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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

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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Description: 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. Rating: 3 out of 6

Opio Valbonne

Gem France - Best in Area

The Opio Valbonne course is a Donald Harradine design – one of three French golf projects the architect was involved with in the early 1960s...

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Description: The Opio Valbonne course is a Donald Harradine design – one of three French golf projects the architect was involved with in the early 1960s... Rating: 3 out of 6

Monarch Beach

Gem USA - Best in Area

The Monarch Beach Golf Links at the St Regis Monarch Beach Resort is an early 1980s Robert Trent Jones Jnr design, where fairways weave their way around a large residential development.

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Description: The Monarch Beach Golf Links at the St Regis Monarch Beach Resort is an early 1980s Robert Trent Jones Jnr design, where fairways weave their way around a large residential development. Rating: 3 out of 6

Wolf Point Ranch

Gem USA - Best in Area

Mike Nuzzo designed the golf course at Wolf Point Ranch in 2009 for the sole use of its owner and his invited guests. Very little soil was shifted and the finished product has attracted accolades from those who have seen it.

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Description: Mike Nuzzo designed the golf course at Wolf Point Ranch in 2009 for the sole use of its owner and his invited guests. Very little soil was shifted and the finished product has attracted accolades from those who have seen it. Rating: 3 out of 6

Northwood Golf Club

Gem USA - Best in Area

Positioned inside a bend of the Russian River, just to the north of the Bohemian Club Grove, the 9-hole course at Northwood Golf Club was conceived by Jack Neville who co-designed Pebble Beach.

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Description: Positioned inside a bend of the Russian River, just to the north of the Bohemian Club Grove, the 9-hole course at Northwood Golf Club was conceived by Jack Neville who co-designed Pebble Beach. Rating: 3 out of 6

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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Description: 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. Rating: 3 out of 6

Efteling

Gem Netherlands - Best in Area

Over three million visitors arrive every year to enjoy the delights of Efteling and, since 1995, golfers have been able to take advantage of this Donald Steel-designed golf course...

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Description: Over three million visitors arrive every year to enjoy the delights of Efteling and, since 1995, golfers have been able to take advantage of this Donald Steel-designed golf course... Rating: 2.5 out of 6

Glamorganshire

Gem Wales - Best in Area

Glamorganshire Golf Club was the first course to be constructed in the south of the country so its prominence in Welsh golfing history was assured right from the start.

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Description: Glamorganshire Golf Club was the first course to be constructed in the south of the country so its prominence in Welsh golfing history was assured right from the start. Rating: 2.5 out of 6

Llanwern

Gem Wales - Best in Area

The round at Llanwern Golf Club starts gently with a short par four, then three par fives between the 3rd and 8th offer decent birdie opportunities.

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Description: The round at Llanwern Golf Club starts gently with a short par four, then three par fives between the 3rd and 8th offer decent birdie opportunities. Rating: 2 out of 6

Djerba (La Mer and Les Palmiers)

Gem Tunisia - Best in Area

The 27-hole Djerba Golf Club complex is conveniently located within a substantial hotel strip that lies just off the Tunisian coast in the Gulf of Gabes…

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Description: The 27-hole Djerba Golf Club complex is conveniently located within a substantial hotel strip that lies just off the Tunisian coast in the Gulf of Gabes… Rating: 1 out of 6

Bratislava (Black River)

Gem Slovakia - Best in Area

Established in 2006, the 18-hole Black River layout is the main course at the Bratislava Golf & Country Club and it’s an absolute brute from the back tees...

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Description: Established in 2006, the 18-hole Black River layout is the main course at the Bratislava Golf & Country Club and it’s an absolute brute from the back tees... Rating: 1 out of 6

Kananaskis (Mount Kidd)

Gem Canada - Best in Area

The Mount Kidd golf course is located around an hour’s drive from either Calgary or Banff at Kananaskis Country, one of Canada’s premier public golfing destinations.

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Woodbrook

Gem Ireland - Best in Area

Woodbrook Golf Club is a lovely parkland course sitting on cliffs overlooking the Irish Sea at Bray, just south of Dublin.

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Ashford Castle

Gem Ireland - Best in Area

Ireland has many golf courses set in mature wooded estates but Ashford Castle Golf Club’s lovely little 9-hole layout in County Mayo is among the best...

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Espoo

Gem Finland - Best in Area

Designed by Jan Sederholm and opened in 1982, Espoo Golf Club, or Espoon Golfseura, is laid out over a wooded river valley with an out and back routing.

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Hillerød

Gem Denmark - Best in Area

Hillerød Golf Klub is a very pleasant combination of gently undulating parkland and woodland golf, laid out on either side of a railway line.

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Helsinki

Gem Finland - Best in Area

Helsinki Golf Club was Finland’s first golf course and it’s set within the grounds of Tali Manor and is routed over very pleasant parkland…

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Skövde (Södra)

Gem Sweden - Best in Area

Skövde Golf Club is laid out on hilly terrain to the south west of the town centre beside the Sydbillingens platå nature reserve...

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Kemer

Gem Turkey - Best in Area

The 6,930 yard Kemer course is described by the club as "short but tight" and is used as a training centre by the national golf federation and is HQ to the Turkish PGA.

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Stenungsund

Gem Sweden - Best in Area

The fairways of Stenungsund Golfklubb are routed in two loops, with an inner front nine enclosed by an outer circuit of nine holes that run clockwise round the perimeter of the property.

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