June 3, 2023

There are 21 courses on GOLF’s latest Top 100 Courses list that anyone can play.

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GOLF’s latest ranking of the Top 100 Courses in the U.S. is headlined by some familiar names.

Pine Valley maintained its seeming stranglehold on the top spot, while historic sites like Cypress, Shinnecock and Oakmont held steady in the top five.

While most recreational players can only dream of playing the venerable likes of Augusta National and New York’s Fishers Island, a significant portion of this year’s list — more than 20 percent, in fact! — is comprised of courses that are publicly accessible. That’s a 50 percent increase from GOLF’s 1995 ranking — a boon for those with a bucket-list golf trip in mind.

Below, you’ll find a list of all 21 courses you can play from the 2022-23 ranking of the Top 100 Courses in the U.S., listed in order of their ranking.

Pebble Beach, Calif.

Evan Schiller

No. 12 — Pinehurst No. 2

Pinehurst, N.C.

Joann Dost

No. 17 — Pacific Dunes

Bandon, Ore.

Evan Schiller

No. 30 — Bethpage Black

Farmingdale, N.Y.

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No. 32 — Kiawah Ocean Course

Kiawah Island, S.C.

PGA of America

No. 40 — Bandon Trails

Bandon, Ore.

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No. 46 — Bandon Dunes

Bandon, Ore.

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No. 50 — TPC Sawgrass

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

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No. 54 — Whistling Straits

Haven, Wisc.

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No. 58 — Pasatiempo

Santa Cruz, Calif.

Rob Babcock

No. 63 — Harbour Town

Hilton Head, S.C.

PGA Tour

No. 76 — Shadow Creek

Las Vegas, Nev.

Courtesy of Shadow Creek

No. 77 — Old Macdonald

Bandon, Ore.

Evan Schiller

No. 79 — Lawsonia Links

Green Lake, Wisc.

Courtesy of Lawsonia Links

No. 82 — Gamble Sands

Brewster, Wash.

Brian Oar

No. 86 — Streamsong Red

Streamsong, Fla.

Courtesy of Streamsong

No. 92 — Streamsong Blue

Streamsong, Fla.

Larry Lambrecht

No. 94 — Prairie Club (Dunes)

Valentine, Neb.

Brian Oar

No. 97 — Sheep Ranch

Bandon, Ore.

Courtesy of Sheep Ranch

No. 98 — Sand Valley

Nekoosa, Wisc.

Evan Schiller

No. 100 — Pinehurst No. 4

Pinehurst, N.C.

Courtesy of Pinehurst

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As a four-year member of Columbia’s inaugural class of female varsity golfers, Jessica can out-birdie everyone on the masthead. She can out-hustle them in the office, too, where she’s primarily responsible for producing both print and online features, and overseeing major special projects, such as GOLF’s inaugural Style Is­sue, which debuted in February 2018. Her origi­nal interview series, “A Round With,” debuted in November of 2015, and appeared in both in the magazine and in video form on GOLF.com.

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