Golf Digest's 101 Greatest Courses in America

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pinehurst Number Four 4 Golf Course

Without further ado, we present you the greatest golf courses that America has to offer. The 2011 list is slightly different as it lists 101 courses since the team at Golf Digest just could not limit themselves to a round 100 this time around.

For you golf enthusiasts, see if you can guess the top 3 courses this year before clicking through. (hint: they are in New Jersey, New York, and Georgia, though not necessarily in that order…).


1. Augusta National Golf Club – August, Georgia
2. Pine Valley Golf Club– Pine Valley, New Jersey
3. Shinnecock Hills Golf Club – Southampton, New York
4. Oakmont Country Club – Oakmont, Pennsylvania
5. Cypress Point Club– Pebble Beach, California
6. Pebble Beach Golf Links – Pebble Beach, California
7. Merion Golf Club (East) – Ardmore, Pennsylvania
8. Winged Foot Golf Club (West) – Mamaroneck, New York
9. Sand Hills Golf Club – Mullen, Nebraska
10. National Golf Links of America – Southampton, New York
11. Fishers Island Club – Fishers Island, New York
12. Crystal Downs Country Club – Frankfort, Michigan
13. Seminole Golf Club – Juno Beach, Florida
14. The Alotian Club – Roland, Arkansas
15. Pacific Dunes – Bandon, Oregon
16. The Country Club (Clyde/Squirrel) – Brookline, Massachusetts
17. Chicago Golf Club – Wheaton, Illinois
18. Whistling Straits (Straits) – Haven, Wisconsin
19. Muirfield Village Golf Club – Dublin, Ohio
20. Wade Hampton Golf Club – Cashiers, North Carolina
21. Oak Hill Country Club (East) – Rochester, New York
22. Riviera Country Club – Pacific Palisades, California
23. Medinah Country Club (No.3) – Medinah, Illinois
24. Oakland Hills Country Club (South) –Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
25. Prairie Dunes Country Club – Hutchinson, Kansas

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26. The Ocean Course – Kiawah Island, South Carolina
27. The Olympic Club – San Francisco, California
28. Bandon Dunes – Bandon, Oregon
29. Castle Pines Golf Club – Castle Rock, Colorado
30. The Honors Course – Ooltewah, Tennessee
31. Shadow Creek Golf Course – North Las Vegas, Nevada
32. Baltursol Golf Club – Springfield, New Jersey
33. San Francisco Golf Club – San Francisco, California
34. Friar’s Head Golf Club – Baiting Hollow, New York
35. Victoria National Golf Club – Newburgh, Indiana
36. Bethpage State Park (Black) – Farmingdale, New York
37. Pinehurst Resort (No.2) – Pinehurst, North Carolina
38. Southern Hills Country Club – Tulsa, Oklahoma
39. Canyata Golf Club – Marshall, Illinois
40. The Golf Club – New Albany, Ohio
41. TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium) – Ponte Vedra Beach
42. The Golf Club at Black Rock – Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
43. Peachtree Golf Club – Atlanta, Georgia
44. Sebonack Golf Club – Southampton, New York
45. Pete Dye Golf Club – Bridgeport, West Virginia
46. Kinloch Golf Club – Manakin-Sabot, Virginia
47. Los Angeles Country Club – Los Angeles, California
48. Eagle Point Golf Club – Wilmington, North Carolina
49. Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club – Arcadia, Michigan
50. Sahalee Country Club – Sammamish, Washington
51. Interlachen Country Club – Edina, Minnesota
52. Spyglass Hill Golf Course – Pebble Beach, California
53. Garden City Golf Club – Garden City, New York
54. Butler National Golf Club – Oak Brook, Illinois
55. Laurel Valley Golf Club – Ligonier, Pennsylvania
56. Inverness Club – Toledo, Ohio
57. Milwaukee Country Club – River Hills, Wisconsin
58. Rich Harvest Links – Sugar Grove, Illinois
59. Dallas National Golf Club – Dallas, Texas
60. Olympia Fields Country Club (North) – Olympia Fields, Illinois
61. East Lake Golf Club – Atlanta, Georgia
62. The Estancia Club – Scottsdale, Arizona
63. Bandon Trails – Bandon, Oregon
64. Double Eagle Club – Galena, Ohio
65. Kittansett Club – Marion, Massachusetts
66. Scioto Country Club – Columbus, Ohio
67. Cherry Hills Country Club – Cherry Hills Village, Colorado
68. The Preserve Golf Club – Carmel, California
69. Sycamore Hills Golf Club – Fort Wayne, Indiana
70. Forest Highlands Golf Club (Canyon) – Flagstaff, Arizona
71. Blackwolf Run (River) – Kohler, Wisconsin
72. Shoal Creek Golf Course – Shoal Creek, Alabama
73. The Quarry at La Quinta – La Quinta, California
74. Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club – Cashiers, North Carolina
75. Flint Hills National Golf Club – Andover, Kansas
76. Plainfield Country Club – Plainfield, New Jersey
77. Congressional Country Club (Blue) – Bethesda, Maryland
78. Aronimink Golf Club – Newton Square, Pennsylvania
79. Calusa Pines Golf Club – Naples, Florida
80. Monterey Peninsula Country Club – Pebble Beach, California
81. Sage valley Golf Club – Graniteville, South Carolina
82. Mayacama Golf Club – Santa Rosa, California
83. Hudson National Golf Club – Croton-on-Hudson, New York
84. Valhalla Golf Club – Louisville, Kentucky
85. Eugene Country Club – Eugene, Oregon
86. Hazeltine National Golf Club – Chaska, Minnesota
87. Diamond Creek Golf Club – Banner Elk, North Carolina
88. Kapalua (Plantation) – Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
89. Boston Golf Club – Hingham, Massachusetts
90. Old Sandwich Golf Club – Plymouth, Massachusetts
91. Galloway National Golf Club – Galloway, New Jersey
92. Shoreacres – Lake Bluff, Illinois
93. Mainstone Club – East Hampton, New York
94. Somerset Hills Country Club – Bernardsville, New Jersey
95. Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club – Holyoke, Colorado
96. Crooked Stick Golf Club – Camel, Indiana
97. The Prince Course – Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii
98. Winged Foot Golf Club (East) – Mamaroneck, New York
99. Forest Dunes Golf Club – Roscommon, Michigan
100. Harbour Town Golf Links – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
101. Ocean Forest Golf Club – Sea Island, Georgia

Want more information on any of the golf courses listed above visit? Visit Golf Digest for the entire ranking and list in more detail.

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1 comments:

Bruce Zahn on December 20, 2013 at 2:15 AM said...

Hey..
You should not have to forget one of the awesome palm desert country clubs in CA.
Recently I have seen La Quinta Country Club which has well designed golf course & dining venues. It looks the best place to spent weekend with the loved ones. It deserves to be in top 100 clubs.

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