Golf Magazine Top 100 Public (2012)

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

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  • PACIFIC DUNES
    Bandon, Ore. / Tom Doak (2001)
  • PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS
    Pebble Beach, Calif. / Jack Neville & Douglas Grant (1919)
  • PINEHURST RESORT & C.C. (NO. 2)
    Pinehurst, N.C. / Donald Ross (1935)
  • WHISTLING STRAITS (STRAITS)
    Haven, Wis. / Pete Dye (1998)
  • THE OCEAN COURSE
    Kiawah Island, S.C. / Pete Dye (1991)
  • BETHPAGE STATE PARK (BLACK)
    Farmingdale, N.Y. / Joseph H. Burbeck & A.W. Tillinghast (1936)
  • TPC PLAYERS SAWGRASS (PLAYERS STADIUM)
    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. / Pete Dye (1981)
  • BANDON DUNES
    Bandon, Ore. / David McLay Kidd (1999)
  • OLD MACDONALD
    Bandon, Ore. / Tom Doak & Jim Urbina (2010)
  • SPYGLASS HILL GOLF COURSE
    Pebble Beach, Calif. / Robert Trent Jones (1966)
  • BLACKWOLF RUN (RIVER)
    Kohler, Wis. / Pete Dye (1990)
  • HARBOUR TOWN GOLF LINKS
    Hilton Head Island, S.C. / Pete Dye & Jack Nicklaus (1969)
  • PASATIEMPO G.C.
    Santa Cruz, Calif. / Alister Mackenzie (1929)
  • CHAMBERS BAY
    University Place, Wash. / Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (2007)
  • BANDON TRAILS
    Bandon, Ore. / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2005)
  • THE PRINCE COURSE
    Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii / Robert Trent Jones Jr. (1962)
  • SHADOW CREEK
    North Las Vegas, Nev. / Tom Fazio (1990)
  • KAPALUA (PLANTATION)
    Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (1991)
  • WORLD WOODS G.C. (PINE BARRENS)
    Brooksville, Fla. / Tom Fazio (1993)
  • TROON NORTH G.C. (PINNACLE)
    Scottsdale, Ariz. / Tom Weiskopf & Jay Morrish (1991)
  • COG HILL GOLF & C.C. (NO. 4 - DUBSDREAD)
    Lemont, Ill. / Dick Wilson (1964)
  • MAUNA KEA GOLF COURSE
    Kohala Coast, Hawaii / Robert Trent Jones (1964)
  • SEA ISLAND G.C. (SEASIDE)
    St. Simons Island, Ga. / H.S. Colt & C.H. Alison (1928)
  • THE HOMESTEAD (CASCADES)
    Hot Springs, Va. / William Flynn (1923)
  • TORREY PINES GOLF COURSE (SOUTH)
    La Jolla, Calif. / William F. Bell (1957)
  • FALLEN OAK G.C.
    Saucier, Miss. / Tom Fazio (2006)
  • CALEDONIA GOLF & FISH CLUB
    Pawleys Island, S.C. / Mike Strantz (1995)
  • ARCADIA BLUFFS G.C.
    Arcadia, Mich. / Rick Smith & Warren Henderson (2000)
  • ERIN HILLS GOLF COURSE
    Erin, Wis. / Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry & Ron Whitten (2009)
  • TRUMP NATIONAL G.C. LOS ANGELES
    Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. / Donald J. Trump (2005)
  • PAA-KO RIDGE G.C. (1ST/2ND)
    Sandia Park, N.M. / Kenneth Dye, Jr. (2000)
  • DANCING RABBIT G.C. (AZALEAS)
    Philadelphia, Miss. / Tom Fazio & Jerry Pate (1997)
  • FOREST DUNES G.C.
    Roscommon, Mich. / Tom Weiskopf (2002)
  • RED SKY RANCH & G.C. (NORMAN)
    Wolcott, Colo. / Greg Norman (2003)
  • G.C. AT CUSCOWILLA
    Eatonton, Ga. / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2007)
  • THE HIGHLAND COURSE AT PRIMLAND
    Meadows of Dan, Va. / Martin Ebert & Donald Steel (2006)
  • WE-KO-PA G.C. (CHOLLA)
    Scottsdale, Ariz. / Scott Miller (2001)
  • PRONGHORN CLUB (NICKLAUS)
    Bend, Ore. / Jack Nicklaus (2004)
  • TACONIC G.C.
    Williamstown, Mass. / Wayne Stiles (1928)
  • WE-KO-PA G.C. (SAGUARO)
    Scottsdale, Ariz. / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2006)
  • BULLE ROCK
    Havre de Grace, Md. / Pete Dye (1998)
  • THE LINKS AT SPANISH BAY
    Pebble Beach, Calif. / Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Sandy Tatum & Tom Watson (1987)
  • REYNOLDS PLANTATION (GREAT WATERS)
    Greensboro, Ga. / Jack Nicklaus (1992)
  • BLACK MESA G.C.
    La Mesilla, N.M. / Baxter Spann (2003)
  • CROSSWATER
    Sunriver, Ore. / Robert Cupp (1995)
  • THE CHALLENGE AT MANELE
    Lanai City, Lanai, Hawaii / Jack Nicklaus (1993)
  • THE DUNES BEACH & GOLF CLUB
    Myrtle Beach, S.C. / Robert Trent Jones (1948)
  • ARNOLD PALMER’S BAY HILL CLUB (CHAMPIONSHIP)
    Orlando, Fla. / Dick Wilson (1961) & Arnold Palmer (2009)
  • BAY HARBOR G.C. (LINKS/QUARRY)
    Bay Harbor, Mich. / Arthur Hills (1996)
  • PINE NEEDLES LODGE & G.C.
