Golfweek's Best: Resort Courses, 2015

Golfweek's Best: Resort Courses, 2015

Golfweek's Best

Golfweek's Best: Resort Courses, 2015

Location
Opened, Architect(s), Avg. rating

1. (1) Pacific Dunes

Bandon, Ore., 2001

Tom Doak

Avg. rating: 8.93

2. (2) Pebble Beach Golf Links

Pebble Beach, Calif., 1919

D. Grant, Jack Neville

Avg. rating: 8.84

3. (3) Pinehurst No. 2

Pinehurst, N.C., 2003

Donald Ross

Avg. rating: 8.54

4. (4) Whistling Straits (Straits)

Kohler, Wis., 1997

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 8.43

5. (5) Old Macdonald

Bandon, Ore., 2010

Tom Doak, Jim Urbina

Avg. rating: 8.43

6. (6) Bandon Dunes

Bandon, Ore., 1999

David McLay Kidd

Avg. rating: 8.26

7. (7) Shadow Creek

North Las Vegas, Nev., 1990

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 8.13

8. (8) Ocean Course

Kiawah Island, S.C., 1991

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 7.90

9. (11) Bandon Trails

Bandon, Ore., 2005

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.77

10. (9) TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium)

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 1981

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 7.76

11. (10) Spyglass Hill

Pebble Beach, Calif. 1966

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Avg. rating: 7.73

12. (12) Streamsong (Red)

Fort Meade, Fla., 2012

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.54

13. (13) Harbour Town Golf Links

Hilton Head Island, S.C., 1970

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 7.33

14. (14) Streamsong (Blue)

Fort Meade, Fla., 2012

Tom Doak

Avg. rating: 7.31

15. (16) Fallen Oak

Saucier, Miss., 2006

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.26

16. (19) Kapalua (Plantation)

Maui, Hawaii, 1991

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.23

17. (15) Blackwolf Run (River)

Kohler, Wis., 1988

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 7.19

18. (64) Mid Pines Club

Southern Pines, N.C., 1921

Donald Ross

Avg. rating: 7.09

19. (18) Sea Island GC (Seaside)

St. Simons Island, Ga., 2000

Charles H. Alison, Harry S. Colt, Joe Lee,

Tom Fazio, Joe Lee

Avg. rating: 7.05

20. (17) Omni Homestead Resort (Cascades)

Hot Springs, Va., 1923

William S. Flynn

Avg. rating: 7.04

21. (21) Prairie Club (Dunes)

Valentine, Neb., 2010

Tom Lehman

Avg. rating: 6.97

22. (20) Pine Needles

Southern Pines, N.C., 1927

Donald Ross, John Fought

Avg. rating: 6.94

23. (77) Cape Cod National

Brewster, Mass., 1987

Brian Silva, Mark Mungeam

Avg. rating: 6.89

24. (25) Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

Pawleys Island, S.C., 1994

Michael Strantz

Avg. rating: 6.84

25. (30) May River Course

at Palmetto Bluff

Bluffton, S.C., 2004

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.83

26. (33) Dunes Golf & Beach Club

Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1949

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Avg. rating: 6.82

27. (NR) Trump National Doral (Blue Monster)

Doral, Fla., 1962

Dick Wilson, Gil Hanse (2013)

Avg. rating: 6.82

28. (27) French Lick Resort (Pete Dye)

French Lick, Ind., 2009

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.80

29. (24) Greenbrier (Old White TPC)

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., 1915

Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor,

Lester George

Avg. rating: 6.79

30. (22) We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Saguaro)

Fort McDowell, Ariz., 2006

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 6.72

31. (NR) Erin Hills

Hartford, Wis., 2006

Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry

Avg. rating: 6.71

32. (29) Challenge at Manele Bay

Lanai, Hawaii, 1993

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.70

33. (37) Linville Golf Club

Linville, N.C., 1924

Donald Ross

Avg. rating: 6.70

34. (28) Highland Course at Primland

Meadows of Dan, Va., 2007

Donald Steel

Avg. rating: 6.69

35. (31) Whistling Straits (Irish)

