What's the best course in Guadeloupe? Actually, there's only one course in Guadeloupe (G. International de St. François, St. François) so that's a bad example. Nonetheless, our list below identifies the best course in every country on the planet.

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.   Ranking: The World's 100 Greatest Golf 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. Albany Resort, Providence Island
  5. Ocean Club, Nassau
  6. Abaco Club on Winding Bay, Abaco
  7. Sandals Emerald Reef GC, Great Exuma
  8. Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club, Abaco   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   [#image: /photos/5665b3470eb00dca4fdfc535]||||||

Canada (2,400 courses)

  1. Cabot Cliffs, Inverness, N.S. ★
  2. St. George's G. and C.C., Etobicoke, Ont. ★
  3. National G.C. of Canada, Woodbridge, Ont. ★
  4. Club de Golf Memphrémagog, Magog, Que. ★
  5. Cabot Links (pictured), Inverness, N.S. ★
  6. Hamilton G. & C.C. (West/South), Ancaster, Ont.
  7. Shaughnessy G. & C.C., Vancouver, B.C.
  8. Banff Springs G.C. (Thompson), Banff, Alb.
  9. Capilano G. & C.C., West Vancouver, B.C.
  10. Jasper Park Lodge G.C., Jasper, Alb.
  11. Highlands Links, Ingonish Beach, N.S.
  12. Muskoka Bay Club, Gravenhurst, Ont.
  13. Devil's Paintbrush, Caledon East, Ont.
  14. Beacon Hall G.C., Aurora, Ont.
  15. Redtail G. Cse., St. Thomas, Ont.
  16. Victoria G.C., Victoria, B.C.
  17. Bigwin Island G.C., Huntsville, Ont.
  18. Westmount G. & C.C., Kitchener, Ont.
  19. Devil's Pulpit, Caledon Village, Ont.
  20. Oviinbyrd G.C., Foots Bay, Ont.   Cayman Islands (3 courses)
  21. North Sound GC, Grand Cayman   Costa Rica (10 courses)
  22. Four Seasons Resort G.C. at Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste
  23. Reserva Conchal G.C., Guanacaste
  24. Hacienda Pinilla, Guanacaste
  25. La Iguana G.C., Playa Herradura
    5 Valle del Sol G. Cse., Santa Ana   Cuba (2 courses)
  26. Varadero G.C., Varadero   Curaçao (4 courses)
  27. Old Quarry G. Cse., Nieuwpoort
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Dominican Republic (30 courses)

  1. Casa de Campo (Teeth of the Dog), La Romana ★
  2. Punta Espada G.C. (pictured), Cap Cana ★
  3. Playa Grande G. Cse., Rio San Juan
  4. Casa de Campo (Dye Fore), La Romana
  5. Puntacana Resort and Club (Corales), Punta Cana   El Salvador (3 courses)
  6. Club Salvadoreño, Corinto   Greenland (2 courses)
  7. Nuuk G.C., Nuuk   Grenada (1 course)
  8. Grenada G. & C.C., St. George   Guadeloupe (1 course)
  9. G. International de St. François, St. François   Guatemala (10 courses)
  10. La Reunion G. Resort, Antigua   Haiti (1 course)
  11. Pétionville C., Pétionville   Honduras (10 courses)
  12. Indura Beach & G. Resort, Tela Bay   Jamaica (12 courses)
  13. White Witch G. Cse., Rose Hall
  14. The Tryall Club, Montego Bay
  15. Cinnamon Hill G. Cse., Montego Bay
  16. Half Moon G. Cse., Montego Bay
  17. Runaway Bay G.C., Runaway Bay   Martinique (1 course)
  18. Empress Josephine at Martinique G. & C.C., Les Trois-Ilets   [#image: /photos/56675220e878681c3de94b32]||||||

Mexico (220 courses)

  1. Diamante G.C., Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur ★
  2. Cabo del Sol (Ocean) (pictured), Los Cabos, Baja California Sur ★
  3. Querencia G.C., Los Cabos, Baja California Sur ★
  4. Quivira G.C., Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
  5. El Camaleón Mayakoba G. Cse., Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo
  6. Guadalajara C.C., Guadalajara, Jalisco
  7. El Dorado G. & Beach C., Los Cabos, Baja California Sur
  8. Four Seasons Punta Mita (Pacifico), Nayarit
  9. Chileno Bay C., Los Cabos, Baja California Sur
  10. Riviera Maya G.C., Akumal, Quintana Roo
  11. Diamante G.C. (El Cardonal), Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
  12. Mexico G.C., Mexico City
  13. Vista Vallarta (Weiskopf), Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
  14. Four Seasons Punta Mita (Bahia), Nayarit
  15. Vista Vallarta (Nicklaus), Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco   Nicaragua (5 courses)
  16. Guacalito G. Cse.,  Mukul Beach   Panama (9 courses)
  17. Buenaventura G.C., Farallon   Puerto Rico (26 courses)
  18. TPC Dorado Beach (East), Dorado
  19. Royal Isabela, Isabela
  20. Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort (Ocean), Rio Grande
  21. TPC Dorado Beach (West), Dorado
  22. Palmas Athletic Club (Flamboyan), Humacao   St. Kitts and Nevis (2 courses)
  23. Royal St. Kitts G.C., St. Kitts   St. Lucia (2 courses)
  24. St. Lucia G. Resort & C.C., Rodney Bay   St. Maarten (1 course)
  25. Mullet Bay G. Cse., Low Lands   St. Vincent and the Grenadines (2 courses)
  26. Canouan Resort at Carenage Bay, Canouan Island   Trinidad and Tobago (8 courses)
  27. Mount Irvine Bay Hotel & G.C., Scarborough   Turks & Caicos (2 courses)
  28. Provo G.C., Providenciales   [#image: /photos/5627a75fb3ec85770b46a172]||||||

United States (15,620 courses)

