Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the U.S. 2005 (2005)

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

Top 100 Courses in the U.S. 2005

Rank Golf Course Location
1 Pine Valley Golf Club - Pine Valley Course
Pine Valley, NJ
2 Cypress Point Club - Cypress Point Course
Pebble Beach, CA
3 Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta National Course
Augusta, GA
4 Shinnecock Hills Golf Club - Shinnecock Hills Course
Southampton, NY
5 Pebble Beach Golf Links - Pebble Beach Course
Pebble Beach, CA
6 Sand Hills Golf Club - Sand Hills Course
Mullen, NE
7 Merion Golf Club - East Course
Ardmore, PA
8 Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes Course
Bandon, OR
9 Oakmont Country Club - Oakmont Course
Oakmont, PA
10 Pinehurst Resorts LLC - #2 Course
Pinehurst, NC
11 National Golf Links of America - National Course
Southampton, NY
12 Seminole Golf Club - Seminole Course
Juno Beach, FL
13 Crystal Downs Country Club - Crystal Downs Course
Frankfort, MI
14 San Francisco Golf Club - San Francisco Course
San Francisco, CA
15 Prairie Dunes Country Club - Prairie Dunes Course
Hutchinson, KS
16 Winged Foot Golf Club - West Front 9 Course
Mamaroneck, NY
17 Fishers Island Club - Fishers Island Course
Fishers Island, NY
18 Oakland Hills Country Club - South Course
Bloomfield Hills, MI
19 Bethpage State Park Golf Course - Black Course
Farmingdale, NY
20 Chicago Golf Club - Chicago Course
Wheaton, IL
21 The Country Club Brookline - Clyde Course
Chestnut Hill, MA
22 Riviera Country Club - Riviera Course
Pacific Palisades, CA
23 Muirfield Village Golf Club - Muirfield Village Course
Dublin, OH
24 Oak Hill Country Club - East Course
Rochester, NY
25 Baltusrol Golf Club - Lower Course
Springfield, NJ
26 The Olympic Club - Lake Course
San Francisco, CA
27 Southern Hills Country Club - Front Nine/Back Nine Course
Tulsa, OK
28 Whistling Straits - Straits Course
Sheboygan, WI
29 TPC Sawgrass - Stadium Course
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
30 Royal Vista Golf Course - North Course
Walnut, CA
31 The Golf Club - Golf Club Course
New Albany, OH
32 Medinah Country Club - Course 3
Medinah, IL
33 Kiawah Island Golf Resort Cougar Point Course - Ocean Course
Kiawah Island, SC
34 Harbour Town Golf Links - Harbour Town Course
Hilton Head Island, SC
35 Quaker Ridge Golf Club - Quaker Ridge Course
Scarsdale, NY
36 Winged Foot Golf Club - East Course
Mamaroneck, NY
37 Inverness Club - Inverness Course
Toledo, OH
38 Maidstone Club - West Course
East Hampton, NY
39 Garden City Country Club - Garden City Course
Garden City, NY
40 Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Bandon Dunes Course
Bandon, OR
41 Friar's Head - Friar's Head Course
Riverhead, NY
42 Shoreacres - Shore Acres Course
Lake Bluff, IL
43 Scioto Country Club - Scioto Course
Columbus, OH
44 Somerset Hills Country Club - Somerset Hills Course
Bernardsville, NJ
45 Congressional Country Club - Blue Course
Bethesda, MD
46 Shadow Creek Golf Club - Shadow Creek Course
North Las Vegas, NV
47 Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Bandon Trails Course
Bandon, OR
48 Trump National Golf Club - Bedminster - Old Course
Bedminster, NJ
49 Spyglass Hill Golf Course - Spyglass Hill Course
Pebble Beach, CA
50 The Camargo Club - Camargo Course
Cincinnati, OH
51 Ocean Forest Golf Club - Ocean Forest Course
Sea Island, GA
52 East Lake Golf Club - East Lake Course
Atlanta, GA
53 Wade Hampton Golf Club - Wade Hampton Course
Cashiers, NC
54 Colonial Country Club - Colonial Course
Fort Worth, TX
55 Peachtree Golf Club - Peachtree Course
Atlanta, GA
56 The Omni Homestead Resort - Lower Cascades Course
Hot Springs, VA
57 The Honors Course - Honors Course
Ooltewah, TN
58 Valley Club of Montecito - Valley Club Course
Santa Barbara, CA
59 Yeamans Hall Club - Yeamans Hall Course
Charleston, SC
60 Torrey Pines Golf Course - South Course
La Jolla, CA
61 Cherry Hills Country Club - Cherry Hills Course
Englewood, CO
62 Olympia Fields Country Club - North Course
Olympia Fields, IL
63 Baltimore Country Club - East Course
Lutherville Timonium, MD
64 The Golf Club At Briar's Creek - Briar's Creek Course
Johns Island, SC
65 Plainfield Country Club - Plainfield Course
Edison, NJ
66 World Woods Golf Club - Pine Barrens Course
Brooksville, FL
67 Hazeltine National Golf Club - Hazeltine National Course
Chaska, MN
68 Baltusrol Golf Club - Upper Course
Springfield, NJ
69 Piping Rock Club - Piping Rock Course
Locust Valley, NY
70 Myopia Hunt Club - Myopia Hunt Course
South Hamilton, MA
71 Pasatiempo Golf Club - Pasatiempo Course
Santa Cruz, CA
72 The Kittansett Club - Kittansett Course
Marion, MA
73 Trump International Golf Club - West Palm Beach - Championship Course
West Palm Beach, FL
74 Pete Dye Golf Club - Pete Dye Course
Bridgeport, WV
75 Milwaukee Country Club - Milwaukee Course
River Hills, WI
76 Forest Highlands Golf Club-Canyon Course - The Canyon Course
Flagstaff, AZ
77 The Course At Yale - Yale University Course
New Haven, CT
78 Long Cove Club - Long Cove Course
Hilton Head Island, SC
79 Desert Forest Golf Club - Desert Forest Course
Carefree, AZ
80 Double Eagle Club - Double Eagle Course
Galena, OH
81 Newport Country Club - Newport Course
Newport, RI
82 Bel-Air Country Club - Bel-Air Course
Los Angeles, CA
83 The Creek Club - Creek Course
Locust Valley, NY
84 Cascata - Cascata Course
Boulder City, NV
85 Black Diamond Ranch - Quarry Course
Lecanto, FL
86 Holston Hills Country Club - Holston Hills Course
Knoxville, TN
87 Canterbury Golf Club, Inc. - Canterbury Course
Cleveland, OH
88 Firestone Country Club - South Course
Akron, OH
89 Crooked Stick Golf Club - Crooked Stick Course
Carmel, IN
90 The Bridge - Bridge Course
Sag Harbor, NY
90 The Ridgewood Country Club - East Course
Paramus, NJ
91 The Ridgewood Country Club - West Course
Paramus, NJ
92 Calusa Pines Golf Club - Calusa Pines Course
Naples, FL
93 Bellerive Country Club - Bellerive Course
Saint Louis, MO
94 Wannamoisett Country Club - Wannamoisett Course
Rumford, RI
95 Sea Island Golf Club - Seaside Course
Saint Simons Island, GA
96 Interlachen Country Club - Interlachen Course
Edina, MN
97 Atlantic Golf Club - Atlantic Course
Water Mill, NY
98 Lehigh Country Club - Lehigh Course
Allentown, PA
99 Salem Country Club - Salem Course
Peabody, MA
100 Blackwolf Run - River Course
Kohler, WI
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