True Blue Golf Club

Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Rankings

Public United States

The best public golf courses the Golf Course Gurus have played in America.

Top 10 Courses

  1. Pebble Beach Golf Links (Jack Neville and Douglas Grant 1919; Pebble Beach, California)*
  2. Pacific Dunes (Tom Doak 2001; Bandon, Oregon)*
  3. Chambers Bay Golf Club (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 2007; University Place, Washington)*
  4. Bandon Dunes (David McLay Kidd 1999; Bandon, Oregon)*
  5. Prairie Club (Dunes), The (Tom Lehman and Chris Brands 2010; Valentine, Nebraska)*
  6. Landmand Golf Club (Rob Collins and Tad King 2022; Homer, Nebraska)*
  7. Bethpage State Park (Black Course) (A.W. Tillinghast 1936; Farmingdale, New York)*
  8. Kiawah Island Resort (Ocean) (Pete Dye 1991; Johns Island, South Carolina)*
  9. Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club (Warren Henderson and Rick Smith 2000; Arcadia, Michigan)*
  10. Sheep Ranch (Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw 2020; Bandon, Oregon)*
Pebble Beach Golf Links

Courses 11–20

  1. Manele Golf Course (Jack Nicklaus 1993; Lanai, Hawaii)*
  2. Whistling Straits (Straits) (Pete Dye 1998; Sheboygan, Wisconsin)*
  3. Kapalua Plantation (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 1991; Lahaina, Hawaii)*
  4. Tobacco Road Golf Club (Mike Strantz 1998; Sanford, North Carolina)*
  5. Erin Hills Golf Course (Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry, and Ron Whitten 2006; Hartford, Wisconsin)*
  6. Old Macdonald (Tom Doak 2010; Bandon, Oregon)*
  7. Mauna Kea Resort (Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1965; Kohala Coast, Hawaii)*
  8. Bandon Trails (Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore 2005; Bandon, Oregon)*
  9. Lawsonia, The Golf Courses of (Links) (William Langford and Theodore Moreau 1930 (Ron Forse restoration 2014); Green Lake, Wisconsin)*
  10. Mammoth Dunes (David McLay Kidd 2018; Nekoosa, Wisconsin)*
Manele Golf Course

Courses 21–30

  1. Streamsong Resort (Black) (Gil Hanse 2017; Bowling Green, Florida)*
  2. Streamsong Resort (Red) (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 2012; Streamsong, Florida)*
  3. Sand Valley (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 2017; Nekoosa, Wisconsin)*
  4. Sea Island Golf Club (Seaside) (H.S. Colt and Charles Alison 1928/Tom Fazio 1999; St. Simons Island, Georgia)*
  5. Shadow Creek Golf Club (Tom Fazio 1989; North Las Vegas, Nevada)*
  6. TPC Sawgrass (Stadium Players) (Pete Dye 1980; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida)*
  7. Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club (Ken Dye 2000 (Holes 19-27 2005); Sandia Park, New Mexico)*
  8. Pasatiempo Golf Club (Alister MacKenzie 1929; Santa Cruz, California)*
  9. Pinehurst Resort No.2 (Donald Ross 1907 and Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore 2011; Pinehurst, North Carolina)*
  10. Makai Golf Club (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1971, remodeled 2010; Princeville, Hawaii)*
Streamsong Resort (Black)

Courses 31–40

  1. Sand Hollow Resort (John Fought 2008; Hurricane, Utah)*
  2. Mossy Oak Golf Club (Gil Hanse 2016; West Point, Mississippi)*
  3. Primland Resort, The Highland Course at (Donald Steel 2006; Meadows of Dan, Virginia)*
  4. Edgewood Tahoe (George Fazio 1968; Lake Tahoe, Nevada)*
  5. Streamsong Resort (Blue) (Tom Doak 2012; Streamsong, Florida)*
  6. Spyglass Hill Golf Course (Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1966; Pebble Beach, California)*
  7. Giants Ridge (The Quarry) (Jeffrey Bauer 2003; Biwabik, Minnesota)*
  8. Tot Hill Farm Golf (Mike Strantz 2000; Asheboro, North Carolina)*
  9. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill (Judge) (Robert Trent Jones Sr. 2000; Prattville, Alabama)*
  10. Pronghorn Golf Club (Nicklaus) (Jack Nicklaus 2004; Bend, Oregon)*
Sand Hollow Resort

Courses 41–50

  1. Wilderness Club (Nick Faldo 2009; Eureka, Montana)*
  2. Wolf Creek Golf Club (Dennis Ryder 2000; Mesquite, Nevada)*
  3. Paynes Valley Golf Course (Tiger Woods 2020; Hollister, Missouri)*
  4. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club (Mike Strantz 1994; Pawleys Island, South Carolina)*
  5. Hokuala, The Ocean Course at (Jack Nicklaus 1998 with renovations 2011 and 2016; Lihue, Hawaii)*
  6. Tidewater Golf Club (Ken Tomlinson 1990; North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)*
  7. True Blue Golf Club (Mike Strantz 1998; Pawleys Island, South Carolina)*
  8. Poipu Bay Golf Club (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1991; Kauai, Hawaii)*
  9. Wine Valley Golf Club (Dan Hixson 2009; Walla Walla, Washington)*
  10. World Woods (Pine Barrens) (Tom Fazio 1993; Brooksville, Florida)*
Wilderness Club

