2010 Golfweek’s Best Modern Courses

Sebonack Golf Club, ranked No. 6 on Golfweek's Best Modern Courses.

2010 Golfweek’s Best Modern Courses

The Modern
1960-Present

1. Sand Hills Golf Club       9.34
(No. 1 in 2009, p) Mullen, Neb.
1995, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

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

3. Whistling Straits (Straits)                8.68
(3, r) Kohler, Wis.
1997, Pete Dye

4. Bandon Dunes                8.29
(5, r) Bandon, Ore.
1999, David McLay Kidd   

5. Ballyneal           8.27
(8, p) Holyoke, Colo.
2006, Tom Doak

6. Sebonack Golf Club       8.24 
(7, p) Southampton, N.Y.
2006, Tom Doak, Jack Nicklaus

7. The Golf Club  8.23
(9, p) New Albany, Ohio
1967, Pete Dye

8. Pete Dye Golf Club         8.19
(4, p) Bridgeport, W.Va.
1994, Pete Dye

9. Friar’s Head     8.15
(6, p) Baiting Hollow, N.Y.
2003, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

10. Shadow Creek Golf Club            8.12
(10, r) North Las Vegas, Nev. 
1990, Tom Fazio

11. Muirfield Village Golf Club         8.06
(11, p) Dublin, Ohio
1974, Jack Nicklaus

12. Old Sandwich Golf Club              8.06
(13, p) Plymouth, Mass.
2004, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

13. Kinloch Golf Club         8.05
(12, p) Richmond, Va.
2000, Lester George

14. Spyglass Hill Golf Club               7.87
(15, d) Pebble Beach, Calif.
1966, Robert Trent Jones Sr.

15. Honors Course              7.86
(14, p) Ooltewah, Tenn.
1983, Pete Dye

16. TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium)             7.85
(16, r) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1981, Pete Dye

17. Ocean Course at Kiawah Island                7.81
(18, r) Kiawah Island, S.C.
1991, Pete Dye

18. Wade Hampton Golf Club   7.77
(17, p) Cashiers, N.C.
1988, Tom Fazio

19. Kingsley Club                7.65
(20, p) Kingsley, Mich.
2001, Mike Devries

20. Chambers Bay Golf Club            7.60
(19, d) University Place, Wash.
2007, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Bruce Charlton

21. Calusa Pines Golf Club               7.59
(21, p) Naples, Fla.
2001, Dana Fry, Michael Hurdzan

22. Colorado Golf Club      7.58
(23, p) Parker, Colo.
2007, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

23. Bayonne Golf Club       7.47
(35, p) Bayonne, N.J. 
2006, Eric Bergstol

24. Dunes Club    7.47
(24, p) New Buffalo, Mich.
1995, Dick Nugent

25. Dallas National Golf Club           7.46
(25, p) Dallas
2003, Tom Fazio

26. Wild Horse Golf Club   7.45
(27, d) Gothenburg, Neb.
1999, Dave Axland, Dan Proctor

27. Mayacama Golf Club   7.44
(38, p) Santa Rosa, Calif.
2001, Jack Nicklaus

28. Bandon Trails                7.43
(22, r) Bandon, Ore. 
2005, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

29. Castle Pines Golf Club                7.43
(31, p) Castle Rock, Colo.
1981, Jack Nicklaus

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

31. Harbour Town Golf Links            7.40
(28, r) Hilton Head Island, S.C.
1970, Pete Dye

32. Desert Forest Golf Club               7.40
(30, p) Carefree, Ariz.
1962, Red Lawrence

33. Monterey Peninsula CC (Shore)               7.40
(29, p) Pebble Beach, Calif.
1961, Robert Baldock, Jack Neville; 
Mike Strantz (2004)

34. Double Eagle Golf Club              7.39
(40, p) Galena, Ohio
1991, Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

35. Galloway National Golf Club      7.38
(34, p) Galloway Township, N.J. 
1995, Tom Fazio

36. Boston Golf Club          7.38
(26, p) Hingham, Mass.
2005, Gil Hanse

37. Arcadia Bluffs                7.36
(32, d) Arcadia, Mich.
1999, Rick Smith

38. *Gozzer Ranch              7.35
(NR, p) Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
2007, Tom Fazio

39. Blackwolf Run (River)  7.34
(36, r) Kohler, Wis.
1988, Pete Dye

40. Pronghorn (Fazio)        7.34
(51, p) Bend, Ore.
2006, Tom Fazio

41. Fallen Oak Golf Club   7.30
(55, r) Saucier, Miss.
2006, Tom Fazio

42. Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club              7.29
(43, d) Sandia Park, N.M.
2000, Ken Dye

43. Black Diamond Ranch (Quarry) 7.28
(41, p) Lecanto, Fla.
1988, Tom Fazio

44. The Club at Cuscowilla               7.24
(39, r) Eatonton, Ga.
1998, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

45. *Whispering Pines Golf Club     7.23
(NR, p) Trinity, Texas
2000, Jack Nicklaus

46. Sutton Bay Club            7.22
(42, p) Onida, S.D. 
2003, Graham Marsh

47. The Preserve 7.21
(50, p) Carmel Valley, Calif.
2000, Tom Fazio

48. Karsten Creek Golf Club             7.21
(46, d) Stillwater, Okla.
1994, Tom Fazio

49. The Club at Black Rock               7.19
(44, p) Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
2003, Jim Engh

50. Quail Hollow Club        7.18
(45, p) Charlotte, N.C.
1961, George Cobb; Tom Fazio (2000)

51. Trump National Golf Club           7.13
(53, p) Bedminster, N.J.
2004, Tom Fazio

52. Forest Highlands GC (Canyon) 7.13
(48, p) Flagstaff, Ariz.
1989, Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

