Golf Courses & TravelApril 16, 2012

100 Best Courses Outside The U.S.

Royal County Down Still Leads The Way

__No 1.:__Royal County Down in Northern Ireland repeats in the top spot.

__No 1.:__Royal County Down in Northern Ireland repeats in the top spot.

__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

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