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)

  2. Cedar Valley G.C., St. John's, Antigua

    Aruba (3 courses)

  3. Tierra del Sol C.C., Malmokweg

    Bahamas (10 courses)

  4. Ocean Club G. Cse., Nassau

  5. Abaco Club on Winding Bay, Abaco

  6. Lyford Cay Club, Nassau

  7. Emerald Reef, Great Exuma

  8. Sandals G.C., Emerald Bay

    Barbados (8 courses)

  9. Royal Westmoreland G.&C.C., St. James

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

  11. Apes Hill Club, St. James

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

  13. Barbados G.C., Durants

    Belize (2 courses)

  14. Caye Chapel G.C., Caye Chapel

    Bermuda (7 courses)

  15. Mid Ocean Club, Tucker's Town

  16. Port Royal G. Cse., Southampton

  17. Tucker's Point Club, Harrington Sound

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

  19. Belmont Hills G.C., Warwick

    Canada (2,400 courses)

  20. St. George's G. and C.C., Etobicoke, Ont.

  21. Cabot Links, Inverness, N.S.

  22. National G.C. of Canada, Woodbridge, Ont.

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

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

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

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

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

  28. Muskoka Bay Club, Gravenhurst, Ont.

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

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

  30. Toronto G.C., Mississauga, Ont.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  37. Redtail G. Cse., St. Thomas, Ont.

    20 Coppinwood, Uxbridge, Ont.

    Cayman Islands (3 courses)

  38. Blue Tip, Grand Cayman

    Costa Rica (10 courses)

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

  40. Hacienda Pinilla, Guanacaste

  41. Reserva Conchal G.C., Guanacaste

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

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

    Cuba (2 courses)

  44. Varadero G.C. Varadero

    Curaçao (4 courses)

  45. Old Quarry G. Cse., Nieuwpoort

    Dominican Republic (30 courses)

  46. Casa de Campo (Teeth of the Dog), La Romana

  47. Punta Espada G. Cse., Cap Cana

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

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

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

    El Salvador (3 courses)

  51. Club Salvadoreño, Corinto

    Greenland (2 courses)

  52. Nuuk G.C., Nuuk

    Grenada (1 course)

  53. Grenada G.C., St. George

    Guadeloupe (1 course)

  54. G. International de St. François, St. François

    Guatemala (10 courses)

  55. La Reunion G. Resort, Antigua

    Haiti (1 course)

  56. Pétionville C., Pétionville

    Honduras (10 courses)

  57. Black Pearl at Pristine Bay Resort, Roatan

    Jamaica (12 courses)

  58. White Witch G. Cse., Rose Hall

  59. The Tryall Club, Montego Bay

  60. Half Moon G. Cse., Montego Bay

  61. Cinnamon Hill G. Cse., Montego Bay

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

    Martinique (1 course)

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

    Mexico (220 courses)

  64. Diamante G.C., Cabo San Lucas, Baja Sur

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

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

  67. El Camaleón Mayakoba G.C., Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo

  68. Guadalajara C.C., Guadalajara, Jalisco

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

  70. Mexico G.C., Mexico City

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

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

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

    Nicaragua (5 courses)

  73. Club Guacalito G., Rivas

    Panama (9. courses)

  74. C. de G. de Panama, Panama City

    Puerto Rico (26. courses)

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

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

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

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

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

    St. Kitts and Nevis (2 courses)

  80. Royal St. Kitts G.C., St. Kitts

    St. Lucia (2 courses)

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

    St. Maarten (1 course)

  82. Mullet Bay G. Cse., Low Lands

    St. Vincent and the Grenadines (2 courses)

  83. Canouan Resort at Carenage Bay, Canouan Island

    Trinidad and Tobago (8 courses)

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

    Turks & Caicos (2 courses)

  85. Provo G.C., Providenciales

    United States (15,620 courses)

  86. Pine Valley G.C., Pine Valley, N.J.

  87. Cypress Point Club, Pebble Beach, Calif.

  88. Augusta National G.C., Augusta, Ga.

  89. Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y.

