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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

Caernarfon

Gem Wales - Best in Area

Caernarfon is a gently undulating parkland track with lovely views of the castle, the Menai Straits and the Isle of Anglesey...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reading Golf Club

Gem England - Best in Area

One of the finest parkland courses in Berkshire, Reading Golf Club is a quintessentially English affair, but the club is merging with Caversham Heath and relocating to Chazey Heath near Mapledurham to a layout refashioned by Tom McBroom.

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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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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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Oake Manor

Gem England - Best in Area

Oake Manor Golf Club is set in lovely Somerset countryside and the course is genuinely memorable. The 15th, called Waterfall, is perhaps the club’s signature hole which is a cracking risk-and-reward par five to a green surrounded by water.

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Callander

Gem Scotland - Best in Area

Callander Golf Club is set in the heart of the Trossachs and Old Tom Morris originally laid out this short but historic course.

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Rhyl

Gem Wales - Best in Area

Rhyl offers an old-fashioned links golf experience with generous fairways and greens that are firm, fast and well protected by bunkers.

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Wrangaton

Gem England - Best in Area

Wrangaton Golf Club is a tale of two halves. With nine holes routed across the slopes of Dartmoor and nine park-like holes, this Devon centurion represents a unique golfing experience.

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Marlborough

Gem England - Best in Area

Marlborough Golf Club was founded in 1888. Nine holes of the 6,469-yard course in play today were laid out across free-draining downland by Tom Simpson and Herbert Fowler in 1920, J Hamilton Stutt added a second nine in 1974.

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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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Samoset

Gem USA - Best in Area

A golf course has been in play at Samoset Resort since 1902 when fairways were set out on a rocky headland overlooking Penobscot Bay. Local architect Brad Booth has upgraded the layout in recent times...

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Southwood

Gem USA - Best in Area

Designed by Fred Couples with architect Gene Bates, the course at Southwood Golf Club first opened for play in 2002.

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Radcliffe-on-Trent

Gem England - Best in Area

Radcliffe-on-Trent Golf Club was founded in 1909 when Tom Williamson laid out a 9-hole course which Frank Pennink expanded to 18 holes in 1972. A Junior Open started life here in 1982, later becoming known as the English Boys Under 16 Open Championship.

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