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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

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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Bandon Dunes (Bandon Preserve)

Gem USA - Best in Area

Opened in 2012, Bandon Preserve features a double green at the 4th and 7th holes, a dramatic drop in elevation at the 5th, with Cut Creek threatening the tee shot at the 11th.

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Description: Opened in 2012, Bandon Preserve features a double green at the 4th and 7th holes, a dramatic drop in elevation at the 5th, with Cut Creek threatening the tee shot at the 11th. Rating: 6 out of 6

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

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

Vuissens

Gem Switzerland - Best in Area

Vuissens Golf Club is one of Jeremy Pern’s Swiss creations and it opened with an initial six holes in 2001, seven years after its current owners acquired Château de Vuissens.

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Description: Vuissens Golf Club is one of Jeremy Pern’s Swiss creations and it opened with an initial six holes in 2001, seven years after its current owners acquired Château de Vuissens. Rating: 5.5 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

Mossy Oak

Gem USA - Best in Area

Gil Hanse's Mossy Oak Golf Club is destined to topple Tom Fazio’s Fallen Oak from the head of Mississippi’s Best In State rankings.

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Description: Gil Hanse's Mossy Oak Golf Club is destined to topple Tom Fazio’s Fallen Oak from the head of Mississippi’s Best In State rankings. Rating: 5.5 out of 6

Rönnebäck

Gem Sweden - Best in Area

Hinton's Rönnebäck golf course is set on undulating ground, parts of which are reminiscent of Scottish moorland and parts of which are traditional parkland in character.

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Description: Hinton's Rönnebäck golf course is set on undulating ground, parts of which are reminiscent of Scottish moorland and parts of which are traditional parkland in character. 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

Rams Hill

Gem USA - Best in Area

Situated on a hill overlooking the remote and sleepy town of Borrego Springs, Rams Hill Golf Club provides the golfer with an incredibly scenic and fun round of desert golf.

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Description: Situated on a hill overlooking the remote and sleepy town of Borrego Springs, Rams Hill Golf Club provides the golfer with an incredibly scenic and fun round of desert golf. 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

Andermatt Swiss Alps

Gem Switzerland - Best in Area

Designed by Kurt Rossknecht and opened for play in 2016, Andermatt Swiss Alps is a new and unique golf experience set in the very heart of Switzerland.

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Description: Designed by Kurt Rossknecht and opened for play in 2016, Andermatt Swiss Alps is a new and unique golf experience set in the very heart of Switzerland. 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

Adare Manor

Gem Ireland - Best in Area

Following J. P. McManus’s acquisition of Adare Manor in 2015, the RTJ-designed parkland course is currently closed for renovations under Tom Fazio’s guidance…

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Description: Following J. P. McManus’s acquisition of Adare Manor in 2015, the RTJ-designed parkland course is currently closed for renovations under Tom Fazio’s guidance… Rating: 4.5 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

Salgados

Gem Portugal - Best in Area

The Salgados golf course has been described as “almost flatter than Florida: suited to straight hitters which will cost off-game players many balls as the water appears to be everywhere”...

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Description: The Salgados golf course has been described as “almost flatter than Florida: suited to straight hitters which will cost off-game players many balls as the water appears to be everywhere”... Rating: 4.5 out of 6