Golfweek's Best: Residential Courses, 2017

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Golfweek's Best: Residential Courses, 2017

Golfweek's Best

Golfweek's Best: Residential Courses, 2017

1. Wade Hampton Club
Cashiers, N.C.,
1988 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 7.97


2. Rock Creek Cattle Company
Deer Lodge, Mont.,
2008 Tom Doak
Avg. rating: 7.79


3. Gozzer Ranch GC
Arrowpoint, Idaho,
2007 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 7.60


4. Huntsman Springs
Driggs, Idaho,
2009 David McLay Kidd
Avg. rating: 7.55


5. Colorado GC
Parker, Colo.,
2007 Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw
Avg. rating: 7.53


6. Estancia
Scottsdale, Ariz.,
1995 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 7.53


7. Oak Tree National
Edmond, Okla.,
1975 Pete Dye
Avg. rating: 7.48


8. Shooting Star GC
Teton Village, Wyo.,
2009 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 7.44


9. Castle Pines GC
Castle Rock, Colo.,
1981 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 7.37


10. Mountaintop
Cashiers, N.C.,
2007 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 7.30


11. Pronghorn (Fazio)
Bend, Ore.,
2006 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 7.26


12. Mayacama GC
Santa Rosa, Calif.,
2001 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 7.24


13. Mountain Lake
Lake Wales, Fla.,
1917 Seth Raynor
Avg. rating: 7.23


14. Long Cove
Hilton Head Island, S.C.,
1982 Pete Dye
Avg. rating: 7.21


15. The Madison Club
La Quinta, Calif.,
2006 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 7.21


16. The Rim
Payson, Ariz.,
1998 Tom Weiskopf
Avg. rating: 7.19


17. Martis Camp
Truckee, Calif.,
2007 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 7.19
18. John’s Island West

Vero Beach, Fla.,
1989 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 7.12


19. Jupiter Hills Club (Hills)
Tequesta, Fla.,
1970 George Fazio
Avg. rating: 7.10


20. Patriot GC
Owasso, Okla.,
2010 Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Avg. rating: 7.10


21. Grandfather G&CC
Linville, N.C.,
1968 Ellis Maples
Avg. rating: 7.09


22. Forest Highlands (The Canyon)
Flagstaff, Ariz.,
1989 Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf
Avg. rating: 7.08


23. Concession GC
Bradenton, Fla.,
2006 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 7.06


24. Clear Creek
Tahoe, Nev.,
2009 Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw
Avg. rating: 7.06


25. GC at Cuscowilla
Eatonton, Ga.,
1998 Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw
Avg. rating: 7.05


26. Diamond Creek GC
Banner Elk, N.C.,
2003 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 7.00


27. Lahontan
Truckee, Calif.,
1999 Tom Weiskopf
Avg. rating: 6.98
28. The Stock Farm
Hamilton, Mont.,
1999 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.98


29. Quarry at La Quinta
La Quinta, Calif.,
1994 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.97


30. Spring Island/Old Tabby Links
Okatie, S.C.,
1994 Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay
Avg. rating: 6.96


31. Paa-Ko Ridge GC
Sandia Park, N.M.,
2000 Ken Dye
Avg. rating: 6.95


32. The Glacier Club at Tamarron
Durango, Colo.,
1975 Arthur Hills
Avg. rating: 6.94


33. Snake River Sporting Club
Jackson, Wyo.,
2006 Tom Weiskopf
Avg. rating: 6.93


34. Rock Creek Golf Club of Idaho
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho,
2012 Tom Weiskopf
Avg. rating: 6.93


35. Forest Dunes GC
Roscommon, Mich., 2003 Tom Weiskopf
Avg. rating: 6.93
36. Stone Canyon
Tucson, Ariz.,
2000 Jay Morrish
Avg. rating: 6.92


37. Kiawah (Cassique)
Kiawah Island, S.C.,
2000 Tom Watson
Avg. rating: 6.91


38. Rainmakers GC
Ruidoso, N.M.,
2008 Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Avg. rating: 6.90


39. Frederica GC
St. Simons Island, Ga.,
2004 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.90


40. Tradition at La Quinta
La Quinta, Calif.,
1998 Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay
Avg. rating: 6.89


