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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

El Tamarindo

Gem Mexico - Best in Area

El Tamarindo was carved out of the natural vegetation by San Diego-based architect David Fleming and it’s one of the most spectacular golf courses to be found anywhere in the world.

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Rosapenna (St Patrick's)

Gem Ireland - Best in Area

Construction of the new St Patrick’s links at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort began in April 2018, with Tom Doak’s lead associate Eric Everson working alongside Clyde Johnson and Angela Moser to complete the build during 2020.

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CapRock Ranch

Gem USA - Best in Area

Situated to the southwest of Valentine and just a few miles north of The Prairie Club, CapRock Ranch is destined to be the next great private golfing destination located in the sand hills.

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Les Bordes (New)

Gem France - Best in Area

Configured as two returning nines, the New course at Les Bordes features four engaging par threes which measure between 131 yards at the 7th and 230 yards at the 14th.

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Cutalong at Lake Anna

Gem USA - Best in Area

Former Golf Digest courses editor Ron Whitten joins architect Tom Clark at Cutalong at Lake Anna, a golf club accompanying a planned community north of Richmond, Virginia, that pays plenty of homage to old-world architects of the UK...

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Payne's Valley

Gem USA - Best in Area

Payne’s Valley was the third 18-hole layout to open for play at Big Cedar Lodge when it appeared in the fall of 2020, following on from Tom Fazio’s Buffalo Ridge Springs design and Coore & Crenshaw’s Ozarks National course.

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Dumbarnie Links

Gem Scotland - Best in Area

Dumbarnie Links lies within the 5,000-acre Balcarres Estate, a property that’s been in the hands of Lord Balniel’s family for more than four hundred years. It’s a Clive Clark design which first opened its doors to the public as a pay-and-play facility in the spring of 2020.

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High Hampton

Gem USA - Best in Area

The High Hampton Resort came under new ownership during 2017 and immediately set about making improvements, including bringing Fazio on for a three-year renovation of the existing George Cobb course.

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Tiger Beach

Gem China - Best in Area

Located on the Shandong Peninsula, Tiger Beach Golf Links was designed by Beta Soong, a Taiwanese developer, who took four years to fashion his version of a Scottish links on a tract of land overlooking the Yellow Sea. Unfortunately in April 2019 Tiger Beach closed.

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Klassis

Gem Turkey - Best in Area

Designed by Tony Jacklin, the 6,869-yard golf course at Klassis is located in woods outside the holiday resort of Silivri.

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Skjoldenæsholm (Trent Jones Jr.) - CLOSED

Gem Denmark - Best in Area

Skjoldenæsholm Golfklub ran into financial difficulties in 2019 and was placed on the market in February 2020. Three months later it was purchased by a real estate development company and has remained closed ever since.

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PGA National Czech Republic

Gem Czech Republic - Best in Area

Designed by Kyle Phillips, the PGA National Czech Republic course is the sporting centrepiece of the 350-acre Oaks Prague estate, featuring a clubhouse that was once a chateau listed in the historic building register to the Von Schuttelsberg family.

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Bandon Dunes (Sheep Ranch)

Gem USA - Best in Area

The Sheep Ranch course at Bandon Dunes finally debuted in 2020, with nine greens located against the bluffs, making full use of a mile of ocean shoreline. Interestingly, there are no sand bunkers here; only twenty or so grassy depressions...

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Starr Hollow

Gem USA - Best in Area

Designed by Joe Finger for businessman Marvin Leonard, who also built Colonial and Shady Oaks, the course at Starr Hollow Golf Club is laid out with eighteen tees and nine greens, with different coloured flags for the two nines.

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Park Golf Club Ostrava

Gem Czech Republic - Best in Area

Situated ten miles north of Ostrava in the village of Šilheøovice, the course at Park Golf Club was established in 1968 and it’s laid out in the rolling parkland estate that surrounds the magnificent Rothschild Chateau.

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Phoenix Country Club

Gem USA - Best in Area

Founded in 1900, Phoenix Country Club moved to its present location in 1919. Thirty-seven editions of the Phoenix Open were held here up until 1986. The last substantive renovation was carried out by John Fought and Tom Lehman early in the new millennium.

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La Posada

Gem Chile - Best in Area

The golf course at Club de Campo La Posada is set on the shore of Laguna La Posada. This layout, which was carved through a pine forest, dates back to 1955 and Arturo Steel and Henry Tullo designed it.

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Came Down

Gem England - Best in Area

With stunning panoramic views, a tough but fair course and a great deal of history, the J.H. Taylor and Harry Colt-designed Came Down Golf Club is a quintessential gem.

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Letham Grange (Old)

Gem Scotland - Best in Area

If you're fed up slogging your way round the windy links courses, treat yourself to a scenic and tranquil piece of Letham Grange Golf Club. ... but make it quick. The committee has recommended that both club and courses should close due to a long-standing legal conflict over property ownership and declining membership.

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Georgia Southern University

Gem USA - Best in Area

Originally known as Southern Links Golf Club which played over a 1985 Arthur Davis design, the 6,900-yard Georgia Southern University Golf Course at University Park was completely re-imagined by Florida-based architect Robert C. Walker in 2013.

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