2009 Golfweek’s Best Modern Courses

THE MODERN 1960 – PRESENT

No.       Name               Raters avg.
1.         Sand Hills Golf Club     9.38
(No. 1 in 2008; p) Mullen, Neb.
1995, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

2.         Pacific Dunes  9.23
(2; r) Bandon, Ore.
2001, Tom Doak

3.         Whistling Straits (Straits)       8.69
(3; r) Mosel, Wis.
1997, Pete Dye

4.         Pete Dye Golf Club      8.30
(5; p) Bridgeport, W.Va.
1994, Pete Dye

5.         Bandon Dunes 8.28
(6; r) Bandon, Ore.
1999, David McLay Kidd

6.         Friar’s Head    8.27
(4; p) Baiting Hollow, N.Y.
2003, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

7.         Sebonack Golf Club     8.18
(14; p) Southampton, N.Y.
2006, Tom Doak, Jack Nicklaus

8.         Ballyneal         8.17
(13; p) Holyoke, Colo.
2006, Tom Doak

9.         The Golf Club   8.14
(8; p) New Albany, Ohio
1967, Pete Dye

10.       Shadow Creek Golf Club          8.11
(9; r) North Las Vegas, Nev.
1990, Tom Fazio

11.       Muirfield Village Golf Club      8.10
(10; p) Dublin, Ohio       
1974, Jack Nicklaus

12.       Kinloch Golf Club         8.04
(7; p) Manakin-Sabot, Va.
2000, Lester George

13.       Old Sandwich Golf Club           8.02
(15; p) Plymouth, Mass.
2004, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

14.       Honors Course            7.96
(11; p) Ooltewah, Tenn.
1983, Pete Dye

15.       Spyglass Hill Golf Club            7.87
(16; r) Pebble Beach, Calif.
1966, Robert Trent Jones Sr.

16.       TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium)       7.87
(12; r) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1981, Pete Dye

17.       Wade Hampton Golf Club    7.82
(19; p) Cashiers, N.C.
1988, Tom Fazio

18.       Ocean Course at Kiawah Island          7.82
(20; r) Kiawah Island, S.C.
1991, Pete Dye

19.       Chambers Bay Golf Club         7.75
(17; d) University Place, Wash.
2007, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Bruce Charlton

20.       Kingsley Club  7.59
(18; p) Kingsley, Mich.
2001, Mike DeVries

21.       Calusa Pines Golf Club            7.55
(22; p) Naples, Fla.        
2001, Dana Fry, Michael Hurdzan

22.       Bandon Trails  7.52
(21; r) Bandon, Ore.
2005, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

23.       Colorado Golf Club*    7.51
(NR; p) Parker, Colo.
2007, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

24.       Dunes Club      7.48
(29; p) New Buffalo, Mich.
1995, Dick Nugent

25.       Dallas National Golf Club        7.47
(23; p) Dallas
2003, Tom Fazio

26.       Boston Golf Club          7.45
(48; p) Hingham, Mass.  
2005, Gil Hanse

27.       Wild Horse Golf Club   7.44
(25; d) Gothenburg, Neb.
1999, Dave Axland, Dan Proctor

28.       Harbour Town Golf Links        7.42
(33; r) Hilton Head Island, S.C.
1970, Pete Dye

29.       Monterey Peninsula CC (Shore)          7.42
(31; p) Pebble Beach, Calif.
1961, Robert Baldock, Jack Neville;
Michael Strantz (2004)

