OC WORLD TOP 100

The OC is using the occasion of the start of its second decade with an interesting new project. About six months ago, we introduced a new feature on our members’ site that allowed members to track the golf courses they have played. They also had the ability to rate the courses using a 1-10 scale.

The results have been tabulated into what is the first Outpost Club World Top 100. The list that people had to vote on consisted of about 500 courses worldwide. We had 30 members who had visited over 200 of these courses and 102 who had played over 100 of them. Pebble Beach was the most rated course with 241 responses and there were over 109 courses with over 75 rankings at the cutoff date of January 18th.  Members were given no instructions about what to consider like “shot values” or maintenance-conditions. They were simply asked to rate the courses.

We are not statisticians here at the OC, so we decided not to dive into standard deviations and try to massage the data. We did decide that a course must have at least 10 ratings to be eligible and that we would discount the ratings of courses with fewer than 40 ratings by varying degrees depending on how many ratings they had. A few courses fell victim to this adjustment — a mix of moderns like Gozzer Ranch and Congaree and also a few classic English courses like Royal West Norfolk and Notts (Hollinwell). Hopefully some more of our members will make it to those courses over the next few years and they can climb into the rankings.

As for the list, there are 62 courses from the US, slightly higher than other world lists but also a realistic reflection of our golf society’s American membership base.  Scotland leads the way with 11 courses and England and Australia are tied with seven apiece.  Twenty-nine courses would be considered modern designs.  Alister MacKenzie leads the way with eight courses followed in quick succession by Coore & Crenshaw with seven and Tom Doak with six.

An interesting note is that many of the courses that are known as “championship” courses did not fare as well in the OC rankings as in others. Who knows why this is but we like to think it is because our members value fun over difficulty. Looking at the results and accompanying photos, it is certain that our members do place a great deal of importance on beauty with the highest ranking courses combining spectacular scenery and strategic, engaging design.

We will be releasing one course a day, starting with #100 tomorrow. We are very thankful to Jon Cavalier (@linksgems) in assisting with this project. He is an incredible photographer and his photos are even more remarkable that he takes almost all of them while he plays the courses. Jon has visited many of the courses on the list so most of the photos will be his. Some of them will come from our travels over the last decade and others will come from other photographer friends from around the world.

#57
Bethpage State Park (Black) – Farmingdale, NY – A.W. Tillinghast

Commonly referred to as “the People’s Country Club,” Bethpage is in many ways, a model for municipal golf in America. The Black course, one of five courses at the complex, is meant to be a championship test and it certainly delivers on the challenge in spades. This big, burly course has hosted two U.S. Opens, a PGA Championship, and is the future host of the Ryder Cup. Bring your “A-game” if you want to take on this magnificent, Tillinghast gem. Photo Credit: @Linksgems

#58
New South Wales Golf Club – New South Wales, Australia – Alister MacKenzie

If you were reminded of Cypress Point when playing New South Wales Golf Club, you wouldn’t be alone. For one, they are both designed by Dr. Alister MacKenzie and two, they are both on some of the most spectacular, seaside land ever made available for golf. Starting as you crest the hill on the par-5, fifth hole, it’s a series of breathtaking shots as you play toward, along, and over the ocean and the rocky coast line. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#59
Seminole Golf Club – Juno Beach, FL – Donald Ross

For an architect well-known for his brilliant golf course routings, Seminole is probably Ross’s finest work. He manages to utilize the two dune ridges that bookend the property on 14 of the 18 holes all the while changing the direction of play so that the ever-present wind will affect shots in a variety of ways. While short by today’s standards, the ocean winds, firm and fast conditions, sloped greens, and penalizing bunkers have been challenging the world’s best for years and will, no doubt, help Seminole more than hold its own when the best amateurs from the USA and GB&I compete in the 2021 Walker Cup. A wonderful restoration by the team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw has seen the removal of hundreds of trees, restored bunkers, and a return to the look and feel that Donald Ross originally created. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#60
Whistling Straits (Straits) – Sheboygan, WI – Pete Dye

