Golfweek's Best: Modern Courses, 2015

Golfweek's Best: Modern Courses, 2015

Golfweek's Best

Golfweek's Best: Modern Courses, 2015

Rank (Rank in 2014), Name, Avg. rating

Location; Opened, Designer(s), Type

1. (1) Sand Hills Golf Club, 9.20

Mullen, Neb., 1995, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, p

2. (2) Pacific Dunes, 8.88

Bandon, Ore., 2001, Tom Doak, r

3. (3) Friar’s Head, 8.59

Baiting Hollow, N.Y., 2003, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, p

4. (5) Ballyneal, 8.53

Holyoke, Colo., 2006, Tom Doak, p

5. (6) Old Macdonald, 8.41

Bandon, Ore., 2010, Tom Doak, Jim Urbina, r

6. (4) Whistling Straits, 8.40

(Straits Course) Kohler, Wis., 1997, Pete Dye, r

7. (7) Sebonack Golf Club, 8.31

Southampton, N.Y., 2006, Tom Doak, Jack Nicklaus, p

8. (8) Bandon Dunes, 8.25

Bandon, Ore., 1999, David McLay Kidd, r

9. (10) Shadow Creek Golf Club, 8.11

North Las Vegas, Nev., 1990, Tom Fazio, r

10. (12) Muirfield Village Golf Club, 8.00

Dublin, Ohio, 1974, Jack Nicklaus, p

11. (13) Kinloch, 7.99

Richmond, Va., 2000, Lester George, p

12. (11) The Golf Club, 7.94

New Albany, Ohio, 1967, Pete Dye, p

13. (9) Pete Dye Golf Club, 7.92

Bridgeport, W.Va., 1994, Pete Dye, p

14. (17) Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, 7.92

Kiawah Island, S.C., 1991, Pete Dye, r

15. (14) Wade Hampton Club, 7.92

Cashiers, N.C., 1988, Tom Fazio, p

16. (15) Old Sandwich Golf Club, 7.86

Plymouth, Mass., 2004, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, p

17. (16) Rock Creek Cattle Co. , 7.85

Deer Lodge, Mont., 2008, Tom Doak, p

18. (26) Kingsley Club, 7.80

Kingsley, Mich., 2001, Mike Devries, p

19. (21) TPC Sawgrass, 7.79

(Players Stadium Course) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 1981, Pete Dye, r

20. (19) Boston Golf Club, 7.78

Hingham, Mass., 2005, Gil Hanse, p

21. (22) Bandon Trails, 7.75

Bandon, Ore., 2005, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, r

22. (20) Spyglass Hill Golf Club, 7.73

Pebble Beach, Calif., 1966, Robert Trent Jones Sr., r

23. (39) Dismal River Club, 7.67

(Red Course) Mullen, Neb., 2013, Tom Doak, p

24. (25) Calusa Pines, 7.67

Naples, Fla., 2001, Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry, p

25. (18) Honors Course, 7.66

Ooltewah, Tenn., 1983, Pete Dye, p

26. (38) Galloway National Golf Club, 7.64

Galloway Township, N.J., 1995, Tom Fazio, p

27. (23) Huntsman Springs, 7.57

Driggs, Idaho, 2009, David McLay Kidd, p

28. (32) Double Eagle Golf Club, 7.57

Galena, Ohio, 1991, Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf, p

29. (24) Chambers Bay, 7.56

University Place, Wash., 2007, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Bruce Charlton & Jay Blasi, d

30. (29) Streamsong Resort, 7.56

(Red Course) Streamsong, Fla., 2012, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, r

31. (27) Shooting Star Golf Club, 7.54

Teton Village, Wyo., 2009, Tom Fazio, p

32. (28) Dunes Club, 7.54

New Buffalo, Mich., 1995, Dick Nugent, p

33. (36) Colorado Golf Club, 7.54

Parker, Colo., 2007, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, p

34. (30) Arcadia Bluffs, 7.51

Arcadia, Mich., 1999, Rick Smith, d

35. (31) Gozzer Ranch Golf Club, 7.50

Arrowpoint, Idaho, 2007, Tom Fazio, p

36. (33) Monterey Peninsula CC, 7.48

(Shore Course) Pebble Beach, Calif., 1961, Robert Baldock, Jack Neville, Michael Strantz, p

