Streamsong clearly provides a golf product that moves completely away from the low level results seen at so many other courses in Florida… if you consider yourself a core golfer and you head to Florida, Streamsong should be front and center…
Retaining the No.1 position, the Dunes course at Costa Navarino is an epic design by headline architect Bernhard Langer, working alongside Ross McMurray of European Golf Design, and it opened for play in 2010.
Welcome to our latest 2018 edition of the Top 100 Golf Courses of the World. New Zealand’s Tara Iti is our highest new entry in the latest rankings and Canada’s spectacular Cabot Cliffs also debuts within this elite list along with ten other newcomers.
It’s hard to keep up nowadays with what’s going on in Chinese golfing circles. The days of reading the occasional press release about a new layout opening are largely gone, replaced by news of yet another course which has been shut down by the authorities.
Having produced updated ranking lists for England, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales over the last couple of months, we’ve now merged those national charts to create an all-embracing Top 100 table for Britain & Ireland.
Welcome to the latest 2018 edition of our Top 100 for England. We first published an English Top 100 more than a decade ago and this is our 7th biennial ranking list for the nation that continues to hide its golfing light under a bushel.
You’ll find England’s largest swathe of heathland in the South East where an almost infinite number of heathery courses are located. There’s also a trio of Open venues with the venerable Royal St George’s heading our inaugural South East Top 50 table.
Golf course architect Matthew Dusenberry explains the story behind the unique design of the innovative Ellerstina golf course which is set in the heart of a world-famous private polo ranch to the west of downtown Buenos Aires.
Royal Dornoch apparently only has a handful of superior courses in the world, and despite not playing that many top tracks, I do find that at least mildly surprising. Will have to defer to those with more experience.
It’s been twelve years since we compiled our first Top 100 rankings for the Republic of Ireland and, in seven editions of the listings, the top five places have been occupied by the same five courses, albeit they’ve appeared in a slightly different order from time to time.