Golf Course Ratings & Awards

For over 50 years, the Hurdzan brand has touched golf courses all over the world. From consultations to new builds, masterplans to full renovations, municipal to invitation only, farmers to billionaires, mountains to oceans, it’s been an incredible adventure that shows no signs of stopping.

Mike and Chris  discuss a course routing

Mike and Chris discuss a course routing

After all these years, inevitably we are asked “what courses have you done?”, the answer to which is precisely why we’ve compiled the list below. Although by no means complete (due to our less than perfect memory), the fact is we value each and every one of our projects, listed or not, no matter if they play host to a UAW Local outing or a United States Open.

As our founder and mentor Jack Kidwell taught us, “when trusted with someone’s vision and pocketbook, we covet those things as if they were our own. Trust is perhaps the most precious of all human gifts and we are their chosen guardian.”

So while our course list may lengthen every year, our intrinsic reverence for the Client never changes.

3 Generations of Timeless Golf Design

Click a block below for a selected list of the courses and notable rankings by time period.

Hurdzan Golf Design | 2011-present

Birnam Wood** | Montecito, CA

Blue Ash GC** | Blue Ash, OH

The Links at Groveport** | Groveport, OH

Hickory Hills GC** | Grove City, OH

NCR CC** | Kettering, OH

North Shore CC** | Glenview, IL

Ohio State University GC | Jane and Walt Dennis Indoor Golf Center | Columbus, OH

Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club* | Ottawa, CANADA

Palm Desert Golf Resort** | Firecliff Course | Palm Desert, CA

Parkersburg CC** | Vienna, WV

South Buffalo Brownfield Opportunity Area** | Buffalo, NY

The Glenlaurel Inn & Spa | Rockbridge, OH

Tres Rios GC** | Goodyear, AZ

Western Skies GC** | Gilbert, AZ

Worthington Hills CC* | Worthington, OH

Hurdzan/Fry Environmental Golf Course Design | 1997-2011

Bully Pulpit Golf Course | Medora, ND

#94, America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, Golf Digest

#3, Best In State, Golfweek

Country Club of Darien | Darien, CT

Renovation of Year, 2010, Golf Inc.

Cross Winds | Plymouth, MA

Diamond Hawk GC | Cheektowaga, NY

Drumm Farm GC| Independence, MO

Dubbo Golf Club | Dubbo, NSW, AUSTRALIA

Dundarave | Prince Edward Island | CANADA

#63, Top 100 Canada, SCOREGolf

Erin Hills | Hartford, WI

#10, America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, Golf Digest

#2, Best in State, Golf Digest

#1, Best New Courses of 2006, Golf Magazine

Host of the 2017 US Open

Host of the 2011 US Amateur

Host of the 2008 Women’s Pub Links

Fargo CC* | Fargo, ND

FarmLinks | Sylacauga, AL

#7, Best in State, Golf Digest

#5, Best Public Courses in State, Golf Magazine

#3, Best in State, Golfweek

#1, Best Public Courses in State, Golfweek

Fieldstone GC | Wilmington, DE

#2, Best in State, Golf Digest

Georgian Bay Club | Ontario | CANADA

#20, Best in Canada, Golf Digest

#31, Top 100 in Canada, SCOREGolf

#30, Best Modern Courses in Canada, Golfweek

The Golf Depot | Columbus, OH

Great Hope GC | Westover, MD

Hamilton Farm | Bedminster, NJ

#3, Best in State, Golf Digest

Hampton Hills* | Long Island, NY

Harbor Links GC | Long Island, NY

Harvest Hill GC | Orchard Park, NY

Heritage at Westmoor | Westminster, CO

Jericho National | New Hope, PA

Keystone Resort | River Course | Keystone, CO

#58, Top 75 Golf Resorts in North America, Golf Digest

#12, America’s Top 50 Courses for Women, Golf Digest

Le Diable | Quebec | CANADA

#55, Top 100 in Canada, SCOREGolf

#27, Best Modern Courses in Canada, Golfweek

Little Mountain | Painesville, OH

#2, Best Public Courses in State, Golf Digest

Meridian Hills CC* | Indianapolis, IN

Nanea GC* | Kailua Kona, HI

Neshanic Valley | Neshanic Station, NJ

#2, Best Public Courses in State, Golf Magazine

#3, Best in State, Golfweek

#30, Best Municipal Courses in America, Golfweek

Philadelphia Cricket Club | Militia Course | Philadelphia, PA

Phoenix Hill GC | Anji, China

Pine Brook | Weston, MA

Raritan Valley CC* | Bridgewater, NJ

Royal Park GC | Fiano, ITALY

Safari GC* | Powell, OH

Sand Barrens | Swainton, NJ

#95, Best Modern Courses in America, Golfweek

#2, Best in State, Golfweek

#2, Best Public Courses in State, Golf Digest

Scioto CC | Upper Arlington, OH

“Renovation of Year”, 2008, Golf Inc.

