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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

Kings

Gem Scotland - Best in Area

Originally Torvean Golf Club, Kings Golf Club (named in honour of the 6th century Pictish King Bridei) was established in 2019 and the club's new heath-like course was designed by Glasgow-born architect Stuart Rennie.

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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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Düsseldorfer

Gem Germany - Best in Area

Düsseldorfer Golf Club's adventure starts off with three moderate holes and then the rollercoaster is kick started...

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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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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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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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Bundoran

Gem Ireland - Best in Area

Bundoran Golf Club is set delightfully on the shores of Donegal Bay. The club dates back to 1894 and it's inextricably linked with Christy O'Connor.

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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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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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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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Bramshaw (Manor)

Gem England - Best in Area

Designed by club professional Wilf Wiltshire, the Manor course has matured into a fine parkland layout, featuring tight, tree-lined holes that offer a real test of golf to players of all abilities.

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Isle of Harris

Gem Scotland - Best in Area

A golf course was first set out on the Isle of Harris around 1920 – when locals were given permission by the landowner, Lord Leverhume, to create a 9-hole layout – though the golf club wasn’t founded until 1935.

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Roxburgh

Gem New Zealand - Best in Area

If Arrowtown is known for quirk, Roxburgh Golf Club is like its younger cousin, shorter and arguably with more extreme quirky moments. The course only stretches to 4,781 yards, and works its way through around and over all the schist rock that litters the terrain.

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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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Painswick

Gem England - Best in Area

Painswick is a unique course which pitches and rolls across an undulating Cotswold escarpment. It looks and feels just like a seaside links.

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West Berkshire

Gem England - Best in Area

The West Berkshire Golf Club is a monster, measuring more than 7,000 yards from the back tees. The tips are not for the faint hearted.

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Playa Dorada

Gem Dominican Republic - Best in Area

With wide generous fairways and little rough, Playa Dorada is set up for enjoyable holiday golf and it’s certainly a pleasant resort course.

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Royal Auckland

Gem New Zealand - Best in Area

In 2017, Royal Auckland Golf Club merged with Grange Golf Club to create a new club called Royal Auckland and Grange. Land on both sides of the original courses was sold to finance a new clubhouse and a 27-hole Nicklaus Design layout, the first 18 new holes are due to open in late 2019.

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