It’s here! GOLF’s 2020-21 ranking of the Top 100 Courses in the U.S.

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When it comes to course design, it’s the ultimate badge of honor: a spot on GOLF’s biennial rank of the best courses in America. This year, we welcome a record 17 new entries — and beauty you won’t find anywhere else.

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Top 100 Courses sorted by state and architect

More GOLF course rankings by region: Top 50 in Northeast | Top 50 in Southeast | Top 50 in Midwest | Top 50 in West

Course descriptions below by Ran Morrissett, Josh Sens and Hayes Jackson. Image above, of Pebble Beach’s 7th hole, by Channing Benjamin.

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1. Pine Valley 2. Cypress Point 3. Shinnecock Hills 4. National Golf Links of America 5. Oakmont 6. Augusta National 7. Sand Hills 8. Merion (East) 9. Fishers Island 10. Pebble Beach 11. Pinehurst (No. 2) 12. Los Angeles (North) 13. Friar's Head 14. Chicago GC 15. Winged Foot (West) 16. Crystal Downs 17. Riviera 18. Prairie Dunes 19. Pacific Dunes 20. Seminole 21. San Francisco 22. The Country Club (Clyde/Squirrel) 23. Somerset Hills 24. Shoreacres 25. Garden City 26. Camargo 27. California Golf Club of San Francisco 28. Southern Hills 29. Maidstone 30. Bethpage (Black) 31. Kiawah Island (Ocean) 32. Ohoopee Match Club 33. Inverness 34. Ballyneal 35. Oakland Hills (South) 36. Sleepy Hollow 37. Peachtree 38. Bandon Trails 39. Quaker Ridge 40. Oak Hill (East) 41. Old Town 42. The Golf Club 43. Myopia Hunt Club 44. Bandon Dunes 45. TPC Sawgrass (Stadium) 46. Winged Foot (East) 47. Yeamans Hall 48. Rock Creek Cattle Company 49. Whistling Straits (Straits) 50. Wade Hampton 51. Muirfield Village 52. Old Sandwich 53. Eastward Ho! 54. Olympic (Lake) 55. Valley Club of Montecito 56. Piping Rock 57. Plainfield 58. Kittansett 59. Pasatiempo 60. Pikewood National 61. Gamble Sands 62. The Creek 63. Honors Course 64. Essex 65. Moraine 66. Old Macdonald 67. Monterey Peninsula (Shore) 68. Bel-Air 69. Baltusrol (Lower) 70. Gozzer Ranch 71. Milwaukee 72. Congaree 73. Harbour Town 74. Ridgewood (W/E) 75. Baltimore (Five Farms East) 76. White Bear Yacht 77. Streamsong (Red) 78. St. Louis 79. Kingsley 80. Sheep Ranch 81. Shadow Creek 82. Prairie Club (Dunes) 83. Hollywood 84. Newport 85. Monterey Peninsula (Dunes) 86. Glens Falls 87. Lawsonia (Links)* 88. Wolf Point* 89. Aronimink 90. Mountain Ridge 91. Sand Valley (Sand Valley) 92. Pinehurst (No. 4) 93. Palmetto 94. Nanea* 95. Streamsong (Blue)* 96. Sand Valley (Mammoth Dunes) 97. Sebonack 98. Calusa Pines 99. Baltusrol (Upper) 100. Cherry Hills
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