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Taiwan may not be at the top of the “must-visit” list for many travellers, but the Portuguese were the first Westerners to discover Taiwan and they immediately named it Ilha Formosa – Beautiful Island – for very good reasons. An exceptionally diverse landscape coupled with vibrant cities like Taipei ensures that anyone travelling to Taiwan will experience one of Asia’s most exciting and diverse destinations.

The Japanese brought golf to Taiwan and the country’s oldest club, Taiwan Golf & Country Club, dates back to 1918 but Taiwanese professional golfers did not show their international potential until Liang Huan Lu battled with Lee Trevino in the final round of the 1971 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. Lu eventually finished in 2nd place, one-shot behind Trevino. There are now around 70 golf courses in Taiwan and golf is one of the most popular Taiwanese sports.

Our Taiwanese rankings were last updated in June 2017.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Taiwan

Ta Shee (Kingfisher & Egret)

1st Taiwan Ranking

The 27-hole complex at Ta Shee Golf & Country Club was renovated by Robert Trent Jones Jnr at the end of the 1990s when he addressed drainage issues by installing new drain lines and sand capping the fairways.


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Taiwan Golf & Country Club

2nd Taiwan Ranking

Formed in 1918, Taiwan Golf & Country Club is the oldest golfing society in the country and the course is located within dense woodland on the estuary of the Danshui River.


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Miramar (North & West)

3rd Taiwan Ranking

Designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1994, the 36-hole facility at Miramar Golf & Country Club comprises four 9-hole loops: North, South, East and West, with championships contested over the North and West nines (also known as the A course).


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4th Taiwan Ranking

Ronald Fream's course at The Orient Golf & Country Club is an intermediate test of golf. The layout is friendly in that most of the holes afford a good look at the green...


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National Golf Country Club

5th Taiwan Ranking

Situated close to Huoyan Mountain in Miaoli County, the fairways at National Golf Country Club are wide and open, allowing fine views across the Taiwan Straits. Unusually, some of the holes feature spectacular large-scale bronze sculptures from Taiwanese artist Yuyu Yang, the original course designer.

Yung Han

6th Taiwan Ranking

Designed by Japanese architect Shunsuke Kato, the 18 holes at Yung Han Golf Club are laid out in the style of a Scottish links, allowing the club to inform golfers that there's "no need to travel to the UK to pay homage to St Andrews".


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Nan Fong

7th Taiwan Ranking

The mountain course at Nan Fong Golf Club is a rare non-American design from Lee Trevino. Fairways pitch and roll around the hills above Nantou City with some particularly steep climbs to be found on the back nine holes.


8th Taiwan Ranking

Located on the north western shore of Chengcing Lake, the 18-hole course at Kaohsiung Golf and Country Club was the first to be established in southern Taiwan.


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9th Taiwan Ranking

The course at Sunrise Golf & Country Club circulates around one of the higher hills in Northern Taiwan, providing the architect with natural elevation changes which have been worked into many of the holes.


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Oriental Sunstar

10th Taiwan Ranking

Designed by Lee Trevino and opened in 1994 the 6,619-yard course at Oriental Sunstar Golf Club is, in places, routed across undulating terrain where strategy from the tee will help to avoid many bunkers and water hazards.

Taiwan Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Daniel Lin Courses Played 15
= Joe Yamakawa Courses Played 15
= Kenichiro Oda Courses Played 15
4 Kimi Hoshiyama Courses Played 14
5 Kuan Kuo Courses Played 10
6 Tao Lin Courses Played 8
7 Walter Resch Courses Played 3
8 Fumio Tanaka Courses Played 2
= Hwa Young Nam Courses Played 2
= James Park Courses Played 2