2013 Golfweek's Best Modern Courses

Sand Hills Golf Club in Mullen, Neb.

d–daily fee; p–private; r–resort; NR–not rated

*–first time in top 100

^–returns to top 100

1. Sand Hills Golf Club 9.28

(No. 1 in 2012, p) Mullen, Neb.

1995, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw


2. Pacific Dunes 8.96

(2, r) Bandon, Ore.

2001, Tom Doak


3. Whistling Straits (Straits) 8.58

(4, r) Kohler, Wis.

1997, Pete Dye


4. Friar’s Head 8.54

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

2003, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw


5. Old Macdonald 8.46

(3, r) Bandon, Ore.

2010, Tom Doak, Jim Urbina


6. Ballyneal 8.44

(6, p) Holyoke, Colo.

2006, Tom Doak


7. Sebonack Golf Club 8.30

(8, p) Southampton, N.Y.

2006, Tom Doak, Jack Nicklaus


8. Bandon Dunes 8.27

(7, r) Bandon, Ore.

1999, David McLay Kidd


9. Pete Dye Golf Club 8.20

(9, p) Bridgeport, W.Va.

1994, Pete Dye


10. Shadow Creek Golf Club 8.12

(10, r) North Las Vegas, Nev.

1990, Tom Fazio


11. Muirfield Village Golf Club 8.09

(12, p) Dublin, Ohio

1974, Jack Nicklaus


12. The Golf Club 8.06

(11, p) New Albany, Ohio

1967, Pete Dye


13. Old Sandwich Golf Club 7.98

(13, p) Plymouth, Mass.

2004, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw


14. Wade Hampton Club 7.97

(16, p) Cashiers, N.C.

1988, Tom Fazio


15. Rock Creek Cattle Company 7.94

(14, p) Deer Lodge, Mont.

2008, Tom Doak


16. Kinloch Golf Club 7.91

(15, p) Richmond, Va.

2000, Lester George


17. Ocean Course at Kiawah Island 7.86

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

1991, Pete Dye


18. Honors Course 7.84

(18, p) Ooltewah, Tenn.

1983, Pete Dye


19. TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium) 7.82

(21, r) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

1981, Pete Dye


20. Boston Golf Club 7.82

(20, p) Hingham, Mass.

2005, Gil Hanse


21. Spyglass Hill Golf Club 7.79

(17, r) Pebble Beach, Calif.

1966, Robert Trent Jones Sr.


22. Chambers Bay Golf Club 7.70

(22, d) University Place, Wash.

2007, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Bruce Charlton


23. Huntsman Springs 7.66

(30, p) Driggs, Idaho

2009, David McLay Kidd


24. Kingsley Club 7.66

(23, p) Kingsley, Mich.

2001, Mike Devries


25. Bandon Trails 7.66

(26, r) Bandon, Ore.

2005, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw


26. Whispering Pines Golf Club 7.64

(33, p) Trinity, Texas

2000, Chet Williams


27. Calusa Pines Golf Club 7.63

(25, p) Naples, Fla.

2001, Dana Fry, Michael Hurdzan


28. Shooting Star Golf Club 7.63

(27, p) Teton Village, Wyo.

2009, Tom Fazio


29. Arcadia Bluffs 7.56

(29, d) Arcadia, Mich.

1999, Rick Smith


30. Gozzer Ranch Golf Club 7.56

(28, p) Harrison, Idaho

2007, Tom Fazio


31. *Streamsong Resort (Red) 7.55

(NR, r) Streamsong, Fla.

2013, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw


32. Galloway National Golf Club 7.54

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

1995, Tom Fazio


33. Dunes Club 7.54

(31, p) New Buffalo, Mich.

1995, Dick Nugent


34. Dallas National Golf Club 7.54

(34, p) Dallas

2003, Tom Fazio


35. Colorado Golf Club 7.48

(35, p) Parker, Colo.

2007, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw


36. Double Eagle Golf Club 7.45

(39, p) Galena, Ohio

1991, Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf


37. Desert Forest Golf Club 7.43

(37, p) Carefree, Ariz.

1962, Red Lawrence


38. Castle Pines Golf Club 7.43

(36, p) Castle Rock, Colo.

1981, Jack Nicklaus


39. *Streamsong Resort (Blue) 7.43

(NR, r) Streamsong, Fla.

2013, Tom Doak


40. Oak Tree National Golf Club 7.42

(44, p) Edmond, Okla.

1975, Pete Dye


41. Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club 7.40

(32, p) Cashiers, N.C.

2007, Tom Fazio


42. Martis Camp Club 7.39

(45, p) Truckee, Calif.

2007, Tom Fazio


43. Monterey Peninsula CC (Shore) 7.39

(38, p) Pebble Beach, Calif.; 2005, Michael Strantz; Robert Baldock, Jack Neville (1961)


44. Bayonne Golf Club 7.35

(40, p) Bayonne, N.J.

2006, Eric Bergstol


45. Patriot Golf Club 7.35

(42, p) Owasso, Okla.

2010, Robert Trent Jones Jr.


46. Harbour Town Golf Links 7.35

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

1970, Pete Dye


47. Mayacama Golf Club 7.34

(46, p) Santa Rosa, Calif.

2001, Jack Nicklaus


48. Pronghorn (Fazio) 7.31

(43, p) Bend, Ore.

2006, Tom Fazio


49. Fallen Oak Golf Club 7.30

(48, r) Saucier, Miss.

2006, Tom Fazio


50. Blackwolf Run (River) 7.30

(47, r) Kohler, Wis.

