort & Golf Club (Jay Morrish 2001, Frankston, TX)
  3. THE BROADMOOR GOLF CLUB (EAST) (Donald Ross 1918/Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1952, Colorado Springs, CO)
  4. TOBACCO ROAD GOLF CLUB (Mike Strantz 1998, Sanford, NC)
  5. MAKAI GOLF CLUB (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1971/2010, Princeville, Kauai, HI)
  6. THE WILDERNESS AT FORTUNE BAY (Jeff Bauer 2004, Tower, MN)
  7. MAUNA KEA GOLF COURSE (Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1964/Rees Jones 2008, Kohala Coast, HI)
  8. Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain (Saguaro/Tortolita) (Jack Nicklaus and Chet Williams 2009, Marana, AZ)
  9. Buffalo Ridge Springs (Tom Fazio 1999, Hollister, MO)
  10. SALISH CLIFFS (Gene Bates 2011, Shelton, WA)
17th Hole at Hammock Beach (Ocean)
17th Hole at Hammock Beach (Ocean)

Courses 91-100

  1. Wickenburg Ranch (Bill Brownlee 2015, Wickenburg, AZ)
  2. PGA West (TPC Stadium) (Pete Dye 1986, La Quinta, CA)
  3. SENTRYWORLD (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1982, Stevens Point, WI)
  4. FarmLinks at Pursell Farms (Micahel Hurdzan and Dana Fry 2003, Sylacauga, AL)
  5. Gull Lake View Golf Course and Resort (Stoatin Brae) (Tom Doak 2017, Augusta, MI)
  6. Barona Creek (Gary Roger Baird 2001, Lakeside, CA)
  7. WOLF CREEK GOLF CLUB (Dennis Ryder 2000, Mesquite, NV)
  8. INNISBROOK RESORT (COPPERHEAD) (Lawrence Packard and Roger Packard 1972, Palm Harbor, FL)
  9. THE LINKS AT SPANISH BAY (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1987, Pebble Beach, CA)
  10. NEMACOLIN WOODLANDS (MYSTIC ROCK) (Pete Dye 1995, Farmington, PA)
17th Hole at The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa
17th Hole at The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa

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