2009 Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses

1. Pacific Dunes
            Bandon, Ore.
            Tom Doak
            2001

2. Pebble Beach Golf Links
            Pebble Beach, Calif.
            Douglas Grant & Jack Neville
            1919

3. Whistling Straits (Straits)
            Kohler, Wis.
            Pete Dye
            1997

4. Pinehurst (No. 2)
            Pinehurst, N.C.
            Donald Ross
            1903-1946

5. Bandon Dunes
            Bandon, Ore.
            David Kidd
            1999

6. Shadow Creek Golf Club
            North Las Vegas, Nev.
            Tom Fazio
            1990

7. TPC Sawgrass
            (Players Stadium)
            Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
            Pete Dye
            1981

8. Spyglass Hill Golf Club
            Pebble Beach, Calif.
            Robert Trent Jones Sr.
            1966

9. Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Ocean)   
            Kiawah Island, S.C.
            Pete Dye
            1991

10. Bandon Trails
            Bandon, Ore.
            Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw
            2005

11. Blackwolf Run (River)
            Kohler, Wis.
            Pete Dye
            1988

12. Harbour Town Golf Links
            Hilton Head, S.C.
            Pete Dye
            1970

13. The Homestead Resort (Cascades)
            Hot Springs, Va.
            William S. Flynn
            1923

14. Pine Needles Country Club
            Southern Pines, N.C.
            Donald Ross
            1927

15. Kapalua Resort (Plantation)
            Maui, Hawaii
            Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw
            1991

16. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Saguaro)
             Fountain Hills, Ariz.
            Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw
            2006

17. Sea Island Golf Club (Seaside)
            St. Simon Island, Ga.
            C.H. Alison & Harry Colt, 1928
            Joe Lee, 1973
            Tom Fazio, 2000

18. Princeville (Prince)
            Kauai, Hawaii
            Robert Trent Jones Jr.
            1990

19. Cascata
            Henderson, Nev.
            Rees Jones
            2000*

20. Crosswater at Sunriver Resort
            Sunriver, Ore.
            Bob Cupp & John Fought
            1995

21. Dunes Golf & Beach Club
            Myrtle Beach, S.C.
            Robert Trent Jones Sr.
            1949*

22. Beau Rivage Resort (Fallen Oak)   
            Saucier, Miss.
            Tom Fazio
            2006*

23. Pine Dunes Resort & Golf Club
            Frankston, Texas
            Jay Morrish
            2001

24. Primland (Highland)
            Meadows of Dan, Va.
            Donald Steel
            2007*

25. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
            Kamuela, Hawaii
            Robert Trent Jones Sr.
            1966

26. Barton Creek (Fazio Canyons)
            Austin, Texas
            Tom Fazio
            2001

27. Whistling Straits (Irish)
            Kohler, Wis.
            Pete Dye
            1999

28. Barona Creek Golf Club
             Lakeside, Calif.
            Todd Eckenrode & Gary Roger Baird
            2000

29. Wolf Creek Golf Club
            Mesquite, Nev.
            Arnold Palmer
            2000

30. May River Course at Palmetto Bluff
            Bluffton, S.C.
            Jack Nicklaus
            2004

31. Manele Bay (Challenge)
            Lanai, Hawaii
            Jack Nicklaus
            2003

32. Red Sky (Fazio)
            Wolcott, Colo.
            Tom Fazio
            2003

33. Grand Bear
             Saucier, Miss.
            Jack Nicklaus
            2000

34. PGA West (Stadium)
            La Quinta, Calif.
            Pete Dye
            1986

35. Stonewall Resort
            Roanoke, W.Va.
            Arnold Palmer
            2003

36. Bay Harbor Golf Club (Links/Quarry)
            Harbor Springs, Mich.
            Arthur Hills
            1997

37. CordeValle
            San Martin, Calif.
            Robert Trent Jones Jr.
            2000

38. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Cholla)
            Fountain Hills, Ariz.
            Scott Miller
            2001

39. Raven Course at Snowshoe Mountain
            Snowshoe, W.Va.
            Gary Player & Tom Walker
            1993

40. Red Sky (Norman)
            Wolcott, Colo.
            Greg Norman
            2003

41. Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club
            Orlando, Fla.
            Dick Wilson, 1961
            Arnold Palmer, 1990

