Golfweek’s Best: Residential Courses, 2016

Golfweek’s Best: Residential Courses, 2016

Golfweek's Best

Golfweek’s Best: Residential Courses, 2016

Location, opened

Architect(s)

Avg. rating

1. (1) Wade Hampton Club

Cashiers, N.C., 1988

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.92


2. (2) Rock Creek Cattle Co.

Deer Lodge, Mont., 2008

Tom Doak

Avg. rating: 7.85


3. (4) Huntsman Springs

Driggs, Idaho, 2009

David McLay Kidd

Avg. rating: 7.57


4. (3) Shooting Star GC

Teton Village, Wyo., 2009

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.54


5. (6) Colorado GC

Parker, Colo., 2007

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.53


6. (5) Gozzer Ranch GC

Arrowpoint, Idaho, 2007

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.51


7. (7) Oak Tree National

Edmond, Okla., 1975

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 7.41


8. (11) Estancia

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1995

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.39


9. (8) Castle Pines GC

Castle Rock, Colo., 1981

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 7.30


10. (13) Mayacama Golf Club

Santa Rosa, Calif., 2001

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 7.30


11. (12) Pronghorn (Fazio)

Bend, Ore., 2006

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.29


12. (10) Mountain Lake

Lake Wales, Fla., 1917

Seth Raynor

Avg. rating: 7.28


13. (9) Mountaintop

Cashiers, N.C., 2007

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.25


14. (14) Martis Camp

Truckee, Calif., 2007

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.22


15. (15) Patriot GC

Owasso, Okla., 2010

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 7.20


16. (NR) Rock Creek GC of Idaho

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 2012

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 7.17


17. (16) The Rim

Payson, Ariz., 1998

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 7.14


18. (29) John’s Island West

Vero Beach, Fla., 1989

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.13


19. (17) Long Cove

Hilton Head Island, S.C., 1982

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 7.12


20. (26) The Madison Club

La Quinta, Calif., 2006

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.11


21. (20) GC at Cuscowilla

Eatonton, Ga., 1998

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.07


22. (18) Clear Creek

Tahoe, Nev., 2009

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.06


23. (19) Forest Highlands (The Canyon)

Flagstaff, Ariz., 1989

Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 7.04


24. (21) Jupiter Hills Club (Hills)

Tequesta, Fla., 1970

George Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.03


25. (32) Forest Dunes GC

Roscommon, Mich., 2003

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 7.03


26. (28) Spring Island/Old Tabby Links

Okatie, S.C., 1994

Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay

Avg. rating: 7.03


27. (22) Concession GC

Bradenton, Fla., 2006

Jack Nicklaus, Tony Jacklin

Avg. rating: 7.02


28. (NR) The Ford Plantation

Richmond Hill, Ga., 1988

Pete Dye, Tim Liddy

Avg. rating: 7.00


29. (NR) Snake River Sporting Club

Jackson, Wyo., 2006

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 7.00


30. (27) Diamond Creek GC

Banner Elk, N.C., 2003

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.99


31. (25) Lahontan

Truckee, Calif., 1999

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.99


32. (30) Paa-Ko Ridge GC

Sandia Park, N.M., 2000

Ken Dye

Avg. rating: 6.99


33. (24) Quarry at La Quinta

La Quinta, Calif., 1994

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.98


34. (33) Stone Canyon

Tucson, Ariz., 2000

Jay Morrish

Avg. rating: 6.97


35. (23) Kiawah (Cassique)

Kiawah Island, S.C., 2000

Tom Watson

Avg. rating: 6.95


36. (43) Cliffs at Mountain Park

Travelers Rest, S.C., 2013

Gary Player

Avg. rating: 6.94


37. (34) Tradition at La Quinta

La Quinta, Calif., 1998

Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay

Avg. rating: 6.92


38. (31) The Stock Farm

Hamilton, Mont., 1999

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.92


39. (38) Frederica GC

St. Simons Island, Ga., 2004

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.88


40. (35) The Preserve

Carmel Valley, Calif., 2000

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.87


41. (37) The Glacier Club at Tamarron

Durango, Colo., 1975

Arthur Hills

Avg. rating: 6.86


42. (36) Black Diamond Ranch (Quarry)

