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Golfweek’s Best: Classic Courses, 2016

Pasatiempo, ranked No. 34
Pasatiempo, ranked No. 34 (( Pasatiempo ) )

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

Location, Opened, Type, Designer(s)

1.   (1) Pine Valley GC, 9.60

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, 9.42

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 GC, 9.25

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

6.   (6) Oakmont CC, 9.10

Oakmont, Pa., 1903, Henry Fownes, p

7.   (8) Merion GC (East), 8.97

Ardmore, Pa., 1912, Hugh Wilson, p

8.   (7) Pebble Beach Golf Links, 8.92

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

9.   (9) Fishers Island GC, 8.78

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

10. (12) Chicago GC, 8.70

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

11. (10) Crystal Downs, 8.63

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

12. (11) Prairie Dunes CC, 8.63

Hutchinson, Kan., 1937, Perry Maxwell; Press Maxwell, p

13. (13) Seminole GC, 8.54

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

14. (14) Pinehurst No. 2, 8.51

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

15. (15) San Francisco GC, 8.40

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

16. (17) Los Angeles CC (North), 8.39

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

17. (16) Winged Foot GC (West), 8.33

Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1923, A.W. Tillinghast, p

18. (18) Camargo Club, 8.10

Indian Hill, Ohio, 1921, Seth Raynor, p

19. (24) Oakland Hills CC (South), 8.07

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 1918, Donald Ross, p

20. (19) Riviera CC, 8.05

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

21. (20) Shoreacres, 8.04

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

22. (21) Bethpage State Park (Black), 7.98

Farmingdale, N.Y., 1935, A.W. Tillinghast, d

23. (22) Peachtree GC, 7.98

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

24. (25) Plainfield CC, 7.94

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

25. (29) Somerset Hills CC, 7.91

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

26. (23) The Country Club (Composite), 7.91

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

27. (27) Old Town Club, 7.88

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

28. (26) Garden City GC, 7.85

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

29. (31) Myopia Hunt Club, 7.83

Hamilton, Mass., 1896, Herbert Leeds, p

30. (32) Philadelphia Cricket Club (Wissahickon), 7.80

Flourtown, Pa., 1922, A.W. Tillinghast, p

31. (28) Olympic Club (Lake), 7.78

San Francisco, 1929, Willie Watson & Sam Whiting, p

32. (30) Southern Hills CC, 7.73

Tulsa, Okla., 1936, Perry Maxwell, p

33. (33) Quaker Ridge, 7.70

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

34. (35) Pasatiempo, 7.65

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

35. (34) Winged Foot GC (East), 7.64

Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1923, A.W. Tillinghast, p

36. (43) Maidstone Club, 7.64

East Hampton, N.Y., 1899, William H.  Tucker; Willie Park Jr. (1925), p

37. (38) California GC, 7.59

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

38. (37) Valley Club of Montecito, 7.58

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

39. (36) Newport CC, 7.56

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

40. (47) Baltimore CC (East), 7.56

Timonium, Md., 1926, A.W. Tillinghast, p

41. (46) Inverness Club, 7.53

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

42. (41) Piping Rock, 7.52

Locust Valley, N.Y., 1913, Charles Blair Macdonald & Seth Raynor, p

43. (39) Wannamoisett CC, 7.52

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

44. (40) Yeamans Hall Club, 7.52

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

45. (44) Baltusrol GC (Lower), 7.52

Springfield, N.J., 1922, A.W. Tillinghast, p

46. (45) Kittansett Club, 7.51

Marion, Mass., 1922, Fred Hood, p

47. (42) Eastward Ho!, 7.51

Chatham, Mass., 1922, Herbert Fowler, p

48. (55) The Course at Yale, 7.44

New Haven, Conn., 1926, Charles Blair Macdonald & Seth Raynor, p

49. (50) Essex County Club, 7.43

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

50. (54) Milwaukee CC, 7.42

Milwaukee, 1929, Charles H. Alison, p