  90. Oakmont G.C., Oakmont, Pa.

  91. Sand Hills G.C., Mullen, Neb.

  92. National G. Links of America, Southampton, N.Y.

  93. Merion G.C. (East), Ardmore, Pa.

  94. Pebble Beach G. Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.

    10 Fishers Island Club, Fishers Island, N.Y.

  95. Bandon Dunes G. Resort (Pacific Dunes), Bandon, Ore.

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

  97. Crystal Downs C.C., Frankfort, Mich.

  98. Chicago G.C., Wheaton, Ill.

  99. San Francisco G.C., San Francisco, Calif.

  100. Bethpage State Park (Black), Farmingdale, N.Y., U.S.A.

  101. Prairie Dunes C.C., Hutchinson, Kan., U.S.A.

  102. Friar's Head G.C., Baiting Hollow, N.Y.

  103. Seminole G.C., Juno Beach, Fla.

  104. Los Angeles C.C. (North), Los Angeles, Calif.

  105. Pinehurst Resort (No. 2), Pinehurst, N.C.

  106. Riviera C.C., Pacific Palisades, Calif.

  107. Whistling Straits (Straits), Haven, Wis.

  108. Muirfield Village G.C., Dublin, Ohio

  109. Oak Hill C.C. (East), Rochester, N.Y.

  110. Kiawah Island G. Resort (Ocean), Kiawah Island, S.C.

  111. Bandon Dunes G. Resort (Bandon Dunes), Bandon, Ore.

  112. Olympic Club (Lake), San Francisco, Calif.

  113. Oakland Hills C.C. (South), Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

  114. Ballyneal G. & Hunt Club, Holyoke, Colo.

  115. Wade Hampton G.C., Cashiers, N.C.

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

  117. Pikewood National G.C., Morgantown, W.Va.

  118. Shadow Creek, North Las Vegas, Nev.

  119. Winged Foot G.C. (East), Mamaroneck, N.Y.

  120. The Golf Club, New Albany, Ohio

  121. Garden City G.C., Garden City, N.Y.

  122. TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

  123. Honors Course, Ooltewah, Tenn.

  124. Baltusrol G.C. (Lower), Springfield, N.J.

  125. Alotian Club, Roland, Ark.

  126. Gozzer Ranch G. & Lake C., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

  127. Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla.

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

  129. Castle Pines G.C., Castle Rock, Colo.

  130. Canyata G.C., Marshall, Ill.

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

  132. Peachtree G.C., Atlanta, Ga.

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

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

    U.S. Virgin Islands (4 courses)

  135. Mahogany Run G. Cse., St. Thomas

    SOUTH AMERICA

    Argentina (320 courses)

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

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

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

  139. Chapelco G. & Resort, San Martin de los Andes

  140. San Isidro G.C., San Isidro, Buenos Aires

  141. Martindale C.C., Pilar, Buenos Aires

  142. G.C. Nordelta, Tigre, Buenos Aires

  143. Mar del Plata G.C., Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires

  144. Pilar G.C., Pilar, Buenos Aires

    10 Córdoba G.C., Villa Allende, Córdoba

    Bolivia (10 courses)

  145. La Paz G.C., Aranjuez

    Brazil (130 courses)

  146. Ilha de Comandatuba (Ocean), Una, Bahia

  147. Terravista G. Cse., Trancoso, Bahia

  148. Costa do Sauípe G. Links, Salvador, Bahia

  149. Itanhangá G.C., Rio de Janeiro

  150. São Paulo G.C., São Paulo

  151. Gávea G.&C.C., Rio de Janeiro

  152. São Fernando G.C., São Paulo

  153. Damha G.C., São Carlos, São Paulo

  154. Terras de São José G.C., Itu

    10 Alphaville Graciosa C., Curitiba, Parana

    Chile (60 courses)

  155. Los Leones G.C., Santiago

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

  157. Hacienda Chicureo G.C., Santiago

  158. Granadilla C.C., Viña del Mar

  159. Las Brisas G.C., Santo Domingo

    Colombia (60 courses)

  160. C. el Rincón, Bogotá

  161. C. Campestre de Cali, Cali

  162. C. Lagos de Caujaral, Barranquilla

  163. Guaymaral C.C. (No. 2), Bogotá

  164. Ruitoque G.C., Bucaramanga

    Ecuador (10 courses)

  165. Quito Tenis & G.C., Quito

    Falkland Islands (2 courses)

  166. Stanley G.C., Stanley

    French Guiana (2 courses)

  167. Anse G. Cse., Kourou

    Guyana (1 course)

  168. Lusignan G.C., Georgetown

    Paraguay (8 courses)

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

    Perú (15 courses)

  170. Los Inkas C.C., Lima

    Suriname (1 course)

  171. Paramaribo G.C., Paramaribo

    Uruguay (10 courses)

  172. Carmelo G.C., Colonia

    Venezuela (30 courses)

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

  174. Maracaibo C.C., Maracaibo, Estado Zulia

  175. Caracas C.C, Caracas, Distrito Federal

  176. Barquisimeto G.C., Barquisimeto, Estado Lara

  177. Izcaragua C.C, Guarenas, Estado Miranda

    EUROPE

    Andorra (1 course)

  178. Grandvalira G. Soldeu, Soldeu

    Armenia (1 course)

  179. Ararat Valley C.C., Yerevan

    Austria (160 courses)

  180. Colony Club Gutenhof, Vienna

  181. Fontana G.C., Vienna

  182. G.C. Adamstal, Ramsau

  183. Eichenheim G.C., Kitzbühel

  184. G.C. Klagenfurt-Seltenheim, Klagenfurt

    Azerbaijan (1 course)

  185. National Azerbaijan G.C., Baku

    Belarus (1 course)

  186. Minsk G.C., Minsk

    Belgium (80 courses)

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

  188. Royal Antwerp G.C., Antwerp

  189. Royal G.C. de Belgique, Tervuren

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

  191. Royal G.C. des Fagnes, Spa

    Bosnia and Herzegovina (1 course)

  192. Sarajevo G.C., Sarajevo

    Bulgaria (7 courses)

  193. Thracian Cliffs G. & Beach Resort, Kavarna

    Croatia (5 courses)

  194. G.C. Adriatic, Savudrija

    Cyprus (10 courses)

  195. Eléa G.C., Paphos

    Czech Republic (100 courses)

