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Golfweek’s Best: Residential Courses, 2015

Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo. ( ( Dalhousie ) )

Location
Opened, Architect(s), Avg. rating

1. (1) Wade Hampton Club

Cashiers, N.C., 1988

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.90

2. (2) Rock Creek Cattle Co.

Deer Lodge, Mont., 2008

Tom Doak

Avg. rating: 7.85

3. (4) Shooting Star

Teton Village, Wyo., 2009

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.59

4. (3) Huntsman Springs

Driggs, Idaho, 2009

David McLay Kidd

Avg. rating: 7.58

5. (5) Gozzer Ranch

Arrowpoint, Idaho, 2007

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.49

6. (7) Colorado Golf Club

Parker, Colo., 2007

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.45

7. (8) Oak Tree National

Edmond, Okla., 1975

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 7.39

8. (6) Castle Pines

Castle Rock, Colo., 1981

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 7.30

9. (12) Mountaintop

Cashiers, N.C., 2007

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.30

10. (16) Mountain Lake

Lake Wales, Fla., 1917

Seth Raynor

Avg. rating: 7.29

11. (14) Estancia

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1995

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.28

12. (11) Pronghorn (Fazio)

Bend, Ore., 2006

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.27

13. (10) Mayacama

Santa Rosa, Calif., 2001

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 7.26

14. (9) Martis Camp

Truckee, Calif., 2007

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.25

15. (13) Patriot Golf Club

Owasso, Okla., 2010

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 7.18

16. (18) The Rim

Payson, Ariz., 1998

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 7.11

17. (15) Long Cove

Hilton Head Island, S.C., 1982

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 7.09

18. (NR) Clear Creek

Tahoe, Nev., 2009

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.08

19. (17) Forest Highlands (Canyon)

Flagstaff, Ariz., 1989

Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 7.05

20. (20) Club at Cuscowilla

Eatonton, Ga., 1998

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.05

21.(22) Jupiter Hills Club (Hills)

Tequesta, Fla., 1970

George Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.05

22. (21) Concession Golf Club

Bradenton, Fla., 2006

Jack Nicklaus, Tony Jacklin

Avg. rating: 7.04

23. (24) Kiawah (Cassique)

Kiawah Island, S.C., 2000

Tom Watson

Avg. rating: 7.04

24. (65) The Quarry at La Quinta

La Quinta, Calif., 1994

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.03

25. (23) Lahontan

Truckee, Calif., 1999

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 7.03

26. (27) The Madison Club

La Quinta, Calif., 2006

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.01

27. (32) Diamond Creek

Banner Elk, N.C., 2003

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.00

28. (43) Spring Island (Old Tabby Links)

Okatie, S.C., 1994

Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay

Avg. rating: 7.00

29. (26) Johns Island West

Vero Beach, Fla., 1989

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.00

30. (19) Paa-Ko Ridge

Sandia Park, N.M., 2000

Ken Dye

Avg. rating: 6.98

31. (44) The Stock Farm

Hamilton, Mont., 1999

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.98

32. (25) Forest Dunes

Roscommon, Mich., 2003

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.98

33. (29) Stone Canyon

Tucson, Ariz., 2000

Jay Morrish

Avg. rating: 6.98

34. (80) Tradition at La Quinta

La Quinta, Calif., 1998

Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay

Avg. rating: 6.87

35. (30) The Preserve

Carmel Valley, Calif., 2000

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.87

36. (28) Black Diamond Ranch (Quarry)

Lecanto, Fla., 1988

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.87

37. (60) The Glacier Club at Tamarron

Durango, Colo., 1975

Arthur Hills

Avg. rating: 6.86

38. (31) Frederica

St. Simons Island, Ga., 2004

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.84

39. (37) Black Rock

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 2003

Jim Engh

Avg. rating: 6.84

40. (42) Currahee Club

Toccoa, Ga., 2004

Jim Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.84

41. (41) Southern Highlands

Las Vegas, 1999

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.83

42. (36) Forest Creek (North)

Southern Pines, N.C., 2005

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.83

43. (NR) Cliffs at Mountain Park

Travelers Rest, S.C., 2013

Gary Player

Avg. rating: 6.79

44. (34) Dalhousie

Cape Girardeau, Mo., 2002

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.76

45. (33) Golf Club at Ravenna

Littleton, Colo., 2007

Jay Morrish

Avg. rating: 6.76

46. (39) Stone Eagle

Palm Desert, Calif., 2005

Tom Doak

Avg. rating: 6.76

47. (38) Quintero

Peoria, Ariz., 2000

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.76

48. (NR) Spanish Peaks

Big Sky, Mont., 2006

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.75

49. (40) Briggs Ranch

San Antonio, 2001

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.74

50. (68) Black Rock

Hingham, Mass., 2002

Brian Silva

Avg. rating: 6.72

51. (55) The Bear’s Club

Jupiter, Fla., 2000

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.72

52. (45) Promontory (Painted Valley)

