2012 Golfweek’s Best Residential Courses

Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

1. Rock Creek Cattle Co.

Deer Lodge, Mont., 2008

Tom Doak

Avg. rating: 7.93


2. Wade Hampton Golf Club

Cashiers, N.C., 1988

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.85


3. Mountaintop

Cashiers, N.C., 2007

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.67


4. Shooting Star

Teton Village, Wyo., 2009

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.67


5. Gozzer Ranch

Arrowpoint, Idaho, 2007

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.64


6. Huntsman Springs

Driggs, Idaho, 2009

David McLay Kidd

Avg. rating: 7.56


7. Colorado Golf Club

Parker, Colo., 2007

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.51


8. Castle Pines

Castle Rock, Colo., 1981

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 7.49


9. Mayacama

Santa Rosa, Calif., 2001

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 7.39


10. Diamond Creek

Banner Elk, N.C., 2003

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.35


11. Oak Tree National

Edmond, Okla., 1975

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 7.34


12. Pronghorn (Fazio)

Bend, Ore., 2006

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.32


13. Patriot Golf Club

Owasso, Okla., 2010

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 7.32


14. Martis Camp

Truckee, Calif., 2007

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.32


15. Black Diamond Ranch (Quarry)

Lecanto, Fla., 1988

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.21


16. Cuscowilla

Eatonton, Ga., 1998

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.19


17. Forest Highlands (Canyon)

Flagstaff, Ariz., 1989

Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 7.18


18. Long Cove

Hilton Head, S.C., 1982

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 7.17


19. The Concession Golf Club

Bradenton, Fla., 2006

Jack Nicklaus & Tony Jacklin

Avg. rating: 7.16


20. Paa-Ko Ridge

Sandia Park, N.M., 2000

Ken Dye

Avg. rating: 7.16


21. Estancia

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1995

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.15


22. Mountain Lake

Lake Wales, Fla., 1917

Seth Raynor

Avg. rating: 7.13


23. Lahontan

Truckee, Calif., 1999

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 7.08


24. The Rim

Payson, Ariz., 1998

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 7.08


25. Black Rock

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 2003

Jim Engh

Avg. rating: 7.05


26. The Territory

Duncan, Okla., 2005

Randy Heckenkemper

Avg. rating: 7.00


27. Kiawah Island (Cassique)

Kiawah Island, S.C., 2000

Tom Watson

Avg. rating: 6.98


28. Briggs Ranch Golf Club

San Antonio, Texas, 2001

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.95


29. Jupiter Hills Club (Hills)

Tequesta, Fla., 1970

George Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.95


30. The Preserve

Carmel Valley, Calif., 2000

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.95


31. Golf Club of Ravenna

Littleton, Colo., 2007

Jay Morrish

Avg. rating: 6.94


32. Stone Canyon

Tucson, Ariz., 2000

Jay Morrish

Avg. rating: 6.94


33. Forest Dunes

Roscommon, Mich., 2003

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.86


34. Powder Horn

Sheridan, Wyo., 1997

Dick Bailey

Avg. rating: 6.83


35. Southern Highlands

Las Vegas, Nev., 1999

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.82


36. Forest Creek (North)

Southern Pines, N.C., 2005

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.82


37. Quintero

Peoria, Ariz., 2000

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.78


38. The Stock Farm

Hamilton, Mont., 1999

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.75


39. Promontory (Painted Valley)

Park City, Utah, 2007

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.75


40. Spanish Peaks

Big Sky, Mont., 2006

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.75


41. Red Ledges

Heber City, Utah, 2009

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.75


42. Olde Stone

Bowling Green, Ky., 2006

Arthur Hills

Avg. rating: 6.73


43. Frederica

St. Simons Island, Ga., 2004

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.71


44. Johns Island West

Vero Beach, Fla., 1989

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.68


45. Lake Las Vegas (SouthShore)

Henderson, Nev., 1996

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.67


46. The Bear's Club

Jupiter, Fla., 2000

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.67


47. Glenwild

Park City, Utah, 2001

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.66


48. Stone Eagle

Palm Desert, Calif., 2005

Tom Doak

Avg. rating: 6.64


49. Seven Canyons

Sedona, Ariz., 2003

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.63


50. Forest Creek (South)

Southern Pines, N.C., 1996

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.63


51. Quarry La Quinta

La Quinta, Calif., 1994

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.62


52. Spanish Oaks

