January 5, 2014

Best Golf Courses In 205 Countries

Exploring the seven continents for the best courses in the world

The fifth hole at Japan's best course, Hirono.

This is our eighth edition of Planet Golf) When we began in 1999, we ranked the best courses in 100 different countries) Since then, we have greatly expanded our lists to include every golfing territory on earth) We now present course rankings for 205 individual countries, territories and dependencies, two more than our last Planet Golf edition two years ago, thanks to Azerbaijan joining the league of golfing nations, and Haiti's Pétionville Club getting back to normal after serving as a refugee camp following the massive, devastating 2010 earthquake) We have identified 40 nations bereft of golf courses (scroll to the end), including five with populations above 10 million: Iraq, Yemen, Guinea, South Sudan, and Somalia.

To create our rankings, we first compiled a large ballot of the world's best layouts, from Aamby Valley to Zimbali, and sent it to our U.S) course ranking panelists, our 27 International editions and their respective course ranking panels, and other selected people we have come to know and trust) In total, 846) knowledgeable, well-traveled golfers completed our survey, rating each course they were familiar with on a 10-point scale) This data was used to create our first ever World Top 100 Golf Course ranking, and served as a starting point for our country rankings, which were completed with the help of our panelists, our colleagues at our international editions and affiliate magazines, our network of knowledgeable golfers around the world, and copious amounts of additional research involving golf associations, tourist boards and other organizations, and, of course, the World Wide Web.

Expect future rankings to change dramatically) While many mature markets like the U.S) are facing decline—there are 500 fewer courses in America than in 2005—elsewhere there are pockets of growth, fueled by prosperity, tourism and, in two years, golf once again becoming an Olympic sport) China for instance has seen its courses triple in number in less than a decade—despite a technical government ban) The Chinese golf market will inevitably become the largest in the world.

KEY: The number in parentheses after each country name is the approximate number of golf courses in that country.

Where a facility has more than one course, the name of the ranked course is shown in parentheses. Abbreviations: C.—Club; C.C.—Country Club; G.—Golf; G.C.—Golf Club; ★ ranked among Golf Digest's World 100 Greatest Courses.


NORTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, CARIBBEAN AND ISLANDS

Anguilla (1 course)

  1. CuisinArt Resort & Spa G.C., Merrywing, West End

Antigua and Barbuda (2 courses)

  1. Cedar Valley G.C., St) John's, Antigua

Aruba (3 courses)

  1. Tierra del Sol C.C., Malmokweg

Bahamas (10 courses)

  1. Ocean Club G. Cse., Nassau

  2. Abaco Club on Winding Bay, Abaco

  3. Lyford Cay Club, Nassau

  4. Emerald Reef, Great Exuma

  5. Sandals G.C., Emerald Bay

Barbados (8 courses)

  1. Royal Westmoreland G.&C.C., St) James

  2. Sandy Lane Resort (Green Monkey), St) James

  3. Apes Hill Club, St) James

  4. Sandy Lane Resort (Country Club), St) James

  5. Barbados G.C., Durants

Belize (2 courses)

  1. Caye Chapel G.C., Caye Chapel

Bermuda (7 courses)

  1. Mid Ocean Club, Tucker's Town

  2. Port Royal G. Cse., Southampton

  3. Tucker's Point Club, Harrington Sound

  4. Riddell's Bay G.&C.C., Warwick

  5. Belmont Hills G.C., Warwick

Canada (2,400 courses)

  1. St) George's G. and C.C., Etobicoke, Ont) ____

  2. Cabot Links, Inverness, N.S) ____

  3. National G.C. of Canada, Woodbridge, Ont) ____

  4. Hamilton G. and C.C. (West/South) Ancaster, Ont) ____

  5. Sagebrush G. & Sporting Club, Quilchena, B.C.

  6. Capilano G. & C.C., West Vancouver, B.C.

  7. Highlands Links, Ingonish Beach, N.S.

  8. Devil's Paintbrush, Caledon East, Ont.

  9. Muskoka Bay Club, Gravenhurst, Ont.

  10. The Links at Crowbush, Cove Morell, P.E.I.

  11. Jasper Park Lodge G.C., Jasper, Alb.

  12. Toronto G.C., Mississauga, Ont.

  1. Royal Montreal G.C. (Blue), Ile Bizard, Que.

  2. Beacon Hall G.C., Aurora, Ont.

  3. Banff Springs G. Cse., (Thompson), Banff, Alb.

  4. Westmount G. & C.C., Kitchener, Ont.

  1. Shaughnessy G. and C.C., Vancouver, B.C.

  2. Eagles Nest G.C., Maple, Ont.

  3. Redtail G. Cse., St) Thomas, Ont.

  4. Coppinwood, Uxbridge, Ont.

Cayman Islands (3 courses)

  1. Blue Tip, Grand Cayman

Costa Rica (10 courses)

  1. Four Seasons Resort G.C. at Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste

  2. Hacienda Pinilla, Guanacaste

  3. Reserva Conchal G.C., Guanacaste

  4. Valle del Sol G. Cse., Santa Ana

  1. Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & G. Resort, Playa Herradura

Cuba (2 courses)

  1. Varadero G.C. Varadero

Curaçao (4 courses)

  1. Old Quarry G. Cse., Nieuwpoort

Dominican Republic (30 courses)

  1. Casa de Campo (Teeth of the Dog, La Romana ____

  2. Punta Espada G. Cse., Cap Cana

  3. Casa de Campo (Dye Fore), La Romana

  4. Puntacana Resort and Club (Corales), Cap Cana

  1. Casa de Campo (La Romana), La Romana

El Salvador (3 courses)

  1. Club Salvadoreño, Corinto

Greenland (2 courses)

  1. Nuuk G.C., Nuuk

Grenada (1 course)

  1. Grenada G.C., St. George

Guadeloupe (1 course)

  1. G. International de St. François, St. François

Guatemala (10 courses)

  1. La Reunion G. Resort, Antigua

Haiti (1 course)

  1. Pétionville C., Pétionville

Honduras (10 courses)

  1. Black Pearl at Pristine Bay Resort, Roatan

Jamaica (12 courses)