Courses 51–60

  1. Gamble Sands (David McLay Kidd 2014; Brewster, Washington)*
  2. TPC Deere Run (D.A. Weibring 2000; Silvis, Illinois)*
  3. Hualalai Golf Club (Nicklaus) (Jack Nicklaus 1996; Kailua-Kona, Hawaii)*
  4. Blackwolf Run (River) (Pete Dye 1998; Kohler, Wisconsin)*
  5. Cascades Golf Course at Omni Homestead Resort (William Flynn 1923; Hot Springs, Virginia)*
  6. Cog Hill Golf and Country Club (Dubsdread) (Dick Wilson 1964 and Rees Jones renovation 2008; Lemont, Illinois)*
  7. Whiskey Creek Golf Club (J. Michael Poellot and Ernie Els 2011; Ijamsville, Maryland)*
  8. Pinehurst Resort No.4 (Donald Ross 1919 - Remodel by Tom Fazio 2000 - Renovation by Gil Hanse 2018; Pinehurst, North Carolina)*
  9. Whistling Straits (Irish) (Pete Dye 2000; Sheboygan, Wisconsin)*
  10. Salish Cliffs Golf Club (Gene Bates 2011; Shelton, Washington)*
Gamble Sands

Courses 61–70

  1. Circling Raven Golf Club (Gene Bates 2003; Worley, Idaho)*
  2. Silvies Valley Ranch (Hankins) (Dan Hixson 2017; Seneca, Oregon)*
  3. Silvies Valley Ranch (Craddock) (Dan Hixson 2017; Seneca, Oregon)*
  4. We-Ko-Pa (Cholla) (Scott Miller 2001; Fort McDowell, Arizona)*
  5. We-Ko-Pa (Saguaro) (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 2006; Fort McDowell, Arizona)*
  6. Shepherd's Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort (Pete Dye 2017; Farmington, Pennsylvania)*
  7. Mystic Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort (Pete Dye 1995; Farmington, Pennsylvania)*
  8. Rams Hill Golf Club (Tom Fazio 2007; Borrego Springs, California)*
  9. Ironbridge Golf Club (Arthur Hills 2003; Glenwood Springs, Colorado)*
  10. Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club (Jim Engh 2004; New Castle, Colorado)*
Circling Raven Golf Club

Courses 71–80

  1. Redlands Mesa, The Golf Club at (Jim Engh 2001; Grand Junction, Colorado)*
  2. Bulle Rock (Pete Dye 1998; Havre de Grace, Maryland)*
  3. Dunes Golf and Beach Club (Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1948, with remodels 1978 and 1993; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)*
  4. Karsten Creek Golf Club (Tom Fazio 1994; Stillwater, Oklahoma)*
  5. Ozarks National Golf Course (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 2019; Hollister, Missouri)*
  6. Buffalo Ridge Springs Course (Tom Fazio 2000; Hollister, Missouri)*
  7. Barefoot Resort & Golf (Love) (Davis Love III 2000; North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)*
  8. Innisbrook Golf Club (Copperhead) (Larry Packard 1970; Palm Harbor, Florida)*
  9. Greenbrier, The (Old White TPC) (Charles Blair Macdonald 1914; White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia)*
  10. Links at Spanish Bay, The (Robert Trent Jones Jr., Tom Watson, and Sandy Tatum 1987; Pebble Beach, California)*
Redlands Mesa, The Golf Club at

Courses 81–90

  1. Fallen Oak Golf Club (Tom Fazio 2006; Saucier, Mississippi)*
  2. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Cambrian Ridge (Canyon/Sherling) (Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1993; Greenville, Alabama)*
  3. Wailea Resort (Gold) (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1994; Kihei, Hawaii)*
  4. Wailea Resort (Emerald) (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1994; Kihei, Hawaii)*
  5. Bull at Pinehurst Farms, The (Jack Nicklaus 2003; Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin)*
  6. Wilderness at Fortune Bay, The (Jeffrey Bauer 2004; Tower, Minnesota)*
  7. Gallery Golf Club (South), The (John Fought 2003; Marana, Arizona)*
  8. Red Sky Golf Club (Norman) (Greg Norman 2003; Wolcott, Colorado)*
  9. Hammock Beach Resort (Ocean) (Jack Nicklaus 2000; Palm Coast, Florida)*
  10. Robert Trent Jones Trail at Grand National (Links) (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1992; Opelika, Alabama)*
Fallen Oak Golf Club

