Royal County Down (Championship Links)

Newcastle, United Kingdom

Rankings

Most Difficult Ratings

Golf handicap gurus know that par has nothing to do with their index and almost everything to do with rating of a course. When you stretch it out to the tips there are some mean courses out there that will test every aspect of your game. Below are the 25 most difficult courses, according to rating, the Gurus have teed it up on.

25 Highest Ratings

  1. French Lick Resort (Pete Dye) (French Lick, IN), 80.0 rating
  2. Rich Harvest Farms (Sugar Grove, IL), 79.1 rating
  3. Promontory Golf Club (Painted Valley - Nicklaus course) (Park City, UT), 78.7 rating
  4. Royal Isabela (Isabela, PR), 78.6 rating
  5. Medinah Country Club No.3 (Medinah, IL), 78.3 rating
  6. Butler National Golf Club (Oak Brook, IL), 78.1 rating
  7. Coco Beach (Championship) (Rio Grande, PR), 77.9 rating
  8. Erin Hills Golf Course (Hartford, WI), 77.9 rating
  9. Waterville Golf Links (Waterville, IE), 77.9 rating
  10. Cog Hill Country Club (Dubsdread) (Lemont, IL), 77.8 rating
French Lick Resort (Pete Dye) (French Lick, IN)
French Lick Resort (Pete Dye) (French Lick, IN)
  1. Crooked Stick Golf Club (Carmel, IN), 77.8 rating
  2. Clear Creek Golf Club (Carson City, NV), 77.6 rating
  3. Valhalla Golf Club (Louisville, KY), 77.6 rating
  4. Oakmont Country Club (Oakmont, PA), 77.5 rating
  5. TPC Craig Ranch (McKinney, TX), 77.5 rating
  6. Castle Pines Golf Club (Castle Rock, CO), 77.4 rating
  7. Trump International Golf Links Scotland (Aberdeen, SCT), 77.4 rating
  8. Kiawah Island (Ocean) (Kiawah Island, SC), 77.3 rating
  9. Sebonack Golf Club (Southampton, NY), 77.3 rating
  10. Kapalua Resort (Plantation) (Lahaina, HI), 77.2 rating
Castle Pines Golf Club (Castle Rock, CO)
Castle Pines Golf Club (Castle Rock, CO)
  1. Karsten Creek Golf Club (Stillwater, OK), 77.2 rating
  2. Bull Valley Golf Club (Woodstock, IL), 77.2 rating
  3. Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands) (Johns Creek, GA), 77.0 rating
  4. Carnoustie Golf Course (Championship) (Carnoustie, SCT), 77 SSS
  5. Dallas National Golf Club (Dallas, TX), 77.0 rating
  6. Sycamore Hills Golf Club (Fort Wayne, IN), 77.0 rating
  7. Trump Turnberry (Ailsa) (Turnberry, SCT), 77 SSS
  8. Victoria National Golf Club (Newburgh, IN), 77.0 rating
Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands) (Johns Creek, GA)
Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands) (Johns Creek, GA)

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