Both Courses At The Prairie Club Ranked in 100 Greatest Public By Golf Digest
The New Year is off to a terrific start for all of us at The Prairie Club -- both of our courses have been ranked in Golf Digest's 100 Greatest Public Courses list!
Coined "The game's oldest ranking, established in 1966," the Golf Digest ranking system works on a couple of different levels. They ranked their courses due to their specific criteria then pump the lists out based on final rankings.
The Prairie Club's Dunes (#35) and Pines (#75) both made the list of 100 Greatest Public in their first year of eligibility.
In order to earn a ranking on the 100 Greatest Public list, a minimum number of 25 ballots needs to be received by Golf Digest evaluators. From there, seven factors are evaluated using a numbering process-- these include Shot Values, Resistance to Scoring, Design Variety, Memorability, Aesthetics, Conditioning and Ambience.
The Dunes Course finished 35th with a 'points' total of 58.6291, as the leader, Pebble Beach Golf Links finished with a ranking of 67.6226. The Pines Course finished with a total of 56.3803, finishing 75th. Neither course received enough ballots to qualify for the 100 Greatest (overall) list in America.
In describing the Pines Course, Golf Digest wrote: "For pure golfing variety, Prairie Club rivals even Bandon Dunes."
We encourage you to check out the entire listing and read what they had to say about us!
Golf Digest Top-100 Public Courses in America
News Source: The Prairie Club
Posted January 13, 2015 || Viewed 3,446 times || View Course Profile