Courses 91–100

  1. Creek at Qualchan, The (William Robinson 1992; Spokane, Washington)*
  2. Dunes at Maui Lani, The (RobNelson 1999; Kahului, Hawaii)*
  3. Mauna Lani Resort (South) (RobNelson 1981; Kohala Coast, Hawaii)*
  4. Forest Dunes Golf Club (Tom Weiskopf 2002; Roscommon, Michigan)*
  5. Troon North (Pinnacle) (Tom Weiskopf 1996; Scottsdale, Arizona)*
  6. Kapalua Bay (Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane 1975; Lahaina, Hawaii)*
  7. Pumpkin Ridge (Ghost Creek) (Robert (Bob) Cupp 1992; North Plains, Oregon)*
  8. Pinehurst Resort No.8 (Tom Fazio 1996; Pinehurst, North Carolina)*
  9. Crosswater (Bob Cupp 1995; Sunriver, Oregon)*
  10. Cascata Golf Course (Rees Jones 2000; Boulder City, Nevada)*
Creek at Qualchan, The

Courses 101–110

  1. Idaho Club, The (Jack Nicklaus 2008; Sandpoint, Idaho)*
  2. TPC Myrtle Beach (Tom Fazio 1999; Murrells Inlet, South Carolina)*
  3. Half Moon Bay (Ocean) (Arthur Hills 1997; Half Moon Bay, California)*
  4. Gold Mountain (Olympic) (John Harbottle 1996; Bremerton, Washington)*
  5. Old Works Golf Course (Jack Nicklaus 1997; Anaconda, Montana)*
  6. Harbour Town Golf Links (Pete Dye 1969; Hilton Head Island, South Carolina)*
  7. French Lick Resort (Dye) (Pete Dye 2009; French Lick, Indiana)*
  8. PGA West (Stadium) (Pete Dye 1986; La Quinta, California)*
  9. Bandon Crossings (Dan Hixson 2007; Bandon, Oregon)*
  10. Pinehurst Resort No.9 (Jack Nicklaus 1989; Pinehurst, North Carolina)*
Idaho Club, The

Courses 111–120

  1. Coeur d'Alene Resort (Scott Miller 1991; Coeur d'Alene, Idaho)*
  2. Palouse Ridge Golf Club (John Harbottle 2008; Pullman, Washington)*
  3. Rio Secco Golf Club (Rees Jones 1997; Henderson, Nevada)*
  4. Old Corkscrew Golf Club (Jack Nicklaus 2007; Estero, Florida)*
  5. Black Horse Golf Club (EdwCarnes 1964; Gene Bates renovation 2008; Seaside, California)*
  6. Torrey Pines Golf Course (North) (William F. Bell 1957; La Jolla, California)*
  7. Torrey Pines Golf Course (South) (William F. Bell 1957; La Jolla, California)*
  8. TPC Scottsdale (Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish 1986; Scottsdale, Arizona)*
  9. University of New Mexico Championship Course (Robert 'Red' Lawrence 1967; Albuquerque, New Mexico)*
  10. Aviara at Four Seasons Resort (Arnold Palmer 1991; Carlsbad, California)*
Coeur d'Alene Resort

Courses 121–130

  1. Boulders (South), The (Jay Morrish 1983; Carefree, Arizona)*
  2. Atunyote Golf Club at Turning Stone (Tom Fazio 2004; Vernon, New York)*
  3. Teton Pines Resort (Arnold Palmer 1987; Wilson, Wyoming)*
  4. TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas (Jay Morrish 1983 and D.A. Weibring/Steve Wolford 2009; Irving, Texas)*
  5. Rock Hollow Golf Course (Tim Liddy 1994; Peru, Indiana)*
  6. Twin Warriors Golf Club (Gary Panks 2001; Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico)*
  7. Prairie Club (Pines), The (Graham Marsh 2010; Valentine, Nebraska)*
  8. CordeValle Golf Club (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1999; San Martin, California)*
  9. Reflection Bay Golf Club (Jack Nicklaus 1998; Henderson, Nevada)*
  10. PGA West (Mountain) (Pete Dye 1980; La Quinta, California)*
Boulders (South), The

Courses 131–140

  1. Black Mesa Golf Club (Baxter Spann 2003; Espanola, New Mexico)*
  2. Hawktree Golf Club (Jim Engh 1999; Bismarck, North Dakota)*
  3. Barton Creek Resort (Fazio Canyons) (Tom Fazio 1999; Austin, Texas)*
  4. Memorial Park Golf Course (John Bredemus 1936; Tom Doak renovation 2019; Houston, Texas)*
  5. Mid Pines Golf Club (Donald Ross 1921; Southern Pines, North Carolina)*
  6. Broadmoor Resort (East) (Donald Ross 1918 (holes 1-6 and 16-18) and Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1952 (holes 7-15); Colorado Springs, Colorado)*
  7. Wild Horse Golf Club (Dave Axland and Dan Proctor 1999; Gothenburg, Nebraska)*
  8. Pine Needles Golf Course (Donald Ross 1928; Southern Pines, North Carolina)*
  9. SentryWorld (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1982 (remodeled by RTJ Jr./Bruce Charlton/Jay Blasi 2013); Stevens Point, Wisconsin)*
  10. Indian Wells Resort (Players) (John Fought 2007; Indian Wells, California)*
Black Mesa Golf Club

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