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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 in 1972 – one of several collaborative golf projects he completed with Commander John Harris around that time – 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.

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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