Park City, Utah, 2007

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.69

53. (57) Escondido

Horseshoe Bay, Texas, 2006

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.68

54. (NR) Bright’s Creek

Mill Spring, N.C., 2006

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.67

55. (61) Rainmakers Golf Club

Ruidoso, N.M., 2008

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.65

56. (51) Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards

Sunset, S.C., 1999

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.65

57. (52) Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio)

The Woodlands, Texas, 2004

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.62

58. (79) Redlands Mesa

Grand Junction, Colo., 2001

Jim Engh

Avg. rating: 6.61

59. (50) Spanish Oaks

Bee Cave, Texas, 2002

Bobby Weed

Avg. rating: 6.60

60. (62) Talisker Club at Tuhaye

Tuhaye, Utah, 2005

Mark O’Meara

Avg. rating: 6.60

61. (90) Rancho Santa Fe Country Club

Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 1927

Max Behr

Avg. rating: 6.59

62. (70) Golf Club at Briar’s Creek

John’s Island, S.C., 2001

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.58

63. (48) Glenwild Golf Club

Park City, Utah, 2001

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.58

64. (59) The Club at Olde Stone

Bowling Green, Ky., 2006

Arthur Hills

Avg. rating: 6.57

65. (73) Club at Carlton Woods (Nicklaus)

The Woodlands, Texas, 2001

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.57

66. (56) Tetherow

Bend, Ore., 2008

David McLay Kidd

Avg. rating: 6.56

67. (94) Wexford Plantation

Hilton Head Island, S.C., 1983

Willard Byrd, Arnold Palmer

Avg. rating: 6.56

68. (49) Red Ledges Golf Club

Heber City, Utah, 2009

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.55

69. (53) Forest Creek (South)

Southern Pines, N.C., 1996

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.55

70.(64) Isleworth Golf & Country Club

Orlando, Fla., 1986

Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay, Steve Smyers

Avg. rating: 6.54

71. (58) Desert Highlands

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1984

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.53

72. (47) Lake Las Vegas (SouthShore)

Henderson, Nev., 1996

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.53

73. (46) Cordillera Ranch

Boerne, Texas, 2007

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.52

74. (85) Kinderlou Forest

Valdosta, Ga., 2004

Davis Love III

Avg. rating: 6.52

75. (92) Kiawah Island (River)

Kiawah, S.C., 1995

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.50

76. (84) Colleton River (Nicklaus)

Bluffton, S.C., 1992

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.50

77. (35) The Territory

Duncan, Okla., 2005

Randy Heckenkemper

Avg. rating: 6.50

78. (66) Victory Ranch

Park City, Utah, 2009

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.50

79. (81) Troon Golf & Country Club

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1985

Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.49

80. (NR) Hideaway (Dye)

La Quinta, Calif., 2001

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.49

81. (76) Mirabel Club

Scottsdale, Ariz., 2001

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.48

82. (71) Reynolds Plantation

(Great Waters)

Greensboro, Ga., 1992

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.47

83. (NR) Colleton River (Dye)

Bluffton, S.C., 1998

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.47

84. (54) The Powder Horn (Mountain/Stag)

Sheridan, Wyo., 1997

Dick Bailey

Avg. rating: 6.46

85. (67) Greenbrier Sporting Club (The Snead)

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., 2004

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.45

86. (NR) TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge

Snoqualmie, Wash., 1999

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.44

87. (89) Daniel Island (Ralston Creek)

Charleston, S.C., 2006

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.43

88. (NR) Las Campanas (Sunrise)

Santa Fe, N.M., 1993

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.41

89. (75) Spring Creek

Zion Crossroads, Va., 2006

Ed Carton

Avg. rating: 6.40

90. (86) Trump National Golf Club

Jupiter, Fla., 2002

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.39

91. (95) Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek

Naples, Fla., 2002

Arthur Hills

Avg. rating: 6.38

92. (NR) Champion Hills

Hendersonville, N.C., 1991

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.36

93. (77) Forest Highlands (The Meadow)

Flagstaff, Ariz., 1999

Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.36

94. (100) Toscana (South)

Indian Wells, Calif., 2005

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.36

95. (88) Lake Nona

Orlando, Fla., 1984

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.36

96. (NR) The Gallery (North)

Marana, Ariz., 1998

John Fought, Tom Lehman

Avg. rating: 6.35

97. (NR) Belfair (West)

Bluffton, Ga., 1996

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.35

98. (74) Black Creek

Chattanooga, Tenn., 1999

Brian Silva

Avg. rating: 6.35

99. (63) Winchester

Meadow Vista, Calif., 2000

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.35

100. (83) Seven Canyons

Sedona, Ariz., 2003

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.34

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