Golfweek's Best: Modern Courses, 2016

Golfweek's Best: Modern Courses, 2016

Golfweek's Best

Golfweek's Best: Modern Courses, 2016

Modern, 1960-present

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

Location; Opened, Designer(s), Type

1. (1) Sand Hills GC, 9.18

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, 8.56

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

4. (4) Ballyneal, 8.52

Holyoke, Colo., 2006, Tom Doak, p

5. (5) Old Macdonald, 8.47

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

6. (6) Whistling Straits (Straits), 8.38

Mosel, Wis., 1997, Pete Dye, r

7. (7) Sebonack GC, 8.27

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

8. (8) Bandon Dunes, 8.22

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

9. (9) Shadow Creek GC, 8.04

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

10. (15) Wade Hampton Club, 7.97

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

11. (NR) Alotian Club*, 7.97

Roland, Ark., 2005, Tom Fazio, p

12. (10) Muirfield Village GC, 7.96

Dublin, Ohio, 1974, Jack Nicklaus, p

13. (13) Pete Dye GC, 7.94

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

14. (11) Kinloch, 7.91

Richmond, Va., 2000, Lester George, p

15. (14) Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, 7.90

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

16. (12) The Golf Club, 7.83

New Albany, Ohio, 1967, Pete Dye, p

17. (16) Old Sandwich GC, 7.83

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

18. (17) Rock Creek Cattle Co., 7.79

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

19. (21) Bandon Trails, 7.78

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

20. (20) Boston GC, 7.77

Hingham, Mass., 2005, Gil Hanse, p

21. (18) Kingsley Club, 7.76

Kingsley, Mich., 2001, Mike Devries, p

22. (19) TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium), 7.76

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 1981, Pete Dye, r

23. (25) Honors Course, 7.74

Ooltewah, Tenn., 1983, Pete Dye, p

24. (22) Spyglass Hill GC, 7.71

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

25. (24) Calusa Pines, 7.69

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

26. (23) Dismal River Club (Doak), 7.63

Mullen, Neb., 2013, Tom Doak, p

27. (26) Galloway National GC, 7.61

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

28. (35) Gozzer Ranch GC, 7.60

Arrowpoint, Idaho, 2007, Tom Fazio, p

29. (NR) Nanea Golf Club*, 7.59

Kona, Hawaii, 2004, David McLay Kidd, p

30. (27) Huntsman Springs, 7.57

Driggs, Idaho, 2009, David McLay Kidd, p

31. (29) Chambers Bay GC, 7.56

University Place, Wash., 2007, Robert Trent Jones Jr., d

32. (40) Whispering Pines, 7.55

Trinity, Texas, 2000, Chet Williams, p

33. (32) Dunes Club, 7.54

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

34. (33) Colorado GC, 7.54

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

35. (30) Streamsong (Red), 7.54

Streamsong, Fla., 2012, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, r

36. (39) Oak Tree National, 7.48

Edmond, Okla., 1975, Pete Dye, p

37. (36) Monterey Peninsula CC (Shore), 7.48

Pebble Beach, Calif., 1961, Robert Baldock & Jack Neville; Michael Strantz (2005), p

