Golfweek's Best: Top 100 Residential Courses in U.S.

Rock Creek Cattle Company in Deer Lodge, Montana. Course ranked No. 1 Rock Creek Cattle Company

Golfweek's Best: Top 100 Residential Courses in U.S.

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Golfweek's Best: Top 100 Residential Courses in U.S.

Every year, Golfweek’s elite team of course raters, which currently boasts more than 850 evaluators, surveys more than 3,600 courses – grading each nominated course on the basis of Golfweek’s 10 strict standards of evaluation. Collectively, these knowledgeable raters have turned in more than 75,000 votes to compile Golfweek’s Best courses lists. Here are Golfweek’s Top 100 Residential Courses in the USA as listed in our Ultimate Guide. Courses are listed with location, date opened, designer and Golfweek rating:

1. Wade Hampton Club
Cashiers, N.C., 1988
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 8.02

2. Rock Creek Cattle Co. 
Deer Lodge, Mont., 2008
Tom Doak
Avg. Rating: 7.75

3. Estancia
Scottsdale, Ariz., 1995
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 7.58

4. Colorado GC
Parker, Colo., 2007
Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw
Avg. Rating: 7.54

5. Huntsman Springs
Driggs, Idaho, 2009
David McLay Kidd
Avg. Rating: 7.54

6. Gozzer Ranch
Arrowpoint, Idaho, 2007
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 7.54

7. Oak Tree National
Edmond, Okla., 1975
Pete Dye
Avg. Rating: 7.5

8. Shooting Star
Teton Village, Wyo., 2009
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 7.45

9. Castle Pines
Castle Rock, Colo., 1981
Jack Nicklaus
Avg. Rating: 7.34

The Mayacama Golf Club in Santa Rosa, Calif., the home course for Cal.

The Mayacama Golf Club in Santa Rosa, Calif., the home course for Cal.

10. Mayacama Golf Club
Santa Rosa, Calif., 2001
Jack Nicklaus
Avg. Rating: 7.32

11. Bluejack National
Montgomery, Texas, 2016
Tiger Woods
Avg. Rating: 7.31

12. Mountaintop
Cashiers, N.C., 2007
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 7.3

13. Pronghorn (Fazio)
Bend, Ore., 2006
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 7.29

14. Mountain Lake
Lake Wales, Fla., 1917
Seth Raynor
Avg. Rating: 7.25

15. The Madison Club
La Quinta, Calif., 2006
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 7.21

16. Martis Camp
Truckee, Calif., 2007
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 7.19

17. The Rim
Payson, Ariz., 1998
Tom Weiskopf
Avg. Rating: 7.19

18. Grandfather G&CC
Linville, N.C., 1968
Ellis Maples
Avg. Rating: 7.16

19. Long Cove
Hilton Head, S.C., 1982
Pete Dye
Avg. Rating: 7.16

No. 2 at Long Cove. (Courtesy of onegolferstravels.blogspot.com)

No. 2 at Long Cove.

20. Quarry at La Quinta
La Quinta, Calif., 1994
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 7.14

21. Johns Island West
Vero Beach, Fla., 1989
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 7.12

22. Clear Creek
Clear Creek, Nev., 2009
Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw
Avg. Rating: 7.09

23. The Glacier Club 
Durango, Colo., 1975
Arthur Hills
Avg. Rating: 7.08

24. Diamond Creek
Banner Elk, N.C., 2003
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 7.08

25. The Stock Farm
Hamilton, Mont., 1999
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 7.08

26. Forest Highlands (The Canyon)
Flagstaff, Ariz., 1989
Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf
Avg. Rating: 7.06

27. Patriot GC
Owasso, Okla., 2010
Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Avg. Rating: 7.06

28. Tradition at La Quinta
La Quinta, Calif., 1998
Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay
Avg. Rating: 7.05

29. Concession
Bradenton, Fla., 2006
Jack Nicklaus
Avg. Rating: 7.03

30. Cuscowilla
Eatonton, Ga., 1998
Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw
Avg. Rating: 7.02

Matthew Bryant during 2017 U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying at Jupiter Hills Club (Hills Course) in Tequesta, Fla. on Monday, June 5, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Scott A. Miller)

