Top 100 Courses in the World (2005)



1. Pine Valley Clementon, NJ
Designer: Crump/Colt, 1918

2. Cypress Point Pebble Beach, CA
Designer: Mackenzie, 1928

3. St. Andrews (Old Course) St. Andrews, Scotland
Designer: 15th century

4. Augusta National Augusta, GA
Designer: Mackenzie/Bobby Jones, 1932

5. Shinnecock Hills Southampton, NY
Designer: Toomey/Flynn, 1931

6. Pebble Beach Pebble Beach, CA
Designer: Neville/Grant, 1919; Egan

7. Muirfield Gullane, Scotland
Designer: T. Morris, 1891; Colt, Simpson

8. Sand Hills Mullen, NE
Designer: Coore/Crenshaw, 1995

9. Royal County Down Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Designer: T. Morris, 1889; Dunn, Vardon

10. Royal Melbourne (Composite) Melbourne, Australia
Designer: Mackenzie/Russell, 1926

11. Merion (East) Ardmore, PA
Designer: H. Wilson, 1912

12. Royal Portrush (Dunluce) Portrush, Northern Ireland
Designer: Colt, 1929

13. Pacific Dunes Bandon, OR
Designer: Doak, 2001

14. Oakmont Oakmont, PA
Designer: Fownes, 1903

15. Royal Dornoch Dornoch, Scotland
Designer: T. Morris, 1886; Sutherland, Duncan

16. Ballybunion (Old) Ballybunion, Ireland
Designer: Murphy, 1906; Simpson, Gourlay

17. Turnberry (Ailsa) Turnberry, Scotland
Designer: P.M. Ross, 1906

18. Pinehurst (No. 2) Pinehurst, NC
Designer: D. Ross, 1903-35

19. National Golf Links of America Southampton, NY
Designer: Macdonald, 1911

20. Kingston Heath Cheltenham, Australia
Designer: Soutar, 1925; Mackenzie

21. Carnoustie (Championship) Carnoustie, Scotland
Designer: Robertson, 1842; Park, Braid

22. Seminole North Palm Beach, FL
Designer: D. Ross, 1929; D. Wilson

23. Crystal Downs Frankfort, MI
Designer: Mackenzie/Maxwell, 1929

24. San Francisco San Francisco, CA
Designer: Tillinghast, 1915

25. Prairie Dunes Hutchinson, KS
Designer:Maxwell, 1935-56

26. Winged Foot (West) Mamaroneck, NY
Designer: Tillinghast, 1923

27. Cape Kidnappers Hawk's Bay, New Zealand
Designer: Doak, 2004

28. Fishers Island Fishers Island, NY
Designer: Raynor, 1917

29. Oakland Hills (South) Bloomfield Hills, MI
Designer: D. Ross, 1917; R.T. Jones Sr.

30. Bethpage (Black) Farmingdale, NY
Designer: Tillinghast, 1936/Rees Jones,1998

31. Royal Birkdale Southport, England
Designer: Lowe, 1889; Hawtree/Taylor

32. Royal St. George's Sandwich, England
Designer: Purves, 1887; Mackenzie, Pennink

33. Chicago Wheaton, IL
Designer: Macdonald, 1895; Raynor

34. New South Wales La Perouse, Australia
Designer: Mackenzie, 1928

35. Hirono Kobe, Japan
Designer: C. Alison, 1932

36. The Country Club (Championship) Brookline, MA
Designer: Campbell, 1895; Flynn, Rees Jones

37. Riviera Pacific Palisades, CA
Designer: Thomas/Bell,1926

38. Muirfield Village Dublin, OH
Designer: Nicklaus/Muirhead, 1974

39. Oak Hill (East) Rochester, NY
Designer: D. Ross, 1926; R.T. Jones Sr, G. & T. Fazio

40. Royal Troon (Old) Troon, Scotland
Designer: Fernie, 1878; Braid

41. Casa de Campo (Teeth of Dog) La Romana, Dominican Republic
Designer: P. Dye, 1971

42. Baltusrol (Lower) Springfield, NJ
Designer: Tillinghast, 1922; R.T. Jones Sr.

43. Portmarnock Portmarnock, Ireland
Designer: G. Ross/Pickeman, 1894; Hawtree

44. Olympic (Lake) San Francisco, CA
Designer: Reid, 1917; Whiting, R.T. Jones Sr.

45. Southern Hills Tulsa, OK
Designer: Maxwell, 1935

46. Sunningdale (Old) Sunningdale, England
Designer: W. Park, 1901; Colt

47. Woodhall Spa Woodhall Spa, England
Designer: Hotchkin/Hutchison, 1905

48. Whistling Straits (Straits) Haven, WI
Designer: P. Dye, 1998

49. Barnbougle Bridport, Tasmania, Australia
Designer: Doak, 2004