Lecanto, Fla., 1988

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.84


43. (39) Black Rock

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 2003

Jim Engh

Avg. rating: 6.84


44. (42) Forest Creek GC (North)

Southern Pines, N.C., 2005

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.83


45. (41) Southern Highlands

Las Vegas, 1999

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.82


46. (46) Stone Eagle GC

Palm Desert, Calif., 2005

Tom Doak

Avg. rating: 6.78


47. (44) Dalhousie Golf Club

Cape Girardeau, Mo., 2002

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.76


48. (45) GC at Ravenna

Littleton, Colo., 2007

Jay Morrish

Avg. rating: 6.76


49. (48) Spanish Peaks

Big Sky, Mont., 2006

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.75


50. (49) Briggs Ranch GC

San Antonio, 2001

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.74


51. (40) Currahee Club

Toccoa, Ga., 2004

Jim Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.74


52. (NR) Horseshoe Bay CC (Summit Rock)

Horseshoe Bay, Texas, 2012

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.74


53. (47) Quintero Golf Club

Peoria, Ariz., 2000

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.72


54. (51) The Bear’s Club

Jupiter, Fla., 2000

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.70


55. (53) Escondido

Horseshoe Bay, Texas, 2006

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.68


56. (56) Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards

Sunset, S.C., 1999

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.68


57. (55) Rainmakers GC

Ruidoso, N.M., 2008

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.65


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

The Woodlands, Texas, 2004

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.65


59. (50) Black Rock

Hingham, Mass., 2002

Brian Silva

Avg. rating: 6.65


60. (52) Promontory (Painted Valley)

Park City, Utah, 2007

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.64


61. (64) Olde Stone

Bowling Green, Ky., 2006

Arthur Hills

Avg. rating: 6.63


62. (63) Glenwild GC

Park City, Utah, 2001

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.63


63. (59) Spanish Oaks Golf Club

Bee Cave, Texas, 2002

Bobby Weed

Avg. rating: 6.63


64. (62) Golf Club at Briar’s Creek

John’s Island, S.C., 2001

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.61


65. (58) Redlands Mesa

Grand Junction, Colo., 2001

Jim Engh

Avg. rating: 6.61


66. (60) Talisker Club at Tuhaye

Tuhaye, Utah, 2005

Mark O’Meara

Avg. rating: 6.60


67. (75) Kiawah Island (River)

Kiawah, S.C., 1995

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.59


68. (66) Tetherow

Bend, Ore., 2008

David McLay Kidd

Avg. rating: 6.58


69. (71) Desert Highlands

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1984

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.58


70. (54) Bright’s Creek GC

Mill Spring, N.C., 2006

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.57


71. (61) Rancho Santa Fe CC

Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 1929

Max Behr

Avg. rating: 6.57


72. (78) Victory Ranch GC

Park City, Utah, 2009

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.56


73. (69) Forest Creek GC (South)

Southern Pines, N.C., 1996

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.56


74. (68) Red Ledges GC

Heber City, Utah, 2009

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.55


75. (76) Colleton River (Nicklaus)

Bluffton, S.C., 1992

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.54


76. (74) Kinderlou Forest GC

Valdosta, Ga., 2004

Davis Love III

Avg. rating: 6.53


77. (80) Hideaway (Dye)