Bee Cave, Texas, 2002

Bobby Weed

Avg. rating: 6.61


53. Spring Island/Old Tabby Links

Okatie, S.C., 1994

Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay

Avg. rating: 6.61


54. Bright's Creek

Mill Spring, N.C., 2006

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.59


55. Tetherow Golf Club

Bend, Ore., 2008

David McLay Kidd

Avg. rating: 6.57


56. Somerby

Byron, Minn., 2004*

John Fought

Avg. rating: 6.57


57. Irish Creek

Kannapolis, N.C., 2007

Davis Love III

Avg. rating: 6.56


58. Currahee Club

Toccoa, Ga., 2004

Jim Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.50


59. Three Creek Ranch

Jackson, Wyo., 2005

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.50


60. Desert Highlands

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1984

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.50


61. Escondido

Horseshoe Bay, Texas, 2006

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.50


62. Sugarloaf Mountain

Minneola, Fla., 2008

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 6.49


63. Black Creek

Chattanooga, Tenn., 1999

Brian Silva

Avg. rating: 6.49


64. Tullymore

Stanwood, Mich., 2001

Jim Engh

Avg. rating: 6.48


65. Briar's Creek

John's Island, S.C., 2001

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.47


66. The Glacier Club at Tamarron

Durango, Colo., 1975

Arthur Hills

Avg. rating: 6.46


67. Winchester Golf Club

Meadow Vista, Calif., 2000

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.46


68. Kinderlou Forest

Valdosta, Ga., 2004

Davis Love III

Avg. rating: 6.45


69. Carlton Woods (Fazio)

The Woodlands, Texas, 2004

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.44


70. Spring Creek

Zion Crossroads, Va., 2006

Ed Carton

Avg. rating: 6.44


71. Dalhousie Golf Club

Cape Girardeau, Mo., 2002

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.43


72. Carlton Woods (Nicklaus)

The Woodlands, Texas, 2001

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.41


73. The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 2001

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Avg. rating: 6.40


74. Forest Highlands (The Meadow)

Flagstaff, Ariz., 1999

Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.39


75. Redlands Mesa

Grand Junction, Colo., 2001

Jim Engh

Avg. rating: 6.39


76. Brunswick Forest (Cape Fear National)

Leland, N.C., 2009

Tim Cate

Avg. rating: 6.38


77. Troon Country Club

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1985

Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.37


78. Rancho Santa Fe Country Club

Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 1927

Max Behr

Avg. rating: 6.37


79. Colleton River (Nicklaus)

Bluffton, S.C., 1992

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.36


80. The Greenbrier Sporting Club (The Snead)

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., 2004

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.36


81. Timilick Tahoe

Truckee, Calif., 2008

John Harbottle, Johnny Miller

Avg. rating: 6.36


82. Vaquero

Westlake, Texas, 2001

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.35


83. Creighton Farms

Aldie, Va., 2008

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.33


84. Gaillardia

Oklahoma City, Okla., 1998

Arthur Hills, Tom Kite

Avg. rating: 6.33


85. Isleworth

Orlando, Fla., 1986

Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay, Steve Smyers

Avg. rating: 6.33


86. Kiawah Island (River)

Kiawah, S.C., 1995

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.33


87. Coyote Springs (Chase)

Coyote Springs, Nev., 2008

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.32


88. Headwaters Club at Teton Springs

Victor, Idaho, 2005

Gary Stephenson

Avg. rating: 6.32


89. Superstition Mountain (Prospector)

Supersition Mountain, Ariz., 1997*

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.31


90. Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and Spa (Jupiter)

Jupiter, Fla., 2002

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.30


91. Fiddler’s Creek

Naples, Fla., 2002

Arthur Hills

Avg. rating: 6.29


92. Lakota Canyon

New Castle, Colo., 2005

Jim Engh

Avg. rating: 6.29


93. Desert Mountain (Chiricahua)

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1999

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.28


94. Victory Ranch

Park City, Utah, 2009*

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.28


95. Tuscany Reserve

Naples, Fla., 2004

Pete Dye, Greg Norman

Avg. rating: 6.27


96. Troon North (Monument)

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1990

Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.27


97. Silverleaf

Scottsdale, Ariz., 2002

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.26


98. Gray's Crossing

Truckee, Calif., 2007

Jim Hardy, Peter Jacobsen

Avg. rating: 6.26


99. The Gallery (South)

Marana, Ariz., 2004

John Fought

Avg. rating: 6.26


100. Old American

The Colony, Texas, 2009*

Tripp Davis, Justin Leonard

Avg. rating: 6.26


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