53. Long Cove Club            7.11
(47, p) Hilton Head Island, S.C. 
1982, Pete Dye

54. Wolf Run         7.09
(37, p) Zionsville, Ind.
1990, Steve Smyers

55. The Rim          7.08
(49, p) Payson, Ariz.
1998, Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

56. Butler National Golf Club            7.08
(59, p) Oak Brook, Ill.
1974, Tom Fazio, George Fazio

57. Sea Island GC (Seaside)            7.07
(83, r) St. Simons Island, Ga.
2000, Tom Fazio; Charles H. Alison, 
Harry S. Colt (1929); Joe Lee (1970)

58. Lahontan Golf Club      7.07
(70, p) Truckee, Calif.
1999, Tom Weiskopf

59. Atlantic Golf Club          7.06
(64, p) Bridgehampton, N.Y.
1992, Rees Jones              

60. The Concession            7.06
(60, p) Sarasota, Fla.
2006, Jack Nicklaus

61. Olde Farm Golf Club    7.06
(58, p) Bristol, Va.
2001, Bobby Weed

62. Kapalua GC (Plantation)             7.04
(66, r) Maui, Hawaii
1991, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

63. Lost Dunes Golf Club  7.04
(52, p) Bridgman, Mich.
1999, Tom Doak

64. Cog Hill GC (No. 4 – Dubsdread)              7.03
(NR, d) Lemont, Ill.
1964, Dick Wilson, Rees Jones (2008)

65. Eugene Country Club  7.02
(56, p) Eugene, Ore.
1967, Robert Trent Jones; 
H. Chandler Egan (1928)

66. Kiawah Island Club (Cassique) 7.01
(61, p) Kiawah Island, S.C.
2000, Tom Watson

67. Victoria National Golf Club         7.01
(63, p) Newburgh, Ind.
1999, Tom Fazio

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

69. Shoal Creek Golf Course            6.99
(65, p) Birmingham, Ala.
1976 Jack Nicklaus

70. Sanctuary       6.99
(57, p) Sedalia, Colo. 
1997 Jim Engh

71. Hidden Creek Golf Club              6.98
(78, p) Egg Harbor Township, N.J. 
2002 Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

72. Briggs Ranch Golf Club               6.97
(54, p) San Antonio
2001 Tom Fazio

73. Powder Horn GC (Mountain/Stag)            6.97
(76, d) Sheridan, Wyo.
1997 Dick Bailey

74. Hazeltine National Golf Club     6.96
(68, p) Chaska, Minn.
1962 Robert Trent Jones Sr., Rees Jones

75. We-Ko-Pa GC (Saguaro)            6.96
(67, d) Fort McDowell, Ariz.
2006 Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

76. Estancia          6.96
(79, p) Scottsdale, Ariz.
1995 Tom Fazio

77. Black Mesa Golf Club  6.95
(94, d) La Mesilla, N.M.
2002 Baxter Spann

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

79. Greywalls at Marquette GC         6.94
(92, d) Marquette, Mich.
2005 Mike DeVries

80. Golf Club at Ravenna  6.94
(100, p) Littleton, Colo.
2007 Jay Morrish

81. Jupiter Hills Club (Hills)               6.90
(77, p) Tequesta, Fla.
1970 George Fazio

82. Pumpkin Ridge GC (Witch Hollow)           6.90
(71, p) Cornelius, Ore.
1991 Bob Cupp, John Fought

83. Ocean Forest Golf Club               6.89
(74, p) Sea Island, Ga.
1994 Rees Jones

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

85. The Stone Canyon Club              6.88
(72, p) Oro Valley, Ariz.
2000 Jay Morrish

86. Whisper Rock GC (Upper)          6.88
(80, p) Scottsdale, Ariz.
2005 Tom Fazio

87. *Olde Stone   6.88
(NR, p) Bowling Green, Ky.
2006 Arthur Hills

88. Valhalla Golf Club        6.86
(84, p) Louisville, Ky.
1986 Jack Nicklaus

89. Robert Trent Jones Golf Club     6.86
(86, p) Lake Manassas, Va.
19911/1/91 Robert Trent Jones, Roger Rulewich

90. Forest Dunes Golf Club               6.85
(82, d) Roscommon, Mich. 
2003 Tom Weiskopf

91. Oak Tree National Golf Club      6.84
(NR, p) Edmond, Okla.
1975 Pete Dye

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

93. Harvester Golf Club     6.82
(73, d) Rhodes, Iowa
2000 Keith Foster

94. *Frederica Golf Club    6.82
(NR, p) St. Simons Island, Ga.
2004 Tom Fazio

95. Secession Golf Club    6.81
(88, p) Beaufort, S.C.
1992 Bruce Devlin, P.B. Dye

96. Quintero G&CC             6.80
(87, p) Peoria, Ariz.
2000 Rees Jones

97. Links of North Dakota  6.80
(90, d) Ray, N.D. 
1995 Stephen Kay

98. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club        6.78
(98, d) Pawleys Island, S.C. 
1994 Mike Strantz

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

100. *Windsong Farms Golf Club    6.77
(NR, p) Independence, Minn.
2003 John Fought, Tom Lehman

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

Course that fell out:
• (81) McArthur GC, Hobe Sound, Fla.
• (89) Flint Hills National GC, Wichita, Kan.
• (93) Seven Canyons GC, Sedona, Ariz.
• (95) Hawk’s Ridge GC, Ball Ground, Ga.
• (96) Old Tabby Links, Spring Island, S.C. 
• (97) Spanish Oaks, Bee Cave, Texas
• (99) Crosswater at Sunriver, Sunriver, Ore.

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