Top 100 Courses in the U.S. and the World

Top 100 Courses in the U.S. and the World

national_660x220_0.jpg
National Golf Links of America, No. 12 in the World and No. 9 in the U.S.
Patrick Drickey/Stonehouse Golf

Our 15th biennial edition of the Top 100 Courses in the U.S.
and the World celebrates consistency and tradition, with the
top 12 courses on our World list retaining their 2009 rankings.

Pine Valley repeated as No. 1, actually widening its lead
over runner-up Cypress Point. Other stalwarts advanced
with the help of inspired renovations. Pinehurst No. 2 snuck
into the U.S. top 10 thanks to a bold restoration that dramatically
altered its look and playability. And Los Angeles
Country Club’s North course climbed 13 spots on our World
list following a brilliant retro reworking of greens, bunkers,
width and strategy.

Further down the World list a handful
of newcomers make their debuts, including a quartet of seaside
layouts that span the globe: Castle Stuart in Scotland,
Diamante in Mexico, Old Macdonald in Oregon and Barnbougle
Lost Farm in Australia. What other designs made the cut in the
game’s most respected course rankings? Click on the links below to find out.

Top 100 Courses in the U.S. | Top 100 Courses in the World