  1. Augusta National G.C. (pictured), Ga. ★
  2. Pine Valley G.C., N.J. ★
  3. Cypress Point Club, Pebble Beach ★
  4. Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y. ★
  5. Merion G.C. (East), Ardmore, Pa. ★
  6. Oakmont (Pa.) C.C. Pa. ★
  7. Pebble Beach G. Links ★
  8. National G. Links of America , Southampton, N.Y. ★
  9. Winged Foot G.C. (West), Mamaroneck, N.Y. ★
  10. Fishers Island (N.Y.) Club ★
  11. Sand Hills G.C. , Mullen, Neb. ★
  12. Seminole G.C., Juno Beach, Fla. ★
  13. Crystal Downs C.C., Frankfort, Mich. ★
  14. Chicago G.C., Wheaton, Ill. ★
  15. Muirfield Village G.C., Dublin, Ohio ★
  16. Oak Hill C.C. (East), Rochester, N.Y. ★
  17. Oakland Hills C.C. (South), Bloomfield Hills, Mich. ★
  18. Bandon (Ore.) Dunes G. Resort (Pacific Dunes)★
  19. The Country Club (Clyde/Squirrel), Chestnut Hill, Mass. ★
  20. Kiawah Island (S.C.) G. Resort (Ocean) ★
  21. Wade Hampton G.C., Cashiers, N.C. ★
  22. Whistling Straits (Straits), Haven, Wis. ★
  23. Friar's Head, Baiting Hollow, N.Y. ★
  24. Riviera C.C., Pacific Palisades, Calif. ★
  25. Prairie Dunes C.C., Hutchinson, Kan. ★
  26. Los Angeles C.C. (North), Los Angeles, Calif. ★
  27. The Alotian Club, Roland, Ark. ★
  28. Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort (No. 2) ★
  29. Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa ★
  30. Gozzer Ranch G. & Lake Club, Harrison, Idaho ★
  31. The Honors Course, Ooltewah, Tenn. ★
  32. Shadow Creek, North Las Vegas, Nev. ★
  33. Olympic Club (Lake), San Francisco ★
  34. Peachtree G.C., Atlanta ★
  35. San Francisco G.C. ★
  36. The Golf Club, New Albany, Ohio ★
  37. Bandon Dunes G. Resort (Bandon Dunes), Ore. ★
  38. Sebonack G.C., Southampton, N.Y. ★
  39. Medinah C.C. (No. 3), Ill.
  40. Castle Pines G.C., Castle Rock, Colo.
  41. Baltusrol G.C. (Lower), Springfield, N.J.
  42. Erin Hills G. Cse., Wis.
  43. Bethpage State Park (Black), Farmingdale, N.Y.
  44. Pikewood National G.C., Morgantown, W.Va.
  45. Victoria National G.C., Newburgh, Ind.
  46. Butler National G.C., Oak Brook, Ill.
  47. TPC Sawgrass (Player Stadium), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
  48. Spyglass Hill G. Cse., Pebble Beach
  49. Garden City G.C., N.Y.
  50. Scioto C.C., Columbus, Ohio   U.S. Virgin Islands (4 courses)
  51. Mahogany Run G. Cse., St. Thomas

SOUTH AMERICA   Argentina (340 courses)

  1. Mar del Plata G.C., Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
  2. Olivos G.C. (White/Red), Los Polvorines, Buenos Aires
  3. Jockey Club (Red), San Isidro, Buenos Aires
  4. Chapelco G. & Resort, San Martin de los Andes
  5. Buenos Aires G.C. (Green/Yellow), Bella Vista, Buenos Aires
  6. El Potrerillo  de Larreta, Alta Gracia, Córdoba
  7. Martindale C.C., Pilar, Buenos Aires
  8. Nordelta G.C., Tigre, Buenos Aires
  9. San Isidro G.C., San Isidro, Buenos Aires
  10. El Desafio Mountain Resort, San Martin de Los Andes   Bolivia (10 courses)
  11. La Paz G.C., Aranjuez   Brazil (130 courses)
  12. Comandatuba Ocean Cse., Una, Bahia
  13. Terravista G. Cse., Trancoso, Bahia
  14. Costa do Sauípe G. Links, Salvador, Bahia
  15. Itanhangá G.C., Rio de Janeiro
  16. São Paulo G.C., São Paulo
  17. São Fernando G.C., São Paulo
  18. Iberostar Praia do Forte G.C., Mata de São João
  19. Terras de São José G.C., Itu
  20. Gávea G. & C.C., Rio de Janeiro
  21. Alphaville Graciosa C., Curitiba, Parana   Chile (60 courses)
  22. Rocas de Santo Domingo G.C (Red/Blue), Santo Domingo
  23. Los Leones G.C., Santiago
  24. Las Brisas G.C., Santo Domingo
  25. Hacienda Chicureo G.C., Santiago
  26. Granadilla Country Club, Viña del Mar   Colombia (60 courses)
  27. TPC Cartagena at Karibana, Cartagena
  28. El Rincón de Cajita, Bogotá
  29. Lagos de Caujaral, Barranquilla
  30. Guaymaral C.C. (No. 2), Bogotá
  31. Ruitoque G.C., Bucaramanga   Ecuador (10 courses)
  32. Quito Tenis & G.C., Quito   Falkland Islands (2 courses)
  33. Stanley G.C., Stanley   French Guiana (2 courses)
  34. Anse G. Cse., Kourou   Guyana (1 course)
  35. Lusignan G.C., Georgetown   Paraguay (8 courses)
  36. Resort Yacht & G.C. Paraguayo, Asunción   Perú (15 courses)
  37. Los Inkas C.C., Lima   Suriname (1 course)
  38. Paramaribo G.C., Paramaribo   Uruguay (10 courses)
  39. Carmelo G.C., Colonia   Venezuela (30 courses)
  40. Lagunita C.C., El Hatillo, Estado Miranda
  41. Barquisimeto G.C., Barquisimeto, Estado Lara
  42. Maracaibo C.C., Maracaibo, Estado Zulia
  43. Caracas C.C, Caracas, Distrito Federal
  44. Izcaragua C.C, Guarenas, Estado Miranda

EUROPE   Andorra (1 course)

