2010 Golfweek’s Best Classic Courses

Pine Valley (10th hole pictured) returns to No. 1 on the Classic list.

2010 Golfweek’s Best Classic Courses

THE CLASSICS before 1960

1. Pine Valley Golf Club 9.53
(No. 2 in 2009, p) Pine Valley, N.J.
1919, George Crump, H.S. Colt

2. Cypress Point Club 9.49
(1, p) Pebble Beach, Calif.
1928, Alister MacKenzie

3. Shinnecock Hills Golf Club 9.22
(3, p) Southampton, N.Y.
1931, William S. Flynn, Howard C. Toomey

4. National Golf Links of America 9.11
(7, p) Southampton, N.Y.
1911, Charles Blair Macdonald

5. Merion Golf Club (East) 9.09
(4, p) Ardmore, Pa.
1912, Hugh Wilson

6. Oakmont Country Club 9.01
(6, p) Oakmont, Pa.
1903, Henry Fownes

7. Crystal Downs 8.88
(8, p) Frankfort, Mich.
1931, Alister MacKenzie, Perry Maxwell

8. Pebble Beach Golf Links 8.86
(5, r) Pebble Beach, Calif.
1919, Douglas Grant, Jack Neville

9. Augusta National Golf Club 8.75
(9, p) Augusta, Ga.
1932, Bobby Jones, Alister MacKenzie

10. Fishers Island Golf Club 8.71
(11, p) Fishers Island, N.Y.
1926, Seth Raynor

11. San Francisco Golf Club 8.63
(12, p) San Francisco
1915, A.W. Tillinghast

12. Chicago Golf Club 8.55
(13, p) Wheaton, Ill.
1923, Seth Raynor; 
Charles Blair Macdonald (1894)

13. Prairie Dunes Country Club 8.54
(10, p) Hutchinson, Kan.
1937, Perry Maxwell; Press Maxwell (1957)

14. Seminole Golf Club 8.47
(15, p) North Palm Beach, Fla.
1929, Donald Ross

15. Pinehurst Resort (No. 2) 8.41
(14, r) Pinehurst, N.C.
1903-1946, Donald Ross

16. Winged Foot Golf Club (West) 8.30
(16, p) Mamaroneck, N.Y.
1923, A.W. Tillinghast

17. Oakland Hills CC (South) 8.10
(17, p) Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
1918, Donald Ross; 
Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1950)

18. Garden City Golf Club 8.10
(19, p) Garden City, N.Y.
1899, Devereux Emmet; 
Walter J. Travis (1909)

19. Bethpage State Park (Black) 8.07
(18, d) Farmingdale, N.Y.
1935, A.W. Tillinghast

20. The Country Club (Composite) 8.02
(23, p) Brookline, Mass.
1895, William Campbell; William S. Flynn, Howard C. Toomey (1931)

