Golf Digest Top 100 Public (2013-2014)

The 100 best public and resort courses as rated by Golf Digest.

DISCLAIMER: THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE ARE THE VIEWS OF GOLF DIGEST AND MAY NOT REPRESENT THE BELIEFS OF TIGERGOLFTRAVELER.COM

NOTE: COURSES IN BOLD & UNDERLINE HAVE BEEN PLAYED BY YOUR HUMBLE HOST, THE TIGER GOLF TRAVELER (RED BOLD – REVIEWS POSTED/LINKED)(BLACK BOLD – REVIEWS TO BE POSTED)

COURSES PLAYED – 43/99

  1. PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS (Pebble Beach, CA)(Jack Neville & Douglas Grant, 1919)
  2. WHISTLING STRAITS (STRAITS) (Haven, WI)(Pete Dye, 1998)
  3. PACIFIC DUNES (Bandon, OR)(Tom Doak, 2001)
  4. THE OCEAN COURSE (Kiawah Island, SC)(Pete Dye, 1991)
  5. SHADOW CREEK (North Las Vegas, NV)(Tom Fazio, 1990)
  6. BANDON DUNES (Bandon, OR)(David McLay Kidd, 1999)
  7. PINEHURST RESORT & CC (NO. 2) (Pinehurst, NC)(Donald Ross, 1935)
  8. BETHPAGE STATE PARK (BLACK) (Farmingdale, NY)(Joseph H. Burbeck & A.W. Tillinghast, 1936)
  9. TPC SAWGRASS (PLAYERS STADIUM) (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)(Pete Dye, 1981)
  10. ERIN HILLS GOLF COURSE (Erin, WI)(Michael Hurzdan, Dana Fry, & Ron Whitten, 2009)
  11. SPYGLASS HILL GOLF COURSE (Pebble Beach, CA)(Robert Trent Jones, 1966)
  12. OLD MACDONALD (Bandon, OR)(Tom Doak & Jim Urbina, 2010)
  13. ARCADIA BLUFFS GC (Arcadia, MI)(Rick Smith & Warren Henderson, 2000)
  14. BLACKWOLF RUN (RIVER) (Kohler, WI)(Pete Dye, 1990)
  15. KARSTEN CREEK GC (Stillwater, OK)(Tom Fazio, 1994)
  16. BANDON TRAILS (Bandon, OR)(Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, 2005)
  17. THE PETE DYE COURSE AT FRENCH LICK RESORT (French Lick, IN)(Pete Dye, 2009)
  18. HARBOUR TOWN GOLF LINKS (Hilton Head Island, SC)(Pete Dye & Jack Nicklaus, 1969)
  19. KAPALUA (PLANTATION) (Kapalua, Maui, HI)(Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, 1991)
  20. THE QUARRY AT GIANT’S RIDGE (Biwabik, MN)(Jeff Brauer, 2003)
  21. THE HIGHLAND COURSE AT PRIMLAND (Meadows of Dan, VA)(Martin Ebert & Donald Steel, 2006)
  22. THE PRINCE COURSE (Princeville, Kauai, HI)(Robert Trent Jones, Jr., 1962)
  23. FOREST DUNES GC (Roscommon, MI)(Tom Weiskopf)
  24. PASATIEMPO GC (Santa Cruz, CA)(Dr. Alister Mackenzie, 1929)
  25. CHAMBERS BAY (University Place, WA)(Robert Trent Jones, Jr., 2007)
  26. THE HOMESTEAD (CASCADES) (Hot Springs, VA)(William Flynn, 1923)
  27. MAY RIVER GC AT PALMETTO BLUFF (Bluffton, SC)(Jack Nicklaus, 2004)
  28. PRONGHORN CLUB (NICKLAUS) (Bend, OR)(Jack Nicklaus, 2004)
  29. THE BROADMOOR GC (EAST) (Colorado Springs, CO)(Donald Ross, 1918)
