Golfweek's Best: Resort Courses, 2014

No. 1 at Bandon Trails

No. 1 at Bandon Trails


1. (1) Pacific Dunes

Bandon, Ore., 2001

Tom Doak

Avg. rating: 8.95


2. (2) Pebble Beach Golf Links

Pebble Beach, Calif., 1919

Douglas Grant, Jack Neville

Avg. rating: 8.95


3. (3) Pinehurst (No. 2)

Pinehurst, N.C., 1903-1946

Donald Ross

Avg. rating: 8.68


4. (5) Whistling Straits (Straits)

Kohler, Wis., 1997

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 8.54


5. (4) Old Macdonald

Bandon, Ore., 2010

Tom Doak, Jim Urbina

Avg. rating: 8.43


6. (6) Bandon Dunes

Bandon, Ore., 1999

David McLay Kidd

Avg. rating: 8.28


7. (7) Shadow Creek

North Las Vegas, Nev., 1990

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 8.18


8. (9) Ocean Course

Kiawah Island, S.C., 1991

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 7.81


9. (10) TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium)

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 1981

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 7.76


10. (8) Spyglass Hill

Pebble Beach, Calif., 1966

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Avg. rating: 7.75


11. (11) Bandon Trails

Bandon, Ore., 2005

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.65


12. (NR) Streamsong (Red) •

Fort Meade, Fla., 2012

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.62


13. (12) Harbour Town Golf Links

Hilton Head Island, S.C., 1970

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 7.36


14. (NR) Streamsong (Blue) •

Fort Meade, Fla., 2012

Tom Doak

Avg. rating: 7.35


15. (13) Blackwolf Run (River)

Kohler, Wis., 1988

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 7.31


16. (14) Fallen Oak

Saucier, Miss., 2006

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.20


17. (15) Homestead Resort (Cascades)

Hot Springs, Va., 1923

William S. Flynn

Avg. rating: 7.15


18. (16) Sea Island (Seaside)

St. Simons Island, Ga., 2000

Charles H. Alison, Harry S. Colt,

Tom Fazio, Joe Lee

Avg. rating: 7.11


19. (17) Kapalua (Plantation)

Maui, Hawaii, 1991

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.08


20. (18) Pine Needles

Southern Pines, N.C., 1927

Donald Ross

Avg. rating: 7.05


21. (19) The Prairie Club (Dunes)

Valentine, Neb., 2010

Tom Lehman

Avg. rating: 6.93


22. (20) We-Ko-Pa (Saguaro)

Fountain Hills, Ariz., 2006

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 6.89


23. (22) Princeville (Prince)

Kauai, Hawaii, 1990

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.84


24. (26) The Greenbrier (Old White TPC)

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., 1914

Lester George, Charles Blair Macdonald,

Seth Raynor

Avg. rating: 6.76


25. (21) Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

Pawleys Island, S.C., 1994

Michael Strantz

Avg. rating: 6.76


26. (33) Pine Dunes Resort & Golf Club

Frankston, Texas, 2001

Jay Morrish

Avg. rating: 6.69


27. (23) Pete Dye Course

at French Lick Resort

French Lick, Ind., 2009

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.69


28. (24) Highland Course at Primland

Meadows of Dan, Va., 2007

Donald Steel

Avg. rating: 6.68


29. (29) Manele Bay (Challenge)

Lanai, Hawaii, 1993

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.65


30. (25) May River Course

at Palmetto Bluff

Bluffton, S.C., 2004

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.65


31. (35) Whistling Straits (Irish)

Kohler, Wis., 1999

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.59


32. (31) Mauna Kea Beach Hotel GC

Kamuela, Hawaii, 1966

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Avg. rating: 6.59


33. (27) Dunes Golf & Beach Club

Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1949

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Avg. rating: 6.57


34. (42) CordeValle

San Martin, Calif., 2000

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.56


35. (30) Pronghorn (Nicklaus)