42. Ballyowen Golf Club at Crystal Springs Resort
            Hamburg, N.J.
            Roger Rulewich
            1998

43. Linville Golf Club
            Linville, N.C.
            Donald Ross
            1924

44. Wilderness at Fortune Bay
            Tower, Minn.
            Jeff Brauer
            2004

45. Ginn Hammock Beach (Ocean)
            Palm Coast, Fla.
            Jack Nicklaus
            2000

46. Poipu Bay Golf Resort
            Kauai, Hawaii
            Robert Trent Jones Jr.
            1991

47. Osprey Meadows Golf Club
            Tamarack, Idaho
            Robert Trent Jones Jr.
            2006*

48. Golf Club at Whitehawk Ranch
            Clio, Calif.
            Dick Bailey
            1996*

49. Ventana Canyon (Mountain)
            Tucson, Ariz.
            Tom Fazio
            1987

50. Mid Pines Club
             Southern Pines, N.C.
            Donald Ross
            1921

51. Treetops (Smith)
            Gaylord, Mich.
            Rick Smith
            1993

52. Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Gold)
            Williamsburg, Va.
            Robert Trent Jones Sr.
            1965

53. Lake of Isles (North)
            North Stonington, Conn.
            Rees Jones
            2005

54. Boulders Resort Golf Club (North)
            Carefree, Ariz.
            Jay Morrish
            1985*

55. Reynolds Plantation (Great Waters)
            Greensboro, Ga.
            Jack Nicklaus
            1992

56. Wolfdancer Golf Club
            Lost Pines, Texas
            Arthur Hills
            2006*

57. The Club at Savannah Harbor
            Savannah, Ga.
            Bob Cupp
            1999*

58. Circling Raven Golf Club
            Worley, Idaho
            Gene Bates
            2003

59. Links at Spanish Bay
            Pebble Beach, Calif.
            Robert Trent Jones Jr., Sandy Tatum &
            Tom Watson
            1987

60. Barton Creek (Fazio Foothills)
            Austin, Texas
            Tom Fazio
            1995

61. Kauai Lagoon Golf Club (Kiele)
            Kauai, Hawaii
            Jack Nicklaus
            1988

62. Pinehurst (No. 4)
            Pinehurst, N.C.
            Donald Ross, 1917
            Tom Fazio, 2000

63. Blackwolf Run
            (Meadow Valleys)
            Kohler, Wis.
            Pete Dye
            1988

64. Sugarloaf Golf Club
            Carrabassett Valley, Maine
            Robert Trent Jones Jr.
            1986

65. Nemacolin Woodlands (Mystic Rock)
            Farmington, Pa.
            Pete Dye
            1995

66. The Bluffs Country Club & Resort
            St. Francisville, La.
            Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay
            1988

67. Dancing Rabbit Golf Club (Azaleas)
            Choctaw, Miss.
            Tom Fazio & Jerry Pate
            1997

68. Ginn Reunion Resort
            (The Independence)
            Davenport, Fla.
            Tom Watson
            2003

69. Eagle Ridge (The Palmer)
            Galena, Ill.
            Andy North & Roger Packard
            1996

70. Reflection Bay Golf Course at Lake Las Vegas Resort
            Henderson, Nev.
            Jack Nicklaus
            1998

71. The Broadmoor Golf Club (East)
            Colorado Springs, Colo.
            Donald Ross, 1918
            Robert Trent Jones Sr., 1954

72. Kiva Dunes
            Gulf Shores, Ala.
            Jerry Pate
            1994

73. Whitetail Golf Club
            McCall, Idaho
            Andy North
            2001*
           
74. Pinehurst (No. 8)
            Pinehurst, N.C.
            Tom Fazio
            1995

75. Atunyote Golf Club  
            Verona, N.Y.
            Tom Fazio
            2004

76. Reynolds Plantation (Oconee)
            Greensboro, Ga.
            Rees Jones
            2000

77. The Falls at Lake Las Vegas Resort
            Henderson, Nev.
            Tom Weiskopf
            2003

78. Shenendoah Golf Club
            Verona, N.Y.
            Rick Smith
            2000

79. Sandia Golf Club
            Albuquerque, N.M.
            Scott Miller
            2005*

80. Kaluhyat Golf Club  
            Verona, N.Y.
            Robert Trent Jones Jr.
            2003

81. La Quinta Resort & Club (Mountain)
            La Quinta, Calif.
            Pete Dye
            1980

82. Lower Cascades Golf Club
            Hot Springs, Va.
            Robert Trent Jones
            1963*

83. Innisbrook Golf Club (Copperhead)
            Tarpon Springs, Fla.
            Edward & Lawrence Packard
            1974

