2012 Golfweek’s Best Residential Courses

Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

1. Rock Creek Cattle Co.

Deer Lodge, Mont., 2008

Tom Doak

Avg. rating: 7.93


2. Wade Hampton Golf Club

Cashiers, N.C., 1988

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.85


3. Mountaintop

Cashiers, N.C., 2007

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.67


4. Shooting Star

Teton Village, Wyo., 2009

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.67


5. Gozzer Ranch

Arrowpoint, Idaho, 2007

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.64


6. Huntsman Springs

Driggs, Idaho, 2009

David McLay Kidd

Avg. rating: 7.56


7. Colorado Golf Club

Parker, Colo., 2007

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.51


8. Castle Pines

Castle Rock, Colo., 1981

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 7.49


9. Mayacama

Santa Rosa, Calif., 2001

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 7.39


10. Diamond Creek

Banner Elk, N.C., 2003

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.35


11. Oak Tree National

Edmond, Okla., 1975

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 7.34


12. Pronghorn (Fazio)

Bend, Ore., 2006

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.32


13. Patriot Golf Club

Owasso, Okla., 2010

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 7.32


14. Martis Camp

Truckee, Calif., 2007

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.32


15. Black Diamond Ranch (Quarry)

Lecanto, Fla., 1988

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.21


16. Cuscowilla

Eatonton, Ga., 1998

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.19


17. Forest Highlands (Canyon)

Flagstaff, Ariz., 1989

Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 7.18


18. Long Cove

Hilton Head, S.C., 1982

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 7.17


19. The Concession Golf Club

Bradenton, Fla., 2006

Jack Nicklaus & Tony Jacklin

Avg. rating: 7.16


20. Paa-Ko Ridge

Sandia Park, N.M., 2000

Ken Dye

Avg. rating: 7.16


21. Estancia

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1995

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.15


22. Mountain Lake

Lake Wales, Fla., 1917

Seth Raynor

Avg. rating: 7.13


23. Lahontan

Truckee, Calif., 1999

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 7.08


24. The Rim

Payson, Ariz., 1998

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 7.08


25. Black Rock

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 2003

Jim Engh

Avg. rating: 7.05


26. The Territory

Duncan, Okla., 2005

Randy Heckenkemper

Avg. rating: 7.00


27. Kiawah Island (Cassique)

Kiawah Island, S.C., 2000

Tom Watson

Avg. rating: 6.98


28. Briggs Ranch Golf Club

San Antonio, Texas, 2001

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.95


29. Jupiter Hills Club (Hills)

Tequesta, Fla., 1970

George Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.95


30. The Preserve

Carmel Valley, Calif., 2000

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.95


31. Golf Club of Ravenna

Littleton, Colo., 2007

Jay Morrish

Avg. rating: 6.94


32. Stone Canyon

Tucson, Ariz., 2000

Jay Morrish

Avg. rating: 6.94


33. Forest Dunes

Roscommon, Mich., 2003

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.86


34. Powder Horn

Sheridan, Wyo., 1997

Dick Bailey

Avg. rating: 6.83


35. Southern Highlands

Las Vegas, Nev., 1999

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.82


36. Forest Creek (North)

Southern Pines, N.C., 2005

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.82


37. Quintero

Peoria, Ariz., 2000

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.78


38. The Stock Farm

Hamilton, Mont., 1999

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.75


39. Promontory (Painted Valley)

Park City, Utah, 2007

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.75


40. Spanish Peaks

Big Sky, Mont., 2006

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.75


41. Red Ledges

Heber City, Utah, 2009

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.75


42. Olde Stone

Bowling Green, Ky., 2006

Arthur Hills

Avg. rating: 6.73


43. Frederica

St. Simons Island, Ga., 2004

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.71


44. Johns Island West

Vero Beach, Fla., 1989

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.68


45. Lake Las Vegas (SouthShore)

Henderson, Nev., 1996

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.67


46. The Bear's Club

Jupiter, Fla., 2000

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.67


47. Glenwild

Park City, Utah, 2001

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.66


48. Stone Eagle

Palm Desert, Calif., 2005

Tom Doak

Avg. rating: 6.64


49. Seven Canyons

Sedona, Ariz., 2003

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.63


50. Forest Creek (South)

Southern Pines, N.C., 1996

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.63


51. Quarry La Quinta

La Quinta, Calif., 1994

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.62


52. Spanish Oaks

