New golf courses on Golf Magazine’s ranking of the Top 100 Courses in the U.S. and the Top 100 Courses in the World

1 of 9 David McLay Kidd
New and Improved Here is a look at some of the new additions to the Top 100 Courses in the U.S. and the World. NANEA#44 in the U.S.#76 in the World Our top new American course is an ultra-private enclave on the Big Island of Hawaii, just up-mountain from the Four Seasons Resort in Kailua-Kona. Bandon Dunes architect David McLay Kidd etched a links-style layout from the side of a mountain atop volcanic lava. The result is a firm, fast track with elevated views of the Pacific from every hole. At 7,503 yards, par 73, it's enough golf to test anyone, but the real challenge is solving Kidd's pay-me-now-or-pay-me-later puzzles that come in the form of ornery bunkers, clever angles, significant slopes and hard-to-read greens. • Course Finder Profile
2 of 9 Dick Durrance II
BALLYNEAL#46 in the U.S.#82 in the World Tom Doak may espouse a lay-of-the land design mentality, but he kicked it up several notches at this 2006 effort in the remote badlands of northeastern Colorado. Tall dunes dotted with sagebrush and yucca lead some to call this the Ballybunion of the Rockies.The 7,147-yard, par-71 circuit sports central carry bunkers on several holes, and the occasional historical homage, such as the boomerang green at the seventh that he borrowed from his home course, the Alister MacKenzie-designed Crystal Downs.• Course Finder Profile
3 of 9 LC Lambrecht
SEBONACK#76 in the U.S. Somehow, the divergent backgrounds, personalities and design philosophies of Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak meshed to create this seaside gem that sits astride National Golf Links of America and just down the road from Shinnecock Hills. Sebonack holds its own quite nicely, owing to such memorable holes as the downhill, dogleg left 11th, which runs toward Great Peconic Bay, as well as an enviable collection of risk/reward tests, including the short, bunker-strewn par-4 fifth and the superb par-5 18th, with the bay beckoning up the left side. • Course Finder Profile
4 of 9 Taku Miyamoto
NORTH BERWICK (WEST LINKS)#98 in the World For pure quirk, this ancient Scottish configuration may be exceeded only by Prestwick among the classic courses of the U.K., but few layouts have been more influential — or fun to play, for that matter. Its infamous par-3 15th hole, "Redan," is one of golf's most copied, but the scooped out green at the 16th is even more outrageous. Holes such as the par 4 13th, called "The Pit," whose green sits just on the other side of a low stone wall and the 14th, "Perfection," whose approach shot plays to a beachside green, are both wacky and wonderful. • Course Finder Profile Also new to the Top 100 lists • Old Sandwich, #45 in the U.S., #77 in the World • Swinley Forest, #95 in the World • Machrihanish, #97 in the World
5 of 9 John & Jeannine Henebry
CASTLE PINES#85 in the U.S. Founder Jack Vickers may have lost his PGA Tour stop, but the course that played host to the International from 1986 to 2006 is basking in renewed appreciation. It was never an easy walk at this hilly 1981 Jack Nicklaus design south of Denver, which climbs to 6,600 feet, but the course was always loaded with stunning par 4s, notably the watery uphill ninth, the downhill, Augusta-like 10th, and the colorful 12th, with its flower-edged cascades to the left of the green. Vickers' constant tweaking has apparently paid off, especially on the par-5 eighth, with its redesigned green leading to more options, and on the par-5 14th, where a lake added to the left of the green has amped up the excitement quotient. • Course Finder Profile
6 of 9 John & Jeannine Henebry
JUPITER HILLS#93 in the U.S. Back on our list after a six-year hiatus, this George Fazio design on Florida's Atlantic coast, just north of Palm Beach, has rekindled interest thanks to a recent Tom Fazio touch-up. William Clay Ford and Bob Hope were among the club founders in 1970 when the course made an instant splash with its resemblance to Pine Valley, where George Fazio had been the longtime pro. Seventy feet of elevation change and stands of hardwoods made it unusual for a Florida course. Our panelists were mixed in their reactions to the changes, but those in favor were gaga over them. However, it was unanimous that conditioning has improved immensely and that, for many, the course "fits the land like a comfortable old shoe."• Course Finder Profile
7 of 9 John & Jeannine Henebry
BUTLER NATIONAL#97 in the U.S. Yet another George Fazio course given a recent facelift by nephew Tom (and one that rejoins the Top 100 following a six-year absence). Butler is an all-male club in suburban Chicago that placed as high as No. 62 on our World list in 1989, its second-to-last year hosting the PGA Tour's Western Open, where it was rated as the toughest track on Tour. A graceful parkland layout menaced by numerous water hazards, Butler's nasty par-4 18th is a bucolic, yet much feared closer, with a creek that snakes up the left side of the green. Our panelists were smitten with the club's recent tree-thinning project, as well as the repositioning and deepening of bunkers. • Course Finder Profile
8 of 9 John & Jeannine Henebry
MAYACAMA#98 in the U.S. It's easy to designate this six-year-old Jack Nicklaus design as vintage — after all, the club was created to celebrate the Sonoma and Napa Valley's top winemakers.The course hopscotches creeks and wetlands and packs a hangover- inducing slope of 153 to go with its un-Nicklaus-like back tee measurement of 6,761 yards.• Course Finder Profile
9 of 9 LC Lambrecht
ROYAL MELBOURNE (EAST)#72 in the World The Sandbelt sister to the more famous West boasts six holes that were utilized on the Composite course, the best of which, Nos. 3, 4, 17 and 18, comprised the finish. Alex Russell and Vern Morcom, who apprenticed under MacKenzie in his 1926 visit, laid out the East in 1932, but the differences in quality are subtle. The East may suffer from less dramatic terrain than its sibling, but its bunkering, green complexes and shot values are equally compelling. • Course Finder Profile