Golfweek's Best: Classic Courses, 2015

Golfweek's Best: Classic Courses, 2015

Golfweek's Best

Golfweek's Best: Classic Courses, 2015

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

Location, Opened, Type, Designer(s)

1. (1) Pine Valley Golf Club, 9.62

Pine Valley, N.J., 1919, George Crump, Harry S. Colt, p

2. (2) Cypress Point Club, 9.59

Pebble Beach, Calif., 1928, Alister MacKenzie, p

3. (3) Shinnecock Hills, 9.44

Southampton, N.Y., 1931, Howard C. Toomey & William S. Flynn, p

4. (4) National Golf Links of America, 9.28

Southampton, N.Y., 1911, Charles Blair Macdonald, p

5. (5) Augusta National Golf Club, 9.22

Augusta, Ga., 1932, Bobby Jones & Alister MacKenzie, p

6. (6) Oakmont Country Club, 9.10

Oakmont, Pa., 1903, Henry Fownes, p

7. (7) Pebble Beach Golf Links, 8.99

Pebble Beach, Calif., 1919, Douglas Grant & Jack Neville, r

8. (8) Merion Golf Club, 8.95

(East Course) Ardmore, Pa., 1912, Hugh Wilson, p

9. (10) Fishers Island Golf Club, 8.75

Fishers Island, N.Y., 1927, Seth Raynor, p

10. (9) Crystal Downs, 8.69

Frankfort, Mich., 1931, Alister MacKenzie & Perry Maxwell, p

11. (12) Prairie Dunes Country Club, 8.63

Hutchinson, Kan., 1937, Perry Maxwell; Press Maxwell (1957), p

12. (11) Chicago Golf Club, 8.58

Wheaton, Ill., 1894, Charles Blair Macdonald; Seth Raynor (1921), p

13. (14) Seminole Golf Club, 8.53

North Palm Beach, Fla., 1929, Donald Ross, p

14. (13) Pinehurst No. 2, 8.49

Pinehurst, N.C., 1903, Donald Ross, r

15. (15) San Francisco Golf Club, 8.45

San Francisco, 1915, A.W. Tillinghast, p

16. (17) Winged Foot Golf Club, 8.34

(West Course) Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1923, A.W. Tillinghast, p

17. (16) Los Angeles Country Club, 8.32

(North Course) Los Angeles, 1927, Herbert Fowler; George C. Thomas Jr. & William P. Bell; Gil Hanse (2011), p

18. (18) Camargo Club, 8.14

Indian Hill, Ohio, 1921, Seth Raynor, p

19. (19) Riviera Country Club, 8.05

Pacific Palisades, Calif., 1927, George C. Thomas Jr. & William P. Bell, p

20. (23) Shoreacres, 8.02

Lake Bluff, Ill., 1921, Seth Raynor, p

21. (20) Bethpage State Park, 7.99

(Black Course) Farmingdale, N.Y., 1935, A.W. Tillinghast, d

22. (31) Peachtree Golf Club, 7.94

Atlanta, 1948, Bobby Jones & Robert Trent Jones Sr., p

23. (24) The Country Club, 7.94

(Composite Course) Brookline, Mass., 1895, Willie Campbell; Howard C. Toomey & William S. Flynn (1931), p

24. (22) Oakland Hills CC, 7.92

(South Course) Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 1918, Donald Ross, p

25. (25) Plainfield Country Club, 7.92

Plainfield, N.J., 1921, Donald Ross, p

26. (21) Garden City Golf Club, 7.87

Garden City, N.Y., 1901, Devereux Emmet; Walter J. Travis (1910), p

27. (29) Old Town Club, 7.83

Winston-Salem, N.C., 1939, Perry Maxwell, p

28. (27) Olympic Club, 7.82

(Lake Course) San Francisco, 1927, Willie Watson &

Sam Whiting, p

29. (28) Somerset Hills Country Club, 7.81

Bernardsville, N.J., 1918, A.W. Tillinghast, p

30. (26) Southern Hills Country Club, 7.77

Tulsa, Okla., 1936, Perry Maxwell, p

31. (30) Myopia Hunt Club, 7.74

Hamilton, Mass., 1896, Herbert Leeds, p

32. (NR) Philadelphia Cricket Club, 7.74

(Wissahickon Course) Flourtown, Pa., 1922, A.W. Tillinghast, p

33. (35) Quaker Ridge, 7.67

Scarsdale, N.Y., 1926, A.W. Tillinghast, p

34. (33) Winged Foot Golf Club, 7.65

(East Course) Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1923, A.W. Tillinghast, p

