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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

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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Samoset

Gem USA - Best in Area

A golf course has been in play at Samoset Resort since 1902 when fairways were set out on a rocky headland overlooking Penobscot Bay. Local architect Brad Booth has upgraded the layout in recent times...

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Southwood

Gem USA - Best in Area

Designed by Fred Couples with architect Gene Bates, the course at Southwood Golf Club first opened for play in 2002.

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Radcliffe-on-Trent

Gem England - Best in Area

Radcliffe-on-Trent Golf Club was founded in 1909 when Tom Williamson laid out a 9-hole course which Frank Pennink expanded to 18 holes in 1972. A Junior Open started life here in 1982, later becoming known as the English Boys Under 16 Open Championship.

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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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Barton Creek (Palmer Lakeside)

Gem USA - Best in Area

The designer of the Palmer Lakeside course at Barton Creek Resort requires no introduction. The King fashioned the layout in Texas Hill Country where the signature par three 11th features a cascading waterfall.

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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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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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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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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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Willow Creek Golf Club

Gem USA - Best in Area

Named after the creek that wanders through the layout, the course at Willow Creek Golf Club is an early 1980s collaboration between Robert von Hagge and Bruce Devlin...

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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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