Golfweek’s 2019 Ultimate Guide: Top 200 Residential Golf Courses


Here are the Top Residential Golf Courses in the United States as listed in Golfweek’s 2019 Ultimate Guide.

Each course is listed with its location, architect(s), year opened and an average ranking from all the Golfweek Raters who reviewed it:

Rank Course Location Architect(s) Year
Opened
Rating
Wade Hampton Club Cashiers, N.C. Tom Fazio 1988 8.06
2 Rock Creek Cattle Co. Deer Lodge, Mont. Tom Doak 2008 7.76
3 Estancia Scottsdale, Ariz. Tom Fazio 1995 7.58
4 Gozzer Ranch Arrowpoint, Idaho Tom Fazio 2007 7.54
5 Colorado GC Parker, Colo. Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw 2007 7.54
6 Oak Tree National Edmond, Okla. Pete Dye 1975 7.47
7 Huntsman Springs Driggs, Idaho David McLay Kidd 2009 7.46
8 Bluejack National Montgomery, Texas Tiger Woods 2016 7.42
9 Shooting Star Teton Village, Wyo. Tom Fazio 2009 7.41
10 Castle Pines Castle Rock, Colo. Jack Nicklaus 1981 7.35
11 Mountaintop Cashiers, N.C. Tom Fazio 2007 7.35
12 Pronghorn (Fazio) Bend, Ore. Tom Fazio 2006 7.30
13 Martis Camp Truckee, Calif. Tom Fazio 2007 7.27
14 Mayacama Santa Rosa, Calif. Jack Nicklaus 2001 7.24
15 Mountain Lake Lake Wales, Fla. Seth Raynor 1917 7.24
16 The Madison Club La Quinta, Calif. Tom Fazio 2006 7.21
17 The Stock Farm Hamilton, Mont. Tom Fazio 1999 7.20
18 Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta, Calif. Tom Fazio 1994 7.19
19 Grandfather G&CC Linville, N.C. Ellis Maples 1968 7.18
20 Johns Island West Vero Beach, Fla. Tom Fazio 1989 7.18
21 The Rim Payson, Ariz. Tom Weiskopf 1998 7.16
22 Diamond Creek Banner Elk, N.C. Tom Fazio 2003 7.14
23 Long Cove Hilton Head, S.C. Pete Dye 1982 7.13
24 Clear Creek Tahoe, Nev. Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw 2009 7.08
25 Cuscowilla Eatonton, Ga. Bill Coore,  Ben Crenshaw 1998 7.07
26 Forest Highlands (Canyon) Flagstaff, Ariz. Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf 1989 7.08
27 Patriot GC Owasso, Okla. Robert Trent Jones Jr. 2010 7.02
28 Glacier Mountain Course Durango, Colo. Hale Irwin,  Todd Schroeder 1975 7.01
29 Tradition at La Quinta La Quinta, Calif. Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay 1997 7.00
30 The Concession Bradenton, Fla. Jack Nicklaus 2006 6.97
31 Stone Canyon Oro Valley, Ariz. Jay Morrish 2000 6.95
32 Jupiter Hills Club (Hills) Tequesta, Fla. George Fazio 1970 6.94
33 Rainmakers Alto, N.M. Robert Trent Jones Jr. 2008 6.94
34 Kiawah Island (Cassique) Kiawah Island, S.C. Tom Watson 2000 6.93
35 Frederica St. Simons Island, Ga. Tom Fazio 2004 6.93
36 Lahontan Truckee, Calif. Tom Weiskopf 1999 6.93
37 Spring Island’s Old Tabby Links Okatie, S.C. Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay 1992 6.91
38 Paa-Ko Ridge Sandia Park, N.M. Ken Dye 2000 6.90
39 The Preserve Carmel, Calif. Tom Fazio 2000 6.87
40 The Cliffs at Mountain Park Travelers Rest, S.C. Gary Player 2013 6.82
41 Southern Highlands Las Vegas, Nev. Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1999 6.81
42 Redlands Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. Jim Engh 2001 6.81
43 Stone Eagle Palm Desert, Calif. Tom Doak 2005 6.81
44 Boot Ranch Fredericksburg, Texas Hal Sutton 2006 6.80
45 Black Rock Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Jim Engh 2003 6.80
46 The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards Sunset, S.C. Tom Fazio 1999 6.79
47 Old Waverly West Point, Miss. Bob Cupp, Jerry Pate 1988 6.79
48 The Bear’s Club Jupiter, Fla. Jack Nicklaus 2000 6.76
49 Forest Creek (North) Southern Pines, N.C. Tom Fazio 2005 6.76
50 Victory Ranch Park City, Utah Rees Jones 2009 6.70
The second to last group at No. 18 during the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational.
No. 10 at Isleworth Golf and Country Club in Orlando.

