This state has more Top 100 courses than any other

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Shinnecock Hills comes in at No. 3 in our latest Top 100 list.

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GOLF’s latest Top 100 Courses ranking is here, and with it comes plenty to discuss. From the biggest movers to the newbies on the list, much has changed since our last ranking, but one thing has remained constant — New York reigns king.

No, New York does not house the top course in the ranking (that honor goes to neighboring New Jersey, home of Pine Valley), but the Empire State does own the honor of being the state with the most Top 100 Courses. With 15 Top 100 gems, New York bests a slate of worthy challengers for the top spot including California (12), Ohio (7), New Jersey (6) and Massachusetts (6).

Check out below for a full state-by-state breakdown of our newest Top 100 Courses ranking.

Our Top 100 Courses in the U.S. broken down by state 

(With overall rank, course name, city, state, architect and year opened) 

New York (15)

3. Shinnecock Hills
Southampton, N.Y.
William Flynn, 1931

4. National Golf Links Of America
Southampton, N.Y.
C.B. Macdonald, 1911

9. Fishers Island
Fishers Island, N.Y.
Seth Raynor, 1926

15. Friar’s Head
Baiting Hollow, N.Y.
Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw, 2003

16. Winged Foot (West)
Mamaroneck, N.Y.
A.W. Tillinghast, 1923

28. Garden City
Garden City, N.Y.
Devereux Emmet, 1899/Walter Travis, 1906

29. Maidstone
East Hampton, N.Y.
John Park/Willie Park Jr., 1922

30. Bethpage (Black)
Farmingdale, N.Y.
A.W. Tillinghast, 1935

35. Sleepy Hollow
Scarborough, N.Y.
C.B. Macdonald/Seth Raynor, 1913/A.W. Tillinghast, 1929/Gil Hanse, 2017

37. Oak Hill (East)
Pittsford, N.Y.
Donald Ross, 1921/Andrew Green, 2020

43. Winged Foot (East)
Mamaroneck, N.Y.
A.W. Tillinghast, 1923

47. Quaker Ridge
Scarsdale, N.Y.
A.W. Tillinghast, 1926

61. The Creek
Locust Valley, N.Y.
C.B. Macdonald/Seth Raynor, 1923

68. Piping Rock
Locust Valley, N.Y.
C.B. Macdonald, 1911

83. Glens Falls
Queensbury, N.Y.
Donald Ross, 1920

California (12)

2. Cypress Point
Pebble Beach, Calif.
Alister Mackenzie, 1928

10. Los Angeles (North)
Los Angeles
George C. Thomas Jr., 1921

11. Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach, Calif.
Jack Neville/Douglas Grant, 1919

14. Riviera
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
George C. Thomas Jr./Billy Bell Sr., 1926

23. San Francisco
San Francisco, Calif.
A.W. Tillinghast, 1918

27. California Club Of San Francisco
So. San Francisco, Calif.
A.V. Macan, 1926/Alister Mackenzie, 1928/Kyle Phillips, 2007

49. Valley Club Of Montecito
Montecito, Calif.
Alister Mackenzie/Robert Hunter, 1929

58. Pasatiempo
Santa Cruz, Calif.
Alister Mackenzie, 1929

60. Olympic (Lake)
Daly City, Calif.
Sam Whiting, 1924

66. Monterey Peninsula (Shore)
Pebble Beach, Calif.
Bob Baldock, 1962/Mike Strantz, 2004

67. Bel-Air
Los Angeles
George C. Thomas Jr./William F. Bell, 1926

78. Monterey Peninsula (Dunes)
Pebble Beach, Calif.
Seth Raynor, 1924/Tom Fazio/Jackson Kahn, 2015

Ohio (7)

33. Inverness
Toledo, Ohio
Donald Ross, 1919/Andrew Green, 2017

34. Camargo
Cincinnati, Ohio
Seth Raynor, 1926

48. Muirfield Village
Dublin, Ohio
Jack Nicklaus/Desmond Muirhead, 1974

51. The Golf Club
New Albany, Ohio
Pete Dye, 1967

72. Moraine
Kettering, Ohio
Alex Campbell, 1930

73. Scioto
Columbus, Ohio
Donald Ross, 1916/Andrew Green, 2021

96. Brookside
Canton, Ohio
Donald Ross, 1922

Massachusetts (6)

22. The Country Club (Clyde/Squirrel)
Brookline, Mass.
TCC Members/Willie Campbell, 1899

42. Myopia Hunt Club
So. Hamilton, Mass.
H.C. Leeds, 1898

53. Old Sandwich
Plymouth, Mass.
Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw, 2004

57. Eastward Ho!
Chatham, Mass.
Herbert Fowler, 1922

62. Essex County
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.
Donald Ross, 1917

65. Kittansett
Marion, Mass.
William Flynn/Fred Hood, 1922

New Jersey (6)

1. Pine Valley
Pine Valley, N.J.
George Crump/H.S. Colt, 1918

26. Somerset Hills
Bernardsville, N.J.
A.W. Tillinghast, 1918

41. Baltusrol (Lower)
Springfield, N.J.
A.W. Tillinghast, 1922

69. Plainfield
Plainfield, N.J.
Donald Ross, 1916

74. Ridgewood (E/W)
Paramus, N.J.
A.W. Tillinghast, 1929

89. Hollywood
Deal, N.J. 
Walter Travis, 1915

Oregon (5)