Kohler, Wis., 1999

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.68

36. (34) CordeValle

San Martin, Calif., 2000

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.68

37. (23) Princeville (Prince)

Kauai, Hawaii, 1990

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.66

38. (35) Pronghorn (Nicklaus)

Bend, Ore., 2004

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.63

39. (26) Pine Dunes Resort & Golf Club

Frankston, Texas, 2001

Jay Morrish

Avg. rating: 6.58

40. (38) Wilderness at Fortune Bay

Tower, Minn., 2004

Jeff Brauer

Avg. rating: 6.57

41. (47) Crystal Springs Resort (Ballyowen)

Hamburg, N.J., 1998

Roger Rulewich

Avg. rating: 6.57

42. (86) Princeville Makai Golf Club

Princeville, Hawaii, 1971

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.57

43. (55) Salish Cliffs

Shelton, Wash., 2011

Gene Bates

Avg. rating: 6.56

44. (41) Atlantic City Country Club

Northfield, N.J., 1923

Tom Doak, William S. Flynn

Avg. rating: 6.56

45. (36) Barona Creek

Lakeside, Calif., 2000

Gary Roger Baird, Todd Eckenrode

Avg. rating: 6.55

46. (NR) Reynolds Plantation (Oconee)•

Greensboro, Ga., 2000

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.55

47. (50) Tobacco Road

Sanford, N.C., 1998

Michael Strantz

Avg. rating: 6.50

48. (40) Innisbrook (Copperhead)

Tarpon Springs, Fla., 1974

Larry Packard

Avg. rating: 6.50

49. (62) Golden Horseshoe (Gold)

Williamsburg, Va., 1965

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Avg. rating: 6.50

50. (71) The Broadmoor (East)

Colorado Springs, Colo., 1918

Donald Rioss, Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Avg. rating: 6.49

51. (39) Ritz-Carlton GC at Dove Mountain (Saguaro & Tortolita)

Marana, Ariz., 2009

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.47

52. (70) Pinehurst No. 8

Pinehurst, N.C., 1995

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.46

53. (44) PGA West (Stadium)

La Quinta, Calif., 1986

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.46

54. (59) Bay Hill Club

Orlando, Fla., 1961

Dick Wilson, Arnold Palmer

Avg. rating: 6.44

55. (58) Nemacolin Woodlands (Mystic Rock)

Farmington, Pa., 1995

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.43

56. (68) Links at Spanish Bay

Pebble Beach, Calif., 1987

Robert Trent Jones Jr., Sandy Tatum,

Tom Watson

Avg. rating: 6.42

57. (54) Camp Creek

Panama City Beach, Fla., 2001

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.42

58. (56) Hammock Beach Resort (Ocean)

Palm Coast, Fla., 2000

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.41

59. (49) Wolf Creek

Mesquite, Nev., 2000

Dennis Ryder

Avg. rating: 6.41

60. (32) Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Golf Club

Kamuela, Hawaii, 1966

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Avg. rating: 6.40

61. (42) Sand Hollow (Championship)

St. George, Utah, 2008

John Fought, Andy Staples

Avg. rating: 6.39

62. (NR) The Wilderness Club of Montana

Eureka, Mont., 2009

Nick Faldo

Avg. rating: 6.38

63. (81) Osprey Meadows

Donnelly, Idaho, 2006

Robert Trent Jones Jr., Bruce Charlton

Avg. rating: 6.34

64. (65) Wynn Golf Club

Las Vegas, 2005

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.32

65. (66) PGA National (Champion)

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 1981

Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.30

66. (48) French Lick Resort (Ross)

French Lick, Ind., 1917

Donald Ross

Avg. rating: 6.29

67. (NR) Sawgrass Country Club

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 1974

Ed Seay

Avg. rating: 6.29

68. (43) Black Jack’s Crossing Golf Club

Lajitas, Texas, 2012

Lanny Wadkins

Avg. rating: 6.26

69. (45) Red Sky (Fazio)

