Golfweek's Best: Classic Courses, 2015

Golfweek's Best: Classic Courses, 2015

Golfweek's Best

Golfweek's Best: Classic Courses, 2015

By

Rank (Rank in 2014), Name, Avg. rating

Location, Opened, Type, Designer(s)

1. (1) Pine Valley Golf Club, 9.62

Pine Valley, N.J., 1919, George Crump, Harry S. Colt, p

2. (2) Cypress Point Club, 9.59

Pebble Beach, Calif., 1928, Alister MacKenzie, p

3. (3) Shinnecock Hills, 9.44

Southampton, N.Y., 1931, Howard C. Toomey & William S. Flynn, p

4. (4) National Golf Links of America, 9.28

Southampton, N.Y., 1911, Charles Blair Macdonald, p

5. (5) Augusta National Golf Club, 9.22

Augusta, Ga., 1932, Bobby Jones & Alister MacKenzie, p

6. (6) Oakmont Country Club, 9.10

Oakmont, Pa., 1903, Henry Fownes, p

7. (7) Pebble Beach Golf Links, 8.99

Pebble Beach, Calif., 1919, Douglas Grant & Jack Neville, r

8. (8) Merion Golf Club, 8.95

(East Course) Ardmore, Pa., 1912, Hugh Wilson, p

9. (10) Fishers Island Golf Club, 8.75

Fishers Island, N.Y., 1927, Seth Raynor, p

10. (9) Crystal Downs, 8.69

Frankfort, Mich., 1931, Alister MacKenzie & Perry Maxwell, p

11. (12) Prairie Dunes Country Club, 8.63

Hutchinson, Kan., 1937, Perry Maxwell; Press Maxwell (1957), p

12. (11) Chicago Golf Club, 8.58

Wheaton, Ill., 1894, Charles Blair Macdonald; Seth Raynor (1921), p

13. (14) Seminole Golf Club, 8.53

North Palm Beach, Fla., 1929, Donald Ross, p

14. (13) Pinehurst No. 2, 8.49

Pinehurst, N.C., 1903, Donald Ross, r

15. (15) San Francisco Golf Club, 8.45

San Francisco, 1915, A.W. Tillinghast, p

16. (17) Winged Foot Golf Club, 8.34

(West Course) Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1923, A.W. Tillinghast, p

17. (16) Los Angeles Country Club, 8.32

(North Course) Los Angeles, 1927, Herbert Fowler; George C. Thomas Jr. & William P. Bell; Gil Hanse (2011), p

18. (18) Camargo Club, 8.14

Indian Hill, Ohio, 1921, Seth Raynor, p

19. (19) Riviera Country Club, 8.05

Pacific Palisades, Calif., 1927, George C. Thomas Jr. & William P. Bell, p

20. (23) Shoreacres, 8.02

Lake Bluff, Ill., 1921, Seth Raynor, p

21. (20) Bethpage State Park, 7.99

(Black Course) Farmingdale, N.Y., 1935, A.W. Tillinghast, d

22. (31) Peachtree Golf Club, 7.94

Atlanta, 1948, Bobby Jones & Robert Trent Jones Sr., p

23. (24) The Country Club, 7.94

(Composite Course) Brookline, Mass., 1895, Willie Campbell; Howard C. Toomey & William S. Flynn (1931), p

24. (22) Oakland Hills CC, 7.92

(South Course) Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 1918, Donald Ross, p

25. (25) Plainfield Country Club, 7.92

Plainfield, N.J., 1921, Donald Ross, p

26. (21) Garden City Golf Club, 7.87

Garden City, N.Y., 1901, Devereux Emmet; Walter J. Travis (1910), p

27. (29) Old Town Club, 7.83

Winston-Salem, N.C., 1939, Perry Maxwell, p

28. (27) Olympic Club, 7.82

(Lake Course) San Francisco, 1927, Willie Watson &

Sam Whiting, p

29. (28) Somerset Hills Country Club, 7.81

Bernardsville, N.J., 1918, A.W. Tillinghast, p

30. (26) Southern Hills Country Club, 7.77

Tulsa, Okla., 1936, Perry Maxwell, p

31. (30) Myopia Hunt Club, 7.74

Hamilton, Mass., 1896, Herbert Leeds, p

32. (NR) Philadelphia Cricket Club, 7.74

(Wissahickon Course) Flourtown, Pa., 1922, A.W. Tillinghast, p

33. (35) Quaker Ridge, 7.67

Scarsdale, N.Y., 1926, A.W. Tillinghast, p

34. (33) Winged Foot Golf Club, 7.65

(East Course) Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1923, A.W. Tillinghast, p

