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This list focuses on courses owned and/or operated by casinos, with data pulled from Golfweek‘s massive database of course rankings. (Pictured atop this story is No. 5 We-Ko-Pa’s Saguaro Course, with the photo courtesy of We-Ko-Pa/Lonna Tucker.)
There was only one change in the top 10 of this list from 2019, with The Preserve in Vancleave, Mississippi, moving to No. 10 on the list, replacing Spirit Hollow in Burlington, Iowa, which slid down a spot to No. 11. There were several shuffles in the next 40 courses, including several courses new or returning to the list.
The hundreds of members of Golfweek‘s 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 rating for each that is then used to compile the Golfweek’s Best course rankings.
Each course is listed with its 2019 ranking in parenthesis, an average ranking from all the Golfweek Raters who reviewed it, its location, architect(s) and the year it opened.
For more of our rankings in different categories, click below:Golfweek’s Best Classic CoursesGolfweek’s Best Modern CoursesGolfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play, state by stateGolfweek’s Best Campus CoursesGolfweek’s Best Private Courses, state by stateGolfweek’s Best Classic Courses in Great Britain and IrelandGolfweek’s Best Modern Courses in Great Britain and Ireland
Kyoung-Hoon Lee plays the 18th hole at Shadow Creek during the PGA Tour’s CJ Cup in October in North Las Vegas, Nevada. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
North Las Vegas, Nev.; Tom Fazio; 1990
Saucier, Miss.; Tom Fazio; 2006
White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.; Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor, Lester George; 1914
French Lick, Ind.; Pete Dye; 2009
Fort McDowell, Ariz.; Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw; 2006
Shelton, Wash.; Gene Bates; 2011
Tower, Minn; Jeff Brauer; 2004
Lakeside, Calif.; Gary Roger Baird, Todd Eckenrode; 2001
Farmington, Pa.; Pete Dye; 1995
Vancleave, Miss.; Jerry Pate; 2005
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes in Maricopa, Arizona (Courtesy of Ak-Chin Southern Dunes)
Burlington, Iowa; Rick Jacobson; 2000
Maricopa, Ariz.; Brian Curley, Lee Schmidt; 2002
Verona, N.Y.; Tom Fazio; 2004
Tahoe, Nev.; George Fazio; 1968
Mayetta, Kan.; Jeff Brauer, Notah Begay; 2011
French Lick, Ind.; Donald Ross; 1917
Fort McDowell, Ariz.; Scott Miller; 2001
Brooks, Calif.; Brad Bell; 2008
Worley, Idaho; Gene Bates; 2003
Harris, Mich.; Paul Albanese; 1976
Prior Lake, Minn.; Garrett Gill, Paul Miller; 2005
Sandia Golf Club in Albuquerque, N.M. (Courtesy of Sandia)
Albuquerque, N.M.; Scott Miller; 2005
Niobrara, Neb.; Paul Albanese; 2015
North Stonington, Conn.; Rees Jones; 2005
White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.; Seth Raynor, Jack Nicklaus; 1924
Tucson, Ariz.; Ty Butler, Notah Begay; 2013
Verona, N.Y.; Rick Smith; 2000
Riverside, Iowa; Rees Jones; 2007
Temecula, Calif.; Arthur Hills, Steve Forrest; 2008
Indio, Calif.; Clive Clark; 2008
Kalispel Golf and Country Club in Spokane, Wash. (Courtesy of Kalispel)
Spokane, Wash.; Jim Barnes, Robert Johnstone; 1910
Philadelphia, Miss.; Tom Fazio, Jerry Pate; 1999
Florence, Ind.; Tom Fazio; 2001
San Carlos, Ariz.; Tom Doak; 1999
Verona, N.Y.; Robert Trent Jones Jr. 2003
Scottsdale, Ariz.; Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw; 1998
Philadelphia, Miss.; Tom Fazio, Jerry Pate; 1997
Whittier, N.C.; Robert Trent Jones Jr. 2009
Oneida, Wis.; Rick Jacobson; 2004
Mescalero, N.M.; Ted Robinson; 1976
Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas (Courtesy of Bali Hai)
Corning, Calif.; Mike Stark; 2007
Gautier, Miss.; Davis Love III; 2002
Chandler, Ariz.; Gary Panks; 2002
Scottsdale, Ariz.; Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw; 1998
Chandler, Ariz.; Gary Panks; 2000
Baltic, Conn.; Geoffrey S.; Cornish, Stephen Kay, Robert McNeil; 1960
Lake Charles, La.; Tom Fazio; 2003
Tulsa; Perry Maxwell, Tripp Davis; 1924
Las Vegas; Brian Curley, Lee E. Schmidt; 2000
Gulfport, Miss.; Mark McCumber; 1986
Bay St. Louis, Miss.; Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay; 2006
*New to or rejoins the list
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