A spot on GOLF’s biennial ranking of the best courses in America is the ultimate badge of honor when it comes to course design. And this year, a record 17 new courses made the list. Get to know more about each of the rookie entries below.

An aerial view of Ohoopee Match Club.

Andy Johnson/The Fried Egg

Ohoopee Match Club (No. 32)

Cobbtown, Ga.
Gil Hanse, 2018

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The gorgeous 8th at Pikewood National.

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Pikewood National (No. 60)

Morgantown, W.Va.
J. Robert Gwynne/John Raese 2009

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A stunning view of Gamble Sands.

Brian Oar

Gamble Sands (No. 61)

Brewster, Wash.
David McLay Kidd, 2014

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South Carolina’s Congaree.

James Haefner

Congaree (No. 72)

Ridgeland, S.C.
Tom Fazio, 2017

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A pastoral scene at White Bear Yacht Club.

Patrick Koenig

White Bear Yacht Club (No. 76)

White Bear Lake, Minn.
William Watson, 1915

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St. Louis CC

Andy Johnson/The Fried Egg

St. Louis (No. 78)

St. Louis, Mo.
C.B. Macdonald, 1914

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Long shadows at Kingsley in Michigan.

Larry Lambrecht

Kingsley (No. 79)

Kingsley, Mich.
Mike Devries, 2001

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The green on the par-3 7th at Bandon’s Sheep Ranch.

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Sheep Ranch (No. 80)

Bandon, Ore.
Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw, 2020

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The Prairie Club Dunes’ 4th Green.

Prairie Club

Prairie Club (Dunes) (No. 82)

Valentine, Neb.
Tom Lehman/Chris Brands, 2010

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Hollywood in Deal, N.J.

Seven Lowy/Hollywood Golf Club

Hollywood (No. 83)

Deal, N.J.
Walter Travis, 1915

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The elevation changes at Glens Falls are superb.

Patrick Koenig

Glens Falls (No. 86)

Queensbury, N.Y.
Donald Ross, 1920

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An aerial view of Lawsonia.

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Lawsonia (Links) (No. T87)

Green Lake, Wis.
Bill Langford/Ted Moreau, 1930

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La Hood, Texas’ Wolf Point.

Wolf Point GC.

Wolf Point (No. T87)

La Hood, Texas
Mike Nuzzo, 2008

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A gorgeous view of Mountain Ridge in New Jersey.

Evan Schiller

Mountain Ridge (No. 90)

West Caldwell, N.J.
Donald Ross, 1929

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Pinehurst No. 4 is known for its beauty.

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Pinehurst, No. 4 (No. 92)

Pinehurst, N.C.
Donald Ross, 1919/Gil Hanse, 2017

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Palmetto in Aiken, S.C.

Larry Lambrecht

Palmetto (No. 93)

Aiken, S.C.
H.C. Leeds, 1897/Alister MacKenzie, 1933

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Sand Valley’s Mammoth Dunes.

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Sand Valley (Mammoth Dunes) (No. 96)

Nekoosa, Wis.
David McLay Kidd, 2018

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