  196. Albatross G. Resort, Vysoký Újezd

  197. Casa Serena, Kutna Hora

  198. G. Resort Karlštejn, Liten

  199. G. Resort Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary

  200. Royal G.C. Mariánské Lázne, Mariánské Lázne

    Denmark (190 courses)

  201. Lübker G. Resort (Sand/Sky), Nimtofte

  202. The Scandinavian G.C. (Old), Farum

  203. Esbjerg G.C. (Marbaek), Esbjerg

  204. The Scandinavian G.C. (New), Farum

  205. Simon's G.C., Kvistgård

    England (1,870 courses)

  206. Royal Birkdale G.C., Southport

    1. Sunningdale G.C. (Old),

  207. Swinley Forest G.C., Ascot

  208. Royal St. George's G.C., Sandwich

  209. St. George's Hill G.C., Weybridge

  210. Rye G.C. (Old), Rye

  211. Royal Lytham & St. Annes G.C., Lytham St. Annes

  212. Woodhall Spa G.C. (Hotchkin), Woodhall Spa

  213. Sunningdale G.C. (New), Sunningdale

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

  214. St. Enodoc G.C. (Church), Wadebridge

  215. Royal Liverpool G.C., Hoylake

  216. Ganton G.C., Ganton

  217. West Sussex G.C., Pulborough

  218. Wentworth C. (West), Virginia Water

  219. Saunton G.C. (East), Braunton

  220. Alwoodley G.C., Leeds

  221. Royal Cinque Ports G.C., Deal

  222. Formby G.C., Formby

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

    Estonia (10 courses)

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

    Faroe Islands (1 course)

  224. Tórshavnar G.C., Tórshavn

    Finland (130 courses)

  225. Kytäjä G.C. (South East), Hyvinkää

  226. Vanajanlinna G.&C.C., Hämeenlinna

  227. Kytäjä G.C. (North West), Hyvinkää

  228. Nordcenter G.&C.C. (Fream), Raasepori

  229. Pickala G.C. (Park), Siuntio

    France (580 courses)

  230. G. de Morfontaine, Mortefontaine

  231. Le Prince de Provence, Vidauban

  232. Les Bordes, Beaugency

  233. G. de Chantilly (Vineuil), Chantilly

  234. G. de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau

  235. Le G. National (Albatros), Guyancourt

  236. Paris International G.C., Baillet-en-France

  237. Terre Blanche (Château), Tourrettes

  238. G. de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche (Rouge), Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche

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

    Germany (720 courses)

  239. Hamburger G.C. Falkenstein, Hamburg

  240. Winston G. (Winstonlinks), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

  241. G.C. Budersand, Sylt, Schleswig-Holstein

  242. G.C. Gut Lärchenhof, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen

  243. Sporting Club Berlin (Faldo), Berlin

  244. G.C. Schwanhof, Bayern

  245. G.C. St. Leon-Rot (Rot), St. Leon-Rot, Baden-Württemberg

  246. G. Resort Bitburger Land, Wissmannsdorf, Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar

  247. G. und Land-Club Köln, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen

  248. Winston G. (Winstonopen), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

    Greece (8 courses)

  249. Costa Navarino (Dunes), Messinia

    Hungary (15 courses)

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

    Iceland (70 courses) 1. Keilir G.C., Hafnarfjördur

  251. Reykjavik G.C. (Korpa), Reykjavik

  252. Vestmannaeyjar G.C., Vestmannaeyjar

  253. Sudurnes G.C., Keflavík

  254. Reykjavik G.C. (Grafarholt), Reykjavik

    Ireland, Northern (80 courses)

  255. Royal County Down G.C., Newcastle, Co. Down

  256. Royal Portrush G.C. (Dunluce), Portrush, Co. Antrim

  257. Portstewart G.C. (Strand), Portstewart, Co. Derry

  258. Castlerock G.C., Castlerock, Co. Derry

  259. Belvoir Park, Belfast, Co. Antrim

    Ireland, Republic of (340 courses)

  260. Ballybunion G.C. (Old), Ballybunion, Co. Kerry

  261. Lahinch G.C., Lahinch, Co. Clare

  262. Portmarnock G.C., Portmarnock, Co. Dublin

  263. Waterville G. Links, Waterville, Co. Kerry

  264. Tralee G.C., Ardfert, Co. Kerry

  265. County Louth G.C., Baltray, Co. Louth

  266. The European C., Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow

  267. Adare Manor Hotel & G. Resort, Adare, Co. Limerick

  268. Ballyliffin G.C. (Glashedy), Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal

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

  269. Enniscrone G.C., Enniscrone, Co. Sligo

  270. The Island G.C., Donabate, Co. Dublin

  271. Mount Juliet G.C., Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

  272. Carne G. Links, Belmullet, Co. Mayo

  273. Old Head G. Links, Kinsale, Co. Cork

  274. Killeen Castle, Dunsany, Co. Meath,

  275. Donegal G.C., Murvagh, Co. Donegal

  276. Ballyliffin G.C. (Old), Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal

  277. The K Club (Palmer), Straffan, Co. Kildare

  278. Doonbeg G.C., Doonbeg, Co. Clare

    Italy (280 courses)