37. (34) Dallas National Golf Club, 7.47

Dallas, 2003, Tom Fazio, p

38. (37) Desert Forest Golf Club, 7.43

Carefree, Ariz., 1962, Red Lawrence, p

39. (41) Oak Tree National, 7.41

Edmond, Okla., 1975, Pete Dye, p

40. (40) Whispering Pines, 7.41

Trinity, Texas, 2000, Chet Williams, p

41. (55) Estancia, 7.40

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1995, Tom Fazio, p

42. (42) Harbour Town Golf Links, 7.35

Hilton Head Island, S.C., 1970, Pete Dye, r

43. (43) Streamsong Resort, 7.33

(Blue Course) Streamsong, Fla., 2012, Tom Doak, r

44. (52) Fallen Oak Golf Club, 7.32

Saucier, Miss., 2006, Tom Fazio, r

45. (35) Castle Pines Golf Club, 7.30

Castle Rock, Colo., 1981, Jack Nicklaus, p

46. (74) Spring Hill, 7.29

Orono, Minn., 1999, Tom Fazio, p

47. (44) Mayacama Golf Club, 7.28

Santa Rosa, Calif., 2001, Jack Nicklaus, p

48. (45) Butler National Golf Club, 7.28

Oak Brook, Ill., 1974, Tom Fazio, George Fazio, p

49. (48) Pronghorn, 7.27

(Fazio Course) Bend, Ore., 2006, Tom Fazio, p

50. (46) Shelter Harbor Golf Club, 7.27

Westerly, R.I., 2005, Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry, p

51. (49) Mountaintop, 7.25

Cashiers, N.C., 2007, Tom Fazio, p

52. (64) Kapalua Golf Club, 7.25

(Plantation Course) Maui, Hawaii, 1991, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, r

53. (60) Atlantic Golf Club, 7.23

Bridgehampton, N.Y., 1992, Rees Jones, p

54. (56) Black Sheep Golf Club, 7.23

Sugar Grove, Ill., 2002, David Esler, p

55. (50) Martis Camp, 7.22

Truckee, Calif., 2007, Tom Fazio, p

56. (47) Blackwolf Run, 7.20

(River Course) Kohler, Wis., 1988, Pete Dye, r

57. (59) Quail Hollow Club, 7.20

Charlotte, N.C., 1961, George Cobb, Tom Fazio, p

58. (57) Trump National Golf Club, 7.20

(Old Course) Bedminster, N.J., 2004, Tom Fazio, p

59. (51) Patriot Golf Club, 7.20

Owasso, Okla., 2010, Robert Trent Jones Jr., p

60. (54) Wolf Run, 7.19

Zionsville, Ind., 1990, Steve Smyers, p

61. (66) The Rim, 7.14

Payson, Ariz., 1998, Tom Weiskopf, p

62. (53) Bayonne Golf Club, 7.14

Bayonne, N.J., 2006, Eric Bergstol, p

63. (95) John’s Island Club, 7.14

(West Course) Vero Beach, Fla., 1989, Tom Fazio, p

64. (71) Hidden Creek, 7.13

Egg Harbor Township, N.J., 2002, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, p

65. (92) Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, 7.13

Lake Manassas, Va., 1991, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Roger Rulewich, p