35. (34) Pasatiempo, 7.63

Santa Cruz, Calif., 1929, Alister MacKenzie, d

36. (45) Newport Country Club, 7.63

Newport, R.I., 1915, Donald Ross; A.W. Tillinghast, p

37. (37) Valley Club of Montecito, 7.60

Santa Barbara, Calif., 1928, Robert Hunter & Alister MacKenzie, p

38. (36) California Golf Club, 7.58

South San Francisco, Calif., 1926, A. Vernon Macan; Alister MacKenzie (1928), Kyle Phillips (2007), p

39. (32) Wannamoisett Country Club, 7.54

Rumford, R.I., 1916, Donald Ross, p

40. (41) Yeamans Hall Club, 7.52

Charleston, S.C., 1925, Seth Raynor, p

41. (39) Piping Rock, 7.51

Locust Valley, N.Y., 1913, Charles Blair Macdonald &

Seth Raynor, p

42. (58) Eastward Ho!, 7.51

Chatham, Mass., 1922, Herbert Fowler, p

43. (43) Maidstone Club, 7.50

East Hampton, N.Y., 1899, William H. Tucker;

Willie Park Jr. (1925), p

44. (46) Baltusrol Golf Club, 7.49

(Lower Course) Springfield, N.J., 1922,

A.W. Tillinghast, p

45. (48) Kittansett Club, 7.49

Marion, Mass., 1922, Fred Hood, p

46. (40) Inverness Club, 7.45

Toledo, Ohio, 1919, Donald Ross; George Fazio & Tom Fazio (1978), p

47. (42) Baltimore Country Club, 7.45

(East Course) Timonium, Md., 1926, A.W. Tillinghast, p

48. (52) Interlachen Country Club, 7.44

Edina, Minn., 1911, Willie Watson; Donald Ross (1919), p

49. (44) Oak Hill Country Club, 7.44

(East Course) Pittsford, N.Y., 1924, Donald Ross;

George Fazio & Tom Fazio (1979), p

50. (54) Essex County Club, 7.43

Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., 1917, Donald Ross, p

51. (51) Olympia Fields Country Club, 7.42

(North Course) Olympia Fields, Ill., 1922, Willie Park Jr., p

52. (47) Scioto Country Club, 7.41

Columbus, Ohio, 1916, Donald Ross, p

53. (59) Colonial Country Club, 7.41

Fort Worth, Texas, 1935, John Bredemus; Perry Maxwell (1940), p

54. (50) Milwaukee Country Club, 7.41

Milwaukee, 1929, Charles H. Alison, p

55. (38) The Course at Yale, 7.40

New Haven, Conn., 1926, C.B. Macdonald & Seth Raynor, p

56. (57) Aronimink Golf Club, 7.38

Newtown Square, Pa., 1928, Donald Ross, p

57. (53) Baltusrol Golf Club, 7.37

(Upper Course) Springfield, N.J., 1922, A.W. Tillinghast, p

58. (49) St. Louis Country Club, 7.36

St. Louis, 1914, Charles Blair Macdonald & Seth Raynor, p

59. (55) Sleepy Hollow Country Club, 7.33

Scarborough-on-Hudson, N.Y., 1914, Charles Blair Macdonald, & Seth Raynor; Gil Hanse (2010), p

60. (61) Ridgewood Country Club, 7.32

(Championship Course) Paramus, N.J., 1929,

A.W. Tillinghast, p

61. (64) Brookside Country Club, 7.30

Canton, Ohio, 1922, Donald Ross, p

62. (76) NCR Country Club, 7.30

(South Course) Kettering, Ohio, 1954, Dick Wilson, p

63. (56) Canterbury Golf Club, 7.29

Beachwood, Ohio, 1922, Herbert Strong, p

64. (69) Mountain Lake Country Club, 7.27

Lake Wales, Fla., 1917, Seth Raynor, p

65. (63) Lancaster Country Club, 7.25

Lancaster, Pa., 1920, William S. Flynn; William Gordon & David Gordon (1959), p

66. (78) Fox Chapel Golf Club, 7.24

Pittsburgh, 1925, Seth Raynor & Charles Banks, p

67. (67) Augusta Country Club, 7.24

Augusta, Ga., 1927, Donald Ross, p

68. (60) Salem Country Club, 7.23

Peabody, Mass., 1925, Donald Ross, p

69. (68) East Lake Golf Club, 7.20

Atlanta, 1915, Donald Ross; George Cobb (1960);