  1. Grandvalira G. Soldeu, Soldeu   Armenia (1 course)
  2. Ararat Valley C.C., Yerevan   Austria (160 courses)
  3. Fontana G.C., Vienna
  4. Eichenheim G.C., Kitzbühel
  5. G.C. Klagenfurt-Seltenheim, Klagenfurt
  6. Colony Club Gutenhof, Vienna
  7. G.C. Zillertal, Uderns   Azerbaijan (2 courses)
  8. National Azerbaijan G.C., Baku   Belarus (1 course)
  9. Minsk G.C., Minsk   Belgium (85 courses)
  10. Royal Zoute G.C., Knokke-Heist
  11. Royal Antwerp G.C., Antwerp
  12. Royal G.C. de Belgique, Tervuren
  13. Royal Waterloo G.C. (La Marache), Waterloo
  14. Royal G.C. des Fagnes, Spa   Bosnia and Herzegovina (2 courses)
  15. Sarajevo G.C., Sarajevo   Bulgaria (7 courses)
  16. Thracian Cliffs G. & Beach Resort, Kavarna   Croatia (6 courses)
  17. G.C. Adriatic, Savudrija   Cyprus (10 courses)
  18. Eléa G.C., Paphos   Czech Republic (100 courses)
  19. Albatross G. Resort, Vysoký Újezd
  20. Golf & Ski Resort Ostravice, Ostravice
  21. Loreta G.C. Pysely, Pysely
  22. G. Resort Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary
  23. Royal G.C. Mariánské Lázně, Mariánské Lázně
  24. Beroun G.C., Beroun
  25. G. Park Plzen–Dysina, Plzen
  26. Astoria G. Resort Cihelny, Cihelny
  27. Kaskada G. Resort Brno, Brno
  28. Ypsilon G. Resort Liberec, Liberec   Denmark (190 courses)
  29. The Scandinavian G.C. (New), Farum
  30. The Scandinavian G.C. (Old), Farum
  31. Lübker G. Resort (Sand/Sky), Nimtofte
  32. Holstebro G.C. (Forest), Vemb
  33. Silkeborg Ry G.C., Silkeborg   [#image: /photos/56620a250eb00dca4fdfc2d6]||||||

England (1,850 courses)

  1. Sunningdale G.C. (Old), Sunningdale ★
  2. Royal Birkdale G.C. (pictured), Southport ★
  3. Royal St. George's G.C., Sandwich ★
  4. Swinley Forest G.C., Ascot ★
  5. Royal Lytham & St. Annes G.C., Lytham St. Annes ★
  6. Sunningdale G.C. (New), Sunningdale ★
  7. Ganton G.C., Ganton
  8. St. George's Hill G.C., Weybridge
  9. Woodhall Spa G.C. (Hotchkin), Woodhall Spa
  10. Walton Heath G.C. (Old), Walton-on-the-Hill
  11. Royal Liverpool G.C., Hoylake
  12. Rye G.C. (Old), Rye
  13. West Sussex G.C., Pulborough
  14. Notts G.C., Hollinwell, Nottingham
  15. St. Enodoc G.C. (Church), Wadebridge
  16. Royal West Norfolk G.C., Brancaster
  17. Royal Cinque Ports G.C., Deal
  18. Alwoodley G.C., Leeds
  19. Walton Heath G.C. (New), Walton-on-the-Hill
    20 Wentworth C. (West), Virginia Water   Estonia (10 courses)
  20. Pärnu Bay G. Links, Reiu   Faroe Islands (1 course)
  21. Tórshavnar G.C., Tórshavn   Finland (130 courses)
  22. Vanajanlinna G. & C.C., Hämeenlinna
  23. Viipurin G. (Etelä-Saimaa), Lappeenranta
  24. Ålands G.C. (Slottsbanan), Åland Islands
  25. Kytäjä G. (South East), Hyvinkää
  26. Nordcenter G & CC (Benz), Raasepori   France (600 courses)
  27. G. de Morfontaine, Mortefontaine ★
  28. Le G. National (Albatros), Guyancourt
  29. Les Bordes, Beaugency
  30. G. de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau
  31. G. de Chantilly (Vineuil), Chantilly
  32. Terre Blanche (Château), Tourrettes
  33. Saint Emilinnois G.C., Saint Emilion, Bordeaux
  34. Le Prince de Provence, Vidauban
  35. Paris International G.C., Baillet-en-France
  36. G. de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche (Rouge), Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche   Georgia (1 course)
  37. Ambassadori G.C., Kachreti   Germany (730 courses)
  38. Winston G. (Winstonlinks), Mecklenburg-Vorpommerania
  39. G.C. Budersand, Sylt, Schleswig-Holstein
  40. Hamburger G.C. Falkenstein, Hamburg
  41. Frankfurter G.C., Frankfurt, Hesse
  42. Winston G. (Winstonopen), Mecklenburg-Vorpommerania
  43. G.C. St. Leon-Rot (St. Leon-Rot), St. Leon-Rot, Baden-Württemberg
  44. Sporting Club Berlin (Faldo), Bad Saarow, Berlin-Brandenburg
  45. G.C. St. Leon-Rot (Rot), St. Leon-Rot, Baden-Württemberg
  46. G.C. Gut Lärchenhof, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
  47. G.C. St. Dionys, St. Dionys, Lower Saxony.   Greece (8 courses)
  48. Costa Navarino (Dunes), Messinia   Hungary (12 courses)
  49. Royal Balaton G. & Yacht Club, Balatonudvari   Iceland (65 courses)
  50. Keilir G.C., Hafnarfjördur
  51. Vestmannaeyjar G.C., Vestmannaeyjar
  52. Sudurnes G.C., Keflavík
  53. Reykjavik G.C. (Grafarholt), Reykjavik
  54. Reykjavik G.C. (Korpa), Reykjavik   [#image: /photos/5661a88d8ec36bde5960cc00]||||||

Ireland, Northern (80 courses)