  1. White Witch G. Cse., Rose Hall

  2. The Tryall Club, Montego Bay

  1. Half Moon G. Cse., Montego Bay
  1. Cinnamon Hill G. Cse., Montego Bay

  2. Superclubs G.C. at Runaway Bay, Runaway Bay

Martinique (1 course)

  1. G. de l'Impératrice Joséphine, Trois-Ilets

Mexico (220 courses)

  1. Diamante G.C., Cabo San Lucas, Baja Sur ____

  2. Cabo del Sol (Ocean), Los Cabos, Baja Sur

  3. El Dorado G. and Beach C., Los Cabos, Baja Sur

  1. El Camaleón Mayakoba G.C., Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo
  1. Guadalajara C.C., Guadalajara, Jalisco

  2. Querencia C.C., Los Cabos, Baja Sur

  3. Mexico G.C., Mexico City

  4. CostaBaja G.C., Los Cabos, Baja Sur

  1. Four Seasons G.C. (Pacifico), Punta Mita, Puerto Vallara, Jalisco

  2. El Tamarindo Beach & G.C., Manzanillo, Colima

Nicaragua (5 courses)

  1. Club Guacalito G., Rivas

Panama (9 courses)

  1. C. de G. de Panama, Panama City

Puerto Rico (26 courses)

  1. Dorado Beach Resort & C. (East), Dorado

  2. Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort (Ocean), Rio Grande

  3. Dorado Beach Resort & C. (West), Dorado

  4. Royal Isabela Private G.C. & Resort, Isabela

  5. Trump International G.C. (Championship), Rio Grande

St. Kitts and Nevis (2 courses)

  1. Royal St. Kitts G.C., St) Kitts

St. Lucia (2 courses)

  1. St. Lucia G. Resort & C.C., Rodney Bay

St. Maarten (1 course)

  1. Mullet Bay G. Cse., Low Lands

St. Vincent and the Grenadines (2 courses)

  1. Canouan Resort at Carenage Bay, Canouan Island

Trinidad and Tobago (8 courses)

  1. Mount Irvine Bay Hotel & G.C., Scarborough

Turks & Caicos (2 courses)

  1. Provo G.C., Providenciales

United States (15,620 courses)

  1. Pine Valley G.C., Pine Valley, N.J) ____

  2. Cypress Point Club, Pebble Beach, Calif) ____

  3. Augusta National G.C., Augusta, Ga) ____

  1. Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y) ____
  1. Oakmont G.C., Oakmont, Pa) ____

  2. Sand Hills G.C., Mullen, Neb) ____

  3. National G. Links of America, Southampton, N.Y.____

  1. Merion G.C. (East), Ardmore, Pa) ____

  2. Pebble Beach G. Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.____

  3. Fishers Island Club, Fishers Island, N.Y) ____

  4. Bandon Dunes G. Resort (Pacific Dunes), Bandon, Ore) ____

  5. Winged Foot G.C. (West), Mamaroneck, N.Y) ____

  1. Crystal Downs C.C., Frankfort, Mich) ____

  2. Chicago G.C., Wheaton, Ill) ____

  1. San Francisco G.C., San Francisco, Calif) ____
  1. Bethpage State Park (Black), Farmingdale, N.Y., U.S.A.
  1. Prairie Dunes C.C., Hutchinson, Kan., U.S.A.

  2. Friar's Head G.C., Baiting Hollow, N.Y) ____

  3. Seminole G.C., Juno Beach, Fla) ____

  4. Los Angeles C.C. (North), Los Angeles, Calif) ____

  5. Pinehurst Resort (No) 2), Pinehurst, N.C. ____

  6. Riviera C.C., Pacific Palisades, Calif) ____

  1. Whistling Straits (Straits), Haven, Wis) ____
  1. Muirfield Village G.C., Dublin, Ohio ____
  1. Oak Hill C.C. (East), Rochester, N.Y.____
  1. Kiawah Island G. Resort (Ocean), Kiawah Island, S.C. ____

  2. Bandon Dunes G. Resort (Bandon Dunes), Bandon, Ore) ____

  3. Olympic Club (Lake), San Francisco, Calif) ____

  1. Oakland Hills C.C. (South), Bloomfield Hills, Mich) ____

  2. Ballyneal G. & Hunt Club, Holyoke, Colo) ____

  3. Wade Hampton G.C., Cashiers, N.C. ____

  4. The Country Club (Clyde/Squirrel), Chestnut Hill, Mass) ____

  1. Pikewood National G.C., Morgantown, W.Va) ____
  1. Shadow Creek, North Las Vegas, Nev) ____
  1. Winged Foot G.C. (East), Mamaroneck, N.Y) ____
  1. The Golf Club, New Albany, Ohio ____
  1. Garden City G.C., Garden City, N.Y) ____
  1. TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla) ____
  1. Honors Course, Ooltewah, Tenn) ____
  1. Baltusrol G.C. (Lower), Springfield, N.J) ____
  1. Alotian Club, Roland, Ark.
  1. Gozzer Ranch G. & Lake C., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

  2. Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla.

  3. Medinah C.C. (No) 3), Medinah, Ill.

  1. Castle Pines G.C., Castle Rock, Colo.
  1. Canyata G.C., Marshall, Ill.

  2. Sebonack G.C., Southampton, N.Y.

  3. Peachtree G.C., Atlanta, Ga.

  4. Pete Dye G.C., Bridgeport, W.Va.

  5. Victoria National G.C., Newburgh, Ind.

U.S) Virgin Islands (4 courses)

  1. Mahogany Run G. Cse., St) Thomas

SOUTH AMERICA

Argentina (320 courses)

  1. Olivos G.C., Los Polvorines, Buenos Aires

  2. Jockey Club (Colorada), San Isidro, Buenos Aires

  3. Buenos Aires G.C., Bella Vista, Buenos Aires

  1. Chapelco G. & Resort, San Martin de los Andes
  1. San Isidro G.C., San Isidro, Buenos Aires
  1. Martindale C.C., Pilar, Buenos Aires
  1. G.C. Nordelta, Tigre, Buenos Aires
  1. Mar del Plata G.C., Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
  1. Pilar G.C., Pilar, Buenos Aires

  2. Córdoba G.C., Villa Allende, Córdoba

Bolivia (10 courses)

