1. St. Andrews (Castle), St. Andrews, Scotland
Many of the Don King-style tufted mounds dotting the fairways have thankfully been removed since the Castle course opened in 2008, and a few greens have been smoothed out, but this David McLay Kidd design still freaks out many a first-timer. Kidd enjoys vexing and even frustrating the player, as long as it's also a stimulating experience. I loved the routing and was okay with the playability (having a caddie helps), but I wished his crazy greens numbered only five or six, rather than all 18. Joe Six-Pack has enough trouble finding these putting surfaces without having to face a nervous breakdown on every one of them.