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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

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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Wentworth

Gem USA - Best in Area

Steve Smyers laid out Wentworth Golf Club’s course, with fairways weaving through a landscape of woodland and water in Pinellas County.

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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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Aviara

Gem USA - Best in Area

Aviara is a 7,007-yard Arnold Palmer resort course that is routed close to the tidal wetland of the Batiquitos Lagoon… naturally there’s water hazards aplenty.

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Butterfield Trail

Gem USA - Best in Area

One of only a small number of public golf courses designed by Tom Fazio, the 18-hole layout at Butterfield Trail cost a reputed $23 million to construct on land adjacent to El Paso International Airport. The course was closed briefly during 2020 before being reacquired and reopened.

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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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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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Orchard Valley

Gem USA - Best in Area

First opened for play in 1993, the Orchard Valley golf course is a Ken Kavanaugh design where more than half of the fairways are routed around water hazards.

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SilverRock (Arnold Palmer Classic)

Gem USA - Best in Area

The Arnold Palmer Classic is the first of two planned courses at an ambitious residential development within the SilverRock Resort. This 7,578-yard monster co-hosted the PGA Tour’s Humana Challenge (formerly known as the Bob Hope Classic) from 2008 to 2011.

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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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Greenbrier (Greenbrier)

Gem USA - Best in Area

The Greenbrier course suffered major flood damage in June 2016. Some of the course is open, but Phil Mickelson Design has been commissioned to renovate eight original holes and build ten new ones.

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Talis Park

Gem USA - Best in Area

The course at Talis Park Golf Club, formerly known as Tuscany Reserve, is the result of an unlikely collaboration between two bold designers, Pete Dye and Greg Norman.

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Prosper (New)

Gem Czech Republic - Best in Area

The New course at Prosper Golf Resort is actually not much younger than the Old course. In fact, the New's homeward nine dates back to 2001, as does the back nine of the Old.

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Bramhall

Gem England - Best in Area

Founded in 1905, Bramhall Golf Club started out with a 9-hole course which was set on local farmland, complete with a farmhouse that doubled up as a clubhouse. Before the onset of World War I, Alexander “Sandy” Herd, the professional at Huddersfield, was engaged to design an 18-hole layout for the club.

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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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Winge

Gem Belgium - Best in Area

The holes at Winge Golf & Country Club are set out on hilly terrain, where fairways rise and fall with regularity across a rather undulating landscape.

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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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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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