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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

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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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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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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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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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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El Caballero

Gem USA - Best in Area

Site of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball team tournament in 2018, the course at El Caballero Country Club is a Robert Trent Jones Snr remodelled layout from an early 1960s William Johnson design, characterised by gently doglegging, tree-lined fairways and well-bunkered greens.

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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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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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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.

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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...

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Eagle Trace

Gem USA - Best in Area

One of the many Floridian creations of architect Arthur Hills, the course at Eagle Trace Golf Club (formerly TPC at Eagle Trace) opened for play within a private club in 1983.

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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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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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Plum Creek

Gem USA - Best in Area

Designed by Pete Dye and Perry Dye, the course at Plum Creek Golf Club hosted the Denver Champions of Golf event on the Champions Tour from 1984 to 1987.

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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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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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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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Thunderbird

Gem USA - Best in Area

In the Rock-n-Roll 1950s, the Thunderbird Country Club attracted celebrities from all over the USA and it wasn’t long before the Ford Motor Company heard about the place.

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