G-Mac: My 10 Favorite Courses

1 of 10 Larry Lambrecht
2010 U.S. Open champ Graeme McDowell gave his opinion on some of the top courses in our 2013 Top 100 rankings and described what makes them special. Pine Valley (No. 1 on Top 100 Courses in the World): "A very unique, mystical golf course. A joy to play." More Top 100 Courses in the World: 100-76 75-5150-2625-1
2 of 10 Fred Vuich / Sports Illustrated
Augusta National (No. 3 on Top 100 Courses in the World): "One of the few golf courses in the world that lives up to every expectation." More Top 100 Courses in the World: 100-76 75-5150-2625-1
3 of 10 David Cannon / Getty Images
St. Andrews, Old Course (No. 4 on Top 100 Courses in the World): "You sense history and tradition in every step you take." More Top 100 Courses in the World: 100-76 75-5150-2625-1
4 of 10 David Cannon / Getty Images
Royal County Down (No. 6 on Top 100 Courses in the World: "Stunning scenery and a fantastic test of golf." More Top 100 Courses in the World: 100-76 75-5150-2625-1
5 of 10 Kohjiro Kinno / Sports Illustrated
Pebble Beach (No. 7 on Top 100 Courses in the World): "I might be a little biased but just a special place." More Top 100 Courses in the World: 100-76 75-5150-2625-1
6 of 10 Fred Vuich / Sports Illustrated
Oakmont (No. 8 on Top 100 Courses in the World): "Old school architecture that has stood the test of time." More Top 100 Courses in the World: 100-76 75-5150-2625-1
7 of 10 David Cannon/Getty Images
Merion, East (No. 9 on Top 100 Courses in the World): "Incredibly testing 6,996 yards of golf." More Top 100 Courses in the World: 100-76 75-5150-2625-1
8 of 10 David Cannon/Getty Images
Muirfield (No. 10 on Top 100 Courses in the World: "It's the purest, fairest links test on the Open rotation." More Top 100 Courses in the World: 100-76 75-5150-2625-1
9 of 10 David Cannon/Getty Images
Royal Melbourne (No. 13 on Top 100 Courses in the World): "Snooker tables for greens and possibly the best bunkers in golf." More Top 100 Courses in the World: 100-76 75-5150-2625-1
10 of 10 David Cannon/Getty Images
Royal Portrush, Dunluce (No. 15 on Top 100 Courses in the World): "I grew up with Portrush on my doorstep. It's potentially good enough to get the Open back." More Top 100 Courses in the World: 100-76 75-5150-2625-1