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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

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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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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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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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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Old Toccoa Farm

Gem USA - Best in Area

Old Toccoa Farm features nearly 300 feet of elevation change from its highest to its lowest point, running alongside the scenic Toccoa River, and gravity will have a significant role to play on nearly every hole.

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Chester Valley

Gem USA - Best in Area

Host to the United Hospitals Senior Golf Championship on the Champions Tour between 1985-1987 (and subsequently under different sponsorship until 1997), Chester Valley Golf Club has flown quietly under the golfing radar since then.

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Arcadia Bluffs (South)

Gem USA - Best in Area

Located slightly inland, a mile to the southeast of its famed sibling, The Bluffs, the unimaginatively named South course at Arcadia Bluffs opened for play in 2018.

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Ring of Kerry

Gem Ireland - Best in Area

The Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club sits high above the spectacular Kenmare Bay. It's one of Ireland's most scenic courses.

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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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Hans Merensky

Gem South Africa - Best in Area

Don’t be surprised to see elephants, antelopes, giraffes, monkeys and baboons in and around the perimeter of Hans Merensky's fairways, whilst hippos and crocs can be found at some water hazards!

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Rømø

Gem Denmark - Best in Area

Rømø Golf Links was laid out on reclaimed land on the shores of the Wadden Sea by architect Michael Traasdahl Møller and is an authentic links course.

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Arendal & Omegn

Gem Norway - Best in Area

The Arendal & Omegn Golf Club is a real Norwegian golfing success story as the club’s climb to prominence in the national course rankings is all down to the hard work and fund raising efforts of its core membership.

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Binowo Park

Gem Poland - Best in Area

Located just outside the Baltic seaport of Szczecin, the 27-hole golf facility at Binowo Park was formerly part of the farm that still produces cereals and potatoes...

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Mayacoo Lakes

Gem USA - Best in Area

Mayacoo Lakes Country Club was one of the earliest collaborations of Jack Nicklaus and Desmond Muirhead.

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Royal Agadir

Gem Morocco - Best in Area

The triangular shaped property is very compact with just enough room to lay out a 9-hole circuit and Royal Agadir has been described as “a deliciously romantic golf course” where fairways are bounded by pine and eucalyptus trees...

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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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Greenbrier (Greenbrier)

Gem USA - Best in Area

The Greenbrier course suffered major flood damage in June 2016, so Phil Mickelson Design was commissioned to renovate eight original holes and build ten new ones. The new course is expected to open in 2019.

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