The Top 10 list of golf courses in the state hardly ever changes. However, in 1999, a rare event happened, one that has happened only once before, and that in 1998. A new golf course broke into the top 10. Tom Fazio designed both courses in 1996. Pinehurst No. 8 made the list in 1998, and its rival, Forest Creek Golf Club, replaced it on the list in 1999.