Golfweek's Best ranks the future courses for men's majors, and 2022 will be special
The upcoming major sites stack up quite well, it turns out, using Golfweek’s Best ratings of courses as a barometer.
The men’s majors in 2021 were great, crowning as champions Hideki Matsuyama at the Masters, Phil Mickelson at the PGA Championship, Jon Rahm at the U.S. Open and Collin Morikawa at the British Open.
Right, so, on to 2022 and beyond.
Where will the best players in the world tee it up over the next several years? And how do the upcoming courses stack up against 2021’s lineup of Augusta National, Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Course, Torrey Pines South and Royal St. George’s?
The upcoming major sites stack up quite well, it turns out, using Golfweek’s Best ratings of courses as a barometer. And get ready for a great lineup next year, as 2022 is the best of them all.
Golfweek’s Best ranks courses by compiling the average ratings – on a points basis of 1 to 10 – of its more than 750 raters to create several industry-leading lists of courses. These ratings are then collated into various lists, including Golfweek’s Best Classic Courses for layouts opened before 1960 in the U.S., Modern Courses for layouts opened in or after 1960 in the U.S., and Great Britain and Ireland’s Classic Courses opened before 1960. These lists offer our best comparisons of major championship sites.
With Augusta National always in the mix as anchor site of the Masters, the average rating of major courses in 2021 was 8.1525, based off the latest Golfweek’s Best rankings. In 2022, that average rating climbs to 8.4975. The average rating in 2023 is 8.155, followed by 2024 with a 8.17 rating.
So, basically, get ready for some great courses in 2022. Take a look below to see all the courses to be played in the next three years, plus their Golfweek’s Best ratings and how they rank on their applicable lists.