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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No. 10 at Palmetto Dunes' Jones Course

No. 10 at the Palmetto Dunes’ (Robert Trent Jones) Course in Hilton Head, S.C., offers a nice view of the Atlantic Ocean.

 

200Turning Stone Resort (Kaluhyat Golf Club)Verona, N.Y.Robert Trent Jones Jr.20035.70

200Lakewood Shores Resort (Blackshire)Oscoda, Mich.Kevin Aldridge20015.70

Rank Course Location Architect(s)   Year opened Rank
151 Park Hyatt Aviara Carlsbad, Calif. Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay 1990 5.90
152 La Quinta Resort & Club (Mountain) La Quinta, Calif. Pete Dye 1980 5.93
153 Boulders Resort (North) Carefree, Ariz. Jay Morrish 1985 5.90
154 Kiva Dunes Gulf Shores, Ala. Jerry Pate 1994 5.89
155 Red Sky (Norman) Wolcott, Colo. Greg Norman 2003  5.88
156 Barefoot Resort & Golf (Dye) North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Pete Dye 2001 5.88
157 Palmetto Dunes (Robert Trent Jones) Hilton Head Island, S.C. Robert Trent Jones Sr., Roger Rulewich 1967 5.88
158 Gasparilla Inn & Club Boca Grande, Fla. Pete Dye 1933 5.86
159 Sandia Albuquerque, N.M. Scott Miller 2005 5.86
160 Nemacolin Woodlands (Shepherd’s Rock) Nemacolin, Pa. Pete Dye 2017 5.86
161 GC at Whitehawk Ranch Clio, Calif. Dick Bailey 1996 5.86
162 La Cantera Resort (Palmer) San Antonio, Texas Arnold Palmer 2001 5.85
163 Trump National Doral Miami (Gold) Doral, Fla. Gil Hanse 2015 5.85
164 TPC Sawgrass (Valley) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Pete Dye 1967 5.84
165 Kapalua (Bay) Maui, Hawaii Frank Duane, Arnold Palmer 1974 5.84
166 Coeur d’Alene Resort Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Scott Miller 1991 5.83
167 Grande Dunes (Resort Club) Myrtle Beach, S.C. Roger Rulewich 2001 5.83
168 Bay Creek (Nicklaus) Cape Charles, Va. Jack Nicklaus 2005 5.82
169 Orange County National (Panther Lake) Orlando David Hartman, Phil Ritson 1997 5.82
170 Barefoot Resort & Golf (Love) North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Davis Love III 2000 5.86
171 Shenendoah Verona, N.Y. Rick Smith 1998 5.91
172 Paiute (Sun Mountain) Las Vegas, Nev. Pete Dye 1996 5.81
173 Paiute (Snow  Mountain) Las Vegas, Nev. Pete Dye 1995 5.80
174 TPC San Antonio (AT&T Canyons) San Antonio, Texas Pete Dye 2010 5.80
175 Hershey (West) Hershey, Pa. Maurice McCarthy 1930 5.80
176 Inn of the Mountain Gods Mescalero, N.M. Ted Robinson 1976 5.79
177 Boulders Resort (South) Carefree, Ariz. Jay Morrish 1988 5.79
178 Ko Olina GC Oahu, Hawaii Ted Robinson 1991 5.75
179 Reunion Resort (Watson) Reunion, Fla. Tom Watson 2003 5.79
180 Surf Club North Myrtle Beach, S.C. George Cobb, John LaFoy 1960 5.79
181 Stonehenge Fairfield Glade, Tenn. Joe Lee 1985 5.78
182 Grand Bear Saucier, Miss. Jack Nicklaus 2000 5.78
183 Mauna Lani (North) Kona, Hawaii R.F. Cain, Homer Flint, Robin Nelson 1981 5.77
184 Grand Cypress (New) Orlando Jack Nicklaus 1988 5.75
185 Shadow Ridge Palm Desert, Calif. Nick Faldo 2000 5.76
186 Orange County National (Crooked Cat) Orlando David Hartman, Phil Ritson 1997 5.75
187 Wente Vineyards Livermore, Calif. Greg Norman 1998 5.75
188 Talking Stick (North) Scottsdale, Ariz. Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw 1998 5.74
189 Dancing Rabbit (Azaleas) Philadelphia, Miss. Tom Fazio, Jerry Pate 1997 5.74
190 Wolfdancer Lost Pines, Texas Arthur Hills, Chris Wilczynsky 2006 5.73
191 Barefoot Resort & Golf (Fazio) North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Tom Fazio 2000 5.73
192 Pinehurst (No. 7) Pinehurst, N.C. Rees Jones 1986 5.73
193 Reynolds Lake Oconee (The Landing) Greensboro, Ga. Bob Cupp 1986 5.73
194 Boyne Highland (Hills) Boyne, Mich. Arthur Hills 2000 5.73
195 Grand Traverse Resort (Bear) Traverse City, Mich. Bob Cupp, Jack Nicklaus 1984 5.73
196 Ojai Valley Inn & CC Ojai, Calif. William F. Bell, George C. Thomas Jr. 1925 5.72
197 Half Moon Bay (Ocean) Half Moon Bay, Calif. Frank Duane, Arnold Palmer 1997 5.71
198 Omni Mount Washington Resort Bretton Woods, N.H. Donald Ross, Brian Silva 1915 5.71
199 The Resort at Glade Springs (Cobb) Beckley, W.Va. George Cobb 1973 5.70

