2011 Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses

2011 Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses


1. Pacific Dunes

Bandon, Ore.

Tom Doak

2001


2. Old Macdonald

Bandon, Ore.

Tom Doak & Jim Urbina

2010*


3. Pebble Beach Golf Links

Pebble Beach, Calif.

Douglas Grant & Jack Neville

1919


4. Whistling Straits (Straits)

Kohler, Wis.

Pete Dye

1997


5. Pinehurst (No. 2)

Pinehurst, N.C.

Donald Ross

1903-1946


6. Bandon Dunes

Bandon, Ore.

David McLay Kidd

1999


7. Shadow Creek Golf Club

North Las Vegas, Nev.

Tom Fazio

1990


8. Spyglass Hill Golf Club

Pebble Beach, Calif.

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

1966


9. TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium)

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Pete Dye

1981


10. Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Ocean)

Kiawah Island, S.C.

Pete Dye

1991


11. Bandon Trails

Bandon, Ore.

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

2005


12. Beau Rivage Resort & Casino (Fallen Oak)

Saucier, Miss.

Tom Fazio

2006


13. Harbour Town Golf Links

Hilton Head, S.C.

Pete Dye

1970


14. Blackwolf Run (River)

Kohler, Wis.

Pete Dye

1988


15. The Homestead Resort (Cascades)

Hot Springs, Va.

William S. Flynn

1923


16. Sea Island Resorts (Seaside)

Sea Island, Ga.

Charles H. Alison & Harry S. Colt, 1929

Joe Lee, 1973

Tom Fazio, 1999


17. Pine Needles Country Club

Southern Pines, N.C.

Donald Ross

1927


18. Kapalua Resort (Plantation)

Maui, Hawaii

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

1991


19. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Saguaro)

Fort McDowell, Ariz.

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

2006


20. Cougar Canyon Golf Links

Trinidad, Colo.

Jack Nicklaus & Chris Cochran

2007


21. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

Pawleys Island, S.C.

Michael Strantz

1995*


22. Princeville (Prince)

Kauai, Hawaii

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

1990


23. Primland (Highland)

Meadows of Dan, Va.

Donald Steel

2007


24. May River Course at Palmetto Bluff

Bluffton, S.C.

Jack Nicklaus

2004


25. The Prairie Club (Dunes)

Valentine, Neb.

Tom Lehman & Chris Brands

2010*


26. Pine Dunes Resort & Golf Club

Frankston, Texas

Jay & Carter Morrish

2001


27. Barona Resort & Casino

Lakeside, Calif.

Todd Eckenrode & Gary Roger Baird

2000


28. French Lick Resort (Pete Dye Course)

French Lick, Ind.

Pete Dye

2009


29. Pronghorn (Nicklaus)

Bend, Ore.

Jack Nicklaus

2004


30. Dunes Golf & Beach ClubMyrtle Beach, S.C.

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

1949


31. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Golf Club

Kamuela, Hawaii

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

1966


32. Wolf Creek Golf Club

Mesquite, Nev.

Arnold Palmer

2000


33. Manele Bay (Challenge)

Lanai, Hawaii

Jack Nicklaus

1993


34. Atlantic City Country Club

Northfield, N.J.

William S. Flynn, 1923

Tom Doak, 2000


35. Whistling Straits (Irish)

Kohler, Wis.

Pete Dye

1999


36. Omni Mount Washington Resort (Mount Washington Course)

Bretton Woods, N.H.

Donald Ross, 1915

Brian Silva, 2008


37. The Greenbrier (Old White)

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

Charles Blair Macdonald & Seth Raynor, 1914

Lester George, 2006


38. Barton Creek (Fazio Canyons)

Austin, Texas

Tom Fazio

2001


39. Linville Golf Club

Linville, N.C.

Donald Ross

1924


40. PGA West (Stadium)

La Quinta, Calif.

Pete Dye

1986


41. Osprey Meadows at Tamarack Resort

Donnelly, Idaho

Robert Trent Jones Jr. & Bruce Charlton

2006


42. Stonewall Resort

Roanoke, W.Va.

Arnold Palmer

2003


43. Wilderness at Fortune Bay

Tower, Minn.

Jeff Brauer

2004


44. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain (Saguaro/Tortolita)

Marana, Ariz.

Jack Nicklaus

2009


45. CordeValle

San Martin, Calif.

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

2000


46. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Cholla)

Fort McDowell, Ariz.

Scott Miller

2001


47. PGA National (The Champion)

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Tom Fazio, 1981

Jack Nicklaus, 1990


48. Lakewood Shores Resort (The Gailes)

Oscoda, Mich.

Kevin Aldrige

1992*


49. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Jack Nicklaus

1996


50. Crosswater at Sunriver Resort

Sunriver, Ore.

Bob Cupp & John Fought

1995


51. Reynolds Plantation (Great Waters)

Greensboro, Ga.

Jack Nicklaus

1992


52. Omni Bedford Springs Resort (Old Course)

Bedford, Pa.

Spencer Oldham, 1895

A.W. Tillinghast, 1912

Donald Ross, 1923

Ron Forse, 2007


53. Raven Course at Snowshoe Mountain

Snowshoe, W.Va.

Gary Player & Tom Walker

1993


54. French Lick Resort (Donald Ross Course)

French Lick, Ind.

Donald Ross

1917


55. Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club

Orlando, Fla.

Dick Wilson, 1961

Arnold Palmer, 1990


56. Tobacco Road

Sanford, N.C.

