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 CanadaWoodbridge, Ontario, Canada

18. G. de MorfontaineMortefontaine, France

19. Kauri CliffsNorthland, 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. LinksSt. 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. LinksInverness, 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 PaintbrushCaledon 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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