Golfweek's Best: Residential Courses, 2014

Black Diamond Ranch's Quarry Course

Black Diamond Ranch's Quarry Course


No. (2012 rank) Course


1. (1) Wade Hampton Club

Cashiers, N.C., 1988

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.93


2. (2) Rock Creek Cattle Company

Deer Lodge, Mont., 2008

Tom Doak

Avg. rating: 7.89


3. (3) Huntsman Springs

Driggs, Idaho, 2009

David McLay Kidd

Avg. rating: 7.66


4. (4) Shooting Star

Teton Village, Wyo., 2009

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.63


5. (5) Gozzer Ranch

Arrowpoint, Idaho, 2007

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.50


6. (7) Castle Pines

Castle Rock, Colo., 1981

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 7.48


7. (6) Colorado Golf Club

Parker, Colo., 2007

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.47


8. (10) Oak Tree National

Edmond, Okla., 1975

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 7.37


9. (12) Martis Camp

Truckee, Calif., 2007

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.36


10. (8) Mayacama

Santa Rosa, Calif., 2001

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 7.32


11. (13) Pronghorn (Fazio)

Bend, Ore., 2006

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.31


12. (9) Mountaintop

Cashiers, N.C., 2007

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.26


13. (11) Patriot Golf Club

Owasso, Okla., 2010

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 7.26


14. (15) Estancia

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1995

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.19


15. (19) Long Cove Club

Hilton Head Island, S.C., 1982

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 7.14


16. (17) Mountain Lake

Lake Wales, Fla., 1917

Seth Raynor

Avg. rating: 7.12


17. (16) Forest Highlands (Canyon)

Flagstaff, Ariz., 1989

Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 7.10


18. (22) The Rim

Payson, Ariz., 1998

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 7.09


19. (18) Paa-Ko Ridge

Sandia Park, N.M., 2000

Ken Dye

Avg. rating: 7.07


20. (20) Cuscowilla

Eatonton, Ga., 1998

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.06


21. (24) Concession Golf Club

Bradenton, Fla., 2006

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 7.04


22. (27) Jupiter Hills Club (Hills)

Tequesta, Fla., 1970

George Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.04


23. (23) Lahontan

Truckee, Calif., 1999

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 7.03


24. (26) Kiawah Island (Cassique)

Kiawah Island, S.C., 2000

Tom Watson

Avg. rating: 6.98


25. (28) Forest Dunes

Roscommon, Mich., 2003

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.95


26. (39) Johns Island West

Vero Beach, Fla., 1989

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.94


27. (NR) The Madison Club*

La Quinta, Calif., 2006

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.93


28. (21) Black Diamond Ranch (Quarry)

Lecanto, Fla., 1988

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.90


29. (29) Stone Canyon

Tucson, Ariz., 2000

Jay Morrish

Avg. rating: 6.88


30. (25) The Preserve

Carmel Valley, Calif., 2000

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.88


31. (30) Frederica

St. Simons Island, Ga., 2004

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.86


32. (14) Diamond Creek

Banner Elk, N.C., 2003

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.85


33. (33) Golf Club of Ravenna

Littleton, Colo., 2007

Jay Morrish

Avg. rating: 6.84


34. (55) Dalhousie Golf Club

Cape Girardeau, Mo., 2002

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.82


35. (35) The Territory Golf and Country Club

Duncan, Okla., 2005

Randy Heckenkemper

Avg. rating: 6.80


36. (32) Forest Creek (North)

Southern Pines, N.C., 2005

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.77


37. (34) Black Rock

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 2003

Jim Engh

Avg. rating: 6.75


38. (38) Quintero

Peoria, Ariz., 2000

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.74


39. (44) Stone Eagle

Palm Desert, Calif., 2005

Tom Doak

Avg. rating: 6.74


40. (31) Briggs Ranch

San Antonio, 2001

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.74


41. (36) Southern Highlands

Las Vegas, 1999

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.73


42. (62) Currahee Club

Toccoa, Ga., 2004

Jim Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.73


43. (58) Spring Island (Old Tabby Links)

Okatie, S.C., 1994

Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay

Avg. rating: 6.73


44. (41) The Stock Farm

Hamilton, Mont., 1999

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.72


45. (37) Promontory (Painted Valley)

Park City, Utah, 2007

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.69


46. (46) Cordillera Ranch

Boerne, Texas, 2007

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.63


47. (48) Lake Las Vegas (SouthShore)

Henderson, Nev., 1996

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.63


48. (47) Glenwild

Park City, Utah, 2001

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.63


49. (51) Red Ledges

Heber City, Utah, 2009

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.63


50. (54) Spanish Oaks

Bee Cave, Texas, 2002

Bobby Weed

Avg. rating: 6.62


51. (79) Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards

Sunset, S.C., 1999

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.60


52. (43) Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio)

