Pine Valley Golf Club -- Pine Valley, N.J.
Routinely ranked as the finest layout on the planet (currently No. 1 on Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the World), the course sits at the pinnacle of insider prestige. But that's not all that makes it hard to penetrate. Pine Valley members, who number more than 900, are scattered around the world, and their guests are not allowed to play the course without them. To land a tee time, you not only need connections, but you also need to coordinate some very busy schedules.