50. TPC at Sawgrass (Stadium) Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Designer: P. Dye, 1981

51. Los Angeles (North) Los Angeles, CA
Designer: Thomas, 1921

52. Royal Lytham & St. Annes Lytham St. Annes, England
Designer: Lowe, 1886

53. The Golf Club New Albany, OH
Designer: P. Dye, 1967

54. Royal Adelaide Adelaide, Australia
Designer: Gardiner, 1904; Mackenzie

55. Medinah (No. 3) Medinah, IL
Designer: Bendelow, 1928; Collis, Packard

56. Kiawah Island (Ocean) Kiawah Island, SC
Designer: P. Dye, 1991

57. Morfontaine Senlis, France
Designer: Simpson, 1927

58. Kauri Cliffs Kaeo, New Zealand
Designer: D. Harmon, 2000

59. Harbour Town Hilton Head Island, SC
Designer: P. Dye/Nicklaus, 1969

60. Quaker Ridge Scarsdale, NY
Designer: Tillinghast, 1926; R.T. Jones Sr.

61. Winged Foot (East) Mamaroneck, NY
Designer: Tillinghast, 1923

62. Inverness Toledo, OH
Designer: D. Ross, 1919; G. & T. Fazio, Hills

63. Maidstone East Hampton, NY
Designer: W. & J. Park, 1891; Tucker

64. Garden City Garden City, NY
Designer: Emmet, 1898; Travis

65. Kingsbarns St. Andrews, Scotland
Designer: K. Phillips, 1999

66. Loch Lomond Luss, Scotland
Designer: Weiskopf/Morrish, 1994

67. Lahinch Lahinch, Ireland
Designer: T. Morris, 1893; Gibson, Mackenzie

68. Ganton Ganton, England
Designer: T. Dunn 1891; Colt, Cotton

69. Bandon Dunes Bandon, OR
Designer: D. Kidd, 1999

70. Valderrama Sotogrande, Spain
Designer: R.T. Jones Sr., 1975

71. Highlands Links Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia, Canada
Designer: Thompson, 1935; Cooke

72. Royal Liverpool Hoylake, England
Designer: G. Morris/Chambers, 1869; Pennink

73. Cabo del Sol (Ocean) Los Cabos, Mexico
Designer: Nicklaus, 1994

74. Friar's Head Baiting Hollow, NY
Designer: Coore/Crenshaw, 2003

75. Shoreacres Lake Bluff, IL
Designer: Raynor, 1919

76. Scioto Columbus, OH
Designer: D. Ross, 1916; D. Wilson

77. Somerset Hills Bernardsville, NJ
Designer: Tillinghast, 1917

78. Cruden Bay Cruden Bay, Scotland
Designer: Fowler/Simpson, 1926

79. Congressional (Blue) Bethesda, MD
Designer: Emmet, 1924; R.T. Jones Sr., Rees Jones

80. Kawana (Fuji) Kawana, Japan
Designer: C. Alison/Fujita, 1936

81. Durban Durban, South Africa
Designer: Waters/Waterman, 1922; Hotchkin

82. St. George's Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Designer: Thompson, 1929; Robinson

83. Shadow Creek North Las Vegas, NV
Designer: T. Fazio/Wynn, 1989

84. Hamilton Country Club (West/South) Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
Designer: Colt, 1914; Rees Jones

85. Wentworth (West) Virginia Water, England
Designer: Colt/Morrison, 1924

86. Bandon Trails Bandon, OR
Designer: Coore/Crenshaw, 2005

87. Trump National Bedminster, NJ
Designer: T. Fazio, 2004

88. Spyglass Hill Pebble Beach, CA
Designer: R.T. Jones Sr., 1966

89. Camargo Cincinnati, OH
Designer: Raynor, 1921

90. Ocean Forest Sea Island, GA
Designer: Rees Jones, 1995

91. European Club Brittas Bay, Ireland
Designer: Ruddy, 1992

92. Walton Heath (Old) Tadworth, England
Designer: Fowler, 1904

93. East Lake Atlanta, GA
Designer: Bendelow, 1910; D. Ross, Rees Jones

94. Tokyo Golf Club Sayama-City, Japan
Designer: Ohtani, 1940

95. Nine Bridges Jeju Island, South Korea
Designer: Fream, 2001

96. Wade Hampton Cashiers, NC
Designer: T. Fazio, 1987

97. Colonial Fort Worth, TX
Designer: Bredemus, 1935; Maxwell

98. Peachtree Atlanta, GA
Designer: R.T. Jones Sr./Bobby Jones, 1948

99. Homestead (Cascades) Hot Springs, VA
Designer: Flynn, 1923

100. Naruo Osaka, Japan
Designer: Crane, 1904; C. Alison
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