  30. DORMIE CLUB (West End, NC)(Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, 2010)
  31. MAUNA KEA GOLF COURSE (Kohala Coast, HI)(Robert Trent Jones, 1964)
  32. OSPREY MEADOWS AT TAMARACK RESORT (Donnelly, ID)(Robert Trent Jones, Jr., 2005)
  33. THE CHALLENGE AT MANELE (Lanai City, Lanai, HI)(Jack Nicklaus, 1993)
  34. THE GREENBRIER (OLD WHITE TPC) (White Sulpher Springs, WV)(C.B. Macdonald & Seth Raynor, 1914)
  35. OLD WAVERLY GC (West Point, MS)(Robert Culp & Jerry Pate, 1988)
  36. SEA ISLAND GC (SEASIDE) (St. Simons Island, GA)(H.S. Colt & C.H. Alison, 1928)
  37. WOLF CREEK GC (Mesquite, NV)(Dennis Rider, 2000)
  38. TORREY PINES GOLF COURSE (SOUTH) (La Jolla, CA)(William F. Bell, 1957)
  39. WHISTLING STRAITS (IRISH) (Haven, WI)(Pete Dye & Alice Dye, 2000)
  40. FALLEN OAK GC (Saucier, MS)(Tom Fazio, 2006)
  41. PAA-KO RIDGE GC (1ST/2ND) (Sandia Park, NM)(Kenneth Dye, Jr., 2000)
  42. BARTON CREEK RESORT & SPA (FAZIO CANYONS) (Austin, TX)(Tom Fazio, 1999)
  43. PGA WEST (TPC STADIUM) (La Quinta, CA)(Pete Dye, 1986)
  44. PINEHURST RESORT & CC (NO. 4) (Pinehurst, NC)(Donald Ross, 1919)
  45. TULLYMORE GC (Stanwood, MI)(Jim Engh, 2001)
  46. THE HARVESTER GC (Rhodes, IA)(Keith Foster, 2000)
  47. PINE NEEDLES LODGE & GC (Southern Pines, NC)(Donald Ross, 1927)
  48. PROMONTORY THE RANCH CLUB (DYE CANYON) (Park City, UT)(Pete Dye, 2002)
  49. CROSSWATER (Sunriver, OR)(Robert Cupp 1995)
  50. MATTAPONI SPRINGS GC (Ruther Glen, VA)(Robert Lohmann, 2004)
  51. LONGABERGER GC (Nashport, OH)(Arthur Hills, 1999)
  52. THE DUNES BEACH & GOLF CLUB (Myrtle Beach, SC)(Robert Trent Jones, 1948)
  53. CASCATA (Boulder City, NV)(Rees Jones, 2000)
  54. GOLDEN HORSESHOE GC (GOLD) (Williamsburg, VA)(Robert Trent Jones, 1963)
  55. ATUNYOTE GC (Verona, NY)(Tom Fazio, 2004)
  56. GC AT CUSCOWILLA (Eatonton, GA)(Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, 2007)
  57. PINEHURST RESORT & CC (NO. 8) (Pinehurst, NC)(Tom Fazio, 1996)
  58. SPRING CREEK GC (Gordonsville, VA)(Ed Carton, 2006)
  59. THE WILDERNESS AT FORTUNE BAY (Tower, MN)(Jeff Brauer, 2004)
  60. THE LINKS AT SPANISH BAY (Pebble Beach, CA)(Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Sandy Tatum, & Tom Watson, 1987)
  61. CORDEVALLE (San Martin, CA)(Robert Trent Jones, Jr., 1999)
  62. BLACKWOLF RUN (MEADOW VALLEYS) (Kohler, WI)(Pete Dye, 1988)
  63. PUMPKIN RIDGE (GHOST CREEK) (North Plains, OR)(Robert Cupp, 1992)
  64. COG HILL GOLF & CC (NO. 4 – DUBSDREAD) (Lemont, IL)(Dick Wilson, 1964)
  65. BAY HARBOR GC (LINKS/QUARRY) (Bay Harbor, MI)(Arthur Hills, 1996)