 

Rank Course Location Architect(s) Year Opened Rating
51 Spanish Oaks Bee Cave, Texas Bobby Weed 2002 6.70
52 Talisker Club Tuhaye, Utah Mark O’Meara 2005 6.70
53 Briggs Ranch San Antonio, Texas Tom Fazio 2001 6.70
54 Black Diamond Ranch (Quarry) Lecanto, Fla. Tom Fazio 1988 6.70
55 The Ford Plantation Richmond Hill, Ga. Pete Dye 1987 6.69
56 The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio) The Woodlands, Texas Tom Fazio 2004 6.68
57 Rancho Santa Fe CC Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Max Behr 1927 6.68
58 Promontory (Painted Valley) Park City, Utah Jack Nicklaus 2007 6.68
59 The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Robert Trent Jones Jr. 2001 6.67
60 GC at Ravenna Littleton, Colo. Jay Morrish 2007 6.65
61 Eldorado Indian Wells, Calif. Tom Fazio, 2003 6.65
62 Black Rock Hingham, Mass. Brian Silva 2002 6.63
63 Colleton River (Nicklaus) Bluffton, S.C. Jack Nicklaus 1993 6.63
64 Quintero Peoria, Ariz. Rees Jones 2000 6.62
65 Tetherow Bend, Ore. David McLay Kidd 2008 6.62
66 Olde Stone Bowling Green, Ky. Arthur Hills 2006 6.62
67 Champion Hills  Hendersonville, N.C. Tom Fazio 1991 6.61
68 Currahee Club Toccoa, Ga. Jim Fazio 2004 6.61
69 Kohanaiki Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Rees Jones 2014 6.61
70 Escondido Horseshoe Bay, Texas Tom Fazio 2006 6.60
71 Kiawah Island (River) Kiawah, S.C. Tom Fazio 1995 6.60
72 Glenwild Park City, Utah Tom Fazio 2001 6.58
73 Snake River Sporting Club Jackson, Wyo. Tom Weiskopf 2006 6.57
74 Desert Highlands Scottsdale, Ariz. Jack Nicklaus 1984 6.57
75 Sailfish Point Hutchinson Island, Fla. Jack Nicklaus 1984 6.56
76 Dalhousie Cape Girardeau, Mo. Gary Nicklaus 2002 6.56
77 Isleworth G&CC Orlando Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay,
Steve Smyers
1986 6.54
78 Forest Creek (South) Southern Pines, N.C. Tom Fazio 1996 6.53
79 Troon CC Scottsdale, Ariz. Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf 1985 6.53
80 Big Horn (Canyons) Palm Desert, Calif. Tom Fazio 1998 6.53
