3. Southport and Ainsdale -- England (1933, 1937) Some might nominate the 1957 site, Lindrick, for this spot, which was a short, inland, parkland course twice crossed by roads. It was picked on the strength of one quality, according to David Feherty, "a rich benefactor." Yet, S&A, as the locals call it, wallows in its own sort of mediocrity. It boasts dunes, but they aren't all that dramatic, and the one celebrated hole, the par-5 16th, was once dismissed by Tom Doak as "a letdown, like the rest of the course."