49. Wynn Las Vegas
Master showman Steve Wynn waited 16 years to unveil his successor to Shadow Creek, and his right-on-the-Strip, Tom Fazio layout is on the money.
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53. May River at Palmetto Bluff
A quiet stunner along the river banks near Hilton head embodies the evolution in Jack Nicklaus design style, with an emphasis on Old World Subtlety.
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Jim Engh’s hilly, windswept romp 10 miles from Bismark features eight holes that skirt Burnt Creek and plenty of Engh’s trademark long, squiggly bunkers.
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64. Shenandoah at Turning Stone
When he’s not ironing out Phil Mickelson’s swing, Rick Smith designs some pretty smooth courses, such as the first layout for the Oneida nation, 30 miles east of Syracuse.
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Thirty miles south of San Jose in the heart of dot-com country, this Robert Trent Jones Jr. course sports artfully sculpted bunkers and vineyard views.
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72. Pinehills (Nicklaus)
Glacier-carved elevation changes and a forest of white pines from the backdrop for this 2002 Jack Nicklaus design not far from where the Pilgrims landed.
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Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry crafted a course so good that folks leave Chicago’s treasure trove of public golf and drive two hours to play here.
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80. Lakota Canyon Ranch
Colorado is brimminwith spectacularar Jim Engh public-access designs, but this ravine-strewn layout 50 miles northwest of Aspen might be the best.
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83. Rustic Canyon
The team of Gil Hanse, Jim Wagner and Geoff Shackelford collaborated for a throwback layout north of Los Angeles that employs fast conditions and bold bunkering.
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84. Old Works
Black-slag bunkers highlight thimassivelyyy long but incredibly inexpensive Jack Nicklaus design, which was built on a Superfund site that once housed a copper smelting plant.
Greens fee: $29-57
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95. Barefoot resort (Love)
Myrtle Beach’s Barefoot resort boasts courses from heavyweight designers like Tom Fazio, Pete Dye and Greg Norman, but Davis Love’s imaginative layout wins best in show.
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97. Lake of Isles (North)
Foxwoods is one of the top casinos anywhere, but it wasn’t until Rees Jones worked his magic on a watery, rocky site that it had a golf course to match.
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100. Gold Mountain (Olympic)
Across the Puget Sound west of Seattle, John Harbottle III routed this bargain-priced layout, which hosted the 2006 U.S. Amateur Public Links.
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