  279. G.C. Royal Park I Roveri, Fiano, Turin

  280. G.C. Torino-La Mandria (Blue), Fiano, Turin

  281. G.C. Biella Le Betulle, Magnano, Biella

  282. G.C. Olgiata, Rome

  283. G.C. Villa d'Este, Montorfano, Como

  284. G.C. Castelconturbia, Agrate Conturbia, Novara

  285. G.C. Roma-Acquasanta, Rome

  286. G.C. Venezia, Lido degli Alberoni, Venezia

  287. G.C. Milano, Monza

    10 G.C. Nazionale, Sutri, Viterbo

    Latvia (4 courses)

  288. Ozo G.C., Riga

    Lithuania (6. courses)

  289. The V G.C., Vilnius

    Luxembourg (6. courses)

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

    Malta (1 course)

  291. Royal Malta G.C., Marsa

    Netherlands (230 courses)

  292. Kennemer G.&C.C., Zandvoort

  293. Koninklijke Haagsche G.&C.C., Wassenaar

  294. Hilversumsche G.C., Hilversum

  295. Noordwijkse G.C., Noordwijk

  296. The International, Amsterdam

  297. Eindhovensche G., Eindhoven

  298. G.C. The Dutch, Spijk

  299. Utrechtse.G.C. de Pan, Bosch en Duin

  300. Rosendaelsche G.C., Arnhem

    10 G.C. de Lage Vuursche, Den Dolder

    Norway (180 courses)

  301. Miklagard G.C., Oslo

  302. Nøtterøy G.C., Borgheim

  303. Oslo G.C., Oslo

  304. Meland G.C., Frekhaug

  305. Moss & Rygge G.C., Dilling

    Poland (30 courses)

  306. Modry Las G.C., Choszczno

  307. Rosa Private G.C., Konopiska

  308. First Warsaw G.&C.C., Warsaw

  309. Postolowo G.&C.C., Postolowo

  310. Toya G.&C.C., Wroclaw

    Portugal (90 courses)

  311. Monte Rei G.&C.C., Tavira, Algarve

  312. Furnas G.C., São Miguel, Azores

  313. San Lorenzo G.C., Almancil, Algarve

  314. Quinta do Lago G.C. (South), Almancil, Algarve

  315. Vilamoura G.C., (Oceânico Old), Vilamoura, Algarve

  316. Santo da Serra G.C., Santa Cruz, Madeira

  317. Tróia G., Setúbal, Lisbon

  318. Estela G.C., Póvoa de Varzim, Oporto

  319. Quinta da Ria, (Quinta de Cima), Vila Nova de Cacela, Algarve

  320. Oitavos G.C., Cascais, Lisbon

    Romania (5 courses)

  321. Lac de Verde G.C., Prahova

    Russia (20 courses)

  322. Tseleevo G. and Polo C., Moscow

    Scotland (560 courses)

  323. Royal Dornoch G.C. (Championship), Dornoch

  324. St. Andrews Links (Old), St. Andrews

  325. Muirfield, Gullane

  326. Turnberry Resort (Ailsa), Turnberry

  327. Carnoustie G. Links (Championship), Carnoustie

  328. Kingsbarns G. Links, St. Andrews

  329. Trump International G. Links, Aberdeen

  330. Machrihanish G.C., Campbeltown

  331. North Berwick G.C., North Berwick

    10 Cruden Bay G.C., Cruden Bay

  332. Royal Aberdeen G.C. (Balgownie), Aberdeen

  333. Royal Troon G.C. (Old), Troon

  334. Castle Stuart G.C., Inverness

  335. Loch Lomond G.C., Luss

  336. Western Gailes G.C., Irvine

  337. St. Andrews Links (New), St. Andrews

  338. Nairn G.C., Nairn

  339. Prestwick G.C., Prestwick

  340. Gleneagles Hotel (King's), Auchterarder

  341. St. Andrews Links (Castle), St. Andrews

    Serbia (2 courses)

  342. G.C. Belgrade, Belgrade

    Slovakia (16. courses)

  343. Penati G. Resort (Legend), Senica

    Slovenia (13 courses)

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

    Spain (350 courses)

  345. Valderrama G.C., Cádiz

  346. G. La Moraleja (3), Madrid

  347. El Saler G. Cse., Valencia

  348. PGA G. de Catalunya, Gerona

  349. Real C. de G. de Sevilla, Sevilla

  350. Sotogrande G.C., Cádiz

  351. C.C. Villa de Madrid (Black), Madrid

  352. G. Santander, Madrid

  353. Real C. de G. El Prat, (Pink), Barcelona

    10 C. de G. La Reserva, Cádiz

    Sweden (440 courses)

  354. Bro Hof Slott G.C. (Stadium), Bro

  355. Visby G.C., Gotlands Tofta

  356. Falsterbo G.C., Falsterbo

  357. PGA of Sweden National (Lakes), Bara

  358. PGA of Sweden National (Links), Bara

  359. Barsebäck G.&C.C. (Masters), Löddeköpinge

  360. Sand G.C., Jönköping

  361. Halmstad G.C. (North), Halmstad

  362. Bro Hof Slott G.C. (Castle), Bro

    10 Vasatorps G.C. (Tournament), Helsingborg<

    Switzerland (100 courses)