84. Doral Golf Resort (Blue Monster)
            Miami, Fla.
            Dick Wilson & Joe Lee
            1962

85. Kingsmill Golf Club (River)
            Williamsburg, Va.
            Pete Dye
            1974

86. Ginn Reunion Resort
              (The Tradition)
              Davenport, Fla.
              Jack Nicklaus
              2006*

87. Treetops (Fazio)
              Gaylord, Mich.
              Tom Fazio
              1992

88. Boulders Resort (South)
              Carefree, Ariz.
              Jay Morrish
              1988

89. Longbow Golf Club
              Mesa, Ariz.
              Ken Kavanaugh
              2003*

90. Ponte Vedra Inn & Club (Ocean)
              Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
              Herbert Strong
              1928*

91. Tiburon (Black)
              Naples, Fla.
              Greg Norman
              1999*

92. Okemo Valley Golf Club
              Ludlow, Vt.
              Steve Durkee & Jim Remy
              2000*

93. Mauna Lani (South)
              Kona, Hawaii
              R.F. Cain, Homer Flint & Robin Nelson
              1981*

94. Wild Dunes (Links)
              Isle of Palms, S.C.
              Tom Fazio
              1981

95. Grove Park Inn
              Asheville, N.C.
              Donald Ross, 1926
              Kris Spence, 2002

96. Bay Creek Golf Club (Nicklaus)
              Cape Charles, Va.
              Jack Nicklaus
              1995*

97. Horseshoe Bay Resort (Ram Rock)
              Horseshoe Bay, Texas
              Robert Trent Jones Sr. & Roger Rulewich
              1976

98. TPC Las Colinas
              Irving, Texas                            
              Robert Trent Jones Jr., 1983
              Jay Morrish, 1986
              D.A. Weibring, 2006

99. PGA National (The Champion)
              Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
              Tom Fazio, 1981
              Jack Nicklaus, 1992

100. Sandestin (Burnt Pine)
              Destin, Fla.
              Rees Jones
              1994*

*new to the list

2009 Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses of Distinction

Classic Club
Palm Desert, Calif.
Arnold Palmer
2006

Golf Las Vegas – OB Sports
Las Vegas, Nev.
Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay (Angel Park Golf Club, 1989)
Arthur Hills (The Legacy Golf Club, 1989)
Gary Panks (Aliante Golf Club, 2004)

Indian Wells Golf Resort
Indian Wells, Calif.
Clive Clark (Celebrity Course, 2006)
John Fought (Player’s Course, 2007)

La Cantera Golf Club
San Antonio, Texas
Jay Morrish & Tom Weiskopf
1994

PGA Village
Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Tom Fazio (Ryder Course, 1999)
Tom Fazio (Wanamaker Course, 1999)
Pete Dye, Tom Fazio (Dye Course, 1999)

The Resorts of Tullymore & St. Ives
Stanwood, Mich.
Jim Engh (Tullymore, 2001)
Jerry Matthews (St. Ives, 1995)

Tobacco Road Golf Club
Sanford, N.C.
Michael Strantz
1998

Waikoloa Beach Resort
Waikoloa, Hawaii
Robert Trent Jones Jr. (Beach Course, 1981)
Tom Weiskopf (Kings’ Course, 1996)

Wailea Golf Club
Maui, Hawaii
Arthur Jack Snyder (Old Blue, 1976)
Robert Trent Jones Jr. (Gold, 1994)
Robert Trent Jones Jr. (Emerald, 1994)

Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass
Chandler, Ariz.
Gary Panks (Devil’s Claw, 2000)
Gary Panks (Cattail, 2002)

Wildfire Golf Club at
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa 
 
Phoenix, Ariz.
Brian Curley, Lee Schmidt (Faldo Course, 1997)
Arnold Palmer (Palmer Course, 1997)

World Golf Village
Jacksonville, Fla.
Bobby Weed (Slammer & Squire, 1998)
Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer (King & Bear, 2000)

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