35. (34) Pasatiempo, 7.63

Santa Cruz, Calif., 1929, Alister MacKenzie, d

36. (45) Newport Country Club, 7.63

Newport, R.I., 1915, Donald Ross; A.W. Tillinghast, p

37. (37) Valley Club of Montecito, 7.60

Santa Barbara, Calif., 1928, Robert Hunter & Alister MacKenzie, p

38. (36) California Golf Club, 7.58

South San Francisco, Calif., 1926, A. Vernon Macan; Alister MacKenzie (1928), Kyle Phillips (2007), p

39. (32) Wannamoisett Country Club, 7.54

Rumford, R.I., 1916, Donald Ross, p

40. (41) Yeamans Hall Club, 7.52

Charleston, S.C., 1925, Seth Raynor, p

41. (39) Piping Rock, 7.51

Locust Valley, N.Y., 1913, Charles Blair Macdonald &

Seth Raynor, p

42. (58) Eastward Ho!, 7.51

Chatham, Mass., 1922, Herbert Fowler, p

43. (43) Maidstone Club, 7.50

East Hampton, N.Y., 1899, William H. Tucker;

Willie Park Jr. (1925), p

44. (46) Baltusrol Golf Club, 7.49

(Lower Course) Springfield, N.J., 1922,

A.W. Tillinghast, p

45. (48) Kittansett Club, 7.49

Marion, Mass., 1922, Fred Hood, p

46. (40) Inverness Club, 7.45

Toledo, Ohio, 1919, Donald Ross; George Fazio & Tom Fazio (1978), p

47. (42) Baltimore Country Club, 7.45

(East Course) Timonium, Md., 1926, A.W. Tillinghast, p

48. (52) Interlachen Country Club, 7.44

Edina, Minn., 1911, Willie Watson; Donald Ross (1919), p

49. (44) Oak Hill Country Club, 7.44

(East Course) Pittsford, N.Y., 1924, Donald Ross;

George Fazio & Tom Fazio (1979), p

50. (54) Essex County Club, 7.43

Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., 1917, Donald Ross, p

51. (51) Olympia Fields Country Club, 7.42

(North Course) Olympia Fields, Ill., 1922, Willie Park Jr., p

52. (47) Scioto Country Club, 7.41

Columbus, Ohio, 1916, Donald Ross, p

53. (59) Colonial Country Club, 7.41

Fort Worth, Texas, 1935, John Bredemus; Perry Maxwell (1940), p

54. (50) Milwaukee Country Club, 7.41

Milwaukee, 1929, Charles H. Alison, p

55. (38) The Course at Yale, 7.40

New Haven, Conn., 1926, C.B. Macdonald & Seth Raynor, p

56. (57) Aronimink Golf Club, 7.38

Newtown Square, Pa., 1928, Donald Ross, p

57. (53) Baltusrol Golf Club, 7.37

(Upper Course) Springfield, N.J., 1922, A.W. Tillinghast, p

58. (49) St. Louis Country Club, 7.36

St. Louis, 1914, Charles Blair Macdonald & Seth Raynor, p

59. (55) Sleepy Hollow Country Club, 7.33

Scarborough-on-Hudson, N.Y., 1914, Charles Blair Macdonald, & Seth Raynor; Gil Hanse (2010), p

60. (61) Ridgewood Country Club, 7.32

(Championship Course) Paramus, N.J., 1929,

A.W. Tillinghast, p

61. (64) Brookside Country Club, 7.30

Canton, Ohio, 1922, Donald Ross, p

62. (76) NCR Country Club, 7.30

(South Course) Kettering, Ohio, 1954, Dick Wilson, p

63. (56) Canterbury Golf Club, 7.29

Beachwood, Ohio, 1922, Herbert Strong, p

64. (69) Mountain Lake Country Club, 7.27

Lake Wales, Fla., 1917, Seth Raynor, p

65. (63) Lancaster Country Club, 7.25

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

66. (78) Fox Chapel Golf Club, 7.24

Pittsburgh, 1925, Seth Raynor & Charles Banks, p

67. (67) Augusta Country Club, 7.24

Augusta, Ga., 1927, Donald Ross, p

68. (60) Salem Country Club, 7.23

Peabody, Mass., 1925, Donald Ross, p

69. (68) East Lake Golf Club, 7.20

Atlanta, 1915, Donald Ross; George Cobb (1960);

