Golfweek’s Best 2023: Top 200 residential golf courses in the U.S.

Welcome to Golfweek’s Best 2023 list of top residential golf courses in the United States.

The hundreds of members of our course-ratings panel continually evaluate courses and rate them based on our 10 criteria. They also file a single, overall rating on each course. Those overall ratings on each course are averaged to produce a final, cumulative rating. Then each course is ranked against other courses in the region.

This list focuses on the golf courses themselves, not the communities as a whole or other amenities. Each golf course included is listed with its average rating from 1 to 10, its location, architect(s) and the year it opened.

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Nos. 1-25

Sand Valley’s Mammoth Dunes in Wisconsin (Courtesy of Sand Valley/Brandon Carter)

1. Wade Hampton Club 8.15
Cashiers, N.C.; Tom Fazio (1987)

T2. Estancia 7.86
Scottsdale, Ariz.; Tom Fazio (1995)

T2. Rock Creek Cattle Company 7.86
Deer Lodge, Mont.; Tom Doak (2008)

4. The Stock Farm 7.74
Hamilton, Mont.; Tom Fazio (1999)

5. Colorado Golf Club 7.65
Parker, Colo.; Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw (2007)

6. Gozzer Ranch 7.60
Harrison, Idaho; Tom Fazio (2007)

7. Sand Valley (Mammoth Dunes)* 7.59
Nekoosa, Wis.; David McLay Kidd (2018)

8. Sand Valley (Sand Valley)* 7.54
Nekoosa, Wis.; Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw (2017)

9. Oak Tree National 7.37
Edmond, Okla.; Pete Dye (1976)

10. Martis Camp 7.34
Truckee, Calif.; Tom Fazio (2008)

11. Diamond Creek 7.32
Banner Elk, N.C.; Tom Fazio (2003)

12. Castle Pines 7.31
Castle Rock, Colo.; Jack Nicklaus (1981)

T13. Shooting Star GC 7.30
Teton Village, Wyo.; Tom Fazio (2009)

T13. Madison Club* 7.30
La Quinta, Calif.; Tom Fazio (2007)

T15. Mountain Lake 7.29
Lake Wales, Fla.; Seth Raynor (1917)

T15. The Quarry at La Quinta 7.29
La Quinta, Calif.; Tom Fazio (1994)

17. Long Cove 7.26
Hilton Head Island, S.C.; Pete Dye (1982)

T18. Bluejack National 7.23
Montgomery, Texas; Tiger Woods (2016)

T18. Grandfather (Championship) 7.23
Linville, N.C.; Ellis Maples (1968)

T20. Mountaintop 7.22
Cashiers, N.C.; Tom Fazio (2007)

T20. John’s Island Club (West) 7.22
Vero Beach, Fla.; Tom Fazio (1989)

22. The Reserve at Moonlight Basin* 7.19
Big Sky, Mont.; Jack Nicklaus (2016)

23. Mayacama 7.17
Santa Rosa, Calif.; Jack Nicklaus (2001)

24. Jupiter Hills Club (Hills) 7.16
Tequesta, Fla.; George Fazio (1970)

25. Bear’s Club 7.14
Jupiter, Fla.; Jack Nicklaus (1999)

Nos. 26-50

The Dye Course at Colleton River in South Carolina (USGA/Russell Kirk)

26. Tributary (formerly Huntsman Springs) 7.09
Driggs, Idaho; David McLay Kidd (2009)

27. The Tradition 7.05
La Quinta, Calif.; Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay (1997)

28. Boot Ranch 7.02
Fredericksburg, Texas; Hal Sutton, Jim Lipe (2006)

29. Colleton River (Pete Dye) 7.01
Bluffton, S.C.; Pete Dye (1998)

T30. Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee 7.00
Eatonton, Ga.; Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw (1997)

T30. The Rim 7.00
Payson, Ariz.; Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf (1998)

32. Clear Creek Tahoe 6.97
Carson City, Nev.; Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw (2009)

33. Silo Ridge Field Club* 6.97
Amenia, N.Y.; Tom Fazio (2016)

34. Forest Highlands (Canyon) 6.95
Flagstaff, Ariz.; Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf (1986)

T35. Spring Island (Old Tabby Links) 6.93
Okatie, S.C.; Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay (1993)

T35. Santa Lucia Preserve 6.93
Carmel, Calif.; Tom Fazio (2000)

T35. Lahontan 6.93
Truckee, Calif.; Tom Weiskopf (1999)