Wolcott, Colo., 2003

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.25

70. (NR) We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Cholla)

Fort McDowell, Ariz., 2001

Scott Miller

Avg. rating: 6.25

71. (61) Lodestone Golf Club

McHenry, Md., 2010

Hale Irwin, Todd Schoeder

Avg. rating: 6.25

72. (53) Omni Bedford Springs Resort (old)

Bedford, Pa., 1923

Donald Ross, A.W. Tillinghast, Ron Forse

 

Avg. rating: 6.24

73. (57) Stonewall Resort

Roanoke, W.Va., 2003

Arnold Palmer

Avg. rating: 6.22

74. (NR) Grand National (Links)

Opelika, Ala., 1993

Robert Trent Jones Jr., Roger Rulewich

Avg. rating: 6.21

75. (NR) Paiute Golf Club (The Wolf)

Las Vegas, 2001

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.19

76. (NR) Bald Head Island Club

Bald Head Island, N.C., 1974

George Cobb, Tim Cate

Avg. rating: 6.19

77. (74) Whitetail Club

McCall, Idaho, 2001

Andy North

Avg. rating: 6.16

78. (69) Troon North (Pinnacle)

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1996

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.16

79. (63) Troon North (Monument)

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1990

Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.16

80. (73) Sandia Golf Club

Albuquerque, N.M., 2005

Scott Miller

Avg. rating: 6.15

81. (72) Ak-Chin Southern Dunes

Maricopa, Ariz., 2002

Brian Curley, Lee Schmidt

Avg. rating: 6.15

82. (NR) Turtle Bay Resort (Arnold Palmer)

Kahuku, Hawaii, 1992

Arnold Palmer

Avg. rating: 6.15

83. (NR) Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort Spa

(Poipu Bay)

Kauai, Hawaii, 1991

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.15

84. (95) Resort at Pelican Hill (Ocean North)

Newport Coast, Calif., 1993

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.14

85 (NR) Legends Golf Complex (Moorland)

Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1990

P.B. Dye

Avg. rating: 6.13

86. (79) Pinehurst No. 4

Pinehurst, N.C., 1917

Donald Ross, Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.13

87. (97) Resort at Pelican Hill (Ocean South)

Newport Coast, Calif., 1992

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.12

88. (NR) Sagamore Golf Club

Bolton Landing, N.Y., 1928

Donald Ross

Avg. rating: 6.12

89. (75) TimberStone Golf Club

Iron Mountain, Mich., 1995

Jerry Matthews

Avg. rating: 6.10

90. (60) Lakewood Shores Resort (Gailes)

Oscoda, Mich., 1992

Kevin Aldridge

Avg. rating: 6.10

91. (76) Treetops (Signature)

Gaylord, Mich., 1993

Rick Smith

Avg. rating: 6.10

92. (52) Sunriver (Crosswater)

Sunriver, Ore., 1995

Bob Cupp, John Fought

Avg. rating: 6.09

93. (46) Barton Creek (Fazio Canyons)

Austin, Texas, 2001

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.09

94. (89) Prairie Club (Pines)

Valentine, Neb., 2010

Graham Marsh

Avg. rating: 6.08

95. (67) Firekeeper Golf Club

Mayetta, Kan., 2011

Jeff Brauer, Notah Begay III

Avg. rating: 6.08

96. (92) Ventana Canyon (Mountain)

Tucson, Ariz., 1987

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.07

97 (NR) The Preserve

Vancleave, Miss., 2007

Jerry Pate

Avg. rating: 6.06

98. (NR) Mission Inn Resort (El Campéon)

Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., 1926

Charles E. Clarke

Avg. rating: 6.06

99. (99) Circling Raven

Worley, Idaho, 2003

Gene Bates

Avg. rating: 6.05

100. (80) Wailea Golf Club (Gold)

Maui, Hawaii, 1994

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.05

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