Hard to believe that this course was built on what once was a flat, relatively featureless site high above Lake Michigan. The present iteration of the land bears no resemblance to its past. That’s because Pete Dye pushed, excavated, and scraped the site to create huge dunes, hundreds of bunkers (967 according to Golf Digest…966 according to Dustin Johnson), and a topography resembling the most rugged of links courses. For most, the highlight are the par-3s–several appearing to seemingly fall into Lake Michigan. Intended to host the world’s best, this resort course is a burly challenge on a marvelous piece of shoreline. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#61
Bandon Dunes – Bandon, OR – David McLay Kidd

The “OG” of the Bandon Resort and the beginning of owner/developer Mike Keiser’s foray into what has become the greatest gift to the retail golfer since the advent of the Haskell ball, Bandon Dunes remains the favorite of many long-time visitors to the resort. Stand-out holes abound, especially those that hug the seaside cliffs. The fourth hole gives the golfer their first view of the ocean when they turn the corner of the dogleg and it is a spiritual experience for many. The short/driveable sixteenth is one of the most talked about and photographed at the resort. Thanks to architect David McLay Kidd for designing such a great course. Scary to think what would have happened if he hadn’t done such a fine job. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#62
Cape Kidnappers – Hawkes Bay, New Zealand – Tom Doak

Those with acrophobia might want to take the conservative line on the holes that sit adjacent to the cliffs high above Hawkes Bay. These vertigo-inducing vistas make Cape Kidnappers unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Letting the land movement dictate much of the strategy, Tom Doak and his crew constructed fewer bunkers than you might expect and instead, allowing the natural contours to be the course’s primary defense–especially around the green sites. Built on some of the most unique landforms in the world, Cape Kidnappers is a truly epic experience. Photo Credit: @GaryLisbonGolf

#63
Somerset Hills Country Club – Bernardsville, NJ – A.W. Tillinghast

Many people, rightly, rave about the wonderful back nine of this well-preserved A.W. Tillinghast gem. It’s on the more interesting piece of property and is quite spectacular. However, the front nine, routed in the flatter, open area of the property, contains some of the most interesting features on the course including the redan green on the second hole, the mounding or “dolemites” on the fourth hole, and the “hell’s half-acre” hazard on the ninth hole. A decade’s worth of restoration work by @bslawgolf of @renaissancegolfdesign has this course looking its very best. A great club with a world-class course, Somerset Hills is one of New Jersey’s finest. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#64
Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore) – Pebble Beach, CA – Mike Strantz

A remodel of an original 1961 design, Mike Strantz transformed what was a run-of-the-mill course on a great piece of property into a work of art. He reshaped the land¬–adding dunes and carving waste bunkers–to create some of the most awe-inspiring views on 17 Mile Drive. The Shore Course might not be in the same neighborhood (on this list) as Cypress Point and Pebble Beach, but their kids attend the same schools. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#65
Sunningdale Golf Club (New) – Berkshire, England – Harry Colt

Completed in 1922, the New Course at Sunningdale Golf Club is only “new” in comparison to its older sibling. This Golden Age gem doesn’t get the recognition that the Old Course does but is preferred by many visitors upon retrospection. The two-hole stretch of the short, par-3 fifth and the par-5 sixth might be the best two-hole stretch in the London Heathlands. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#66
The Camargo Club – Cincinnati, OH – Seth Raynor

Camargo is built on some especially rolling terrain just miles from downtown Cincinnati. This Seth Raynor design is on the shorter side by modern standards, but the topography, fast-and-firm conditions, and Raynor’s great use of angles and bunkers negate the power player from overwhelming it completely. The par-threes, among Raynor’s best, are a sight to behold. Restoration work by Tom Doak and his Renaissance team has brought this classic back to upper echelon of Seth Raynor’s work. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#67
The Golf Club – New Albany, OH – Pete Dye

One of Pete Dye’s early designs (and many say his best), the Golf Club is a great example Dye’s genius. On this rather flat site, he added contouring, mounding, and waste areas to create a strategically interesting and extremely fun course to play. Not as penal as some of Mr. Dye’s later designs, save for the eighteenth hole, it is still far from a pushover. It also has one of the great locker rooms in golf providing the perfect place to enjoy a post-round cocktail while recounting your day at this wonderful club. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#68
Old Town Club – Winston-Salem, NC – Perry Maxwell

