Golf Digest Magazine's America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses (2005)

Below is a list of the award-winning golf courses from Golf Digest Magazine's America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses published in 2005. Click on the golf course name to learn more about the course, see a locator map, read reviews, and more.

America's 100 Greatest Public and Private Golf Courses 2005-2006

Rank Golf Course Location
1 Pine Valley Golf Club - Pine Valley Course
Pine Valley, NJ
2 Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta National Course
Augusta, GA
3 Shinnecock Hills Golf Club - Shinnecock Hills Course
Southampton, NY
4 Cypress Point Club - Cypress Point Course
Pebble Beach, CA
5 Oakmont Country Club - Oakmont Course
Oakmont, PA
6 Pebble Beach Golf Links - Pebble Beach Course
Pebble Beach, CA
7 Merion Golf Club - East Course
Ardmore, PA
8 Winged Foot Golf Club - West Front 9 Course
Mamaroneck, NY
9 National Golf Links of America - National Course
Southampton, NY
10 Don Veller Seminole Golf Course - Seminole Course
Tallahassee, FL
11 Crystal Downs Country Club - Crystal Downs Course
Frankfort, MI
12 Sand Hills Golf Club - Sand Hills Course
Mullen, NE
13 Oakland Hills Country Club - South Course
Bloomfield Hills, MI
14 Pinehurst Resorts LLC - #2 Course
Pinehurst, NC
15 Medinah Country Club - Course 3
Medinah, IL
16 Fishers Island Club - Fishers Island Course
Fishers Island, NY
17 Wade Hampton Golf Club - Wade Hampton Course
Cashiers, NC
18 Muirfield Village Golf Club - Muirfield Village Course
Dublin, OH
19 The Country Club Brookline - Clyde Course
Chestnut Hill, MA
20 Shadow Creek Golf Club - Shadow Creek Course
North Las Vegas, NV
21 Victoria National Golf Club - Victoria National Course
Newburgh, IN
22 Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes Course
Bandon, OR
23 Whistling Straits - Straits Course
Sheboygan, WI
24 Prairie Dunes Country Club - Prairie Dunes Course
Hutchinson, KS
25 The Olympic Club - Lake Course
San Francisco, CA
26 Southern Hills Country Club - Front Nine/Back Nine Course
Tulsa, OK
27 Oak Hill Country Club - East Course
Rochester, NY
28 Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Bandon Dunes Course
Bandon, OR
29 Bethpage State Park Golf Course - Black Course
Farmingdale, NY
30 Quaker Ridge Golf Club - Quaker Ridge Course
Scarsdale, NY
31 San Francisco Golf Club - San Francisco Course
San Francisco, CA
32 The Honors Course - Honors Course
Ooltewah, TN
33 Kinloch Golf Club - Kinloch Course
Manakin Sabot, VA
34 Winged Foot Golf Club - East Course
Mamaroneck, NY
35 Butler National Golf Club - Butler National Course
Oak Brook, IL
36 Olympia Fields Country Club - North Course
Olympia Fields, IL
37 Los Angeles Country Club - North Course
Los Angeles, CA
38 Kiawah Island Golf Resort Cougar Point Course - Ocean Course
Kiawah Island, SC
39 Chicago Golf Club - Chicago Course
Wheaton, IL
40 Baltusrol Golf Club - Lower Course
Springfield, NJ
41 Inverness Club - Inverness Course
Toledo, OH
42 Somerset Hills Country Club - Somerset Hills Course
Bernardsville, NJ
43 Flint Hills National Golf Club - Flint Hills National Course
Andover, KS
44 Interlachen Country Club - Interlachen Course
Edina, MN
45 Rich Harvest Farms - Rich Harvest Links Course
Sugar Grove, IL
46 Garden City Golf Club - Garden City Course
Garden City, NY
47 Riviera Country Club - Riviera Course