30.       Desert Forest Golf Club          7.42
(26; p) Carefree, Ariz.
1962, William (Red) Lawrence

31.       Castle Pines Golf Club   7.41
(27; p) Castle Rock, Colo.
1981, Jack Nicklaus

32.       Arcadia Bluffs 7.41
(38; d) Arcadia, Mich.
1999, Rick Smith

33.       World Woods GC (Pine Barrens)         7.41
(30; d) Brooksville, Fla. 
1993, Tom Fazio

34.       Galloway National Golf Club   7.40
(34; p) Galloway Township, N.J.
1995, Tom Fazio

35.       Bayonne Golf Club       7.39
(32; p) Bayonne, N.J.
2006, Eric Bergstol

36.       Blackwolf Run GC (River)        7.37
(28; r) Kohler, Wis.
1988, Pete Dye

37.       Wolf Run           7.35
(24; p) Zionsville, Ind.
1990, Steve Smyers

38.       Mayacama Golf Club   7.34
(35; p) Santa Rosa, Calif.
2001, Jack Nicklaus

39.       The Club at Cuscowilla            7.32
(39; r) Eatonton, Ga.
1998, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

40.       Double Eagle Golf Club           7.32
(37; p) Galena, Ohio      
1991, Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

41.       Black Diamond Ranch (Quarry)          7.27
(40; p) Lecanto, Fla.      
1988, Tom Fazio

42.       Sutton Bay Club           7.24
(41; p) Onida, S.D.
2003, Graham Marsh

43.       Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club           7.24
(43; d) Sandia Park, N.M.
2000, Ken Dye

44.       The Club at Black Rock            7.21
(54; p) Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
2003, Jim Engh

45.       Quail Hollow Club        7.20
(47; p) Charlotte, N.C.
1961, George Cobb; Tom Fazio (2000)

46.       Karsten Creek Golf Club          7.19
(42; d) Stillwater, Okla.
1994, Tom Fazio

47.       Long Cove Club           7.13
(46; p) Hilton Head Island, S.C.
1982, Pete Dye

48.       Forest Highlands GC (Canyon)           7.11
(49; p) Flagstaff, Ariz.
1989, Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

49.       The Rim           7.10
(50; p) Payson, Ariz.
1998, Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf
           
50.       The Preserve  7.08
(52; p) Carmel Valley, Calif.
2000, Tom Fazio

51.       Pronghorn (Fazio)      7.06
(44; p) Bend, Ore.
2006, Tom Fazio

52.       Lost Dunes Golf Club   7.06
(53; p) Bridgman, Mich.
1999, Tom Doak

53.       Trump National Golf Club        7.05
(63; p) Bedminster, N.J.
2004, Tom Fazio

54.       Briggs Ranch Golf Club            7.03
(36; p) San Antonio
2001, Tom Fazio

55.       Fallen Oak Golf Club* 7.03
(NR; r) Saucier, Miss.
2006, Tom Fazio

56.       Eugene Country Club  7.03
(61; p) Eugene, Ore.
1967, Robert Trent Jones Sr.; H. Chandler Egan (1928)

57.       Sanctuary        7.03
(51; p) Sedalia, Colo.
1997, Jim Engh

58.       Olde Farm Golf Club    7.03
(59; p) Bristol, Va.
2001, Bobby Weed

59.       Butler National Golf Club        7.00
(74; p) Oak Brook, Ill.
1974, Tom Fazio, George Fazio

60.       The Concession           7.00
(45; p) Sarasota, Fla.    
2006, Jack Nicklaus, Tony Jacklin

61.       Kiawah Island Club (Cassique)           7.00
(75; p) Kiawah Island, S.C.
2000, Tom Watson

62.       Black Sheep Golf Club 7.00
(56; p) Sugar Grove, Ill.
2002, David Esler

63.       Victoria National Golf Club      6.99
(55; p) Newburgh, Ind.
1999, Tom Fazio

64.       Atlantic Golf Club        6.99
(65; p) Bridgehampton, N.Y.
1992, Rees Jones

65.       Shoal Creek Golf Course         6.97
(70; p) Birmingham, Ala.
1976, Jack Nicklaus

66.       Kapalua GC (Plantation)         6.96
(62; r) Maui, Hawaii
1991, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

67.       We-Ko-Pa GC (Saguaro)         6.96
(67; r) Fountain Hills, Ariz.
2006, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