Bend, Ore., 2004

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.56


36. (28) Barona Creek

Lakeside, Calif., 2000

Gary Roger Baird, Todd Eckenrode

Avg. rating: 6.55


37. (32) Linville Golf club

Linville, N.C., 1924

Donald Ross

Avg. rating: 6.54


38. (37) Wilderness at Fortune Bay

Tower, Minn., 2004

Jeff Brauer

Avg. rating: 6.54


39. (38) Ritz-Carlton GC at Dove Mountain (Saguaro & Tortolita)

Marana, Ariz., 2009

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.50


40. (47) Innisbrook (Copperhead)

Tarpon Springs, Fla., 1974

Lawrence Packard

Avg. rating: 6.44


41. (34) Atlantic City Country Club

Northfield, N.J., 1923

Tom Doak, William S. Flynn

Avg. rating: 6.42


42. (43) Sand Hollow (Championship)

St. George, Utah, 2008

John Fought, Andy Staples

Avg. rating: 6.38


43. (NR) Black Jack’s Crossing•

Lajitas, Texas, 2012

Lanny Wadkins

Avg. rating: 6.38


44. (39) PGA West (Stadium)

La Quinta, Calif., 1986

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.37


45. (55) Red Sky (Fazio)

Wolcott, Colo., 2003

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.36


46. (41) Barton Creek (Fazio Canyons)

Austin, Texas, 2001

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.35


47. (44) Crystal Springs Resort (Ballyowen)

Hamburg, N.J., 1998

Roger Rulewich

Avg. rating: 6.34


48. (51) French Lick Resort (Ross)

French Lick, Ind., 1917

Donald Ross

Avg. rating: 6.33


49. (48) Wolf Creek

Mesquite, Nev., 2000

Dennis Ryder

Avg. rating: 6.32


50. (49) Tobacco Road

Sanford, N.C., 1998

Michael Strantz

Avg. rating: 6.28


51. (46) We-Ko-Pa (Cholla)

Fountain Hills, Ariz., 2001

Scott Miller

Avg. rating: 6.25


52. (45) Crosswater

Sunriver, Ore., 1995

Bob Cupp, John Fought

Avg. rating: 6.25


53. (54) Bedford Springs

Bedford, Pa., 1923

Ron Forse, Donald Ross, A.W. Tillinghast

Avg. rating: 6.25


54. (NR) Camp Creek Golf Club •

WaterSound, Fla., 2001

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.25


55. (66) Salish Cliffs

Shelton, Wash., 2011

Gene Bates

Avg. rating: 6.24


56. (61) Hammock Beach Resort (Ocean)

Palm Coast, Fla., 2000

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.22


57. (72) Stonewall Resort

Roanoke, W.Va., 2003

Arnold Palmer

Avg. rating: 6.21


58. (50) Nemacolin Woodlands

(Mystic Rock)

Farmington, Pa., 1995

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.19


59. (53) Bay Hill Club

Orlando, Fla., 1961

Arnold Palmer, Dick Wilson

Avg. rating: 6.18


60. (70) Lakewood Shores Resort (Gailes)

Oscoda, Mich., 1992

Kevin Aldrige

Avg. rating: 6.15


61. (36) Lodestone

McHenry, Md., 2010

Hale Irwin, Todd Schoeder

Avg. rating: 6.15


62. (59) Golden Horseshoe (Gold)

Williamsburg, Va., 1965

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Avg. rating: 6.15


63. (73) Troon North (Monument)

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1990

Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.15


64. (58) Mid Pines Club

Southern Pines, N.C., 1921

Donald Ross

Avg. rating: 6.14


65. (65) Wynn Golf Club

Las Vegas, Nev., 2005

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.12


66. (52) PGA National (Champion)

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 1981

Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.12


67. (76) Firekeeper

Mayetta, Kan., 2011

Jeff Brauer

Avg. rating: 6.11


68. (74) Links at Spanish Bay

Pebble Beach, Calif., 1987

Robert Trent Jones Jr., Sandy Tatum,

Tom Watson

Avg. rating: 6.10


69. (80) Troon North (Pinnacle)

