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

Wade Hampton Club in North Carolina (Courtesy of Wade Hampton Club)

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 Club (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

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

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)

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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)

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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

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 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)

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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)

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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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