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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Brickyard

Gem USA - Best in Area

Originally set out by Chic Adams in 1961, Brickyard Golf Club, formerly Brickyard at Riverside, underwent an extensive redesign by Mark McCumber in 2005 when tees, fairways and greens were reshaped and new trees and grasses planted.

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Curitibano

Gem Brazil - Best in Area

The tree-lined 18-hole golf course of the mega Clube Curitibano measures a little more than 6,600 yards from the tips and there’s plenty of water to negotiate here in the shape of multiple lakes and even a dam.

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Keystone Ranch (River)

Gem USA - Best in Area

The River course at the 36-hole Keystone Ranch golf facility is a new millennium offering from Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry. The front nine is routed around the Snake River, with the back nine carved through a dense pine forest.

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Emerald Hills Country Club

Gem USA - Best in Area

The course at Emerald Hills Country Club – designed by Bruce Devlin with Robert von Hagge – debuted in 1969. Twenty years later, the layout was redesigned and reopened as The Club at Emerald Hills.

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