Rankings

Almost everyone loves a good list and as such, most of the major golf magazines publish course ranking lists annually or biennially, with these issues usually among their biggest sellers.

I've been incredibly fortunate to play a number of the greatest golf courses in North America in recent years and recently ventured to Scotland, the home of golf, for my first look at true links golf. Here, you'll find website links to course rating lists from Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, Golfweek, Planet Golf, ScoreGolf and Canadian Golf Magazine, along with a list of all the courses I've played that fall within those respective rankings.

At some point, perhaps I'll conduct my own course ranking list for Now on the Tee but for now, I hope this will suffice.


COURSE RANKING LISTS


Golf Digest World's 100 Greatest Golf Courses 2016: 24
- Shinnecock Hills Golf Club #7
- St. Andrews - The Old Course #8
- Muirfield Golf Club #9
- Oakmont Country Club #11
- Pebble Beach Golf Links #12
- National Golf Links of America #13
- Winged Foot Golf Club - West Course #14
- Sand Hills Golf Club #17
- Trump Turnberry - Ailsa Course #22
- Carnoustie Golf Links - Championship Course #26
- Crystal Downs Country Club #31
- Muirfield Village Golf Club #34
- Oak Hill Country Club - East Course #36
- Oakland Hills Country Club - South Course #38
- Pacific Dunes #39
- St. George's Golf & Country Club #41
- Kiawah Island Resort - Ocean Course #44
- North Berwick Golf Club - West Links #50
- Riviera Country Club #57
- Pinehurst - #2 Course #63
- The National Golf Club of Canada #66
- Kingsbarns Golf Links #69
- Bandon Dunes #90
- Sebonack #94

Golf Digest Top 100 in America 2017: 27
- Shinnecock Hills Golf Club #4
- Oakmont CC #5
- Pebble Beach Golf Links #7
- National Golf Links of America #8
- Sand Hills GC #9
- Winged Foot GC - West Course #10
- Crystal Downs Country Club #12
- Muirfield Village Golf Club #15
- Oakland Hills Country Club - South Course #17
- Pacific Dunes #18
- Oak Hill Country Club - East Course #20
- Kiawah Island Resort - Ocean Course #21
- The Riviera CC #24
- Pinehurst - #2 Course #30
- Bandon Dunes #36
- Bethpage State Park - Black Course #38
- Sebonack #41
- Castle Pines GC #42
- Old Macdonald #47
- Ballyneal Golf Club #50
- Scioto Country Club #57
- Winged Foot GC - East Course #62
- Monterey Peninsula CC - Shore Course #65
- Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club #68
- Bandon Trails #70
- Maidstone Club #72
- Olympia Fields Country Club - North Course #79

Golf Digest Second 100 in America 2017: 10
- Pasatiempo Golf Club #103
- Princeville GC - The Prince Course #109
- California GC of San Francisco #110
- Colorado Golf Club #111
- Kingsley Club #126
- Dismal River Club - Red Course #131
- Forest Dunes Golf Club #135
- The Course at Yale #177
- The Prairie Club - Dunes Course #184
- Olympia Fields Country Club - South Course #188

Golf Digest Top 100 Public in America 2017: 18
- Pebble Beach Golf Links #1
- Pacific Dunes #2
- Kiawah Island Resort - Ocean Course #3
- Pinehurst - #2 Course #6
- Bandon Dunes #7
- Bethpage State Park - Black Course #8
- Old Macdonald #10
- Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club #13
- Bandon Trails #14
- Pasatiempo Golf Club #18
- Princeville GC - Prince Course #20
- Forest Dunes Golf Course #25
- The Prairie Club - Dunes Course #41
- Dormie Club #49
- Cog Hill GC - Dubsdread #51
- The Virtues Golf Club #65
- The Prairie Club - Pines Course #89
- Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club #93

