Peter Kostis: My Top 10 Courses

1 of 10 Mark Newcombe/Visions In Golf
My reason for this list is quite simple. All these courses play differently from day to day. All can be played with a variety of strategies based on conditions,hole and tee placement. Pine Valley is unique to this list in that the options are minimal but the requirement to hit the shot you choose or else makes it a great test. No. 1: St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland(No. 4 on Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the World)
2 of 10 Fred Vuich
No. 2: Shinnecock Hills, Southampton, N.Y. (No. 5 on Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the World)
3 of 10 AP
No. 3: Royal Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia (No. 13 on Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the World)
4 of 10 Pinehurst Resort
No. 4: Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, N.C. (No. 16 on Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the World)
5 of 10 Bob Martin/SI
No. 4: Turnberry, Turnberry, Scotland(No. 18 on Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the World)
6 of 10 LC Lambrecht
No. 5: National Golf Links of America, Southampton, N.Y. (No. 11 on Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the World)
7 of 10 LC Lambrecht
No. 6: Pine Valley, Pine Valley, N.J. (No. 1 on Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the World)
8 of 10 Getty Images
No. 7: Royal County Down, Newcastle, Northern Ireland (No. 6 on Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the World)
9 of 10 Getty Images
No. 9: Chicago Golf Club, Wheaton, Ill. (No. 25 on Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the World)
10 of 10 John Mummert/USGA
No. 10: Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach, Calif. (No. 7 on Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the World)