Course With so many distinguished links courses in Scotland, it’s hard to single out Muirfled, but quite frankly, when you’ve hosted 16 British Opens, you probably deserve to be at the top of the list. 6. Royal Melbourne G.C. East Course. Royal Melbourne G.C. East Course.
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ARCHITECT 1. Pine Valley. Pine Valley, NJ. ARCHITECT. George Crump / Harry S. Colt. YEAR BUILT. 1918. Analyzing a golf course need not be complicated. One simple but effective way to judge a design is by the quality of the course’s property, its hazards and greens.
2. Cypress Point. Pebble Beach, CA. ARCHITECT. Alister MacKenzie. YEAR BUILT. 1928. It’s almost inconceivable that land this stunning was made available for golf. For the lucky few who get to play here, they enjoy one of the game’s most inspiring walks as Alister MacKenzie’s design effortlessly transports the player around the diverse property.
3. St. Andrews (Old Course) St. Andrews, Scotland. ARCHITECT. Old Tom Morris. YEAR BUILT. 1400. The birthplace of golf features blind bunkers, huge double greens, quirks such as the Road Hole and Hell Bunker and strategic options that vary with the day’s wind.
4. Shinnecock Hills. Southampton, NY. ARCHITECT. William Flynn. YEAR BUILT. 1931. Venue for five U.S. Opens since 1986, most recently in 2018, this is William Flynn’s design masterpiece.
5. National Golf Links of America. Southampton, NY. ARCHITECT. C.B. Macdonald. YEAR BUILT. 1911. NGLA, or “National,” as it’s known, brought Seth Raynor and C.B. Macdonald together for the first time and what they created still stands as a marvel of strategic design.
6. Royal County Down. Newcastle, Nothern Ireland. ARCHITECT. Old Tom Morris. YEAR BUILT. 1889. The evolution over more than 130 years of this design is fascinating and has yielded what many consider to be the game’s finest front nine.
7. Royal Melbourne (West) Black Rock, Australia. ARCHITECT. Alister MacKenzie. YEAR BUILT. 1931. The immense appeal of Alister MacKenzie’s Golden Age masterwork is captured by former world No. 1 Nick Faldo: “I love the way it plays firm and fast-running, the way the bunkering frames and almost intrudes into the putting surfaces and the brilliance of the bunkering style with the native scrubby look.
8. Oakmont. Oakmont, PA. ARCHITECT. Henry Fownes. YEAR BUILT. 1903. No course thrives more on looking mean. Indeed, the beauty of Oakmont is how it doesn’t doll itself up, and yet to a purist the view from the crest of the hill on 15 is as breathtaking as any in the country.
9. Augusta National. Augusta, GA. ARCHITECT. Alister MacKenzie/Bobby Jones. YEAR BUILT. 1933. Augusta National is the vision of Bobby Jones and his chosen architect, Alister MacKenzie.
10. Sand Hills. Mullen, NE. ARCHITECT. Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw. YEAR BUILT. 1995. Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw moved teaspoons of dirt to construct the most natural, hew-to-the-land layout built since World War II.
Course 1. Cypress Point. Cypress Point Club is set at the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains on the very tip of the Monterey Peninsula and the cliff top terrain is varied and thrilling.
2. Pine Valley. Pine Valley Golf Club was the dream of a Philadelphian hotelier, George Crump, who sadly died before its completion. The legacy he left behind is universally considered to be the perfect example of penal golf course architecture.
3. Shinnecock Hills. Not only was Shinnecock Hills Golf Club one of the five founding members of the USGA but also it was where one of the first specifically designed golf clubhouses was built.
4. Royal County Down (Championship) Royal County Down Golf Club is at Newcastle, a little holiday town nestling at the feet of the majestic Mountains of Mourne.
5. National Golf Links of America. National Golf Links of America is a golf course of monumental historical importance, it’s a “Bear’s Best”, or “Blair's Best” of the early 20th century.
6. Royal Melbourne (West) The West course at Royal Melbourne Golf Club is generally acknowledged as the best course in Australia and one of Doctor Alister MacKenzie's finest designs.
7. Oakmont. Apart from Augusta National, Oakmont Country Club has hosted more major Championships than any other course in the U.S. and it’s considered by many to be the toughest golf course in the world.
8. Trump Turnberry (Ailsa) The Ailsa course at the Turnberry Resort is probably the most scenic Open Championship golf course. Located right next to the Firth of Clyde, with craggy rocks and superb views across to the Mull of Kintyre
9. St Andrews (Old) No other course has hosted more Opens than the Old Course at St Andrews. Its 29th Open and the 144th Open Championship returned “to the Home of Golf” in 2015.
10. Sand Hills. Sand Hills Golf Club is a club to respect and those in the know admire their non-commerciality and that is a delightful break from tradition these days
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Many of these great layouts have been ranked within the World Top 100 since golf course rankings began. The Old course at St Andrews, Augusta National, Royal Melbourne, Pebble Beach and Muirfield are all championship venues with centuries of history. Any list that failed to feature any of the aforementioned courses would be unbelievable.
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National Golf Links of America is a golf course of monumental historical importance, it’s a “Bear’s Best”, or “Blair's Best” of the early 20th century. The West course at Royal Melbourne Golf Club is generally acknowledged as the best course in Australia and one of Doctor Alister MacKenzie's finest designs.
We should rejoice in the fact that the World 100 Greatest has room for at least one museum piece of golf architecture—an authentic relic from a time when golfers played cross-country without benefit of crisply mown turf and inviting targets. The third hole demands a forced carry over notorious Cardinal bunker.