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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

Dolgellau

Gem Wales - Best in Area

The location of Dolgellau Golf Club is simply stunning and this is without question a big part of its appeal.

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Description: The location of Dolgellau Golf Club is simply stunning and this is without question a big part of its appeal. Rating: 6 out of 6

Presidio

Gem USA - Best in Area

Set close to downtown San Francisco, the Presido Golf Course dates back more than 100 years. It’s a popular facility that winds over hilly ground between stately pines and eucalyptus.

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Bandon Dunes (Bandon Preserve)

Gem USA - Best in Area

Opened in 2012, Bandon Preserve features a double green at the 4th and 7th holes, a dramatic drop in elevation at the 5th, with Cut Creek threatening the tee shot at the 11th.

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Description: Opened in 2012, Bandon Preserve features a double green at the 4th and 7th holes, a dramatic drop in elevation at the 5th, with Cut Creek threatening the tee shot at the 11th. Rating: 6 out of 6

West Cliffs

Gem Portugal - Best in Area

Located an hour’s drive north of Lisbon on Portugal’s spectacular Silver Coast, West Cliffs is a Cynthia Dye design that first opened its doors to the golfing public in the summer of 2017.

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Description: Located an hour’s drive north of Lisbon on Portugal’s spectacular Silver Coast, West Cliffs is a Cynthia Dye design that first opened its doors to the golfing public in the summer of 2017. Rating: 6 out of 6

Vuissens

Gem Switzerland - Best in Area

Vuissens Golf Club is one of Jeremy Pern’s Swiss creations and it opened with an initial six holes in 2001, seven years after its current owners acquired Château de Vuissens.

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Description: Vuissens Golf Club is one of Jeremy Pern’s Swiss creations and it opened with an initial six holes in 2001, seven years after its current owners acquired Château de Vuissens. Rating: 5.5 out of 6

Carne (Kilmore)

Gem Ireland - Best in Area

"Whilst Eddie Hackett used the rolling inland ground for his front nine, our small team had the spectacular sand hills adjacent to the existing back nine from which to create the new Kilmore course."

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Description: "Whilst Eddie Hackett used the rolling inland ground for his front nine, our small team had the spectacular sand hills adjacent to the existing back nine from which to create the new Kilmore course." Rating: 5.5 out of 6

Mossy Oak

Gem USA - Best in Area

Gil Hanse's Mossy Oak Golf Club is destined to topple Tom Fazio’s Fallen Oak from the head of Mississippi’s Best In State rankings.

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Description: Gil Hanse's Mossy Oak Golf Club is destined to topple Tom Fazio’s Fallen Oak from the head of Mississippi’s Best In State rankings. Rating: 5.5 out of 6

Rönnebäck

Gem Sweden - Best in Area

Rönnebäck Golf Club is set on undulating ground, parts of which are reminiscent of Scottish moorland and parts of which are traditional parkland in character.

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Description: Rönnebäck Golf Club is set on undulating ground, parts of which are reminiscent of Scottish moorland and parts of which are traditional parkland in character. Rating: 5 out of 6

Main-Taunus

Gem Germany - Best in Area

In 1979 Bernhard von Limburger designed his last course near Wiesbaden for the Golf Club Main-Taunus. At this point he had worked on more than a third of all German courses in existence.

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Description: In 1979 Bernhard von Limburger designed his last course near Wiesbaden for the Golf Club Main-Taunus. At this point he had worked on more than a third of all German courses in existence. Rating: 5 out of 6

La Posada

Gem Chile - Best in Area

The golf course at Club de Campo La Posada is set on the shore of Laguna La Posada. This layout, which was carved through a pine forest, dates back to 1955 and Arturo Steel and Henry Tullo designed it.