21. Los Angeles CC (North) 8.01
(20, p) Los Angeles
1927, William P. Bell, George C. Thomas Jr.; Herbert Fowler (1921)

22. Olympic Club (Lake) 8.00
(21, p) San Francisco
1929, Willie Watson, Sam Whiting

23. Riviera Country Club 7.96
(24, p) Pacific Palisades, Calif.
1927, William P. Bell, George C. Thomas Jr.

24. Camargo Club 7.94
(22, p) Indian Hill, Ohio
1921, Seth Raynor

25. Southern Hills Country Club 7.91
(25, p) Tulsa, Okla.
1936, Perry Maxwell

26. Shoreacres 7.79
(27, p) Lake Bluff, Ill.
1921, Seth Raynor

27. Wannamoisett Country Club 7.79
(26, p) Rumford, R.I.
1916, Donald Ross

28. Somerset Hills Country Club 7.75
(30, p) Bernardsville, N.J.
1918, A.W. Tillinghast

29. Plainfield Country Club 7.68
(28, p) Plainfield, N.J.
1921, Donald Ross

30. Pasatiempo 7.67
(29, d) Santa Cruz, Calif.
1929, Alister MacKenzie

31. Maidstone Club 7.66
(32, p) East Hampton, N.Y.
1899, William H. Tucker; Willie Park Jr. (1925)

32. Myopia Hunt Club 7.62
(31, p) Hamilton, Mass.
1896, Herbert Leeds

33. Winged Foot Golf Club (East) 7.55
(34, p) Mamaroneck, N.Y.
1923, A.W. Tillinghast

34. Oak Hill Country Club (East) 7.55
(35, p) Pittsford, N.Y.
1924, Donald Ross; 
George Fazio, Tom Fazio (1979)

35. Peachtree Golf Club 7.53
(33, p) Atlanta
1948, Bobby Jones, Robert Trent Jones Sr.

36. Baltusrol Golf Club (Lower) 7.51
(39, p) Springfield, N.J.
1922, A.W. Tillinghast

37. Inverness Club 7.51
(36, p) Toledo, Ohio
1919, Donald Ross; George Fazio, Tom Fazio (’78)

38. Quaker Ridge 7.50
(37, p) Scarsdale, N.Y.
1926, A.W. Tillinghast

39. Yeamans Hall Club 7.48
(38, p) Charleston, S.C.
1925, Seth Raynor

40. Baltimore Country Club (East) 7.46
(42, p) Timonium, Md.
1926, A.W. Tillinghast

41. Valley Club of Montecito 7.45
(40, p) Santa Barbara, Calif.
1928, Robert Hunter, Alister MacKenzie

42. Olympia Fields CC (North) 7.41
(41, p) Olympia Fields, Ill.
1922, Willie Park Jr.

43. Piping Rock 7.41
(46, p) Locust Valley, N.Y.
1913, Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor

44. Milwaukee Country Club 7.40
(48, p) Milwaukee
1929, Charles H. Alison, Harry S. Colt

45. Newport Country Club  7.38
(45, p) Newport, R.I. 
1915, Donald Ross, A.W. Tillinghast

46. Salem Country Club 7.37
(43, p) Peabody, Mass.
1925, Donald Ross

47. The Course at Yale 7.36
(44, p) New Haven, Conn.
1926, Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor

48. Scioto Country Club 7.34
(50, p) Columbus, Ohio
1916, Donald Ross

49. Homestead Resort (Cascades) 7.32
(47, r) Hot Springs, Va.
1923, William S. Flynn

50. Colonial Country Club 7.32
(49, p) Fort Worth, Texas
1935, John Bredemus; Perry Maxwell (1940)

51. Interlachen Country Club 7.30
(52, p) Edina, Minn.
1911, Donald Ross; Willie Watson (1919)

52. Holston Hills Country Club 7.28
(53, p) Knoxville, Tenn.
1928, Donald Ross

53. East Lake Golf Club 7.27
(51, p) Atlanta
1915, Donald Ross; George Cobb (1960); 
Rees Jones (1994)

54. California Golf Club 7.25
(60, p) South San Francisco, Calif.
1926, Vernon Macan; Alister MacKenzie (1928); Kyle Philips (2007)

55. Kittansett Club 7.21
(59, p) Marion, Mass.
1922, Fred Hood

56. Aronimink Golf Club 7.19
(56, p) Newtown Square, Pa.
1928, Donald Ross

57. Lawsonia Golf Club (Links) 7.19
(58, d) Green Lake, Wis.
1929, William B. Langford, Theodore J. Moreau

58. Cherry Hills Country Club 7.15
(57, p) Englewood, Colo.
1923, William S. Flynn

59. Baltusrol Golf Club (Upper) 7.12
(68, p) Springfield, N.J. 
1922, A.W. Tillinghast

60. White Bear Yacht Club 7.11
(54, p) White Bear Lake. Minn.
1916, Donald Ross

61. Fenway Golf Club 7.10
(62, p) Scarsdale, N.Y.
1924, A.W. Tillinghast

62. Medinah Country Club (No. 3) 7.10
(55, p) Medinah, Ill.
1928, Tom Bendelow; Roger Packard (1986), Rees Jones (2004)

63. Essex County Club 7.10
(62, p) Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.
1917, Donald Ross

64. NCR Country Club (South) 7.08
(63, p) Kettering, Ohio
1954, Dick Wilson

65. Lancaster Country Club 7.08
(65, p) Lancaster, Pa.
1930, William S. Flynn; David Gordon, William Gordon (1959)

66. Franklin Hills Country Club 7.06
(66, p) Franklin, Mich.
1926 Donald Ross

67. Mountain Lake 7.04
(70, p) Lake Wales, Fla.
1917 Seth Raynor

68. Congressional CC (Blue) 7.01
(74, p) Bethesda, Md.
1924 Devereux Emmet; Donald Ross (1930), Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1959), Rees Jones (1989)

