Golfweek's Best: Next 100 Modern Courses

A general view of the seventh hole at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

A general view of the seventh hole at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

Take a look at the Next 100 Modern Courses, exclusively built for Golfweek.com.

Rank (2011 rank) Course

Location, Opened

Designer(s)

Type

Raters avg.


101. (NR) Nanea Golf Club

Kona, Hawaii, 2004

David McLay Kidd

Private

7.80


102. (103) Austin Golf Club

Austin, Texas, 2001

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Private

7.04


103. (116) Prairie Club (Dunes)

Valentine, Neb., 2010

Tom Lehman

Resort, Private

6.88


104. (117) Saucon Valley CC (Weyhill)

Bethlehem, Pa., 1969

David Gordon, William Gordon

Private

6.86


105. (119) Forest Creek GC (North)

Southern Pines, N.C., 2005

Tom Fazio

Real Estate, Private

6.86


106. (109) Harvester

Ames, Iowa, 2000

Keith Foster

Daily Fee

6.85


107. (122) Eagle Point Club

Wilmington, N.C., 2000

Tom FazioPrivate

6.84


108. (125) Squire Creek

Choudrant, La., 2002

Tom Fazio

Private

6.83


109. (128) Frederica GC

St. Simons Island, Ga., 2004

Tom Fazio

Real Estate, Private

6.82


110. (104) Black Rock

Hingham, Mass., 2002

Brian Silva

Private

6.82


111. (120) Stonewall GC (Old)

Bulltown, Pa., 1993

Tom Doak

Private

6.82


112. (114) Links of North Dakota

Ray, N.D., 1995

Stephen Kay

Daily Fee

6.81


113. (113) Princeville (Prince)

Kauai, Hawaii, 1990

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Resort

6.80


114. (100) Caledonia G&FC

Pawleys Island, S.C., 1994

Michael Strantz

Resort, Daily Fee

6.80


115. (106) Robert Trent Jones GC

Lake Manassas, Va., 1991

Robert Trent Jones Sr., Roger Rulewich

Private

6.80


116. (88) Cog Hill GC (No. 4, Dubsdread)

Lemont, Ill., 1964

Rees Jones, Dick Wilson

Daily Fee, Tour Course

6.80


117. (107) McArthur

Hobe Sound, Fla., 2002

Tom Fazio, Nick Price

Private

6.80


118. (131) Promontory (Painted Valley)

Park City, Utah, 2007

Jack Nicklaus

Real Estate, Private

6.79


119. (121) Old Memorial

Tampa, Fla., 1998

Steve Smyers

Private

6.78


120. (136) Sage Valley GC

Graniteville, S.C., 2001

Tom Fazio

Private

6.78


121. (124) Flint Hills National

Wichita, Kan., 1998

Tom Fazio

Private

6.77


122. (NR) Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands)

Duluth, Ga., 1967

Joe Finger, Rees Jones

Private

6.77


123. (156) Johns Island West

Vero Beach, Fla., 1989

Tom Fazio

Real Estate, Private

6.76


124. (112) Chechesee Creek

Beaufort, S.C., 2000

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Private

6.75


125. (86) Sanctuary GC

Sedalia, Colo., 1997

Jim Engh

Private

6.75


126. (110) Spring Creek Ranch

Colliersville, Tenn., 1999

Jack Nicklaus

Private

6.75


127. (91) The Powder Horn GC

Sheridan, Wyo., 1997

Dick Bailey

Real Estate, Daily Fee

6.75


128. (118) Quintero

Peoria, Ariz., 2000

Rees Jones

Real Estate, Private

6.74


129. (146) Grandfather G&CC

Linville, N.C., 1968

Ellis Maples

Private

6.74


130. (145) Rustic Canyon

Moorpark, Calif., 2001

Gil Hanse, Geoff Shackelford

Daily Fee

6.74


131. (134) Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort

French Lick, Ind., 2009

Pete Dye

Resort, Daily Fee, Casino

6.74


132. (129) Whisper Rock (Lower)

