Members of NORTH CAROLINA magazine Golf Panel ranked the top 100 courses in the state for 2004. Biltmore Forest Country Club replaced Linville Golf Course in the top ten courses, with the other nine retaining their positions. Pinehurst No. 2, a Donald Ross designed course, has been ranked first since the panel's inception in 1995. The panel ranked the Mighty 90 and ranked the top ten courses in each region.