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GOLF DIGEST TOP 100 GOLF COURSES

America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses - 2004

 


Established in 1966, Golf Digest's survey of America's 100 Greatest remains the oldest and most respected golf course ranking in the game. Based on extensive play and scrutiny of thousands of courses over the past two years, this is the 20th edition of the ultimate honor paid to American golf course architecture.

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1. PINE VALLEY GOLF CLUB
Pine Valley, N.J.-- George Crump & H.S. Colt (1918)

2. AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB
Augusta, Ga.-- Alister Mackenzie & Bobby Jones (1933)

3. CYPRESS POINT CLUB
Pebble Beach, Calif. -- Alister Mackenzie & Robert Hunter (1928)

4. OAKMONT COUNTRY CLUB
Oakmont, Pa. -- Henry Fownes (1903)

5. PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS

Pebble Beach, Calif.-- Jack Neville & Douglas Grant (1919)

6. SHINNECOCK HILLS GOLF CLUB
Southampton, N.Y. -- William Flynn (1931)

7. MERION GOLF CLUB (East)
Ardmore, Pa. -- Hugh Wilson (1912)

8. OAKLAND HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (South)
Bloomfield Hills, Mich. --- D. Ross (1918)/R.T. Jones (1950)

9. WINGED FOOT GOLF CLUB (West)
Mamaroneck, N.Y. -- A.W. Tillinghast (1923)

10. OAK HILL COUNTRY CLUB (East)
Rochester, N.Y. -- Donald Ross (1925)

11. THE COUNTRY CLUB (Clyde/Squirrel)
Brookline, Mass. -- Willie Campbell (1895)/Alex Campell (1902)

12. PINEHURST RESORT & COUNTRY CLUB (No. 2)
Pinehurst, N.C. -- Donald Ross (1935)

13. MEDINAH COUNTRY CLUB (No. 3)
Medinah, Ill. -- Tom Bendelow (1928)

14. SEMINOLE GOLF CLUB

North Palm Beach, Fla. -- Donald Ross (1929)

15. SOUTHERN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB

Tulsa, Okla. -- Perry Maxwell (1936)

16. THE OLYMPIC CLUB (Lake)

San Francisco -- Sam Whiting (1928)

17. INVERNESS CLUB

Toledo, Ohio -- Donald Ross (1919)

18. MUIRFIELD VILLAGE GOLF CLUB

Dublin, Ohio -- Jack Nicklaus & Desmond Muirhead (1974)

19. NATIONAL GOLF LINKS

Southampton, N.Y.-- C.B. Macdonald (1911)

20. QUAKER RIDGE GOLF CLUB
Scarsdale, N.Y.-- A.W. Tillinghast (1926)

21. CHERRY HILLS COUNTRY CLUB
Englewood, Colo. -- William S. Flynn (1923)

22. BALTUSROL GOLF CLUB (Lower)
Springfield, N.J. -- A.W. Tillinghast (1922)

23. CRYSTAL DOWNS COUNTRY CLUB

Frankfort, Mich. -- Alister Mackenzie & Perry Maxwell (1931)

24. OLYMPIA FIELDS COUNTRY CLUB (North)
Olympia Fields, Ill. -- Willie Park Jr. (1922)

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25. PRAIRIE DUNES COUNTRY CLUB

Hutchinson, Kan. -- Perry Maxwell (1937)/Press Maxwell (1957)

26. RIVIERA COUNTRY CLUB
Pacific Palisades, Calif. -- George C. Thomas Jr. & W.P. Bell (1926)

27. LOS ANGELES COUNTRY CLUB (North)

Los Angeles -- George C. Thomas Jr. (1921)

28. SAN FRANCISCO GOLF CLUB

San Francisco -- A.W. Tillinghast (1918)

29. GARDEN CITY GOLF CLUB

Garden City, N.Y. -- Devereux Emmet (1899)