  363. G.C. du Domaine Impérial, Gland

  364. G.C. de Lausanne, Lausanne

  365. G.C. Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana

  366. G.C. Patriziale Ascona, Ascona

  367. G.C. Gerre Losone, Losone

    Turkey (20 courses)

  368. Antalya G.C. (PGA Sultan), Belek, Antalya

  369. Cornelia G.C. (Nick Faldo), Belek, Antalya

  370. The Montgomerie Maxx Royal, Belek, Antalya

  371. Carya G.C., Belek, Antalya

  372. Lykia Links, Belek, Antalya

    Ukraine (5 courses)

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

    Wales (160 courses)

  374. Royal Porthcawl G.C., Porthcawl

  375. Royal St. David's G.C., Harlech

  376. Aberdovey G.C., Aberdovey

  377. Tenby G.C., Tenby

  378. Pennard G.C., Swansea

  379. Southerndown G.C., Bridgend

  380. Ashburnham G.C., Burry Port

  381. Conwy G.C., Morfa

  382. Nefyn & District G.C., Pwllheli

    10 Celtic Manor Resort (Twenty Ten), Newport

    MIDDLE EAST

    Bahrain (3 courses)

  383. The Royal G.C., Riffa

    Iran (5 courses)

  384. Enghelab G. Cse., Tehran

    Israel (2 courses)

  385. Caesarea G.C., Caesarea

    Jordan (1 course)

  386. Bisharat G.C., Amman

    Kuwait (3 courses)

  387. Sahara Kuwait Resort, Safat

    Lebanon (5 courses)

  388. G.C. of Lebanon, Beirut

    Oman (5 courses)

  389. Almouj G. at The Wave, Oman

    Qatar (5 courses)

  390. Doha G.C., Doha

    Saudi Arabia (12 courses)

  391. Dirab G.C., Riyadh

    Syria (1 course)

  392. Cham G.&C.C., Damascus

    United Arab Emirates (22 courses)

  393. Yas Links, Abu Dhabi

  394. Emirates G.C. (Majlis), Dubai

  395. Jumeirah G. Estates (Earth), Dubai

  396. Abu Dhabi G.C. (National), Abu Dhabi

  397. Dubai Creek G. & Yacht Club, Dubai

  398. Saadiyat Beach G.C., Abu Dhabi

  399. The Els Club, Dubai

  400. Jumeirah G. Estates (Fire), Dubai

  401. Al Badia G.C., Dubai

    10 The Montgomerie, Dubai

    ASIA

    Afghanistan (1 course)

  402. Kabul G. Cse., Kabul

    Bangladesh (15 courses)

  403. Kurmitola G.C., Dhaka

    Bhutan (7 courses)

  404. Royal Thimphu G.C., Thimphu

    Brunei (5 courses)

  405. Empire G. Cse., Bandar Seri Begawan

    Cambodia (6. courses)

  406. Angkor G. Resort, Siem Reap

    China (600 courses)

  407. Sheshan G.C., Shanghai

  408. Spring City G. & Lake Resort (Lake), Kunming

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

  410. Shanqin Bay G.C., Hainan

  411. Shenzhou Peninsula (West), Hainan

  412. Shanghai Links C.C., Shanghai

  413. Mission Hills Haikou (Blackstone), Hainan

  414. Mission Hills Shenzhen (Olazabal), Shenzhen

  415. Kunming Sunshine G.C., Kunming

  416. Stoneforest International C.C. (C), Kunming

    Christmas Island (1 course)

  417. Christmas Island G.C., The Settlement

    Cocos (Keeling) Islands (1 course)

  418. Cocos Islands G.C., West Island

    Hong Kong (12 courses)

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

    India (210 courses)

  420. Delhi G.C., New Delhi

  421. DLF G.&C.C., Gurgaon

  422. Golden Greens G.C., Gurgaon

  423. Royal Calcutta G.C., Calcutta

  424. Eagleton G. Resort, Bangalore

  425. Karnataka Golf Association G.C., Bangalore

  426. Royal Springs G.C., Srinagar

  427. Aamby Valley G.C., Pune

  428. Jaypee Greens G. Resort, Greater Noida

    10 Classic G. Resort, New Delhi

    Indonesia (140 courses)

  429. Nirwana Bali G.C., Tabanan, Bali

  430. Taman Dayu G.C. & Resort, Surabaya, East Java

  431. Rancamaya G.&C.C., Jakarta, West Java

  432. Royale Jakarta G.C. (West/South), Jakarta, West Java

  433. Damai Indah G. (Pantai Indah Kapuk), Jakarta, West Java

  434. Ria Bintan G.C. (Ocean), Lagoi, Bintan

  435. Damai Indah G. (Bumi Serpong Damai), Tangerang, West Java

  436. Jagorawi G.&C.C. (New), Bogor, West Java

  437. Gunung Geulis C.C., Bogor, West Java

  438. Jagorawi G.&C.C. (Old), Bogor, West Java

    Japan (2,450 courses)