81 Hideaway (Clark) La Quinta, Calif. Clive Clark 2004 6.52
82 Forest Highlands (Meadow) Flagstaff, Ariz. Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskop 1999 6.52
83 Golf Club at Briar’s Creek Johns Island, S.C. Rees Jones 2001 6.51
84 Greenbrier Sporting Club
(The Snead)
White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Tom Fazio 2004 6.51
85 Lake Nona Orlando Tom Fazio 1984 6.51
86 Wickenburg Ranch Wickenburg, Ariz. Wendell Pickett, Bill Brownlee 2015 6.50
87 Loxahatchee Jupiter, Fla. Jack Nicklaus 1984 6.49
88 Mirabel Scottsdale, Ariz. Tom Fazio 2001 6.48
89 Vaquero Westlake, Texas Tom Fazio 2001 6.49
90 Golf Club of Georgia (Lakeside) Alpharetta, Ga. Arthur Hills 1991 6.48
91 GC at Fiddler’s Creek (Creek) Naples, Fla. Arthur Hills 2002 6.47
92 Pine Canyon Flagstaff, Ariz. Jay Morrish 2004 6.47
93 SouthShore Henderson, Nev. Jack Nicklaus 1996 6.46
94 The Powder Horn GC Sheridan, Wyo. Dick Bailey 1997 6.45
95 Colleton River (Dye) Bluffton, S.C. Pete Dye 1998 6.45
96 The Virginian Bristol, Va. Tom Fazio 1993 6.44
97 The Club at Rock Creek Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Tom Weiskopf, 2012 6.44
98 Las Campanas (Sunset) Santa Fe, N.M. Jack Nicklaus, 2000 6.44
99 Horseshoe Bay CC
(Summit Rock)
Horseshoe Bay, Texas Jack Nicklaus 2012 6.44
100 Old Marsh Palm Beach Gardens, Fla Pete Dye 1988 6.43
Hole 5, River Course Golf Course
Hole No. 5 at the Kiawah (S.C.) Island Club. (Kiawah Island Club)
Trump National Golf Club - Jupiter Designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, this 18-hole masterpiece is innovative in both the challenge it presents and in the elements of the course itself. Special design features, such as deep pot bunkers and the one-of-a-kind island green, offer a uniqueness of appearance and a certain challenge to golfers. An immaculate ballroom, world-class dining, luxurious pool complex and rejuvenating spa offer the finest in amenities for the entire family to enjoy.
Trump National Golf Club – Jupiter was designed by Jack Nicklaus.

