2013 Golfweek's Best Classic Courses

Pine Valley (10th hole pictured) is No. 1 on the Classic list.

d–daily fee; p–private; r–resort; NR–not rated

*–first time in top 100

^–returns to top 100

1. Pine Valley Golf Club 9.63

(No. 1 in 2012, p) Pine Valley, N.J.

1919, Harry S. Colt, George Crump


2. Cypress Point Club 9.62

(2, p) Pebble Beach, Calif.

1928, Alister MacKenzie


3. Shinnecock Hills Golf Club 9.51

(3, p) Southampton, N.Y.

1931, Howard C. Toomey, William S. Flynn


4. National Golf Links of America 9.34

(4, p) Southampton, N.Y.

1911, Charles Blair Macdonald


5. Augusta National Golf Club 9.23

(6, p) Augusta, Ga.

1932, Bobby Jones, Alister MacKenzie


6. Oakmont Country Club 9.13

(5, p) Oakmont, Pa.

1903, Henry Fownes


7. Merion Golf Club (East) 8.93

(7, p) Ardmore, Pa.

1912, Hugh Wilson


8. Pebble Beach Golf Links 8.88

(9, r) Pebble Beach, Calif.

1919, Douglas Grant, Jack Neville


9. Crystal Downs 8.73

(10, p) Frankfort, Mich.

1931, Alister MacKenzie, Perry Maxwell


10. Fishers Island Golf Club 8.71

(8, p) Fishers Island, N.Y.

1927, Seth Raynor


11. Pinehurst Resort (No. 2) 8.69

(11, r) Pinehurst, N.C.

1903-1946, Donald Ross


12. Chicago Golf Club 8.65

(12, p) Wheaton, Ill.

1923, Seth Raynor; C.B. Macdonald (1894)


13. Prairie Dunes Country Club 8.65

(13, p) Hutchinson, Kan.

1937, Perry Maxwell; Press Maxwell (1957)


14. Seminole Golf Club 8.59

(14, p) North Palm Beach, Fla.

1929, Donald Ross


15. San Francisco Golf Club 8.49

(15, p) San Francisco

1915, A.W. Tillinghast


16. Los Angeles CC (North) 8.48

(16, p) Los Angeles

1921, Herbert Fowler; George C. Thomas Jr., William P. Bell (1927); Gil Hanse (2011)


17. Winged Foot Golf Club (West) 8.39

(17, p) Mamaroneck, N.Y.

1923, A.W. Tillinghast


18. Riviera Country Club 8.13

(18, p) Pacific Palisades, Calif.

1927, George C. Thomas Jr., William P. Bell


19. Garden City Golf Club 8.03

(19, p) Garden City, N.Y.

1899, Devereux Emmet; Walter J. Travis (1909)


20. Camargo Club 8.02

(22, p) Indian Hill, Ohio

1921, Seth Raynor


21. Bethpage State Park (Black) 8.01

(21, d) Farmingdale, N.Y.

1935, A.W. Tillinghast


22. Oakland Hills C.C. (South) 7.95

(20, p) Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

1918, Donald Ross; Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1950)


23. Shoreacres 7.91

(25, p) Lake Bluff, Ill.

1921, Seth Raynor


24. The Country Club (Composite) 7.90

(24, p) Brookline, Mass.

1895, Willie Campbell; Howard C. Toomey, William S. Flynn (1931)


25. Plainfield Country Club 7.89

(27, p) Plainfield, N.J.

1921, Donald Ross


26. Olympic Club (Lake) 7.85

(23, p) San Francisco

1929, Willie Watson, Sam Whiting


27. Somerset Hills Country Club 7.83

(28, p) Bernardsville, N.J.

1918, A.W. Tillinghast


28. Southern Hills Country Club 7.82

(26, p) Tulsa, Okla.

1936, Perry Maxwell


29. Wannamoisett Country Club 7.70

(29, p) Rumford, R.I.

1916, Donald Ross


30. Peachtree Golf Club 7.67

(33, p) Atlanta

1948, Bobby Jones, Robert Trent Jones Sr.


31. Pasatiempo 7.66

(30, d) Santa Cruz, Calif.

1929, Alister MacKenzie


32. Myopia Hunt Club 7.61

(31, p) Hamilton, Mass.