Rees Jones (1994), p

70. (62) Holston Hills Country Club, 7.19

Knoxville, Tenn., 1928, Donald Ross, p

71. (NR) Lawsonia Golf Club, 7.17

(Links Course) Green Lake, Wis., 1929, William B. Langford & Theodore J. Moreau, d

72. (66) White Bear Yacht Club, 7.16

White Bear Lake, Minn., 1916, Donald Ross, p

73. (65) Congressional Country Club, 7.15

(Blue Course) Bethesda, Md., 1924, Devereux Emmet; Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1959); Rees Jones (2008), p

74. (84) Bel-Air Country Club, 7.15

Los Angeles, 1927, George C. Thomas Jr. & William

P. Bell, p

75. (74) Country Club of Fairfield, 7.15

Fairfield, Conn., 1914, Seth Raynor; A.W. Tillinghast (1925); Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1962), p

76. (73) Medinah Country Club, 7.13

(No. 3 Course) Medinah, Ill., 1928, Tom Bendelow;

Roger Packard (1986); Rees Jones (2011), p

77. (71) Franklin Hills Country Club, 7.12

Franklin, Mich., 1926, Donald Ross, p

78. (NR) Laurel Valley Golf Club, 7.10

Ligonier, Pa., 1959, Dick Wilson, p

79. (72) Charlotte Country Club, 7.09

Charlotte, N.C., 1923, Donald Ross, p

80. (80) Fenway Golf Club, 7.08

Scarsdale, N.Y., 1924, A.W. Tillinghast, p

81. (79) Creek Club, 7.06

Locust Valley, N.Y., 1925, C.B. Macdonald & Seth Raynor, p

82. (83) Minikahda Club, 7.03

Minneapolis, 1907, Donald Ross; Willie Watson (1917), p

83. (70) Omni Homestead Resort, 7.03

(Cascades Course) Hot Springs, Va., 1923, William

S. Flynn, r

84. (81) Skokie Country Club, 7.03

Glencoe, Ill., 1938, William B. Langford, Theodore J. Moreau; Tom Bendelow (1904); Donald Ross (1915), p

85. (77) Mid Pines Club, 7.02

Southern Pines, N.C., 1921, Donald Ross; Kyle Frantz (2013), r

86. (89) Whippoorwill Country Club, 7.01

Armonk, N.Y., 1925, Donald Ross; Charles Banks (1929), p

87. (82) Sankaty Head Golf Club, 7.01

Siasconset, Mass., 1921, H. Emerson Armstrong, p

88. (88) Kirtland Country Club, 7.00

Willoughby, Ohio, 1921, Charles H. Alison, p

89. (87) Monroe Golf Club, 6.96

Pittsford, N.Y., 1923, Donald Ross, p

90. (75) Cherry Hills Country Club, 6.95

Englewood, Colo., 1923, William S. Flynn, p

91. (95) Philadelphia Country Club, 6.95

(Spring Mill) Gladwyne, Pa., 1927, Howard C. Toomey & William S. Flynn, p

92. (92) Taconic Golf Club, 6.95

Williamstown, Mass., 1927, Wayne Stiles & John

van Kleek, p

93. (98) Indianwood Country Club, 6.94

(Old Course) Lake Orion, Mich., 1928, William Connellan & Wilfred Reid, p

94. (97) Ekwanok Country Club, 6.93

Manchester, Vt., 1899, Walter J. Travis, p

95. (90) CC of Birmingham, 6.92

(West Course) Birmingham, Ala., 1929, Donald Ross;

Pete Dye (1986), p

96. (NR) Indian Creek Golf Club*, 6.90

Indian Creek Village, Fla., 1930, Howard C. Toomey & William S. Flynn, p

97. (91) Whitinsville Golf Club, 6.90

Whitinsville, Mass., 1923, Donald Ross, p

98. (93) Beverly Country Club, 6.89

Chicago, 1907, Donald Ross, p

99. (NR) The Greenbrier*, 6.87

(Old White TPC) White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., 1915, Charles Blair Macdonald & Seth Raynor; Lester George (2009), r

100. (100) St. George’s Golf & CC, 6.87

Stony Brook, N.Y., 1917, Devereux Emmet, p

NR-Not ranked

*-new to list; #-returns to list

d–daily fee; p-private; r-resort

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