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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

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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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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Gailes

Gem Australia - Best in Area

In 1935, the club changed its name from Goodna to Gailes Golf Club, reflecting a similar name change made to the local railway station. The club immediately contacted Western Gailes in Scotland and the two clubs exchanged trophies for perpetual competition.

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Lakewood Country Club

Gem USA - Best in Area

Lakewood Country Club is the only golf course in the state of Ohio that was designed by A.W. Tillinghast, one of a number of Golden Age routings in the Cleveland area. The club twice played host to The Cleveland Open (1966, 1968), hosting the PGA’s best.

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Umstead Pines

Gem USA - Best in Area

The course at Umstead Golf and Swim Club is a George Cobb design dating back to the late 1950s, when nine holes were brought into play. Within five years of opening, another nine holes were added to form the 18-hole layout that’s still in use today.

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Sudbury

Gem England - Best in Area

The Harry Colt-designed parkland course at Sudbury Golf Club is laid out close to Horsenden Hill where several holes run adjacent to the Grand Union Canal.

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Caldwell

Gem Scotland - Best in Area

The course at Caldwell Golf Club bears the architectural stamp of both Willie Fernie and James Braid so it’s easy to see why this layout is so highly regarded in Renfrewshire.

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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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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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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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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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Honiton

Gem England - Best in Area

Founded in 1896, Honiton Golf Club may be set on high ground, but its fairways are relatively level and the views over the town and the Blackdown Hills are glorious.

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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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