T38. Patriot Golf Club 6.92
Owasso, Okla.; Robert Trent Jones Jr. (2010)

T38. Pronghorn (Fazio)* 6.92
Bend, Ore.; Tom Fazio (2006)

T38. Kohanaiki 6.92
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; Rees Jones (2014)

T41. Desert Highlands 6.91
Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jack Nicklaus (1983)

T41. Southern Highlands 6.91
Las Vegas, Nev.; Robert Trent Jones Sr., Robert Trent Jones Jr. (1999)

T43. Kiawah Island Club (Cassique) 6.90
Kiawah Island, S.C.; Tom Watson (2000)

T43. Cliffs at Mountain Park 6.90
Travelers Rest, S.C.; Gary Player (2013)

T45. Stone Eagle 6.89
Palm Desert, Calif.; Tom Doak (2005)

T45. Victory Ranch 6.89
Kamas, Utah; Rees Jones (2009)

47. Concession 6.88
Bradenton, Fla.; Jack Nicklaus (2006)

48. PaaKo Ridge 6.86
Sandia Park, N.M.; Ken Dye (2000)

49. Vintage Club (Mountain) 6.85
Indian Wells, Calif.; Tom Fazio (1980)

50. Spanish Oaks 6.84
Bee Cave, Texas; Bobby Weed (2002)

Nos. 51-75

2022 Shriners Children's Open
2022 Shriners Children's Open

TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

51. Kiawah Island Club (River) 6.83
Kiawah Island, S.C.; Tom Fazio (1995)

T52. TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm 6.81
Potomac, Md.; Jim Hardy, Steve Wenzloff (2009)

T52. Escondido 6.81
Horseshoe Bay, Texas; Tom Fazio (2006)

T54. Stone Canyon 6.80
Oro Valley, Ariz.; Jay Morrish (2000)

T54. Champion Hills 6.80
Hendersonville, N.C.; Tom Fazio (1991)

T54. Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio Championship) 6.80
The Woodlands, Texas; Tom Fazio (2005)

T57. Frederica 6.79
St. Simons Island, Ga.; Tom Fazio (2004)

T57. Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club 6.79
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; Max Behr (1929)

T59. Ford Field & River Club* 6.78
Richmond Hill, Ga.; Pete Dye (1987)

T59. El Dorado 6.78
Indian Wells, Calif.; Tom Fazio (2003)

T59. The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe 6.78
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; Robert Trent Jones Jr. (2001)

62. Spanish Peaks Mountain Club 6.77
Big Sky, Mont.; Tom Weiskopf (2007)

63. Big Horn (Canyons) 6.74
Palm Desert, Calif.; Tom Fazio (1998)

64. Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards 6.73
Sunset, S.C.; Tom Fazio (1999)

65. Santaluz Club 6.72
San Diego, Calif.; Rees Jones (2002)

66. TPC Summerlin 6.71
Las Vegas; Bobby Weed (1992)

67. Glacier Club (Mountain) 6.70
Durango, Colo.; Arthur Hills, Hale Irwin, Todd Schoeder (1976)

T68. Colleton River (Nicklaus) 6.69
Bluffton, S.C.; Jack Nicklaus (1992)

T68. Silverleaf 6.69
Scottsdale, Ariz.; Tom Weiskopf (2002)

70 Mirabel 6.68
Scottsdale, Ariz.; Tom Fazio (2001)

71. Rams Hill 6.67
Borrego Springs, Calif.; Tom Fazio (2008)

T72. Glenwild 6.66
Park City, Utah; Tom Fazio (2001)

T72. Linville Ridge 6.66
Linville, N.C.; George Cobb, Bobby Weed (1983)

74. Frost Creek 6.65
Eagle, Colo.; Tom Weiskopf (2007)

75. Snake River Sporting Club 6.65
Jackson, Wyo.; Tom Weiskopf (2006)

Nos. 76-100

Country Club of North Carolina Dogwood
Country Club of North Carolina Dogwood

The Dogwood Course at Country Club of North Carolina (Courtesy of the Country Club of North Carolina/Kevin Murray)

T76. Country Club of North Carolina (Dogwood) 6.63
Pinehurst, N.C.; Ellis Maples, Willard Byrd (1963)

T76. Isleworth 6.63
Orlando, Fla; Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay, Steve Smyers (1986)

T78. Forest Creek (North) 6.62
Pinehurst, N.C.; Tom Fazio (2005)

