Another Take on a World Top100 Ranking
by Matthew Hunt

May, 2007

Please note: this is not a GolfClubAtlas.com ranking.

Iconducted the worldranking belowbecausemany of the people that post within the GolfClubAtlas Discussion Groupcriticize Golf Digest’s rankings. Because the GolfClubAtlas.com postersare more “educated” than the general golfing public, I thought we would get a very interesting list.The final outcome below shows that we did.

Interested registered posterswithin the Discussion Group conducted our own rankings. The method chosen was that everyone picked their favorite 12 courses in the world in order. Though no system is perfect, it gave a general outline as to what those posters that participated thought were the best courses in the world.

Pointswere awardedas follows:

1st:15
2nd:12
3rd:10
4th:9
5th:8
6th:7
7th:6
8th:5
9th:4
10th:3
11th:2
12th:1

The Rankings originally were scheduled for 20th of December 2006. However,due to the massive volume of responses and the surprising amount of timerequired tocorrelate the results, it took many months for the list to be published.

Below is the final list with St Andrews at No.1:

1.St Andrews (Old)
2. Royal Dornoch
3. Sand Hills
4. Royal County Down
5. Cypess Point
6. Pacific Dunes
7. Pine Valley
8. NGLA
9. Merion
10. Pebble Beach
11. Ballybunion
12. Shinnecock Hills
13. Royal Melbourne (West)
14. Muirfield
15.Crystal Downs
16. Pinehurst No. 2
17. North Berwick
18. Royal Portrush
19. Prairie Dunes
20. Ballyneal
21.Winged Foot (West)
22. Augusta National
23.Pasatiempo
24.Turnberry (Ailsa)
25. Lahinch
26. Bethpage Black
27. Kingsley Club
28. SFGC
29. Woodhall Spa
30. Bandon Dunes
31. Olympic Club (Lake)
32. Whistling Straits(Straits)
33. Lawsonia Links
34. Carnoustie (Championship)
35. Sunningdale Old
36. Hoylake
37. Yale
38. Royal St George’s
39. Kingston Heath
40. Machrihanish
41. Oakmont
42. Kapalua Plantation
43. Seminole
44. The Ocean Course at Kiawah
45. Friar’s Head
46. Teeth of Dog
47. Greywalls
48. Garden City GC
49. Preswick
50. Waterville
51. Bandon Trails
53. St. George’s (Toronto)
54. The Golf Club

55. Royal Birkdale
56. Rolling Green
57. Rye
58. Victoria National
59. Royal Cinque Ports
60.Riviera

61. Newport CC
62. Shoreacres
63. Wolf Run GC
64.Spyglass Hill
65. New South Wales
66. Tobacco Road

67. TPC at Sawgrass
68. Peter Jans National Golf Club
69. Cape Breton Highlands Links
70. Nanea
71. Ganton
72. Myopia Hunt
73. Kingsbarns
71. Barnbougle Dunes
72. Erin Hills
73. Harbour Town GL
74.Portmarnock
75. Arcadia Bluffs
76. Dancing Rabbit – Azaleas (Choctaw, MS)
77. Rustic Canyon
78. LACC (North)
79. High Pointe
80. Addington
81. Doonbeg
82. Cape Kidnappers
83. Black Wolf Run GC
84. Capstone Club
87. The European Club
85. Indian Creek
86. Fishers Island
88. Hazeltine
89. Cascades
90. Cobblestone (Acworth, GA)
91. Banff Springs

92. Stone Eagle
93. Maidstone
94. Mayacama
95. Sebonack
96. Woodlands
97. Pennard
98. St Enodoc
99. Annbriar (Waterloo, IL)
100. Alwoodley

The original ratings thread is found at:

http://www.golfclubatlas.com/forums2/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=27002;start=0
If anyone wants the full list with points, pleasee-mail me at: moygara@btinternet.com

The End