AMERICANS ARE OBSESSED with rankings and polls. Whether it's college football, political candidates — or golf — everyone wants to know “Who's No. 1?”
In the past two decades, the number of golf ratings has flourished, with magazines, newsletters, and Web sites all offering their own opinions on the top courses to play.
“Today's golf traveler is much more sophisticated and knowledgeable about golf courses around the world,” says Sam Baker, president of Haversham & Ba