Muirfield

Golf Top 100 Courses in the United States
Muirfield
Founded
Old Tom Morris, 1891/H.S. Colt, 1925, 1925

This 16-time Open venue was never more testing or memorable than in 2013, when Phil Mickelson rode his 3-wood to victory. The course so impressed Jack Nicklaus in his 1966 win that he named his own major-worthy course in Ohio after it. Tom Weiskopf cites the primary appeal: “The continuous change in direction from hole to hole leads to different winds, great balance and maximum variety.” (Down 2)