Top 100 Golf Courses in America - Golf Digest 2009

Golf Digest's 2009 Top 100 rankings were the first since the introduction of their revised conditioning criteria, a change that supposedly shifted the emphasis from lush and green surfaces to those that play firm and fast. Remarkably, given this change to conditioning, Augusta National was listed at No. 1 for the first time ever, dropping the seemingly unmovable Pine Valley down to number 2. This was just one of the curious results in 2009, a year that saw Rich Harvest Links astound good judges by remaining on the list, and in fact moving even higher to number 46. Oak Hill and Chicago GC jumping ahead of Sand Hills was another big surprise. Enjoy the full Top 100 below.

Top 100 Golf Courses in America - Golf Digest 2009