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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

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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Description: 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. Rating: 5 out of 6

Dongzhuang Beach (Linksland)

Gem China - Best in Area

Located next to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, on the estuary where the mighty Yangtze River empties into the South China Sea, Dongzhuang Beach Golf Club presents its members with two contrasting 18-hole layouts.

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Description: Located next to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, on the estuary where the mighty Yangtze River empties into the South China Sea, Dongzhuang Beach Golf Club presents its members with two contrasting 18-hole layouts. Rating: 5 out of 6

Crandon

Gem USA - Best in Area

Formerly known as the Links at Key Biscayne, the course at Crandon Golf was originally laid out by Robert von Hagge and Bruce Devlin in 1972.

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Description: Formerly known as the Links at Key Biscayne, the course at Crandon Golf was originally laid out by Robert von Hagge and Bruce Devlin in 1972. Rating: 5 out of 6

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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Description: 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. Rating: 4.8 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: 4.7 out of 6

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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Description: 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”. Rating: 4.6 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

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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Description: 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. Rating: 4.5 out of 6

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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Description: 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. Rating: 4.5 out of 6

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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Description: 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. Rating: 4.5 out of 6

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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Description: 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. Rating: 4.5 out of 6

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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Description: 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. Rating: 4 out of 6

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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Description: 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... Rating: 4 out of 6

Rudding Park (Hawtree)

Gem England - Best in Area

Rudding Park's Hawtree course was designed by the renowned golf architect Martin Hawtree and provides a stern test to handicap.

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Description: Rudding Park's Hawtree course was designed by the renowned golf architect Martin Hawtree and provides a stern test to handicap. Rating: 3.8 out of 6

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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Description: Linden Hall Golf & Country Club is a unique and undulating mixture of 19th century parkland, mature woodland and open countryside. Rating: 4 out of 6

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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Description: 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. Rating: 4 out of 6

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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Description: 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. Rating: 4 out of 6

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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Description: 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. Rating: 4 out of 6

Ramsdale Park (Seely)

Gem England - Best in Area

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

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Description: The course at Ramsdale Park Golf Centre was designed by Martin Hawtree in 1992 and is one of the best pay-and-play facilities in central England. Rating: 4 out of 6