Scottsdale, Ariz., 2001

Phil Mickelson

Private

6.74


133. (135) May River Course at Palmetto Bluff

Bluffton, S.C., 2004

Jack Nicklaus

Resort

6.73


134. (157) Highland Course at Primland

Meadows of Dan, Va., 2007

Donald Steel

Resort

6.73


135. (144) Stanwich Club

Stanwich, Conn., 1962

David Gordon, William Gordon

Private

6.73


136. (132) Nantucket GC

Siaconsett, Mass., 1997

Rees Jones

Private

6.73


137. (196) Hudson National GC

Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., 1996

Tom Fazio

Private

6.72


138. (115) Windsong Farms

Independence, Minn., 2003

John Fought, Tom Lehman

Private

6.72


139. (138) The Club at Olde Stone

Bowling Green, Ky., 2006

Arthur Hills

Real Estate, Private

6.72


140. (191) Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio)

The Woodlands, Texas, 2004

Tom Fazio

Real Estate, Private

6.69


141. (127) The Bear's Club

Jupiter, Fla., 2000

Jack Nicklaus

Real Estate, Private

6.68


142. (151) Stone Eagle GC

Palm Desert, Calif., 2005

Tom Doak

Real Estate, Private

6.68


143. (137) Bulle Rock GC

Havre de Grace, Md., 1998

Pete Dye

Daily Fee

6.67


144. (143) Palouse Ridge GC

Pullman, Wash., 2008

John Harbottle

Daily Fee, University

6.66


145. (160) Greenville CC (Chanticleer)

Greenville, S.C., 1970

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Private

6.65


146. (142) Hawks Ridge

Ball Ground, Ga., 1999

Bob Cupp

Private

6.65


147. (130) Lake Las Vegas (SouthShore)

Henderson, Nev., 1996

Jack Nicklaus

Real Estate, Private

6.64


148. (150) Glenwild GC

Park City, Utah, 2001

Tom Fazio

Real Estate, Private

6.64


149. (152) Chicago Highlands

Westchester, Ill., 2010

Arthur Hills

Private

6.63


150. (139) Barona Creek GC

Lakeside, Calif., 2000

Gary Roger Baird, Todd Eckenrode

Resort, Daily Fee, Casino, Tour Course

6.62


151. (153) Bright's Creek GC

Mill Spring, N.C., 2006,

Tom Fazio,

Real Estate, Private

6.62


152. (155) Blessings Golf Club

Johnson, Ark., 2004,

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Private

6.61


153. (186) Manele Bay (Challenge)

Lanai, Hawaii, 1993

Jack Nicklaus

Resort

6.61


154. (149) Pronghorn Club & Resort (Nicklaus)

Bend, Ore., 2004

Jack Nicklaus

Resort

6.61


155. (159) Pine Tree GC

Boynton Beach, Fla., 1962

Dick Wilson

Private

6.60


156. (165) The Quarry at La Quinta

La Quinta, Calif., 1994

Tom Fazio

Real Estate, Private

6.60


157. (133) Pine Dunes Resort & GC

Frankston, Texas, 2001

Jay Morrish

Resort, Daily Fee

6.60


158. (148) Forest Creek GC (South)

Southern Pines, N.C., 1996

Tom Fazio

Real Estate, Private

6.59


159. (NR) Red Ledges GC

Heber City, Utah, 2009

Jack Nicklaus

Real Estate, Private

6.59


160. (173) Hamilton Farm

Gladstone, N.J., 2002

Dana Fry, Michael Hurdzan

Private

6.59


161. (200) Club at Carlton Woods (Nicklaus)