68.       Hazeltine National Golf Club   6.95
(64; p) Chaska, Minn.
1962, Robert Trent Jones Sr.

69.       Crooked Stick Golf Club          6.94
(77; p) Carmel, Ind.
1966, Pete Dye

70.       Lahontan Golf Club      6.93
(57; p) Truckee, Calif.
1999, Tom Weiskopf      

71.       Pumpkin Ridge (Witch Hollow)           6.91
(72; p) Cornelius, Ore.
1991, Bob Cupp, John Fought

72.       The Stone Canyon Club           6.89
(80; p) Tucson, Ariz.
2000, Jay Morrish

73.       Harvester Golf Club    6.88
(58; d) Ames, Iowa
2000, Keith Foster

74.       Ocean Forest Golf Club           6.88
(66; p) Sea Island, Ga.
1994, Rees Jones

75.       Southern Highlands GC           6.88
(71; p) Las Vegas, Nev.
1999, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Robert Trent Jones Jr.

76.       The Powder Horn        6.88
(69; d) Sheridan, Wyo.
1997, Dick Bailey

77.       Jupiter Hills Club (Hills)          6.87
(81; p) Tequesta, Fla.    
1970, George Fazio

78.       Hidden Creek Golf Club           6.87
(87; p) Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
2002, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

79.       Estancia          6.87
(NR; p) Scottsdale, Ariz.
1995, Tom Fazio

80.       Whisper Rock GC (Upper)       6.86
(68; p) Scottsdale, Ariz.
2005, Tom Fazio

81.       McArthur Golf Club*    6.86
(NR; p) Hobe Sound, Fla.           
2003, Tom Fazio

82.       Forest Dunes   6.85
(84; d) Roscommon, Mich.
2003, Tom Weiskopf

83.       Sea Island GC (Seaside)         6.84
(82; r) St. Simons Island, Ga.
2000, Tom Fazio, Charles H. Alison, Harry S. Colt (1929), Joe Lee (1970)

84.       Valhalla Golf Club        6.83
(96; p) Louisville, Ky.
1986, Jack Nicklaus

85.       Princeville GC (Prince)           6.83
(85; r) Kauai, Hawaii
1990, Robert Trent Jones Jr.

86.       Robert Trent Jones GC            6.82
(NR; p) Lake Manassas, Va.
1991, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Roger Rulewich

87.       Quintero Golf and CC   6.82
(78; p) Peoria, Ariz.
2000, Rees Jones

88.       Secession Golf Club    6.81
(91; p) Gibbes Island, S.C.
1992, Bruce Devlin, P.B. Dye

89.       Flint Hills National GC 6.80
(88; p) Wichita, Kan.
1998, Tom Fazio

90.       Links of North Dakota 6.79
(79; d) Ray, N.D.
1995, Stephen Kay

91.       Forest Creek GC (North)         6.78
(76; p) Southern Pines, N.C.
2005, Tom Fazio

92.       Marquette GC (Greywalls) *   6.78
(NR; d) Marquette, Mich.
2005, Mike DeVries

93.       Seven Canyons Golf Course    6.77
(97; p) Sedona, Ariz.
2003, Tom Weiskopf

94.       Black Mesa Golf Club   6.77
(73; d) Espanola, N.M.
2002, Baxter Spann

95.       Hawk’s Ridge Golf Club           6.77
(60; p) Ball Ground, Ga.
1999, Bob Cupp

96.       Old Tabby Links          6.76
(86; p) Spring Island, S.C.
1994, Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay

97.       Spanish Oaks Golf Club*         6.75
(NR; p) Bee Cave, Texas
2002, Bobby Weed

98.       Caledonia Golf & Fish Club     6.73
(100; d) Pawleys Island, S.C.
1994, Michael Strantz

99.       Crosswater at Sunriver           6.73
(92; r) Sunriver, Ore.
1995, Bob Cupp, John Fought

100.     The Golf Club at Ravenna*     6.73
(NR; p) Littleton, Colo.
2007, Jay Morrish

 

d–daily fee; p–private; r–resort; NR–not ranked
* First time in top 100
Note: Ties broken through decimal points

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