30. BETHPAGE GOLF CSE. (Black)
Farmingdale, N.Y. -- Joseph H. Burbeck & A.W. Tillinghast (1936)

31. SCIOTO COUNTRY CLUB
Columbus, Ohio -- Donald Ross (1916)

32. WINGED FOOT GOLF CLUB (East)

Mamaroneck, N.Y. -- A.W. Tillinghast (1923)

33. CHICAGO GOLF CLUB
Wheaton, Ill. -- C.B. Macdonald (1894)/Seth Raynor (1923)

34. FISHERS ISLAND CLUB
Fishers Island, N.Y. -- Seth Raynor & Charles Banks (1926)

35. COLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB
Fort Worth -- John Bredemus (1936)

36. INTERLACHEN COUNTRY CLUB
Edina, Minn. -- Willie Watson (1911)

37. WADE HAMPTON GOLF CLUB

Cashiers, N.C. -- Tom Fazio (1987)

38. SAND HILLS GOLF CLUB
Mullen, Neb. -- Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (1994)

39. THE HOMESTEAD (Cascades)
Hot Springs, Va. -- William Flynn (1923)

40. MILWAUKEE COUNTRY CLUB
River Hills, Wis. -- H.S. Colt & C.H. Alison (1929)

41. SOMERSET HILLS COUNTRY CLUB
Bernardsville, N.J.-- A.W. Tillinghast (1918)

42. BUTLER NATIONAL GOLF CLUB
Oak Brook, Ill. -- George & Tom Fazio (1974)

43. SPYGLASS HILL
Pebble Beach, Calif. -- Robert Trent Jones (1966)

44. WANNAMOISETT COUNTRY CLUB
Rumford, R.I. -- Donald Ross (1916)

45. PLAINFIELD COUNTRY CLUB
Plainfield, N.J. -- Donald Ross (1921)

46. CANTERBURY GOLF CLUB
Beachwood, Ohio -- Herbert Strong (1922)

47. PACIFIC DUNES
Bandon, Ore. -- Tom Doak (2001)

48. SHADOW CREEK
North Las Vegas, Nev. -- Tom Fazio (1990)

49. VICTORIA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB
Newburgh, Ind. -- Tom Fazio (1998)

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50. KITTANSETT CLUB
Marion, Mass. -- William Flynn & Frederic Hood (1922)

51. PEACHTREE GOLF CLUB
Atlanta -- Robert Trent Jones & Bobby Jones (1947)

52. ARONIMINK GOLF CLUB

Newtown Square, Pa.-- Donald Ross (1928)

