Top 100 Golf Courses of the World

Map of Top 100 Golf Courses of The World

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Top 100 Golf Courses of the World is the ranking list on which every golf facility would love to appear. The reality, however, is that most courses that feature on our World Top 100 table are household names that have become permanent fixtures.

Many of these great layouts have been ranked within the World Top 100 since golf course rankings began. The Old course at St Andrews, Augusta National, Royal Melbourne, Pebble Beach and Muirfield are all championship venues with centuries of history. Any list that failed to feature any of the aforementioned courses would be unbelievable. So how hard is it for a course to become World ranked?

The short answer is – rock-hard. However, new courses do appear on the list from time to time and with the best land, the right architect and a lot of money, anything is possible. Just ask Donald Trump. To see our latest World Top 100, simply scroll down this page. To read our latest news release, click the following link: Top 100 Golf Courses of the World.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Worldwide

Catawba Island

Gem USA - Best in Area

William J. Rockefeller laid out the first golf course on Catawba Island in 1928, but the course in play today at the Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton is a 2008 Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest creation, which skirts around a residential development near the shores of Lake Erie.

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Cypress Point

1st North America

Cypress Point Club is set at the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains on the very tip of the Monterey Peninsula and the cliff top terrain is varied and thrilling.

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Pine Valley

2nd North America

Pine Valley Golf Club was the dream of a Philadelphian hotelier, George Crump, who sadly died before its completion. The legacy he left behind is universally considered to be the perfect example of penal golf course architecture.

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Shinnecock Hills

3rd North America

Not only was Shinnecock Hills Golf Club one of the five founding members of the USGA but also it was where one of the first specifically designed golf clubhouses was built.

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Royal County Down (Championship)

4th Britain & Ireland

Royal County Down Golf Club is at Newcastle, a little holiday town nestling at the feet of the majestic Mountains of Mourne. It’s an exhilarating location for a classic links golf course...

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National Golf Links of America

5th North America

National Golf Links of America is a golf course of monumental historical importance, it’s a “Bear’s Best”, or “Blair's Best” of the early 20th century.

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Royal Melbourne (West)

6th Oceania

The West course at Royal Melbourne Golf Club is generally acknowledged as the best course in Australia and one of Doctor Alister MacKenzie's finest designs.

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Oakmont

7th North America

Apart from Augusta National, Oakmont Country Club has hosted more major Championships than any other course in the U.S. and it’s considered by many to be the toughest golf course in the world.

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Trump Turnberry (Ailsa)

8th Britain & Ireland

The Ailsa course at the Turnberry Resort is probably the most scenic Open Championship golf course. Located right next to the Firth of Clyde, with craggy rocks and superb views across to the Mull of Kintyre...

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St Andrews (Old)

9th Britain & Ireland

No other course has hosted more Opens than the Old Course at St Andrews. Its 29th Open and the 144th Open Championship returned “to the Home of Golf” in 2015.

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World Top 100 Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Bob McCoy Courses Played 100
2 David Davis Courses Played 99
3 Fergal O'Leary Courses Played 98
= Joseph Andriole Courses Played 98
= Paul Rudovsky Courses Played 98
6 James Gold Courses Played 93
7 Frank Dore Courses Played 91
= Yuji Nakamura Courses Played 91
9 Mark White Courses Played 84
10 Kimi Hoshiyama Courses Played 82