Courses and Travel
GOLF's 2017-18 ranking of the Top 100 Courses in the World
Our 18th biennial celebration of the Top 100 Courses in the U.S. and the World is a global blast—even if it's not exactly a surprise party. Ever-brilliant Pine Valley maintains its unshakable hold on the No. 1 spot, with dreamy Cypress Point and dramatic St. Andrews a solid 2 and 3. But as always, there are gate crashers: Tom Doak's Tara Iti, in New Zealand, makes one of our highest debuts ever, and Wisconsin's Sand Valley, a Coore/Crenshaw stunner, takes the rookie prize here in the states. A mix of the old, the new and the newly rediscovered infuses this Top 100 with diversity. Did your favorites make the list? Scroll down to find out. Text by Joe Passov.