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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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Michlifen

Gem Morocco - Best in Area

Situated close to the small mountain town of Ifrane, Michlifen Golf & Country Club sits at an altitude of 5,500 feet above sea level within the stunning Middle Atlas Mountain Region of Morocco, between Fez and Meknes.

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Morfontaine (Vallière)

Gem France - Best in Area

Tom Simpson laid out Morfontaine’s Vallière course on the Duc de Guiche’s polo fields. James Braid, Arnaud Massy and Jean Gassiat officially opened the layout on the 15th of October 1913.

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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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Bernardus

Gem Netherlands - Best in Area

Shortly after a soft opening in the summer of 2018, it was announced that Bernardus will host three editions of the KLM Open on the European Tour from 2020 onwards...

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Mold

Gem Wales - Best in Area

Mold is one of the shorter 18-hole courses in Wales, measuring less than 5,600 yards, but it’s a very pleasant parkland layout that will challenge you all the way to beat its par of 67.

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Harvester

Gem USA - Best in Area

The Harvester Golf Club opened in 2000 and it’s perhaps architect Keith Foster’s finest original creation. The course reopened in 2019 after renovations when the club became private and no longer a daily fee facility.

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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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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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Sara Bay

Gem USA - Best in Area

The greens at Sara Bay Country Club are said to most closely resemble those at another great Donald Ross design, Pinehurst No. 2.

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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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KN Golf Links - Cam Ranh (Links)

Gem Vietnam - Best in Area

KN Golf Links Cam Ranh is located at the southernmost end of a long and gently curving sandy sweep, interrupted only by a naturally rugged headland where the height of the terrain allows for a number of remarkable viewpoints.

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Dongzhuang Beach (Linksland)

Gem China - Best in Area

Located next to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, on the estuary where the mighty Yangtze River empties into the South China Sea, Dongzhuang Beach Golf Club presents its members with two contrasting 18-hole layouts.

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Crandon

Gem USA - Best in Area

Formerly known as the Links at Key Biscayne, the course at Crandon Golf was originally laid out by Robert von Hagge and Bruce Devlin in 1972.

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Ohoopee Match Club

Gem USA - Best in Area

The course at Ohoopee Match Club in rural Tattnall County occupies just a small portion of a 3,500-acre estate that was once used for onion production. Now owned by entrepreneur Michael Walrath, this low-key property is where the proprietor and his friends enjoy playing golf far from the madding crowd.

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Gator Creek

Gem USA - Best in Area

The course at the men-only Gator Creek Golf Club near Sarasota is a 1972 Joe Lee creation that was later updated by Mark McCumber and Ron Garl.

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Royal New Kent

Gem USA - Best in Area

Imagine plucking up Royal County Down by its roots and transplanting it, bunkers, dunes and fescue included, to a hilly inland tree-lined landscape, then you’ll have an idea as to what Royal New Kent is like.

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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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Sagebrush

Gem Canada - Best in Area

Sagebrush ran into serious financial difficulties and closed its tees for play in the fall of 2014 and was due to reopen in 2016 as a high-end pay-and-play public facility managed by Troon Golf. However in September 2017 the course remains closed with no opening date in sight.

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