Golf Magazine Top 100 Public (2012)

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

DISCLAIMER: THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE ARE THE VIEWS OF GOLF MAGAZINE 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 – 44/100

  1. PACIFIC DUNES (Bandon, OR)(Tom Doak, 2001)
  2. PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS (Pebble Beach, CA)(Jack Neville & Douglas Grant, 1919)
  3. PINEHURST RESORT & CC (NO. 2) (Pinehurst, NC)(Donald Ross, 1935)
  4. WHISTLING STRAITS (STRAITS) (Haven, WI)(Pete Dye, 1998)
  5. THE OCEAN COURSE (Kiawah Island, SC)(Pete Dye, 1991)
  6. BETHPAGE STATE PARK (BLACK) (Farmingdale, NY)(Joseph H. Burbeck & A.W. Tillinghast, 1936)
  7. TPC SAWGRASS (PLAYERS STADIUM) (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)(Pete Dye, 1981)
  8. BANDON DUNES (Bandon, OR)(David McLay Kidd, 1999)
  9. OLD MACDONALD (Bandon, OR)(Tom Doak & Jim Urbina, 2010)
  10. SPYGLASS HILL GOLF COURSE (Pebble Beach, CA)(Robert Trent Jones, 1966)
  11. BLACKWOLF RUN (RIVER) (Kohler, WI)(Pete Dye, 1990)
  12. HARBOUR TOWN GOLF LINKS (Hilton Head Island, SC)(Pete Dye & Jack Nicklaus, 1969)
  13. PASATIEMPO GC (Santa Cruz, CA)(Dr. Alister Mackenzie, 1929)
  14. CHAMBERS BAY (University Place, WA)(Robert Trent Jones, Jr., 2007)
  15. BANDON TRAILS (Bandon, OR)(Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, 2005)
  16. THE PRINCE COURSE (Princeville, Kauai, HI)(Robert Trent Jones, Jr., 1962)
  17. SHADOW CREEK (North Las Vegas, NV)(Tom Fazio, 1990)
  18. KAPALUA (PLANTATION) (Kapalua, Maui, HI)(Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, 1991)
  19. WORLD WOODS GC (PINE BARRENS) (Brooksville, FL)(Tom Fazio, 1993)
  20. TROON NORTH GC (PINNACLE) (Scottsdale, AZ)(Tom Weiskopf, 2007)
  21. COG HILL GOLF & CC (NO. 4 – DUBSDREAD) (Lemont, IL)(Dick Wilson, 1964)
  22. MAUNA KEA GOLF COURSE (Kohala Coast, HI)(Robert Trent Jones, 1964)
  23. SEA ISLAND GC (SEASIDE) (St. Simons Island, GA)(H.S. Colt & C.H. Alison, 1928)
  24. THE HOMESTEAD (CASCADES) (Hot Springs, VA)(William Flynn, 1923)
  25. TORREY PINES GOLF COURSE (SOUTH) (La Jolla, CA)(William F. Bell, 1957)
  26. FALLEN OAK GC (Saucier, MS)(Tom Fazio, 2006)
  27. CALEDONIA GOLF & FISH CLUB (Pawleys Island, SC)(Mike Strantz, 1995)
  28. ARCADIA BLUFFS GC (Arcadia, MI)(Rick Smith & Warren Henderson, 2000)
  29. ERIN HILLS GOLF COURSE (Erin, WI)(Michael Hurzdan, Dana Fry, & Ron Whitten, 2009)
  30. TRUMP NATIONAL GC LOS ANGELES (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)(Donald J. Trump, 2005)
  31. PAA-KO RIDGE GC (1ST/2ND) (Sandia Park, NM)(Kenneth Dye, Jr., 2000)
  32. DANCING RABBIT GC (AZALEAS) (Philadelphia, MS)(Tom Fazio & Jerry Pate, 1997)
  33. FOREST DUNES GC (Roscommon, MI)(Tom Weiskopf)
  34. RED SKY RANCH & GC (NORMAN) (Wolcott, CO)(Greg Norman, 2003)
  35. GC AT CUSCOWILLA (Eatonton, GA)(Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, 2007)
  36. THE HIGHLAND COURSE AT PRIMLAND (Meadows of Dan, VA)(Martin Ebert & Donald Steel, 2006)
  37. WE-KO-PA GC (CHOLLA) (Scottsdale, AZ)(Scott Miller, 2001)
  38. PRONGHORN CLUB (NICKLAUS) (Bend, OR)(Jack Nicklaus, 2004)
  39. TACONIC GC (Williamstown, MA)(Wayne Stiles, 1928)
  40. WE-KO-PA GC (SAGUARO) (Scottsdale, AZ)(Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, 2006)
  41. BULLE ROCK (Havre de Grace, MD)(Pete Dye, 1998)
  42. THE LINKS AT SPANISH BAY (Pebble Beach, CA)(Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Sandy Tatum, & Tom Watson, 1987)
  43. REYNOLDS PLANTATION (GREAT WATERS) (Greensboro, GA)(Jack Nicklaus, 1992)
  44. BLACK MESA GC (La Mesilla, NM)(Baxter Spann, 2003)
  45. CROSSWATER (Sunriver, OR)(Robert Cupp 1995)
  46. THE CHALLENGE AT MANELE (Lanai City, Lanai, HI)(Jack Nicklaus, 1993)
