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The 50 Greatest Courses of the Last 50 Years

GOLF Magazine's World Top 100 Course Ranking Panel has compiled a list of the 50 greatest golf courses of the last 50 years, and we've plotted them on this interactive map. Click below to explore the top 50 and learn more about the courses. (Scroll down to see the list.)

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The List of 50 Greatest Courses of the Last 50 Years 1. Sand Hills
Mullen, Neb. 11. Kingsbarns
St. Andrews, Scotland 21. Shadow Creek
North Las Vegas, Nev. 31. Pete Dye Golf Club
Bridgeport, W.V. 41. Hazeltine National
Chaska, Minn. 2. Pacific Dunes
Bandon, Ore. 12. Bandon Dunes
Bandon, Ore. 22. Sebonack
Southampton, N.Y. 32. Nanea
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 42. Jupiter Hills (Hills)
Tequesta, Fla. 3. Whistling Straits (Straits)
Haven, Wis. 13. Loch Lomond
Luss, Scotland 23. Spyglass Hill
Pebble Beach, Calif. 33. Bandon Trails
Bandon, Ore. 43. National Golf Club
Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada 4. Cape Kidnappers
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand 14. The Golf Club
New Albany, Ohio 24. Ballyneal
Holyoke, Colo. 34. Ocean Forest
Sea Island, Ga. 44. Ellerston
Hunter Valley, Australia 5. Barnbougle Dunes
Bridport, Australia 15. Valderrama
Sotogrande, Spain 25. Old Sandwich
Plymouth, Mass. 35. Desert Forest
Carefree, Ariz. 45. Trump National (Old)
Bedminster, N.J. 6. Friar's Head
Baiting Hollow, N.Y. 16. The European Club
Brittas Bay, Ireland 26. The Honors Course
Ooltewah, Tenn. 36. Double Eagle
Galena, Ohio 46. Long Cove
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 7. Muirfield Village
Dublin, Ohio 17. Harbour Town
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 27. Chambers Bay
University Place, Wash. 37. World Woods (Pine Barrens)
Brooksville, Fla. 47. Oitavos Dunes
Cascais, Portugal 8. Casa de Campo (Teeth of the Dog)
La Romana, Dominican Republic 18. Kauri Cliffs
Kerikeri, New Zealand 28. Calusa Pines
Naples, Fla. 38. Black Diamond Ranch (Quarry)
Lecanto, Fla. 48. Mayacama
Santa Rosa, Calif. 9. TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium)
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 19. Cabo del Sol (Ocean)
Los Cabos, Mexico 29. Wade Hampton
Cashiers, N.C. 39. Blackwolf Run (River)
Kohler, Wis. 49. Spring City (Lake)
Kunming, China 10. The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island
Kiawah Island, S.C. 20. Nine Bridges
Jeju Island, South Korea 30. Waterville
Waterville, Ireland 40. Castle Pines
Castle Rock, Colo. 50. The Club at Black Rock
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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