La Quinta, Calif., 2001

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.51


78. (81) Mirabel Club

Scottsdale, Ariz., 2001

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.50


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

The Woodlands, Texas, 2001

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.50


80. (77) The Territory

Duncan, Okla., 2005

Randy Heckenkemper

Avg. rating: 6.50


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

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., 2004

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.50


82. (72) GC at SouthShore

Henderson, Nev., 1996

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.48


83. (67) Wexford Golf Club

Hilton Head Island, S.C., 1984

Willard Byrd

Avg. rating: 6.48


84. (73) Cordillera Ranch

Boerne, Texas, 2007

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.47


85. (79) Troon G&CC

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1985

Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.46


86. (70) Isleworth G&CC

Orlando, Fla., 1986

Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay, Steve Smyers

Avg. rating: 6.46


87. (84) The Powder Horn

Sheridan, Wyo., 1997

Dick Bailey

Avg. rating: 6.45


88. (83) Colleton River (Dye)

Bluffton, S.C., 1998

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.45


89. (82) Reynolds Plantation (Great Waters)

Greensboro, Ga., 1992

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.45


90. (86) TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge

Snoqualmie, Wash., 1999

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.44


91. (NR) Loxahatchee Club

Jupiter, Fla., 1984

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.44


92. (NR) Cliffs at Walnut Cove

Arden, N.C., 2005

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.43


93. (97) Belfair (West)

Bluffton, S.C., 1996

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.42


94. (NR) The Bridges at Rancho Sante Fe

Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 2001

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Avg. rating: 6.42


95. (93) Forest Highlands (The Meadow)

Flagstaff, Ariz., 1999

Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.41


96. (91) The GC at Fiddler’s Creek (Creek)

Naples, Fla., 2002

Arthur Hills

Avg. rating: 6.41


97. (95) Lake Nona GC

Orlando, Fla., 1984

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.40


98. (87) Daniel Island (Ralston Creek)

Charleston, S.C., 2006

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.39


99. (NR) Desert Mountain (Chiricahua)

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1999

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.39


100. (NR) Creighton Farms

Aldie, Va., 2008

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.38


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Robert Von Hagge


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Jack Nicklaus, Jack Nicklaus II


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Bluffton, S.C., 2001

Tom Fazio


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Bluffton, S.C., 2002

Tom Fazio


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Tom Fazio


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Keith Foster


Desert Mountain (Geronimo)

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Jack Nicklaus


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Scottsdale, Ariz., 2004

Jack Nicklaus


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Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 1998

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Federal Club

Glen Allen, Va., 2007

Arnold Palmer, Harrison Minchew


Gaillardia CC

Oklahoma City, Okla., 1998

Arthur Hills, Tom Kite


Gleneagles CC (Legends)

Delray Beach, Fla., 1985

Karl Litten, Kip Schulties


Golden Ocala G&CC

Ocala, Fla., 1986

Ron Garl


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Jim Hardy, Peter Jacobsen


Golf Club at Irish Creek

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Davis Love III


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Ron Farris


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Ipswich, Mass., 2003

Dana Fry, Michael Hurdzan


Greystone (Legacy)

Birmingham, Ala., 2000

Rees Jones


Grizzly Ranch GC

Portola, Calif., 2005

Bob Cupp


Haig Point

Daufuskie Island, S.C., 1986

Rees Jones


Hammock Dunes (Creek)

Palm Coast, Fla., 2003

Rees Jones


Harbor Club

Greensboro, Ga., 1991

Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf


Headwaters Club at Teton Springs

Victor, Idaho, 2005

Gary Stephenson


Hideaway (Clark)

La Quinta, Calif., 2004

Clive Clark


Kohanaiki

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 2014

Rees Jones


Lakewood Shores Resort (Gailes)

Oscoda, Mich., 1992

Kevin Aldridge


Landfall CC (Dye)

Wilmington, N.C., 1987

Pete Dye


Landings Club (Deer Creek)

Skidaway, Ga., 1991

Tom Fazio


Las Campanas (Sunrise)

Santa Fe, N.M., 1993

Jack Nicklaus


Las Campanas (Sunset)

Santa Fe, N.M., 2000

Jack Nicklaus


Laughlin Ranch

Bullhead City, Ariz., 2005

Dave Druzisky


Miramont GC

Bryan, Texas, 2006

Robert Trent Jones Jr.