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Description: The golf course at Club de Campo La Posada is set on the shore of Laguna La Posada. This layout, which was carved through a pine forest, dates back to 1955 and Arturo Steel and Henry Tullo designed it. Rating: 5 out of 6

Royal Dar Es Salam (Blue)

Gem Morocco - Best in Area

For many years the tree-lined fairways of the Red and Blue courses at Royal Dar Es Salam co-hosted the Trophée Hassan II competition until the event moved to Mohammedia in 2010.

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Description: For many years the tree-lined fairways of the Red and Blue courses at Royal Dar Es Salam co-hosted the Trophée Hassan II competition until the event moved to Mohammedia in 2010. Rating: 5 out of 6

Tandragee

Gem Northern Ireland - Best in Area

Seventy years after the original nine holes had been established at Tandragee Golf Club, Fred Hawtree extended the course to a full 18-hole layout...

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Description: Seventy years after the original nine holes had been established at Tandragee Golf Club, Fred Hawtree extended the course to a full 18-hole layout... Rating: 5 out of 6

The Witch

Gem USA - Best in Area

Opened in 1989 and designed by Dan Maples, The Witch Golf Club is the headline layout of three courses in the Mystical Golf portfolio.

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Description: Opened in 1989 and designed by Dan Maples, The Witch Golf Club is the headline layout of three courses in the Mystical Golf portfolio. Rating: 5 out of 6

Beaverbrook

Gem England - Best in Area

Co-designed by David McLay Kidd and Tom Watson, the Beaverbrook golf course at Cherkley Court quietly opened its tees for play in late September 2016.

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Description: Co-designed by David McLay Kidd and Tom Watson, the Beaverbrook golf course at Cherkley Court quietly opened its tees for play in late September 2016. Rating: 5 out of 6

Rams Hill

Gem USA - Best in Area

Situated on a hill overlooking the remote and sleepy town of Borrego Springs, Rams Hill Golf Club provides the golfer with an incredibly scenic and fun round of desert golf.

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Description: Situated on a hill overlooking the remote and sleepy town of Borrego Springs, Rams Hill Golf Club provides the golfer with an incredibly scenic and fun round of desert golf. Rating: 5 out of 6

Sand Valley

Gem USA - Best in Area

Sand Valley, the latest Keiser project in central Wisconsin, near the small town of Nekoosa, lies far from any Ocean but it does have sand, some of it hundreds of feet deep in places...

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Description: Sand Valley, the latest Keiser project in central Wisconsin, near the small town of Nekoosa, lies far from any Ocean but it does have sand, some of it hundreds of feet deep in places... Rating: 5 out of 6

Bluejack National

Gem USA - Best in Area

The 18-hole layout at Bluejack National is the first headline design to open in the United States for Tiger Woods and architect Beau Welling.

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Description: The 18-hole layout at Bluejack National is the first headline design to open in the United States for Tiger Woods and architect Beau Welling. Rating: 5 out of 6

Hofgut Georgenthal

Gem Germany - Best in Area

It must be assumed that for the last couple of centuries the Hofgut Georgenthal estate was a rather unpopular place, as it was the church's official leaseholder for collecting the tithe from the surrounding farms.

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Description: It must be assumed that for the last couple of centuries the Hofgut Georgenthal estate was a rather unpopular place, as it was the church's official leaseholder for collecting the tithe from the surrounding farms. Rating: 5 out of 6

Cruit Island

Gem Ireland - Best in Area

Cruit Island Golf Club is considered by some to be one of the best 9-hole golf courses in the world. It is certainly one of the most scenic courses in Ireland.

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Description: Cruit Island Golf Club is considered by some to be one of the best 9-hole golf courses in the world. It is certainly one of the most scenic courses in Ireland. Rating: 4.6666666666667 out of 6

Came Down

Gem England - Best in Area

With stunning panoramic views, a tough but fair course and a great deal of history, the J.H. Taylor and Harry Colt-designed Came Down Golf Club is a quintessential gem.

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Description: With stunning panoramic views, a tough but fair course and a great deal of history, the J.H. Taylor and Harry Colt-designed Came Down Golf Club is a quintessential gem. Rating: 4.6666666666667 out of 6