Jupiter Hills Club (Hills Course) in Tequesta, Fla. (© USGA/Scott A. Miller)

31. Jupiter Hills Club (Hills)
Tequesta, Fla., 1970
George Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.96

32. Stone Canyon
Tucson, Ariz., 2000
Jay Morrish
Avg. Rating: 6.95

33. Frederica
St. Simons Island, Ga., 2004
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.95

34. Paa-Ko Ridge
Sandia Park, N.M., 2000
Ken Dye
Avg. Rating: 6.95

35. Lahontan
Truckee, Calif., 1999
Tom Weiskopf
Avg. Rating: 6.94

36. Spring Island/Old Tabby Links
Okatie, S.C., 1994
Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay
Avg. Rating: 6.92

37. Kiawah (Cassique)
Kiawah Island, S.C., 2000
Tom Watson
Avg. Rating: 6.92

38. Rainmakers
Ruidoso, N.M., 2008
Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Avg. Rating: 6.9

39. The Preserve
Carmel Valley, Calif., 2000
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.85

40. Black Rock
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 2003
Jim Engh
Avg. Rating: 6.81

41. Forest Creek (North)
Southern Pines, N.C., 2005
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.8

Southern Highlands Golf Club's third hole

No. 3 at Southern Highlands Golf Club.

42. Southern Highlands
Las Vegas, 1999
Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Avg. Rating: 6.8

43. Cliffs at Mountain Park 
Travelers Rest, S.C., 2013
Gary Player
Avg. Rating: 6.79

44. The Ford Plantation
Richmond Hill, Ga., 1988
Pete Dye, Tim Liddy
Avg. Rating: 6.79

45. Snake River Sporting Club
Jackson, Wyo., 2006
Tom Weiskopf
Avg. Rating: 6.79

46. Stone Eagle
Palm Desert, Calif., 2005
Tom Doak
Avg. Rating: 6.79

47. Talisker Club at Tuhaye
Tuhaye, Utah, 2005
Mark O’Meara
Avg. Rating: 6.77

48. Black Diamond Ranch (Quarry)
Lecanto, Fla., 1988
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.76

49. Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards
Sunset, S.C., 1999
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.75

Cliffs at Keowee Springs, Six Mile, S.C.

50. Spanish Oaks Golf Club
Bee Cave, Texas, 2002
Bobby Weed
Avg. Rating: 6.75

51. The Bear’s Club
Jupiter, Fla., 2000
Jack Nicklaus
Avg. Rating: 6.75

52. El Dorado CC
Indian Wells, Calif., 2003
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.73

53. Sailfish Point
Hutchinson Island, Fla., 1984
Jack Nicklaus
Avg. Rating: 6.72

54. Redlands Mesa
Grand Junction, Colo. 2001
Jim Engh
Avg. Rating: 6.71

55. Victory Ranch GC
Park City, Utah, 2009
Rees Jones
Avg. Rating: 6.71

56. Olde Stone
Bowling Green, Ky., 2006
Arthur Hills
Avg. Rating: 6.7

57. Adena G&CC
Ocala, Fla., 2015
Doug Carrick, Frank Stronach
Avg. Rating: 6.7

58. Briggs Ranch GC
San Antonio, Texas, 2001
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.7

59. Rancho Santa Fe CC
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 1927
Max Behr
Avg. Rating: 6.69

Victory Ranch Club has more than 400 feet of elevation change.

Victory Ranch Club has more than 400 feet of elevation change.