1896, Herbert Leeds


33. Winged Foot Golf Club (East) 7.59

(32, p) Mamaroneck, N.Y.

1923, A.W. Tillinghast


34. Valley Club of Montecito 7.56

(35, p) Santa Barbara, Calif.

1928, Robert Hunter, Alister MacKenzie


35. The Course at Yale 7.53

(47, p) New Haven, Conn.

1926, Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor


36. California Golf Club 7.52

(34, p) South San Francisco, Calif.

1926, A. Vernon Macan; Alister MacKenzie (1928); Kyle Phillips (2007)


37. Quaker Ridge 7.52

(42, p) Scarsdale, N.Y.

1926, A.W. Tillinghast


38. Yeamans Hall Club 7.50

(38, p) Charleston, S.C.

1925, Seth Raynor


39. Newport Country Club 7.48

(40, p) Newport, R.I.

1915, Donald Ross; A.W. Tillinghast (1924)


40. Piping Rock 7.48

(48, p) Locust Valley, N.Y.

1913, Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor


41. Baltimore Country Club (East) 7.48

(43, p) Timonium, Md.

1926, A.W. Tillinghast


42. Scioto Country Club 7.46

(44, p) Columbus, Ohio

1916, Donald Ross


43. Milwaukee Country Club 7.46

(37, p) Milwaukee

1929, Charles H. Alison, Harry S. Colt


44. Inverness Club 7.46

(41, p) Toledo, Ohio

1919, Donald Ross; Tom Fazio, George

Fazio (1978)


45. Maidstone Club 7.43

(39, p) East Hampton, N.Y.

1899, William H. Tucker; Willie Park Jr. (1925)


46. Olympia Fields CC (North) 7.43

(46, p) Olympia Fields, Ill.

1922, Willie Park Jr.


47. Interlachen Country Club 7.40

(52, p) Edina, Minn.

1919, Donald Ross; Willie Watson (1911)


48. Oak Hill Country Club (East) 7.40

(45, p) Pittsford, N.Y.; 1924, Donald Ross;

Tom Fazio, George Fazio (1979)


49. Baltusrol Golf Club (Upper) 7.38

(53, p) Springfield, N.J.

1922, A.W. Tillinghast


50. Essex County Club 7.37

(54, p) Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.

1917, Donald Ross


51. Baltusrol Golf Club (Lower) 7.35

(36, p) Springfield, N.J.

1922, A.W. Tillinghast


52. Lawsonia Golf Club (Links) 7.34

(55, d) Green Lake, Wis.

1929, William B. Langford, Theodore J. Moreau


53. Holston Hills Country Club 7.32

(56, p) Knoxville, Tenn.

1928, Donald Ross


54. Kittansett Club 7.32

(58, p) Marion, Mass.

1922, Fred Hood


55. Salem Country Club 7.32

(49, p) Peabody, Mass.

1925, Donald Ross


56. Sleepy Hollow Country Club 7.31

(57, p) Scarborough-on-Hudson, N.Y.; 1914,

C.B. Macdonald, Seth Raynor; Gil Hanse (2010)


57. Aronimink Golf Club 7.29

(62, p) Newtown Square, Pa.

1928, Donald Ross


58. East Lake Golf Club 7.28

(51, p) Atlanta

1915, Donald Ross; George Cobb (1960);

Rees Jones (1994)


59. St. Louis Country Club 7.26

(60, p) St. Louis

1914, Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor


60. Eastward Ho! 7.26

(72, p) Chatham, Mass.

1922, Herbert Fowler


61. Lancaster Country Club 7.25

(68, p) Lancaster, Pa.; 1920, William S. Flynn; David Gordon, William Gordon (1959)


62. Canterbury Golf Club 7.24

(50, p) Beachwood, Ohio

1922, Herbert Strong


63. Colonial Country Club 7.22

(59, p) Fort Worth, Texas

1935, John Bredemus, Perry Maxwell (1940)


64. Brookside Country Club 7.20

(64, p) Canton, Ohio

1922, Donald Ross


65. Congressional CC (Blue) 7.17

(67, p) Bethesda, Md.

1924, Devereux Emmet; Robert Trent Jones (1959); Rees Jones (2008)


66. White Bear Yacht Club 7.17

(66, p) White Bear Lake, Minn.

1916, Donald Ross


67. Mountain Lake Country Club 7.17

(69, p) Lake Wales, Fla.

1917, Seth Raynor


68. NCR Country Club (South) 7.15

(71, p) Kettering, Ohio

1954, Dick Wilson


69. Medinah Country Club (No. 3) 7.13

(74, p) Medinah, Ill.; 1928, Tom Bendelow; Roger Packard (1986); Rees Jones (2011)


70. Charlotte Country Club 7.12

(63, p) Charlotte, N.C.

1923, Donald Ross; Ron Prichard (2008)


71. Ridgewood CC (Championship) 7.11

(80, p) Paramus, N.J.

1929, A.W. Tillinghast


72. Old Town Club 7.11

(70, p) Winston-Salem, N.C.

1939, Perry Maxwell


73. Augusta Country Club 7.10

(93, p) Augusta, Ga.

1927, Donald Ross


74. Fenway Golf Club 7.08

(73, p) Scarsdale, N.Y.

1924, A.W. Tillinghast


75. Homestead Resort (Cascades) 7.06

(61, r) Hot Springs, Va.

1923, William S. Flynn


76. Skokie Country Club 7.05

(79, p) Glencoe, Ill.

1938, William B. Langford, Theodore J. Moreau; Tom Bendelow (1904);

Donald Ross (1915)


77. Pine Needles Country Club 7.05

(76, r) Southern Pines, N.C.

1927, Donald Ross


78. Franklin Hills Country Club 7.05

(65, p) Franklin, Mich.

1926, Donald Ross


79. Huntingdon Valley CC 7.04

(78, p) Huntingdon Valley, Pa.

1927, Howard C. Toomey, William S. Flynn


80. Monroe Golf Club 7.03

(89, p) Pittsford, N.Y.

1923, Donald Ross


81. Creek Club 7.01

(84, p) Locust Valley, N.Y.

1925, Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor


82. Minikahda Club 6.99

(77, p) Minneapolis

1907, Donald Ross; Willie Watson (1917)


83. Palmetto Club 6.97

(87, p) Aiken, S.C.

1931, Alister MacKenzie; Herbert Leeds (1892)


84. Fox Chapel Golf Club 6.97

(82, p) Pittsburgh

1925, Charles Banks, Seth Raynor


85. Sankaty Head Golf Club 6.97

(95, p) Siasconset, Mass.

1921, H. Emerson Armstrong


86. Cherry Hills Country Club 6.96

(83, p) Englewood, Colo.

1923, William S. Flynn


87. Taconic Golf Club 6.95

(92, p) Williamstown, Mass.

1927, Wayne Stiles, John Van Kleek


88. Hollywood Golf Club 6.95

(75, p) Deal, N.J.

1913, Walter J. Travis


89. Bel-Air Country Club 6.95

(81, p) Los Angeles

1927, William P. Bell, George C. Thomas Jr.


90. *Kirtland Country Club 6.95

(NR, p) Willoughby, Ohio

1921, Charles H. Alison


91. St. George’s Golf & Country Club 6.94

(90, p) Stony Brook, N.Y.

1917, Devereux Emmet


92. *Country Club of Scranton 6.93

(NR, p) Scranton, Pa.

1927, Walter J. Travis; Tom Marzolf (2012)


93. Mountain Ridge Golf Club 6.91

(96, p) West Caldwell, N.J.

1929, Donald Ross


94. Whippoorwill Country Club 6.91

(91, p) Armonk, N.Y.

1925, Donald Ross; Charles Banks (1929)


95. Ekwanok Country Club 6.89

(85, p) Manchester, Vt.

1899, Walter J. Travis;

John Duncan Dunn (1927)


96. Rolling Green Golf Club 6.88

(94, p) Springfield, Pa.

1926, Howard C. Toomey, William S. Flynn


97. *Whitinsville Golf Club 6.87

(NR, p) Whitinsville, Mass.

1923, Donald Ross


98. Country Club of Fairfield 6.87

(100, p) Fairfield, Conn.

1914, Seth Raynor; A.W. Tillinghast (1925)


99. ^ Moraine Country Club 6.84

(NR, p) Dayton, Ohio

1936, Alex Campbell; Dick Wilson (1954)


100. Northland Country Club 6.83

(86, p) Duluth, Minn.

1927, Donald Ross


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