The world famous Augusta National has been named as the greatest US golf course in Golf Digest's biennial top 100 list.
According to Golf Digest, the highly exclusive club, home of The Masters since its inception, narrowly triumphed over the Pine Valley Golf Club, by less than one point.
The course has claimed the top spot in the list for the third consecutive time and has pipped Pine Valley to the post on each occasion.
Shinnecock Hill Golf Club in New York, which was created in 1931, rounded out the top three.
Golfers who have not had the opportunity to don their golf shoes and walk the famous course will be able to catch a glimpse of it next month as the top professionals compete for the famous Green Jacket.
Tiger Woods goes into the event looking for his 15th major title but he will face strong competition from the reigning champion Phil Mickelson and newly-crowned world number one Martin Kaymer.