The Woodlands, Texas, 2004

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.59


53. (50) Forest Creek (South)

Southern Pines, N.C., 1996

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.59


54. (40) Powder Horn

Sheridan, Wyo., 1997

Dick Bailey

Avg. rating: 6.59


55. (45) The Bear’s Club

Jupiter, Fla., 2000

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.58


56. (53) Tetherow

Bend, Ore., 2008

David McLay Kidd

Avg. rating: 6.57


57. (56) Escondido

Horseshoe Bay, Texas, 2006

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.57


58. (61) Desert Highlands

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1984

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.56


59. (42) Olde Stone

Bowling Green, Ky., 2006

Arthur Hills

Avg. rating: 6.56


60. (67) The Glacier Club at Tamarron

Durango, Colo., 1975

Arthur Hills

Avg. rating: 6.55


61. (NR) Rainmakers*

Ruidoso, N.M., 2008

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.55


62. (60) Talisker Club at Tuhaye

Tuhaye, Utah, 2005

Mark O’Meara

Avg. rating: 6.54


63. (78) Winchester GC

Meadow Vista, Calif., 2000

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.48


64. (73) Isleworth

Orlando, Fla., 1986

Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay, Steve Smyers

Avg. rating: 6.48


65. (52) The Quarry at La Quinta

La Quinta, Calif., 1994

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.48


66. (88) Victory Ranch

Park City, Utah, 2009

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.46


67. (69) The Greenbrier

Sporting Club (Snead)

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., 2004

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.45


68. (NR) Black Rock*

Hingham, Mass., 2002

Brian Silva

Avg. rating: 6.45


69. (NR) Hammock Dunes (Creek)*

Palm Coast, Fla., 2003

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.43


70. (66) Briar’s Creek

John’s Island, S.C., 2001

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.43


71. (93) Reynolds Plantation

(Great Waters)

Greensboro, Ga., 1992

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.42


72. (70) The Club at Irish Creek

Kannapolis, N.C., 2007

Davis Love III

Avg. rating: 6.42


73. (57) The Club at Carlton Woods (Nicklaus)

The Woodlands, Texas, 2001

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.41


74. (64) Black Creek

Chattanooga, Tenn., 1999

Brian Silva

Avg. rating: 6.40


75. (63) Spring Creek

Zion Crossroads, Va., 2006

Ed Carton

Avg. rating: 6.39


76. (NR) Mirabel Club*

Scottsdale, Ariz., 2001

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.38


77. (75) Forest Highlands (Meadow)

Flagstaff, Ariz., 1999

Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.38


78. (59) Somerby Golf Club

Byron, Minn., 2004

John Fought

Avg. rating: 6.38


79. (74) Redlands Mesa

Grand Junction, Colo., 2001

Jim Engh

Avg. rating: 6.36


80. (83) Tradition at La Quinta

La Quinta, Calif., 1998

Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay

Avg. rating: 6.35


81. (81) Troon Country Club

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1985

Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.34


82. (87) Silverleaf

Scottsdale, Ariz., 2002

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.33


83. (68) Seven Canyons

Sedona, Ariz., 2003

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.33


84. (76) Colleton River (Nicklaus)

Bluffton, S.C., 1992

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.32


85. (82) Kinderlou Forest

Valdosta, Ga., 2004

Davis Love III

Avg. rating: 6.32


86. (92) Trump National Jupiter

Jupiter, Fla., 2002

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.31


87. (91) Coyote Springs (Chase)

Coyote Springs, Nev., 2008

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.31


88. (85) Lake Nona

Orlando, Fla., 1984

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.31


89. (NR) Daniel Island (Ralston Creek)

Charleston, S.C., 2006

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.30


90. (72) Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 1927

Max Behr

Avg. rating: 6.29


91. (NR) Talis Park*

Naples, Fla., 2004

Pete Dye, Greg Norman

Avg. rating: 6.29


92. (80) Kiawah Island (River)

Kiawah Island, S.C., 1995

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.29


93. (65) Tullymore

Stanwood, Mich., 2001

Jim Engh

Avg. rating: 6.29


94. (NR) Wexford*

Hilton Head Island, S.C., 1984

Willard Byrd, Arnold Palmer, 2011

Avg. rating: 6.28


95. (98) Fiddler’s Creek

Naples, Fla., 2002

Arthur Hills

Avg. rating: 6.27


96. (86) Desert Mountain (Chiricahua)

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1999

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.26


97. (NR) Crosswater

Sunriver, Ore., 1995

Bob Cupp, John Fought

Avg. rating: 6.25


98. (90) The Gallery (South)

Marana, Ariz., 2004

John Fought

Avg. rating: 6.25


99. (77) Three Creek Ranch

Jackson, Wyo., 2005

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.25


100. (NR) Toscana (South)*

Indian Wells, Calif., 2005

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.25


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