Golf Digest have updated their top 100 American golf course rankings! Eight new courses have made it into the rankings. In 2013 their official golf course ranking list is as follows:
1. (2) PINE VALLEY G.C.
Pine Valley, N.J. / George Crump & H.S. Colt (1918)
2. (1) AUGUSTA NATIONAL G.C.
Augusta, Ga. / Alister Mackenzie & Bobby Jones (1933)
3. (5) CYPRESS POINT CLUB
Pebble Beach / Alister Mackenzie (1928)
4. (3) SHINNECOCK HILLS G.C.
Southampton, N.Y. / William Flynn (1931)
5. (4) OAKMONT C.C.
Oakmont, Pa. / Henry Fownes (1903)
7. (6) PEBBLE BEACH G. LINKS
Pebble Beach / Jack Neville & Douglas Grant (1919)
8. (8) WINGED FOOT G.C. (WEST)
Mamaroneck, N.Y. / A.W. Tillinghast (1923)
9. (9) SAND HILLS G.C.
Mullen, Neb. / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (1994)
10. (11) FISHERS ISLAND CLUB
Fishers Island, N.Y. / Seth Raynor & Charles Banks (1926)
|The Pine Valley golf course.|
Overall, there's not a notable shift in the top 10 of the rankings at least. Fishers Island Club, in New York, is one of the new entries at number 10. This is a supposed Cypress Point of the east, a coastal course which has a variety of holes located along Block Island Sound.
Aside from that, the top 10 are pretty much the same. Cypress Point, at Pebble Beach, is another of the climbers, which is the shortest course in the top 10. That's the one with the terrific par-3 hole, which has green separated from the tee by its ocean coastline. Its neighboring course, Pebble Beach Links, has dropped a place, but remains the top ranked U.S. public course.
I'm sure I've added posts about some of these courses in previous posts on AG. Check them out via the archives. For the full rankings check out the Golf Digest site.