41. Cliffs at Mountain Park
Travelers Rest, S.C.,
2013 Gary Player
Avg. rating: 6.83


42. Talisker Club at Tuhaye
Tuhaye, Utah,
2005 Mark O’Meara
Avg. rating: 6.82


43. Southern Highlands
Las Vegas,
1999 Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Avg. rating: 6.82


44. Black Rock
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho,
2003 Jim Engh
Avg. rating: 6.82


45. Forest Creek GC (North)
Southern Pines, N.C.,
2005 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.81


46. The Preserve
Carmel Valley, Calif., 2000 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.80


47. Sailfish Point
Hutchinson Island, Fla.,
1984 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.80


48. The Ford Plantation
Richmond Hill, Ga.,
1988 Pete Dye, Tim Liddy
Avg. rating: 6.79


49. Stone Eagle GC
Palm Desert, Calif.,
2005 Tom Doak
Avg. rating: 6.79


50. Black Diamond Ranch (Quarry)
Lecanto, Fla.,
1988 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.78


51. Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards
Sunset, S.C.,
1999 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.76


52. Glenwild GC
Park City, Utah,
2001 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.76


53. Adena G&CC
Ocala, Fla.,
2015 Frank Stronach, Doug Carrick
Avg. rating: 6.72


54. The Bear’s Club
Jupiter, Fla.,
2000 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.71
55. Spanish Oaks GC
Bee Cave, Texas,
2002 Bobby Weed
Avg. rating: 6.71


56. Old Waverly GC
West Point, Miss.,
1988 Bob Cupp, Jerry Pate
Avg. rating: 6.70


57. Briggs Ranch GC
San Antonio,
2001 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.70


58. Olde Stone
Bowling Green, Ky.,
2006 Arthur Hills
Avg. rating: 6.68


59. El Dorado CC
Indian Wells, Calif.,
2003 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.67


60. GC at Ravenna
Littleton, Colo.,
2007 Jay Morrish
Avg. rating: 6.67


61. Quintero GC
Peoria, Ariz.,
2000 Rees Jones
Avg. rating: 6.66


62. Kohanaiki
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii,
2014 Rees Jones
Avg. rating: 6.64


63. Promontory (Painted Valley)
Park City, Utah, 2007 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.64


64. Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio)
The Woodlands, Texas, 2004 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.64


65. Escondido
Horseshoe Bay, Texas,
2006 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.64


66. Redlands Mesa
Grand Junction, Colo.,
2001 Jim Engh
Avg. rating: 6.64


67. Currahee Club
Toccoa, Ga.,
2004 Jim Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.64


68. Tetherow
Bend, Ore.,
2008 David McLay Kidd
Avg. rating: 6.62


69. Black Rock
Hingham, Mass.,
2002 Brian Silva
Avg. rating: 6.62


70. Kiawah Island (River)
Kiawah, S.C.,
1995 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.60


71. Colleton River (Nicklaus)
Bluffton, S.C.,
1992 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.59


72. Golf Club at Briar’s Creek
John’s Island, S.C.,
2001 Rees Jones
Avg. rating: 6.58


73. Spanish Peaks
Big Sky, Mont.,
2006 Tom Weiskopf
Avg. rating: 6.58


74. Forest Creek GC (South)
Southern Pines, N.C.,
1996 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.58


75. Dalhousie Golf Club
Cape Girardeau, Mo.,
2002 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.58


76. Rancho Santa Fe CC
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.,
1927 Max Behr
Avg. rating: 6.57


77. Desert Highlands
Scottsdale, Ariz.,
1984 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.56


78. Troon G&CC
Scottsdale, Ariz.,
1985 Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf
Avg. rating: 6.56


79. The Bridges at Rancho Sante Fe
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.,
2001 Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Avg. rating: 6.55


80. Victory Ranch GC
Park City, Utah,
2009 Rees Jones
Avg. rating: 6.53


81. Isleworth G&CC
Orlando, Fla.,
1986 Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay, Steve Smyers
Avg. rating: 6.52