T78. Promontory (Painted Valley) 6.62
Park City, Utah; Jack Nicklaus (2007)

80. Toscana (North) 6.61
Indian Wells, Calif.; Jack Nicklaus (2005)

81. Old Waverly 6.60
West Point, Miss.; Bob Cupp, Jerry Pate (1988)

T82. CDA National Reserve (formally Rock Creek) 6.59
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Tom Weiskopf (2012)

T82. Reynolds Lake Oconee (Great Waters) 6.59
Greensboro, Ga.; Jack Nicklaus (1992)

T82. Redlands Mesa 6.59
Grand Junction, Colo.; Jim Engh (2001)

T82. Dalhousie Golf Club 6.59
Cape Girardeau, Mont.; Jack Nicklaus (2002)

T82. Forest Highlands (Meadow) 6.59
Flagstaff, Ariz.; Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf (1999)

T87. Haig Point 6.58
Daufuskie Island, S.C.; Rees Jones (1986)

T87. Troon Country Club 6.58
Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf (1985)

T87. The Farms 6.58
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; Pete Dye, Perry Dye, John Fought, Tom Lehman (1984)

T87. Hideaway (Clark) 6.58
LaQuinta, Calif.; Clive Clark 2004)

T87. Rainmakers 6.58
Alto, N.M.; Robert Trent Jones Jr. (2008)

T92. Wickenburg Ranch (Big Wick) 6.57
Wickenburg, Ariz.; Wendell Pickett, Bill Brownlee (2015)

T92. Black Creek 6.57
Chattanooga, Tenn.; Brian Silva (2000)

T94. Trump National Golf Club Jupiter 6.56
Jupiter, Fla.; Jack Nicklaus (2002)

T94. Sunriver (Crosswater) 6.56
Sunriver, Ore.; Bob Cupp, John Fought (1995)

T96. Quintero 6.54
Peoria, Ariz.; Rees Jones (2000)

T96. Fiddler’s Creek (Creek) 6.54
Naples, Fla.; Arthur Hills (2002)

T96. Club at Carlton Woods (Nicklaus) 6.54
The Woodlands, Texas; Jack Nicklaus (2001)

T99. SouthShore 6.53
Henderson, Nev.; Jack Nicklaus (1996)

T99. Pine Canyon Club 6.53
Flagstaff, Ariz.; Jay Morrish (2004)

Nos. 101-125

Briggs Ranch in Texas (Courtesy of Dormie Network)

101. Cliffs at Walnut Cove 6.52
Arden, N.C.; Jack Nicklaus (2005)

T102. Briggs Ranch 6.51
San Antonio, Texas; Tom Fazio (2001)

T102. Currahee Club 6.51
Toccoa, Ga.; Jim Fazio (2004)

T102. Las Campanas (Sunset) 6.51
Santa Fe, N.M.; Jack Nicklaus (2000)

T102. Loxahatchee Club 6.51
Jupiter, Fla.; Jack Nicklaus (1984)

T102. Montreux 6.51
Reno, Nev.; Jack Nicklaus (1997)

107. Kinderlou Forest 6.50
Valdosta, Ga.; Davis Love III (2004)

108. Black Diamond Ranch (Quarry) 6.49
Lecanto, Fla.; Tom Fazio (1987)

109. Olde Stone 6.48
Bowling Green, Ky.; Arthur Hills (2006)

T102. Old North State Club 6.47
New London, N.C.; Tom Fazio (1991)

T102. Landfall (Nicklaus Marsh/Ocean) 6.47
Wilmington, N.C.; Jack Nicklaus (1990)

T112. Lake Nona 6.46
Orlando, Fl.; Tom Fazio (1986)

T112. Old Marsh 6.46
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Pete Dye (1988)

T112. Desert Mountain (Cochise) 6.46
Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jack Nicklaus (1988)

115. Southern Hills Plantation Club 6.45
Brooksville, Fla.; Pete Dye (2006)

116. Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club 6.44
Vero Beach, Fla.; Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay (1990)

T117. Belfair (East) 6.43
Bluffton, S.C.; Tom Fazio (1999)

T117. Forest Creek (South) 6.43
Pinehurst, N.C.; Tom Fazio (1996)

T117. Flagstaff Ranch 6.43
Flagstaff, Ariz.; Jerry Pate (2003)

120. Black Rock 6.43
Hingham, Mass.; Brian Silva (2002)

121. Belfair (West) 6.42
Bluffton, S.C.; Tom Fazio (1996)

T122. Sailfish Point 6.41
Hutchinson Island, Fla.; Jack Nicklaus (1981)

