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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

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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Antognolla

Gem Italy - Best in Area

At the centre of Antognolla's 500-hectare castled estate is a 1998 18-hole golf course which has been completely remodelled by Robert Trent Jones Jr. in recent times.

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Puttenham

Gem England - Best in Area

Puttenham is one of the oldest golf clubs in Surrey, founded in 1894 by a group of Army Officers, Charterhouse School Masters and local businessmen.

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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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New Seabury (Ocean)

Gem USA - Best in Area

Designed by William Mitchell, opening for play in 1962, the Ocean course at The Club at New Seabury has a split personality.

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Chickasaw

Gem USA - Best in Area

​Founded in 1922 Chickasaw Country Club opened its William Langford-designed course in 1924. It was here at the 1945 Memphis Invitational that Byron Nelson’s eleven PGA tournament winning streak ended.

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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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Bramshaw (Forest)

Gem England - Best in Area

The Forest course at Bramshaw Golf Club dates back to the mid-1860s, fifteen years before the club was actually founded, making it the oldest golfing layout in Hampshire.

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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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