  1. Royal County Down G.C. (Championship) (pictured), Newcastle, Co. Down★
  2. Royal Portrush G.C. (Dunluce), Portrush, Co. Antrim ★
  3. Portstewart G.C. (Strand), Portstewart, Co. Derry
  4. Castlerock G.C., Coleraine, Co. Londonderry
  5. Malone G.C., Belfast, Co. Antrim   [#image: /photos/5667000da8a41c69119f82c2]||||||

Ireland, Republic of (340 courses)

  1. Portmarnock G.C. (Championship) (pictured), Portmarnock, Co. Dublin★
  2. Lahinch G.C. (Old), Lahinch, Co. Clare★
  3. Waterville G. Links, Waterville, Co. Kerry
  4. Ballybunion G.C. (Old), Ballybunion, Co. Kerry
  5. Tralee G.C., Ardfert, Co. Kerry
  6. The European C., Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow
  7. Adare Manor Hotel & G. Resort, Adare, Co. Limerick
  8. County Sligo G.C., Sligo, Co. Sligo
  9. Ballyliffin G.C. (Glashedy), Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal
  10. County Louth G.C., Baltray, Co. Louth
  11. The Island G.C., Donabate, Co. Dublin
  12. Old Head G. Links, Kinsale, Co. Cork
  13. Enniscrone G.C., Enniscrone, Co. Sligo
  14. Belmullet G.C., Belmullet, Co. Mayo
  15. Ballyliffin G.C. (Old), Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal
  16. Mount Juliet G.C., Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
  17. The K Club (Palmer), Straffan, Co. Kildare
  18. Donegal G.C., Murvagh, Co. Donegal
  19. Portsalon G.C., Fanad, Co. Donegal
  20. Killeen Castle, Dunsany, Co. Meath   Italy (280 courses)
  21. G.C. Olgiata, Rome ★
  22. G.C. Biella Le Betulle, Magnano, Biella
  23. G.C. Torino-La Mandria (Blue), Fiano, Turin
  24. G.C. Royal Park I Roveri, Fiano, Turin
  25. G.C. Castelconturbia, Agrate Conturbia, Novara
  26. G.C. Villa d'Este, Montorfano, Como
  27. G.C. Nazionale, Sutri, Viterbo
  28. G.C. Roma-Acquasanta, Rome
  29. G.C. Bergamo L'Albenza (Blu-Giallo), Almenno San Bartolomeo, Bergamo
  30. G.C. Milano, Monza   Latvia (2 courses)
  31. Ozo G.C., Riga   Lithuania (6 courses)
  32. The V G.C., Vilnius   Luxembourg (6 courses)
  33. G.C. Grand Ducal de Luxembourg, Senningerberg   Malta (1 course)
  34. Royal Malta G.C., Marsa   Netherlands (200 courses)
  35. Koninklijke Haagsche G. & C.C. (Royal The Hague), Wassenaar
  36. Noordwijkse G.C., Noordwijk
  37. Kennemer G. & C.C., Zandvoort
  38. Eindhovensche G., Valkenswaard
  39. Hilversumsche G.C., Hilversum
  40. The International, Amsterdam
  41. UGC De Pan, Bosch en Duin
  42. Rosendaelsche G.C., Arnhem
  43. The Dutch, Spijk
  44. G.C. De Lage Vuursche, Den Dolder   Norway (165 courses)
  45. Miklagard G.C., Oslo
  46. Meland G.C., Frekhaug
  47. Oslo G.C., Oslo
  48. Kongsberg G.C., Skollenborg
  49. Stavanger G.C., Hafrsfjord   Poland (32 courses)
  50. Postolowo G. & C.C., Postolowo
  51. Rosa Private G.C., Konopiska
  52. Modry Las G.C., Choszczno
  53. Sand Valley G. & C.C., Paslek
  54. Kraków Valley G. & C.C. Paczóltowice   Portugal (90 courses)
  55. Monte Rei G. & C.C., Tavira, Algarve
  56. Furnas G.C., São Miguel, Azores
  57. Onyria Palmares, Lagos, Algarve
  58. Tróia G., Setúbal, Lisbon
  59. Estela G.C., Póvoa de Varzim, Oporto
  60. San Lorenzo G. Cse., Almancil, Algarve
  61. Quinta do Lago G.C. (South), Almancil, Algarve
  62. Santo da Serra G.C., Santa Cruz, Madeira
  63. Oitavos G.C., Cascais, Lisbon
  64. Vilamoura G.C., (Oceânico Old), Vilamoura, Algarve   Romania (6 courses)
  65. Lac de Verde G.C., Prahova   Russia (28 courses)
  66. Skolcovo G.C., Moscow
  67. Zavidovo PGA National, Tver
  68. Pestovo G. and Yacht Club, Moscow Region
  69. Lincs National, Rogachevo, Moscow Region
  70. Pirogovo G. Resort, Moscow Region   [#image: /photos/5634b6ae44e1dda417ee7437]||||||

Scotland (550 courses)

  1. Royal Dornoch G.C. (Championship), Dornoch ★
  2. St. Andrews Links (Old) (pictured), St. Andrews ★
  3. Muirfield, Gullane ★
  4. Trump Turnberry (Ailsa), Turnberry ★
  5. Carnoustie G. Links (Championship), Carnoustie ★
  6. North Berwick G.C., North Berwick ★
  7. Trump International G. Links, Aberdeen ★
  8. Kingsbarns G. Links, St. Andrews ★
  9. Machrihanish G.C., Campbeltown ★
  10. Royal Troon G.C. (Old), Troon
  11. Royal Aberdeen G.C. (Balgownie), Aberdeen
  12. Cruden Bay G.C., Cruden Bay
  13. Loch Lomond G.C., Luss
  14. Western Gailes G.C., Irvine
  15. Castle Stuart G. Links, Inverness
  16. The Machrie G. Links, Islay
  17. Gleneagles Hotel (King's), Auchterarder
  18. St. Andrews Links (New), St. Andrews
  19. Nairn G.C., Nairn
  20. Gullane G.C. (No. 1), Gullane   Serbia (2 courses)
  21. G.C. Belgrade, Belgrade   Slovakia (22 courses)
  22. Penati G. Resort (Legend), Senica   Slovenia (13 courses)
  23. Bled G. & C.C. (King's), Bled   [#image: /photos/56659e658ec36bde5960d023]||||||

