Golfweek's Best 2019: Top 100 courses you can play

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Golfweek's Best 2019: Top 100 courses you can play

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Golfweek's Best 2019: Top 100 courses you can play

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These are the top 100 public-access golf courses in Golfweek’s Best 2019 list of Best Courses You Can Play.

The members of our course-ratings panel continually evaluate courses and rate them based on our 10 criteria. They also file a single, overall rating on each course.

Those overall ratings on each course are averaged together to produce a final rating for each course. Then each course is ranked against other courses in its state, or nationally, to produce the final rankings.

Golfweek’s Best 2019: Top Classic Courses | Top Modern Courses

Editor’s note: (m) Modern, 1960 and after; (c) Classic, before 1960. If there is a number in the parenthesis, that indicates where that course ranks among Golfweek’s Best list of either modern or classic courses.

Top 100 courses you can play

1. Pebble Beach GL, Pebble Beach, California (No. 8 c)

The 9th green at Pebble Beach Golf Links. (Rob Schumacher/USA TODAY Sports)

2. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Pacific Dunes), Bandon, Oregon (No. 2 m)

3. Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, North Carolina (No. 14 c)

4. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Old Macdonald), Bandon, Oregon (No. 5 m)

5. Whistling Straits (Straits), Mosel, Wisconsin (No. 7 m)

6. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon Dunes), Bandon, Oregon (No. 8 m)

7. Shadow Creek (North), Las Vegas, Nevada (No. 9 m)

8. Bethpage State Park (Black), Farmingdale, New York (No. 25 c)

Rory McIlroy and Russell Knox on the eighth hole at Bethpage State Park (Black Course)  in Farmingdale, New York. (Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports)

9. Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Ocean Course), Kiawah Island, South Carolina (No. 13 m)

10. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon Trails), Bandon, Oregon (No. 14 m)

11. TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium), Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (No. 22 m)

12. Pasatiempo, Santa Cruz, California (No. 37 c)

13. Sand Valley (Mammoth Dunes), Nekoosa. Wisconsin (No. 28 m)

14. Spyglass Hill, Pebble Beach, California (No. 29 m)

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland. hits from the fourth tee of the Spyglass Hill Golf Course during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Pebble Beach, Calif. Looking on, second from right, is Phil Mickelson and at right is Jimmy Dunne III. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Rory McIlroy on the fourth tee of the Spyglass Hill Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

15. Sand Valley (Sand Valley), Nekoosa, Wisconsin (No. 33 m)

16. Streamsong (Red), Bowling Green, Florida (No. 37 m)

17. Streamsong (Black), Bowling Green, Florida (No. 38 )

18. Gamble Sands, Brewster, Washington (No. 42 m)

19. Arcadia Bluffs, Arcadia, Michigan (No 44 m)

20. Kapalua (Plantation), Maui, Hawaii (No. 45 m)

LAHAINA, HAWAII - DECEMBER 31: A general view of the 18th hole as seen during a practice round prior to the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Golf Club Plantation course on December 31, 2018 in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

The 18th hole at Kapalua Golf Club- Plantation course in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

21. Sweetens Cove, South Pittsburg, Tennessee (No. 49 m)

22. Chambers Bay, University Place, Washington (No. 50 m)

23. Sea Pines Resort (Harbour Town GL), Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (No. 54 m)

24. Lawsonia (Links), Green Lake, Wisconsin (No. 62 c)

25. Streamsong (Blue), Bowling Green, Florida (No. 56 m)

26. Fallen Oak, Saucier, Mississippi (No. 63 m)

27. Four Seasons Resort (Manele), Lanai, Hawaii (No. 65 m)

28. The Omni Homestead Resort (Cascades), Hot Springs, West Virginia (No. 76 c)

29. Karsten Creek, Stillwater, Oklahoma (No. 81 m)

The 11th hole at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

30. Marquette Golf Club (Greywalls), Marquette, Michigan (No. 82 m)

31. Forest Dunes (The Loop – Red & Black), Roscommon, Michigan (No. 84 m)

32. Silvies Valley Ranch (Hankins), Seneca, Oregon (m)

33. Pinehurst No. 4, Pinehurst, North Carolina (No. 85 m)

The 13th hole at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 4) in Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina. (USGA/Chris Keane)

34. Sea Island GC (Seaside), St. Simon Island, Georgia (No. 86 m)

35. Blackwolf Run (River), Kohler, Wisconsin (No. 89 m)

36. Erin Hills, Hartford, Wisconsin (No. 92 m)

37. Mossy Oak, West Point, Mississippi (No. 94 m)

38. Wild Horse, Gothenburg, Nebraska (No. 99 m)

Wild Horse Golf Course in Gothenburg, Nebraska.

