Top 100 Golf Courses of the World

Top 100 Golf Courses - Worldwide

Royal Portrush (Dunluce)

11th Britain & Ireland

The Dunluce links at Royal Portrush Golf Club is named after the ruined Dunluce castle that overlooks the course. Seven years after the club's formation, the first professional golf tournament in Ireland, won by Sandy Herd in 1895, was staged here.

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Royal Dornoch (Championship)

12th Britain & Ireland

Royal Dornoch Golf Club is spellbinding. It seems to mesmerise amateur and professional golfers from all over the world and many make the pilgrimage to this natural links at some point in their lives.

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Merion (East)

13th North America

When Merion Golf Club was founded in 1896, Philadelphians were more likely to play cricket than golf. They even sent touring cricket teams to England!

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Muirfield

14th Britain & Ireland

Muirfield is the course of “The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers” (HCEG), the world’s oldest golf club – according to direct written evidence – formed in 1744.

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Augusta National

15th North America

Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most exclusive clubs in the world and was designed by the world’s greatest golfer, who teamed up with the world’s greatest architect.

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Kingston Heath

16th Oceania

Kingston Heath Golf Club pushes Royal Melbourne – and in some opinions exceeds it – as the premier course in Australian golf.

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Pebble Beach

17th North America

Cypress Point is the course you can’t play at Pebble Beach, but thankfully Pebble Beach Golf Links is one you can.

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Crystal Downs

18th North America

Crystal Downs Country Club is set delightfully on a headland that is wedged between Lake Michigan and Crystal Lake in America’s Midwest. The course was designed by Alister MacKenzie and supervised by Perry Maxwell.

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Ballybunion (Old)

19th Britain & Ireland

As you drive from the historic town of Ballybunion, along the winding road to the golf club, your eyes feast upon the most spectacular links land imaginable.

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Fishers Island

20th North America

Fishers Island Club is set romantically on a narrow island that is a mere two miles wide and eight miles long.

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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 Paul Rudovsky Courses Played 98
4 Fergal O'Leary Courses Played 98
5 Joseph Andriole Courses Played 98
6 Paul Jones Courses Played 82
7 Kimi Hoshiyama Courses Played 79
8 John Sabino Courses Played 75
9 Hayes Holderness Courses Played 75
10 Scott Wilson Courses Played 74