Rees Jones (1994), p

70. (62) Holston Hills Country Club, 7.19

Knoxville, Tenn., 1928, Donald Ross, p

71. (NR) Lawsonia Golf Club, 7.17

(Links Course) Green Lake, Wis., 1929, William B. Langford & Theodore J. Moreau, d

72. (66) White Bear Yacht Club, 7.16

White Bear Lake, Minn., 1916, Donald Ross, p

73. (65) Congressional Country Club, 7.15

(Blue Course) Bethesda, Md., 1924, Devereux Emmet; Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1959); Rees Jones (2008), p

74. (84) Bel-Air Country Club, 7.15

Los Angeles, 1927, George C. Thomas Jr. & William

P. Bell, p

75. (74) Country Club of Fairfield, 7.15

Fairfield, Conn., 1914, Seth Raynor; A.W. Tillinghast (1925); Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1962), p

76. (73) Medinah Country Club, 7.13

(No. 3 Course) Medinah, Ill., 1928, Tom Bendelow;

Roger Packard (1986); Rees Jones (2011), p

77. (71) Franklin Hills Country Club, 7.12

Franklin, Mich., 1926, Donald Ross, p

78. (NR) Laurel Valley Golf Club, 7.10

Ligonier, Pa., 1959, Dick Wilson, p

79. (72) Charlotte Country Club, 7.09

Charlotte, N.C., 1923, Donald Ross, p

80. (80) Fenway Golf Club, 7.08

Scarsdale, N.Y., 1924, A.W. Tillinghast, p

81. (79) Creek Club, 7.06

Locust Valley, N.Y., 1925, C.B. Macdonald & Seth Raynor, p

82. (83) Minikahda Club, 7.03

Minneapolis, 1907, Donald Ross; Willie Watson (1917), p

83. (70) Omni Homestead Resort, 7.03

(Cascades Course) Hot Springs, Va., 1923, William

S. Flynn, r

84. (81) Skokie Country Club, 7.03

Glencoe, Ill., 1938, William B. Langford, Theodore J. Moreau; Tom Bendelow (1904); Donald Ross (1915), p

85. (77) Mid Pines Club, 7.02

Southern Pines, N.C., 1921, Donald Ross; Kyle Frantz (2013), r

86. (89) Whippoorwill Country Club, 7.01

Armonk, N.Y., 1925, Donald Ross; Charles Banks (1929), p

87. (82) Sankaty Head Golf Club, 7.01

Siasconset, Mass., 1921, H. Emerson Armstrong, p

88. (88) Kirtland Country Club, 7.00

Willoughby, Ohio, 1921, Charles H. Alison, p

89. (87) Monroe Golf Club, 6.96

Pittsford, N.Y., 1923, Donald Ross, p

90. (75) Cherry Hills Country Club, 6.95

Englewood, Colo., 1923, William S. Flynn, p

91. (95) Philadelphia Country Club, 6.95

(Spring Mill) Gladwyne, Pa., 1927, Howard C. Toomey & William S. Flynn, p

92. (92) Taconic Golf Club, 6.95

Williamstown, Mass., 1927, Wayne Stiles & John

van Kleek, p

93. (98) Indianwood Country Club, 6.94

(Old Course) Lake Orion, Mich., 1928, William Connellan & Wilfred Reid, p

94. (97) Ekwanok Country Club, 6.93

Manchester, Vt., 1899, Walter J. Travis, p

95. (90) CC of Birmingham, 6.92

(West Course) Birmingham, Ala., 1929, Donald Ross;

Pete Dye (1986), p

96. (NR) Indian Creek Golf Club*, 6.90

Indian Creek Village, Fla., 1930, Howard C. Toomey & William S. Flynn, p

97. (91) Whitinsville Golf Club, 6.90

Whitinsville, Mass., 1923, Donald Ross, p

98. (93) Beverly Country Club, 6.89

Chicago, 1907, Donald Ross, p

99. (NR) The Greenbrier*, 6.87

(Old White TPC) White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., 1915, Charles Blair Macdonald & Seth Raynor; Lester George (2009), r

100. (100) St. George’s Golf & CC, 6.87

Stony Brook, N.Y., 1917, Devereux Emmet, p

NR-Not ranked

*-new to list; #-returns to list

d–daily fee; p-private; r-resort

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