Noting that Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club did not make the cut, the publication considered USGA Course Rating, Slope Rating and Bogey Rating in compiling the list. The International in Bolton, Mass., took the top spot, followed by Pikewood National in Morgantown, W. Va., and Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.
The Bolton, Mass., property has unveiled changes to its membership, including a plan to pay annual dues in monthly installments, allowing family of existing members to join at 50% of the normal dues, and the removal of initiation fees.
On June 21, the Park City, Utah club celebrated the summer solstice and the longest day of the year by extending its Jack Nicklaus-designed Painted Valley golf course to 8,357 yards for a one-day event. Pin locations were tucked to the back of the greens and the tee boxes were moved back as far as possible to add 300 yards to the course, making it the longest course in the U.S. for a single day.