Michael Strantz

1998


57. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort (Mystic Rock)

Farmington, Pa.

Pete Dye

1995


58. Sand Hollow Resort (Championship)

Hurricane, Utah

John Fought

2008*


59. Talking Stick Golf Club (North)

Scottsdale, Ariz.

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

1998*


60. Kauai Lagoon Golf Club (Kiele)

Kauai, Hawaii

Jack Nicklaus

1988


61. Circling Raven Golf Club

Worley, Idaho

Gene Bates

2003


62. Whitehawk Ranch

Clio, Calif.

Dick Bailey

1996


63. Mid Pines Golf Club

Southern Pines, N.C.

Donald Ross

1921


64. Ballyowen Golf Club at Crystal Springs Resort

Hamburg, N.J.

Roger Rulewich

1998


65. Doral Golf Resort & Spa (TPC Blue Monster)

Doral, Fla.

Dick Wilson & Joe Lee

1962


66. Hammock Beach Resort (Ocean)

Palm Coast, Fla.

Jack Nicklaus

2000


67. Pinehurst (No. 4)

Pinehurst, N.C.

Donald Ross, 1912-1937

Tom Fazio, 1999


68. Links at Spanish Bay

Pebble Beach, Calif.

Robert Trent Jones Jr., Sandy Tatum & Tom Watson

1987


69. Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club (Fazio)

Wolcott, Colo.

Tom Fazio

2003


70. Pechanga Resort & Casino (Journey at Pechanga)

Temecula, Calif.

Steve Forrest & Arthur Hills

2008


71. Wynn Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nev.

Tom Fazio

2005


72. Poipu Bay Golf Resort

Kauai, Hawaii

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

1991


73. Wailea Resort (Gold)

Wailea, Hawaii

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

1994


74. Boulders Resort (South)

Carefree, Ariz.

Jay Morrish

1983


75. The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

Savannah, Ga.

Bob Cupp

1999


76. Ventana Canyon (Mountain)

Tucson, Ariz.

Tom Fazio

1987


77. Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Gold)

Williamsburg, Va.

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

1965


78. Treetops (Signature)

Gaylord, Mich.

Rick Smith

1993


79. The Broadmoor Golf Club (East)

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Donald Ross, 1918

Robert Trent Jones Sr., 1952


80. Kiva Dunes

Gulf Shores, Ala.

Jerry Pate

1994


81. Lake of Isles (North)

North Stonington, Conn.

Rees Jones

2005


82. Barton Creek (Fazio Foothills)

Austin, Texas

Tom Fazio

1995


83. Pelican Hill Resort (Ocean South)

Newport Beach, Calif.

Tom Fazio

1991


84. Pinehurst (No. 8)

Pinehurst, N.C.

Tom Fazio

1995


85. Blackwolf Run (Meadow Valleys)

Kohler, Wis.

Pete Dye

1988


86. Dancing Rabbit Golf Club (Azaleas)

Choctaw, Miss.

Tom Fazio & Jerry Pate

1997


87. Boulders Resort (North)

Carefree, Ariz.

Jay Morrish

1985


88. Coeur d’Alene Resort

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Scott Miller

1991


89. Grand Bear

Saucier, Miss.

Jack Nicklaus

2000


90. Southern Dunes Golf Club

Maricopa, Ariz.

Brian Curley & Lee Schmidt

2002*


91. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa (The General)

Galena, Ill.

Andy North & Roger Packard

1997


92. Cache Creek Casino Resort (Yocha Dehe)

Brooks, Calif.

Brad Bell

2008*


93. Atunyote Golf Club

Verona, N.Y.

Tom Fazio

2004


94. Bay Harbor Golf Club (Links/Quarry)

Harbor Springs, Mich.

Arthur Hills

1997


95. Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort (New)

Orlando, Fla.

Jack Nicklaus

1988


96. Sandia Resort & Casino

Albuquerque, N.M.

Scott Miller

2005


97. Waldorf Astoria Golf Club

Orlando, Fla.

Rees Jones

2009*


98. The Glen Club

Glenview, Ill.

Tom Fazio

2001


99. Pelican Hill Resort (Ocean North)

Newport Beach, Calif.

Tom Fazio

1991


100. Reunion Resort (The Independence)

Reunion, Fla.

Tom Watson

2003


Courses of Distinction


Classic Club

Palm Desert, Calif.

Arnold Palmer

2006


Indian Wells Golf Resort

Indian Wells, Calif.

Clive Clark (Celebrity Course), 2006

John Fought (Players Course), 2007


JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa (Wildfire Golf Club)

Phoenix, Ariz.

Brian Curley & Lee Schmidt (Faldo Course), 1997

Arnold Palmer (Palmer Course), 1997


Longbow Golf Club

Mesa, Ariz.

Ken Kavanaugh

2003


PGA Village

Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Tom Fazio (Ryder Course), 1999

Tom Fazio (Wanamaker Course), 1999

Pete Dye & Tom Fazio (Dye Course), 1999


The St. Regis Monarch Beach (Monarch Beach Golf Links)

Dana Point, Calif.

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

1983


The Westin La Cantera Resort

San Antonio, Texas

Jay Morrish & Tom Weiskopf

1994


The Westin La Paloma Resort (Ridge/Canyon/Hill)

Tucson, Ariz.

Jack Nicklaus

1984


The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa

Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Pete Dye (Pete Dye Resort Course), 1987

Gary Player (Gary Player Signature Course), 1991


Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass

Chandler, Ariz.

Gary Panks (Devil’s Claw), 2000

Gary Panks (Cattail), 2002

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