The Best Golf Courses in Texas

Whispering Pines Hole 15
Hugh Hargrave/Courtesy of Whispering Pines CC

1 . (2) Whispering Pines G.C. (15th hole pictured above), Trinity •
2. (1) Dallas National G.C., Dallas •
3. (3) Bluejack National, Montgomery
4. (5) Colonial C.C., Fort Worth ≈
5. (4) Preston Trail G.C., Dallas
6. (NR) Trinity Forest G.C., Dallas
7. (6) Spanish Oaks G.C., Bee Cave
8. (9) Miramont C.C., Bryan
9. (22) Austin G.C., Spicewood
10. (10) Champions G.C. (Cypress Creek), Houston
11. (7) The Club at Carlton Woods (Nicklaus), The Woodlands
12. (11) The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch, Boerne
13. (8) The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio), The Woodlands
14. (13) Summit Rock G.C., Horseshoe Bay
15. (15) Austin C.C.
16. (12) Escondido G. & Lake Club, Horseshoe Bay
17. (14) Boot Ranch G.C., Fredericksburg
18. (17) The Vacquero Club, Westlake
19. (16) Briggs Ranch G.C., San Antonio
20. (20) Shadow Hawk G.C., Richmond
21. (19) Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Fazio Canyons), Austin ^
22. (21) TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks), San Antonio ^
23. (23) Royal Oaks C.C., Houston
24. (25) Brook Hollow G.C., Dallas
25. (NR) Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Fazio Foothills), Austin ^

(2017-’18 ranking in parentheses)
America’s 100 Greatest Course
America’s Second 100 Greatest
^ America’s 100 Greatest Public Course
NR Not rated in 2017-’18

Some courses are ranked in Best in State but did not receive enough ballots to be considered for national lists.

America’s 100 Greatest & America’s Second 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 45 evaluations accumulated within 8 years, 100 Greatest Public 25 evaluations and Best in State 10 ballots. While a few highly ranked state courses do have a higher score than 100 Greatest, Second 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public courses within that state, and are listed above them, they will not appear on a national ranking until achieving the qualifying ballots.

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