The best golf courses opened since 1992

It’s been a wild run of decades in golf design, with builds going through the 1990s and early 2000s before coming to a near halt after the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008. have improved a bit in recent years, especially when considering high-end destinations scattered in remote locations across the United States.

Through it all, these are the top 30 courses opened in the last 30 years in the United States, as voted by Golfweek’s top reviewers panel.

The hundreds of members of our course evaluation committee continually evaluate courses and rate them based on our 10 criteria. They also drop a single overall grade on each course. These overall grades on each course are averaged to produce a final, cumulative grade.

This ranking is compiled from data included in Golfweek’s 2021 Best Modern Courses list, and it focuses on the golf courses themselves, not the resorts or private clubs as a whole or others. equipment. Each golf course included is listed with its average score from 1 to 10, its location, its architect(s), its opening year and its status as a private club (p), resort (r), operation daily (d) or a real estate promotion (re).

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Streamsong’s Red Course in Florida (Courtesy Streamsong/Laurence Lambrecht)

30. Playing Sands, 7.46
Brewster, Washington; David McLay Kidd (2014); r, d

T28. Streamsong (red), 7.51
Bowling Green, Florida; Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw (2012); r, d

T28. Dallas National, 7.51
Dallas, TX; Tom Fazio (2002); p

T26. Gozzer Ranch, 7.52
Harrison, Idaho; Tom Fazio (2007); d, p

T26. Dismal River Club (Doak), 7.52
Mullen, Neb. ; Tom Doak (2013); p

Congaree Golf Club

Congaree Golf Club in South Carolina (Courtesy of PGA Tour)

T24. Colorado GC, 7.54
Parker, Colorado; Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw (2007); d, p

T24. Pete DyeGC, 7.54
Bridgeport, W.Va.; Pete Dye (1994); p

23. Valley of Sand (Valley of Sand), 7.56
Nekoosa, Wis.; Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw (2016); r, d

22. Congaree, 7.60
Ridgeland, South Carolina; Tom Fazio (2017); p

21. Sand Valley (Mammoth Dunes), 7.61
Nekoosa, Wis.; David McLay Kidd (2018); r, d

Rock Creek Cattle Co.

Rock Creek Cattle Company in Montana (Courtesy of Rock Creek Cattle Company)

20.Kinloch, 7.68
Richmond, Virginia; Lester George (2000); p

T18. Calusa pines, 7.69
Naples, Florida; Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry (2001); p

T18. Pikewood National, 7.69
Morgantown, West Virginia; John Raese, J. Robert Gwynne (2009); p

17. Rock Creek Cattle Company, 7.71
Deer Lodge, Montana; Tom Doak (2008); d, p

16. Boston Golf Club, 7.72
Hingham, Massachusetts; Gil Hanse, Jim Wagner (2005); p

Club Kingsley

Kingsley Club in Michigan (Courtesy Kingsley Club/Laurence Lambrecht)

T14. Old Sandwich, 7.74
Plymouth, Massachusetts; Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw (2004); p

T14. Whispering Pines, 7.74
Trinity, Texas; Chet Williams (2000); p

13. Kingsley Club, 7.75
Kingsley, Michigan; Mike DeVries (2001); p

12. Estancia, 7.78
Scottsdale, Ariz.; Tom Fazio (1995); d, p

11. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon Trails), 7.89
Bandon, Oregon; Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw (2005); r, d

Dunes of Bandon Dunes of Bandon

Bandon Dunes at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon (Courtesy of Bandon Dunes)

10. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (sheep farm), 8.02
Bandon, Oregon; Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw (2020); r, d

9. Bandon Dunes Golf (Bandon Dunes), 8.13
Bandon, Oregon; David McLay Kidd (1999); r, d

8. Whistling Sound (Strait), 8.15
Mosel, Wis.; Pete Dye (1997); r, d

7. Ohoopee Match Club, 8.25
Cobbtown, Georgia; Gil Hanse, Jim Wagner (2018); p

6. Sebonack, 8.31
Southampton, New York; Tom Doak, Jack Nicklaus (2006); p

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Sand Hills Golf Club in Nebraska (David Cannon/Getty Images)

5. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Old Macdonald), 8.34
Bandon, Oregon; Tom Doak, Jim Urbina (2010); r, d

4. Ballyneal, 8.39
Holyoke, Colorado; Tom Doak (2006); p

3. Brother’s Head, 8.62
Baiting Hollow, NY; Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw (2003); p

2. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Pacific Dunes), 8.75
Bandon, Oregon; Tom Doak (2001); r, d

1. Sand Hills, 9.16
Mullen, Neb. ; Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw (1995); p

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