66. (68) Greywalls at Marquette GC, 7.13

Marquette, Mich., 2005, Mike Devries, d

67. (62) Olde Farm, 7.11

Bristol, Va., 2001, Bobby Weed, p

68. (58) Wild Horse, 7.10

Gothenburg, Neb., 1999, Dave Axland, Dan Proctor, d

69. (80) Crooked Stick, 7.09

Carmel, Ind., 1964, Pete Dye, p

70. (88) Shoal Creek, 7.08

Birmingham, Ala., 1976, Jack Nicklaus, p

71. (69) Golf Club at Cuscowilla, 7.06

Eatonton, Ga., 1998, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, r

72. (73) Hazeltine National Golf Club, 7.06

Chaska, Minn., 1962, Robert Trent Jones Sr.; Rees Jones (1989), p

73. (NR) Gamble Sands*, 7.06

Brewster, Wash., 2014, David McLay Kidd, d

74. (NR) Grandfather Golf & CC*, 7.06

Linville, N.C., 1968, Ellis Maples, p

75. (89) Wine Valley Golf Course, 7.06

Walla Walla, Wash., 2009, Dan Hixson, d

76. (63) Clear Creek, 7.06

Tahoe, Nev., 2009, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, p

77. (72) Sea Island Golf Club, 7.05

(Seaside Course) St. Simons Island, Ga., 2000, Charles H. Alison, Harry S. Colt, Tom Fazio, Joe Lee, r

78. (77) Jupiter Hills Club, 7.05

(Hills Course) Tequesta, Fla., 1970, George Fazio, p

79. (70) Forest Highlands, 7.04

(The Canyon Course) Flagstaff, Ariz., 1989, Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf, p

80. (80) Concession Golf Club, 7.04

Bradenton, Fla., 2006, Jack Nicklaus, Tony Jacklin, p

81. (61) Long Cove, 7.04

Hilton Head Island, S.C., 1982, Pete Dye, p

82. (86) The Prairie Club, 7.04

(Dunes) Valentine, Neb., 2010, Tom Lehman, r

83. (NR) Quarry at La Quinta, 7.03

La Quinta, Calif., 1994, Tom Fazio, p

84. (67) Spring Island, 7.03

(Old Tabby Links) Okatie, S.C., 1994, Arnold Palmer, p

85. (97) Forest Dunes Golf Club, 7.03

Roscommon, Mich., 2003, Tom Weiskopf, d

86. (79) Eugene Country Club, 7.01

Eugene, Ore., 1967, H. Chandler Egan, p

87. (87) Ocean Forest Golf Club, 7.00

Sea Island, Ga., 1994, Rees Jones, p

88. (NR) Diamond Creek Golf Club, 6.99

Banner Elk, N.C., 2003, Tom Fazio, p

89. (96) Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club, 6.99

Sandia Park, N.M., 2000, Ken Dye, d

90. (93) Stonewall Golf Club, 6.99

(Original Course) Bulltown, Pa., 1993, Tom Doak, p

91. (90) Atlanta Athletic Club, 6.98

(Highlands Course) Duluth, Ga., 1967, Joe Finger, Rees Jones, p

92. (81) Secession Golf Club, 6.98

Gibbes Island, S.C., 1992, Bruce Devlin, p

93. (76) Lahontan, 6.98

Truckee, Calif., 1999, Tom Weiskopf, p

94. (98) Trump National Doral Miami, 6.98

(Blue Monster) Doral, Fla., 1962, Dick Wilson; Gil Hanse (2014), r

95. (83) Kiawah Island Club, 6.97

(Cassique) Kiawah Island, S.C., 2000, Tom Watson, p

96. (NR) Naples National Golf Club, 6.96

Naples, Fla., 1993, Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry, p

97. (85) Saucon Valley Country Club, 6.95

(Weyhill) Bethlehem, Pa., 1969, David Gordon, William Gordon, p

98. (75) Austin Golf Club, 6.95

Austin, Texas, 2001, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, p

99. (82) Harvester, 6.95

Ames, Iowa, 2000, Keith Foster, d

100. (NR) The Cliffs at Mountain Park*, 6.94

Travelers Rest, S.C., 2013, Gary Player, p

NR-Not ranked

*-new to list; #-returns to list

d–daily fee; p-private; r-resort

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