  1. La Paz G.C., Aranjuez

Brazil (130 courses)

  1. Ilha de Comandatuba (Ocean), Una, Bahia
  1. Terravista G. Cse., Trancoso, Bahia
  1. Costa do Sauípe G. Links, Salvador, Bahia
  1. Itanhangá G.C., Rio de Janeiro
  1. São Paulo G.C., São Paulo
  1. Gávea G.&C.C., Rio de Janeiro
  1. São Fernando G.C., São Paulo
  1. Damha G.C., São Carlos, São Paulo
  1. Terras de São José G.C., Itu
  1. Alphaville Graciosa C., Curitiba, Parana

Chile (60 courses)

  1. Los Leones G.C., Santiago

  2. Rocas de Santo Domingo G.C., Santo Domingo

  3. Hacienda Chicureo G.C., Santiago

  4. Granadilla C.C., Viña del Mar

  5. Las Brisas G.C., Santo Domingo

Colombia (60 courses)

  1. C. el Rincón, Bogotá

  2. C. Campestre de Cali, Cali

  3. C. Lagos de Caujaral, Barranquilla

  4. Guaymaral C.C. (No) 2), Bogotá

  1. Ruitoque G.C., Bucaramanga

Ecuador (10 courses)

  1. Quito Tenis & G.C., Quito

Falkland Islands (2 courses)

  1. Stanley G.C., Stanley

French Guiana (2 courses)

  1. Anse G. Cse., Kourou

Guyana (1 course)

  1. Lusignan G.C., Georgetown

Paraguay (8 courses)

  1. Resort Yacht y G.C. Paraguayo, Asunción

Perú (15 courses)

  1. Los Inkas C.C., Lima

Suriname (1 course)

  1. Paramaribo G.C., Paramaribo

Uruguay (10 courses)

  1. Carmelo G.C., Colonia

Venezuela (30 courses)

  1. Lagunita C.C., El Hatillo, Estado Miranda

  2. Maracaibo C.C., Maracaibo, Estado Zulia

  3. Caracas C.C, Caracas, Distrito Federal

  4. Barquisimeto G.C., Barquisimeto, Estado Lara

  5. Izcaragua C.C, Guarenas, Estado Miranda

EUROPE

Andorra (1 course)

  1. Grandvalira G. Soldeu, Soldeu

Armenia (1 course)

  1. Ararat Valley C.C., Yerevan

Austria (160 courses)

  1. Colony Club Gutenhof, Vienna
  1. Fontana G.C., Vienna
  1. G.C. Adamstal, Ramsau
  1. Eichenheim G.C., Kitzbühel
  1. G.C. Klagenfurt-Seltenheim, Klagenfurt

Azerbaijan (1 course)

  1. National Azerbaijan G.C., Baku

Belarus (1 course)

  1. Minsk G.C., Minsk

Belgium (80 courses)

  1. Royal Zoute G.C., Knokke-Heist

  2. Royal Antwerp G.C., Antwerp

  3. Royal G.C. de Belgique, Tervuren

  4. Royal Waterloo G.C. (La Marache), Waterloo

  5. Royal G.C. des Fagnes, Spa

Bosnia and Herzegovina (1 course)

  1. Sarajevo G.C., Sarajevo

Bulgaria (7 courses)

  1. Thracian Cliffs G. & Beach Resort, Kavarna

Croatia (5 courses)

  1. G.C. Adriatic, Savudrija

Cyprus (10 courses)

  1. Eléa G.C., Paphos

Czech Republic (100 courses)

  1. Albatross G. Resort, Vysoký Újezd
  1. Casa Serena, Kutna Hora
  1. G. Resort Karlštejn, Liten
  1. G. Resort Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary
  1. Royal G.C. Mariánské Lázne, Mariánské Lázne

Denmark (190 courses)

  1. Lübker G. Resort (Sand/Sky), Nimtofte
  1. The Scandinavian G.C. (Old), Farum
  1. Esbjerg G.C. (Marbaek), Esbjerg
  1. The Scandinavian G.C. (New), Farum
  1. Simon's G.C., Kvistgård

England (1,870 courses)

  1. Royal Birkdale G.C., Southport
  1. Sunningdale G.C. (Old), ____
  1. Swinley Forest G.C., Ascot ____
  1. Royal St. George's G.C., Sandwich ____
  1. St) George's Hill G.C., Weybridge ____
  1. Rye G.C. (Old), Rye ____
  1. Royal Lytham & St. Annes G.C., Lytham St. Annes ____
  1. Woodhall Spa G.C. (Hotchkin), Woodhall Spa ____
  1. Sunningdale G.C. (New), Sunningdale ____

10 Walton Heath G.C. (Old), Walton-on-the-Hill ____

  1. St) Enodoc G.C. (Church), Wadebridge ____
  1. Royal Liverpool G.C., Hoylake
  1. Ganton G.C., Ganton
  1. West Sussex G.C., Pulborough
  1. Wentworth C. (West), Virginia Water
  1. Saunton G.C. (East), Braunton
  1. Alwoodley G.C., Leeds
  1. Royal Cinque Ports G.C., Deal
  1. Formby G.C., Formby

20 The Berkshire G.C. (Red), Ascot

Estonia (10 courses)

  1. Estonian G.&C.C. (Sea), Tallinn

Faroe Islands (1 course)

  1. Tórshavnar G.C., Tórshavn

Finland (130 courses)

  1. Kytäjä G.C. (South East), Hyvinkää
  1. Vanajanlinna G.&C.C., Hämeenlinna
  1. Kytäjä G.C. (North West), Hyvinkää
  1. Nordcenter G.&C.C. (Fream), Raasepori
  1. Pickala G.C. (Park), Siuntio

France (580 courses)

  1. G. de Morfontaine, Mortefontaine ____
  1. Le Prince de Provence, Vidauban
  1. Les Bordes, Beaugency
  1. G. de Chantilly (Vineuil), Chantilly
  1. G. de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau
  1. Le G. National (Albatros), Guyancourt
  1. Paris International G.C., Baillet-en-France
  1. Terre Blanche (Château), Tourrettes
  1. G. de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche (Rouge), Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche

10 G. du Médoc (Chateaux), Le Pian Médoc

Germany (720 courses)

  1. Hamburger G.C. Falkenstein, Hamburg
  1. Winston G. (Winstonlinks), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  1. G.C. Budersand, Sylt, Schleswig-Holstein
  1. G.C. Gut Lärchenhof, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen
  1. Sporting Club Berlin (Faldo), Berlin
  1. G.C. Schwanhof, Bayern
  1. G.C. St. Leon-Rot (Rot), St. Leon-Rot, Baden-Württemberg
  1. G. Resort Bitburger Land, Wissmannsdorf, Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar
  1. G. und Land-Club Köln, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen
  1. Winston G. (Winstonopen), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Greece (8 courses)

  1. Costa Navarino (Dunes), Messinia

Hungary (15 courses)

  1. European Lakes G.&C.C., Hencse

Iceland (70 courses)

  1. Keilir G.C., Hafnarfjördur
  1. Reykjavik G.C. (Korpa), Reykjavik
  1. Vestmannaeyjar G.C., Vestmannaeyjar
  1. Sudurnes G.C., Keflavík
  1. Reykjavik G.C. (Grafarholt), Reykjavik

Ireland, Northern (80 courses)

  1. Royal County Down G.C., Newcastle, Co. Down ____
  1. Royal Portrush G.C. (Dunluce), Portrush, Co. Antrim ____
  1. Portstewart G.C. (Strand), Portstewart, Co. Derry
  1. Castlerock G.C., Castlerock, Co. Derry
  1. Belvoir Park, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Ireland, Republic of (340 courses)

  1. Ballybunion G.C. (Old), Ballybunion, Co. Kerry ____
  1. Lahinch G.C., Lahinch, Co. Clare ____
  1. Portmarnock G.C., Portmarnock, Co. Dublin ____
  1. Waterville G. Links, Waterville, Co.Kerry ____
  1. Tralee G.C., Ardfert, Co. Kerry
  1. County Louth G.C., Baltray, Co. Louth
  1. The European C., Brittas Bay, Co.Wicklow
  1. Adare Manor Hotel & G. Resort, Adare, Co. Limerick
  1. Ballyliffin G.C. (Glashedy), Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal

10 County Sligo G.C., Sligo, Co. Sligo

  1. Enniscrone G.C., Enniscrone, Co. Sligo
  1. The Island G.C., Donabate, Co. Dublin
  1. Mount Juliet G.C., Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
  1. Carne G. Links, Belmullet, Co. Mayo
  1. Old Head G. Links, Kinsale, Co. Cork
  1. Killeen Castle, Dunsany, Co. Meath,
  1. Donegal G.C., Murvagh, Co. Donegal
  1. Ballyliffin G.C. (Old), Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal
  1. The K Club (Palmer), Straffan, Co. Kildare
  1. Doonbeg G.C., Doonbeg, Co. Clare

Italy (280 courses)

  1. G.C. Royal Park I Roveri, Fiano, Turin
  1. G.C. Torino-La Mandria (Blue), Fiano, Turin
  1. G.C. Biella Le Betulle, Magnano, Biella
  1. G.C. Olgiata, Rome
  1. G.C. Villa d'Este, Montorfano, Como
  1. G.C. Castelconturbia, Agrate Conturbia, Novara
  1. G.C. Roma-Acquasanta, Rome
  1. G.C. Venezia, Lido degli Alberoni, Venezia
  1. G.C. Milano, Monza

10 G.C. Nazionale, Sutri, Viterbo

Latvia (4 courses)

  1. Ozo G.C., Riga

Lithuania (6) courses)

  1. The V G.C., Vilnius

Luxembourg (6) courses)

  1. G.C. Grand Ducal de Luxembourg, Senningerberg

Malta (1 course)

  1. Royal Malta G.C., Marsa

Netherlands (230 courses)

  1. Kennemer G.&C.C., Zandvoort
  1. Koninklijke Haagsche G.&C.C., Wassenaar
  1. Hilversumsche G.C., Hilversum
  1. Noordwijkse G.C., Noordwijk
  1. The International, Amsterdam
  1. Eindhovensche G., Eindhoven
  1. G.C. The Dutch, Spijk
  1. Utrechtse.G.C. de Pan, Bosch en Duin
  1. Rosendaelsche G.C., Arnhem

10 G.C. de Lage Vuursche, Den Dolder

Norway (180 courses)

  1. Miklagard G.C., Oslo
  1. Nøtterøy G.C., Borgheim
  1. Oslo G.C., Oslo
  1. Meland G.C., Frekhaug
  1. Moss & Rygge G.C., Dilling

Poland (30 courses)

  1. Modry Las G.C., Choszczno
  1. Rosa Private G.C., Konopiska
  1. First Warsaw G.&C.C., Warsaw
  1. Postolowo G.&C.C., Postolowo
  1. Toya G.&C.C., Wroclaw

Portugal (90 courses)

  1. Monte Rei G.&C.C., Tavira, Algarve
  1. Furnas G.C., São Miguel, Azores
  1. San Lorenzo G.C., Almancil, Algarve
  1. Quinta do Lago G.C. (South), Almancil, Algarve
  1. Vilamoura G.C., (Oceânico Old), Vilamoura, Algarve
  1. Santo da Serra G.C., Santa Cruz, Madeira
  1. Tróia G., Setúbal, Lisbon
  1. Estela G.C., Póvoa de Varzim, Oporto
  1. Quinta da Ria, (Quinta de Cima), Vila Nova de Cacela, Algarve
  1. Oitavos G.C., Cascais, Lisbon

Romania (5 courses)

  1. Lac de Verde G.C., Prahova

Russia (20 courses)

  1. Tseleevo G. and Polo C., Moscow

Scotland (560 courses)

  1. Royal Dornoch G.C. (Championship), Dornoch ____
  1. St. Andrews Links (Old), St. Andrews ____
  1. Muirfield, Gullane ____
  1. Turnberry Resort (Ailsa), Turnberry ____
  1. Carnoustie G. Links (Championship), Carnoustie ____
  1. Kingsbarns G. Links, St. Andrews ____
  1. Trump International G. Links, Aberdeen ____
  1. Machrihanish G.C., Campbeltown ____
  1. North Berwick G.C., North Berwick ____