  439. Hirono G.C., Hyogo

  440. Kawana Hotel G. Cse. (Fiji), Shizuoka

  441. Tokyo G.C., Saitama

  442. Naruo G.C., Hyogo

  443. Phoenix C.C., Miyazaki

  444. Kasumigaseki C.C. (East), Saitama

  445. Ono G.C., Hyogo

  446. Oarai G.C., Ibaraki 9. Nikko C.C., Tochigi

    10 Sapporo G.C. (Wattsu), Hokkaido

  447. Hokkaido Classic G.C., Hokkaido

  448. Karuizawa G.C., Nagano

  449. Abiko G.C., Chiba

  450. Bonari Kogen G.C., Fukushima

  451. Taiheiyo C. (Gotemba), Shizuoka

  452. Kasumigaseki C.C. (West), Saitama

  453. Sagamihara G.C., Kanagawa

  454. Takanodai C.C., Chiba

  455. Ibaraki C.C., Osaka

  456. Koga G.C., Fukuoka

    Kazakhstan (8 courses)

  457. Nurtau G.C., Almaty

    Korea, North (3 courses)

  458. Pyongyang G. Cse., Pyongyang

    Korea, South (440 courses)

  459. Anyang C.C., Gunpo City

  460. The C. at Nine Bridges, Jeju Island

  461. Haesley Nine Bridges, Yeoju County

  462. Woo Jeong Hills C.C., Cheonan City

  463. Jack Nicklaus G.C. Korea, Incheon City

  464. Jade Palace G.C., Chuncheon City

  465. Pine Beach G. Links, Haenam County

  466. Hwasan C.C., Yongin City

  467. Seowon Valley C.C., Paju City

  468. Pinx G.C., Jeju Island

    Kyrgyzstan (1 course)

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

    Laos (5 courses)

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

    Macau (2 courses)

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

    Malaysia (200 courses)

  472. Kuala Lumpur G. & C.C. (West), Kuala Lumpur

  473. Kuala Lumpur G. & C.C. (East), Kuala Lumpur

  474. Kota Permai G. & C.C., Selangor

  475. Horizon Hills G. & C.C., Johor

  476. Palm Garden G.C., Selangor

  477. The Mines Resort & G.C., Selangor

  478. Templer Park G. & C.C.

  479. Staffield G. Resort, Negeri Sembilan

  480. Glenmarie G. & C.C., Selangor

  481. Saujana G. & C.C. (Bunga Raya), Selangor

    Maldives (2 courses)

  482. Villingili G. Cse., Villingili Island

    Mongolia (3 courses)

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

    Myanmar (120 courses)

  484. Pun Hlaing G.C., Yangon

    Nepal (7 courses)

  485. Gokarna Forest G. Resort, Kathmandu

    Pakistan (40 courses)

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

    Philippines (70 courses)

  487. Sherwood Hills G.&C.C., Cavite

  488. The Country C., Canlubang

  489. Santa Elena G.C. (Makiling), Santa Rosa, Laguna

  490. Manila Southwoods G.&C.C. (Legends), Carmona, Cavite

  491. Eagle Ridge G.&C.C. (Nick Faldo), Cavite

  492. Pueblo de Oro G.C., Gayayan de Oro, Mindanao

  493. Luisita G.C., Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac

  494. Manila Southwoods G.&C.C. (Masters), Carmona, Cavite

  495. The Riviera G.C. (Langer), Cavite

  496. Manila G.&C.C., Makati City

    Singapore (25 courses)

  497. Sentosa G.C. (Serapong), Singapore

  498. Tanah Merah C.C. (Garden), Singapore

  499. Laguna National G.&C.C. (World Classic), Singapore

  500. Sentosa G.C. (Tanjong), Singapore

  501. Tanah Merah C.C. (Tampines), Singapore

    Sri Lanka (4 courses)

  502. Victoria G. & C. Resort, Kandy

    Taiwan (65 courses)

  503. Sunrise G.&C.C., Yangmei

  504. Miramar G.&C.C., Lin Kuo

  505. Ta Shee Resort, Taoyuan

  506. Taiwan G.&C.C., Tamsui

  507. Yung Han G.C., Taoyuan

  508. Nan Fong G.C., Nantou

  509. National G.C.C., Yuanli

  510. North Bay &C.C., Shih Mem

  511. Kaoshiung G.&C.C., Kaoshiung

  512. Tong Hwa G.C., Lin Kou

    Tajikistan (1 course)

  513. Sogdiana G.C., Dushanbe

    Thailand (300 courses)

  514. Red Mountain G.C., Phuket

  515. Amata Spring C.C., Chonburi

  516. Black Mountain G.C., Hua Hin

  517. Siam C.C. Pattaya (Old), Pattaya

  518. Banyan G.C., Hua Hin

  519. Thai C.C., Chacheongsao

  520. Siam C.C. Pattaya (Plantation), Pattaya

  521. Alpine G.C., Pathumthani

  522. Blue Canyon C.C. (Canyon), Phuket

    10 Chiangmai Highlands G. and Spa Resort, Chiangmai

    Uzbekistan (1 course)

  523. Tashkent Lakeside G.C., Tashkent

    Vietnam (30 courses)

