Golfweek’s Best Residential Courses

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November 6, 2014 | 6 a.m.

Golfweek's Best: Residential Courses, 2015

Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Location
Opened, Architect(s), Avg. rating


1. (1) Wade Hampton Club

Cashiers, N.C., 1988

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.90


2. (2) Rock Creek Cattle Co.

Deer Lodge, Mont., 2008

Tom Doak

Avg. rating: 7.85

3. (4) Shooting Star

Teton Village, Wyo., 2009

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.59


4. (3) Huntsman Springs

Driggs, Idaho, 2009

David McLay Kidd

Avg. rating: 7.58


5. (5) Gozzer Ranch

Arrowpoint, Idaho, 2007

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.49


6. (7) Colorado Golf Club

Parker, Colo., 2007

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.45


7. (8) Oak Tree National

Edmond ...

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Belfair East in Bluffton, S.C.
Belfair East in Bluffton, S.C.

Location
Opened, Architect(s)


Admiral’s Cove

Jupiter, Fla. 1987

Robert von Hagge


Andalusia CC

La Quinta, Calif., 2006

Rees Jones


Angels Crossing

Vicksburg, Mich., 2004

W. Bruce Matthews III


Aspen Glen

Carbondale, Colo., 1997

Jack Nicklaus, Jack Nicklaus II


Aspen Lakes

Sisters, Ore., 2000

William Overdorf


Ballyhack

Roanoke, Va., 2009

Lester George


Bayside Resort

Fenwick Island, Del.,2005

Rick Jacobson, Jack Nicklaus


Belfair (East)

Bluffton, S.C., 1999

Tom Fazio


Bentwater (Weiskopf)

Montgomery, Texas, 1998

Tom Weiskopf


Berkeley Hall (North)

Bluffton, S.C., 2001

Tom Fazio

Berkeley Hall (South)

Bluffton, S.C., 2002

Tom Fazio


Big Horn (Canyons)

Palm ...

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November 1, 2013 | 11:12 a.m.

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 ...

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November 1, 2012 | 10:19 a.m.

Golfweek’s Best Residential Courses 2013

Golfweek Staff
Red Ledges in Heber City, Utah
Red Ledges in Heber City, Utah


1. Rock Creek Cattle Company

Deer Lodge, Mont., 2008

Tom Doak

Avg. rating: 7.99


2. Wade Hampton Golf Club

Cashiers, N.C., 1988

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.92


3. Huntsman Springs

Driggs, Idaho, 2009

David McLay Kidd

Avg. rating: 7.60


4. Shooting Star

Teton Village, Wyo., 2009

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.59


5. Gozzer Ranch

Arrowpoint, Idaho, 2007

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.57


6. Colorado Golf Club

Parker, Colo., 2007

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.48


7. Castle Pines

Castle Rock, Colo., 1981

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 7.47


8. Mayacama

Santa Rosa ...

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November 1, 2011 | 11:35 p.m.

Solid as a Rock

Golfweek Staff
Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

1. Rock Creek Cattle Co.

Deer Lodge, Mont., 2008

Tom Doak

Avg. rating: 7.93


2. Wade Hampton Golf Club

Cashiers, N.C., 1988

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.85


3. Mountaintop

Cashiers, N.C., 2007

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.67


4. Shooting Star

Teton Village, Wyo., 2009

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.67


5. Gozzer Ranch

Arrowpoint, Idaho, 2007

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.64


6. Huntsman Springs

Driggs, Idaho, 2009

David McLay Kidd

Avg. rating: 7.56


7. Colorado Golf Club

Parker, Colo., 2007

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 7.51


8. Castle Pines

Castle Rock ...

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November 2, 2010 | 2:05 p.m.

2011 Golfweek's Best Residential Courses

2011 Golfweek’s Best Residential Courses

1) Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club

Cashiers, N.C.

Tom Fazio

2007

2) Rock Creek Cattle Company

Deer Lodge, Mont.

Tom Doak

2008

3) Wade Hampton Golf Club

Cashiers, N.C.

Tom Fazio

1988

4) Colorado Golf Club

Parker, Colo.

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

2007

5) The Patriot

Owasso, Okla.

Robert Trent Jones Jr. & Jay Blasi

2010*

6) Huntsman Springs

Driggs, Idaho

David McLay Kidd

2009*

7) Castle Pines Golf Club

Castle Rock, Colo.

Jack Nicklaus

1981

8) Mayacama Golf Club

Santa Rosa, Calif.

Jack Nicklaus

2001

9) Gozzer Ranch

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Tom ...

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November 9, 2009 | 11:24 a.m.

2010 Golfweek’s Best Residential Courses

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July 7, 2009 | 11:24 a.m.

2009 Golfweek’s Best Residential Courses

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July 7, 2008 | 11:25 a.m.

2008 Golfweek’s Best Residential Courses

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July 7, 2007 | 11:26 a.m.

2007 Golfweek’s Best Residential Courses

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September 7, 2006 | 11:43 a.m.

2006: Red Rock becomes a Rapid success story

Bradley S. Klein

Rapid City, S.D.

In a region that thrives on its connection with the outdoors, there’s not much need here for a guard house or a gated community. The whole point of living in South Dakota’s Black Hills, after all, is to keep in touch with the land. And the good thing about the Estates at Red Rock is that the design and overall plan allow you to live that way, and at a reasonable price.

Rapid City, with 70,000 residents and a metro area of 125,000, is a big small town rather than a city ...

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Bradley S. Klein

Bluffton, S.C.

It sounds corny – or vaguely New Age. But a basic design principle of smart, ecologically minded community planning these days is to parcel out development in functional segments, creating a clear focal point of town life and dissipating the densities along radial lines so that they influence the farthest reaches of the site. That’s the way to avoid wall-to-wall development and golf courses stuffed chock-a-block with real estate that seemingly overhangs fairways.

How else to explain what’s so engaging about the newly planned and developed community of Palmetto Bluff at May River? Here’s an ...

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September 6, 2005 | 8:45 p.m.

2005: Isleworth: New look for old pros

Bradley S. Klein

Windermere, Fla.

It’s tough enough taking a pedestrian, slightly dated golf course with real estate on virtually every hole and turning it into a stern championship test for the 21st century. Now do it with resident members Tiger Woods, John Cook, Scott Hoch and Mark O’Meara and others looking over your shoulder the whole way.

That’s the task that confronted veteran course designer Steve Smyers when he was asked by owner Joe Lewis to renovate Isleworth. The course dates to a 1985 layout by Arnold Palmer and his chief associate, Ed Seay. This private club always had ...

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August 31, 2005 | 11:42 a.m.

2005: America’s Best

Bradley S. Klein

Las Vegas

Anyone who doesn’t love Las Vegas is either an ascetic or a year-round resident of the place. I cannot imagine spending much time here, but in two- or three-day doses it’s the perfect antidote for urbane sophistication. No place in the world comes close to the crazed neon sensibility of the gaudy Strip. How can anyone not be enamored with a desert oasis (unfit for human habitation) in which three-quarter-sized versions of the Eiffel Tower and the Brooklyn Bridge share space with 2,000 Elvis impersonators?

For years, golf was nothing more than a diversion that ...

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