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1996

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.10


70. (82) Pinehurst No. 8

Pinehurst, N.C., 1995

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.10


71. (83) The Broadmoor (East)

Colorado Springs, Colo., 1918

Robert Trent Jones Sr., Donald Ross

Avg. rating: 6.10


72. (62) Ak-Chin Southern Dunes

Maricopa, Ariz., 2002

Brian Curley, Lee Schmidt

Avg. rating: 6.10


73. (71) Sandia Golf Club

Albuquerque, N.M., 2005

Steve Miller

Avg. rating: 6.10


74. (NR) Whitetail

McCall, Idaho, 2001

Andy North

Avg. rating: 6.08


75. (67) TimberStone

Iron Mountain, Mich., 1995

Jerry Matthews

Avg. rating: 6.08


76. (77) Treetops North (Smith)

Gaylord, Mich., 1993

Rick Smith

Avg. rating: 6.07


77. (NR) Cape Cod National•

Brewster, Mass., 1987

Mark Mungeam, Brian Silva

Avg. rating: 6.07


78. (56) Whitehawk Ranch

Clio, Calif., 1996

Dick Bailey

Avg. rating: 6.06


79. (78) Pinehurst No. 4

Pinehurst, N.C., 1917

Tom Fazio, Donald Ross

Avg. rating: 6.05


80. (75) Wailea (Gold)

Maui, Hawaii, 1994

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.04


81. (60) Osprey Meadows

Donnelly, Idaho, 2006

Robert Trent Jones Jr., Bruce Charlton

Avg. rating: 6.03


82. (79) Snowshoe Mountain (Raven)

Snowshoe, W.Va., 1993

Gary Player, Tom Walker

Avg. rating: 6.03


83. (84) Turnberry Isle Miami (Soffer)

Aventura, Fla., 1971

Robert Trent Jones Sr., Raymond Floyd

Avg. rating: 6.03


84. (64) Kauai Lagoons GC (Kiele Mauka/Kiele Moana)

Kauai, Hawaii, 1988

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.01


85. (88) Blackwolf Run

(Meadow Valleys)

Kohler, Wis., 1988

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.00


86. (NR) Makai Golf Club•

Princeville, Hawaii, 1971

Robert Trent Jones

Avg. rating: 6.00


87. (NR) Glade Springs Resort (Stonehaven)

Beckley, W.Va., 2003

Brian Ault, Tom Clark

Avg. rating: 5.99


88. (NR) Bay Harbor (Links/Quarry)

Bay Harbor, Mich., 1997

Arthur Hills

Avg. rating: 5.98


89. (93) The Prairie Club (Pines)

Valentine, Neb., 2010

Graham Marsh

Avg. rating: 5.98


90. (86) Talking Stick (North)

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1998

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 5.97


91. (100) Lake of Isles (North)

North Stonington, Conn., 2005

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 5.96


92. (81) Ventana Canyon (Mountain)

Tucson, Ariz., 1987

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 5.96


93. (98) Turning Stone Resort (Kaluhyat)

Verona, N.Y., 2003

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 5.95


94. (94) Dancing Rabbit (Azaleas)

Philadelphia, Miss., 1997

Tom Fazio, Jerry Pate

Avg. rating: 5.94


95. (NR) Resort at Pelican Hill (Ocean North)

Newport Coast, Calif., 1993

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 5.94


96. (68) Mt. Washington Resort

Bretton Woods, N.H., 1915

Donald Ross, Brian Silva

Avg. rating: 5.94


97. (92) Resort at Pelican Hill (Ocean South)

Newport Coast, Calif., 1992

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 5.93


98. (69) Four Seasons Resort (Hualalai)

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 2008

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 5.92


99. (89) Circling Raven

Worley, Idaho, 2003

Gene Bates

Avg. rating: 5.91


100. (NR) Grand Cypress (New)

Orlando, Fla., 1988

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 5.91


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