 

Rank Course Location Architect(s) Year Opened Rating
101 Trump National GC – Jupiter Jupiter, Fla. Jack Nicklaus 2002 6.42
102 Wexford Hilton Head Island, S.C. Willard Byrd, Arnold Palmer 1984 6.41
103 Somerby Byron, Minn. John Fought 2004 6.41
104 The Wilderness Club
of Montana
Eureka, Mont. Nick Faldo 2009 6.41
105 Silverleaf Scottsdale, Ariz. Tom Weiskopf 2002 6.39
106 Vintage Club (Mountain) Indian Wells, Calif. Tom Fazio 1981 6.39
107 Kinderlou Forest Valdosta, Ga. Davis Love III 2004 6.39
108 Vintage Club (Desert) Indian Wells, Calif. Tom Fazio 1983 6.38
109 Squire Creek Choudrant, La. Tom Fazio 2002 6.38
110 Hammock Dunes (Creek) Palm Coast, Fla. Rees Jones 2003 6.36
111 Ballyhack Roanoke, Va. Lester George 2009 6.36
112 Club at Carlton Woods (Nicklaus) The Woodlands, Texas Jack Nicklaus 2001 6.36
113 Belfair (West) Bluffton, S.C. Tom Fazio 1996 6.36
114 Haig Point Daufuskie Island, S.C. Rees Jones 1986 6.35
115 Linville Ridge Linville, N.C. George Cobb 1983 6.35
116 Cliffs at Walnut Cove Arden, N.C. Jack Nicklaus 2005 6.35
117 Treyburn Durham, N.C. Tom Fazio 1990 6.35
118 The Territory Duncan, Okla. Randy Heckenkemper 2005 6.35
119 The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge Snoqualmie, Wash. Jack Nicklaus 1999 6.34
120 Creighton Farms Aldie, Va. Jack Nicklaus 2008 6.34
121 Red Ledges Heber City, Utah Jack Nicklaus 2009 6.33
122 Montreux Reno, Nev. Jack Nicklaus 1997 6.33
123 Black Creek Chattanooga, Tenn. Brian Silva 1999 6.33
124 Toscana (South) Indian Wells, Calif. Jack Nicklaus 2005 6.32
125 Farms GC Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Pete Dye, Perry Dye,  John Fought, Tom Lehman, 1998 6.31
126 Reserve at Lake Keowee Sunset, S.C. Jack Nicklaus 2002 6.30
127 Cordillera Ranch Boerne, Texas Jack Nicklaus 2007 6.29
128 Desert Mountain (Chiricahua) Scottsdale, Ariz. Jack Nicklaus 1999 6.29
129 TPC River Highlands Cromwell, Conn. Bobby Weed 1991 6.28
130 Club at Porto Cima Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. Bruce Borland, Jack Nicklaus 2000 6.28
131 Harbor Club Greensboro, Ga. Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf 1991 6.28
132 Cherry Creek Arapahoe, Colo. Jack Nicklaus, Jack Nicklaus II 2002 6.27
133 Southern Hills Plantation Club Brooksville, Fla. Pete Dye 2005 6.27
134 Santaluz Club Santaluz, Calif. Rees Jones 2002 6.26
135 Old North State Club
(Uwharrie Point)
Albemarie, N.C. Tom Fazio 1992 6.26
136 The Gallery (North) Marana, Ariz. John Fought, Tom Lehman 1998 6.24
137 The Gallery (North) Marana, Ariz. John Fought, Tom Lehman 1998 6.24
138 Las Campanas (Sunrise) Santa Fe, N.M. Jack Nicklaus 1993 6.23
139 Seven Canyons Sedona, Ariz. Tom Weiskopf 2003 6.23
140 Reynolds Lake Oconee (Oconee) Oconee, Ga. Rees Jones 2000 6.22
141 Tidewater Myrtle Beach, S.C. Ken Tomlinson 1993 6.22
142 Carnegie Abbey Portsmouth, R.I. Donald Steel 2000 6.22
143 Coyote Springs (Chase) Coyote Springs, Nev. Jack Nicklaus 2008 6.19
144 Tullymore Stanwood, Mich. Jim Engh 2001 6.18
145 Three Creek Ranch Jackson, Wyo. Rees Jones 2005 6.17
146 Whitehall McCall, Idaho Andy North, John Fought 1995 6.17
147 Golden Ocala Ocala, Fla. Ron Garl 1986 6.13
148 Belfair (East) Bluffton, S.C. Tom Fazio 1999 6.13
149 Superstition Mountain
(Lost Gold)
Superstition Mountain, Ariz. Jack Nicklaus 1998 6.12
150 TPC Potomac Potomac, Md. Jim Hardy, Steve Wenzloff 2009 6.10

 

POTOMAC, MD - JUNE 29: Tiger Woods walks to the 12th green during the second round of the Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac on June 29, 2018 in Potomac, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Tiger Woods walks to the 12th green during the final Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac (Md.) this past June. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)
TPC Summerlin offers a little water and green in the Nevada desert. (TPC Summerlin)

 

