2011 Golfweek's Best Modern Courses

No. 99 Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Wall, Wash.

No. 99 Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Wall, Wash.

No. Name

Raters average

(2010 rank) Location

Year, architect

Note: d–daily fee; p–private; r–resort; * First time in top 100


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1. Sand Hills Golf Club

9.36

(No. 1 in 2010, p) Mullen, Neb.

1995, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw


2. Pacific Dunes

9.19

(2, r) Bandon, Ore.

2001, Tom Doak


3. *Old Macdonald

8.84

(NR, r) Bandon, Ore.

2010, Tom Doak, Jim Urbina


4. Whistling Straits (Straits)

8.75

(3, r) Kohler, Wis.

1997, Pete Dye


5. Friar’s Head

8.40

(9, p) Baiting Hollow, N.Y.

2003, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw


6. Ballyneal

8.36

(5, p) Holyoke, Colo.

2006, Tom Doak


7. Bandon Dunes

8.29

(4, r) Bandon, Ore.

1999, David McLay Kidd


8. Sebonack Golf Club

8.26

(6, p) Southampton, N.Y.

2006, Tom Doak, Jack Nicklaus


9. The Golf Club

8.20

(7, p) New Albany, Ohio

1967, Pete Dye


10. Pete Dye Golf Club

8.15

(8, p) Bridgeport, W.Va.

1994, Pete Dye


11. Shadow Creek Golf Club

8.07

(10, r) North Las Vegas, Nev.

1990, Tom Fazio


12. Muirfield Village Golf Club

8.06

(11, p) Dublin, Ohio

1974, Jack Nicklaus


13. Old Sandwich Golf Club

8.04

(12, p) Plymouth, Mass.

2004, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw


14. Kinloch Golf Club

7.97

(13, p) Richmond, Va.

2000, Lester George


15. *Rock Creek Cattle Company

7.93

(NR, p) Deer Lodge, Mont.

2008, Tom Doak


16. Spyglass Hill Golf Club

7.85

(14, d) Pebble Beach, Calif.

1966, Robert Trent Jones Sr.


17. Honors Course

7.84

(15, p) Ooltewah, Tenn.

1983, Pete Dye


18. TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium)

7.83

(16, r) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

1981, Pete Dye


19. Wade Hampton Golf Club

7.82

(18, p) Cashiers, N.C.

1988, Tom Fazio


20. Ocean Course at Kiawah Island

7.81

(17, r) Kiawah Island, S.C.

1991, Pete Dye


21. Boston Golf Club

7.68

(36, p) Hingham, Mass.

2005, Gil Hanse


22. Gozzer Ranch Golf Club

7.67

(38, p) Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

2007, Tom Fazio


23. *Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club

7.67

(NR, p) Cashiers, N.C.

2007, Tom Fazio


24. *Shooting Star Golf Club

7.67

(NR, p) Teton Village, Wyo.

2009, Tom Fazio


25. Chambers Bay Golf Club

7.64

(20, d) University Place, Wash.

2007, Robert Trent Jones Jr. , Bruce Charlton


26. Kingsley Club

7.63

(19, p) Kingsley, Mich.

2001, Mike Devries


27. Galloway National Golf Club

7.62

(35, p) Galloway Township, N.J.

1995, Tom Fazio


28. Arcadia Bluffs

7.57

(37, d) Arcadia, Mich.

1999, Rick Smith


29. Bandon Trails

7.56

(28, r) Bandon, Ore.

2005, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw


30. *Huntsman Springs

7.56

(NR, p) Driggs, Idaho

2009, David McLay Kidd


31. Calusa Pines Golf Club

7.53

(21, p) Naples, Fla.

2001, Dana Fry, Michael Hurdzan


32. Whispering Pines Golf Club

7.52

(45, p) Trinity, Texas

2000, Chet Williams


33. Double Eagle Golf Club

7.50

(34, p) Galena, Ohio

1991, Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf


34. Dallas National Golf Club

7.49

(25, p) Dallas

2003, Tom Fazio


35. Dunes Club

7.49

(24, p) New Buffalo, Mich.

1995, Dick Nugent


36. Bayonne Golf Club

7.48

(23, p) Bayonne, N.J.

