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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

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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Prince’s (Himalayas)

Gem England - Best in Area

Measuring 3,417 yards from the tips the Himalayas is the shortest of the three nines at Prince’s Golf Club. According to Tony Jacklin, the 7th hole on this unsung loop is “the best par 3 in golf that doesn’t have a bunker”.

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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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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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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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Southern Hills Plantation

Gem USA - Best in Area

Pete Dye took full advantage of a rolling Brooksville landscape when he routed the fairways of the Southern Hills Plantation course within a large, upmarket residential development.

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Oudenaarde (Kasteel)

Gem Belgium - Best in Area

This tree-lined Kasteel course plays to a par of 71 and it’s the shorter of the two tracks at Oudenaarde Golf & Country Club, measuring a modest 5,889 metres from the back markers.

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T Golf & Country Club

Gem Spain - Best in Area

Formerly known as Golf de Poniente, T Golf & Country Club is a 1978 Commander John Harris design which has recently been renovated by the new owner, German entrepreneur Heiner Tamsen.

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Olivas Links

Gem USA - Best in Area

Fashioned by Forrest Richardson and Associates on the site of the old Olivas Park Municipal Golf Course, Olivas Links may be a faux links but if you're looking for a links-like experience at an affordable price, it will tick both boxes.

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Adare Manor

Gem Ireland - Best in Area

Following J. P. McManus’s acquisition of Adare Manor in 2015, the old RTJ-designed parkland course has gone, replaced by a new Tom Fazio layout which opened in May 2018.

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Heythrop Park

Gem England - Best in Area

Heythrop Park opened for limited play in October 2009. Routed through the leafy grounds of the stately Heythrop Estate, it's one of the century’s most exciting English golf developments...

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Linden Hall

Gem England - Best in Area

Linden Hall Golf & Country Club is a unique and undulating mixture of 19th century parkland, mature woodland and open countryside.

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Sand Martins

Gem England - Best in Area

Sand Martins Golf Club is intriguing, with two distinctly contrasting nines. The front nine is park-like and the back nine feels like an inland links.

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Kananaskis (Mount Lorette)

Gem Canada - Best in Area

The golf courses at Kananaskis Country are located in the Rockies and the Mount Lorette course has two feature holes which conclude each loop of nine back at the clubhouse.

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Taymouth Castle

Gem Scotland - Best in Area

The golf course at Taymouth Castle closed to members and visitors in August 2011 following approval to restore and remodel the James Braid-designed layout. It's not yet known when the course will re-open.

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Ramsdale Park (Seely)

Gem England - Best in Area

The course at Ramsdale Park Golf Centre was designed by Martin Hawtree and Simon Gidman in 1992 and is one of the best pay-and-play facilities in central England.

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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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