  524. Danang G.C. (Dunes), Da Nang

  525. Montgomerie Links, Da Nang

  526. Chi Linh Star G.&C.C., Hai Duong

  527. Van Tri G.C., Hanoi

  528. Tam Dao G. & Resort, Tam Dao

  529. Vietnam G.&C.C. (West), Ho Chi Minh City

  530. Ocean Dunes G.C., Phan Thiet

  531. Kings' Island G. Resort (Mountainview), Hanoi

  532. Dalat Palace G.C., Dalat

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

    AUSTRALASIA AND OCEANIA

    American Samoa (1 course)

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

    Australia (1,520 courses)

  534. Royal Melbourne G.C. (West), Melbourne, Victoria

  535. Barnbougle Dunes, Bridport, Tasmania

  536. Kingston Heath G.C., Melbourne, Victoria

  537. Barnbougle Lost Farm, Bridport, Tasmania

  538. Royal Melbourne G.C. (East), Melbourne, Victoria

  539. New South Wales G.C., Sydney, N.S.W.

  540. Victoria G.C., Melbourne, Victoria

  541. Ellerston G.C., Hunter Valley, N.S.W.

  542. The National G.C. (Moonah), Cape Schanck, Victoria

    10 Metropolitan G.C., Melbourne, Victoria

  543. Lake Karrinyup C.C., Perth, W. Australia

  544. The National G.C. (Old), Cape Schanck, Victoria

  545. Royal Adelaide G.C., Adelaide, S. Australia

  546. The Lakes G.C., Mascot, N.S.W.

  547. Moonah Links (Legends), Rye, Victoria

  548. The Dunes G. Links, Rye, Victoria

  549. The Australian G.C., Sydney, N.S.W.

  550. Joondalup Resort (Quarry/Dune), Connolly, W. Australia

  551. Woodlands G.C., Mordialloc, Victoria

  552. Newcastle G.C., Fern Bay, N.S.W.

    British Indian Ocean Territory (1 course)

  553. Coral Sands G. Cse., Diego Garcia

    Cook Islands (2 courses)

  554. Rarotonga G.C., Nikao

    Fiji (16. courses)

  555. Denarau G. and Racquet C., Denarau

    French Polynesia (2 courses)

  556. Moorea Green Pearl G. Cse., Moorea

    Guam (7 courses)

  557. Mangilao G.C., Mangilao

    Kiribati (1 course)

  558. Ambo Island G. Cse., Tarawa

    Marshall Islands (2 courses)

  559. Holmberg Fairways, Kwajalein

    Nauru (1 course)

  560. Nauru G. Cse., Nauru

    New Caledonia (3 courses)

  561. G. de Tina, Noumea

    New Zealand (400 courses)

  562. Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay

  563. Kauri Cliffs, Northland

  564. Kinloch G. Cse., Taupo

  565. Paraparaumu Beach G.C., Paraparaumu Beach

  566. Titirangi G.C., Auckland

  567. Jack's Point G. Cse., Queenstown

  568. The Hills G. Cse., Arrowtown

  569. Wairakei International G. Cse., Taupo

  570. Arrowtown G.C., Arrowtown

  571. Clearwater G. Resort, Christchurch

    Niue (1 course)

  572. Niue G. and Sports C., Alofi

    Norfolk Island (1 course)

  573. Norfolk Island G.C., Kingston

    Northern Mariana Islands (7 courses)

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

    Papua New Guinea (7 courses)

  575. Lae G.C., Lae

    Samoa (4 courses)

  576. Penina G. Cse., Faleolo

    Solomon Islands (1 course)

  577. Honiara G.C., Honiara

    Tonga (1 course)

  578. Tonga G.C., Nuku'alofa

    Vanuatu (4 courses)

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

    AFRICA

    Algeria (1 course)

  580. Algiers G.C., Dely-Ibrahim

    Angola (3 courses)

  581. Luanda G.C., Morro dos Veados

    Benin (1 course)

  582. Marina Hotel G. Cse., Cotonou

    Botswana (10 courses)

  583. Phakalane G. Estate Hotel Resort, Gaborone

    Burkina Faso (1 course)

  584. G.C. Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou

    Burundi (1 course)

  585. Bujumbura G.C., Bujumbura

    Cameroon (4 courses)

  586. G.C. de Yaoundé, Yaoundé

    Cape Verde (2 courses)

  587. Mindelo G. Cse., Mindelo, São Vicente

    Central African Republic (1 course)

  588. Bangui G.C., Bangui

    Chad (1 course)

  589. N'Djamena G. Cse., N'Djamena

    Congo, Democratic Republic of the (5 courses)

  590. G.C. de Lubumbashi, Lubumbashi

    Congo, Republic of the (5 courses)

  591. G.C. de Diosso, Diosso

    Djibouti (1 course)

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

    Egypt (18 courses)

  593. The Allegria, Cairo

  594. The Cascades at Soma Bay G.&C.C., Hurghada

  595. Katameya Dunes (Lakes), Cairo

  596. Katameya Heights G. & Tennis Resort, Cairo

  597. Mirage City G.C., Cairo

    Equatorial Guinea (1 course)

  598. Le G. Sofitel Malabo Sipopo, Malabo

    Ethiopia (2 courses)

  599. Addis Ababa G.C., Addis Ababa

    Gabon (5 courses)