2006, Eric Bergstol


37. Colorado Golf Club

7.48

(22, p) Parker, Colo.

2007, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw


38. Castle Pines Golf Club

7.47

(29, p) Castle Rock, Colo.

1981, Jack Nicklaus


39. Desert Forest Golf Club

7.46

(32, p) Carefree, Ariz.

1962, Red Lawrence


40. Mayacama Golf Club

7.44

(27, p) Santa Rosa, Calif.

2001, Jack Nicklaus


41. Monterey Peninsula CC (Shore)

7.44

(33, p) Pebble Beach, Calif.

2005, Michael Strantz; Robert Baldock, Jack Neville (1961)


42. Harbour Town Golf Links

7.40

(31, r) Hilton Head Island, S.C.

1970, Pete Dye


43. World Woods (Pine Barrens)

7.40

(30, d) Brooksville, Fla.

1993, Tom Fazio


44. *Diamond Creek Golf Club

7.35

(NR, p) Banner Elk, N.C.

2003, Tom Fazio


45. Fallen Oak Golf Club

7.34

(41, r) Saucier, Miss.

2006, Tom Fazio


46. Blackwolf Run (River)

7.33

(39, r) Kohler, Wis.

1988, Pete Dye


47. Oak Tree National Golf Club

7.33

(91, p) Edmond, Okla.

1975, Pete Dye, Tripp Davis (2009)


48. *Patriot Golf Club

7.33

(NR, p) Owasso, Okla.

2010, Robert Trent Jones Jr.


49. The Club at Cuscowilla

7.32

(44, r) Eatonton, Ga.

1998, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw


50. *Martis Camp Club

7.32

(NR, p) Truckee, Calif.

2007, Tom Fazio


51. Pronghorn (Fazio)

7.30

(40, p) Bend, Ore.

2006, Tom Fazio


52. Wild Horse Golf Club

7.28

(26, d) Gothenburg, Neb.

1999, Dave Axland, Dan Proctor


53. Karsten Creek Golf Club

7.24

(48, d) Stillwater, Okla.

1994, Tom Fazio


54. Forest Highlands Golf Club (Canyon)

7.24

(52, p) Flagstaff, Ariz.

1989, Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf


55. Black Diamond Ranch (Quarry)

7.22

(43, p) Lecanto, Fla.

1988, Tom Fazio


56. Sutton Bay Club

7.21

(46, p) Onida, S.D.

2003, Graham Marsh


57. Sea Island Golf Club (Seaside)

7.21

(57, r) St. Simons Island, Ga.

2000, Tom Fazio; Charles H. Alison, Harry S. Colt (1929), Joe Lee (1970)


58. Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club

7.19

(42, d) Sandia Park, N.M.

2000, Ken Dye


59. *Spring Hill Golf Club

7.18

(NR, p) Orono, Minn.

1999, Tom Fazio


60. The Concession

7.17

(60, p) Bradenton, Fla.

2006, Jack Nicklaus, Tony Jacklin


61. The Preserve

7.17

(47, p) Carmel Valley, Calif.

2000, Tom Fazio


62. Quail Hollow Club

7.15

(50, p) Charlotte, N.C.

1961, George Cobb; Tom Fazio (2003)


63. Butler National Golf Club

7.14

(56, p) Oak Brook, Ill.

1974, Tom Fazio, George Fazio


64. The Golf Club at Black Rock

7.14

(49, p) Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

2003, Jim Engh


65. Trump National Golf Club (Old)

7.13

(51, p) Bedminster, N.J.

2004, Tom Fazio


66. Olde Farm Golf Club

7.13

(61, p) Bristol, Va.

2001, Bobby Weed


67. Wolf Run

7.10

(54, p) Zionsville, Ind.

1990, Steve Smyers


68. The Rim

7.10

(55, p) Payson, Ariz.

1998, Tom Weiskopf, Jay Morrish


69. Estancia

7.07

(76, p) Scottsdale, Ariz.

1995, Tom Fazio


70. Eugene Country Club

7.07

(65, p) Eugene, Ore.