#52, America’s 100 Greatest Courses, Golf Digest

#44, Best Modern Courses in America, Golfweek

#55, Top 100 Courses in the US, Golf Magazine

Host of the 1986 and 2016 US Senior Open

Host of the 1968 US Amateur

Host of the 1950 PGA Championship

Host of the 1931 Ryder Cup

Host of the 1926 US Open

Shelter Harbor | Charlestown, RI

#55, Best Modern Courses in America, Golfweek

#2, Best in State, Golf Digest

CC of St. Albans | Tavern Creek Course | St. Albans, MO

#1, Best in State, Golf Digest

Sunny Brook CC* | Plymouth Meeting, PA

Tallwooods GC | Hallidays Point, AUSTRALIA

The Ledges at Huntsville Mountain | Huntsville, AL

#3, Best in State, Golf Digest

The Meadows Golf Course | Grand Rapids, MI

The Oaks Club* | Heron Course | Osprey, FL

The Raven at Three Peaks | Silverthorne, CO

#6, Best Public Courses in State, Golf Magazine

#6, Best in State, Golfweek

Troy Burne | Hudson, WI

Turner Hill | Ipswich, NY

Shenzhen Tycoon Golf Club | Guangdong, CHINA

Waldon Ponds | Fairfield, OH

Wheatley Hills CC* | Long Island, NY

Wild Rock | Wisconsin Dells, WI

Top 10, Best Public Courses In State, Golfweek

Weaver Ridge | Peoria, IL

#37, America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, Golf Digest

#6, Best in State, Golf Digest

#2, Best Public Courses in State, Golf Magazine

#3, Best in State, Golfweek

Willow Point Golf & CC* | Alexander City, AL

Hurdzan Design Group | 1985-1996

Aberdeen CC | Valparaiso, IN

Antioch GC* | Antioch, IL

Baker National Golf Course | Medina, MN

Beechmont CC* | Beechmont, OH

Blackthorn GC | South Bend, IN

Boone Links | Florence, KY

Brookside Golf Course | Falmouth, MA

Burning Tree CC** | Greenwich, CT

Cedarbrook GC | Belle Vernon, PA

Centennial Park GC | Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Cincinnati CC* | Cincinnati, OH