Rolling terrain, beautiful vistas, and those rolling Maxwell greens are just part of what makes Old Town Club so special. The masterful routing brings a creek into play on many of the holes. Shared fairway corridors, a shared green, and even a shared tee all add a unique sense of place to Old Town. A terrific restoration and tree removal by the team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw have restored Old Town to the top tier of Perry Maxwell’s brilliant designs. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#69
The Course at Yale – New Haven, CT – C.B Macdonald & Seth Raynor

Simply building a course in the 1920s on a site as rugged as this was an engineering marvel. Building a course this good took real genius. Befitting the site, the course is built on a massive scale. As you traverse the hilly terrain marked by exposed rock and deep bunkers, you reach an almost euphoric state as you encounter one dramatic hole after another. With continued maintenance improvements and some restoration work, Yale could one day find itself in the top tier of any golf course ranking. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#70
Royal Melbourne Golf Club (East) – Black Rock, Australia – Alex Russell

It’s not often that a course as good as the East course at Royal Melbourne gets overlooked, but that is often the case as golfers flock to play the neighboring West course. That mindset is due entirely to the fame and brilliance of its sibling, and not a slight to the East. Working from Alister MacKenzie’s plans for a nine hole course that he drew while designing the West course, Alex Russell extended the plan to a full eighteen holes and built one of the great courses in the golf-rich Australian sand belt. The East course, combined with the West, is on the short-list of best 36-hole clubs in golf. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#71
Old Sandwich Golf Club – Plymouth, MA – Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

This rugged, sandy site with gentle ground movement seems like it was made for golf. The course is masterfully routed and contains a wonderful variety of challenges along the way. The par-3s are particularly excellent as is the short, par-4, fifth hole which offers the golfer an all-or-nothing opportunity to drive the green over a natural ravine. A modern marvel and one of the best courses in the golf-rich commonwealth of Massachusetts. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#72
Pasatiempo Golf Club – Santa Cruz, CA – Alister MacKenzie

One trip around Pasatiempo is all it takes to realize why Dr. MacKenzie decided to make it his home during the last few years of his life. The land is stunning with plenty of elevation change and the ever-present arroyo which cuts through the property. Taking full advantage of this wonderful land, MacKenzie designed a strategic marvel. Brilliantly utilizing the arroyo throughout the course and using the natural slope of the land to create some of the most tilted and contoured greens you’ll ever see. Add in the typical MacKenzie bunkering which are as easy on the eyes as they are tough on the scorecard, and you have one of the great experiences in all of golf. A restoration by Tom Doak and his Renaissance Golf Design team has Pasatiempo looking and playing as close to MacKenzie's vision as possible in today's day and age. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#73
Southern Hills Country Club – Tulsa, OK – Perry Maxwell

From the opening tee, with a view of downtown Tulsa, to the final putt on the eighteenth hole, Southern Hills is a prime example of beauty, strategy, and fun. While not overly long, the course derives its challenge from the brilliantly designed greens whose slopes make coming in from the correct position in the fairway paramount. Host of three U.S. Opens and four PGA Championships, Southern Hills certainly has a major championship pedigree, but you don’t need to play to that standard to enjoy a day at this wonderful layout. Ongoing renovations by Gil Hanse and his crew have Southern Hills looking and playing better than ever. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#74
Piping Rock Club – Locust Valley, NY – C.B. Macdonald & Seth Raynor

Our first look at a course by the legendary duo of C.B. Macdonald and Seth Raynor (spoiler alert: not our last). Piping Rock is one of their few designs and remains generally intact with the exception of some lengthening and bunker work performed by Pete Dye in the 1980s. You’ll find all of the expected template holes here with the Redan and Road Hole adaptations garnering the most acclaim. Bruce Hepner has overseen some recent polishing and a return to firm and fast conditions has only brought more accolades to this old school gem. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#75
Kawana Hotel Golf Course (Fuji) – Honshu, Japan – C.H. Alison

