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Top 100 Golf Courses of Asia 2020

This is the first revision of the Top 100 rankings for Asia, a chart that we introduced two years ago. We now reveal what we believe to be the best hundred golfing layouts within the largest and most populous continent on the planet.

Top 100 Golf Courses of Asia 2020

V is for Valley – Template Holes

Everyone knows that the National Golf Links of America is the holy land for template golf architecture, as C.B. Macdonald set out almost all of these holes based on UK precedents, however, the opener at NGLA is an original.

V is for Valley – Template Holes

​Top 100 Golf Courses updates its Southeast Asia rankings

Earlier this month, we published the second of three Asian chart releases, reporting on four South Asian countries. This update concentrates on the Southeast nations of Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

​Top 100 Golf Courses updates its Southeast Asia rankings

Top 100 Golf Courses updates its South Asia rankings

This article covers the South Asian countries of India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka where we focus on the best golf courses in the massive geographic region that’s also known as the Indian subcontinent…

Top 100 Golf Courses updates its South Asia rankings

Review of the Month March 2020 – Yas Links

Notwithstanding the ongoing zombie apocalypse, there is change in the air at Yas Links. They seem to have recognised the concerns over some of the conditioning issues and have already rectified many of them.

Review of the Month March 2020 – Yas Links

Responses to News Items

V is for Valley – Template Holes

Cheers for the response Ryan - loving the Phil Spector metaphor. He was indeed a talented fellow - just think what he might have done with a black metal band. I...

V is for Valley – Template Holes

Ah BB, perhaps the most loaded question in any conversation on golf architecture. I would posit that the "covers band" metaphor simplifies the approach of Macdo...

V is for Valley – Template Holes

Cheers for another cool article. Do you think C.B.Macdonald gets too much credit for his golf courses?Aside from the historical significance of bringing quality...

Responses to Course Reviews

Saunton (East)

An extremely thorough review of which I concur with the vast majority.Having played Saunton East over 20 times and often with members I would respectfully sugge...

Worcester Country Club

Hi Doug,Thanks for the thoughtful response. I am sorry to hear about your trip cancellation with the virus - it has certainly taken a toll on all of our summer...

Worcester Country Club

Hello Adam, I want to thank you for your very thoughtful review of WCC. I am a recent member at the club previously at Oak Hill in Fitchburg and could not agre...

Royal Dornoch (Championship)

If the new seventh hole is what it appears, Dornoch just got better. The new seventh is said to be very similar to the old, but moved toward the sea, giving stu...