Cliffside Golf Course | Gallipolis, OH

Cobblestone Creek CC | Rochester, NY

Cooper Hill CC* | Hunterdon, Co., NJ

CC of Cleveland* | Cleveland, OH

CC of Scranton* | Scranton, PA

Crystal Highlands | Festus, MO

Desert Willow Golf Resort | Firecliff and Mountain View Course | California

#27, Best Municipal Courses in America, Golfweek

#50, America’s Top 50 Courses for Women, Golf Digest

Devil’s Paintbrush | Ontario | Canada

#1, Best New Canadian Courses of 1992, Golf Digest

#1, Best Modern Courses in Canada, Golfweek

#10, Best in Canada, Golf Digest

#11, Top 100 in Canada, SCOREGolf

Devil’s Pulpit | Ontario | Canada

#1, Best New Canadian Courses of 1991, Golf Digest

#11, Best in Canada, Golf Digest

#15, Top 100 in Canada, SCOREGolf

#7, Best Modern Courses in Canada, Golfweek

Dornoch Golf Club* | Delaware, OH

Eagles Landing | Ocean City, MD

En-Joie GC* | Endicott, NY

Glenmaura National | Scranton, PA

Glenview Golf Course | Cincinnati, OH

Grand Oak | West Harrison, IN

Hamilton Elks | Hamilton, OH

Honesdale Golf Club* | Honesdale, PA

Hershey Links | Hummelstown, PA

Hickory Heights | Bridgeville, PA

Hillcrest Golf Club* | St. Paul, MN

Hocking Hills Golf Club | Logan, OH

CC of Indianapolis* | Indianapolis, IN

Ironhorse | Leawood, KS

#1, Best Public Courses in State, Golf Digest

Lassing Pointe | Union, KY

#5, Best in State, Golf Digest

#2, Best Public Courses in State, Golf Magazine

#2 Best in State, Golfweek

#47, Best Municipal Courses in America, Golfweek

Little Bear | Columbus, OH

Little Bennett | Frederick, MD

Long Beach Country Club* | Michigan City, IN

Madison CC* | Madison, OH

Midland Hills CC** | Roseville, MN

Miami Valley Country Club* | Dayton, OH

Minikahda Golf Club* | Minneapolis, MN

Moraine Golf Club* | Dayton, OH

Naples National | Naples, FL

#100, America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, Golf Digest

#7, Best in State, Golf Digest

Newport Country Club | Newport, VT

Oakhaven Golf Course | Delaware, OH

Oakwood CC* | Cleveland, OH

Pilgrim’s Oak | Peach Bottom, PA

Pine Brook GC* | Belle Vernon, PA

Puslinch Lake GC | Cambridge, Ontario | CANADA

Renaissance Park Golf Course | Charlotte, NC

Riverside Golf Course* | Mason, WV

Royal American Links | Sunbury, OH

Royal Woodbine GC | Toronto, Ontario | CABADA

Shaker Run | Lebanon, OH

Shamrock Golf Course | Powell, OH

Shorehaven* | East Norwalk, CT

Silverleaf Golf Course | GA

Split Rock | Orient, OH

Sterling CC | Sterling, MA

Sunset CC* | St. Louis, MO

Suny Delhi Golf Course | Delhi, NY

The Hamptons* | Hampton, VA

The Links Golf Course | Cleveland, OH

Valley Brook* | McMurray, PA

Westwood CC* | Rocky River. OH

Westwood Plateau | British Columbia | CANADA

#1, Best New Courses in Canada 1996, SCOREGolf

#90, Top 100 in Canada, SCOREGolf

Widows Walk | Scituate, MA

Willowbend | Mashpee, MA

Winton Woods Golf Course | Cincinnati, OH

Wyoming Golf Club* | Cincinnati, OH

Youngstown CC* | Youngstown, OH

Kidwell & Hurdzan | pre-1985

Airport GC | OH

Bash Recreation GC | OH

Beckett Ridge G & CC | OH

Blackhawk GC | OH

Blacklick Woods GC | OH

Blue Ash GC | OH

Bolton Field GC | OH

Broadview GC | OH

Brookside CC* | OH

Brookside Park GC* | OH

Buttermilk Falls GC | OH

California GC* | OH

Camargo CC* | OH

CC of Barre | VT

Deer Creek State Park GC | OH

Deerfield CC* | WV

Dennis Highlands GC | MA

Elyria CC* | OH

Fostoria CC* | OH

Foxfire GC* | OH

Frances Miller Memorial GC | KY

Galion CC* | OH

Grandville GC* | OH

Groveport GC | OH

Hawthorne Valley* | OH

Hiawatha GC | OH

Hickory Flat GC | OH

Hickory Hills CC | OH

Hidden Valley GC | IN

Highlands Golf Course | OH

Hillcrest G & CC* | IN

Hueston Woods State Park | OH

HVJAC GC | OH

Indianan Springs GC | OH

Kenton County CC* | KY

Kenton County GC | KY

Kenwood CC | OH

Kings Mill GC | OH

Lakewood CC* | OH

Lakota Hills CC* | OH

Lancaster CC* | OH

Larch Tree CC | OH

Lee Win GC | OH

Licking Springs G & Trout C | OH

Marion CC* | OH

Miami Shores* GC | OH

Miami Valley* CC

Mohican Hills GC | OH

Mound Builders CC | OH

Mount Vernon* CC | OH

Neumann Park* GC | OH

Oak Ridge CC | TX

Oakhurst CC | OH

Ohio University* | OH

Oxbow G & CC | OH

Parkersburg CC* | WV

Pickaway CC | OH

Pine Hills GC | OH

Piqua CC* | OH

Pleasant Hill GC | OH

Pleasant Valley GC | OH

Punderson Lake GC | OH

Reid Memorial GC | OH

Ridenoor Park GC | OH

River Greens GC | OH

River Greens GC | OH

Riverside GC | WV

Salt Fork State Park GC | OH

San Dar Acres GC | OH

Shawnee CC* | OH

Shawnee Lookout GC | OH

Shawnee State Park GC | OH

Snyder Park CC* | OH

Sugar Isle GC | OH

Sugar Valley Golf Club | OH

Summit Hills CC* | KY

Table Rock GC | OH

Tanglewood GC | OH

The Vineyard GC | OH

Thornapple CC | OH

Troy CC* | OH

Twin Base GC* | OH

Twin Lakes GC | OH

Upper Lansdowne CC | OH

Vista View Village GC | OH

Westwood CC* | OH

WGC GC* | OH

Wildwood GC* | OH

Willow Run GC | OH

Wilson GC | OH

Woodland GC* | OH

World of Sports GC* | KY

York Temple CC* | OH

Zanesville CC* | OH

Course Legend

* Renovation / Restoration / Remodel

** Master plan only

No asterisk = new build

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