10 Cruden Bay G.C., Cruden Bay ____

  1. Royal Aberdeen G.C. (Balgownie), Aberdeen ____
  1. Royal Troon G.C. (Old), Troon ____
  1. Castle Stuart G.C., Inverness ____
  1. Loch Lomond G.C., Luss ____
  1. Western Gailes G.C., Irvine
  1. St. Andrews Links (New), St. Andrews
  1. Nairn G.C., Nairn
  1. Prestwick G.C., Prestwick
  1. Gleneagles Hotel (King's), Auchterarder
  1. St. Andrews Links (Castle), St. Andrews

Serbia (2 courses)

  1. G.C. Belgrade, Belgrade

Slovakia (16) courses)

  1. Penati G. Resort (Legend), Senica

Slovenia (13 courses)

  1. Bled G.&C.C. (King's), Bled

Spain (350 courses)

  1. Valderrama G.C., Cádiz ____
  1. G. La Moraleja (3), Madrid
  1. El Saler G. Cse., Valencia
  1. PGA G. de Catalunya, Gerona
  1. Real C. de G. de Sevilla, Sevilla
  1. Sotogrande G.C., Cádiz
  1. C.C. Villa de Madrid (Black), Madrid
  1. G. Santander, Madrid
  1. Real C. de G. El Prat, (Pink), Barcelona

10 C. de G. La Reserva, Cádiz

Sweden (440 courses)

  1. Bro Hof Slott G.C. (Stadium), Bro
  1. Visby G.C., Gotlands Tofta
  1. Falsterbo G.C., Falsterbo
  1. PGA of Sweden National (Lakes), Bara
  1. PGA of Sweden National (Links), Bara
  1. Barsebäck G.&C.C. (Masters), Löddeköpinge
  1. Sand G.C., Jönköping
  1. Halmstad G.C. (North), Halmstad
  1. Bro Hof Slott G.C. (Castle), Bro
  1. Vasatorps G.C. (Tournament), Helsingborg

Switzerland (100 courses)

  1. G.C. du Domaine Impérial, Gland
  1. G.C. de Lausanne, Lausanne
  1. G.C. Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana
  1. G.C. Patriziale Ascona, Ascona
  1. G.C. Gerre Losone, Losone

Turkey (20 courses)

  1. Antalya G.C. (PGA Sultan), Belek, Antalya
  1. Cornelia G.C. (Nick Faldo), Belek, Antalya
  1. The Montgomerie Maxx Royal, Belek, Antalya
  1. Carya G.C., Belek, Antalya
  1. Lykia Links, Belek, Antalya

Ukraine (5 courses)

  1. Kiev G.C. (Chamberlain), Kiev

Wales (160 courses)

  1. Royal Porthcawl G.C., Porthcawl ____
  1. Royal St) David's G.C., Harlech
  1. Aberdovey G.C., Aberdovey
  1. Tenby G.C., Tenby
  1. Pennard G.C., Swansea
  1. Southerndown G.C., Bridgend
  1. Ashburnham G.C., Burry Port
  1. Conwy G.C., Morfa
  1. Nefyn & District G.C., Pwllheli

10 Celtic Manor Resort (Twenty Ten), Newport

MIDDLE EAST

Bahrain (3 courses)

  1. The Royal G.C., Riffa

Iran (5 courses)

  1. Enghelab G. Cse., Tehran

Israel (2 courses)

  1. Caesarea G.C., Caesarea

Jordan (1 course)

  1. Bisharat G.C., Amman

Kuwait (3 courses)

  1. Sahara Kuwait Resort, Safat

Lebanon (5 courses)

  1. G.C. of Lebanon, Beirut

Oman (5 courses)

  1. Almouj G. at The Wave, Oman

Qatar (5 courses)

  1. Doha G.C., Doha

Saudi Arabia (12 courses)

  1. Dirab G.C., Riyadh

Syria (1 course)

  1. Cham G.&C.C., Damascus

United Arab Emirates (22 courses)

  1. Yas Links, Abu Dhabi
  1. Emirates G.C. (Majlis), Dubai
  1. Jumeirah G. Estates (Earth), Dubai
  1. Abu Dhabi G.C. (National), Abu Dhabi
  1. Dubai Creek G. & Yacht Club, Dubai
  1. Saadiyat Beach G.C., Abu Dhabi
  1. The Els Club, Dubai
  1. Jumeirah G. Estates (Fire), Dubai
  1. Al Badia G.C., Dubai

10 The Montgomerie, Dubai

ASIA

Afghanistan (1 course)

  1. Kabul G. Cse., Kabul

Bangladesh (15 courses)

  1. Kurmitola G.C., Dhaka

Bhutan (7 courses)

  1. Royal Thimphu G.C., Thimphu

Brunei (5 courses)

  1. Empire G. Cse., Bandar Seri Begawan

Cambodia (6) courses)

  1. Angkor G. Resort, Siem Reap

China (600 courses)

  1. Sheshan G.C., Shanghai ____
  1. Spring City G. & Lake Resort (Lake), Kunming ____
  1. Spring City G. & Lake Resort (Mountain), Kunming ____
  1. Shanqin Bay G.C., Hainan
  1. Shenzhou Peninsula (West), Hainan
  1. Shanghai Links C.C., Shanghai
  1. Mission Hills Haikou (Blackstone), Hainan
  1. Mission Hills Shenzhen (Olazabal), Shenzhen
  1. Kunming Sunshine G.C., Kunming
  1. Stoneforest International C.C. (C., Kunming

Christmas Island (1 course)

  1. Christmas Island G.C., The Settlement

Cocos (KeelinG. Islands (1 course)

  1. Cocos Islands G.C., West Island

Hong Kong (12 courses)

  1. Clearwater Bay G.&C.C., New Territories

India (210 courses)

  1. Delhi G.C., New Delhi
  1. DLF G.&C.C., Gurgaon
  1. Golden Greens G.C., Gurgaon
  1. Royal Calcutta G.C., Calcutta
  1. Eagleton G. Resort, Bangalore
  1. Karnataka Golf Association G.C., Bangalore
  1. Royal Springs G.C., Srinagar
  1. Aamby Valley G.C., Pune
  1. Jaypee Greens G. Resort, Greater Noida
  1. Classic G. Resort, New Delhi