Spain (350 courses)

  1. Valderrama G.C. (pictured), Sotogrande ★
  2. PGA G. de Catalunya, Gerona
  3. G. La Moraleja (3), Madrid
  4. El Saler G. Cse., Valencia
  5. Real C. de G. de Sevilla, Sevilla
  6. Sotogrande G.C., Cádiz
  7. G. Santander, Madrid
  8. Real C. de G. El Prat, (Pink), Barcelona
  9. C. de G. La Reserva, Cádiz
  10. Pula Golf, Mallorca   Sweden (450 courses)
  11. Bro Hof Slott G.C. (Stadium), Bro
  12. Visby G.C., Gotlands Tofta
  13. Falsterbo G.C., Falsterbo
  14. Barsebäck G. & C.C. (Masters), Löddeköpinge
  15. Halmstad G.C. (North), Halmstad
  16. Ullna G. & C.C., Stockholm
  17. Frösåker G.C., Västerås
  18. Bro Hof Slott G.C. (Castle), Bro
  19. Vasatorps G.C. (Tournament), Helsingborg
  20. PGA of Sweden National (Lakes), Bara   Switzerland (100 courses)
  21. G.C. du Domaine Impérial, Gland
  22. G.C. de Lausanne, Lausanne
  23. G.C. Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana
  24. G.C. Patriziale Ascona, Ascona
  25. G.C. Gerre Losone, Losone   Turkey (20 courses)
  26. Cornelia G.C. (Nick Faldo), Belek, Antalya
  27. Lykia Links, Belek, Antalya
  28. Antalya G.C. (PGA Sultan), Belek, Antalya
  29. Carya G.C., Belek, Antalya
  30. The Montgomerie Maxx Royal, Belek, Antalya   Ukraine (4 courses)
  31. Kiev G.C. (Chamberlain), Kiev

Wales (150 courses)

  1. Royal Porthcawl G.C. (pictured), Porthcawl ★
  2. Royal St. David's G.C., Harlech
  3. Aberdovey G.C., Aberdovey
  4. Tenby G.C., Tenby
  5. Pennard G.C., Swansea
  6. Machynys Peninsula G. & C.C., Llanelli
  7. Nefyn & District G.C., Pwllheli
  8. Celtic Manor Resort (Twenty Ten), Newport
  9. Southerndown G.C., Bridgend
  10. Ashburnham G.C., Burry Port

MIDDLE EAST   Bahrain (3 courses)

  1. The Royal G.C., Riffa   Iran (5 courses)
  2. Enghelab G. Cse., Tehran   Israel (2 courses)
  3. Caesarea G.C., Caesarea   Jordan (1 course)
  4. Bisharat G.C., Amman   Kuwait (3 courses)
  5. Sahara Kuwait Resort, Safat   Lebanon (5 courses)
    1 G.C. of Lebanon, Beirut   Oman (5 courses)
  6. Almouj G. at The Wave, Oman   Qatar (5 courses)
  7. Doha G.C., Doha   Saudi Arabia (12 courses)
  8. Dirab G.C., Riyadh   Syria (1 course)
  9. Cham G. & C.C., Damascus

United Arab Emirates (22 courses)

  1. Yas Links (pictured), Abu Dhabi ★
  2. Emirates G.C. (Majlis), Dubai ★
  3. Jumeirah G. Estates (Earth), Dubai ★
  4. Abu Dhabi G.C. (National), Abu Dhabi
  5. Dubai Creek G. & Yacht Club, Dubai
  6. Saadiyat Beach G.C., Abu Dhabi
  7. The Els Club, Dubai
  8. Jumeirah G. Estates (Fire), Dubai
  9. Al Badia G.C., Dubai
  10. The Montgomerie, Dubai

ASIA
Afghanistan (1 course)

  1. Kabul G. Cse., Kabul   Bangladesh (15 courses)
  2. Kurmitola G.C., Dhaka   Bhutan (7 courses)
  3. Royal Thimphu G.C., Thimphu   Brunei (5 courses)
  4. Empire G. Cse., Bandar Seri Begawan   Cambodia (6 courses)
  5. Angkor G. Resort, Siem Reap   [#image: /photos/566b0c3dc83625b915becea1]||||||

China (600 courses)

  1. Shanqin Bay G.C., Hainan Island ★
  2. Spring City G. & Lake Resort (Lake), Kunming ★
  3. Sheshan International G.C., Shanghai ★
  4. Jian Lake Blue Bay G.C., Hainan
  5. The Dunes at Shenzhou Peninsula (Champions), Hainan
  6. Shanghai Links G. Community & C.C., Shanghai
  7. Zhongshan International G.C. (A/B), Nanjing
  8. Mission Hills Haikou (Blackstone), Hainan
  9. Qingyuan Lion Lake C.C. (Moon), Qingyuan
  10. Lake Malaren G.C. (Masters), Shanghai   Christmas Island (1 course)
  11. Christmas Island G.C., The Settlement   Cocos (Keeling) Islands (1 course)
  12. Cocos Islands G.C., West Island   Hong Kong (12 courses)
  13. Clearwater Bay G. & C.C., New Territories   India (210 courses)
  14. Jaypee Greens G. Resort, Greater Noida
  15. Kalhaar Blues & Greens, Ahmedabad
  16. Classic G. Resort, Gurgaon
  17. Oxford G. Resort, Pune
  18. Karnataka Golf Association G.C., Bangalore
  19. DLF G. & C.C., Gurgaon
  20. Royal Springs G.C., Srinagar
  21. Delhi G.C., New Delhie
  22. Royal Calcutta G.C., Kolkata
  23. Aamby Valley G.C., Pune

Indonesia (140 courses)

