North Berwick (West)

Founded
David Strath, 1895

East of Edinburgh sits this fabled links — at least in architectural circles — thanks to its 15th hole, the much-copied Redan, a par-3 played to an elevated, diagonal green. In the memorability department, however, it takes a backseat to the par-4 13th, The Pit, whose green sits directly behind a low stone wall. This year marks the course’s continued, impressive rise in the rankings as it now cracks the top 50 — and it doesn’t seem finished yet. (Up 14)