My Quest to Check Off Golf's Best Experiences

Golf Digest - America's 100 Greatest Public Courses (2017-18)


41 of 100 Checked Off



  1. Pebble Beach G. Links

  2. Pacific Dunes

  3. The Ocean Course

  4. Whistling Straits (Straits)

  5. Shadow Creek

  6. Pinehurst Resort (No. 2)

  7. Bandon Dunes

  8. Bethpage State Park (Black)

  9. Erin Hills G. Cse.

  10. Old Macdonald

  11. Spyglass Hill G. Cse.

  12. TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium)

  13. Arcadia Bluffs G.C.

  14. Bandon Trails

  15. Blackwolf Run (River)

  16. Karsten Creek G.C.

  17. Streamsong (Red)

  18. Pasatiempo G.C.

  19. Pete Dye Cse. at French Lick Resort

  20. The Prince Course

  21. Kapalua (Plantation)

  22. Streamsong (Blue)

  23. Harbour Town G. Links

  24. Chambers Bay

  25. Forest Dunes G.C.

  26. Manele Golf Course

  27. Omni Homestead (Cascades)

  28. The Highland Course at Primland

  29. Mauna Kea G. Cse.

  30. The Quarry at Giants Ridge

  31. The Greenbrier (Old White TPC)

  32. Sea Island G.C. (Seaside)

  33. Torrey Pines G. Cse. (South)

  34. Sentryworld G. Cse.

  35. The Broadmoor G.C. (East)

  36. Pronghorn Club (Nicklaus)

  37. Gamble Sands

  38. Fallen Oak

  39. May River G.C. at Palmetto Bluff

  40. The Harvester G.C.

  41. The Prairie Club (Dunes)

  42. CordeValle G.C.

  43. Old Waverly G.C.

  44. The Links at Spanish Bay

  45. Whistling Straits (Irish)

  46. Paa-Ko Ridge G.C.

  47. PGA West (TPC Stadium)

  48. Wolf Creek G.C.

  49. Dormie Club

  50. Crosswater

  51. Cog Hill G. & C.C. (No. 4 Dubsdread)

  52. Bulle Rock

  53. Tullymore G.C.

  54. The Dunes G. & Beach Club

  55. Tobacco Road G.C.

  56. Cascata

  57. The Wilderness at Fortune Bay

  58. The Classic at Madden's Resort

  59. The G. Courses of Lawsonia (Links)

  60. Blackwolf Run (Meadow Valleys)

  61. Trump National Doral Miami (Blue Monster)

  62. Poppy Hills G. Cse.

  63. Tetherow G.C.

  64. Pinehurst Resort (No. 8)

  65. The Virtues G.C.

  66. Spring Creek G.C.

  67. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort (Mystic Rock)

  68. Pine Needles Lodge & G.C.

  69. Troy Burne G.C.

  70. Wild Horse G.C.

  71. Red Sky Ranch & GC (Fazio)

  72. Bay Harbor G.C. (Links/Quarry)

  73. World Woods G.C. (Pine Barrens)

  74. Makai G.C. (Makai)

  75. Atunyote G.C.

  76. Pelican Hill G.C. (Ocean South)

  77. Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Fazio Canyons)

  78. Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear)

  79. Golden Horseshoe G.C. (Gold)

  80. Pumpkin Ridge (Ghost Creek)

  81. Red Sky G.C. (Norman)

  82. Hualalai G. Cse.

  83. TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks)

  84. The Bull at Pinehurst Farms

  85. Caledonia G. & Fish C.

  86. Quintero G.C.

  87. The Donald Ross Cse. at French Lick Resort

  88. Great Waters at Reynolds Lake Oconee

  89. The Prairie Club (Dunes)

  90. Kaluhyat G.C.

  91. Linville G.C.

  92. Edgewood Tahoe G. Cse.

  93. Mid Pines Inn & G.C.

  94. Belgrade Lakes GC

  95. Trump G. Links at Ferry Point

  96. The Coeur D'Alene Resort G. Course

  97. Pelican Hill GC (Ocean North)

  98. We-Ko-Pa G.C. (Saguaro)

  99. Dancing Rabbit G.C. (The Azaleas)

  100. Omni Barton Creek G.C. (Fazio Foothills)

Golf Magazine - Top 100 Golf Courses You Can Play (2016-17)