Golf Digest Top 30 in Canada 2017: 17
- St. George's G&CC #2
- National GC of Canada #3
- Hamilton G&CC - West/South #4
- Banff Springs Golf Course - Thompson #6
- Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club #8
- Muskoka Bay Club #10
- Devil's Paintbrush #11
- Beacon Hall GC #13
- Bigwin Island GC #14
- Devil's Pulpit #17
- Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club #18
- Coppinwood Golf Club #21
- Oviinbyrd #23
- Mississaugua Golf & Country Club #24
- Tobiano Golf Course #26
- Westmount G&CC #28
- Royal Colwood Golf Club #30

Golf Magazine Top 100 Courses in the World 2017: 28
- St. Andrews - The Old Course #3
- Shinnecock Hills Golf Club #6
- National Golf Links of America #7
- Oakmont Country Club #8
- Pebble Beach Golf Links #9
- Muirfield Golf Club #10
- Sand Hills GC #13
- Trump Turnberry - Ailsa Course #16
- Pinehurst - #2 Course #18
- Crystal Downs Country Club #24
- Pacific Dunes #26
- Winged Foot Golf Club - West Course #27
- Carnoustie Golf Links - Championship Course #28
- Riviera Country Club #32
- North Berwick Golf Club - West Links #51
- Bethpage State Park - Black Course #52
- Oakland Hills Country Club - South Course #53
- Kiawah Island Resort - Ocean Course #54
- Muirfield Village Golf Club #59
- Kingsbarns Golf Links #64
- Bandon Dunes #65
- Maidstone Club #70
- California Golf Club of San Francisco #73
- Winged Foot Golf Club - East Course #83
- Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club #86
- Oak Hill Country Club - East Course #93
- St. George's G&CC #94
- Prestwick Golf Club #100

Golf Magazine Top 100 in the U.S. 2015: 29
- Shinnecock Hills Golf Club #4
- Pebble Beach Golf Links #5
- Oakmont CC #6
- National Golf Links of America #7
- Sand Hills GC #9
- Pinehurst - #2 Course #10
- Winged Foot Golf Club - West Course #13
- Pacific Dunes #14
- Crystal Downs Country Club #15
- The Riviera CC #19
- Oakland Hills Country Club - South Course #23
- Bethpage State Park - Black Course #24
- Kiawah Island Resort - Ocean Course #25
- Muirfield Village Golf Club #28
- Bandon Dunes #35
- Maidstone Club #36
- Oak Hill Country Club - East Course #37
- Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club #41
- California Golf Club of San Francisco #43
- Winged Foot Golf Club - East Course #44
- Old Macdonald #48
- Bandon Trails #50
- Pasatiempo Golf Club #53
- The Course at Yale #54
- Sebonack Golf Club #59
- Monterey Peninsula Country Club - Shore Course #77
- Old Town Club #78
- Scioto Country Club #85
- Olympia Fields Country Club - North Course #87

Golf Magazine Top 100 Courses You Can Play 2016-17: 17
- Pebble Beach Golf Links #1
- Pacific Dunes #2
- Pinehurst - #2 Course #3
- Bethpage State Park - Black Course #4
- Kiawah Island Resort - Ocean Course #6
- Bandon Dunes #8
- Old Macdonald #11
- Bandon Trails #12
- Pasatiempo Golf Club #13
- Forest Dunes Golf Club #21
- Cog Hill GC - Dubsdread #31
- Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club #36
- Dormie Club #57
- Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club #61
- Longaberger Golf Club (The Virtues GC) #70
- The Prairie Club - Dunes Course #76
- Hammock Beach Resort - The Ocean Course #86

Golfweek Best Classic Courses USA 2017: 21
- Shinnecock Hills Golf Club #3
- National Golf Links of America #5
- Oakmont CC #6
- Pebble Beach Golf Links #8
- Crystal Downs Country Club #11
- Pinehurst - #2 Course #14
- Winged Foot GC - West Course #17
- The Riviera CC #18
- Oakland Hills Country Club - South Course #21
- Old Town Club #23
- Bethpage State Park - Black Course #24
- Winged Foot GC - East Course #32
- Pasatiempo Golf Club #35
- Maidstone Club #36
- California GC of San Francisco #37
- Olympia Fields Country Club - North Course #47
- The Course at Yale #49
- Scioto Country Club #51
- Oak Hill Country Club - East Course #62
- Augusta Country Club #71
- Fenway Golf Club #77