  600. G.C. Port-Gentil, Port-Gentil

    Gambia (2 courses)

  601. The Fajara C., Fajara

    Ghana (15 courses)

  602. Achimota G.C., Accra

    Ivory Coast (5 courses)

  603. Ivoire G.C., Abidjan

    Kenya (40 courses)

  604. Muthaiga G.C., Nairobi

  605. Nyali G.&C.C., Mombasa

  606. Leisure G.C., Mombasa

  607. Vipingo Ridge (Baobab), Mombasa

  608. Karen C.C., Nairobi

    Lesotho (1 course)

  609. Maseru G.C., Maseru

    Liberia (3 courses)

  610. Firestone G. Cse., Harbel

    Libya (4 courses)

  611. Tripoli G.C., Tripoli

    Madagascar (4 courses)

  612. G. du Rova, Antananarivo

    Malawi (12 courses)

  613. Lilongwe G.C., Lilongwe

    Mali (1 course)

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

    Mauritania (1 course)

  615. Nouakchott G. Cse., Nouakchott

    Mauritius (13 courses)

  616. Anahita Resort, La Place Belgath

  617. Le Touessrok G. Cse., Ile aux Cerfs

  618. G. du Château, Bel Ombre

  619. Belle Mare Plage (Legend), Belle Mare

  620. Tamarina G., Spa & Beach Club, Tamarin Bay

    Mayotte (1 course)

  621. G.C. les Ylangs, Combani

    Morocco (30 courses) 1. Mazagan G.C., El Jadida

  622. Royal G. Dar Es Salam (Red), Rabat

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

  624. El Jadida Royal G.C., El Jadida

  625. Royal G. Mohammedia, Casablanca

    Mozambique (2 courses)

  626. C. de G. Beira, Beira

    Namibia (15 courses)

  627. Windhoek G.&C.C., Windhoek

  628. Omeya, Windhoek

  629. Rossmund G.C., Swakopmund

  630. Oranjemund G.C., Oranjemund

  631. Tsumeb G.C., Tsumeb

    Niger (1 course)

  632. G.C. Rio Bravo, Niamey

    Nigeria (50 courses)

  633. IBB International G.&C.C., Abuja

  634. Ikoyi G.C., Lagos

  635. Port Harcourt G.C., Port Harcourt

  636. Ikeja G.C., Lagos

  637. Ilorin G.C., Ilorin

    Réunion (3 courses)

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

    Rwanda (2 courses)

  639. Source Du Nil G.C., Kigali

    St. Helena (3 courses)

  640. St. Helena G.C., Jamestown, St. Helena

    Senegal (4 courses)

  641. G. de Saly, Saly

    Seychelles (2 courses)

  642. Lémuria Resort G. Cse., Praslin

    Sierra Leone (1 course)

  643. Freetown G.C., Lumley Beach, Freetown

    South Africa (450 courses)

  644. Fancourt (Links), George, Western Cape, South Africa

  645. Leopard Creek C.C., Malelane, Mpumalanga, South Africa

  646. Gary Player C.C., Sun City, North West

  647. Arabella G.C., Kleinmond, Western Cape

  648. Pearl Valley G.&C.C., Winelands, Western Cape

  649. Blair Atholl, Diepsloot, Gauteng

  650. Fancourt (Montagu), George, Western Cape

  651. Royal Johannesburg & Kensington G.C. (East), Johannesburg, Gauteng

  652. St. Francis Links, St. Francis Bay, Eastern Cape

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

  653. Durban C.C., Durban, KZN

  654. Glendower, Johannesburg, Gauteng

  655. The River Club, Sandton, Gauteng

  656. East London G.C., East London, Eastern Cape

  657. Elements Private G. Reserve, Waterberg, Limpopo

  658. Simola G.C., Knysna, Western Cape

  659. Fancourt (Outeniqua), George, Western Cape

  660. Humewood G.C., Port Elizabeth, East Cape

  661. Pinnacle Point Beach and G. Resort, Mossel Bay, Western Cape

  662. Lost City C.C., Sun City, North West

    Sudan (1 course)

  663. Fenti G., Khartoum

    Swaziland (12 courses)

  664. Royal Swazi Sun G.C., Mbabane

    Tanzania (10 courses)

  665. Dar Es Salaam Gymkhana Club, Dar Es Salaam

    Togo (1 course)

  666. G. du Togo, Lomé

    Tunisia (16. courses)

  667. G. Oasis Tozeur, Tozeur

  668. The Residence Tunis, Tunis

  669. Yasmine Valley G.C., Hammamet

  670. G. El Kantaoui (Panoramic), Port El Kantaoui

  671. Flamingo G. Cse., Monastir

    Uganda (15 courses)

  672. Uganda G.C., Kampala

    Zambia (21 courses)

  673. Nchanga G.C., Chingola

  674. Kansanshi G. Estate, Solwezi

  675. Lusaka G.C., Lusaka

  676. Ndola G.C., Ndola

  677. Chibuluma G.C., Kalulushi

    Zimbabwe (30 courses)

  678. Leopard Rock G. Resort, Mutare

  679. Royal Harare G.C., Harare

  680. Elephant Hills G.C., Victoria Falls

  681. Chapman G.C., Harare

  682. 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