Top 100 Courses in the World

December 4, 2014

A panel of 100 voters from 17 countries evaluated a ballot of 464 candidates to determine our Top 100 Courses in the World. Everyone from PGA Tour legends to world-renowned architects to golf-industry leaders weighed in, and the result is an authoritative assessment of the best courses our game has to offer.

1. Pine Valley Pine Valley, N.J. U.S.

2. Cypress Point Pebble Beach, Calif. U.S.

3. Augusta National Augusta, Ga. U.S.

4. St. Andrews (Old Course) St. Andrews, Scotland

5. Shinnecock Hills Southampton, N.Y. U.S.

6. Royal County Down Newcastle, N. Ireland

7. Pebble Beach Pebble Beach, Calif. U.S.

8. Oakmont Oakmont, Pa. U.S.

9. Merion (East) Ardmore, Pa. U.S.

10. Muirfield Gullane, Scotland

11. National Golf Links of America Southampton, N.Y. U.S.

12. Sand Hills Mullen, Neb. U.S.

13. Royal Melbourne (West) Melbourne, Australia

14. Royal Dornoch (Championship) Dornoch, Scotland

15. Royal Portrush (Dunluce) Portrush, N. Ireland

16. Pinehurst (No. 2) Pinehurst, N.C. U.S.

17. Ballybunion (Old) Ballybunion, Ireland

18. Turnberry (Ailsa) Turnberry, Scotland

19. Crystal Downs Frankfort, Mich. U.S.

20. Pacific Dunes Bandon, Ore. U.S.

21. Winged Foot (West) Mamaroneck, N.Y. U.S.

22. Seminole Juno Beach, Fla. U.S.

23. Carnoustie (Championship) Carnoustie, Scotland

24. Fishers Island Fishers Island, N.Y. U.S.

25. Chicago Wheaton, Ill. U.S.

26. Prairie Dunes Hutchinson, Kan. U.S.

27. San Francisco San Francisco, Calif. U.S.

28. Kingston Heath Melbourne, Australia

29. Royal St. George’s Sandwich, England

30. Los Angeles (North) Los Angeles, Calif. U.S.

31. Royal Birkdale Southport, England

32. Friar’s Head Baiting Hollow, N.Y. U.S.

33. Riviera Pacific Palisades, Calif. U.S.

34. Barnbougle Dunes Bridport, Australia

35. Oakland Hills (South) Bloomfield Hills, Mich. U.S.

36. Bethpage (Black) Farmingdale, N.Y. U.S.

37. Hirono Kobe, Japan

38. Cape Kidnappers Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

39. Sunningdale (Old) Sunningdale, England

40. Lahinch (Old) Lahinch, Ireland

41. New South Wales La Perouse, Australia

42. The Country Club (Clyde/Squirrel) Brookline, Mass. U.S.

43. Kiawah Island (Ocean) Kiawah Island, S.C. U.S.

44. Royal Troon (Old) Troon, Scotland

45. Nine Bridges Jeju Island, South Korea

46. Casa de Campo (Teeth of the Dog) La Romana, Dominican Republic

47. Garden City Golf Club Garden City, N.Y. U.S.

48. Muirfield Village Dublin, Ohio U.S.

49. Whistling Straits (Straits) Haven, Wisc. U.S.

50. Trump International Golf Links Aberdeen, Scotland

51. Baltusrol (Lower) Springfield, N.J. U.S.

52. Diamante (Dunes) Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

53. Morfontaine Senlis, France

54. Portmarnock (Old) Portmarnock, Ireland

55. Kingsbarns St. Andrews, Scotland

56. Castle Stuart Inverness, Scotland

57. Olympic (Lake) San Francisco, Calif. U.S.

58. TPC Sawgrass (Players) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. U.S.

59. Royal Lytham & St. Annes Lytham St. Annes, England

60. Oak Hill (East) Rochester, N.Y. U.S.

61. Shoreacres Lake Bluff, Ill. U.S.

62. Woodhall Spa (Hotchkin) Woodhall Spa, England

63. Bandon Dunes Bandon, Ore. U.S.

64. Southern Hills Tulsa, Okla. U.S.

65. Oitavos Dunes Cascais, Portugal

66. The Golf Club New Albany, Ohio U.S.

67. Maidstone East Hampton, N.Y. U.S.

68. North Berwick (West) North Berwick, Scotland

69. Royal Liverpool Hoylake, England

70. Camargo Indian Hill, Ohio U.S.

71. Kawana (Fuji) Kawana, Japan

72. Barnbougle Lost Farm Bridport, Australia

73. Quaker Ridge Scarsdale, N.Y. U.S.

74. Kauri Cliffs Kerikeri, New Zealand

75. Ballyneal Holyoke, Colo. U.S.

76. Waterville Waterville, Ireland

77. Somerset Hills Bernardsville, N.J. U.S.

78. Shanqin Bay Boao, Hainan Island, China

79. Cruden Bay Cruden Bay, Scotland

80. Walton Heath (Old) Tadworth, England

81. Harbour Town Hilton Head Island, S.C. U.S.

82. Cabot Links Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada

83. Inverness Toledo, Ohio U.S.

84. Ganton Ganton, England

85. Medinah (No. 3) Medinah, Ill. U.S.

86. European Club Brittas Bay, Ireland

87. St. George’s Islington, Ontario, Canada

88. Old Macdonald Bandon, Ore. U.S.

89. Loch Lomond Luss, Scotland

90. Old Sandwich Plymouth, Mass. U.S.

91. Machrihanish Machrihanish, Scotland

92. Swinley Forest Ascot, England

93. Tokyo Tokyo, Japan

94. Royal Melbourne (East) Melbourne, Australia

95. Royal Porthcawl Porthcawl, Wales

96. Rye Camber, England

97. Cabo del Sol (Ocean) Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

98. Valderrama Sotogrande, Spain

99. Royal Adelaide Adelaide, Australia

100. Durban Country Club Durban, South Africa