T122. Torreon (Cabin) 6.41
Show Low, Ariz.; Robert von Hagge (2007)

T122. Treyburn 6.41
Durham, N.C.; Tom Fazio (1988)

T122. Talisker Club 6.41
Kamas, Utah; Mark O’Meara (2005)

Nos. 126-150

Reynolds Lake Oconee
Reynolds Lake Oconee

The Oconee Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Georgia (Courtesy of Reynolds Lake Oconee/Evan Schiller)

T126. Toscana (South) 6.40
Indian Wells, Calif.; Jack Nicklaus (2005)

T126. Houston Oaks 6.40
Hockley, Texas; Chet Williams (2017)

T126. Squire Creek 6.40
Choudrant, La.; Tom Fazio (2002)

T129. Sawgrass Country Club (East/West) 6.39
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; Ed Seay (1974)

T129. Balsam Mountain Preserve 6.39
Sylva, N.C.; Arnold Palmer (2007)

T129. Ravenna 6.39
Littleton, Colo.; Jay Morrish (2007)

T129. True North 6.39
Harbor Springs, Mich.; Jim Engh (2004)

133. Dove Mountain (Saguaro/Tortolita) 6.37
Marana, Ariz.; Jack Nicklaus (2009)

134. Aspen Glen* 6.36
Carbondale, Colo.; Jack Nicklaus, Jack Nicklaus Jr. (1997)

135. LochenHeath 6.35
Williamsburg, Mich.; Steve Smyers (2001)

T136. Creighton Farms 6.34
Aldie, Va.; Jack Nicklaus (2008)

T136. The Wilderness Club Montana 6.34
Eureka, Mont.; Nick Faldo (2009)

T136. Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing 6.34
Truckee, Calif.; Jim Hardy, Peter Jacobsen (2007)

T136. Quail Valley 6.34
Vero Beach, Fla.; Tommy Fazio, Nick Price (2001)

140. Vaquero 6.34
Westlake, Texas; Tom Fazio (2001)

141. Horseshoe Bay (Summit Rock) 6.33
Horseshoe Bay, Texas; Jack Nicklaus (2012)

T142. Hammock Dunes (Creek) 6.32
Palm Coast, Fla.; Rees Jones (2003)

T142. West Bay 6.32
Estero, Fla.; Pete Dye, P.B. Dye (1998)

T144. Desert Mountain (Chiricahua) 6.31
Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jack Nicklaus (1999)

T144. TPC River Highlands 6.31
Cromwell, Conn.; Pete Dye, Bobby Weed (1982)

T144. Somerby 6.31
Byron, Minn.; John Fought, Tom Lehman (2004)

T147. Hammock Beach Resort Ocean) 6.30
Palm Coast, Fla.; Jack Nicklaus (2000)

T147. Black Bull 6.30
Bozeman, Mont.; Tom Weiskopf (2008)

T149. The Virginian 6.29
Bristol, Va.; Tom Fazio (1993)

T149. Reynolds Lake Oconee (Oconee) 6.29
Greensboro, Ga.; Rees Jones (2002)

T149. Mirasol (Sunrise) 6.29
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Tom Fazio (2003)

T149. Club at Porto Cima 6.29
Sunrise Beach, Mo.; Jack Nicklaus, Bruce Borland (2000)

Nos. 151-175

Ballyhack Golf Club
Ballyhack Golf Club

Ballyhack Golf Club in Virginia (Courtesy of Ballyhack)

T153. Golf Club at Briar’s Creek 6.28
Johns Island, S.C.; Rees Jones (2001)

T153. Independence 6.28
Midlothian, Va.; Tom Fazio, Lester George (2001)

T155. Las Campanas (Sunrise) 6.27
Santa Fe, N.M.; Jack Nicklaus (1993)

T155. Landfall (Dye) 6.27
Wilmington, N.C.; Pete Dye (1987)

T157. The Gallery (North) 6.26
Marana, Ariz.; John Fought, Tom Lehman (1998)

T157. Champions Retreat (Bluff/Creek) 6.26
Evans, Ga.; Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player (2005)

T157. Cliffs at Keowee Falls 6.26
Salem, S.C.; Jack Nicklaus (2007)

T157. TPC Sugarloaf 6.26
Duluth, Ga.; Greg Norman (1997)