Indonesia (140 courses)

  1. Nirwana Bali G.C., Tabanan, Bali ____
  1. Taman Dayu G.C. & Resort, Surabaya, East Java
  1. Rancamaya G.&C.C., Jakarta, West Java
  1. Royale Jakarta G.C. (West/South), Jakarta, West Java
  1. Damai Indah G. (Pantai Indah Kapuk), Jakarta, West Java
  1. Ria Bintan G.C. (Ocean), Lagoi, Bintan
  1. Damai Indah G. (Bumi Serpong Damai), Tangerang, West Java
  1. Jagorawi G.&C.C. (New), Bogor, West Java
  1. Gunung Geulis C.C., Bogor, West Java
  1. Jagorawi G.&C.C. (Old), Bogor, West Java

Japan (2,450 courses)

  1. Hirono G.C., Hyogo ____
  1. Kawana Hotel G. Cse) (Fiji), Shizuoka ____
  1. Tokyo G.C., Saitama
  1. Naruo G.C., Hyogo
  1. Phoenix C.C., Miyazaki
  1. Kasumigaseki C.C. (East), Saitama
  1. Ono G.C., Hyogo
  1. Oarai G.C., Ibaraki
  1. Nikko C.C., Tochigi
  1. Sapporo G.C. (Wattsu), Hokkaido
  1. Hokkaido Classic G.C., Hokkaido
  1. Karuizawa G.C., Nagano
  1. Abiko G.C., Chiba
  1. Bonari Kogen G.C., Fukushima
  1. Taiheiyo C. (Gotemba), Shizuoka
  1. Kasumigaseki C.C. (West), Saitama
  1. Sagamihara G.C., Kanagawa
  1. Takanodai C.C., Chiba
  1. Ibaraki C.C., Osaka
  1. Koga G.C., Fukuoka

Kazakhstan (8 courses)

  1. Nurtau G.C., Almaty

Korea, North (3 courses)

  1. Pyongyang G. Cse., Pyongyang

Korea, South (440 courses)

  1. Anyang C.C., Gunpo City ____
  1. The C. at Nine Bridges, Jeju Island ____
  1. Haesley Nine Bridges, Yeoju County ____
  1. Woo Jeong Hills C.C., Cheonan City
  1. Jack Nicklaus G.C. Korea, Incheon City
  1. Jade Palace G.C., Chuncheon City
  1. Pine Beach G. Links, Haenam County
  1. Hwasan C.C., Yongin City
  1. Seowon Valley C.C., Paju City
  1. Pinx G.C., Jeju Island

Kyrgyzstan (1 course)

  1. Maple Leaf G.&C.C., Bishkek

Laos (5 courses)

  1. Dansavanh G.&C.C., Sikhottabong, Vientiane

Macau (2 courses)

  1. Macau G.&C.C., Ilha de Coloane

Malaysia (200 courses)

  1. Kuala Lumpur G. & C.C. (West), Kuala Lumpur
  1. Kuala Lumpur G. & C.C. (East), Kuala Lumpur
  1. Kota Permai G. & C.C., Selangor
  1. Horizon Hills G. & C.C., Johor
  1. Palm Garden G.C., Selangor
  1. The Mines Resort & G.C., Selangor
  1. Templer Park G. & C.C.
  1. Staffield G. Resort, Negeri Sembilan
  1. Glenmarie G. & C.C., Selangor
  1. Saujana G. & C.C. (Bunga Raya), Selangor

Maldives (2 courses)

  1. Villingili G. Cse., Villingili Island

Mongolia (3 courses)

  1. Mt. Bogd G.C., Ulaan Baatar

Myanmar (120 courses)

  1. Pun Hlaing G.C., Yangon

Nepal (7 courses)

  1. Gokarna Forest G. Resort, Kathmandu

Pakistan (40 courses)

  1. Royal Palm G.&C.C., Lahore

Philippines (70 courses)

  1. Sherwood Hills G.&C.C., Cavite
  1. The Country C., Canlubang
  1. Santa Elena G.C. (Makiling), Santa Rosa, Laguna
  1. Manila Southwoods G.&C.C. (Legends), Carmona, Cavite
  1. Eagle Ridge G.&C.C. (Nick Faldo), Cavite
  1. Pueblo de Oro G.C., Gayayan de Oro, Mindanao
  1. Luisita G.C., Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac
  1. Manila Southwoods G.&C.C. (Masters), Carmona, Cavite
  1. The Riviera G.C. (Langer), Cavite
  1. Manila G.&C.C., Makati City

Singapore (25 courses)

  1. Sentosa G.C. (Serapong, Singapore
  1. Tanah Merah C.C. (Garden), Singapore
  1. Laguna National G.&C.C. (World Classic), Singapore
  1. Sentosa G.C. (Tanjong), Singapore
  1. Tanah Merah C.C. (Tampines), Singapore

Sri Lanka (4 courses)

  1. Victoria G. & C. Resort, Kandy

Taiwan (65 courses)

  1. Sunrise G.&C.C., Yangmei
  1. Miramar G. & C.C., Lin Kuo
  1. Ta Shee Resort, Taoyuan
  1. Taiwan G. & C.C., Tamsui
  1. Yung Han G.C., Taoyuan
  1. Nan Fong G.C., Nantou
  1. National G.C.C., Yuanli
  1. North Bay & C.C., Shih Mem
  1. Kaoshiung G.&C.C., Kaoshiung
  1. Tong Hwa G.C., Lin Kou

Tajikistan (1 course)

  1. Sogdiana G.C., Dushanbe

Thailand (300 courses)

  1. Red Mountain G.C., Phuket
  1. Amata Spring C.C., Chonburi
  1. Black Mountain G.C., Hua Hin
  1. Siam C.C. Pattaya (Old), Pattaya
  1. Banyan G.C., Hua Hin
  1. Thai C.C., Chacheongsao
  1. Siam C.C. Pattaya (Plantation), Pattaya
  1. Alpine G.C., Pathumthani
  1. Blue Canyon C.C. (Canyon), Phuket

