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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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Description: 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. Rating: 6 out of 6

Presidio

Gem USA - Best in Area

Set close to downtown San Francisco, the Presido Golf Course dates back more than 100 years. It’s a popular facility that winds over hilly ground between stately pines and eucalyptus.

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Ellerstina

Gem Argentina - Best in Area

Like Ellerston, its Australian sister property which also comprises a large polo estate, the Ellerstina golf course was created by Matthew Dusenberry for the personal use of the owners and their friends and family.

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Description: Like Ellerston, its Australian sister property which also comprises a large polo estate, the Ellerstina golf course was created by Matthew Dusenberry for the personal use of the owners and their friends and family. Rating: 6 out of 6

Nirwana Bali - Closed

Gem Indonesia - Best in Area

The Nirwana Bali golf course (opened in 1997 and designed by Greg Norman) closed in July 2017 for a complete revamp under the architectural stewardship of Phil Mickelson.

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Description: The Nirwana Bali golf course (opened in 1997 and designed by Greg Norman) closed in July 2017 for a complete revamp under the architectural stewardship of Phil Mickelson. Rating: 5.8 out of 6

Ardfin

Gem Scotland - Best in Area

Occupying a mainly cliff top location on either side of Jura House, the Ardfin Estate golf course is routed across a rugged landscape of peat and rocks...

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Description: Occupying a mainly cliff top location on either side of Jura House, the Ardfin Estate golf course is routed across a rugged landscape of peat and rocks... Rating: 6 out of 6

Carne (Kilmore)

Gem Ireland - Best in Area

"Whilst Eddie Hackett used the rolling inland ground for his front nine, our small team had the spectacular sand hills adjacent to the existing back nine from which to create the new Kilmore course."

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Description: "Whilst Eddie Hackett used the rolling inland ground for his front nine, our small team had the spectacular sand hills adjacent to the existing back nine from which to create the new Kilmore course." Rating: 5.5 out of 6

Raffles (Lake)

Gem Singapore - Best in Area

Robert Trent Jones II originally designed the Lake course at Raffles Country Club and Nelson & Haworth extensively upgraded it in 2001. The Lake course at Raffles Country Club will cease to operate in 2018 due to non-renewal of the lease.

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Description: Robert Trent Jones II originally designed the Lake course at Raffles Country Club and Nelson & Haworth extensively upgraded it in 2001. The Lake course at Raffles Country Club will cease to operate in 2018 due to non-renewal of the lease. Rating: 5 out of 6

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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Description: 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. Rating: 5 out of 6

Royal Dar Es Salam (Blue)

Gem Morocco - Best in Area

For many years the tree-lined fairways of the Red and Blue courses at Royal Dar Es Salam co-hosted the Trophée Hassan II competition until the event moved to Mohammedia in 2010.

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Description: For many years the tree-lined fairways of the Red and Blue courses at Royal Dar Es Salam co-hosted the Trophée Hassan II competition until the event moved to Mohammedia in 2010. Rating: 5 out of 6

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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Description: 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. Rating: 5 out of 6

The Witch

Gem USA - Best in Area

Opened in 1989 and designed by Dan Maples, The Witch Golf Club is the headline layout of three courses in the Mystical Golf portfolio.

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Description: Opened in 1989 and designed by Dan Maples, The Witch Golf Club is the headline layout of three courses in the Mystical Golf portfolio. Rating: 5 out of 6

Beaverbrook

Gem England - Best in Area

Co-designed by David McLay Kidd and Tom Watson, the Beaverbrook golf course at Cherkley Court quietly opened its tees for play in late September 2016.

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Description: Co-designed by David McLay Kidd and Tom Watson, the Beaverbrook golf course at Cherkley Court quietly opened its tees for play in late September 2016. Rating: 5 out of 6

Cathedral Lodge

Gem Australia - Best in Area

Cathedral Lodge Golf Club was developed by investment banker and former Essendon Football Club President David Evans as a high-end private facility with an exclusive membership of fewer than two hundred golfers.

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Description: Cathedral Lodge Golf Club was developed by investment banker and former Essendon Football Club President David Evans as a high-end private facility with an exclusive membership of fewer than two hundred golfers. Rating: 5 out of 6

Congaree

Gem USA - Best in Area

Developed by two men who already own high-end private golf clubs, the philanthropic golf facility at Congaree Golf Club is probably unlike any you’ve come across before.

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Description: Developed by two men who already own high-end private golf clubs, the philanthropic golf facility at Congaree Golf Club is probably unlike any you’ve come across before. Rating: 5 out of 6

Country Club of Orlando

Gem USA - Best in Area

Founded in 1911, the Country Club of Orlando is one of the oldest country clubs in Florida and their old Donald Ross-designed course has undergone a number of renovations down the years...

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Description: Founded in 1911, the Country Club of Orlando is one of the oldest country clubs in Florida and their old Donald Ross-designed course has undergone a number of renovations down the years... Rating: 5 out of 6

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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Description: 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. Rating: 4.6666666666667 out of 6

Tytherington

Gem England - Best in Area

Opened in 1986, The Tytherington Club is a modern and testing championship golf course. It was Headquarters to the Ladies European Tour for ten years.

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Description: Opened in 1986, The Tytherington Club is a modern and testing championship golf course. It was Headquarters to the Ladies European Tour for ten years. Rating: 4.5 out of 6

Strathpeffer Spa

Gem Scotland - Best in Area

Strathpeffer Spa Golf Club was founded in 1888 and the course is located on hills in the Cromartie Estate, just outside the centre of the village.

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Description: Strathpeffer Spa Golf Club was founded in 1888 and the course is located on hills in the Cromartie Estate, just outside the centre of the village. Rating: 4.5 out of 6

Pontypridd

Gem Wales - Best in Area

Laid out on The Common, over 400 feet above sea level, and sharing the same site as a prehistoric stone circle, Pontypridd overlooks the valley where those two great Welsh rivers, the Rhondda and Taff, meet.

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Description: Laid out on The Common, over 400 feet above sea level, and sharing the same site as a prehistoric stone circle, Pontypridd overlooks the valley where those two great Welsh rivers, the Rhondda and Taff, meet. Rating: 4.5 out of 6

Hampstead

Gem England - Best in Area

A tranquil and traditional 9-hole golf course lies in wait for unsuspecting golfers at Hampstead Golf Club, just a few miles from central London.

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Description: A tranquil and traditional 9-hole golf course lies in wait for unsuspecting golfers at Hampstead Golf Club, just a few miles from central London. Rating: 4.5 out of 6