Old Sandwich has been ranked as one of the top courses in the U.S. and the World by Golf Magazine's panel of experts.
One of GOLF Magazine's course-ranking panelists, Masa Nishijima of Japan, who is the sixth person to have completed play on the entire Golf Magazine Top 100 Courses in the World list, had this to say about the course:
"This lay-of-the-land course from Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore is a very good test, full of classic concepts. The green complexes are very interesting and include great contouring, and the bunker shaping by Jeff Bradley is excellent. I call him Mr. Sand Man. The scale is just right and fairway angles from the tee boxes are well done."