82. Ballyhack GC
Roanoke, Va.,
2009 Lester George
Avg. rating: 6.52


83. Mirabel Club
Scottsdale, Ariz.,
2001 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.50


84. Golf Club at SouthShore
Henderson, Nev.,
1996 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.50


85. Red Ledges GC
Heber City, Utah,
2009 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.49


86. Club at Carlton Woods (Nicklaus)
The Woodlands, Texas,
2001 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.49


87. Golf Club of Georgia (Lakeside)
Alpharetta, Ga.,
1991 Arthur Hills
Avg. rating: 6.46


88. Forest Highlands (The Meadow)
Flagstaff, Ariz.,
1999 Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf
Avg. rating: 6.46


89. The Virginian
Bristol, Va.
1993 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.45


90. Vaquero Club
Westlake, Texas,
2001 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.45


91. Reynolds Lake Oconee (Great Waters)
Greensboro, Ga.,
1992 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.45


92. Golf Club at Fiddlers Creek (Creek)
Naples, Fla.,
2002 Arthur Hills
Avg. rating: 6.44


93. Hideaway (Dye)
LaQuinta, Calif.,
2001 Pete Dye
Avg. rating: 6.44


94. Champion Hills GC
Hendersonville, N.C.,
1991 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.44


95. The Powder Horn GC
Sheridan, Wyo.,
1997 Dick Bailey
Avg. rating: 6.43


96. Pine Canyon Club
Flagstaff, Ariz.,
2004 Jay Morrish
Avg. rating: 6.42


97. Kinderlou Forest GC
Valdosta, Ga.,
2004 Davis Love III
Avg. rating: 6.42


98. Wexford Golf Club
Hilton Head, S.C.,
1984 Willard Byrd
Avg. rating: 6.41


99. Las Campanas (Sunset)
Santa Fe, N.M.,
2000 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.41


100. Lake Nona GC Orlando, Fla.,
1984 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.41

The Next 100

101. Las Campanas (Sunrise)
Santa Fe, N.M.,
1993 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.40


102. Belfair GC (West)
Bluffton, S.C.,
1996 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.40


103. Big Horn GC (Canyons)
Palm Desert, Calif.,
1998 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.39


104. Trump National Golf Club Jupiter
Jupiter, Fla.,
2002 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.39


105. Wickenburg Ranch
Wickenburg, Ariz.,
2015 Wendell Pickett, Bill Brownlee
Avg. rating: 6.38


106. Harbor Club
Greensboro, Ga.,
1991 Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf
Avg. rating: 6.38


107. Cliffs at Walnut Cove
Arden, N.C.,
2005 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.37


108. Farms Golf Club
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.,
1998 Pete Dye, Perry Dye, John Fought, Tom Lehman Avg. rating: 6.37


109. The Golf Club at Devils Tower
Hulett, Wyo.,
1997 Dick Phelps
Avg. rating: 6.37


110. Loxahatchee Club
Jupiter, Fla.,
1984 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.36


111. Vintage Club (Desert)
Indian Wells, Calif.,
1983 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.36


112. Creighton Farms
Aldie, Va.,
2008 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.35


113. Haig Point
Daufuskie Island, S.C.,
1986 Rees Jones
Avg. rating: 6.34


114. Cordillera Ranch
Boerne, Texas,
2007 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.33


115. The Gallery (North)
Marana, Ariz.,
1998 John Fought, Tom Lehman
Avg. rating: 6.33


116. The Wilderness Club of Montana
Eureka, Mont., 2009 Nick Faldo
Avg. rating: 6.33


117. Montreux
Reno, Nev.,
1997 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.32


118. Desert Mountain (Chiricahua)
Scottsdale, Ariz.,
1999 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.31


119. Bright’s Creek GC
Mill Spring, N.C.,
2006 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.30


120. Silverleaf GC
Scottsdale, Ariz.,
2002 Tom Weiskopf
Avg. rating: 6.30


121. Toscana CC (South)
Indian Wells, Calif.,
2005 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.30


122. Club at Porto Cima
Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.,
2000 Bruce Borland, Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.29


123. Reserve at Lake Keowee
Sunset, S.C.,
2002 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.29


124. Black Creek GC
Chattanooga, Tenn.,
1999 Brian Silva
Avg. rating: 6.28


125. The Gallery (South)
Marana, Ariz.,
2004 John Fought
Avg. rating: 6.28


126. White Horse GC
Kingston, Wash.,
2007 Cynthia Dye McGarey
Avg. rating: 6.27
127. Old Marsh
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.,
1988 Pete Dye
Avg. rating: 6.26