In Volume Five of his Confidential Guide, Tom Doak described the land on which the Fuji course is built as “like Monterey Peninsula, but with steeper sides.” As you would imagine, the Fuji course is beautiful, but a really special course is more than just good views. Fortunately, the club had C.H. Alison who routed a brilliant course that accentuated the natural landforms and delivered a strategic masterpiece. Recent tree clearing has opened up more coastal views and it will be interesting to see if the owners invest in the course like the other top Japanese courses have been doing in recent years. Photo Credit: @LCLambrecht

#76
Essex County Club – Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA – Donald Ross

Pair a wonderful piece of hilly property with the genius of Donald Ross (who worked as the club’s professional for a time) and you get Essex County Club. Interesting holes abound, but it’s the back-nine where things really pick up as you get into the hillier part of the property featuring rock outcroppings, blind and semi-blind shots, and enough quirk to have you running for the first tee as soon as you putt out on eighteen. Play it when the fall colors are starting to pop, and you might just think you’re in golf heaven. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#77
Machrihanish Golf Club – Argyll, Scotland – Charles Hunter/Old Tom Morris/Sir Guy Campbell

Remote and rugged, two words frequently used to describe this wonderful links, are indeed accurate descriptors of this course at the end of the Long Winding Road on the Mull of Kintyre on Scotland's west coust,. What they don't capture though is that Machrihanish is one of the great, unaltered links in the world. Blessed with one of the most exhilarating opening holes in golf, Machrihanish GC starts strong and keeps you engaged throughout the round as you battle a layout that has changed very little since Old Tom Morris walked these hallowed grounds. Photo Credit: @LCLambrecht

#78
Shadow Creek – North Las Vegas, NV – Tom Fazio

In his Confidential Guide, Tom Doak called Shadow Creek “one of the great man-made wonders of the golfing world,” an apt description as every inch of this desert oasis was manufactured. Beautiful holes abound as does the man-made creek that makes its way through the course. While we tend to favor a more natural, minimalist style, this desert Shangri-La fits in perfectly in Las Vegas and is a whole lot of fun. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#79
Barnbougle Dunes (Lost Farm) – Tasmania, Australia – Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

Everything about Lost Farm, the second course built at Barnbougle Dunes, is massive. The fairways, the dunes, and the ocean views — massive. Strangely though the course feels quite intimate when you are playing which is a credit to the routing that Bill Coore came up with for this stunning property. The walk amongst the dunes and along the sea is magical and the strategic questions asked on each hole will keep you engaged and excited to see what’s around the bend. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#80
Baltimore Country Club (East) – Timonium, MD – A.W. Tillinghast

Not one for a “gentle handshake” opener, A.W. Tillinghast stays true-to-form by hitting you with back-to-back, long par-fours which really get the blood pumping. Once you cross the road to number three, things ease a bit, but not much, this is, after all, an A.W. Tillinghast design. While the entire course is a joy to play, the two par-fives are truly exceptional. The first (the 6th) dog-legs around the maintenance shed tempting the longer player to try and carry the corner (shades of the Road Hole at St. Andrews). The second (the 14th) plays up and over a “hell’s half acre” hazard and down to a well-protected green. A recent restoration by Keith Foster has really made the East Course a “can’t miss." Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#81
Muirfield Village Golf Club – Dublin, OH – Jack Nicklaus & Desmond Muirhead

Mention Muirfield Village and people usually think of three things: 1) Jack Nicklaus 2) the Memorial Tournament 3) the milkshakes in the locker room. If you get the chance to play MVGC, you realize what a special place it is the other fifty-one weeks of the year as well. Jack Nicklaus’s “ode to Augusta National” is a challenging journey over gently rolling terrain with some of the finest conditions around. And don’t skip the milkshakes, they’re spectacular. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#82
Milwaukee Country Club – Milwaukee, WI – C.H. Alison

On the banks of the Milwaukee River, which comes in to play quite a bit on the back nine, Milwaukee CC is a well-preserved, C.H. Alison standout. Blessed with wonderful ground on which to construct a golf course, Alison delivered a superb routing and a strategic marvel. This understated club is one of the “great days” in golf including what is often described as one of the best men's locker rooms in the game. Ongoing consultation by @renaissancegolf and @placekgolf have further polished this gem. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#83
Walton Heath Golf Club (Old) – Surrey, England – Herbert Fowler