1967, Robert Trent Jones Sr.; H. Chandler Egan (1928)


71. Long Cove Club

7.07

(53, p) Hilton Head Island, S.C.

1982, Pete Dye


72. Lost Dunes Golf Club

7.06

(63, p) Bridgman, Mich.

1999, Tom Doak


73. Atlantic Golf Club

7.06

(59, p) Bridgehampton, N.Y.

1992, Rees Jones


74. Lahontan Golf Club

7.05

(58, p) Truckee, Calif.

1999, Tom Weiskopf


75. Black Sheep Golf Club

7.05

(68, p) Sugar Grove, Ill.

2002, David Esler


76. Victoria National Golf Club

7.04

(67, p) Newburgh, Ind.

1998, Tom Fazio


77. Kapalua Golf Club (Plantation)

7.03

(62, r) Maui, Hawaii

1991, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw


78. Kiawah Island Club (Cassique)

7.01

(66, p) Kiawah Island, S.C.

2000, Tom Watson


79. Greywalls at Marquette

7.00

(79, d) Marquette, Mich.

2005, Mike Devries


80. Briggs Ranch Golf Club

6.99

(72, p) San Antonio

2001, Tom Fazio


81. Crooked Stick Golf Club

6.98

(78, p) Carmel, Ind.

1966, Pete Dye


82. Hidden Creek Golf Club

6.97

(71, p) Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

2002, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw


83. Hazeltine National Golf Club

6.96

(74, p) Chaska, Minn.

1962, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Rees Jones (1989)


84. Shoal Creek Country Club

6.95

(69, p) Birmingham, Ala.

1976, Jack Nicklaus


85. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Saguaro)

6.95

(75, r) Fountain Hills, Ariz.

2006, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw


86. Sanctuary Golf Club

6.95

(70, p) Sedalia, Colo.

1997, Jim Engh


87. Black Mesa Golf Club

6.95

(77, d) La Mesilla, N.M.

2002, Baxter Spann


88. Cog Hill G&CC (No. 4 Dubsdread)

6.93

(64, p) Lemont, Ill.

1962, Dick Wilson, Rees Jones (2009)


89. Golf Club at Ravenna

6.92

(80, p) Littleton, Colo.

2007, Jay Morrish


90. Jupiter Hills Club (Hills)

6.90

(81, p) Tequesta, Fla.

1970, George Fazio


91. Powder Horn (Mountain/Stag)

6.90

(73, d) Sheridan, Wyo.

1997, Dick Bailey


92. Whisper Rock (Upper)

6.90

(86, p) Scottsdale, Ariz.

2005, Tom Fazio


93. Valhalla Golf Club

6.90

(88, p) Louisville, Ky.

1986, Jack Nicklaus


94. Pumpkin Ridge (Witch Hollow)

6.90

(82, p) Cornelius, Ore.

1991, Bob Cupp, John Fought


95. The Stone Canyon Club

6.89

(85, p) Oro Valley, Ariz.

2000, Jay Morrish


96. Forest Dunes Golf Club

6.89

(90, d) Roscommon, Mich.

2003, Tom Weiskopf


97. Southern Highlands Golf Club

6.88

(84, p) Las Vegas

1999, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Robert Trent Jones Jr.


98. Secession Golf Club

6.87

(95, p) Gibbes Island, S.C.

1992, Bruce Devlin


99. *Wine Valley Golf Club

6.87

(NR, d) Walla Walla, Wash.

2009, Dan Hixson


100. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

6.86

(98, d) Pawleys Island, S.C.

1994, Michael Strantz



Courses that fell out

• (83) Ocean Forest Golf Club, Sea Island, Ga.

• (87) Olde Stone, Bowling Green, Ky.

• (89) Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, Lake Manassas, Va.

• (92) Princeville (Prince), Kauai, Hawaii

• (93) Harvester Golf Club, Rhodes, Iowa

• (94) Frederica Golf Club, St. Simons Island, Ga.

• (96) Quintero Golf & Country Club, Peoria, Ariz.

• (97) Links of North Dakota, Ray, N.D.

• (99) Forest Creek Golf Club (North), Southern Pines, N.C.

• (100) Windsong Farms Golf Club, Independence, Minn.


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