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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

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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Description: 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! Rating: 4 out of 6

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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Description: 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. Rating: 4 out of 6

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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Description: 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... Rating: 4 out of 6

Strathmore (Rannaleroch)

Gem Scotland - Best in Area

Opened in 1996, the 18-hole Rannaleroch layout and 9-hole Leitfie Links short course comprise the exciting 27-hole golf facility at Strathmore Golf Centre.

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Description: Opened in 1996, the 18-hole Rannaleroch layout and 9-hole Leitfie Links short course comprise the exciting 27-hole golf facility at Strathmore Golf Centre. Rating: 4 out of 6

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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Description: 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. Rating: 4 out of 6

Hammock Dunes (Creek)

Gem USA - Best in Area

Set on Florida’s Atlantic coast the Hammock Dunes Club is a residential community with two golf courses at its heart. We think the best is the newer, inland Rees Jones-designed Creek...

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Description: Set on Florida’s Atlantic coast the Hammock Dunes Club is a residential community with two golf courses at its heart. We think the best is the newer, inland Rees Jones-designed Creek... Rating: 4 out of 6

Reunion Golf & Spa Resort (Palmer)

Gem USA - Best in Area

Previously known as the Legacy course, the Palmer layout at the 54-hole Reunion Spa & Golf Resort opened in 2004 and is set within an enormous 2,300-acre former citrus grove.

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Description: Previously known as the Legacy course, the Palmer layout at the 54-hole Reunion Spa & Golf Resort opened in 2004 and is set within an enormous 2,300-acre former citrus grove. Rating: 4 out of 6

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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Description: 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. Rating: 4 out of 6

Keerbergen

Gem Belgium - Best in Area

The course at Keerbergen Golf Club features half a dozen short holes, three on each nine. Four par fives are also spaced out on the layout and the resulting configuration somehow avoids the playing of consecutive par fours until the last two holes on the card.

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Description: The course at Keerbergen Golf Club features half a dozen short holes, three on each nine. Four par fives are also spaced out on the layout and the resulting configuration somehow avoids the playing of consecutive par fours until the last two holes on the card. Rating: 4 out of 6

Lisbon Sports Club

Gem Portugal - Best in Area

Lisbon Sports Club is historically important within the country, as it was one of four founding members (along with Oporto, Estoril and Miramar) of the Portuguese Golf Federation in 1949.

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Description: Lisbon Sports Club is historically important within the country, as it was one of four founding members (along with Oporto, Estoril and Miramar) of the Portuguese Golf Federation in 1949. Rating: 4 out of 6

Beveren

Gem Belgium - Best in Area

Founded in 1989, Golfclub Beveren moved a couple of years after it was formed to its present site next to the Kallo lock, which links the Scheldt River to Waasland harbour, just outside the city of Antwerp.

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Description: Founded in 1989, Golfclub Beveren moved a couple of years after it was formed to its present site next to the Kallo lock, which links the Scheldt River to Waasland harbour, just outside the city of Antwerp. Rating: 4 out of 6

Rushmore

Gem England - Best in Area

A round at Rushmore Golf Club starts in the old deer park then crosses the county border into Dorset before the routing then returns to Wiltshire for the final six holes.

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Description: A round at Rushmore Golf Club starts in the old deer park then crosses the county border into Dorset before the routing then returns to Wiltshire for the final six holes. Rating: 4 out of 6

Elmpter Wald

Gem Germany - Best in Area

Despite being a bit on the short side, the golf course at Elmpter Wald must rank as one of the best in Germany. It has strategy, quirk, sandy fairways and heather galore.

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Description: Despite being a bit on the short side, the golf course at Elmpter Wald must rank as one of the best in Germany. It has strategy, quirk, sandy fairways and heather galore. Rating: 4 out of 6

Forest Dunes (The Loop - Red)

Gem USA - Best in Area

The reversible Loop at Forest Dunes is the realization of Tom Doak's “dream concept”. The Red course features the anticlockwise routing, but one question must be answered. Should The Loop be rated as one or two courses?

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Description: The reversible Loop at Forest Dunes is the realization of Tom Doak's “dream concept”. The Red course features the anticlockwise routing, but one question must be answered. Should The Loop be rated as one or two courses? Rating: 4 out of 6

Glencruitten

Gem Scotland - Best in Area

Glencruitten Golf Club is located at the "Gateway to the Islands" and it’s a James Braid gem nestled among the hills of the Glencruitten Estate.

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Description: Glencruitten Golf Club is located at the "Gateway to the Islands" and it’s a James Braid gem nestled among the hills of the Glencruitten Estate. Rating: 3.7 out of 6

Biltmore Hotel

Gem USA - Best in Area

Designed by Donald Ross in 1925 the former municipal course in Coral Gables fell into disrepair late in the 20th century but was saved by the famous Biltmore Hotel and restored by Brian Silva in 2007.

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Description: Designed by Donald Ross in 1925 the former municipal course in Coral Gables fell into disrepair late in the 20th century but was saved by the famous Biltmore Hotel and restored by Brian Silva in 2007. Rating: 3.5 out of 6

Mountain Ash

Gem Wales - Best in Area

Mountain Ash sits on top of Cefnpennar Mountain with sensational views of the surrounding Cynon Valley.

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Description: Mountain Ash sits on top of Cefnpennar Mountain with sensational views of the surrounding Cynon Valley. Rating: 3.5 out of 6

Dommel

Gem Netherlands - Best in Area

Founded in 1928, De Dommel Golf Club’s original 9-hole Harry Colt course expanded over the years to 18 holes under the architectural stewardship of Frank Pennink, Joan Frederik Dudok van Heel and Frank Pont.

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Description: Founded in 1928, De Dommel Golf Club’s original 9-hole Harry Colt course expanded over the years to 18 holes under the architectural stewardship of Frank Pennink, Joan Frederik Dudok van Heel and Frank Pont. Rating: 3.5 out of 6

Loudoun Gowf

Gem Scotland - Best in Area

Established in 1909, Loudoun Gowf Club came into being following the demise of Galston Golf Club, which had only been in operation for a few years before it folded around the turn of the century.

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Description: Established in 1909, Loudoun Gowf Club came into being following the demise of Galston Golf Club, which had only been in operation for a few years before it folded around the turn of the century. Rating: 3.5 out of 6

Ogbourne Downs

Gem England - Best in Area

F. G. Hawtree, founder of the British Golf Greenkeepers Association, and 5-time Open Champion J. H. Taylor designed and built the course at Ogbourne Downs Golf Club.

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Description: F. G. Hawtree, founder of the British Golf Greenkeepers Association, and 5-time Open Champion J. H. Taylor designed and built the course at Ogbourne Downs Golf Club. Rating: 3.5 out of 6