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Top 100 Gems - Worldwide

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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Cacapon

Gem USA - Best in Area

The 18-hole layout at Cacapon Resort State Park is a mid-1970s Robert Trent Jones Snr design, with fairways laid out around three lakes and a number of small streams in a wooded valley to the south of Berkeley Springs.

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Fairwinds

Gem Canada - Best in Area

Located on the east shore of Vancouver Island, the audubon-certified course at Fairwinds Golf Club is a Les Furber creation where the wonderful natural setting affords golfers sweeping views of Georgia Strait from many of the fairways.

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Mayfair Lakes

Gem Canada - Best in Area

Set out on Lulu Island, to the south of downtown Vancouver, the course at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club is a Les Furber design. As the club’s name suggests, water features at thirteen of the holes on the layout.

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Ambassador

Gem Canada - Best in Area

A modern Tom McBroom design that opened for play in 2005, the 18-hole layout at Ambassador Golf Club hosted several prestigious provincial championships for the Golf Association of Ontario during its first decade of operation.

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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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Sunnylands

Gem USA - Best in Area

Built by Walter Annenburg, the former publishing magnate and diplomat, the Sunnylands course in Rancho Mirage is a clever Dick Wilson 9-hole design that can also function as an 18-hole course by using different tees to play to the nine greens.

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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.

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Keystone Ranch (Ranch)

Gem USA - Best in Area

The Ranch course was the first of two 18-hole layouts to appear at the Keystone Ranch golf complex in 1980. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Junior, it’s a classic mountain track that winds around a pine forest and a beautiful 9-acre lake.

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Beaver Creek

Gem USA - Best in Area

Beaver Creek Golf Club was laid out by Robert Trent Jones Junior in 1982 along the route of a creek, the slopes of Beaver Creek Mountain provide thrills and spills coupled with long, narrow and often hilly fairways.

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Miramar (South & East)

Gem Taiwan - Best in Area

Undoubtedly Miramar Golf & Country Club is the premier 36-hole facility in Taiwan, so a full day’s golf comes highly recommended when visiting Taipei, the nation’s capital.

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Rancho San Lucas

Gem Mexico - Best in Area

Developed by the Solmar Group, the all-paspalum course at Rancho San Lucas is a Greg Norman design that forms the golfing centrepiece of a massive 834-acre resort located on the sandy southern tip of the Baja California peninsula.

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Lyon (Les Brocards)

Gem France - Best in Area

Golf Club de Lyon dates back to 1919 but both 18-hole layouts at this golf facility (Les Brocards and Les Sangliers) are of a more recent vintage. The construction of a new main road in the early 1960s forced the club to move to its present location...

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Barrière La Baule (Blue)

Gem France - Best in Area

The original 18-hole course at Barrière La Baule was a Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas co-production from the late 1970s. In 1994, Michel Gayon was called in to split this course in two. Today, the Blue course comprises holes 1 to 9 of the original layout...

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Barrière La Baule (Red)

Gem France - Best in Area

The original 18-hole course at Barrière La Baule was a Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas co-production from the late 1970s. In 1994, Michel Gayon was called in to split this course in two, add another nine on to each half to form two 18-hole layouts

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Rivermead

Gem Canada - Best in Area

Founded in 1910, Rivermead Golf Club started out with a 9-hole course designed by Albert Murray, the two-time (and youngest ever) Canadian Open winner. Having later acquired more land, the club commissioned George Cumming to extend the course to an 18-hole layout.

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Riverside

Gem Canada - Best in Area

During the late 1930s, the course at Riverside Country Club was extended to an 18-hole layout and remodelled by Walter B. Hatch, design associate of Donald Ross, and Ross is also said to have paid several visits during the reconstruction.

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Thonock Park (Karsten Lakes)

Gem England - Best in Area

Located in the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside, Thonock Park boasts two 18-hole golf courses and the club lies just over a mile away from the European headquarters of PING, with the company’s European Fitting Centre situated next to the driving range at Thonock Park.

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Lone Wolf

Gem Canada - Best in Area

Operated by the District of Taylor, the municipal course at Lone Wolf Golf Club is a mid-1990s design located just off the Alaska Highway. Taylor lies on a terrace known as the Taylor Flats, some two hundred feet above the Peace River, with the course laid out to the north of the township.

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