Golfweek Best Modern Courses USA 2017: 16
- Sand Hills GC #1
- Pacific Dunes #2
- Ballyneal #4
- Old Macdonald #5
- Sebonack #7
- Bandon Dunes #8
- Muirfield Village Golf Club #13
- Kiawah Island Resort - Ocean Course #14
- Bandon Trails #17
- Kingsley Club #19
- Dismal River Club - Red Course #29
- Colorado Golf Club #33
- Monterey Peninsula CC - Shore Course #37
- Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club #39
- Castle Pines Golf Club #48
- The Prairie Club - Dunes Course #99

Golfweek Best Classic Courses Great Britain & Ireland 2017: 7
- St. Andrews - The Old Course #2
- Muirfield Golf Club #4
- Trump Turnberry - Ailsa Course #9
- North Berwick Golf Club - West Links #11
- Carnoustie Golf Links - Championship Course #15
- Western Gailes Golf Club #35
- Prestwick Golf Club #37

Golfweek Best Modern Courses Great Britain & Ireland 2017: 1
- Kingsbarns Golf Links #2

Golfweek Best Canadian - Classic Courses 2016: 15
- Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club #1
- Banff Springs Golf Course - Thompson #2
- St. George's G&CC #3
- Hamilton G&CC - West/South #5
- Rosedale GC #9
- Westmount G&CC #10
- Scarboro G&CC #13
- Thornhill G&CC #16
- Lookout Point CC #17
- Royal Colwood GC #19
- Mississaugua Golf & Country Club #22
- Brantford G&CC #25
- Burlington G&CC #27
- Cherry Hill Club #33
- Whirlpool Golf Course #35

Golfweek Best Canadian - Modern Courses 2016: 19
- Devil's Paintbrush #2
- Beacon Hall GC #3
- Taboo #6
- Tobiano #8
- Coppinwood Golf Club #10
- Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club #11
- National Golf Club of Canada #13
- Muskoka Bay Club #14
- Bigwin Island GC #15
- Devil's Pulpit #17
- Eagles Nest GC #18
- Oviinbyrd GC #19
- Deerhurst Resort - Highlands #25
- Osprey Valley - Hoot #26
- Bear Mountain - Mountain #30
- Glen Abbey GC #32
- Osprey Valley - Heathlands #34
- Predator Ridge - Ridge Course #36
- Deer Ridge Golf Club #40

Planet Golf - World 100: 26
- St. Andrews - The Old Course #4
- Shinnecock Hills Golf Club #5
- Sand Hills Golf Club #7
- National Golf Links of America #8
- Oakmont Country Club #12
- Pebble Beach Golf Links #15
- Pacific Dunes #16
- North Berwick Golf Club - West Links #21
- Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club #23
- Muirfield Golf Club #26
- Carnoustie Golf Links - Championship Course #28
- Crystal Downs Country Club #29
- Bandon Trails #30
- Pinehurst - #2 Course #32
- Trump Turnberry - Ailsa Course #34
- Prestwick Golf Club #35
- St. George's Golf & Country Club #47
- Old Macdonald #49
- Winged Foot Golf Club - West Course #51
- Pasatiempo Golf Club #56
- Kingsbarns Golf Links #66
- Riviera Country Club #71
- Kingsley Club #79
- Colorado Golf Club #82
- Sebonack #83
- California Golf Club of San Francisco #90

Planet Golf - USA Top 50: 22
- Shinnecock Hills Golf Club #3
- Sand Hills Golf Club #4
- National Golf Links of America #5
- Oakmont Country Club #6
- Pebble Beach Golf Links #8
- Pacific Dunes #9
- Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club #13
- Crystal Downs Country Club #15
- Bandon Trails #16
- Pinehurst - #2 Course #17
- Old Macdonald #21
- Winged Foot Golf Club - West Course #23
- Pasatiempo Golf Club #25
- Riviera Country Club #31
- Kingsley Club #32
- Colorado Golf Club #33
- Sebonack #34
- California Golf Club of San Francisco #36
- Wolf Point Club #45
- Bandon Dunes #46
- Oakland Hills Country Club - South Course #48
- Old Town Club #49