128. The Territory
Duncan, Okla.,
2005 Randy Heckenkemper
Avg. rating: 6.24


129. Colleton River (Dye)
Bluffton, S.C.,
1998 Pete Dye
Avg. rating: 6.24


130. Tullymore GC
Stanwood, Mich.,
2001 Jim Engh
Avg. rating: 6.22


131. Golf Club at Irish Creek
Kannapolis, N.C.,
2007 Davis Love III
Avg. rating: 6.22


132. Quechee Club (Highland)
Quechee, Vt.,
2002 Geoffrey S. Cornish, William G. Robinson
Avg. rating: 6.21


133. Vintage Club (Mountain)
Indian Wells, Calif.,
1981 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.20


134. 3 Creek Ranch
Jackson, Wyo.,
2005 Rees Jones
Avg. rating: 6.19


135. Old North State Club (Uwharrie Point)
Albemarle, N.C.,
1992 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.19


136. Aspen Lakes
Sisters, Ore.,
2000 William Overdorf
Avg. rating: 6.19


137. Spring Creek GC
Zion Crossroads, Va.,
2006 Ed Carton
Avg. rating: 6.19


138. TPC Snoqualmie Ridge
Snoqualmie, Wash.,
1999 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.19


139. Somerby Golf Club
Byron, Minn.,
2004 John Fought
Avg. rating: 6.19


140. Troon North (Monument)
Scottsdale, Ariz.,
1990 Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf
Avg. rating: 6.18


141. Old American GC
The Colony, Texas,
2009 Tripp Davis, Justin Leonard
Avg. rating: 6.18


142. Golden Ocala G&CC
Ocala, Fla.,
1986 Ron Garl
Avg. rating: 6.17


143. Hammock Dunes (Creek)
Palm Coast, Fla.,
2003 Rees Jones
Avg. rating: 6.17


144. Tidewater Plantation
Myrtle Beach, S.C.,
1993 Ken Tomlinson
Avg. rating: 6.17


145. Berkeley Hall (North)
Bluffton, S.C.,
2001 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.16


146. Superstition Mountain (Lost Gold)
Supersition Mountain, Ariz.,
1998 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.16