51 of 100 Checked Off


  1. Pebble Beach Golf Links

  2. Pacific Dunes

  3. Pinehurst (No. 2)

  4. Bethpage State Park (Black)

  5. Whistling Straits (Straits)

  6. Kiawah Island (Ocean)

  7. TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium)

  8. Bandon Dunes

  9. Harbour Town Golf Links

  10. Streamsong Resort (Red)

  11. Old Macdonald

  12. Bandon Trails

  13. Pasatiempo

  14. Streamsong Resort (Blue)

  15. Spyglass Hill 

  16. Shadow Creek

  17. Chambers Bay

  18. Trump National Doral (Blue Monster)

  19. Blackwolf Run (River)

  20. Torrey Pines Golf Course (South)

  21. Forest Dunes

  22. Sea Island (Seaside)

  23. Erin Hills

  24. Kapalua Resort (Plantation)

  25. Troon North (Pinnacle)

  26. Omni Homestead (Cascades)

  27. Trump National Golf Club (Los Angeles)

  28. The Highland Course at Primland Resort

  29. Caledonia Golf and Fish Club

  30. Fallen Oak at Beau Rivage Resort

  31. Cog Hill (No. 4)

  32. Mauna Kea 

  33. Dancing Rabbit (Azaleas)

  34. Paa-Ko Ridge

  35. World Woods (Pine Barrens)

  36. Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club

  37. The Greenbrier (Old White TPC)

  38. Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort (Nicklaus)

  39. Dunes Golf at Beach Club

  40. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Saguaro)

  41. Reynolds Plantation (Great Waters)

  42. Taconic

  43. Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point

  44. Manele

  45. Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club (Champ.)

  46. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Cholla)

  47. The Links at Spanish Bay

  48. Gamble Sands

  49. Bulle Rock

  50. CordeValle

  51. Red Sky Ranch (Norman)

  52. May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff

  53. Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club

  54. The Quarry at Giants Ridge

  55. Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Gold)

  56. PGA West (TPC Stadium)

  57. Dormie Club

  58. Troon North Golf Club (Monument)

  59. The Harvester Golf Club

  60. Cascata

  61. Mid Pines

  62. French Lick Resort (Pete Dye)

  63. Reynolds Lake Oconee (Oconee)

  64. Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club (Ghost Creek)

  65. Karsten Creek Golf Club

  66. Crosswater at Sunriver Resort

  67. The Broadmoor (East)

  68. Atunyote at Turning Stone Resort

  69. Linville Golf Club

  70. The Virtues 

  71. Wolf Creek Golf Club

  72. Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead)

  73. Wilderness Club

  74. Atlantic City Country Club

  75. The Links at Lighthouse Sound

  76. The Prairie Club (Dunes)

  77. True Blue

  78. SentryWorld

  79. Whistling Straits (Irish)

  80. Marquette Golf Club (Greywalls)

  81. Omni Barton Creek Resort (Fazio Canyons)

  82. Lake of Isles (North)

  83. Tullymore Golf Resort

  84. Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club

  85. Barefoot Resort (Love)

  86. Hammock Beach Resort (Ocean)

  87. The Golf Course of Lawsonia (Links)

  88. Tobacco Road Golf Club

  89. Pelican Hill Golf Club (Ocean South)

  90. The Glen Club

  91. Wild Horse Golf Club

  92. Sunday River Golf Club

  93. The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa

  94. La Quinta Resort (Mountain)

  95. Rustic Canyon Golf Course

  96. TPC Deere Run

  97. Bay Harbor (Links/Quarry)

  98. Wynn Las Vegas

  99. Grayhawk Golf Club (Talon)

  100. Circling Raven