Top 100 Golf Courses of the World

Top 100 Golf Courses of the World is the ranking list on which every golf facility would love to appear. The reality, however, is that most courses which feature on the World Top 100 table are household names that have become permanent fixtures.

Many of these great layouts have been ranked within the World Top 100 since golf course rankings began. The Old course at St Andrews, Augusta National, Royal Melbourne, Pebble Beach and Muirfield are all championship venues with centuries of history. Any list that failed to feature any of the aforementioned courses would be unbelievable. So how hard is it for a course to become World ranked?

The short answer is – rock-hard. However, new courses do appear on the list from time to time and with the best land, the right architect and a lot of money, anything is possible. Just ask Donald Trump. To see our latest World Top 100, simply scroll down this page. To read our latest news release, click the following link: Top 100 Golf Courses of the World.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Worldwide

Cypress Point

1st North America

Cypress Point Club is set at the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains on the very tip of the Monterey Peninsula and the cliff top terrain is varied and thrilling.

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Pine Valley

2nd North America

Pine Valley Golf Club was the dream of a Philadelphian hotelier, George Crump, who sadly died before its completion.

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Shinnecock Hills

3rd North America

Not only was Shinnecock Hills Golf Club one of the five founding members of the USGA but also it was where one of the first specifically designed golf clubhouses was built.

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Royal County Down (Championship)

4th Britain & Ireland

Royal County Down Golf Club is at Newcastle, a little holiday town nestling at the feet of the majestic Mountains of Mourne. It’s an exhilarating location for a classic links golf course...

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St Andrews (Old)

5th Britain & Ireland

No other course has hosted more Opens than the Old Course at St Andrews. Its 29th Open and the 144th Open Championship returned “to the Home of Golf” in 2015.

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Augusta National

6th North America

Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most exclusive clubs in the world and was designed by the world’s greatest golfer, who teamed up with the world’s greatest architect.

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Royal Melbourne (West)

7th Oceania

The West course at Royal Melbourne Golf Club is generally acknowledged as the best course in Australia and the finest design of Dr Alister MacKenzie.

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Royal Dornoch (Championship)

8th Britain & Ireland

Royal Dornoch Golf Club is spellbinding. It seems to mesmerise amateur and professional golfers from all over the world...

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Muirfield

9th Britain & Ireland

Muirfield is the course of “The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers” (HCEG), the world’s oldest golf club – according to direct written evidence – formed in 1744.

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Oakmont

10th North America

Apart from Augusta National, Oakmont Country Club has hosted more major Championships than any other course in the U.S. and it’s considered by many to be the toughest golf course in the world.

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