T157. Oak Tree (East) 6.26
Edmond, Okla.; Pete Dye (1982)

T157. Reserve at Lake Keowee 6.26
Sunset, S.C.; Jack Nicklaus (2002)

T163. Ballyhack 6.25
Roanoke, Va.; Lester George (2009)

T163. Golf Club of Georgia (Lakeside) 6.25
Alpharetta, Ga.; Arthur Hills (1991)

T163. Chaparral Pines 6.25
Payson, Ariz.; Gary Panks, David Graham (1997)

T166. Harbor Shores 6.23
Benton Harbor, Mich.; Jack Nicklaus (2010)

T166. Wexford 6.23
Hilton Head Island, S.C.; Arnold Palmer, Willard Byrd (1983)

T166. Schaffer’s Mill 6.23
Truckee, Calif.; John Harbottle III, Johnny Miller (2008)

T166. Jonathan’s Landing (Medal at Old Trail) 6.23
Jupiter, Fla.; Tom Fazio (1985)

T170. Berkeley Hall (North) 6.22
Bluffton, S.C.; Tom Fazio (2001)

T170. Torreon (Tower) 6.22
Show Low, Ariz.; Robert von Hagge (1999)

T170. Club at Snoqualmie Ridge 6.22
Snoqualmie, Wash.; Jack Nicklaus (1999)

T173. Desert Mountain (Geronimo) 6.20
Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jack Nicklaus (1989)

T173. Aquidneck (formerly Carnegie Abbey) 6.20
Portsmouth, R.I.; Donald Steel (2000)

T175. Tennessee National 6.19
Loudon, Tenn.; Greg Norman (2006)

T175. Cherry Creek 6.19
Denver, Colo.; Jack Nicklaus, Jack Nicklaus Jr. (2002)

Nos. 176-200

Troon North’s Monument Course in Arizona (Courtesy of Troon North)

177. Spring Creek 6.18
Zion Crossroads, Va.; Ed Carton (2006)

T178. Seven Canyons 6.17
Sedona, Ariz.; Tom Weiskopf (2003)

T178. DeBoudieu Club 6.17
Georgetown, S.C.; Pete Dye, P.B. Dye (1987)

T178. Kingsmill Resort (River) 6.17
Williamsburg, Va.; Pete Dye (1975)

T178. Federal Club 6.17
Glen Allen, Va.; Arnold Palmer (2007)

T182. The Gallery (South) 6.16
Marana, Ariz.; John Fought (2003)

T182. River Club 6.16
Suwanee, Ga.; Greg Norman (2005)

T184. Troon North (Monument) 6.15
Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf (1990)

T184. Golden Ocala 6.15
Ocala, Fla.; Ron Garl (1986)

T184. Boca West (Dye IV) 6.15
Boca Raton, Fla.; Pete Dye (2006)

T187. Ballenisles Country Club (East) 6.14
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Joe Lee, Dick Wilson (1963)

T187. Big Horn (Mountain)* 6.14
Palm Desert, Calif.; Arthur Hills (1991)

189. Cordillera Ranch 6.13
Boerne, Texas; Jack Nicklaus (2007)

T190. Grizzly Ranch 6.12
Portola, Calif.; Bob Cupp (2005)

T190. Chatham Hills 6.12
Westfield, Ind.; Pete Dye, Tim Liddy (2016)

T190. Lakewood Ranch (King’s Dunes) 6.12
Lakewood Ranch, Fla.; Arnold Palmer (2005)

193. Bear’s Best Atlanta 6.11
Suwanee, Ga.; Jack Nicklaus (2002)

T194. Tahoe Mountain Club (Old Greenwood)* 6.10
Truckee, Calif.; Jack Nicklaus (2004)

T194. TwinEagles (Talon) 6.10
Naples, Fla.; Jack Nicklaus, Jack Nicklaus Jr. (1999)

T196. Conestoga 6.09
Mesquite, Nev.; Gary Panks (2010)

T196. Greenbrier Sporting Club (Snead) 6.09
White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.; Tom Fazio (2004)

T196. Bonita Bay Club (Naples Club Sabal) 6.09
Naples, Fla.; Tom Fazio (1998)

T196. JW Marriott Miami Turnberry (Soffer)* 6.09
Aventura, Fla.; Raymond Floyd, Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1971)

T200. Desert Mountain (Renegade)* 6.05
Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jack Nicklaus (1987)

T200. TPC Craig Ranch* 6.05
McKinney, Texas; Tom Weiskopf (2004)

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