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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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Carluke

Gem Scotland - Best in Area

Laid out across rolling Lanarkshire countryside, Carluke Golf Club’s parkland course is a surprisingly entertaining track, highlighted by “Glenburn,” its spectacular downhill par three 11th hole.

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Close House (Lee Westwood Filly)

Gem England - Best in Area

The Lee Westwood Filly course at the Close House Hotel has its origins in the mid-1960s when it was initially built as a 9-hole layout for staff and students at Newcastle University.

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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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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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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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Upminster

Gem England - Best in Area

Measuring 6,021 yards from the back tees, the par 69 parkland course at Upminster Golf Club may look short, but you’ll need pinpoint accuracy to record a good score on this tight and undulating layout.

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Harburn

Gem Scotland - Best in Area

Harburn Golf Club is a fine mix of moorland and parkland with many stands of mature trees throughout the routing.

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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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Ashford Manor

Gem England - Best in Area

Situated just to the south of Heathrow Airport, the course at Ashford Manor Golf Club measures 6,351 yards and it features back-to-back par threes at holes 11 and 12.

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West Malling (Spitfire)

Gem England - Best in Area

The Spitfire layout at West Malling Golf Club is longer and more undulating than the Hurricane. Both 18-hole courses were designed by Max Faulkner in the 1970s and named in honour of the emblematic World War Two fighter planes that flew from the nearby airfield.

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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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Poděbrady

Gem Czech Republic - Best in Area

Poděbrady's 6,684-yard course is one of the more established layouts in the country, having been constructed in 1961.

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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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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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Narvik

Gem Norway - Best in Area

The village of Skjomen lies a few hundred kilometers to the north of the Arctic Circle and this is where you’ll find Narvik Golf Club, one of the world’s northernmost 18-hole golf courses.

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Oustøen

Gem Norway - Best in Area

With a length of just under 6,200 yards, Oustøen Golf & Country Club is not long by modern day standards. There may be five par fives on the card but they are matched by five, relatively short par threes.

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Rhos-on-Sea

Gem Wales - Best in Area

Rhos-on-Sea Golf Club is a very pleasant parkland course, extending now to just over 6,000 yards with fine views over Penrhyn Bay.

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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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