Pacific Palisades, CA
48 Milwaukee Country Club - Milwaukee Course
River Hills, WI
49 Shoal Creek - Shoal Creek Course
Shoal Creek, AL
50 Castle Pines Golf Club - Castle Pines Course
Castle Rock, CO
51 The Golf Club - Golf Club Course
New Albany, OH
52 Sand Ridge Golf Club - Sand Ridge Course
Chardon, OH
53 Spyglass Hill Golf Course - Spyglass Hill Course
Pebble Beach, CA
54 The Quarry at LaQuinta - Quarry Course
La Quinta, CA
55 Forest Highlands Golf Club-Canyon Course - The Canyon Course
Flagstaff, AZ
56 Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club - Arcadia Bluffs Course
Arcadia, MI
57 The Camargo Club - Camargo Course
Cincinnati, OH
58 Cherry Hills Country Club - Cherry Hills Course
Englewood, CO
59 Scioto Country Club - Scioto Course
Columbus, OH
60 The Kittansett Club - Kittansett Course
Marion, MA
61 Blackwolf Run - River Course
Kohler, WI
62 Maidstone Club - West Course
East Hampton, NY
63 Princeville Resort-Makai Golf Course - Prince Course
Princeville, HI
64 Peachtree Golf Club - Peachtree Course
Atlanta, GA
65 Dallas National Golf Club - Dallas National Course
Dallas, TX
66 Ocean Forest Golf Club - Ocean Forest Course
Sea Island, GA
67 Mayacama Golf Club - Mayacama Course
Santa Rosa, CA
68 Double Eagle Club - Double Eagle Course
Galena, OH
69 Valley Club of Montecito - Valley Club Course
Santa Barbara, CA
70 Valhalla Golf Club - Valhalla Course
Louisville, KY
71 Long Cove Club - Long Cove Course
Hilton Head Island, SC
72 Hazeltine National Golf Club - Hazeltine National Course
Chaska, MN
73 Colonial Country Club - Colonial Course
Fort Worth, TX
74 Crooked Stick Golf Club - Crooked Stick Course
Carmel, IN
75 The Omni Homestead Resort - Lower Cascades Course
Hot Springs, VA
76 The Estancia Club - Estancia Course
Scottsdale, AZ
77 Laurel Valley Golf Club - Laurel Valley Course
Ligonier, PA
78 Sage Valley Golf Club - Sage Valley Course
Graniteville, SC
79 East Lake Golf Club - East Lake Course
Atlanta, GA
80 Sanctuary - Sanctuary Course
Sedalia, CO
81 Hawks Ridge Golf Club - Hawks Ridge Course
Ball Ground, GA
82 Aronimink Golf Club - Aronimink Course
Newtown Square, PA
83 The Preserve Golf Club - Preserve Course
Carmel, CA
84 Trump International Golf Club - West Palm Beach - Championship Course
West Palm Beach, FL
85 Black Diamond Ranch - Quarry Course
Lecanto, FL
86 Canterbury Golf Club, Inc. - Canterbury Course
Cleveland, OH
87 Grandfather Golf & Country Club - Grandfather Course
Linville, NC
88 Atlantic Golf Club - Atlantic Course
Water Mill, NY
89 Congressional Country Club - Blue Course
Bethesda, MD
90 Hudson National Golf Club - Hudson National Course
Croton On Hudson, NY
91 Pete Dye Golf Club - Pete Dye Course
Bridgeport, WV
92 Galloway National Golf Club - Galloway National Course
Absecon, NJ
93 Shoreacres - Shore Acres Course
Lake Bluff, IL
94 Old Waverly Golf Club - Old Waverly Course
West Point, MS
95 Plainfield Country Club - Plainfield Course
Edison, NJ
96 The Golf Club At Briar's Creek - Briar's Creek Course
Johns Island, SC
97 Harbour Town Golf Links - Harbour Town Course
Hilton Head Island, SC
98 TPC Sawgrass - Stadium Course
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
99 Sahalee Country Club - North Course
Sammamish, WA
99 Sahalee Country Club - South Course
Sammamish, WA
100 Eugene Country Club - Eugene Course
Eugene, OR
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