The 4 Hottest Designs On The 2017 100 Greatest Ranking1 season, 6 episodes
Golf Digest's ranking of America's 100 Greatest Courses is the game's most sought-after recognition. In collaboration with Porsche, we bring you a video series that highlights the four courses that have mixed time-honored design with innovative thinking to gain the most momentum on the 2017 list.
Courses & Travel Introduction: Why These Courses? Everyone knows who's number 1 and 2 on Golf Digest's 100 Greatest Courses ranking, but sussing out the true momentum-gainers takes a little more work. Find out what we looked for to pinpoint the "hottest" courses on the list. Presented by Porsche.
Courses & Travel Old MacDonald Old Macdonald is the fourth course built at Oregon's Bandon Dunes Resort and one of the fastest-rising designs on Golf Digest's ranking of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses. At No. 47 in 2017—up from No. 55 in 2015—this coastal links, which opened in 2010, is the youngest course on the list, and its architecture a modern take on a timeless classic. Presented by Porsche.
Courses & Travel Friar's Head Among today's golf architects, nobody does modern classics better than the team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, so it's not surprising that their unique take on a traditional design at Friar's Head, which sits among the sand dunes along the north shore of Long Island, has steadily climbed Golf Digest's list of America's 100 Greatest, from No. 34 in 2011 to No. 19 in 2017. Presented by Porsche.
Courses & Travel Whispering Pines Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas, began in 1995 as a rudimentary nine-hole amenity to a summer youth retreat called Camp Olympia. Expanded to 18 holes in 2000, it was transformed into a championship test of immense beauty and thrilling performance. It now ranks 55th on Golf Digest's list of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses, up from 75th in its debut in 2013, and is also the No. 1 course in Texas. Presented by Porsche.
Courses & Travel Shoreacres No course made a greater leap upward on Golf Digest's new list of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses than Shoreacres, which moved from No. 99 in 2015 to No. 66 in 2017. There are several reasons why the innovative design of Shoreacres has become so popular. Presented by Porsche.
Courses & Travel Better To Lead, Than Follow Introducing the new Panamera. Courage changes everything. Presented by Porsche