Philadelphia-area golf course remains No. 1 in the U.S., with two others among nation's 100 'greatest'

This year's edition of America's Greatest Golf Courses is "the most scientific ever," according to Golf Digest.

Philadelphia-area golf course remains No. 1 in the U.S., with two others among nation's 100 'greatest'

South Jersey's Pine Valley Golf Club, a very exclusive club, remains at No. The newly released biennial list of America’s best golf course is ranked No. 1 in the U.S.

Since 2016, the 110-year old course has consistently ranked at the top of Golf Digest’s list. It has also been a frequent contender since the list began in 1966.

The last time the tournament was held in 2013, it is expected to return again in 2030 and 2050.

The Donald Ross-designed Aronimink golf club in Newtown Square is ranked No. 95. This year, the Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square designed by Donald Ross is ranked No. In 2021, the course will be 94. The 121 year-old course hosted 2020's KPMG Women's PGA Championship. In 2026, the Men's PGA Championship will take place at the course to coincide with the United States' semiquincentennial celebrations planned in the Philadelphia area.

Oakmont Country Club, a suburban Pittsburgh club, remained at No. 5 on Golf Digest's list. Golf Digest's ranking of the top golf courses in America has a new number five. The course will host three U.S. Opens in 2025 (2033 and 2049), maintaining its position as a host of the most U.S. Opens. Opens.

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, New York, maintains its No. 4.

Golf Digest describes this year's America's Greatest Golf Courses as "the most scientific edition ever". The publication's panel of 1,800 experts submitted more than 85,000 ratings over its 10-year criteria. The magazine claims that its experts evaluate and play candidate courses based on six criteria. Each is rated on a 1-10 scale: shot options (options for varying the layout), challenge, aesthetics and condition.

Pine Valley, a 7,200-yard course was built in 1913 by Philadelphian hotelier George Crump. Crump also designed the private Camden County Club, which was rated by in 2019 as the best course in the world.