Both courses at this 36-hole club merit attention, but it is the Old Course that truly stands out. After a rather mundane, par-three starting hole, you cross the road and get your first look at what makes Walton Heath so special. Looking out from the second tee is simply breathtaking — rolling hills, deep bunkers, and the beautiful and punitive heather as far as the eye can see. Host of the Ryder Cup in 1981 and a longtime Open Championship qualifying site, Walton Heath challenges the best in the world, but remains one of the great places to play for the club golfer. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#84
Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Ocean) – Kiawah Island, SC – Pete Dye

Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Ocean) – Kiawah Island, SC – Pete Dye – Awarded the 1991 Ryder Cup before construction was even finished, the Ocean Course was always intended to challenge the best in the world yet still provide an enjoyable experience for resort guests. Playing off the correct tees, the course is a fun stroll through the dunes and marshes , with plenty of challenging, yet playable holes with all the expected Dye flourishes. Now, if the wind is really blowing, all bets are off. Photo Credits: @LinksGems

#85
Bandon Trails – Bandon, OR – Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw

Though it lacks the ocean frontage of the other courses at Bandon Dunes Resort, Trails does not lack for beauty. Traversing from the sand dunes, to the forest, and back to the sand dunes, Trails takes you on a wonderful walk through such a diverse landscape and delivers the usual strategic brilliance you would expect from the team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#86
Cabot Links – Inverness, Canada – Rod Whitman

Though its remote setting poses a logistic headwind, those who do travel to the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in northwest Nova Scotia are rewarded with something special in Cabot Links. This modern-day, windswept links looks like it was lifted straight out of Scotland. From the way the course meanders out of the town, to the way that it hugs the coastline, to its strategic holes among the rumpled contours, Cabot Links is a throw-back in the best sense of the word.

#87
Philadelphia Cricket Club (Wissahickon) – Flourtown, PA – A.W. Tillinghast

With gently rolling hills and meandering streams, Philly Cricket takes advantage of wonderful terrain for golf. A.W. Tillinghast built a gem that takes advantage of all of these features while challenging the golfer with great greens and strategic bunkering throughout. And with the tree removal during Keith Foster’s superb restoration, the Wissahickon course is a sight to behold. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#88
Pikewood National Golf Club – Morgantown, WV – John Raese and Bob Gwynne

As you would expect from a course designed by two Oakmont members, Pikewood National is a stern test. It’s a big, bold layout that suits its mountain setting. It also happens to be a lot of fun to play and a wonderful place to walk and enjoy the breathtaking views. Bring your “A game” and your camera. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#89
Garden City Golf Club – Garden City, NY – Devereux Emmet/Walter Travis

Originally designed by Devereux Emmet with later work performed by club member, architect, and legendary amateur golfer Walter Travis, Garden City is one of the finest examples of a truly great course on a flat site. Short by today’s standards, GCGC still provides a stern challenge with brilliant angles, ferocious bunkering, and the ever-present wind. A true step back in time…and one we’d happily take every day. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#90
Sand Valley – Nekoosa, WI – Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

How do you get people to a resort built approximately 170 miles from the nearest major airport? Answer: you hire the team of Coore & Crenshaw to route their design among the biggest, natural sand dunes this side of the Atlantic and you let them work their magic. This sprawling course befits the large nature of the property with wide fairways, huge blow-out bunkers, and exacting greens. Throw in the firm-and-fast conditions allowed by the sand base, and you have a course that gets better with each successive play. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#91
Yeamans Hall Club – Charleston, SC – Seth Raynor

Largely flying under the radar, which is exactly how the members like it, Yeamans Hall is a wonderful, easily-walkable, Lowcountry Seth Raynor design with all the template holes you would expect. Add a fantastic setting with some gentle undulation (relatively uncommon to the region), a 1998 restoration by Tom Doak and a recent refreshing by Jim Urbana and you have all the makings for a perfect day of golf. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#92
County Sligo Golf Club – County Sligo, Ireland – Harry Colt, Alister MacKenzie, and C.H. Alison

