January 28, 2008

100 Best Courses Outside the U.S.

Even the best courses keep getting better, and our latest lists show the spectacular results

1. Royal County Down G.C. Newcastle, N. Ireland

2. St. Andrews Links (Old) St. Andrews, Scotland

3. Royal Dornoch G.C. (Championship) Dornoch, Scotland

4. Royal Portrush G.C. (Dunluce) Portrush, N. Ireland

5. Muirfield Gullane, Scotland

6. Royal Melbourne G.C. (Composite) Black Rock, Australia

7. Ballybunion G.C. (Old) Ballybunion, Ireland

8. Turnberry Hotel (Ailsa) Turnberry, Scotland

9. Carnoustie G. Links (Championship) Carnoustie, Scotland

10. Cape Kidnappers G.C. Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

11. Loch Lomond G.C. Luss, Scotland

12. Sunningdale G.C. (Old) Sunningdale, England

13. G. de Morfontaine Morfontaine, France

14. New South Wales G.C. Sydney, Australia

15. Kingston Heath G.C. Melbourne, Australia

16. Royal St. George's G.C. Sandwich, England

17. Kingsbarns G. Links St. Andrews, Scotland

18. Royal Birkdale G.C. Southport, England

19. Hirono G.C. Hyogo, Japan

20. Casa de Campo (Teeth of the Dog) La Romana, Dominican Republic

21. Royal Porthcawl G.C. Porthcawl, Wales

22. Royal Troon G.C. (Old) Troon, Scotland

23. Lahinch G.C. (Old) Lahinch, Ireland

24. Portmarnock G.C. (Old) Portmarnock, Ireland

25. Royal Lytham and St. Annes G.C.Lytham St. Annes, England

26. St. George's G. & C.C. Islington, Ontario, Canada

27. The European Club Brittas Bay, Ireland

28. Cabo del Sol G.C. (Ocean) Los Cabos, Mexico

29. Woodhall Spa G.C. (Hotchkin)Woodhall Spa, England

30. Kauri Cliffs G.C. & Lodge Northland, New Zealand

31. Ganton G.C. Ganton, England

32. Cruden Bay G.C. Cruden Bay, Scotland

33. Royal Liverpool G.C. Hoylake, England

34. National G.C. Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada

35. Kawana Hotel G.C. (Fiji) Shizuoka, Japan

36. Hamilton G. & C.C. Ancaster, Ontario, Canada

37. Leopard Creek G. Estate & C.C. Malelane, South Africa

38. Highlands Links Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

39. Ellerston G.C. Hunter Valley, N.S.W., Australia

40. Tokyo G.C. Saitama, Japan

41. Gary Player C.C. Sun City, South Africa

42. Western Gailes G.C. Irvine, Scotland

43 Carne G. Links Belmullet, Ireland

44. Machrihanish G.C. Machrihanish, Scotland

45. The C. at Nine Bridges Jeju Island, South Korea

46. Valderrama G.C. Sotogrande, Spain

47. Fancourt Hotel & C.C. Estate (The Links) George, South Africa

48. Waterville G. Links Waterville, Ireland

49. Mid Ocean Club Tucker's Town, Bermuda

50. North Berwick G.C. North Berwick, Scotland

51. Royal Adelaide G.C. Adelaide, Australia

52. Beacon Hall G.C. Aurora, Ontario, Canada

53. Metropolitan G.C. Melbourne, Australia

54. Capilano G.C. West Vancouver, B.C., Canada

55. Old Head G. Links Kinsale, Ireland

56. Royal Aberdeen G.C. (Balgownie) Aberdeen, Scotland

57. Barnbougle Dunes Bridport, Tasmania, Australia

58. Spring City G. & Lake Resort (Lake) Kunming, China

59. Olivos G.C. Buenos Aires, Argentina

60. Arabella Estate & G.C. Kleinmond, South Africa

61. Swinley Forest G.C. Ascot, England

62. Durban C.C. Durban, South Africa

63. Shaughnessy G. & C.C. Vancouver, B.C., Canada

64 Spring City G. & Lake Resort (Mountain) Kunming, China

65. Paraparaumu Beach G.C. Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand

66. Walton Heath G.C. (Old) Walton-on-the-Hill, England

67. Halmstad G.C. Halmstad, Sweden

68. G. de Moliets Moliets, France

69. Royal Zoute G.C. Knokke, Belgium

70. Redtail G. Cse. St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada

71. Royal Montreal G.C. (Blue) Ile Bizard, Quebec, Canada

72. Emirates G.C. (Wadi) Dubai, United Arab Emirates

73. Royal St. David's G.C. Harlech, Wales

74. Kasumigaseki C.C. (East) Saitama, Japan

75. Emirates G.C. (Majlis) Dubai, United Arab Emirates

76. Sotogrande G.C. Sotogrande, Spain

77. Punta Espada G.C. Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

78. G. de Spérone Bonifacio, Corsica, France

79. Buenos Aires G.C. Bella Vista, Buenos Aires, Argentina

80. Troia G. Sétubal, Lisbon, Portugal

81. G.C. du Domaine Impérial Gland, Switzerland

82. Sand G.C. Jönköping, Sweden

83. Banff Springs G.C. (Stanley Thompson) Banff, Alberta, Canada

84. Vilamoura G.C. (Victoria) Algarve, Portugal

85. Sherwood Hills G. & C.C. Cavite, Philippines

86. Jockey Club (Colorada) San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

87. G.C. Biella Le Betulle Magnano, Biella, Italy

88. Hamburger G.C. Falkenstein, Hamburg, Germany

89. G. Les Bordes Beaugency, France

90. Naruo G.C. Hyogo, Japan

91. Royal Cinque Ports G.C. Deal, England

92. Blue Canyon G. & C.C. (Canyon) Phuket, Thailand

93. St. Andrews (New) St. Andrews, Scotland

94. County Louth G.C. Baltray, Ireland

95. Nirwana Bali G.C. Bali, Indonesia

96. Noordwijkse G.C. Noordwijk, The Netherlands

97. El Dorado G.C. Los Cabos, Mexico

98. The National G.C. (Moonah) Cape Schanck, Australia

99. Pinx G.C. Jeju Island, South Korea

100. Itanhangà G.C. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil