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A general view of the 18th hole at The Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

A general view of the 18th hole at The Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

NEXT 100 CLASSIC COURSES Rank (2011 rank) Course

Location, Opened

Designer

Type

Raters avg.


101. (124) Deepdale GC

Manhasset, N.Y. 1956

Dick Wilson

Private

6.84


102. (97) Moraine CC

Dayton, Ohio 1936

Alex Campbell, Dick Wilson

Private

6.78


103. (106) Engineers Club

Roslyn, N.Y. 1918

Herbert Strong

Private

6.78


104. (102) Westchester CC (West)

Rye, N.Y. 1922

Walter J. Travis

Private

6.77


105. (108) Beverly CC

Chicago 1907

Donald Ross

Private

6.74


106. (129) Whitinsville CC

Whitinisvllle, Mass. 1923

Donald Ross

Private

6.67


107. (92) CC of Buffalo

Williamsville, N.Y. 1923

Donald Ross

Private

6.71


108. (111) Saucon Valley CC (Old)

Bethlehem, Pa. 1922

Herbert Strong

Private

6.71


109. (126) Greenbrier GC (TPC Old White)

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. 1915

Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor, Lester George

Real Estate, Resort, Casino, Tour Course

6.69


110. (101) Kirtland CC

Willoughby, Ohio 1921

Charles H. Alison

Private

6.68


111. (107) Laurel Valley GC

Ligonier, Pa. 1959

Dick Wilson

Private

6.67


112. (105) Dunes G&BC

Myrtle Beach, S.C. 1949

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Resort, Private

6.65


113. (109) Monterey Peninsula CC (Dunes)

Pebble Beach, Calif. 1926

Seth Raynor, Charles Banks, Robert Hunter, Rees Jones

Private

6.65


114. (142) Wee Burn

Darien, Conn. 1925

Devereux Emmet

Private

6.65


115. (113) Firestone CC (South)

Akron, Ohio 1929

W.H. Way, Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Private

6.64


116. (114) Champions GC (Cypress Creek)

Houston, 1959

Ralph Plummer

Private

6.64


117. (110) Point O'Woods

Benton Harbor, Mich. 1958

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Private

6.63


118. (115) Brook Hollow GC

Dallas 1921

A.W. Tillinghast

Private

6.60


119. (119) The Country Club

Pepper Pike, Ohio 1931

Howard Toomey, William S. Flynn

Private

6.60


120. (137) Wykagyl CC

New Rochelle, N.Y. 1920

Donald Ross, A.W. Tillinghast

Private

6.59


121. (116) Indian Creek GC

Miami Beach, Fla. 1930

Howard Toomey, William S. Flynn

Private

6.58


122. (121) Linville GC

Linville, N.C. 1924

Donald Ross

Resort

6.57


123. (131) Blue Mound CC

Milwaukee 1924

Seth Raynor

Private

6.55


124. (117) Atlantic City CC

Northfield, N.J. 1923

William S. Flynn, Tom Doak

Resort, Private

6.54


125. (112) CC of Detroit

Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. 1914

Harry S. Colt

Private

6.54


126. (123) Oyster Harbors

Osterville, Mass. 1927

Donald Ross

Private

6.54


127. (120) Meadow Club

Fairfax,Calif. 1927

Robert Hunter, Alister MacKenzie

Private

6.52


128. (171) Oak Hill CC

San Antonio, 1922

A.W. Tillinghast

Private

6.52


129. (128) Omaha CC

Omaha, Neb. 1925

Perry Maxwell

Private

6.50


130. (118) Manufacturers G&CC

Oreland, Pa. 1925

Howard Toomey, William S. Flynn

Private

6.48


131. (134) Philadelphia Cricket Club (Wissahickon)

Flourtown, Pa. 1922

A.W. Tillinghast

Private

6.46


132. (125) Olympia Fields CC (South)