1. Sand Hills (1) 9.17

Mullen, Neb; 1995; Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw; p

2. Pacific Dunes (2) 8.87

Bandon, Ore.; 2001; Tom Doak; r

3. Friar’s Head (3) 8.61

Baiting Hollow, N.Y.; 2003; Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw; p

4. Ballyneal (4) 8.47

Holyoke, Colo.; 2006; Tom Doak; p

5. Old Macdonald (5) 8.39

Bandon, Ore.; 2010; Tom Doak & Jim Urbina; r

6. Sebonack (7) 8.34

Southampton, N.Y.; 2006; Tom Doak & Jack Nicklaus; p

7. Whistling Straits (Straits) (6) 8.30

Mosel, Wis.; 1997; Pete Dye; r

8. Bandon Dunes  (8) 8.19

Bandon, Ore.; 1999; David McLay Kidd; r

9. Shadow Creek (9) 8.04

North Las Vegas, Nev.; 1990; Tom Fazio; r

10. Wade Hampton Club (10) 8.03

Cashiers, N.C.; 1988; Tom Fazio; p

11. Muirfield Village (13) 7.96

Dublin, Ohio; 1974; Jack Nicklaus; p

12. Ocean Course (14) 7.88

Kiawah Island, S.C.; 1991; Pete Dye; r

13. The Golf Club (15) 7.84

New Albany, Ohio; 1967; Pete Dye; p

14. Alotian Club (12) 7.83

Roland, Ark.; 2005; Tom Fazio; p

15. Bandon Trails (17) 7.80

Bandon, Ore.; 2005; Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw; r

16. Kinloch (16) 7.79;

Richmond, Va.; 2000; Lester George; p

17. Old Sandwich (18) 7.78

Plymouth, Mass.; 2004; Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw; p

18. Pete Dye GC (11) 7.77

Bridgeport, W.Va.; 1994; Pete Dye; p

19. Rock Creek Cattle Co. (21) 7.76

Deer Lodge, Mont.; 2008; Tom Doak; p

20. Pikewood National (32) 7.75

Morgantown, W.Va.; 2009; John Raese &  J. Robert Gwynne; p

TPC Sawgrass-No. 17-The Players Championship

The 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass is legendary. (Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports)

21. TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium) (22) 7.74

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; 1981; Pete Dye; r

22. Kingsley Club (19) 7.74

Kingsley, Mich.; 2001; Mike DeVries; p

23. Honors Course (20) 7.73

Ooltewah, Tenn.; 1983; Pete Dye; p

24. Calusa Pines (25) 7.71

Naples, Fla.; 2001; Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry; p

25. Boston GC (24) 7.69

Hingham, Mass.; 2005; Gil Hanse; p

26. Nanea (26) 7.66;

Kona (Big Island); 2004; David McLay Kidd; p

27. Spyglass Hill (23) 7.65

Pebble Beach, Calif.; 1966; Robert Trent Jones Sr.; r, d

28. Whispering Pines (36) 7.60

Trinity, Texas; 2000; Chet Williams; p

29. Galloway National (27) 7.59

Galloway Township, N.J.; 1995; Tom Fazio; p

30. Estancia (31) 7.58

Scottsdale, Ariz.; 1995; Tom Fazio; p

31. Streamsong (Black)* 7.57

Fort Meade, Fla.; 2017; Gil Hanse; r

32. Dismal River Club (Doak Course) (29) 7.56

Mullen, Neb.; 2013; Tom Doak; p

33. Colorado GC (33) 7.55

Parker, Colo.; 2007; Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw; p

34. Gozzer Ranch (28) 7.54

Arrowpoint, Idaho; 2007; Tom Fazio; p

35. Streamsong (Red) (35) 7.52

Fort Meade, Fla.; 2012; Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw; r

36. Monterey Peninsula CC (Shore) (37) 7.50

Pebble Beach, Calif.; 1961; Robert Baldock,  Jack Neville, Michael Strantz; p

37. Bluejack National* 7.50

Montgomery, Texas; 2016; Tiger Woods; p

38. Oak Tree National (38) 7.47

Edmond, Okla.; 1975; Pete Dye; p

39. Dallas National (40) 7.47

Dallas; 2003; Tom Fazio; p

40. Huntsman Springs (34) 7.45

Driggs, Idaho; 2009; David McLay Kidd; p

41. Shooting Star (42)  7.45

Teton Village, Wyo.; 2009; Tom Fazio; p

42. Sand Valley (61) 7.45

Nekoosa, Wis.; 2016; Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw; r, d

43. Arcadia Bluffs (39) 7.45

Arcadia, Mich.; 1999; Rick Smith; d

UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA - JUNE 21: Dustin Johnson of the United States watches his missed eagle putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on June 21, 2015 in University Place, Washington. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Chambers Bay played host to the 2015 U.S. Open. (Harry How/Getty Images)

44. Chambers Bay (41) 7.43

University Place, Wash.; 2007; Robert Trent Jones Jr. &  Bruce Charlton; d

45. Kapalua (Plantation) (43) 7.42

Maui, Hawaii; 1991; Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw; r

46. Double Eagle GC (30) 7.41

Galena, Ohio; 1991; Jay Morrish & Tom Weiskopf; p

47. Desert Forest (44) 7.40

Carefree, Ariz.; 1962; Red Lawrence; p

48. Dunes Club (46) 7.40

New Buffalo, Mich.; 1995; Dick Nugent; p

49. Gamble Sands (45) 7.39

Brewster, Wash.; 2014; David McLay Kidd; r

50. Sweetens Cove (59) 7.38

South Pittsburg, Tenn.; 2015; Rob Collins & Tad King; d

51. Butler National (47) 7.34

Oak Brook, Ill.; 1974; George Fazio & Tom Fazio; p

52. Castle Pines GC (48) 7.34

Castle Rock, Colo.; 1981; Jack Nicklaus; p

53. Olde Farm (50) 7.32

Bristol, Va.; 2001; Bobby Weed; p

54. Mountaintop (51) 7.31

Cashiers, N.C.; 2007; Tom Fazio; p

55. Streamsong (Blue) (55) 7.30

Fort Meade, Fla.; 2012; Tom Doak; r

56. Fallen Oak (53) 7.30

Saucier, Miss.; 2006; Tom Fazio; r

57. Pronghorn (Fazio Course) (54) 7.30

Bend, Ore.; 2006; Tom Fazio; p

58. Harbour Town GL (52) 7.29

Hilton Head, S.C.; 1970; Pete Dye; r

59. Atlantic GC (62) 7.29

Bridgehampton, N.Y.; 1992; Rees Jones; p

PGA: PGA Championship - Final Round

Justin Thomas won the 2017 PGA at Quail Hollow. (Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports)