Mirasol (Sunset)

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 2003

Tom Fazio


Montreux GC

Reno, Nev., 1997

Jack Nicklaus


Old American GC

The Colony, Texas, 2009

Tripp Davis, Justin Leonard


Old Greenwood

Truckee, Calif., 2004

Jack Nicklaus


Old Marsh

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 1988

Pete Dye


Old North State Club (Uwharrie Point)

New London, N.C., 1992

Tom Fazio


Orangeburg CC

Orangeburg, S.C., 1959

Ellis Maples


Parkland G&CC

Parkland, Fla., 2004

Greg Norman


PGA West (Nicklaus Private)

La Quinta, Calif., 1987

Jack Nicklaus


Pine Canyon Club

Flagstaff, Ariz., 2004

Jay Morrish


Quechee Club (Highland)

Quechee, Vt., 2002

Geoffrey S. Cornish, William G. Robinson


Reserve at Lake Keowee

Sunset, S.C., 2002

Jack Nicklaus


Reynolds Plantation (National)

Greensboro, Ga., 1997

Tom Fazio


Saddle Creek GC

Copperopolis, Calif., 1996

Tad Buchanan, Carter Morrish


Sand Creek CC (Creek/Marsh)

Chesterton, Ind., 1979

Ken Killian, Dick Nugent


Schaffer’s Mill

Truckee, Calif., 2008

John Harbottle, Johnny Miller


Scotch Hall Preserve

Edenton, N.C., 2008

Arnold Palmer


Shark’s Tooth GC

Lake Powell, Fla., 2002

Greg Norman


Silverleaf GC

Scottsdale, Ariz., 2002

Tom Weiskopf


Somerby Golf Club

Byron, Minn., 2004

John Fought


Southern Hills Plantation Club

Brooksville, Fla., 2005

Pete Dye


Spring Creek GC

Zion Crossroads, Va., 2006

Ed Carton


Superstition Mountain (Lost Gold)

Superstition Mountain, Ariz., 1998

Jack Nicklaus


Superstition Mountain (Prospector)

Superstition Mountain, Ariz., 1997

Jack Nicklaus


Talis Park GC

Naples, Fla., 2004

Pete Dye, Greg Norman


Tennessee National GC

Loudon, Tenn., 2006

Greg Norman


The Peninsula GC

Millsboro, Del., 2006

Jack Nicklaus


The Gallery (North)

Marana, Ariz., 1998

John Fought, Tom Lehman


The Gallery (South)

Marana, Ariz., 2004

John Fought


The Reserve GC

Pawleys Island, S.C., 1999

Greg Norman


The River Club

Suwanee, Ga., 2005

Greg Norman


The Virginian

Bristol, Va., 1993

Tom Fazio


The Wilderness Club of Montana

Eureka, Mont., 2009

Nick Faldo


Three Creek Ranch

Jackson, Wyo., 2005

Rees Jones


Tidewater Plantation

Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1993

Ken Tomlinson


Toscana CC (South)

Indian Wells, Calif., 2005

Jack Nicklaus


TPC Craig Ranch

McKinney, Texas, 2004

Tom Weiskopf


TPC Potomac

Potomac, Md., 2009

Jim Hardy, Steve Wenzloff


TPC Sugarloaf

Duluth, Ga., 1997

Greg Norman


TPC Summerlin

Las Vegas, 1992

Bobby Weed


Treyburn CC

Durham, N.C., 1990

Tom Fazio


Trump National GC Colts Neck

Colts Neck, N.J., 2004

Jerry Pate


Trump National GC Jupiter

Jupiter, Fla., 2002

Jack Nicklaus


Tullymore GC

Stanwood, Mich., 2001

Jim Engh


Vaquero Club

Westlake, Texas, 2001

Tom Fazio


Vintage Club (Desert)

Indian Wells, Calif., 1983

Tom Fazio


Vintage Club (Mountain)

Indian Wells, Calif., 1981

Tom Fazio


Winchester GC

Meadow Vista, Calif., 2000

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

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