The Woodlands, Texas, 2001

Jack Nicklaus

Real Estate, Private

6.59


162. (141) Tetherow

Bend, Ore., 2008

David McLay Kidd

Real Estate, Daily Fee, Private

6.57


163. (167) Mauna Kea Beach Hotel GC

Kamuela, Hawaii, 1966

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Resort

6.57


164. (40) Spring Island/Old Tabby Links

Okatie, S.C., 1994

Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay

Real Estate, Private

6.57


165. (158) Spanish Oaks GC

Bee Cave, Texas, 2002

Bobby Weed

Real Estate, Private

6.57


166. (183) Escondido

Horseshoe Bay, Texas, 2006

Tom Fazio

Real Estate, Private

6.57


167. (NR) Payne Stewart GC

Branson, Mo., 2009

Bobby Clampett

Daily Fee, Private

6.56


168. (168) Shady Canyon GC

Irvine, Calif., 2001

Tom Fazio

Private

6.55


169. (181) Bidermann GC

Wilmington, Del., 1965

Joe Lee, Dick Wilson

Private

6.55


170. (154) Cascata

Henderson, Nev., 1999

Rees Jones

Casino

6.54


171. (161) GC of Tennessee

Kingston Springs, Tenn., 1991

Tom Fazio

Private

6.54


172. (198) Huntsville GC

Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 1994

Rees Jones

Private

6.54


173. (199) Members Club at Alderra

Fall City, Wash., 2002

Tom Fazio

Private

6.53


174. (147) Seven Canyons GC

Sedona, Ariz., 2003

Tom Weiskopf

Real Estate, Private

6.52


175. (105) Vineyard GC

Martha's Vineyard, Mass., 2001

Donald Steel

Private

6.52


176. (187) The Farm GC

Rocky Face,Ga., 1989

Tom Fazio

Private

6.51


177. (195) Sand Ridge GC

Chardon, Ohio, 1998

Tom Fazio

Private

6.51


178. (170) Ridge at Back Brook

Ringoes, N.J., 2002

Tom Fazio

Private

6.51


179. (176) Musgrove Mill GC

Clinton, S.C., 1992

Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay

Private

6.50


180. (177) Desert Highlands

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1984

Jack Nicklaus

Real Estate, Private

6.50


181. (175) Bellerive GC

Creve Coeur, Mo., 1960

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Private

6.50


182. (179) Currahee Club

Toccoa, Ga., 2004

Jim Fazio

Real Estate

6.50


183. (195) Spring Creek GC

Zion Crossroads, Va., 2006

Ed Carton

Real Estate

6.50


184. (189) Erin Hills GC

Hartford, Wis., 2006

Dana Fry, Michael Hurdzan

Daily Fee

6.49


185. (182) Bull's Bridge GC

Kent, Conn., 2004

Tom Fazio

Private

6.49


186. (NR) Texas Tech University (Rawls Course)

Lubbock, Texas, 2003

Tom Doak

Daily Fee, University

6.49


187. (188) Longaberger

Nashport, Ohio, 1999

Arthur Hills

Daily Fee

6.49


188. (185) Black Creek GC

Chattanooga, Tenn., 1999

Brian Silva

Real Estate, Private

6.48


189. (NR) Tullymore GC

Stanwood, Mich., 2001

Jim Engh

Real Estate, Daily Fee

6.48


190. (194) Golf Club Scottsdale

Scottsdale, Ariz., 2003

Dick Bailey, Jay Morrish

Private

6.48


191. (184) Hawktree

Bismarck, N.D., 2000,

Jim Engh,

Daily Fee

6.48


192. (178) Liberty National GC

Jersey City, N.J., 2006

Bob Cupp, Tom Kite

Private

6.48


193. (193) The Reserve

Indian Wells, Calif., 1998

Jay Morrish

Private

6.48


194. (190) Whistling Straits (Irish)

Kohler, Wis., 1999,

Pete Dye,

Resort

6.47


195. (NR) Golf Club at Briar's Creek

John's Island, S.C., 2001

Rees Jones

Real Estate, Private

6.47


196. (NR) Dismal River Club

Mullen, Neb., 2006

Jack Nicklaus

Private

6.46


197. (NR) The Glacier Club at Tamarron

Durango, Colo., 1975

Arthur Hills

Real Estate

6.46


198. (NR) Ace Club

Lafayette Hill, Pa., 2003

Gary Player

Private

6.45


199. (NR) The Snead

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., 2004

Tom Fazio

Real Estate, Private

6.45


200. (NR) The GC at Irish Creek

Kannapolis, N.C., 2007

Davis Love III

Real Estate, Private

6.45

NR - Not rated

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