Golfweek's Best 2018: Modern Courses

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Golfweek's Best 2018: Modern Courses

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Golfweek's Best 2018: Modern Courses

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ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 15: Tiger Woods waits to putt on the 10th hole during the first round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented By MasterCard at Bay Hill Club and Lodge on March 15, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods has made Bay Hill Club his personal playground, winning there eight times on the PGA Tour. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

 

Rank Course Location Architect(s)  Year opened Rating
51 Cascata Henderson, Nev. Rees Jones 1999 6.62
52 Pronghorn (Nicklaus) Bend, Ore. Jack Nicklaus 2004 6.61
53 Bay Hill Club Orlando Arnold Palmer, Dick Wilson  1961 6.61
54 Princeville Makai Golf Club Princeville, Hawaii Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1971 6.59
55 Pine Dunes Resort & GC Frankston, Texas Jay Morrish 2001 6.59
56 Sand Hollow (Championship Course) St. George, Utah John Fought, Andy Staples 2008 6.56
57 Black Jack’s Crossing Lajitas, Texas Lanny Wadkins 2012 6.57
58 Ritz-Carlton GC at Dove Mountain (Saguaro & Tortolita) Marana, Ariz. Jack Nicklaus 2009 6.55
59 Tobacco Road Sanford, N.C. Michael Strantz 1998   6.56
60 Broadmoor (East) Colorado Springs, Colo. Donald Ross, Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1918 6.54
61 Salish Cliffs Shelton, Wash. Gene Bates 2011 6.53
62 PGA West (Stadium) La Quinta, Calif. Pete Dye 1986   6.52
63 Mauna Kea Beach GC Kohala Coast, Hawaii Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1966 6.52
64 Buffalo Ridge Springs Hollister, Mo. Tom Fazio 1999 6.51
65 Wilderness at Fortune Bay Tower, Minn. Jeff Brauer 2004 6.51
66 Barona Creek Lakeside, Calif. Gary Roger Baird, Todd Eckenrode 2000 6.49
67 Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach, Calif. Robert Trent Jones Jr., Sandy Tatum, Tom Watson 1987 6.47
68 FarmLinks at Pursell Farms Sylacauga, Ala. Michael Hurdzan 2003 6.42
69 Pinehurst No. 8 Pinehurst, N.C. Tom Fazio 1995 6.46
70 Nemacolin Woodlands (Mystic Rock) Farmington, Pa. Pete Dye 1995 6.45
71 Innisbrook (Copperhead) Tarpon Springs, Fla. Edward Packard, Lawrence Packard 1974 6.41
72 The Wilderness Club of Montana Eureka, Mont. Nick Faldo 2009 6.41
73 Crystal Springs Resort (Ballyowen) Hamburg, N.J. Roger Rulewich 1998  6.40
74 Red Sky (Fazio) Wolcott, Colo. Tom Fazio 2003 6.35
75 Wolf Creek Mesquite, Nev. Dennis Rider 2000   6.34
76 Pelican Hill (Ocean North) Newport Coast, Calif. Tom Fazio 1993 6.34
77 Red Sky (Fazio) Wolcott, Colo. Tom Fazio 2003 6.34
78 Four Seasons Resort (Hualalai) Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Jack Nicklaus 2008  6.34
79 The Preserve Vancleave, Miss. Jerry Pate 2007   6.32
80 PGA National (Champion) Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus 1981  6.29
81 The Prairie Club (Pines) Valentine, Neb. Graham Marsh 2010 6.26
82 French Lick (Ross) French Lick, Ind. Donald Ross 1917 6.26
83 Omni Bedford Springs (Old Course) Bedford, Pa. Ron Forse, Donald Ross, A.W. Tillinghast, Donald Ross, Ron Forse 1923 6.26
84 Pelican Hill (Ocean South) Newport Coast, Calif. Tom Fazio 1992 6.26
85 Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa (Poipu Bay) Kauai, Hawaii Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1991 6.25
86 Hammock Beach Resort (Ocean) Palm Coast, Fla. Jack Nicklaus 2000 6.25
87 Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Fazio Canyons) Austin, Texas Tom Fazio 2001  6.25
88 Bald Head Island Club Bald Head Island, N.C. George Cobb, Tim Cate 1974  6.24
89 Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Maricopa, Ariz. Brian Curley, Lee Schmidt 2002 6.23
90 Camp Creek Watersound, Fla. Tom Fazio 2001 6.23
91 Reynolds Lake Oconee (Great Waters) Greensboro, Ga. Jack Nicklaus 1992 6.22
92 Legends Golf Resort (Moorland) Myrtle Beach, S.C. P.B. Dye 1990 6.21
93 Wallea GC (Gold) Maui, Hawaii Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1994 6.21
94 The Grand GC San Diego Tom Fazio 2000 6.19
95 Troon North (Monument) Scottsdale, Ariz. Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf 1990 6.18
96 Troon North (Pinnacle) Scottsdale, Ariz. Tom Weiskopf 1996 6.17
97 Turning Stone Resort (Atunyote) Verona, N.Y. Tom Fazio 2004 6.18
98 Crosswater Sunriver, Ore. Bob Cupp, John Fought 1995 6.17
99 Sagamore Bolton Landing, N.Y. Donald Ross 1928 6.17
100 Firekeeper Mayetta, Kan. Jeff Brauer, Notah Begay 2011 6.16

 

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