1988, Pete Dye


51. Butler National Golf Club 7.29

(52, p) Oak Brook, Ill.

1974, Tom Fazio, George Fazio


52. Wolf Run 7.27

(62, p) Zionsville, Ind.

1990, Steve Smyers


53. Estancia 7.26

(60, p) Scottsdale, Ariz.

1995, Tom Fazio


54. Quail Hollow Club 7.24

(64, p) Charlotte, N.C.

1961, George Cobb; Tom Fazio (2003)


55. Shelter Harbor Golf Club 7.22

(65, p) Westerly, R.I.

2005, Dana Fry, Michael Hurdzan


56. Wild Horse Golf Club 7.18

(54, d) Gothenburg, Neb.

1999, Dave Axland, Dan Proctor


57. Trump National Golf Club (Old) 7.16

(72, p) Bedminster, N.J.

2004, Tom Fazio


58. Sea Island Golf Club (Seaside) 7.15

(51, r) St. Simons Island, Ga.; 2000, Tom Fazio; H.S. Colt, Charles H. Alison (1929); Joe Lee (1970)


59. Long Cove Club 7.15

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

1982, Pete Dye


60. World Woods (Pine Barrens) 7.13

(57, d) Brooksville, Fla.

1993, Tom Fazio


61. The Club at Cuscowilla 7.11

(59, r) Eatonton, Ga.

1998, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw


62. Atlantic Golf Club 7.11

(75, p) Bridgehampton, N.Y.

1992, Rees Jones


63. Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club 7.11

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

2000, Ken Dye


64. Dormie Club 7.10

(78, d) West End, N.C.

2010, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw


65. Olde Farm Golf Club 7.10

(61, p) Bristol, Va.

2001, Bobby Weed


66. The Concession Golf Club 7.10

(71, p) Bradenton, Fla.

2006, Jack Nicklaus, Tony Jacklin


67. Forest Highlands GC (Canyon) 7.10

(53, p) Flagstaff, Ariz.

1989, Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf


68. Karsten Creek Golf Club 7.10

(50, d) Stillwater, Okla.

1994, Tom Fazio


69. The Rim 7.09

(66, p) Payson, Ariz.

1998, Tom Weiskopf, Jay Morrish


70. Kapalua Golf Club (Plantation) 7.09

(63, r) Maui, Hawaii

1991, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw


71. Eugene Country Club 7.08

(67, p) Eugene, Ore.; 1967, Robert Trent Jones Sr.; H. Chandler Egan (1928)


72. Diamond Creek Golf Club 7.08

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

2003, Tom Fazio


73. *Austin Golf Club 7.07

(NR, p) Austin, Texas

2001, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw


74. Black Sheep Golf Club 7.05

(73, p) Sugar Grove, Ill.

2002, David Esler


75. Spring Hill Golf Club  7.05

(70, p) Orono, Minn.

1999, Tom Fazio


76. Crooked Stick Golf Club 7.04

(76, p) Carmel, Ind.

1966, Pete Dye


77. Hidden Creek Golf Club 7.03

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

2002, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw


78. Lahontan Golf Club 7.03

(68, p) Truckee, Calif.

1999, Tom Weiskopf


79. Lost Dunes Golf Club 7.03

(74, p) Bridgman, Mich.

1999, Tom Doak


80. Greywalls at Marquette 7.03

(81, d) Marquette, Mich.

2005, Mike Devries


81. Black Diamond Ranch (Quarry) 7.02

(69, p) Lecanto, Fla.

1988, Tom Fazio


82. Pablo Creek Club 7.00

(91, p) Jacksonville, Fla.

1996, Tom Fazio


83. Ocean Forest Golf Club 6.99

(92, p) Sea Island, Ga.

1994, Rees Jones


84. The Preserve 6.97

(80, p) Carmel Valley, Calif.

2000, Tom Fazio


85. Secession Golf Club 6.97

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

1992, Bruce Devlin


86. Kiawah Island Club (Cassique) 6.97

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

2000, Tom Watson


87. *Sage Valley Golf Club 6.97

(NR, p) Graniteville, S.C.

2001, Tom Fazio


88. *Saucon Valley CC (Weyhill) 6.96

(NR, p) Bethlehem, Pa.

1969, William Gordon, David Gordon


89. Black Mesa Golf Club 6.96

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

2002, Baxter Spann


90. Jupiter Hills Club (Hills) 6.96

(83, p) Tequesta, Fla.

1970, George Fazio


91. Forest Dunes Golf Club 6.95

(87, d) Roscommon, Mich.

2003, Tom Weiskopf


92. Shoal Creek Country Club 6.94

(98, p) Birmingham, Ala.

1976, Jack Nicklaus


93. Hazeltine National Golf Club 6.94

(86, p) Chaska, Minn.

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


94. Whisper Rock (Upper) 6.94

(96, p) Scottsdale, Ariz.

2005, Tom Fazio


95. *Prairie Club (Dunes) 6.94

(NR, r) Valentine, Neb.

2010, Tom Lehman


96. ^ Harvester 6.93

(NR, d) Ames, Iowa

2000, Keith Foster


97. Wine Valley Golf Club 6.93

(84, d) Walla Walla, Wash.

2009, Dan Hixson


98. The Stone Canyon Club 6.92

(88, p) Oro Valley, Ariz.

2000, Jay Morrish


99. The Golf Club at Black Rock 6.92

(79, p) Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

2003, Jim Engh


100. Valhalla Golf Club 6.91

(90, p) Louisville, Ky.

1986, Jack Nicklaus


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