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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

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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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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Gut Düneburg

Gem Germany - Best in Area

Things are generally pretty low key at Gut Düneburg and the golf course doesn't shove its features in your face, but there’s a quiet air of quality underlying everything.

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Oakmere Park (Admirals)

Gem England - Best in Area

Situated a few miles north of Calverton, Oakmere Park Golf Club has been operating since the early 1970s, when architect Frank Pennink laid out 27 holes across a wonderfully rolling heathland landscape.

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Gut Wissmanshof

Gem Germany - Best in Area

Gut Wissmanshof is an old country estate, whose fifteen minutes of fame came in 1912 when Emperor Wilhelm II visited to survey military exercises nearby.

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Ootacamund Gymkhana

Gem India - Best in Area

The town of Udhagamandalam – or Ooty for short – was established by the British in the early 19th century as a hill station, allowing government officials to retreat there during the summer when the temperatures are a little cooler at 7,000 feet above sea level.

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Ohoopee Match Club

Gem USA - Best in Area

The course at Ohoopee Match Club in rural Tattnall County occupies just a small portion of a 3,500-acre estate that was once used for onion production. Now owned by entrepreneur Michael Walrath, this low-key property is where the proprietor and his friends enjoy playing golf far from the madding crowd.

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Ozarks National

Gem USA - Best in Area

Unveiled in 2019, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw's Ozarks National golf course is set out on a series of ridges that offer sweeping views of the foothills characterizing the region.

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Ebersberg (Championship)

Gem Germany - Best in Area

The course at Ebersberg Golf Club is very thoughtfully designed on a site with complexities. The access road cuts right through the property, so nine holes had to be placed on either side of it...

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Puttenham

Gem England - Best in Area

Puttenham is one of the oldest golf clubs in Surrey, founded in 1894 by a group of Army Officers, Charterhouse School Masters and local businessmen.

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Bella Vista

Gem Germany - Best in Area

Municipal golf is not a thing in Germany and neither are fescue greens. In both cases the big question is "why should that be so?". In the small resort town of Bad Birnbach no one found a convincing answer. What they did find is a spectacular site on a hill permeated by ravines and so "Bella Vista" was born.

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Wörthsee

Gem Germany - Best in Area

Wörthsee Golf Club aims to be a premium venue, not only locally, but also on a national level. To that end they offer all the amenities and pay a great deal of attention to the smaller details, which becomes readily apparent on the golf course.

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Reit im Winkl

Gem Germany - Best in Area

The golf course at Reit im Winkl features a monumental out and back routing, the likes of which are profoundly rare on difficult mountain sites.

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