51. (51) Olympia Fields CC (North), 7.41

Olympia Fields, Ill., 1922, Willie Park Jr., p

52. (57) Baltusrol GC (Upper), 7.39

Springfield, N.J., 1922, A.W. Tillinghast, p

53. (48) Interlachen CC, 7.38

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

54. (49) Oak Hill CC (East), 7.36

Pittsford, N.Y., 1924, Donald Ross; George Fazio & Tom Fazio (1979), p

55. (59) Sleepy Hollow CC, 7.36

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

56. (52) Scioto CC, 7.35

Columbus, Ohio, 1916, Donald Ross, p

57. (53) Colonial CC, 7.35

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

58. (56) Aronimink GC, 7.35

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

59. (63) Canterbury GC, 7.33

Beachwood, Ohio, 1922, Herbert Strong, p

60. (71) Lawsonia GC (Links), 7.33

Green Lake, Wis., 1929, William B. Langford & Theodore J. Moreau, d

61. (58) St. Louis CC, 7.31

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

62. (61) Brookside CC, 7.30

Canton, Ohio, 1922, Donald Ross, p

63. (65) Lancaster CC, 7.28

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

64. (60) Ridgewood CC (Championship), 7.28

Paramus, N.J., 1929, A.W. Tillinghast, p

65. (62) NCR CC (South), 7.28

Kettering, Ohio, 1954, Dick Wilson, p

66. (69) East Lake GC, 7.24

Atlanta, 1915, Donald Ross; George Cobb (1960); Rees Jones (1994), p

67. (64) Mountain Lake CC, 7.23

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

68. (67) Augusta CC, 7.22

Augusta, Ga., 1927, Donald Ross, p

69. (66) Fox Chapel GC, 7.22

Pittsburgh, 1925, Seth Raynor & Charles Banks, p

70. (73) Congressional CC (Blue), 7.20

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

71. (72) White Bear Yacht Club, 7.19

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

72. (74) Bel-Air CC, 7.15

Los Angeles, 1927, George C. Thomas Jr. & William P. Bell, p

73. (75) CC of Fairfield, 7.15

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

74. (78) Laurel Valley GC, 7.15

Ligonier, Pa., 1959, Dick Wilson, p

75. (77) Franklin Hills CC, 7.15

Franklin, Mich., 1926, Donald Ross, p

76. (68) Salem CC, 7.14

Peabody, Mass., 1925, Donald Ross, p

77. (70) Holston Hills CC, 7.13

Knoxville, Tenn., 1928, Donald Ross, p

78. (81) Creek Club, 7.12

Locust Valley, N.Y., 1925, Charles Blair Macdonald & Seth Raynor, p

79. (80) Fenway GC, 7.10

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

80. (79) Charlotte CC, 7.08

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

81. (87) Sankaty Head GC, 7.08

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

82. (90) Cherry Hills CC, 7.05

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

83. (86) Whippoorwill CC, 7.05

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

84. (76) Medinah No. 3, 7.05

Medinah, Ill., 1928, Tom Bendelow; Roger Packard (1986); Rees Jones (2011), p

85. (88) Kirtland CC, 7.05

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

86. (83) Omni Homestead Resort (Cascades), 7.04

Hot Springs, Va., 1923, William S. Flynn, r

87. (84) Skokie CC, 7.03

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

88. (100) St. George’s G&CC, 6.99

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

89. (97) Whitinsville GC, 6.99

Whitinsville, Mass., 1923, Donald Ross, p

90. (NR) CC of Scranton, 6.99

Scranton, Pa., 1927, Walter J. Travis, p

91. (NR) Roaring Gap GC*, 6.99

Roaring Gap, N.C., 1926, Donald Ross, p

92. (NR) Wykagyl CC, 6.98

New Rochelle, N.Y., 1920, Donald Ross; A.W. Tillinghast (1931), p

93. (82) Minikahda Club, 6.96

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

94. (93) Indianwood CC (Old), 6.96

Lake Orion, Mich., 1928, William Connellan & Wilfred Reid, p

95. (91) Philadelphia CC (Spring Mill), 6.96

Gladwyne, Pa., 1927, Howard C. Toomey & William S. Flynn, p

96. (89) Monroe GC, 6.95

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

97. (95) CC of Birmingham (West), 6.95

Birmingham, Ala., 1929, Donald Ross; Pete Dye (1986), p

98. (92) Taconic GC, 6.94

Williamstown, Mass., 1927, Wayne Stiles & John van Kleek, p

99. (NR) Hollywood GC, 6.93

Deal, N.J., 1913, Walter J. Travis, p

100. (NR) Brook Hollow GC, 6.93

Dallas, 1921, A.W. Tillinghast, p

p – private
d – daily fee
r – resort
*– new to list
# returns to list
NR – not ranked

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