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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

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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Lake Jovita (South)

Gem USA - Best in Area

Tom Lehman collaborated with architect Kurt Sandness to craft the South course within a 220-acre parcel of land at the 36-hole Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club.

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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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Colville Park

Gem Scotland - Best in Area

The course at Colville Park Golf Club was originally gifted to the employees of the Dalzell Iron and Steel Works by the Colville family as a recreational facility for the steelworkers.

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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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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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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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Omaha Beach (La Mer)

Gem France - Best in Area

La Mer is the championship golf course at Omaha Beach, hosting two editions of the now defunct Open de France Senior tournament in 1994 and 2004.

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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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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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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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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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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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