Thursday, January 12, 2012

Augusta No. 1; Harbour Town No. 2 on Tour top-10 list

   PGA Tour players prefer old-style golf courses and have a special fondness for Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, based on the results of a confidential poll of 81 tour players by Golf World magazine.
   The voting was based strictly on course architecture, not the overall tournament experience. It's no great surprise that Augusta National was No. 1 on the list. Harbour Town's second-place ranking reaffirms all the good things players have said about the Pete Dye design through the years.

   As for Quail Hollow Club, site of the Wells Fargo Championship? It didn't make the top 10 list.

  The top 10 PGA Tour courses based on course design according to the players' vote:

1.  Augusta National Golf Club
2.  Harbour Town Golf Links
3.  Riviera Country Club
4.  Pebble Beach Golf Links
5.  Colonial Country Club.
6.  Muirfield Village Golf Club
7.  Shaugnessy Golf & Country Club
8.  Aronimink Golf Club
9.  Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead)
10.Congressional Country Club (Blue)


Anonymous said...

Of course Quail isn't on the list. From an architecture standpoint it is nothing special. It certainly isn't the best design in Charlotte, and I'm not sure it is the second or third best either. They have the course conditions outstanding for the tournament and then it suffers the rest if the year. The course has a couple very good holes, a bunch of average holes, and a couple bad holes. That doesn't mean it isn't a hard course, or even a nice course, but it's just not a great design.