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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

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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Schaffer's Mill Club

Gem USA - Best in Area

Situated just outside Truckee, Schaffer’s Mill Golf & Lake Club is a John Harbottle III design that opened for play in 2008. The front nine is routed through woodland whilst the back nine features huge elevation changes, affording panoramic views of Martis Valley and the Carson Range.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pole Creek (Meadow & Ridge)

Gem USA - Best in Area

Situated eighty miles northwest of Denver, Pole Creek Golf Course is a 27-hole public golf facility in Grand County, with the Meadow and Ridge nines forming the premier 18-hole layout at an impressive pay and play operation.

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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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Phoenix Country Club

Gem USA - Best in Area

Founded in 1900, Phoenix Country Club moved to its present location in 1919. Thirty-seven editions of the Phoenix Open were held here up until 1986. The last substantive renovation was carried out by John Fought and Tom Lehman early in the new millennium.

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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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Disney (Palm)

Gem USA - Best in Area

The toughest hole and longest par four on the Palm course is undoubtedly the 18th where the final third of the hole is an island.

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Gerrards Cross

Gem England - Best in Area

The woodland course at Gerrards Cross Golf Club opened in 1922 with an exhibition match between two famous Open Champions, George Duncan and Harry Vardon. Today’s layout plays to a par of 69 from the 6,243-yard back tees.

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TPC Jasna Polana

Gem USA - Best in Area

​Host venue a year after it first opened for a match between Tom Watson and Hale Irwin in the Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf television series, the course at TPC Jasna Polana is a Gary Player design which debuted in 1998. ​

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Disney (Magnolia)

Gem USA - Best in Area

For forty years, the 18-hole Magnolia layout at the Walt Disney World Resort was a highly regarded end of season venue on the PGA Tour but, sadly, that arrangement ended in 2012.

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Chobham

Gem England - Best in Area

Set out on rolling parkland between the villages of Chobham and Bisley, the tree-lined course at Chobham Golf Club is a mid-1990s design by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark, who worked in partnership on a number of new course projects around that time...

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The Caversham

Gem England - Best in Area

The Caversham is Canadian architect Tom McBroom’s 2020 reincarnation of the original David Williams-designed Caversham Heath golf course that opened for play at the start of the new millennium.

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