69. Pine Needles Country Club 7.00
(64, r) Southern Pines,N.C.
1927 Donald Ross

70. Minikahda Club 6.97
(78, p) Minneapolis
1907 Willie Watson; Donald Ross (1917)

71. Ekwanok Country Club 6.95
(72, p) Manchester, Vt.
1899 Walter J. Travis; John Duncan Dunn (1927)

72. Huntingdon Valley Country Club 6.95
(69, p) Abingdon, Pa.
1927 William S. Flynn, Howard C Toomey

73. Whippoorwill Country Club 6.94
(73, p) Armomk, N.Y.
1925 Donald Ross; Charles Banks (1929)

74. Brookside Country Club 6.93
(67, p) Canton, Ohio
1922 Donald Ross

75. St. Louis Country Club 6.93
(71, p) St. Louis
1914 Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor

76. Rolling Green Golf Course 6.92
(92, p) Springfield, Pa.
1926 Howard C. Toomey, William S. Flynn

77. Indianwood Country Club (Old) 6.92
(75, p) Lake Orion, Mich.
1928 William Connellan, Wilfred Reid

78. Bel-Air Country Club 6.91
(82, p) Los Angeles
1927 William P. Bell, George C. Thomas Jr.

79. Canterbury Golf Club 6.91
(88, p) Beachwood, Ohio
1922 Herbert Strong

80. Taconic Golf Club 6.89
(81, p) Williamstown Mass.
1927 Wayne Stiles, John Van Kleek

81. Lehigh Country Club 6.89
(80, p) Allentown, Pa.
1928 William S. Flynn, Howard C. Toomey

82. Country Club of Fairfield 6.89
(78, p) Fairfield, Conn.
1914 Seth Raynor; A.W. Tillinghast (1925)

83. Creek Club 6.88
(86, p) Locust Valley, N.Y.
1925 Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor

84. Fox Chapel Golf Club 6.87
(76, p) Pittsburgh
1925 Charles Banks, Seth Raynor

85. Ridgewood Country  Club (East/West) 6.86
(83, p) Paramus, N.J. 
1929 A.W. Tillinghast

86. Philadelphia CC (Spring Mill) 6.83
(79, p) Gladwyne, Pa. 
1927 William S. Flynn, Howard Toomey

87. Northland Country Club 6.81
(84, p) Duluth, Minn.
1927 Donald Ross

88. Eastward Ho! 6.81
(87, p) Chatham, Mass.
1922 Herbert Fowler

89. Sankaty Head Golf Club 6.80
(91, p) Siasconset, Mass.
1921 H. Emerson Armstrong

90. Country Club of Buffalo 6.80
(NR, p) Williamsville, N.Y.
1923 Donald Ross

91. Old Town Club 6.78
(85, p) Winston-Salem, N.C.
1939 Perry Maxwell

92. Skokie Country Club 6.77
(90, p) Glencoe, Ill.
1904 Tom Bendelow; Donald Ross (1915); William B. Langford, Theodore J. Moreau (1938)

93. Westchester Country Club (West) 6.76
(NR, p) Rye, N.Y.
1922 Walter J. Travis

94. Laurel Valley Country Club 6.74
(NR, p) Ligonier, Pa.
1959 Dick Wilson

95. Moraine Country Club 6.69
(NR, p) Kettering, Ohio
1936 Alex Campbell; Dick Wilson (1954) 

96. Point O’Woods G&CC 6.66
(96, p) Benton Harbor, Mich.
1958 Robert Trent Jones Sr.

97. *Palmetto Club 6.69
(NR, p) Aiken, S.C. 
1892 Herbert Leeds; Alister MacKenzie (1932)

98. Hollywood Golf Club 6.67
(89, p) Deal, N.J.
1913 Walter J. Travis

99. Beverly Country Club 6.65
(99, p) Chicago
1916 Donald Ross

100. Dunes Golf & Beach Club 6.64
(94, r) Myrtle Beach, S.C. 
1949 Robert Trent Jones Sr.

>> d–daily fee; p–private; r–resort; NR–not ranked; *–newcomer
Note: Ties broken through decimel points

Courses that fell out

• (93) Brook Hollow GC, Dallas
• (95) Augusta CC, Augusta, Ga.
• (97) Champions GC (Cypress Creek), Houston
• (98) Engineers Club, Roslyn, N.Y.
• (100) Sunnehanna CC, Johnstown, Pa.

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