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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

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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Royal Nairobi

Gem Kenya - Best in Area

The Royal Nairobi Golf Club was originally established as a recreational amenity for officers in the King’s African Rifles and it's the oldest golf society in Kenya, founded in 1906.

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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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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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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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Freshwater Bay

Gem England - Best in Area

The Isle of Wight’s Freshwater Bay Golf Club is set spectacularly on downland cliffs. English Channel views distract on every hole, but when the wind blows, this charming 5,725-yard par 69 can play tough.

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The Astbury

Gem England - Best in Area

Opened in September 2010 and designed by K.K. Downing, former lead guitarist of heavy metal band Judas Priest, The Astbury is an impressive new parkland course designed to please golfers of all abilities...

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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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Singapore Island (New)

Gem Singapore - Best in Area

In early 2019 Singapore Island Country Club's New course closed for another redevelopment, this time under the stewardship of Graham Marsh. The refashioned layout is expected to reopen in 2021.

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Peninsula Golf & Country Club

Gem USA - Best in Area

Formed in 1911 as the Beresford CC, Peninsula Golf and Country Club is the proud custodian of the only course designed by Donald Ross on the West Coast. Ron Forse upgraded the layout, completing in 2003.

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Swan Point

Gem USA - Best in Area

Located on the banks of the Potomac River, the 9-hole track at Swan Point Yacht and Country Club was doubled in size during the late 1980s by Bob Cupp. Twelve of the holes on the expanded layout now feature water hazards or marshland.

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Brickyard

Gem USA - Best in Area

Originally set out by Chic Adams in 1961, Brickyard Golf Club, formerly Brickyard at Riverside, underwent an extensive redesign by Mark McCumber in 2005 when tees, fairways and greens were reshaped and new trees and grasses planted.

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Stella Di Mare

Gem Egypt - Best in Area

Stella Di Mare Golf & Country Club is far from a typical holiday resort course – it can be stretched to 7,150 yards from the back markers – and it’s capable of testing the very best of players...

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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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Royal Woodbine

Gem Canada - Best in Area

Water comes into play at all eighteen holes on the pay-and-play, Michael Hurdzan-designed Royal Woodbine Golf Club, but the Toronto club did not come by its regal title legitimately.

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Savannah Harbor

Gem USA - Best in Area

​The Club at Savannah Harbor’s fairways are set out on Hutchinson Island in the Savannah River, where holes weave in and out of natural wetland areas.​

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Toscana (South)

Gem USA - Best in Area

Jack Nicklaus set out the two 18-hole layouts at Toscana Country Club in 2005. The somewhat understated South course is a little longer and tougher than the North, with water hazards appearing at almost half the holes on the scorecard.

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