  66. TETHEROW GC (Bend, OR)(David McLay Kidd, 2008)
  67. THE CLASSIC AT MADDEN’S RESORT (Brainerd, MN)(Scott Hoffman, 1996)
  68. PELICAN HILL GC (OCEAN SOUTH) (Newport Coast, CA)(Tom Fazio, 2007)
  69. BLACK LAKE GC (Onaway, MI)(Rees Jones, 1999)
  70. RED SKY RANCH & GC (NORMAN) (Wolcott, CO)(Greg Norman, 2003)
  71. KALUHYAT GC (Verona, NY)(Robert Trent Jones, Jr., 2003)
  72. GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT & SPA (THE BEAR) (Acme, MI)(Jack Nicklaus, 1984)
  73. BOYNE HIGHLANDS RESORT (HEATHER) (Harbor Springs, MI)(Robert Trent Jones, 1968)
  74. CAMP CREEK GC (Panama City Beach, FL)(Tom Fazio, 2001)
  75. NEMACOLIN WOODLANDS RESORT (MYSTIC ROCK) (Farmington, PA)(Pete Dye, 1995)
  76. WORLD WOODS GC (PINE BARRENS) (Brooksville, FL)(Tom Fazio, 1993)
  77. THE BULL AT PINEHURST FARMS (Sheboygan Falls, WI)(Jack Nicklaus, 2003)
  78. BULLE ROCK (Havre de Grace, MD)(Pete Dye, 1998)
  79. BAYSIDE RESORT GC (Selbyville, DE)(Jack Nicklaus, 2005)
  80. MAKAI GC (MAKAI) (Princeville, Kauai, HI)(Robert Trent Jones, Jr., 1971)
  81. THE COUER D’ALENE RESORT GOLF COURSE (Couer D’Alene ID)(Scott Miller, 1991)
  82. KO’OLAU GC (Kaneohe, Oahu, HI)(Dick Nugent, 1992)
  83. OCEAN COURSE AT HAMMOCK BEACH RESORT (Palm Coast, FL)(Jack Nicklaus, 2000)
  84. DORAL GOLF RESORT & SPA (TPC BLUE MONSTER) (Miami, FL)(Dick Wilson, 1961)
  85. TURTLE BAY RESORT (PALMER) (Kahuku, Oahu, HI)(Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay, 1992)
  86. BLACK MESA GC (La Mesilla, NM)(Baxter Spann, 2003)
  87. TOBACCO ROAD GC (Sanford, NC)(Mike Strantz, 1998)
  88. LINVILLE GC (Linville, NC)(Donald Ross, 1924)
  89. MADERAS GC (Poway, CA)(Johnny Miller & Robert Graves, 2000)
  90. KINGSMILL RESORT (RIVER) (Williamsburg, VA)(Pete Dye, 1974)
  91. POIPU BAY GOLF COURSE (Koloa, Kauai, HI)(Robert Trent Jones, Jr., 1991)
  92. EDGEWOOD TAHOE GOLF COURSE (Stateline, NV)(George Fazio, 1968)
  93. WAILEA GC (GOLD) (Wailea, Maui, HI)(Robert Trent Jones, Jr., 1994)
  94. BULLY PULPIT GOLF COURSE (Medora, ND)(Michael Hurdzan, 2003)
  95. ELK RIDGE GC (Atlanta, MI)(Jerry Matthews, 1991) – Closed in 2017 before I played 😦
  96. CIRCLING RAVEN GC (Worley, ID)(Gene Bates, 2003)
  97. CALEDONIA GOLF & FISH CLUB (Pawleys Island, SC)(Mike Strantz, 1995)
  98. TPC MYRTLE BEACH (Murrells Inlet, SC)(Lanny Wadkins & Tom Fazio, 1999)
  99. THE GC AT REDLANDS MESA (Grand Junction, CO)(Jim Engh, 2001)
  100. THE DONALD ROSS COURSE AT FRENCH LICK RESORT (French Lick, IN)(Donald Ross, 1917)
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