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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

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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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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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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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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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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Broken Sound (Old)

Gem USA - Best in Area

Redesigned in recent years by Gene Bates, the Old course at the Broken Sound Club has hosted the Allianz Championship on the PGA Champions Tour since 2007.

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La Gorce

Gem USA - Best in Area

More than two million cubic yards of Miami Beach’s Biscayne Bay was dredged back in the 1920s during the construction of the 18-hole layout at La Gorce Country Club.

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Avila

Gem USA - Best in Area

Water comes into play at no fewer than thirteen of the holes on the Avila Golf & Country Club course. Originally constructed by Ron Garl, the layout was revamped a decade later by Nicklaus Design.

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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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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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Whitley Bay

Gem England - Best in Area

The gently undulating course at Whitley Bay Golf Club presents a challenging test for golfers, offering views from various parts of the property out to sea beyond St Mary’s Lighthouse.

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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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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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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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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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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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Barnham Broom (Valley)

Gem England - Best in Area

The Valley course was first to appear at Barnham Broom in 1977 and it’s a Frank Pennink design, with several of the holes routed around the flowing waters of the River Yare as it winds its way through the property.

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Lopesan Meloneras

Gem Spain - Best in Area

Owned and operated by the Lopesan Hotel Group, Lopesan Meloneras Golf occupies two distinct tracts; the more compact front nine lies further inland, with the back nine routed in a large loop around a future development site.

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