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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

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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Killeen

Gem Ireland - Best in Area

Killeen Golf Club is an American-style course laid out on a relatively tight 110 acre site – though it can play as long as 6743 yards – with plenty of ponds to keep you on your toes...

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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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Hawks Nest

Gem Australia - Best in Area

Local golf enthusiasts originally formed Hawks Nest Golf Club and the club is run on a non-profit basis. The course is routed across sandy land and is situated in the Great Lakes region of NSW.

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Cardales

Gem Argentina - Best in Area

Los Cardales is home to Jose Coceres who was awarded the coveted "Olympian" title in Argentina in 2002.

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Cromstrijen

Gem Netherlands - Best in Area

Situated on the banks of the Hollands Diep River, where it splits into the Haringvliet and Volkerak, the course at Cromstrijen Golf Club has a lake that comes into play at a number of holes...

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Rockmount

Gem Northern Ireland - Best in Area

Rockmount Golf Club was unveiled in May of 1995, four years after Carryduff landowners Robert and Diane Patterson first set out to construct their own 18-hole layout...

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Buzios

Gem Brazil - Best in Area

American architect Dan Blankenship designed Buzios in the late 1980s when he worked for Perry Dye but construction was put on hold due to the financial crisis in the country at the time...

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PGA (Ryder)

Gem USA - Best in Area

The Ryder course at the PGA Village – formerly called the North golf course – is named in honour of Samuel Ryder, the English entrepreneur and founder of the “official” Ryder Cup...

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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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Mayacoo Lakes

Gem USA - Best in Area

Mayacoo Lakes Country Club was one of the earliest collaborations of Jack Nicklaus and Desmond Muirhead.

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Kitale

Gem Kenya - Best in Area

Kitale Golf Club was founded in 1924 – two years before a branch of the Ugandan railway reached the local town – and Kitale’s annual Trans Nzioa Open has been running since 1930.

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Mombasa

Gem Kenya - Best in Area

Mombasa’s 9-hole course is located in downtown Kizingo, surrounded by a beautiful coral reef and white sandy beach...

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House on the Rock (Springs)

Gem USA - Best in Area

There are 27 golf holes on the House on the Rock property and the original 18 were the work of the legendary architect Robert Trent Jones.

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Hawks View (Como Crossings)

Gem USA - Best in Area

Hawk's View Golf Club lies on a 300-acre property a little to the north of Lake Geneva and it features two distinctively different courses.

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Nakuru

Gem Kenya - Best in Area

Laid out on the slopes of the volcanic Menengai Crater, Nakuru is the only highland golf course in Kenya...

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Raffles (Palm)

Gem Singapore - Best in Area

The Palm is the tougher of the two tracks at Raffles, hosting the Asian PGA Championship in 1997 and 1998. The Palm course at Raffles Country Club will cease to operate in 2018 due to non-renewal of the lease.

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Greenbrier (Greenbrier)

Gem USA - Best in Area

The Greenbrier course suffered major flood damage in June 2016, so Phil Mickelson Design was commissioned to renovate eight original holes and build ten new ones. The new course is expected to open in 2019.

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Belem Novo

Gem Brazil - Best in Area

Belém Novo Golf Club sits on a fairly level site, routed around large expanses of water, with accommodation units bordering many of the fairways...

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Tower Links

Gem United Arab Emirates - Best in Area

Designed by Gerald Williams and shaped by Jake Mctavish, Tower Links Golf Club is routed through the mangroves in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.

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