Bee Cave, Texas, 2002

Bobby Weed

Avg. rating: 6.61


53. Spring Island/Old Tabby Links

Okatie, S.C., 1994

Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay

Avg. rating: 6.61


54. Bright's Creek

Mill Spring, N.C., 2006

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.59


55. Tetherow Golf Club

Bend, Ore., 2008

David McLay Kidd

Avg. rating: 6.57


56. Somerby

Byron, Minn., 2004*

John Fought

Avg. rating: 6.57


57. Irish Creek

Kannapolis, N.C., 2007

Davis Love III

Avg. rating: 6.56


58. Currahee Club

Toccoa, Ga., 2004

Jim Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.50


59. Three Creek Ranch

Jackson, Wyo., 2005

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.50


60. Desert Highlands

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1984

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.50


61. Escondido

Horseshoe Bay, Texas, 2006

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.50


62. Sugarloaf Mountain

Minneola, Fla., 2008

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 6.49


63. Black Creek

Chattanooga, Tenn., 1999

Brian Silva

Avg. rating: 6.49


64. Tullymore

Stanwood, Mich., 2001

Jim Engh

Avg. rating: 6.48


65. Briar's Creek

John's Island, S.C., 2001

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.47


66. The Glacier Club at Tamarron

Durango, Colo., 1975

Arthur Hills

Avg. rating: 6.46


67. Winchester Golf Club

Meadow Vista, Calif., 2000

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.46


68. Kinderlou Forest

Valdosta, Ga., 2004

Davis Love III

Avg. rating: 6.45


69. Carlton Woods (Fazio)

The Woodlands, Texas, 2004

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.44


70. Spring Creek

Zion Crossroads, Va., 2006

Ed Carton

Avg. rating: 6.44


71. Dalhousie Golf Club

Cape Girardeau, Mo., 2002

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.43


72. Carlton Woods (Nicklaus)

The Woodlands, Texas, 2001

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.41


73. The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 2001

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Avg. rating: 6.40


74. Forest Highlands (The Meadow)

Flagstaff, Ariz., 1999

Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.39


75. Redlands Mesa

Grand Junction, Colo., 2001

Jim Engh

Avg. rating: 6.39


76. Brunswick Forest (Cape Fear National)

Leland, N.C., 2009

Tim Cate

Avg. rating: 6.38


77. Troon Country Club

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1985

Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.37


78. Rancho Santa Fe Country Club

Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 1927

Max Behr

Avg. rating: 6.37


79. Colleton River (Nicklaus)

Bluffton, S.C., 1992

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.36


80. The Greenbrier Sporting Club (The Snead)

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., 2004

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.36


81. Timilick Tahoe

Truckee, Calif., 2008

John Harbottle, Johnny Miller

Avg. rating: 6.36


82. Vaquero

Westlake, Texas, 2001

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.35


83. Creighton Farms

Aldie, Va., 2008

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.33


84. Gaillardia

Oklahoma City, Okla., 1998

Arthur Hills, Tom Kite

Avg. rating: 6.33


85. Isleworth

Orlando, Fla., 1986

Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay, Steve Smyers

Avg. rating: 6.33


86. Kiawah Island (River)

Kiawah, S.C., 1995

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.33


87. Coyote Springs (Chase)

Coyote Springs, Nev., 2008

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.32


88. Headwaters Club at Teton Springs

Victor, Idaho, 2005

Gary Stephenson

Avg. rating: 6.32


89. Superstition Mountain (Prospector)

Supersition Mountain, Ariz., 1997*

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.31


90. Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and Spa (Jupiter)

Jupiter, Fla., 2002

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.30


91. Fiddler’s Creek

Naples, Fla., 2002

Arthur Hills

Avg. rating: 6.29


92. Lakota Canyon

New Castle, Colo., 2005

Jim Engh

Avg. rating: 6.29


93. Desert Mountain (Chiricahua)

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1999

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.28


94. Victory Ranch

Park City, Utah, 2009*

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.28


95. Tuscany Reserve

Naples, Fla., 2004

Pete Dye, Greg Norman

Avg. rating: 6.27


96. Troon North (Monument)

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1990

Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.27


97. Silverleaf

Scottsdale, Ariz., 2002

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.26


98. Gray's Crossing

Truckee, Calif., 2007

Jim Hardy, Peter Jacobsen

Avg. rating: 6.26


99. The Gallery (South)

Marana, Ariz., 2004

John Fought

Avg. rating: 6.26


100. Old American

The Colony, Texas, 2009*

Tripp Davis, Justin Leonard

Avg. rating: 6.26


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