17. Pacific Dunes
Bandon, Ore.
Tom Doak, 2001

40. Bandon Trails
Bandon, Ore.
Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw, 2005

46. Bandon Dunes
Bandon, Ore.
David McLay Kidd, 1999

77. Old Macdonald
Bandon, Ore.
Tom Doak/Jim Urbina, 2010

97. Sheep Ranch
Bandon, Ore.
Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw, 2020

South Carolina (5)

32. Kiawah Island (Ocean)
Kiawah Island, S.C.
Pete Dye, 1991

44. Yeamans Hall
Hanahan, S.C.
Seth Raynor, 1925

63. Harbour Town
Hilton Head, S.C.
Pete Dye/Jack Nicklaus, 1969

85. Congaree
Ridgeland, S.C.
Tom Fazio, 2017

99. Palmetto
Aiken, S.C.
H.C. Leeds, 1897/Alister Mackenzie, 1933

Florida (5)

21. Seminole
Juno Beach, Fla.
Donald Ross, 1929

50. TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium)
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Pete Dye, 1981

86. Streamsong (Red)
Streamsong, Fla.
Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw, 2012

92. Streamsong (Blue)
Streamsong, Fla.
Tom Doak, 2012

93. Calusa Pines
Naples, Fla.
Michael Hurdzan/Dana Fry, 2001

Wisconsin (4)

54. Whistling Straits (Straits)
Haven, Wis.
Pete Dye, 1998

75. Milwaukee
River Hills, Wis.
H.S. Colt/C.H. Alison, 1929

79. Lawsonia (Links)
Green Lake, Wis.
Bill Langford/Ted Moreau, 1930

98. Sand Valley (Sand Valley)
Nekoosa, Wis.
Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw, 2017

North Carolina (4)

12. Pinehurst (No. 2)
Pinehurst, N.C.
Donald Ross, 1907

38. Old Town
Winston-Salem, N.C.
Perry Maxwell, 1939

56. Wade Hampton
Cashiers, N.C.
Tom Fazio, 1987

100. Pinehurst (No. 4)
Pinehurst, N.C.
Donald Ross, 1919/Gil Hanse, 2017

Georgia (3)

7. Augusta National
Augusta, Ga.
Alister Mackenzie/Bobby Jones, 1933

36. Peachtree
Robert Trent Jones Sr./Bobby Jones, 1947

39. Ohoopee Match Club
Cobbtown, Ga.
Gil Hanse, 2018

Michigan (3)

19. Oakland Hills (South)
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Donald Ross, 1917/Robert Trent Jones Sr., 1950

20. Crystal Downs
Frankfort, Mich.
Alister Mackenzie/Perry Maxwell, 1932

90. Kingsley
Kingsley, Mich.
Mike Devries, 2001

Nebraska (3)

6. Sand Hills
Mullen, Neb.
Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw, 1994

59. CapRock Ranch
Valentine, Neb.
Hil Hanse/Jim Wagner 2021

94. Prairie Club (Dunes)
Valentine, Neb.
Tom Lehman/Chris Brands, 2010

Pennsylvania (3)

5. Oakmont
Oakmont, Penn.
Henry Fownes, 1903

8. Merion (East)
Ardmore, Penn.
Hugh Wilson, 1912

81. Aronimink
Newton Square, Penn.
Donald Ross, 1928

Colorado (2)

31. Ballyneal
Holyoke, Colo.
Tom Doak, 2006

88. Cherry Hills
Cherry Hills Village, Colo.
William Flynn, 1923

Illinois (2)

13. Chicago
Wheaton, Ill.
C.B. Macdonald, 1895/Seth Raynor, 1923

25. Shoreacres
Lake Bluff, Ill.
Seth Raynor, 1921

Maryland (2)

55. Congressional (Blue)
Bethesda, Md.
Devereux Emmet, 1924/Andrew Green, 2020

87. Baltimore (Five Farms East)
A.W. Tillinghast, 1926

Hawaii (1)

91. Nanea
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
David McLay Kidd, 2003

Idaho (1)

70. Gozzer Ranch
Harrison, Idaho
Tom Fazio, 2007

Kansas (1)

18. Prairie Dunes
Hutchinson, Kan.
Perry Maxwell, 1937/Press Maxwell, 1957

Minnesota (1)

71. White Bear Yacht Club
White Bear Lake, Minn.
William Watson, 1915

Missouri (1)

80. St. Louis
St. Louis
C.B. Macdonald, 1914

Montana (1)

45. Rock Creek Cattle Company
Deer Lodge, Mont.
Tom Doak, 2008

Nevada (1)

76. Shadow Creek
Las Vegas
Tom Fazio, 1990

Oklahoma (1)

24. Southern Hills
Tulsa, Okla.
Perry Maxwell, 1936

Rhode Island (1)

84. Newport
Newport, R.I.
William F. Davis, 1899/A.W. Tillinghast, 1924

Tennessee (1)

52. Honors Course
Ooltewah, Tenn.
Pete Dye, 1983

Washington (1)

82. Gamble Sands
Brewster, Wash.
David McLay Kidd, 2014

West Virginia (1)

64. Pikewood National
Morgantown, W.V.
J. Robert Gwynne/John Raese, 2009

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