53. HAZELTINE NATIONAL GOLF CLUB
Chaska, Minn.-- Robert Trent Jones (1962)

54. CROOKED STICK GOLF CLUB
Carmel, Ind.-- Pete Dye (1964)

55. BALTIMORE COUNTRY CLUB (East)
Timonium, Md.-- A.W. Tillinghast (1926)

56. MAIDSTONE CLUB
East Hampton, N.Y.-- Willie Park Jr. & Jack Park (1924)

57. THE GOLF CLUB
New Albany, Ohio-- Pete Dye (1967)

58. THE HONORS COURSE
Chattanooga-- Pete Dye (1983)

59. LAUREL VALLEY GOLF CLUB
Ligonier, Pa.-- Dick Wilson (1960)

60. COG HILL GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (No. 4)
Lemont, Ill.-- Dick Wilson & Joe Lee (1964)

61. BELLERIVE COUNTRY CLUB
St. Louis-- Robert Trent Jones (1960)

62. BANDON DUNES
Bandon, Ore.-- David McLay Kidd (1999)

63. CONGRESSIONAL COUNTRY CLUB (Blue)
Bethesda, Md.-- Robert Trent Jones (1962)

64. SHOAL CREEK
Shoal Creek, Ala.-- Jack Nicklaus (1977)

65. HARBOUR TOWN GOLF LINKS
Hilton Head Island, S.C.-- Pete Dye & Jack Nicklaus (1969)

66. CAMARGO CLUB
Indian Hill, Ohio-- Seth Raynor (1921)

67. TPC AT SAWGRASS (Stadium)
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.-- Pete Dye (1981)

68. CASTLE PINES GOLF CLUB
Castle Rock, Colo.-- Jack Nicklaus (1981)

69. SALEM COUNTRY CLUB
Peabody, Mass.-- Donald Ross (1926)

70. THE OCEAN COURSE
Kiawah Island, S.C.-- Pete Dye (1991)

71. WHISTLING STRAITS (Straits)
Haven, Wis.-- Pete Dye (1998)

72. FOREST HIGHLANDS GOLF CLUB (Canyon)
Flagstaff, Ariz.-- Jay Morrish & Tom Weiskopf (1988)

73. PRINCE COURSE
Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii-- Robert Trent Jones Jr. (1990)

74. EAST LAKE GOLF CLUB
Atlanta -- Donald Ross (1915)/Rees Jones (1995)

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75. JUPITER HILLS CLUB (Hills)
Tequesta, Fla.-- George Fazio (1970)

76. POINT O'WOODS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Benton Harbor, Mich.-- Robert Trent Jones (1958)

77. LONG COVE CLUB
Hilton Head Island, S.C.-- Pete Dye (1981)

78. THE DUNES GOLF & BEACH C.
Myrtle Beach, S.C.-- Robert Trent Jones (1949)

79. BLACKWOLF RUN (River)
Kohler, Wis.-- Pete Dye (1990)

80. DESERT FOREST GOLF CLUB
Carefree, Ariz.-- Red Lawrence (1962)

81. PINE TREE GOLF CLUB
Boynton Beach, Fla.-- Dick Wilson, Joe Lee (1962)

82. SHOREACRES
Lake Bluff, Ill.-- Seth Raynor (1921)

83. EUGENE COUNTRY CLUB

Eugene, Ore.-- Robert Trent Jones (1967)

84. MAUNA KEA GOLF COURSE
Kohala Coast, Hawaii-- Robert Trent Jones (1965)

85. DOUBLE EAGLE CLUB
Galena, Ohio-- Jay Morrish & Tom Weiskopf (1992)

86. ATLANTA COUNTRY CLUB
Marietta, Ga.-- Willard Byrd (1964)

87. VALHALLA GOLF CLUB
Louisville, Ky.-- Jack Nicklaus (1986)

88. THE QUARRY AT LA QUINTA
La Quinta, Calif.-- Tom Fazio (1994)

89. STANWICH CLUB
Greenwich, Conn.-- William & David Gordon (1964)

90. OLD WARSON COUNTRY CLUB
St. Louis-- Robert Trent Jones (1955)

91. PASATIEMPO GOLF CLUB
Santa Cruz, Calif.-- Alister Mackenzie (1929)

92. GRANDFATHER GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Linville, N.C.-- Ellis Maples (1968)

93. NCR COUNTRY CLUB (South)
Kettering, Ohio-- Dick Wilson (1954)

94. GREENVILLE COUNTRY CLUB (Chanticleer)
Greenville, S.C.-- Robert Trent Jones (1970)

95. BLACK DIAMOND RANCH GOLF CLUB (Quarry)
Lecanto, Fla.-- Tom Fazio (1988)

96. OCEAN FOREST GOLF CLUB
Sea Island, Ga.-- Rees Jones (1995)

97. THE ESTANCIA CLUB
Scottsdale-- Tom Fazio (1995)

98. SAHALEE COUNTRY CLUB (South/North)
Sammanish, Wash.-- Ted Robinson (1969)

99. RICH HARVEST LINKS
Sugar Grove, Ill.-- Jerry Rich & Greg Martin (1999)

100. SYCAMORE HILLS GOLF CLUB
Fort Wayne, Ind.-- Jack Nicklaus (1989)



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