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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

Northern

Gem Australia - Best in Area

Formerly known as the Essendon Club, which came into being in 1896, the club moved to the present 141-acre site, a few miles north at Glenroy, in 1912 and was renamed, Northern Golf Club.

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Bahia de los Suenos

Gem Mexico - Best in Area

In 2013 the Tom Doak-designed Bahía de los Sueños course closed its tees for play only two years after opening to critical acclaim.

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Kidjaberg

Gem Iceland - Best in Area

Kidjaberg Golf Club (located to the east of Reykjavik) has been an 18-holer since 2005 and the course lies on the banks of the glacial river Hvitá and it’s no pushover as the Icelandic Championship was held here in 2010.

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Emerald Hills Country Club

Gem USA - Best in Area

The course at Emerald Hills Country Club – designed by Bruce Devlin with Robert von Hagge – debuted in 1969. Twenty years later, the layout was redesigned and reopened as The Club at Emerald Hills.

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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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Fiddlesticks (Long Mean)

Gem USA - Best in Area

A good deal more demanding than its shorter sibling (the Wee Friendly course) at the Fiddlesticks Country Club, the Long Mean layout is a testing Ron Garl-designed course.

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Broken Sound (Old)

Gem USA - Best in Area

Redesigned in recent years by Gene Bates, the Old course at the Broken Sound Club has hosted the Allianz Championship on the PGA Champions Tour since 2007.

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Bay Colony

Gem USA - Best in Area

A three-time venue on the PGA Champions Tour, the course at the Bay Colony Golf Club is a rather special Robert von Hagge layout that first opened for play in the mid-1990s.

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La Gorce

Gem USA - Best in Area

More than two million cubic yards of Miami Beach’s Biscayne Bay was dredged back in the 1920s during the construction of the 18-hole layout at La Gorce Country Club.

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Avila

Gem USA - Best in Area

Water comes into play at no fewer than thirteen of the holes on the Avila Golf & Country Club course. Originally constructed by Ron Garl, the layout was revamped a decade later by Nicklaus Design.

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Skalica

Gem Slovakia - Best in Area

Opened for play in 2009 and fashioned in a links-like style by Hans-Georg Erhardt of Golf & Land Design, the course at Skalica Golf Club is routed on relatively flat terrain around five lakes...

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Udine

Gem Italy - Best in Area

Architect Marco Croze laid out the initial nine holes here at Golf Club Udine in 1972 and he returned twenty-two years later to add a second nine.

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Waterford Valley - Chiangrai

Gem Thailand - Best in Area

The course at Waterford Valley Golf Club & Resort is set out close to the border with Laos and Myanmar so this particular golf facility lies quite a way off the beaten track in the north of the country.

Woodcote Park

Gem England - Best in Area

Woodcote Park Golf Club was established in 1912 and founder members enlisted Harry Vardon to design their course, assisted by the club’s first professional, Montrose-born Tom Winton.

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Hogs Head

Gem Ireland - Best in Area

Hogs Head Golf Club is built on the site of the short lived Skellig Bay golf course, which formerly occupied a spectacular 150-acre clifftop property just outside Waterville…

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Aetna Springs

Gem USA - Best in Area

In 2007, Tom Doak and Jim Urbina completed the redesign of an old E. F. Hutton layout at Aetna Springs Golf Course. Unfortunately the historic Pope Valley course closed in 2018. However, in September 2018 we learned that there is still a chance that the course could be saved. Only time will tell.

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Links at Fisher Island

Gem USA - Best in Area

Situated in the middle of a 216-acre barrier island just off Miami, the Links at Fisher Island is a 1990 P. B. Dye 9-hole layout – grassed with paspalum supreme – which extends to 3,069 yards and plays to a par of 35.

Whitley Bay

Gem England - Best in Area

The gently undulating course at Whitley Bay Golf Club presents a challenging test for golfers, offering views from various parts of the property out to sea beyond St Mary’s Lighthouse.

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Alnmouth Village

Gem England - Best in Area

Established in 1869, it’s thought this is the oldest 9-hole links in England, but let’s not use this descriptor as a way to diminish the quality of the course. With lovely terrain and high quality turf, Alnmouth Village is the real deal.

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Rhein-Main

Gem Germany - Best in Area

The oldest still-existing golf club in Germany is the one in Wiesbaden, which was founded in 1893 and moved to the present "Chausseehaus" site in 1911.

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