39. Prairie Club (Dunes), Valentine, Nebraska (m)

40. Silvies Valley Ranch (Craddock), Seneca, Oregon (m)

41. Mid Pines, Southern Pines, North Carolina (c)

42. Highland Course at Primland, Meadows of Dan, Virginia (m)

43. Wine Valley, Walla Walla, Washington (m)

Hole No. 5 at Wine Valley GC, Walla Walla, Washington.

44. Paa-Ko Ridge, Sandia Park, New Mexico (m)

45. Dormie Club, West End, North Carolina (m)

46. World Woods (Pine Barrens), Brooksville, Florida (m)

47. Montage Palmetto Bluff (May River), Bluffton, South Carolina (m)

48. The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (c)

49. Redlands Mesa, Grand Junction, Colorado (m)

50. The Greenbrier (Old White TPC), White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia (c)

Joaquin Niemann at the first tee at the Old White (TPC course) in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

51. Rams Hill, Borrego Springs, California (m)

52. Pine Needles, Southern Pines, North Carolina (c)

53. Links of North Dakota at Red Mike Resort, Williston, North Dakota (m)

54. Torrey Pines (South), San Diego, California (c)

Adam Scott plays third tee at Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course (South Co) in San Diego, California. (Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)

55. Forest Dunes (Weiskopf Course), Roscommon, Michigan (m)

56. Sand Hollow Resort (Championship), Hurricane, Utah (m)

57. Old Waverly GC, West Point, Mississippi (m)

58. Rustic Canyon, Moorpark, California (m)

59. Cog Hill (No.4-Dubsdread), Lemont, Illinois (m)

60. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Pawleys Island, South Carolina (m)

Caledonia Golf and Fish Club in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. (courtesy of Caledonia)

61. Whistling Straits (Irish), Mosel, Wisconsin (m)

62. French Lick Resort (Pete Dye), French Lick, Indiana (m)

63. Giants Ridge (Quarry), Biwabik, Minnesota (m)

64. Black Diamond Ranch (Quarry), Lecanto, Florida (m)

65. We-Ko-Pa (Saguaro), Fort McDowell, Arizona (m)

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Saguaro course) in Fort McDowell, Arizona.

66. Keswick Hall and Golf Club (Full Cry), Keswick, Virgina (m)

67. Trump National Doral Miami (Blue Monster), Doral, Florida  (m)

The 18th hole of The Blue Monster course at Trump National Doral Miami in Doral, Florida.

68. Atlantic City CC, Northfield, New Jersey (c)

69. Linville GC, Linville, North Carolina (c)

70. Cape Cod National, Brewster, Massachusetts (m)

71. Bulle Rock, Havre de Grace, Maryland (m)

72. Trump Golf Links, Ferry Point, New York (m)

73. Golden Horseshoe (Gold), Williamsburg, Virginia (m)

74. Cascata, Boulder City, Nevada (m)

75. CordeValle, San Martin, California (m)

2016 - A view of hole no. 17 at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif.

A view of hole No. 17 at CordeValle in San Martin, California.

76. Tetherow, Bend, Oregon (m)

77. Quintero GC, Peoria, Arizona (m)

78. Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend, Oregon (m)

79. The Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas (m)

No. 13 of the Rawls Course at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas.

80. Black Jack’s Crossing, Lajitas, Texas (m)

81. Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando (m)

82. Pine Dunes Resort & Golf Club, Frankston, Texas (m)

83. The Broadmoor (East), Colorado Springs, Colorado (c)

84. Tobacco Road, Sanford, North Carolina (m)

85. Princeville, Makai Kauai, Hawaii (m)

86. The Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Tower, Minnesota (m)

87. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, GC Kona, Hawaii (m)

The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel GC in Kona, Hawaii.

88. Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain (Saguaro/Tortolita), Marana, Arizona (m)

89. Buffalo Ridge Springs, Hollister, Missouri (m)

90. Salish Cliffs, Shelton, Washington (m)

91. Wickenburg Ranch, Wickenburg, Arizona (m)

92. PGA West (Stadium), La Quinta, California (m)

An overview of PGA West (Stadium) in La Quinta, California.

93. SentryWorld, Stevens Point, Wisconsin (m)

94. FarmLinks at Pursell Farms, Sylacauga, Alabama (m)

95. Gull Lake View GC & Resort (Stoatin Brae), Augusta, Michigan (m)

96. Barona Creek, Lakeside, California (m)

Barona Creek Golf Club in Lakeside, California.

97. Wolf Creek, Mesquite, Nevada (m)

98. Innisbrook (Copperhead), Tarpon Springs, Florida (m)

99. Links at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, California (m)

100. Nemacolin Woodlands (Mystic Rock), Farmington, Pennsylvania (m)

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