  1. Nirwana Bali G.C., Tabanan, Bali ★
  2. Taman Dayu G.C. & Resort, Surabaya, East Java
  3. Ria Bintan G.C. (Ocean), Lagoi, Bintan
  4. Royale Jakarta G.C. (West/South), Jakarta, West Java
  5. Bali National G.C., Bali
  6. New Kuta G.C., Bali
  7. Jagorawi G. & C.C. (Old), Bogor, West Java
  8. Rancamaya G. & C.C., Jakarta, West Java
  9. Merapi G.C., Yogyakarta
  10. Damai Indah G. (Bumi Serpong Damai), Tangerang, West Java
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Japan (2,450 courses)

  1. Hirono G.C., Hyogo ★
  2. Kawana Hotel G. Cse. (Fuji), Shizuoka ★
  3. Tokyo G.C., Sayama City ★
  4. Naruo G.C., Hyogo ★
  5. Kasumigaseki C.C. (East), Saitama
  6. Karuizawa G.C., Nagano
  7. Kasumigaseki C.C. (West), Saitama
  8. Ibaraki C.C., Osaka
  9. Phoenix C.C., Miyazaki
  10. Bonari Kogen G.C., Fukushima
  11. Oarai G.C., Ibaraki
  12. Hokkaido Classic G.C., Hokkaido
  13. Ono G.C., Hyogo
  14. Koga G.C., Fukuoka
  15. Nasu G.C., Tochigi
  16. Sagamihara G.C., Kanagawa
  17. Nikko C.C., Tochigi
  18. Taiheiyo C. (Gotemba), Shizuoka
  19. Abiko G.C., Chiba
  20. Sapporo G.C. (Wattsu), Hokkaido   Kazakhstan (9 courses)
  21. Nurtau G.C., Almaty   Korea, North (3 courses)
  22. Pyongyang G. Cse., Pyongyang   [#image: /photos/5665a706a8a41c69119f7ffa]||||||

Korea, South (440 courses)

  1. The C. at Nine Bridges (pictured), Jeju Island ★
  2. Woo Jeong Hills C.C., Cheonan City
  3. Jack Nicklaus G.C. Korea, Incheon City
  4. Jade Palace G.C., Chuncheon City
  5. Anyang C.C., Gunpo City
  6. Haesley Nine Bridges, Yeoju County
  7. Sky72 G. Resort, Incheon City
  8. Lotte Skyhill G.C., Jeju Island
  9. Seowon Valley C.C., Paju City
  10. Blackstone G.C. Icheon, Icheon   Kyrgyzstan (1 course)
  11. Maple Leaf G. & C.C., Bishkek   Laos (6 courses)
  12. Luang Prabang G.C., Luang Prabang   Macau (2 courses)
  13. Macau G. & C.C., Ilha de Coloane   Malaysia (200 courses)
  14. The Els Club Teluk Datai, Kedah ★
  15. Kuala Lumpur G. & C.C. (West), Kuala Lumpur
    3) Palm Garden G.C., Selangor
    4) Kota Permai G. & C.C., Selangor
    5) Kuala Lumpur G. & C.C. (East), Selangor
    6) Templer Park G. & C.C., Selangor
  16. Dalit Bay G.C., Sabah
    8) Horizon Hills G. & C.C., Johor
    9) The Mines Resort & G.C., Selangor
  17. Royal Selangor G.C., Selangor   Maldives (2 courses)
  18. Villingili G. Cse., Villingili Island   Mongolia (3 courses)
  19. Mt. Bogd G.C., Ulaan Baatar   Myanmar (120 courses)
  20. Pun Hlaing G.C., Yangon   Nepal (7 courses)
  21. Gokarna Forest G. Resort, Kathmandu   Pakistan (40 courses)
  22. Royal Palm G. & C.C., Lahore   Philippines (70 courses)
  23. Wack Wack G.C. (East), Manila
    2) Sherwood Hills G. & C.C., Cavite
  24. Santa Elena G.C. (Makiling), Santa Rosa, Laguna
    4) The Country C., Canlubang
    5) Luisita G.C., Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac
  25. Manila Southwoods G. & C.C. (Masters), Carmona, Cavite
  26. Anvaya Cove G.C., Morong, Central Luzon
  27. Orchard G.C. (Palmer), Dasmarinas
  28. Mt. Malarayat G. & C.C., Lipa, Batangas
  29. Calatagan G.C., Calatangan, Batangas
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Singapore (25 courses)

  1. Sentosa G.C. (Serapong) (pictured)★
  2. Tanah Merah C.C. (Garden)
  3. Jurong C.C.
  4. Singapore Island Country Club (Bukit)
  5. Laguna National G. & C.C. (World Classic)   Sri Lanka (4 courses)
  6. Victoria G. & C. Resort, Kandy   Taiwan (65 courses)
  7. Sunrise G. & C.C., Yangmei
  8. Miramar G. & C.C., Lin Kuo
    3) Taiwan G. & C.C., Tamsui
    4) Ta Shee Resort, Taoyuan
    5) Kaoshiung G. & C.C., Kaoshiung
    6) Yung Han G.C., Taoyuan
  9. The Orient G. & C.C., Taoyuan
    8) National G.C.C., Yuanli
    9) North Bay & C.C., Shih Mem
  10. Palm Lakes Resort, Fanlu, Chiayi   Tajikistan (1 course)
  11. Sogdiana G.C., Dushanbe   Thailand (300 courses) 1) Black Mountain G.C., Hua Hin
  12. Thai C.C., Bang Pakong, Chachoengsao
    3) Siam C.C. Pattaya (Old), Pattaya
    4) Amata Spring C.C., Chonburi
    5) Red Mountain G.C., Phuket
    6) Alpine G.C., Pathumthani
    7) Banyan G.C., Hua Hin
  13. Chiangmai Highlands G.C., Chiangmai
    9) Alpine Chiangmai G.C., Chiangmai
    10) Siam C.C. Pattaya (Plantation), Pattaya   Uzbekistan (1 course)
  14. Tashkent Lakeside G.C., Tashkent   Vietnam (30 courses)
  15. The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip, Ho Tram ★
    2) Danang G.C. (Dunes), Da Nang
  16. Vinpearl Nha Trang, Nha Trang
  17. Laguna Lang Co G.C., Lang Co
  18. Sky Lake G.C. (Lake), Hanoi
    6) Montgomerie Links, Da Nang
    7) Dalat Palace G.C., Dalat
    8) Van Tri G.C., Hanoi
    9) Kings' Island G. Resort (Mountainview), Hanoi
    10) Chi Linh Star G. & C.C., Hai Duong

