World 2018

Taken in cooperation with www.top100golfcourses.com. Top 100 Golf Courses of the World is the ranking list on which every golf facility would love to appear. The list is edited every two years. To be on this list means to have not only great course, but add something extra, something exceptional. Many of these great layouts have been ranked within the World Top 100 since golf course rankings began. The Old course at St Andrews, Augusta National, Royal Melbourne, Pebble Beach and Muirfield are all championship venues with centuries of history. Any list that failed to feature any of the aforementioned courses would be unbelievable. However, new courses do appear on the list from time to time and with the best land, the right architect and a lot of money, anything is possible.

Courses

Rank Course Players
1 Cypress Point Club 135
2 Shinnecock Hills Golf Club 125
3 Pine Valley Golf Club 132
4 Royal County Down Golf Club – The Championship Links 331
5 St. Andrews Links – The Old Course 563
6 Royal Melbourne Golf Club – The West Course 200
7 National Golf Links of America 135
8 Royal Dornoch – The Championship Course 391
9 Oakmont Country Club 113
10 Muirfield 301
11 Sand Hills Golf Club 85
12 Merion Golf Club – The East Course 133
13 Augusta National Golf Club 79
14 Trump Turnberry – The Ailsa 409
15 Royal Portrush Golf Club – The Dunluce Course 319
16 Kingston Heath Golf Club 180
17 Pebble Beach Golf Links 285
18 Bandon Dunes – Pacific Dunes 196
19 Crystal Downs Country Club 88
20 Ballybunion Golf Club – The Old Course 302
21 Fishers Island 99
22 Friar's Head 86
23 Royal St. George's Golf Club 287
24 Chicago Golf Club 77
25 Pinehurst Resort – Pinehurst No. 2 253
26 Carnoustie Golf Links – The Championship Course 457
27 Prairie Dunes Country Club 76
28 Sunningdale Golf Club – The Old Course 228
29 Seminole Golf Club 101
30 Lahinch Golf Club – The Old Course 281
31 Los Angeles Country Club – The North Course 110
32 Winged Foot Golf Club – The West Course 123
33 Barnbougle Golf – The Dunes Course 168
34 San Francisco Golf Club 122
35 Hirono Golf Club 41
36 Tara Iti 45
37 Riviera Country Club 139
38 Royal Birkdale Golf Club 265
39 New South Wales Golf Club 167
40 Morfontaine – Le Grand Parcours 86
41 The Country Club – The Composite Course 90
42 Kingsbarns Golf Links 439
43 Sunningdale Golf Club – The New Course 199
44 Cape Kidnappers Golf Course 121
45 North Berwick Golf Club - West Links 401
46 Cabot Cliffs 61
47 Portmarnock Golf Club – The Championship Course 315
48 Kawana Hotel Golf Course – The Fuji Course 52
49 The Camargo Club 57
50 Castle Stuart Golf Links 312
51 Bethpage State Park Golf Courses – The Black Course 182
52 Cape Wickham 98
53 Oakland Hills Country Club – The South Course 91
54 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club 255
55 Ballyneal Golf Club 87
56 Kiawah Island Golf Resort – The Ocean Course 239
57 Royal Aberdeen Golf Club – The Balgownie Course 264
58 St George’s Golf and Country Club 76
59 Diamante Golf Club – The Dunes Course 59
60 Trump International Scotland 248
61 Cabot Links 78
62 Swinley Forest Golf Club 142
63 Whistling Straits – The Straits Course 163
64 Royal Porthcawl Golf Club 198
65 Muirfield Village Golf Club 89
66 Barnbougle Golf – The Lost Farm 145
67 Garden City Golf Club 84
68 St George's Hill Golf Club – Red & Blue Courses 128
69 Somerset Hills Country Club 83
70 Bandon Dunes 196
71 Cruden Bay Golf Club – The Championship Course 319
72 TPC Sawgrass – The Stadium Course 223
73 Old Sandwich Golf Club 71
74 California Golf Club of San Francisco 96
75 The Victoria Golf Club 142
76 Old Town Club 55
77 Ganton Golf Club 126
78 Woodhall Spa Golf Club – The Hotchkin Course 155
79 Olympic Club – The Lake Course 149
80 The Maidstone Club 118
81 Ellerston Golf Club 26
82 Casa de Campo – The Teeth of the Dog 129
83 Quaker Ridge Golf Club 95
84 Shoreacres 76
85 Walton Heath – The Old Course 197
86 Bandon Dunes – Old Macdonald 157
87 St. Enodoc Golf Club – The Church Course 118
88 The Golf Club 63
89 Koninklijke Haagse Golf en Country Club 113
90 South Cape Owners Club 11
91 Shanqin Bay Golf Club 19
92 Yokohama Country Club – The West Course 21
93 European Club 230
94 Southern Hills Country Club – The Championship Course 66
95 Winged Foot Golf Club – The East Course 88
96 Naruo Golf Club 31
97 Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club 86
98 West Sussex Golf Club 83
99 Royal Adelaide Golf Club 110
100 Utrecht de Pan 81

Ranking

Player Courses
1. David Forgan 100
1. David Davis 100
1. Bob McCoy 100
1. Paul Rudovsky 100
5. Joseph Andriole 99
5. Bill Schulz 99
7. Tom Clasby 98
7. John Cornish 98
9. Yuji Nakamura 96
9. Erlend Malfait 96
11. Jeffrey Lewis 95
12. Greg Ohlendorf 93
12. Par Widmark 93
14. Steven Lapper 91
15. Conny Lindholm 87
16. Mark White 86
17. Susumu Endo 85
17. Jon Orszag 85
19. Brian Knoetze 83
19. David Harak 83