Top 100 Golf Courses of the World

Top 100 Golf Courses - Worldwide

West Sussex

91st Britain & Ireland

West Sussex Golf Club is one of our favourite inland courses. It is sheer delight to play golf on this charming sandy outcrop of heathland.

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Lanhai International (Yangtze Dunes)

92nd Asia

Set out across reclaimed land on Chongming Island in the estuary of the mighty Yangtze River, the 2011 Jack Nicklaus-designed Links layout at Lanhai International Golf Resort was completely re-built by Ogilvie, Clayton, Cocking and Mead in 2018 creating Yangtze Dunes.

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European Club

93rd Britain & Ireland

The European Club is located in the garden of Ireland, between the coastal towns of Wicklow and Arklow, about 30 miles south of Dublin.

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Paraparaumu Beach

94th Oceania

Host to twelve New Zealand Opens, the first in 1959, Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club is a New Zealand household name.

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Royal Cinque Ports

95th Britain & Ireland

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, or Deal as it is somtimes called, is an absolute brute of a links course. Its back nine, or rather the last seven holes, are relentless...

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Essex County Club

96th North America

The par five 3rd hole at Essex County Club is a monster and it is nearly as long as the sum of the first two par fours that precede it. But there’s much more to this hole than length alone.

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The Golf Club

97th North America

The Golf Club at New Albany in Ohio is one of Pete Dye’s earliest and most understated creations and the course feels mature way beyond its years.

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Santapazienza

98th Central & South America

Several years in the making, Tom and Logan Fazio designed the course at Santapazienza Golf Club (their first South American ensemble) and it’s laid out within an enormous, densely forested estate.

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Real Valderrama

100th Continental Europe

Most golfers will be familiar with Valderrama from TV coverage. The golf club has hosted a plethora of championships, including the legendary 1997 Ryder Cup. In 2014 the club was granted Royal status.

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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 Joseph Andriole Courses Played 98
4 Paul Rudovsky Courses Played 98
5 Fergal O'Leary Courses Played 98
6 Frank Dore Courses Played 91
7 Yuji Nakamura Courses Played 91
8 Mark White Courses Played 84
9 Paul Jones Courses Played 82
10 Kimi Hoshiyama Courses Played 82