38. (28) Double Eagle GC, 7.47

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

39. (34) Arcadia Bluffs, 7.46

Arcadia, Mich., 1999, Rick Smith, d

40. (31) Shooting Star GC, 7.46

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

41. (37) Dallas National GC, 7.45

Dallas, 2003, Tom Fazio, p

42. (41) Estancia, 7.43

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1995, Tom Fazio, p

43. (38) Desert Forest GC, 7.41

Carefree, Ariz., 1962, Red Lawrence, p

44. (48) Butler National GC, 7.39

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

45. (52) Kapalua GC (Plantation), 7.37

Maui, Hawaii, 1991, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, r

46. (45) Castle Pines GC, 7.37

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

47. (42) Harbour Town Golf Links, 7.32

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

48. (73) Gamble Sands, 7.30

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

49. (51) Mountaintop, 7.30

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

50. (50) Shelter Harbor GC, 7.29

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

51. (70) Shoal Creek, 7.28

Birmingham, Ala., 1976, Jack Nicklaus, p

52. (44) Fallen Oak GC, 7.28

Saucier, Miss., 2006, Tom Fazio, r

53. (43) Streamsong (Blue), 7.27

Streamsong, Fla., 2012, Tom Doak, r

54. (62) Bayonne GC, 7.26

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

55. (49) Pronghorn (Fazio), 7.26

Bend, Ore., 2006, Tom Fazio, p

56. (54) Black Sheep GC, 7.25

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

57. (46) Spring Hill, 7.25

Orono, Minn., 1999, Tom Fazio, p

58. (57) Quail Hollow Club, 7.24

Charlotte, N.C., 1961, George Cobb; Tom Fazio (2002), p

59. (47) Mayacama Golf Club, 7.23

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

60. (67) Olde Farm, 7.23

Bristol, Va., 2001, Bobby Weed, p

61. (58) Trump National GC Bedminster (Old), 7.22

Bedminster, N.J., 2004, Tom Fazio, p

62. (81) Long Cove, 7.21

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

63. (61) The Rim, 7.19

Payson, Ariz., 1998, Tom Weiskopf, p

64. (55) Martis Camp, 7.19

Truckee, Calif., 2007, Tom Fazio, p

65. (63) John’s Island Club (West), 7.18

Indian River Shores, Fla., 1989, Tom Fazio, p

66. (65) Robert Trent Jones GC, 7.16

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

67. (60) Wolf Run, 7.16

Zionsville, Ind., 1990, Steve Smyers, p

68. (53) Atlantic GC, 7.14

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

69. (NR) Victoria National GC, 7.14

Newburgh, Ind., 1998, Tom Fazio, p

70. (72) Hazeltine GC, 7.13

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

71. (NR) Manele GC*, 7.13

Lanai, Hawaii, 1993, Jack Nicklaus, r

72. (64) Hidden Creek, 7.12

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

73. (56) Blackwolf Run (River), 7.11

Kohler, Wis., 1988, Pete Dye, r

74. (59) Patriot GC, 7.11

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

75. (74) Grandfather G&CC, 7.11

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

76. (78) Jupiter Hills Club (Hills), 7.10

Tequesta, Fla., 1970, George Fazio, p

77. (66) Greywalls at Marquette GC, 7.09

Marquette, Mich., 2005, Mike Devries, d

78. (79) Forest Highlands (The Canyon), 7.08

Flagstaff, Ariz., 1989, Jay Morrish & Tom Weiskopf, p

79. (69) Crooked Stick, 7.07

Carmel, Ind., 1964, Pete Dye, p

80. (NR) Karsten Creek GC, 7.05

Stillwater, Okla., 1994, Tom Fazio, d

81. (80) Concession GC, 7.05

Bradenton, Fla., 2006, Jack Nicklaus, p

82. (NR) CC of the Rockies*, 7.05

Edwards, Colo., 1984, Jack Nicklaus, p

83. (NR) Valhalla GC, 7.05

Louisville, Ky., 1986, Jack Nicklaus, p

84. (71) GC at Cuscowilla, 7.04

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

85. (76) Clear Creek, 7.04

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

86. (87) Ocean Forest GC, 7.04

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

87. (68) Wild Horse, 7.03

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

88. (77) Sea Island GC (Seaside), 7.03

St. Simons Island, Ga., 2000, Charles H. Alison & Harry S. Colt (1928); Joe Lee (1973); Tom Fazio (2001), r

89. (97) Saucon Valley CC (Weyhill), 7.02

Bethlehem, Pa., 1969, William Gordon & David Gordon, p

90. (86) Eugene CC, 7.02

Eugene, Ore., 1967, Robert Trent Jones Sr., H. Chandler Egan (1923), p

91. (92) Secession GC, 7.01

Beaufort, S.C., 1992, Bruce Devlin, p

92. (84) Spring Island/Old Tabby Links, 7.01

Okatie, S.C., 1994, Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay, p

93. (82) Prairie Club (Dunes), 7.01

Valentine, Neb., 2010, Tom Lehman, r

94. (88) Diamond Creek GC, 7.00

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

95. (NR) Hudson National GC, 7.00

Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., 1996, Tom Fazio, p

96. (85) Forest Dunes GC, 6.99

Roscommon, Mich., 2003, Tom Weiskopf, d

97. (96) Naples National GC, 6.98

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

98. (93) Lahontan, 6.98

Truckee, Calif., 1999, Tom Weiskopf, p

99. (NR) Sage Valley GC, 6.98

Graniteville, S.C., 2001, Tom Fazio, p

100. (75) Wine Valley GC, 6.98

Walla Walla, Wash., 2009, Dan Hixson, d
NR-Not ranked

*-new to list; #-returns to list

d–daily fee; p-private; r-resort

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