Rank Course Location Architect(s) Year Opened Rating
151 Quechee Club (Highland) Quechee, Vt. Geoffrey S. Cornish,
William G. Robinson
1902 6.10
152 The River Club Suwanee, Ga. Greg Norman 2005 6.09
153 Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club Vero Beach, Fla. Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay 1990 6.09
154 Andalusia La Quinta, Calif. Rees Jones 2006 6.08
155 Schaffer’s Mill Truckee, Calif. John Harbottle, Johnny Miller 2008 6.07
156 Saddle Creek Copperopolis, Calif. Ted Buchanan, Carter Morrish 1996 6.07
157 Cliffs at Keowee Falls Salem, S.C. Jack Nicklaus 2007 6.06
158 Berkeley Hall (North) Bluffton, S.C. Tom Fazio 2001 6.06
159 Hideaway (Dye) La Quinta, Calif. Pete Dye 2001  6.06
160 The Peninsula Millsboro, Del. Jack Nicklaus 2006 6.06
161 Mirasol (Sunset) Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Tom Fazio 2003 6.06
162 Desert Mountain (Geronimo) Scottsdale, Ariz. Jack Nicklaus 1989 6.06
163 Grizzly Ranch Portola, Calif. Bob Cupp 2005 6.05
164 Victoria Hills Deland, Fla. Ron Garl 2003 6.05
165 Dakota Dunes Dakota Dunes, S.D. Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay 1991 6.05
166 TPC Summerlin Las Vegas, Nev. Bobby Weed 1992 6.05
167 TPC Craig Ranch McKinney, Texas Tom Weiskopf 2004 6.04
168 Cliffs at Keowee Springs Six Mile, S.C. Tom Fazio 2008 6.03
169 Desert Mountain (Cochise) Scottsdale, Ariz. Jack Nicklaus 1987 6.03
170 GC at Irish Creek Kannapolis, N.C. Davis Love III 2007 6.02
171 Parkland G&CC Parkland, Fla. Greg Norman 2004 6.02
172 Black Diamond Ranch (Ranch) Lecanto, Fla. Tom Fazio 1996 6.01
173 Conestoga Mesquite, Nev. Gary Panks 2010 6.01
174 White Horse Kingston, Wash. Cynthia Dye McGarey 2007 6.01
175 Gleneagles (Legends) Delray Beach, Fla. Karl Litten, Kip Schulties 1985 6.01
176 Pinehurst No. 9 Pinehurst, N.C. Jack Nicklaus 1988 6.00
177 Windsor Polo Club Vero Beach, Fla. Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1991 6.00
178 Orangeburg CC Orangeburg, S.C. Ellis Maples 1959 5.99
179 Aspen Glen Carbondale, Colo. Jack Nicklaus, Jack Nicklaus II 1998 5.98
180 GC at Gray’s Crossing Truckee, Calif. Jim Hardy, Peter Jacobsen 2007 5.98
181 Wedgewood G&CC Powell, Ohio Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1990 5.98
182 Superstition Mountain (Prospector) Superstition Mountain, Ariz. Jack Nicklaus 1997 5.98
183 TPC Sugarloaf Duluth, Ga. Greg Norman 1997 5.97
184 Frenchmans Creek (North) Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Bob Cupp, Jim Fazio,
Gardner Dickinson
1971 5.97
185 Rancho La Quinta (Jones) La Quinta, Calif. Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1995 5.96
186 Shark’s Tooth Lake Powell, Fla. Greg Norman 2002 5.96
187 Winchester Meadow Vista, Calif. Robert Trent Jones Jr. 2000 5.96
188 Sagamore Noblesville, Ind. Jack Nicklaus 2003 5.96
189 The Oaks Club (Eagle) Osprey, Fla. Arthur Hills 2008 5.95
190 Red Rock Rapid City, S.D. Ron Farris 2002 5.95
191 Creek Club Oconee, Ga. Jim Engh 2007 5.94
192 Miramont Bryan, Texas Robert Trent Jones Jr. 2006 5.93
193 Royal Oaks (Houston) Houston, Texas Brian Curley, Lee Schmidt 2000 5.93
194 Hammock Dunes (Links) Palm Coast, Fla. Tom Fazio 1989 5.93
195 Turner Hill Ipswich, Mass. Dana Fry, Michael Hurdzan 2003 5.93
196 Boca West (Dye 4) Boca Raton, Fla. Pete Dye 2006 5.93
197 PGA Golf Club (Wanamaker) Port St. Lucie, Fla. Tom Fazio 1999 5.93
198 Independence GC Midlothian, Va. Tom Fazio, Lester George 2002 5.93
199 Black Bull Bozeman, Mont. Tom Weiskopf 2008 5.93
200 Hunters Run (East) Boynton Beach, Fla. Bruce Devlin,
Robert von Hagge
1979 5.93

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