    Southern Pines, N.C. / Donald Ross (1927)
  • MAY RIVER G.C. AT PALMETTO BLUFF
    Bluffton, S.C. / Jack Nicklaus (2004)
  • TROON NORTH G.C. (MONUMENT)
    Scottsdale, Ariz. / Tom Weiskopf & Jay Morrish (1991)
  • PGA WEST (TPC STADIUM)
    La Quinta, Calif. / Pete Dye (1986)
  • THE QUARRY AT GIANTS RIDGE
    Biwabik, Minn. / Jeff Brauer (2003)
  • LONGABERGER G.C.
    Nashport, Ohio / Arthur Hills (1999)
  • PUMPKIN RIDGE (GHOST CREEK)
    North Plains, Ore. / Robert Cupp (1992)
  • THE HARVESTER G.C.
    Rhodes, Iowa / Keith Foster (2000)
  • CASCATA
    Boulder City, Nev. / Rees Jones (2000)
  • GOLDEN HORSESHOE G.C. (GOLD)
    Williamsburg, Va. / Robert Trent Jones (1963)
  • ATUNYOTE G.C.
    Verona, N.Y. / Tom Fazio (2004)
  • SHENANDOAH G.C.
    Verona, N.Y. / Rick Smith (2000)
  • REYNOLDS PLANTATION (OCONEE)
    Greensboro, Ga. / Rees Jones (2001)
  • LINVILLE G.C.
    Linville, N.C. / Donald Ross (1924)
  • CORDEVALLE
    San Martin, Calif. / Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1999)
  • WOLF CREEK G.C.
    Mesquite, Nev. / Dennis Rider (2000)
  • WYNN LAS VEGAS
    Las Vegas Nev. / Tom Fazio (2005)
  • BARTON CREEK RESORT & SPA (FAZIO CANYONS)
    Austin, Tex. / Tom Fazio (1999)
  • KARSTEN CREEK G.C.
    Stillwater, Okla. / Tom Fazio (1994)
  • THE GREENBRIER (GREENBRIER)
    White Sulpher Springs, W. Va. / Seth Raynor (1924) & Jack Nicklaus (1977)
  • THE BROADMOOR G.C. (EAST)
    Colorado Springs, Colo. / Donald Ross (1918)
  • THE PETE DYE COURSE AT FRENCH LICK RESORT
    French Lick, Ind. / Pete Dye (2009)
  • THE GLEN CLUB
    Glenview, Ill. / Tom Fazio (2001)
  • WILD HORSE G.C.
    Gothenburg, Neb. / Dan Proctor & Dave Axland (1999)
  • WHISTLING STRAITS (IRISH)
    Haven, Wis. / Pete Dye & Alice Dye (2000)
  • OCEAN COURSE AT HAMMOCK BEACH RESORT
    Palm Coast, Fla. / Jack Nicklaus (2000)
  • INNISBROOK RESORT (COPPERHEAD)
    Palm Harbor, Fla. / Lawrence & Roger Packard (1972)
  • LA QUINTA RESORT (MOUNTAIN)
    La Quinta, Calif. / Pete Dye (1980)
  • THE PRAIRIE CLUB (DUNES)
    Valentine, Neb. / Tom Lehman & Chris Brands (2010)
  • LAKOTA CANYON RANCH & G.C.
    New Castle, Colo. / Jim Engh (2004)
  • ATLANTIC CITY C.C.
    Northfield, N.J. / Reid-Park Jr. (1897) & Tom Doak (1999)
  • HAWKTREE G.C.
    Bismark, N.D. / Jim Engh (2000)
  • THE LINKS AT LIGHTHOUSE SOUND
    Bishopville, Md. / Arthur Hills (2000)
  • TULLYMORE G.C.
    Stanwood, Mich. / Jim Engh (2001)
  • MARQUETTE G.C. (GREYWALLS)
    Marquette, Mich. / Mike DeVries (2005)
  • LAKE OF ISLES (NORTH)
    North Stonington, Conn. / Rees Jones (2005)
  • BAREFOOT RESORT (LOVE)
    North Myrtle Beach, S.C. / Davis Love III (2000)
  • SOUTHERN DUNES G.C.
    Marcopia, Ariz. / Schmidt-Curley & Fred Couples (2002)
  • BRANSON CREEK G.C.
    Hollister, Mo. / Tom Fazio (2000)
  • SUNDAY RIVER G.C.
    Newry, Maine / Robert Trent Jones II (2004)
  • CIRCLING RAVEN G.C.
    Worley, Idaho / Gene Bates (2003)
  • RUSTIC CANYON GOLF COURSE
    Moorpark, Calif. / Gil Hanse, Jim Wagner & Geoff Shackelford (2001)
  • THE COEUR D’ALENE RESORT GOLF COURSE
    Coeur d’Alene, Idaho / Scott Miller (1991)
  • THE BOULDERS CLUB (SOUTH)
    Carefree, Ariz. / Jay Morrish (1984)
  • THE G.C. AT REDLANDS MESA
    Grand Junction, Colo. / Jim Engh (2001)
  • TOBACCO ROAD G.C.
    Sanford, N.C. / Mike Strantz (1998)
  • DORMIE CLUB
    West End, N.C. / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2010)
  • PINEHURST RESORT & C.C. (NO. 8)
    Pinehurst, N.C. / Tom Fazio (1996)
  • THE GENERAL AT EAGLE RIDGE RESORT
    Galena, Ill. / Roger Packard & Andy North (1997)
  • GRAYHAWK G.C. (TALON)
    Scottsdale, Ariz. / David Graham & Gary Panks (1994)
  • DORAL GOLF RESORT & SPA MIAMI (TPC BLUE MONSTER)
    Miami, Fla. / Dick Wilson (1961)