Planet Golf - UK & Ireland Top 50: 7
- St. Andrews - The Old Course #2
- North Berwick Golf Club - West Links #6
- Muirfield Golf Club #8
- Carnoustie Golf Links - Championship Course #10
- Trump Turnberry - Ailsa Course #13
- Prestwick Golf Club #14
- Kingsbarns Golf Links #22

Planet Golf - Top 10 Canada: 5
- St. George's Golf & Country Club #3
- Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club #4
- Banff Springs Golf Course - Thompson #6
- Hamilton Golf & Country Club - West/South #7
- Devil's Paintbrush #10

ScoreGolf Top 110 in Canada 2016: 35
- National GC of Canada #2
- Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club #3
- St. George's G&CC #5
- Hamilton G&CC - West/South #6
- Banff Springs Golf Course - Thompson #8
- Beacon Hall GC #11
- Devil's Paintbrush #12
- Westmount G&CC #13
- Oviinbyrd GC #17
- Muskoka Bay Club #19
- Devil's Pulpit #20
- Predator Ridge - Ridge Course #22
- Royal Colwood GC #27
- Eagles Nest GC #28
- Coppinwood Golf Club #30
- Bigwin Island GC #31
- Tobiano #38
- Mississaugua Golf & Country Club #43
- St. Thomas G&CC #46
- Osprey Valley - Hoot #48
- Osprey Valley - Heathlands #55
- Rosedale GC #58
- Deer Ridge GC #69
- Bear Mountain - Mountain Course #72
- Lookout Point GC #74
- Deerhurst Resort - Highlands #75
- Taboo #83
- Glen Abbey GC #85
- Scarboro G&CC #87
- Brantford G&CC #88
- Heron Point Golf Links #96
- Thornhill G&CC #102
- Grand Niagara #106
- Cherry Hill Club #108
- Burlington G&CC #109

ScoreGolf Top 59 Public Courses in Canada 2017: 15
- Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club #2
- Banff Springs Golf Course #4
- Muskoka Bay Club #6
- Predator Ridge - Ridge Course #9
- Tobiano #11
- Osprey Valley - Hoot #13
- Eagles Nest Golf Club #19
- Osprey Valley - Heathlands #20
- Taboo #31
- Deerhurst Resort - Highlands #38
- Glen Abbey Golf Club #40
- Bear Mountain - Mountain Course #41
- Grand Niagara Golf Club #52
- Wooden Sticks #54
- Tarandowah Golfers Club #57

Canadian Golf Magazine Top 50 in Canada 2017: 26
- Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club #3
- St. George's G&CC #4
- National GC of Canada #6
- Beacon Hall GC #8
- Hamilton G&CC - West/South #9
- Banff Springs Golf Course - Thompson #10
- Tobiano #12
- Oviinbyrd GC #13
- Devil's Paintbrush #14
- Coppinwood Golf Club #18
- Predator Ridge - Ridge Course #19
- Westmount G&CC #20
- Sagebrush Golf and Sporting Club #23
- Royal Colwood GC #26
- Muskoka Bay Club #27
- Bigwin Island GC #31
- Cherry Hill Club #33
- St. Thomas G&CC #34
- Devil's Pulpit #35
- Lookout Point GC #36
- Eagles Nest GC #37
- Scarboro G&CC #38
- Brantford G&CC #44
- Rosedale GC #45
- Mississaugua Golf & Country Club #47
- Osprey Valley - Hoot #48

Canadian Golf Magazine Top 50 Best You Can Play 2016: 16
- Banff Springs Golf Course - Thompson #4
- Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club #5
- Tobiano #6
- Muskoka Bay Club #7
- Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club #8
- Eagles Nest GC #9
- Predator Ridge - Ridge Course #10
- Bigwin Island GC #12
- Tarandowah Golfers Club #24
- Osprey Valley - Hoot #25
- Osprey Valley - Heathlands #26
- Deerhurst Resort - Highlands #29
- Glen Abbey GC #33
- Taboo Resort #36
- Club at Bond Head - South #41
- Bear Mountain Resort - Mountain #43


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