AUSTRALASIA AND OCEANIA   American Samoa (1 course)

  1. Ili'ili G. Cse., Pago Pago
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Australia (1,520 courses)

  1. Royal Melbourne G.C. (West) (pictured), Black Rock, Victoria★
  2. Kingston Heath G.C., Heatherton, Victoria ★
  3. Cape Wickham G. Links, Kings Island, Tasmania ★
  4. Ellerston G. Cse., Hunter Valley, N.S.W. ★
  5. New South Wales G.C., La Perouse, N.S.W. ★
  6. Barnbougle Dunes, Bridport, Tasmania ★
  7. Barnbougle Lost Farm, Bridport, Tasmania ★
  8. Royal Melbourne G.C. (East), Black Rock, Victoria ★
  9. The National G.C. (Old), Cape Schanck, Victoria ★
  10. The National G.C. (Moonah), Cape Schanck, Victoria
  11. The Australian G.C., Sydney, N.S.W.
  12. Lake Karrinyup C.C., Perth, W. Australia
  13. Royal Adelaide G.C., Adelaide, S. Australia
    14) Metropolitan G.C., Melbourne, Victoria
    15) Victoria G.C., Melbourne, Victoria
  14. St Andrews Beach G.C., Victoria
  15. The Lakes G.C., Mascot, N.S.W.
  16. The Dunes G. Links, Rye, Victoria
  17. Joondalup Resort (Quarry/Dune), Connolly, W. Australia
  18. Woodlands G.C., Mordialloc, Victoria   British Indian Ocean Territory (1 course)
  19. Coral Sands G. Cse., Diego Garcia   Cook Islands (2 courses)
  20. Rarotonga G.C., Nikao   Fiji (16 courses)
  21. Natadola Bay G.C., Sigatoka   French Polynesia (2 courses)
  22. Moorea Green Pearl G. Cse., Moorea   Guam (7 courses)
  23. Mangilao G.C., Mangilao   Kiribati (1 course)
  24. Ambo Island G. Cse., Tarawa   Marshall Islands (2 courses)
  25. Holmberg Fairways, Kwajalein   Nauru (1 course)
  26. Nauru G. Cse., Nauru   New Caledonia (3 courses)
  27. G. de Tina, Noumea

New Zealand (400 courses)

  1. Cape Kidnappers (pictured), Hawke's Bay ★
  2. Kauri Cliffs, Northland ★
  3. Kinloch G. Cse., Taupo
  4. The Hills G. Cse., Arrowtown
  5. Jack's Point G. Cse., Queenstown
  6. Paraparaumu Beach G.C., Paraparaumu Beach
  7. Wairakei International G. Cse., Taupo
  8. Titirangi G.C., Auckland
  9. Royal Wellington G.C., Wellington
  10. Millbrook Resort, Arrowtown    Niue (1 course)
  11. Niue G. and Sports C., Alofi   Norfolk Island (1 course)
  12. Norfolk Island G.C., Kingston   Northern Mariana Islands (7 courses)
  13. Lao Lao Bay G. & Resort (East), Saipan   Papua New Guinea (7 courses)
  14. Lae G.C., Lae   Samoa (4 courses)
  15. Penina G. Cse., Faleolo   Solomon Islands (1 course)
  16. Honiara G.C., Honiara   Tonga (1 course)
  17. Tonga G.C., Nuku'alofa   Vanuatu (4 courses)
  18. Port Vila G. & C.C., Mele Bay, Efate

AFRICA   Algeria (1 course)