County Sligo, or Rosses Point as it’s commonly called owing to its locality, is a picturesque links located in northwest Irealand on the shores of Sligo Bay. As one would expect from a links built by Colt, the course combines an artful routing with a sophisticated greens and strategic interest. Throw in the breathtaking panoramic views and Rosses Point shouldn’t be missed on any trip the west of Ireland. Photo Credit: @LCLambrecht

#93
Rock Creek Cattle Company – Deer Lodge, MT – Tom Doak

What do you get when you mix the design talents of Tom Doak and the spectacular Big Sky backdrop? You get an absolute gem in RCCC. On one of the tougher sites that Tom has had to work with due to its rocky terrain and heavy soil, he and his team crafted a modern masterpiece that blends wonderfully into the surrounds that is strewn with strategic options. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#94
Oakland Hills Country Club (South) – Bloomfield Hills, MI – Donald Ross

The South course at Oakland Hills has one of the greatest resumes in championship golf: six U.S. Opens, two PGA Championships, a men’s and women’s U.S. Amateur, and a Ryder Cup. The course received the original “Open Doctor” treatment by Robert Trent Jones and led to Ben Hogan dubbing the course “the Monster.” Recently, the club has brought in Gil Hanse and his team to restore the course to its original, Donal Ross glory. We can’t wait to see the results. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#95
Royal Troon Golf Club (Old) – South Ayrshire, Scotland – Willie Fernie/James Braid

As a nine-time host of the Open Championship, Royal Troon is among the most complete tests of any major venues. Ironically, it is Troon’s wee Postage Stamp eighth hole that may be the most recognized, beloved, and feared holes in links golf. Photo Credit: @LCLambrecht

#96
#96 – Castle Stuart Golf Links – Inverness, Scotland – Gil Hanse

There’s more than a little bit of pressure if one is going to build a modern links course in Scotland. Luckily for us, Gil Hanse was up to the challenge. The wonderful, seaside land is accentuated by a course that’s teaming with strategic options. While the fairways may be wide–and when the wind is blowing, you’ll need it–there is a distinct advantage to be gained by placing your drive in certain positions by challenging the hazards. A fine addition to the links landscape of Scotland. Photo Credit: @LCLambrecht

#97
Royal Cinque Ports – Kent, England – Henry Hunter/James Braid/Sir Guy Campbell/Henry Cotton

Host of the 1909 and 1920 Open Championships, Royal Cinque Ports, or Deal as it is commonly called after its locality, is a classic, out-and-back links with some of the finest green sites in all of England. Thanks to the fine work by Greenskeeper James Bledge and his staff, Deal has perfect, firm and fast conditions that make links golf so much fun to play. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#98
Kinloch Golf Club – Manakin Sabot, VA – Lester George and Vinnie Giles

Kinloch is well known for its superb conditioning, split-fairways that offer an abundance of risk-reward, and for their wonderful staff. Recent work done to prepare Kinloch for the U.S. Mid-Amateur in September, should challenge the world’s best mid-ams while still providing a wonderful place for members and guests to enjoy a round…or many.

#99
Bel-Air Country Club - Los Angeles, CA - George Thomas & William Bell

One of three legendary clubs in Los Angeles designed by George Thomas and William Bell (Riviera and LACC-North being the other two), Bel-Air is one of the great examples of a genius routing on a difficult site. Making use of tunnels, bridges, and even an elevator, Thomas and Bell take the golfer through multiple canyons and deliver one amazing ride with their typical bunker flair and diabolical green sites. A recent restoration by Tom Doak and his Renaissance Golf Design team was based on a fidelity to the original plan and has polished this gem to an amazing luster. Photo Credit: @LinksGems

#100
Oak Hill (East) - Rochester, NY - Donald Ross

Oak Hill is one of the great clubs in its region, with 36 holes and an incredible Tudor-style clubhouse. The East course has a very rarefied championship pedigree: U.S. Opens (3), PGA Championships (3), U. S. Amateurs (2) and a Ryder Cup to name a few. While the East underwent some questionable modifications by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Tom Fazio in the 1960s and 1980s, the course was recently renovated by Andrew Green, who was tasked with bringing the course back to its Ross roots. It will be interesting to see if it’s standing rises following such a return to the original plan. Photo Credit: @LinksGems