Olympia Fields, Ill. 1916

Tom Bendelow, Steve Smyers

Private

6.46


133. (148) Belvedere GC

Charlevoix, Mich. 1927

William Watson

Daily Fee, Private

6.46


134. (140) Essex County CC

West Orange N.J. 1926

Seth Raynor, Charles Banks

Private

6.46


135. (132) Longmeadow CC

Longmeadow, Mass. 1921

Donald Ross

Private

6.45


136. (130) Sunnehanna CC

Johnstown, Pa. 1923

A.W. Tillinghast

Private

6.43


137. (146) Rancho Santa Fe CC

Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 1927

Max Behr

Real Estate, Private

6.42


138. (141) Oak Hill CC (West)

Pittsford, N.Y. 1925

Donald Ross

Private

6.42


139. (127) Lookout Mountain GC

Lookout Mountain, Ga. 1926

Charles Banks, Seth Raynor

Private

6.40


140. (143) Rhode Island CC

West Barrington, R.I. 1911

Donald Ross

Private

6.39


141. (136) Idle Hour CC

Lexington, Ky. 1924

Donald Ross

Private

6.39


142. (NR) North Shore CC

Glen Head, N.Y. 1914

Seth Raynor, Tom Doak

Private

6.37


143. (135) Flossmoor CC

Flossmoor, Ill. 1918, 1998

H.J. Tweedie, Ray Hearn

Private

6.36


144. (162) Worcester CC

Worcester, Mass. 1913

Donald Ross

Private

6.34


145. (139) Portland GC

Portland, Ore. 1914

George Turnbull

Private

6.33


146. (138) Saucon Valley CC (Grace)

Bethlehem, Pa. 1957

William Gordon, David Gordon

Private

6.31


147. (144) Allegheny CC

Sewickly, Pa. 1902

Tom Bendelow

Private

6.28


148. (151) Seattle GC

Seattle 1907

John Ball, Robert Johnstone, Ted Robinson, Arnold Palmer

Private

6.28


149. (149) Misquamicut GC

Westerly, R.I. 1923

Donald Ross

Private

6.28


150. (152) Winchester CC

Winchester, Mass. 1903

Donald Ross

Private

6.25


151. (150) Sakonnet GC

Sakonnet, R.I. 1921

Donald Ross

Private

6.25


152. (168) Shady Oaks

Fort Worth, Texas 1958

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Private

6.24


153. (198) CC of Rochester

Rochester, N.Y. 1913

Donald Ross

Private

6.23


154. (154) French Lick GC (Ross)

French Lick, Ind.1917

Donald Ross

Resort, Casino

6.22


155. (145) Torrey Pines (South)

La Jolla Calif.,1957

William F. Bel

Daily Fee, Municipal

Tour Course

6.21


156. (172) Golden Valley GC

Golden Valley, Minn. 1924

A.W. Tillinghast

Private

6.21


157. (158) Bedford Springs GC

Bedford, Pa. 1923

Donald Ross, A.W. Tillinghast, Ron Forse

Resort

6.20


158. (153) Carolina GC

Charlotte, N.C. 1929

Donald Ross

Private

6.18


159. (165) CC of Florida

Village of Golf, Fla. 1956

Robert Bruce Harris, Lester George

Private

6.18


160. (147) Somerset CC

St. Paul, Minn. 1921

Seth Raynor

Private

6.14


161. (166) Longue Vue Club

Verona, Pa. 1920

Robert White

Private

6.14


162. (170) Charles River Club

Newton Centre, Mass. 1921

Donald Ross

Private

6.14


163. (175) Old Elm

Lake Forest, Ill. 1913

Donald Ross

Private

6.14


164. (159) Mid Pines Inn & GC

Southern Pines, N.C. 1921

Donald Ross

Resort

6.13


165. (160) Hyannisport Club

Hyannisport, Mass. 1936

Alex Findlay, Donald Ross

Private

6.13


166. (187) Cape Fear CC

Wilmington, N.C. 1926

Donald Ross

Private

6.12


167. (155) CC of Troy

Troy, N.Y. 1927

Walter J. Travis

Private

6.11


168. (161) Oakland Hills (North)

Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 1923

Donald Ross

Private

6.08


169. (173) San Diego CC

Chula Vista, Calif. 1921

William P. Bell

Private

6.07


170. (184) Gulph Mills GC

King of Prussia, Pa. 1919

Donald Ross

Private

6.06


171. (199) Old Oaks CC

Purchase, N.Y. 1927

Harry S. Colt, Charles H. Alison, A.W. Tillinghast

Private

6.06


172. (NR) The Country Club

Salt Lake City, Utah 1920

Harold Lamb

Private

6.06


173. (NR) Butterfield CC

Oak Brook, Ill. 1922

William B. Langford, Theodore J. Moreau, Steve Smyers

Private

6.05


174. (164) Rolling Rock

Ligonier, Pa.1921

Donald Ross

Private

6.05


175. (NR) Barton Hills CC

Ann Arbor, Mich. 1920

Donald Ross

Private

6.04


176. (167) Biltmore Forest CC

Asheville, N.C. 1928

Donald Ross

Private

6.04


177. (NR) Bayonet GC

Seaside, Calif. 1954

Gen. McClure, Gene Bates

Daily Fee

6.04


178. (169) Century GC

White Plains, N.Y. 1926

Harry S. Colt, Charles H. Alison

Private

6.04


179. (NR) Fircrest GC

Tacoma,Wash. 1923

A. Vernon Macan

Private

6.03


180. (178) Waverly CC

Portland, Ore. 1918

Jack Moffett

Private

6.03


181. (156) Astoria G&CC

Warrenton, Ore. 1924

Charles Halderman, George Junor

Private

6.02


182. (163) CC of Charleston

James Island, S.C. 1921

Seth Raynor

Private

6.02


183. (174) Leatherstocking

Cooperstown, N.Y. 1909

Devereux Emmet

Daily Fee

6.02


184. (183) Broadmoor CC (East)

Colorado Springs, Colo. 1918

Donald Ross, Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Resort, Tour Course

6.01


185. (185) CC of Virginia (James River)

Richmond, Va. 1928

Howard Toome, William S. Flynn, Rees Jones, Lester George

Private

6.01


186. (186) Brae Burn CC

West Newton, Mass. 1912

Donald Ross

Private

6.01


187. (NR) Kansas City CC

Mission Hills, Kan. 1926

A.W. Tillinghast

Private

6.00


188. (179) Highlands CC

Highlands, N.C. 1926

Donald Ross

Private

6.00


189. (192) Siwanoy

Bronxville, N.Y. 1914

Donald Ross

Private

5.99


190. (191) Lu Lu Country Club

North Hills, Pa.1909

Donald Ross

Private

5.99


191. (157) Pauma Valley CC

Pauma Valley, Calif.1959

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Private

5.99


192. (NR) Orchard Lake CC

Orchard Lake, Mich. 1926

Harry S. Colt

Private

5.99


193. (194) Stanford GC

Stanford, Calif. 1930

George C. Thomas Jr., William P. Bell, John Harbottle

Private

5.98


194. (195) Timuquana GC

Jacksonville, Fla. 1926

Donald Ross

Private

5.98


195. (NR) Alpine CC

Demarest, N.J. 1928

A.W. Tillinghast, Ron Forse

Private

5.98


196. (NR) Portland CC

Falmouth, Maine 1921

Donald Ross

Private

5.98


197. (188) Lake Merced G&CC

Daly City, Calif. 1923

William Locke, Alister MacKenzie, Robert Muir Graves, Rees Jones

Private

5.97


198. (190) CC of Scranton

Scranton, Pa. 1927

Walter J. Travis, Michael Hurdzan

Private

5.97


199. (NR) Ohio State University (Scarlet)

Columbus, Ohio 1939

Alister MacKenzie

Private

University

5.96


200. (181) Tamarack

Greenwich, Conn. 1929

Charles Banks

Private

5.96 NR - Not rated

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