  1. Algiers G.C., Dely-Ibrahim   Angola (3 courses)
  2. Luanda G.C., Morro dos Veados   Benin (1 course)
  3. Marina Hotel G. Case., Cotonou   Botswana (10 courses)
  4. Phakalane G. Estate Hotel Resort, Gaborone   Burkina Faso (1 course)
  5. G.C. Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou   Burundi (1 course)
  6. Bujumbura G.C., Bujumbura   Cameroon (4 courses)
  7. G.C. de Yaoundé, Yaoundé   Cape Verde (2 courses)
  8. Mindelo G. Cse., Mindelo, São Vicente   Central African Republic (1 course)
  9. Bangui G.C., Bangui   Chad (1 course)
  10. N'Djamena G. Cse., N'Djamena   Congo, Democratic Republic of the (5 courses)
  11. G.C. de Lubumbashi, Lubumbashi   Congo, Republic of the (5 courses)
  12. G.C. de Diosso, Diosso   Djibouti (1 course)
  13. G.C. de la Douda, Djibouti City   Egypt (18 courses)
  14. The Allegria, Cairo
  15. The Cascades at Soma Bay G. & C.C., Hurghada
  16. Madinat Makadi G. Resort, Red Sea
  17. Katameya Dunes (Lakes), Cairo
  18. Katameya Heights G. & Tennis Resort, Cairo   Equatorial Guinea (1 course)
  19. Le G. Sofitel Malabo Sipopo, Malabo   Ethiopia (2 courses)
  20. Addis Ababa G.C., Addis Ababa   Gabon (5 courses)
  21. G.C. Port-Gentil, Port-Gentil   Gambia (2 courses)
  22. The Fajara C., Fajara   Ghana (15 courses)
  23. Achimota G.C., Accra   Ivory Coast (5 courses)
  24. Ivoire G.C., Abidjan   Kenya (40 courses)
  25. Muthaiga G.C., Nairobi
  26. Nyali G. & C.C., Mombasa
  27. Leisure G.C., Mombasa
  28. Vipingo Ridge (Baobab), Mombasa
  29. Karen C.C., Nairobi   Lesotho (1 course)
  30. Maseru G.C., Maseru   Liberia (3 courses)
  31. Firestone G. Cse., Harbel   Libya (4 courses)
  32. Tripoli G.C., Tripoli   Madagascar (4 courses)
  33. G. du Rova, Antananarivo   Malawi (12 courses)
  34. Lilongwe G.C., Lilongwe   Mali (1 course)
  35. G.C. de L'Amitie, Bamako   Mauritania (1 course)
  36. Nouakchott G. Cse., Nouakchott   Mauritius (13 courses)
  37. Le Touessrok G. Cse., Ile aux Cerfs
  38. Heritage G.C., Bel Ombre
  39. Belle Mare Plage (Links), Belle Mare
  40. Belle Mare Plage (Legend), Belle Mare
  41. Anahita Resort, La Place Belgath   Mayotte (1 course)
  42. G.C. les Ylangs, Combani   Morocco (30 courses)
  43. Assoufid G.C., Marrakech
  44. Royal G. Dar Es Salam (Blue), Rabat
  45. Al Maaden G. Resort, Marrakech
  46. G. de l'Ocean, Agadir
  47. Mazagan G.C., El Jadida   Mozambique (2 courses)
  48. C. de G. Beira, Beira   Namibia (15 courses)
  49. Windhoek G. & C.C., Windhoek   Niger (1 course)
  50. G.C. Rio Bravo, Niamey   Nigeria (50 courses)
  51. IBB International G. & C.C., Abuja
  52. Ikoyi G.C., Lagos
  53. Le Méridien Ibom Hotel & G. Resort, Uyo
  54. Smokin Hills G. Resort, Ilara Mokin
  55. Ikeja G.C., Lagos   Réunion (3 courses)
  56. G. Bassin Bleu, St.-Gilles-les-Hauts   Rwanda (2 courses)
  57. Kigali G.C., Kigali   St. Helena (3 courses)
  58. St. Helena G.C., Jamestown, St. Helena   Senegal (4 courses)
  59. G. de Saly, Saly   Seychelles (2 courses)
  60. Lémuria Resort G. Cse., Praslin   Sierra Leone (1 course)
  61. Freetown G.C., Lumley Beach, Freetown   South Africa (450 courses)
  62. Fancourt (Links), George, Western Cape ★
  63. Leopard Creek C.C., Malelane, Mpumalanga ★
  64. Gary Player C.C., Sun City, North West ★
  65. Blair Atholl, Diepsloot, Gauging
  66. Arabella G.C., Kleinmond, Western Cape
  67. Fancourt (Montagu), George, Western Cape
  68. Pearl Valley G. & C.C., Winelands, Western Cape
  69. St. Francis Links, St. Francis Bay, Eastern Cape
  70. Royal Johannesburg & Kensington G.C. (East), Johannesburg, Gauteng
  71. Durban C.C., Durban, KZN
  72. Wild Coast C.C., Port Edward, KZN
  73. Glendower, Johannesburg, Gauteng
  74. East London G.C., East London, Eastern Cape
  75. Humewood G.C., Port Elizabeth, East Cape
  76. Highland Gate G.C., Dullstroom, Mpumalanga
  77. Pezula Championship Cse., Knysna, Western Cape
  78. Simola G.C., Knysna, Western Cape
  79. Pinnacle Point Beach and G. Resort, Mossel Bay, Western Cape
  80. Elements Private G. Reserve, Waterberg, Limpopo
  81. Sishen G.C., Kathu, Northern Cape   Sudan (1 course)
  82. Fenti G., Khartoum   Swaziland (12 courses)
  83. Royal Swazi Sun G.C., Mbabane   Tanzania (10 courses)
  84. Dar Es Salaam Gymkhana Club, Dar Es Salaam   Togo (1 course)
  85. G. du Togo, Lomé   Tunisia (16 courses)
  86. G. Oasis Tozeur, Tozeur
  87. The Residence Tunis, Tunis
  88. Yasmine Valley G.C., Hammamet
  89. G. Citrus (La Forêt)
  90. G. El Kantaoui (Panoramic), Port El Kantaoui   Uganda (15 courses)
  91. Uganda G.C., Kampala   Zambia (21 courses)
  92. Nchanga G.C., Chingola
  93. Kansanshi G. Estate, Solwezi
  94. Lusaka G.C., Lusaka
  95. Ndola G.C., Ndola
  96. Chibuluma G.C., Kalulushi   Zimbabwe (30 courses)
  97. Royal Harare G.C., Harare
  98. Leopard Rock G. Resort, Mutare
  99. Elephant Hills G.C., Victoria Falls
  100. Chapman G.C., Harare
  101. Bulawayo G.C., Bulawayo

COUNTRIES WITH NO GOLF   Country | Population
Iraq: 33,420,000
Yemen: 24,410,000
Guinea: 11,750,000
South Sudan: 11,300,000
Somalia: 10,500,000
Eritrea: 6,333,000
Turkmenistan: 5,240,000
Moldova: 3,559,000
Albania: 2,774,000
Macedonia: 2,107,000
Kosovo: 1,824,000
Gaza Strip: 1,816,000
West Bank: 1,715,000
Guinea-Bissau: 1,704,000
Timor-Leste: 1,178,000
Comoros: 734,917
Montenegro: 653,474
Western Sahara: 513,000
Sao Tome and Principe: 192,993
Micronesia, Federated States of: 103,549
Dominica: 73,286
Sint Maarten: 39,689
Liechtenstein: 37,009
San Marino: 32,448
British Virgin Islands: 31,912
Monaco: 30,500
Gibraltar: 29,111
Palau: 21,108
Akrotiri: 15,700
Dhekelia: 15,700
Wallis and Futuna: 15,507
Tuvalu: 10,698
Saint Barthelemy: 7,298
Saint Pierre and Miquelon: 5,774
Montserrat: 5,189
Svalbard: 1,921
Tokelau: 1,353
Holy See (Vatican City): 839
Pitcairn Islands: 65