PJKoenig's Top 50

This is the 1st edition of the annual PJKoenig golf course rankings.  The rankings are based on a number of factors.  All evaluations took into account, course architecture, course conditions, shot value, challenge level, aesthetics, and the intangible 'fun factor.'  Over the years, I hope to add more courses to the list as I play new places and revisit old ones.

  1. Pebble Beach Golf Links - Pebble Beach, CA
  2. Whistling Straits (Straits Course) - Sheboygan, WI
  3. Cabot Cliffs - Inverness, Novia Scotia
  4. Kiawah Island (Ocean Course) - Kiawah Island, SC
  5. Bandon Dunes - Bandon, OR
  6. Chambers Bay Golf Club - University Place, WA
  7. Bethpage Black - Farmingdale, NY
  8. Wolf Creek Golf Club - Mesquite, NV
  9. Spyglass Hill Golf Club - Pebble Beach, CA
  10. Black Rock Golf Club - Coeur d'Alene, ID
  11. Erin Hills - Erin, WI
  12. The Plantation Course at Kapalua - Kapalua, HI
  13. Bandon Trails - Bandon, OR
  14. Pelican Hill (South) - Newport Beach, CA
  15. Victory Ranch - Kamas, UT
  16. Aldarra Golf Club - Sammamish, WA
  17. Pacific Dunes - Bandon, OR
  18. Mayacama Golf Club - Santa Rosa, CA
  19. Black wolf Run - Kohler, WI
  20. Pronghorn (Fazio Course) - Bend, OR
  21. Cordevalle - San Martin, CA
  22. Crosswater - Bend, OR
  23. Gamble Sands - Brewster, WA
  24. Old Macdonald - Bandon, OR
  25. Pasatiempo - Santa Cruz, CA
  26. Mayakoba El Cameleon - Playa Del Carmen, MX
  27. Olympic Club (lake course) - San Francisco, CA
  28. PGA West - La Quinta, CA
  29. Southern Dunes - Maricopa, AZ
  30. Cabot Links - Inverness, Novia Scotia
  31. Tetherow - Bend, OR
  32. Desert Willow Golf Club (Firecliff) - Palm Desert, CA
  33. Torrey Pines - La Jolla, CA
  34. Whistling Straits (Irish) - Sheboygan, WI
  35. Wine Valley Golf Club - Walla Walla, WA
  36. Wilderness Club - Eureka, MT
  37. Spanish Bay Golf Links - Pebble Beach, CA
  38. Cabo Del Sol (Ocean course) - Cabo San Lucas, MX
  39. Coer d'Alene Golf Club - Coeur d'Alene, ID
  40. Pumpkin Ridge (Ghost Creek) - North Plains, OR
  41. Running Y Ranch - Klamath Falls, OR
  42. TPC Snoqualmie Ridge - Snoqualmie, WA
  43. We-Ko-Pa - (Cholla) - Fort McDowell, AZ
  44. Troon North - Scottsdale, AZ
  45. Poppy Hills - Monterey, CA
  46. Pelican Hill (North) - Newport Beach, CA
  47. Olympic Club (Ocean) - San Francisco, CA
  48. The Meadow Club - Fairfax, CA
  49. Half Moon Bay Golf Links (Old Course) - Half Moon Bay, CA
  50. Palouse Ridge - Pullman, WA
 Pebble Beach takes top honors in the first edition of the PJKoenig golf rankings.

Pebble Beach takes top honors in the first edition of the PJKoenig golf rankings.

 The outstandingly good Cabot Cliffs makes it's debut at no. 3

The outstandingly good Cabot Cliffs makes it's debut at no. 3

 My first championship golf course!!  Kiawah Island debuts at no 4.  This was before my picture taking days.

My first championship golf course!!  Kiawah Island debuts at no 4.  This was before my picture taking days.