Following up his glowing review from the 2002 "Best New Affordable Public Course" award write-up, Ron Whitten revisits Rustic Canyon and says it has achieved "cult status."
To clarify one comment by Whitten in the review: there is no book in the works on Rustic Canyon. There is, however, a chapter devoted to the building of the course in Grounds for Golf.
Also, in the May, 2004 Golf Digest, Rustic Canyon receives 4 1/2 stars in the annual "Best Places You Can Play" listing. In spite of its notoriously hit-and-miss service, Rustic rated high, particularly in the value category. The course was listed 6th on the magazine's ranking of best values in America.