147. PGA West (Nicklaus Private)
La Quinta, Calif.,
1987 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.15


148. Coyote Springs (Chase)
Coyote Springs, Nev.,
2008 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.15


149. TPC Potomac
Potomac, Md.,
2009 Jim Hardy, Steve Wenzloff
Avg. rating: 6.14


150. Schaffer’s Mill
Truckee, Calif.,
2008 John Harbottle, Johnny Miller
Avg. rating: 6.14


151. Treyburn CC
Durham, N.C.,
1990 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.14


152. Linville Ridge CC
Linville, N.C.,
1983 George Cobb
Avg. rating: 6.14


153. Seven Canyons GC
Sedona, Ariz.,
2003 Tom Weiskopf
Avg. rating: 6.13


154. Cherry Creek CC
Arapahoe, Colo.,
2002 Jack Nicklaus, Jack Nicklaus II
Avg. rating: 6.13


155. Trump National Colts Neck
Colts Neck, N.J.,
2004 Jerry Pate
Avg. rating: 6.12


156. TPC Craig Ranch
McKinney, Texas,
2004 Tom Weiskopf
Avg. rating: 6.11


157. Southern Hills Plantation Club
Brooksville, Fla.,
2005 Pete Dye
Avg. rating: 6.11


158. Saddle Creek GC
Copperopolis, Calif.,
1996 Tad Buchanan, Carter Morrish
Avg. rating: 6.11


159. Landfall CC (Dye)
Wilmington, N.C.,
1987 Pete Dye
Avg. rating: 6.11


160. Desert Mountain (Geronimo)
Scottsdale, Ariz.,
1989 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.11


161. Belfair GC (West)
Bluffton, S.C.,
1996 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.09


162. Gaillardia CC
Oklahoma City,
1998 Arthur Hills, Tom Kite
Avg. rating: 6.08


163. Grizzly Ranch GC
Portola, Calif.,
2005 Bob Cupp
Avg. rating: 6.07


164. Carnegie Abbey GC
Portsmouth, R.I.,
2000 Donald Steel
Avg. rating: 6.06


165. Andalusia CC
LaQuinta, Calif.,
2006 Rees Jones
Avg. rating: 6.05


166. Hideaway (Clark)
LaQuinta, Calif.,
2004 Clive Clark
Avg. rating: 6.04


167. The River Club
Suwanee, Ga.,
2005 Greg Norman
Avg. rating: 6.04


168. Parkland G&CC
Parkland, Fla.,
2004 Greg Norman
Avg. rating: 6.04


169. Orangeburg CC
Orangeburg, S.C.,
1959 Ellis Maples
Avg. rating: 6.04


170. The Peninsula GC
Millsboro, Del.,
2006 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.03


171. Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing
Truckee, Calif.,
2007 Jim Hardy, Peter Jacobsen
Avg. rating: 6.02


172. Talis Park GC
Naples, Fla.,
2004 Pete Dye, Greg Norman
Avg. rating: 6.02


173. Greystone (Legacy)
Birmingham, Ala.,
2000 Rees Jones
Avg. rating: 6.02


174. Black Diamond Ranch (Ranch)
Lecanto, Fla.,
1996 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.02


175. Superstition Mountain (Prospector)
Supersition Mountain, Ariz.,
1997 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 6.01


176. PGA Golf Club (Wanamaker)
Port St. Lucie, Fla.,
1999 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 6.01


177. Aspen Glen
Carbondale, Colo.,
1997 Jack Nicklaus, Jack Nicklaus II
Avg. rating: 6.00


178. Conestoga Golf Club
Mesquite, Nev.,
2010 Gary Panks
Avg. rating: 5.99


179. DarkHorse
Auburn, Calif.,
2002 Keith Foster
Avg. rating: 5.99


180. Dakota Dunes GC
Dakota Dunes, S.D.,
1991 Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay
Avg. rating: 5.99


181. Shark’s Tooth GC
Lake Powell, Fla.,
2002 Greg Norman
Avg. rating: 5.98


182. Santaluz Club
Santaluz, Calif.,
2002 Rees Jones
Avg. rating: 5.98


183. Lochen Heath
Williamsburg, Mich.,
2001 Steve Smyers
Avg. rating: 5.98


184. Frenchman’s Creek Beach & CC (North)
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.,
1971 Bob Cupp, Jim Fazio, Gardner Dickinson
Avg. rating: 5.98
185. Cliffs of Glassy
Landrum, S.C.,
1994 Tom Jackson
Avg. rating: 5.98


186. TPC Sugarloaf
Duluth, Ga.,
1997 Greg Norman
Avg. rating: 5.97


187. Headwaters Club at Teton Springs
Victor, Idaho,
2005 Gary Stephenson
Avg. rating: 5.97


188. The Golf Club at Red Rock
Rapid City, S.D.,
2002 Ron Farris
Avg. rating: 5.97


189. TPC Summerlin
Las Vegas,
1992 Bobby Weed
Avg. rating: 5.97


190. Winchester GC
Meadow Vista, Calif.,
2000 Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Avg. rating: 5.96


191. Miramont GC
Bryan, Texas,
2006 Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Avg. rating: 5.96


192. Sand Creek CC (Creek/Marsh)
Chesterton, Ind.,
1979 Ken Killian, Dick Nugent
Avg. rating: 5.96


193. Scotch Hall Preserve
Edenton, N.C.,
2008 Arnold Palmer
Avg. rating: 5.96


194. Brickyard at Riverside
Macon, Ga.,
2004 Mark McCumber
Avg. rating: 5.96


195. Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club
Vero Beach, Fla.,
1990 Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay
Avg. rating: 5.95


196. Rancho La Quinta (Jones)
La Quinta, Calif.,
1995 Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Avg. rating: 5.95
197. Tennessee National GC
Loundon, Tenn.,
2006 Greg Norman
Avg. rating: 5.95


198. Berkeley Hall (South)
Bluffton, S.C.,
2002 Tom Fazio
Avg. rating: 5.95


199. Old Greenwood
Truckee, Calif.,
2004 Jack Nicklaus
Avg. rating: 5.94


200. Royal Oaks CC (Houston)
Houston,
2000Brian Curley, Lee Schmidt
Avg. rating: 5.94

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