Your Gems

If your favourite course is not listed anywhere on the Top 100 website and you believe it is a great course worthy of showcasing, please fill in the form (Nominate Course) and tell us why we should list it. We'll get back to you if we agree.

Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

Swaffham

Gem England - Best in Area

Founded in 1922 as a 9-holer, the course at Swaffham Golf Club was extended in 2001 to 18 holes by Jonathan Gaunt and Steve Marnoch when the club acquired a substantial parcel of Breckland heathland.

Read More >>

Average Reviewers Score:
TaylorMade

Alnmouth Village

Gem England - Best in Area

Established in 1869, it’s thought this is the oldest 9-hole links in England, but let’s not use this descriptor as a way to diminish the quality of the course. With lovely terrain and high quality turf, Alnmouth Village is the real deal.

Read More >>

Average Reviewers Score:
TaylorMade

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.

Read More >>

Average Reviewers Score:
TaylorMade

The Bandit

Gem USA - Best in Area

The course at The Bandit Golf Club is a 1997 Keith Foster Texas Hill Country production that is located close to New Braunfels. The par 71 layout measures 6,909 yards from the tips, more than long enough for anyone who seeks a solid challenge.

Read More >>

Average Reviewers Score:
TaylorMade

Llanerch

Gem USA - Best in Area

Golf was played at Havertown on sand-based greens under various club names from 1895 to 1916, but Llanerch Country Club wasn’t officially formed until 1919, by which time the greens had been grassed.

Read More >>

Average Reviewers Score:
TaylorMade

Fresh Meadow

Gem USA - Best in Area

Fresh Meadow Country Club was established in the early 1920s at Flushing in the New York borough of Queens. The club’s present course belonged to Lakeville Golf & Country Club and it's a 1925 C.H. Alison creation.

Read More >>

Average Reviewers Score:
TaylorMade

Apawamis

Gem USA - Best in Area

Founded initially as a social organization in 1890, Willie Dunn Jr. laid out the course at the Apawamis Club in the early 1900s. Dunn served as the head professional at Westward Ho! and also designed the original course at Biarritz Le Phare with his brother Tom...

Read More >>

Average Reviewers Score:
TaylorMade

Pelham

Gem USA - Best in Area

Pelham Country Club was founded in 1921 and in 1923 hosted the PGA Championship (won by Gene Sarazen) on its Devereux Emmet-designed course. In 1954 the building of a highway resulted in an Alfred Tull remodel and now Mike DeVries is conducting a long-term renovation.

Read More >>

Average Reviewers Score:
TaylorMade

Enfield

Gem England - Best in Area

“Enfield Golf Club is a course with an old-fashioned feel to it,” wrote authors John F. Moreton and Iain Cumming. “The brook affects eight holes, the land is undulating, and steeply up and down, the greens are often on slopes and the bunkering is testing.”

Read More >>

Average Reviewers Score:
TaylorMade

Linden Hall

Gem England - Best in Area

Linden Hall Golf & Country Club is a unique and undulating mixture of 19th century parkland, mature woodland and open countryside.

Read More >>

Average Reviewers Score:
TaylorMade

Ramsdale Park (Seely)

Gem England - Best in Area

The course at Ramsdale Park Golf Centre was designed by Martin Hawtree and Simon Gidman in 1992 and is one of the best pay-and-play facilities in central England.

Read More >>

Average Reviewers Score:
TaylorMade

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.

Read More >>

Average Reviewers Score:
TaylorMade

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.

Read More >>

Average Reviewers Score:
TaylorMade

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.

Read More >>

Average Reviewers Score:
TaylorMade

Lake Jovita (South)

Gem USA - Best in Area

Tom Lehman collaborated with architect Kurt Sandness to craft the South course within a 220-acre parcel of land at the 36-hole Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club.

Read More >>

Average Reviewers Score:
TaylorMade

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.

Read More >>

Average Reviewers Score:
TaylorMade

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.

Read More >>

Average Reviewers Score:
TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

Average Reviewers Score:
TaylorMade

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.

Read More >>

Average Reviewers Score:
TaylorMade