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100 Best Courses Outside The U.S.

Royal County Down Still Leads The Way

May 2012
1. Royal County Down G.C. Newcastle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
2. Royal Melbourne G.C. (West), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
3. St. Andrews Links (Old) St. Andrews, Scotland
4. Royal Dornoch G.C. (Championship) Dornoch, Scotland
5. Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland
6. Cape Kidnappers Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
7. Turnberry Resort (Ailsa) Turnberry, Scotland
8. Hirono G.C., Hyogo, Japan
9. Kingston Heath G.C. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
10. St. George's G. & C.C. Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
11. Ellerston G.C. Hunter Valley, N.S.W., Australia
12. Portmarnock G.C. Portmarnock, Co. Dublin, Ireland
13. Royal Portrush G.C. (Dunluce), Portrush, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
14. Barnbougle Dunes Bridport, Tasmania, Australia
15. Kawana Hotel G. Cse. (Fuji), Shizuoka, Japan
16. Carnoustie G. Links (Championship) Carnoustie, Scotland
17. National G.C. of Canada Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
18. G. de Morfontaine Mortefontaine, France
19. Kauri Cliffs Northland, New Zealand
20. Royal Birkdale G.C. Southport, England
21. Sunningdale G.C. (Old) Sunningdale, England
22. Casa de Campo (Teeth of the Dog), La Romana, Dominican Republic
23. Waterville G. Links Waterville, Co. Kerry, Ireland
24. Yas Links Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
25. New South Wales G.C. La Perouse, N.S.W., Australia
26. Ballybunion G.C. (Old) Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, Ireland
27. Hamilton G. & C.C. Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
28. Barnbougle Lost Farm Bridport, Tasmania, Australia
29. Royal Porthcawl G.C. Porthcawl, Wales
30. Fancourt (Links), George, Western Cape, South Africa
31. Punta Espada G.C. Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
32. Royal St. George's G.C. Sandwich, England
33. The C. at Nine Bridges Jeju Island, South Korea
34. Kingsbarns G. Links St. Andrews, Scotland
35. The National G.C. (Moonah), Cape Schanck, Victoria, Australia
36. Royal Troon G.C. (Old) Troon, Scotland
37. Royal Lytham & St. Annes G.C. Lytham St. Annes, England
38. Castle Stuart G. Links Inverness, Scotland
39. Walton Heath G.C. (Old) Walton-on-the-Hill, England
40. Valderrama G.C. Sotogrande, Spain
41. Lahinch G.C. (Old) Lahinch, Co. Clare, Ireland
42. Swinley Forest G.C. Ascot, England
43. Leopard Creek C.C. Malelane, Mpumalanga, South Africa
44. Rye G.C. (Old) Rye, England
45. Loch Lomond G.C. Luss, Scotland
46. Woodhall Spa G.C. (Hotchkin) Woodhall Spa, England
47. The Mid Ocean C. Tucker's Town, Bermuda
48. Royal Aberdeen G.C. (Balgownie) Bridge of Don, Scotland
49. Capilano G. & C.C. West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
50. Machrihanish G.C. Campbeltown, Scotland
51. North Berwick G.C. North Berwick, Scotland
52. Diamante G.C. Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
53. Cruden Bay G.C. Cruden Bay, Scotland
54. Cabo del Sol (Ocean) Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
55. Highlands Links, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
56. Royal Melbourne G.C. (East), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
57. Royal Liverpool G.C. Hoylake, England
58. Victoria G.C. Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia
59. G. de Fontainebleau Fontainebleau, France
60. Sunningdale G.C. (New) Sunningdale, England
61. The Metropolitan G.C. South Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia
62. Ganton G.C. Ganton, England
63. Les Bordes Beaugency, France
64. Naruo G.C., Hyogo, Japan
65. St. Enodoc G.C. (Church) Wadebridge, England
66. Nirwana Bali G.C. Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia
67. Phoenix C.C. Miyazaki City, Japan
68. Paraparaumu Beach G.C. Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand
69. Jasper Park Lodge G.C. Jasper, Alberta, Canada
70. Four Seasons Costa Rica G.C. at Peninsula Papagayo Guanacaste, Costa Rica
71. St. George's Hill G.C. Weybridge, England
72. Devil's Paintbrush Caledon Village, Ontario, Canada
73. Western Gailes G.C. Irvine, Scotland
74. Kasumigaseki C.C. (East) Saitama, Japan
75. Royal Montreal G.C. (Blue) Ile Bizard, Quebec, Canada
76. Kinloch G.C. Taupo, New Zealand
77. G. de Chantilly (Vineuil) Chantilly, France
78. Beacon Hall G.C. Aurora, Ontario, Canada
79. Mangilao G.C. Mangilao, Guam
80. West Sussex G.C. Pulborough, England
81. Woo Jeong Hills C.C. Cheonan City, South Korea
82. Tralee G.C. Ardfert, Co. Kerry, Ireland
83. El Dorado G. & Beach C. Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
84. Wentworth C. (West) Virginia Water, England
85. Sagebrush G. & Sporting C., Quilchena, British Columbia, Canada
86. Lake Karrinyup C.C. Karrinyup, W. Australia, Australia
87. Noordwijkse G.C. Noordwijk, Netherlands
88. The European C. Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
89. Sheshan International G.C., Shanghai, China
90. The National G.C. (Old) Cape Schanck, Victoria, Australia
91. Shaughnessy G. and C.C. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
92. Four Seasons G.C. (Pacifico), Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico
93. Spring City G. & Lake Resort (Lake) Kunming, China
94. Saunton G.C. (East) Braunton, England
95. Tokyo G.C. Saitama, Japan
96. Kennemer G. & C.C. Zandvoort, Netherlands
97. Redtail G. Cse. St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
98. Black Mountain G.C. Hua Hin, Thailand
99. Anyang Benest G.C. Gunpo, South Korea
100. The Royal Adelaide G.C. Adelaide, S. Australia, Australia

Kingston Heath

No 9: Kingston Heath G.C., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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