60. Quail Hollow Club (60) 7.28

Charlotte, N.C.; 1961; George Cobb, Tom Fazio; p

61. Spring Hill (58) 7.27

Orono, Minn.; 1999; Tom Fazio; p

62. Mayacama (49) 7.26

Santa Rosa, Calif.; 2001; Jack Nicklaus; p

63. Shelter Harbor (57) 7.25

Westerly, R.I.; 2005; Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry; p

64. Manele (73) 7.24

Lanai, Hawaii; 1993; Jack Nicklaus; r

65. Bayonne GC (63) 7.23

Bayonne, N.J.; 2006; Eric Bergstol; p

66. Black Sheep (56) 7.22

Sugar Grove, Ill.; 2002; David Esler; p

67. Victoria National (64) 7.22

Newburgh, Ind.; 1998; Tom Fazio; p

68. Martis Camp (65) 7.21

Truckee, Calif.; 2007; Tom Fazio; p

69. Forest Dunes – The Loop (Red & Black)* 7.20

Roscommon, Mich.; 2016; Tom Doak; r, d

70. The Rim (66) 7.19

Payson, Ariz.; 1998; Tom Weiskopf; p

71. Grandfather G&CC (72) 7.18

Linville, N.C.; 1968; Ellis Maples; p

72. Johns Island West (68) 7.16

Vero Beach, Fla.; 1989; Tom Fazio; p

73. Shoal Creek (69) 7.15

Birmingham, Ala.; 1976; Jack Nicklaus; p

74. The Quarry at La Quinta (78) 7.15

La Quinta, Calif.; 1994; Tom Fazio; p

75. Crooked Stick (70) 7.15

Carmel, Ind.; 1964; Pete Dye, p

76. Hidden Creek (79) 7.15

Egg Harbor Township, N.J.; 2002; Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw; p

The 18th hole at Valhalla, 2014 PGA Championship host, leads to the clubhouse.

The 18th hole at Valhalla. (Golfweek File Photo)

77. Valhalla (77)  7.14

Louisville, Ky.; 1986; Jack Nicklaus; p

78. Long Cove (71) 7.12

Hilton Head, S.C.; 1982; Pete Dye; p

79. Robert Trent Jones GC (75) 7.11

Lake Manassas, Va.; 1991; Robert Trent Jones Sr. & Roger Rulewich; p

80. Diamond Creek (86) 7.11

Banner Elk, N.C.; 2003; Tom Fazio; p

81. Greywalls (81) 7.10

Marquette, Mich.; 2005; Mike DeVries; d

82. Clear Creek (82) 7.10

Tahoe, Nev.; 2009; Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw; p

83. Hazeltine National (67) 7.09

Chaska, Minn.; 1962; Robert Trent Jones Sr.; p

84. Karsten Creek (76) 7.09

Stillwater, Okla.; 1994; Tom Fazio; d

85. Blackwolf Run (River) (87) 7.08

Kohler, Wis.; 1988; Pete Dye; r

86. Forest Highlands (The Canyon) (85) 7.08

Flagstaff, Ariz.; 1989; Jay Morrish & Tom Weiskopf; p

87. Sea Island GC (Seaside) (90) 7.06

St. Simon Island, Ga.; 2000; Harry S. Colt & Charles H. Alison, Joe Lee, Tom Fazio; r

88. Wild Horse (89) 7.06

Gothenburg, Neb.; 1999; Dave Axland & Dan Proctor; d

89. Secession (84) 7.04

Gibbes Island, S.C.; 1992; Bruce Devlin; p

90. Ocean Forest (88) 7.03

Sea Island, Ga.; 1994; Rees Jones; p

91. Patriot GC (83) 7.02

Owasso, Okla.; 2010; Robert Trent Jones Jr.; p

92. Austin GC** 7.02

Austin, Texas; 2001; Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw; p

93. Tradition at La Quinta (94) 7.01

La Quinta, Calif.; 1998; Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay; p

94. Eugene CC (91) 7.01

Eugene, Ore.; 1967; H. Chandler Egan, Robert Trent Jones Sr.; p

95. Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee (92) 7.00

Eatonton, Ga.; 1998; Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw; p

96. Sage Valley (97)  6.99

Graniteville, S.C.; 2001; Tom Fazio; p

97. Mossy Oak* 6.99

West Point, Miss.; 2016; Gil Hanse; d

98. Erin Hills* 6.99

Hartford, Wis.; 2006; Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry & Ron Whitten; r, d

99. Trump National (Old) (80) 6.99

Bedminster, N.J.; 2004; Tom Fazio; p

100. The Madison Club* 6.98

LaQuinta, Calif.; 2006; Tom Fazio; p

* new; ** returns to list; p: private; r: resort; d: daily fee

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