10 Chiangmai Highlands G. and Spa Resort, Chiangmai

Uzbekistan (1 course)

  1. Tashkent Lakeside G.C., Tashkent

Vietnam (30 courses)

  1. Danang G.C. (Dunes), Da Nang
  1. Montgomerie Links, Da Nang
  1. Chi Linh Star G.&C.C., Hai Duong
  1. Van Tri G.C., Hanoi
  1. Tam Dao G. & Resort, Tam Dao
  1. Vietnam G.&C.C. (West), Ho Chi Minh City
  1. Ocean Dunes G.C., Phan Thiet
  1. Kings' Island G. Resort (Mountainview), Hanoi
  1. Dalat Palace G.C., Dalat

10 Sea Links G.&C.C., Phan Thiet

AUSTRALASIA AND OCEANIA

American Samoa (1 course)

  1. Ili'ili G. Cse., Pago Pago

Australia (1,520 courses)

  1. Royal Melbourne G.C. (West), Melbourne, Victoria ____
  1. Barnbougle Dunes, Bridport, Tasmania ____
  1. Kingston Heath G.C., Melbourne, Victoria ____
  1. Barnbougle Lost Farm, Bridport, Tasmania ____
  1. Royal Melbourne G.C. (East), Melbourne, Victoria ____
  1. New South Wales G.C., Sydney, N.S.W) ____
  1. Victoria G.C., Melbourne, Victoria ____
  1. Ellerston G.C., Hunter Valley, N.S.W.
  1. The National G.C. (Moonah), Cape Schanck, Victoria
  1. Metropolitan G.C., Melbourne, Victoria
  1. Lake Karrinyup C.C., Perth, W. Australia
  1. The National G.C. (Old), Cape Schanck, Victoria
  1. Royal Adelaide G.C., Adelaide, S. Australia
  1. The Lakes G.C., Mascot, N.S.W.
  1. Moonah Links (Legends), Rye, Victoria
  1. The Dunes G. Links, Rye, Victoria
  1. The Australian G.C., Sydney, N.S.W.
  1. Joondalup Resort (Quarry/Dune), Connolly, W. Australia
  1. Woodlands G.C., Mordialloc, Victoria
  1. Newcastle G.C., Fern Bay, N.S.W.

British Indian Ocean Territory (1 course)

  1. Coral Sands G. Cse., Diego Garcia

Cook Islands (2 courses)

  1. Rarotonga G.C., Nikao

Fiji (16) courses)

  1. Denarau G. and Racquet C., Denarau

French Polynesia (2 courses)

  1. Moorea Green Pearl G. Cse., Moorea

Guam (7 courses)

  1. Mangilao G.C., Mangilao

Kiribati (1 course)

  1. Ambo Island G. Cse., Tarawa

Marshall Islands (2 courses)

  1. Holmberg Fairways, Kwajalein

Nauru (1 course)

  1. Nauru G. Cse., Nauru

New Caledonia (3 courses)

  1. G. de Tina, Noumea

New Zealand (400 courses)

  1. Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay ____
  1. Kauri Cliffs, Northland ____
  1. Kinloch G. Cse., Taupo
  1. Paraparaumu Beach G.C., Paraparaumu Beach
  1. Titirangi G.C., Auckland
  1. Jack's Point G. Cse., Queenstown
  1. The Hills G. Cse., Arrowtown
  1. Wairakei International G. Cse., Taupo
  1. Arrowtown G.C., Arrowtown
  1. Clearwater G. Resort, Christchurch

Niue (1 course)

  1. Niue G. and Sports C., Alofi

Norfolk Island (1 course)

  1. Norfolk Island G.C., Kingston

Northern Mariana Islands (7 courses)

  1. Lao Lao Bay G. & Resort (East), Saipan

Papua New Guinea (7 courses)

  1. Lae G.C., Lae

Samoa (4 courses)

  1. Penina G. Cse., Faleolo

Solomon Islands (1 course)

  1. Honiara G.C., Honiara

Tonga (1 course)

  1. Tonga G.C., Nuku'alofa

Vanuatu (4 courses)

  1. Port Vila G.&C.C., Mele Bay, Efate

AFRICA

Algeria (1 course)

  1. Algiers G.C., Dely-Ibrahim

Angola (3 courses)

  1. Luanda G.C., Morro dos Veados

Benin (1 course)

  1. Marina Hotel G. Cse., Cotonou

Botswana (10 courses)

  1. Phakalane G. Estate Hotel Resort, Gaborone

Burkina Faso (1 course)

  1. G.C. Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou

Burundi (1 course)

  1. Bujumbura G.C., Bujumbura

Cameroon (4 courses)

  1. G.C. de Yaoundé, Yaoundé

Cape Verde (2 courses)

  1. Mindelo G. Cse., Mindelo, São Vicente

Central African Republic (1 course)

  1. Bangui G.C., Bangui

Chad (1 course)

  1. N'Djamena G. Cse., N'Djamena

Congo, Democratic Republic of the (5 courses)

  1. G.C. de Lubumbashi, Lubumbashi

Congo, Republic of the (5 courses)

  1. G.C. de Diosso, Diosso

Djibouti (1 course)

  1. G.C. de la Douda, Djibouti City

Egypt (18 courses)

  1. The Allegria, Cairo
  1. The Cascades at Soma Bay G.&C.C., Hurghada
  1. Katameya Dunes (Lakes), Cairo
  1. Katameya Heights G. & Tennis Resort, Cairo
  1. Mirage City G.C., Cairo

Equatorial Guinea (1 course)

  1. Le G. Sofitel Malabo Sipopo, Malabo

Ethiopia (2 courses)

  1. Addis Ababa G.C., Addis Ababa

Gabon (5 courses)

  1. G.C. Port-Gentil, Port-Gentil

Gambia (2 courses)

  1. The Fajara C., Fajara

Ghana (15 courses)

  1. Achimota G.C., Accra

Ivory Coast (5 courses)

  1. Ivoire G.C., Abidjan

Kenya (40 courses)

  1. Muthaiga G.C., Nairobi
  1. Nyali G.&C.C., Mombasa
  1. Leisure G.C., Mombasa
  1. Vipingo Ridge (Baobab), Mombasa
  1. Karen C.C., Nairobi