  47. THE DUNES GOLF AND BEACH CLUB (Myrtle Beach, SC)(Robert Trent Jones, 1948)
  48. BAY HILL CLUB (CHAMPIONSHIP) (Orlando, FL)(Dick Wilson, 1961 & Arnold Palmer, 2009)
  49. BAY HARBOR GC (LINKS/QUARRY) (Bay Harbor, MI)(Arthur Hills, 1996)
  50. PINE NEEDLES LODGE & GC (Southern Pines, NC)(Donald Ross, 1927)
  51. MAY RIVER GC AT PALMETTO BLUFF (Bluffton, SC)(Jack Nicklaus, 2004)
  52. TROON NORTH GC (MONUMENT) (Scottsdale, AZ)(Tom Weiskopf, 1991)
  53. PGA WEST (TPC STADIUM) (La Quinta, CA)(Pete Dye, 1986)
  54. THE QUARRY AT GIANT’S RIDGE (Biwabik, MN)(Jeff Brauer, 2003)
  55. LONGABERGER GC (Nashport, OH)(Arthur Hills, 1999)
  56. PUMPKIN RIDGE (GHOST CREEK) (North Plains, OR)(Robert Cupp, 1992)
  57. THE HARVESTER GC (Rhodes, IA)(Keith Foster, 2000)
  58. CASCATA (Boulder City, NV)(Rees Jones, 2000)
  59. GOLDEN HORSESHOE GC (GOLD) (Williamsburg, VA)(Robert Trent Jones, 1963)
  60. ATUNYOTE GC (Verona, NY)(Tom Fazio, 2004)
  61. SHENANDOAH GC (Verona, NY)(Rick Smith, 2000)
  62. REYNOLDS PLANTATION (OCONEE) (Greensboro, GA)(Rees Jones, 2001)
  63. LINVILLE GC (Linville, NC)(Donald Ross, 1924)
  64. CORDEVALLE (San Martin, CA)(Robert Trent Jones, Jr., 1999)
  65. WOLF CREEK GC (Mesquite, NV)(Dennis Rider, 2000)
  66. WYNN LAS VEGAS (Las Vegas, NV)(Tom Fazio, 2005)
  67. BARTON CREEK RESORT & SPA (FAZIO CANYONS) (Austin, TX)(Tom Fazio, 1999)
  68. KARSTEN CREEK GC (Stillwater, OK)(Tom Fazio, 1994)
  69. THE GREENBRIER (GREENBRIER) (White Sulpher Springs, WV)(Seth Raynor, 1924 & Jack Nicklaus, 1977)
  70. THE BROADMOOR GC (EAST) (Colorado Springs, CO)(Donald Ross, 1918)
  71. THE PETE DYE COURSE AT FRENCH LICK RESORT (French Lick, IN)(Pete Dye, 2009)
  72. THE GLEN CLUB (Glenview, IL)(Tom Fazio, 2001)
  73. WILD HORSE GC (Gothenburg, NE)(Dan Proctor & Dave Axland, 1999)
  74. WHISTLING STRAITS (IRISH) (Haven, WI)(Pete Dye & Alice Dye, 2000)
  75. OCEAN COURSE AT HAMMOCK BEACH RESORT (Palm Coast, FL)(Jack Nicklaus, 2000)
  76. INNISBROOK RESORT (COPPERHEAD) (Palm Harbor, FL)(Lawrence & Roger Packard, 1972)
  77. LA QUINTA RESORT (MOUNTAIN) (La Quinta, CA)(Pete Dye, 1980)
  78. THE PRAIRIE CLUB (Valentine, NE)(Tom Lehman & Chris Brands, 2010)
  79. LAKOTA CANYON RANCH & GC (New Castle, CO)(Jim Engh, 2004)
  80. ATLANTIC CITY CC (Northfield, NJ)(Reid Park, Jr., 1897 & Tom Doak, 1999)
  81. HAWKTREE GC (Bismark, ND)(Jim Engh, 2000)
  82. THE LINKS AT LIGHTHOUSE SOUND (Bishopville, MD)(Arthur Hills, 2000)
  83. TULLYMORE GC (Stanwood, MI)(Jim Engh, 2001)
  84. MARQUETTE CC (GREYWALLS) (Marquette, MI)(Mike DeVries, 2005)
  85. LAKE OF ISLES (NORTH) (North Stonington, CT)(Rees Jones, 2005)
  86. BAREFOOT RESORT (LOVE) (North Myrtle Beach, SC)(Davis Love III, 2000)
  87. SOUTHERN DUNES GC (Marcopia, AZ)(Schmidt-Curley & Fred Couples, 2002)
  88. BRANSON CREEK (Hollister, MO)(Tom Fazio, 2000)
  89. SUNDAY RIVER (Newry, ME)(Robert Trent Jones II, 2007)
  90. CIRCLING RAVEN GC (Worley, ID)(Gene Bates, 2003)
  91. RUSTIC CANYON GOLF COURSE (Moorpark, CA)(Gil Hanse, Jim Wagner, Geoff Shackelford, 2001)
  92. THE COUER D’ALENE RESORT GOLF COURSE (Couer D’Alene ID)(Scott Miller, 1991)
  93. THE BOULDERS CLUB (SOUTH) (Carefree, AZ)(Jay Moorish, 1984)
  94. THE GC AT REDLANDS MESA (Grand Junction, CO)(Jim Engh, 2001)
  95. TOBACCO ROAD GC (Sanford, NC)(Mike Strantz, 1998)
  96. DORMIE CLUB (West End, NC)(Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, 2010)
  97. PINEHURST RESORT & CC (NO. 8) (Pinehurst, NC)(Tom Fazio, 1996)
  98. THE GENERAL AT EAGLE RIDGE RESORT (Galena, IL)(Roger Packard & Andy North, 1997)
  99. GRAYHAWK GC (TALON) (Scottsdale, AZ)(David Graham & Gary Panks, 1994)
  100. DORAL GOLF RESORT & SPA (TPC BLUE MONSTER) (Miami, FL)(Dick Wilson, 1961)
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