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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

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.

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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.

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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.

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Deltona Club

Gem USA - Best in Area

The 18-hole layout at the Deltona Club was completely renovated by Bobby Weed in 2007 when tees, fairways and greens were reworked throughout the course and waste areas introduced at a number of holes.

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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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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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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.”

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Big Run

Gem USA - Best in Area

With eight holes routed around five lakes and Long Run Creek, there’s no shortage of aquatic challenge on the course at Big Run Golf Club, where Harry B. Smead set out the well-bunkered fairways in 1930.

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Disney (Lake Buena Vista)

Gem USA - Best in Area

Lake Buena Vista was the third golf course designed by “Gentleman” Joe Lee at the Walt Disney Resort. Host to numerous PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and USGA events, this layout demands accuracy rather than sheer length.

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Victoria Hills

Gem USA - Best in Area

Architect Ron Garl was tasked by the Victoria Hills Golf Club to set out a challenging course within the Victoria Park community and he certainly delivered with this 18-hole track.

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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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Tylney Park

Gem England - Best in Area

With five sets of tees and yardage that exceeds more than 7,000 yards from the back markers, the parkland course at Tylney Park Golf Club is a challenging test.

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Walsall

Gem England - Best in Area

The Walsall Golf Club was founded in 1907 with a modest 6-hole course, which was extended over the years. The easy-walking parkland course in play today at the Gorway is a 1930 design by Dr Alister MacKenize.

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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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Speidel at Oglebay (Palmer)

Gem USA - Best in Area

Speidel Golf Club operates from the Oglebay Golf Resort, where golfers have the use of two championship courses. The Jones layout arrived first in 1969, followed three decades later by the shorter Palmer course.

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Classic Club

Gem USA - Best in Area

Designed by Arnold Palmer, the golf course at Classic Club co-hosted the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic for three years, between 2006 and 2008. For a layout that’s described as a desert track, it still manages to somehow feature thirty acres of water hazards.

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Gorleston

Gem England - Best in Area

Gorleston Golf Club, the easternmost course in the UK, moved to its current site in 1913, calling in Willie Park Jr. to fashion a new 18-hole layout, and he was assisted by James Hepburn, the pro at Home Park in Richmond.

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Thornhill Golf Club

Gem Scotland - Best in Area

Thornhill is the golf club where professional Andrew Coltart honed his golf game in his formative years and the course is a delightful mix of heathland and parkland holes.

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