Lesotho (1 course)

  1. Maseru G.C., Maseru

Liberia (3 courses)

  1. Firestone G. Cse., Harbel

Libya (4 courses)

  1. Tripoli G.C., Tripoli

Madagascar (4 courses)

  1. G. du Rova, Antananarivo

Malawi (12 courses)

  1. Lilongwe G.C., Lilongwe

Mali (1 course)

  1. G.C. de L'Amitie, Bamako

Mauritania (1 course)

  1. Nouakchott G. Cse., Nouakchott

Mauritius (13 courses)

  1. Anahita Resort, La Place Belgath
  1. Le Touessrok G. Cse., Ile aux Cerfs
  1. G. du Château, Bel Ombre
  1. Belle Mare Plage (Legend), Belle Mare
  1. Tamarina G., Spa & Beach Club, Tamarin Bay

Mayotte (1 course)

  1. G.C. les Ylangs, Combani

Morocco (30 courses)

  1. Mazagan G.C., El Jadida
  1. Royal G. Dar Es Salam (Red), Rabat

  2. Royal G. Dar Es Salam (Blue), Rabat

  1. El Jadida Royal G.C., El Jadida
  1. Royal G. Mohammedia, Casablanca

Mozambique (2 courses)

  1. C. de G. Beira, Beira

Namibia (15 courses)

  1. Windhoek G.&C.C., Windhoek
  1. Omeya, Windhoek
  1. Rossmund G.C., Swakopmund
  1. Oranjemund G.C., Oranjemund
  1. Tsumeb G.C., Tsumeb

Niger (1 course)

  1. G.C. Rio Bravo, Niamey

Nigeria (50 courses)

  1. IBB International G.&C.C., Abuja
  1. Ikoyi G.C., Lagos
  1. Port Harcourt G.C., Port Harcourt
  1. Ikeja G.C., Lagos
  1. Ilorin G.C., Ilorin

Réunion (3 courses)

  1. G. Bassin Bleu, St.-Gilles-les-Hauts

Rwanda (2 courses)

  1. Source Du Nil G.C., Kigali

St. Helena (3 courses)

  1. St. Helena G.C., Jamestown, St. Helena

Senegal (4 courses)

  1. G. de Saly, Saly

Seychelles (2 courses)

  1. Lémuria Resort G. Cse., Praslin

Sierra Leone (1 course)

  1. Freetown G.C., Lumley Beach, Freetown

South Africa (450 courses)

  1. Fancourt (Links), George, Western Cape, South Africa ____
  1. Leopard Creek C.C., Malelane, Mpumalanga, South Africa ____
  1. Gary Player C.C., Sun City, North West
  1. Arabella G.C., Kleinmond, Western Cape
  1. Pearl Valley G.&C.C., Winelands, Western Cape
  1. Blair Atholl, Diepsloot, Gauteng
  1. Fancourt (Montagu), George, Western Cape
  1. Royal Johannesburg & Kensington G.C. (East), Johannesburg, Gauteng
  1. St. Francis Links, St. Francis Bay, Eastern Cape

10 Wild Coast C.C., Port Edward, KZN

  1. Durban C.C., Durban, KZN
  1. Glendower, Johannesburg, Gauteng
  1. The River Club, Sandton, Gauteng
  1. East London G.C., East London, Eastern Cape
  1. Elements Private G. Reserve, Waterberg, Limpopo
  1. Simola G.C., Knysna, Western Cape
  1. Fancourt (Outeniqua), George, Western Cape
  1. Humewood G.C., Port Elizabeth, East Cape
  1. Pinnacle Point Beach and G. Resort, Mossel Bay, Western Cape
  1. Lost City C.C., Sun City, North West

Sudan (1 course)

  1. Fenti G., Khartoum

Swaziland (12 courses)

  1. Royal Swazi Sun G.C., Mbabane

Tanzania (10 courses)

  1. Dar Es Salaam Gymkhana Club, Dar Es Salaam

Togo (1 course)

  1. G. du Togo, Lomé

Tunisia (16) courses)

  1. G. Oasis Tozeur, Tozeur
  1. The Residence Tunis, Tunis
  1. Yasmine Valley G.C., Hammamet
  1. G. El Kantaoui (Panoramic), Port El Kantaoui
  1. Flamingo G. Cse., Monastir

Uganda (15 courses)

  1. Uganda G.C., Kampala

Zambia (21 courses)

  1. Nchanga G.C., Chingola
  1. Kansanshi G. Estate, Solwezi
  1. Lusaka G.C., Lusaka
  1. Ndola G.C., Ndola
  1. Chibuluma G.C., Kalulushi

Zimbabwe (30 courses)

  1. Leopard Rock G. Resort, Mutare
  1. Royal Harare G.C., Harare
  1. Elephant Hills G.C., Victoria Falls
  1. Chapman G.C., Harare
  1. Bulawayo G.C., Bulawayo

COUNTRIES WITH NO GOLF

Country -- Population

Akrotiri: 15,700

Albania: 3,011,405

British Virgin Islands: 31,912

Comoros: 752,288

Dhekelia: 15,700

Dominica: 73,286

Eritrea: 6,233,682

Gaza Strip: 1,763,387

Georgia: 4,555,911

Gibraltar: 29,111

Guinea: 11,176,026

Guinea-Bissau: 1,660,870

Holy See (Vatican City): 839

Iraq: 31,858,481

Kosovo: 1,847,708

Liechtenstein: 37,009

Macedonia: 2,087,171

Micronesia, Federated States of: 106,104

Moldova: 3,619,925

Monaco: 30,500

Montserrat: 5,189

Montenegro: 653,474

Palau: 21,108

Pitcairn Islands: 65

Saint Barthelemy: 7,298

Saint Pierre and Miquelon: 5,774

San Marino: 32,448

Sao Tome and Principe: 186,817

Sint Maarten: 39,689

Somalia: 10,251,568

South Sudan: 11,090,104

Svalbard: 1,921

Timor-Leste: 1,172,390

Tokelau: 1,353

Turkmenistan: 5,113,040

Tuvalu: 10,698

Wallis and Futuna: 15,507

West Bank: 2,676,740

Western Sahara: 538,811

Yemen: 25,408,288