60. Old Waverly GC
West Point, Miss., 1988
Bob Cupp, Jerry Pate
Avg. Rating: 6.69

61. Promontory (Painted Valley)
Park City, Utah, 2007
Jack Nicklaus
Avg. Rating: 6.66

62. Glenwild GC
Park City, Utah, 2001
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.65

63. GC at Ravenna
Littleton, Colo., 2007
Jay Morrish
Avg. Rating: 6.65

64. The Bridges at Rancho Sante Fe
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 2001
Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Avg. Rating: 6.62

65. Kohanaiki
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 2014
Rees Jones
Avg. Rating: 6.62

66. Black Rock
Hingham, Mass., 2002
Brian Silva
Avg. Rating: 6.62

67. Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio)
The Woodlands, Texas, 2004
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.61

68. Tetherow
Bend, Ore., 2008
David McLay Kidd
Avg. Rating: 6.6

69. Quintero Golf Club
Peoria, Ariz., 2000
Rees Jones
Avg. Rating: 6.6

Club at Carlton Woods

Club at Carlton Woods.

70. Spanish Peaks Mountain Club
Big Sky, Mont., 2015
Tom Weiskopf
Avg. Rating: 6.6

71. Colleton River (Nicklaus)
Bluffton, S.C., 1992
Jack Nicklaus
Avg. Rating: 6.59

72. Escondido
Horseshoe Bay, Texas, 2006
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.58

73. Forest Creek Golf Club (South)
Southern Pines, N.C., 1996
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.56

74. Currahee Club
Toccoa, Ga., 2004
Jim Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.56

75. Desert Highlands
Scottsdale, Ariz., 1984
Jack Nicklaus
Avg. Rating: 6.56

76. Kiawah Island (River)
Kiawah, S.C., 1995
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.55

77. Greenbrier Sporting Club (The Snead)
White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., 2004
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.53

78. Golf Club of Georgia (Lakeside)
Alpharetta, Ga., 1991
Arthur Hills
Avg. Rating: 6.53

79. Big Horn (Canyons)
Palm Desert, Calif., 1998
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.53

Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

80. Dalhousie Golf Club
Cape Girardeau, Mo., 2002
Jack Nicklaus
Avg. Rating: 6.52

81. Troon G&CC
Scottsdale, Ariz., 1985
Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf
Avg. Rating: 6.52

82. The Club at Rock Creek 
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 2012
Tom Weiskopf
Avg. Rating: 6.51

83. Loxahatchee Club
Jupiter, Fla., 1984
Jack Nicklaus
Avg. Rating: 6.51

84. Champion Hills
Hendersonville, N.C., 1991
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.5

85. Lake Nona
Orlando, Fla., 1984
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.49

86. Mirabel Club
Scottsdale, Ariz., 2001
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.48

87. Golf Club at Briar’s Creek
John’s Island, S.C., 2001
Rees Jones
Avg. Rating: 6.48

88. Isleworth G&CC
Orlando, Fla., 1986
Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay, Steve Smyers
Avg. Rating: 6.47

89. Golf Club at SouthShore
Henderson, Nev., 1996
Jack Nicklaus
Avg. Rating: 6.46

No. 3 at Isleworth Golf and Country Club

90. Haig Point
Daufuskie Island, S.C., 1986
Rees Jones
Avg. Rating: 6.45

91. Vaquero Club
Westlake, Texas, 2001
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.45

92. Forest Highlands (The Meadow)
Flagstaff, Ariz., 1999
Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf
Avg. Rating: 6.45

93. Powder Horn GC
The Sheridan, Wyo., 1997
Dick Bailey
Avg. Rating: 6.43

94. Wickenburg Ranch
Wickenburg, Ariz., 2015
Wendell Pickett, Bill Brownlee
Avg. Rating: 6.43

95. Colleton River (Dye)
Bluffton, S.C., 1998
Pete Dye
Avg. Rating: 6.43

96. Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek (Creek)
Naples, Fla., 2002
Arthur Hills
Avg. Rating: 6.42

97. Kinderlou Forest
Valdosta, Ga., 2004
Davis Love III
Avg. Rating: 6.41

98. Las Campanas (Sunset)
Santa Fe, N.M., 2000
Jack Nicklaus
Avg. Rating: 6.41

99. Red Ledges
Heber City, Utah, 2009
Jack Nicklaus
Avg. Rating: 6.4

100. Belfair GC (West)
Bluffton, S.C., 1996
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.4

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