World 2020

The latest edition of the Top 100 Golf Courses of the World is taken in cooperation with www.top100golfcourses.com. The list is edited every two years. Top 100 Golf Courses of the World is the ranking list on which every golf facility would love to appear. To be on this list means to have not only a 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. For the more statistically minded reader, the chart includes courses from the following countries: USA (42), England (12), Scotland (12), Australia (9), Ireland (4), Canada (3), Japan (3), New Zealand (3), Netherlands (2) and Northern Ireland (2), with the remaining eight located in Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, France, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, and Wales.

Courses

Rank Course Players
1 Cypress Point Club 142
2 Pine Valley Golf Club 136
3 Shinnecock Hills Golf Club 132
4 Royal County Down Golf Club – The Championship Links 349
5 National Golf Links of America 140
6 Royal Melbourne Golf Club – The West Course 215
7 Oakmont Country Club 120
8 Trump Turnberry – The Ailsa 426
9 St. Andrews Links – The Old Course 597
10 Sand Hills Golf Club 89
11 Royal Portrush Golf Club – The Dunluce Course 339
12 Royal Dornoch – The Championship Course 406
13 Merion Golf Club – The East Course 141
14 Muirfield 317
15 Augusta National Golf Club 84
16 Kingston Heath Golf Club 197
17 Pebble Beach Golf Links 296
18 Crystal Downs Country Club 92
19 Ballybunion Golf Club – The Old Course 318
20 Fishers Island 102
21 Friar's Head 90
22 Royal St. George's Golf Club 303
23 Bandon Dunes – Pacific Dunes 203
24 Sunningdale Golf Club – The Old Course 237
25 Los Angeles Country Club – The North Course 115
26 Chicago Golf Club 83
27 Pinehurst Resort – Pinehurst No. 2 264
28 Carnoustie Golf Links – The Championship Course 480
29 Lahinch Golf Club – The Old Course 294
30 Barnbougle Golf – The Dunes Course 193
31 Winged Foot Golf Club – The West Course 130
32 Hirono Golf Club 43
33 Riviera Country Club 146
34 Prairie Dunes Country Club 80
35 San Francisco Golf Club 129
36 Tara Iti 47
37 Seminole Golf Club 107
38 New South Wales Golf Club 182
39 Morfontaine – Le Grand Parcours 92
40 Royal Birkdale Golf Club 277
41 North Berwick Golf Club - West Links 419
42 Kawana Hotel Golf Course – The Fuji Course 55
43 Kingsbarns Golf Links 458
44 Cape Kidnappers Golf Course 126
45 Sunningdale Golf Club – The New Course 206
46 Cabot Cliffs 71
47 Ballyneal Golf Club 90
48 Portmarnock Golf Club – The Championship Course 334
49 The Country Club – The Composite Course 95
50 Somerset Hills Country Club 88
51 The Camargo Club 60
52 Royal Aberdeen Golf Club – The Balgownie Course 279
53 Castle Stuart Golf Links 326
54 Swinley Forest Golf Club 149
55 Cape Wickham 112
56 Garden City Golf Club 88
57 Bethpage State Park Golf Courses – The Black Course 191
58 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club 272
59 St George’s Golf and Country Club 80
60 California Golf Club of San Francisco 102
61 Cabot Links 90
62 Woodhall Spa Golf Club – The Hotchkin Course 171
63 Diamante Golf Club – The Dunes Course 61
64 Trump International Scotland 263
65 Old Town Club 58
66 Royal Porthcawl Golf Club 213
67 St George's Hill Golf Club – Red & Blue Courses 136
68 Bandon Dunes 203
69 Kiawah Island Golf Resort – The Ocean Course 247
70 Cruden Bay Golf Club – The Championship Course 336
71 The Maidstone Club 123
72 Shoreacres 81
73 Oakland Hills Country Club – The South Course 95
74 Ellerston Golf Club 28
75 Barnbougle Golf – The Lost Farm 169
76 Old Sandwich Golf Club 74
77 Ganton Golf Club 139
78 TPC Sawgrass – The Stadium Course 232
79 Whistling Straits – The Straits Course 169
80 Koninklijke Haagse Golf en Country Club 121
81 Ardfin Golf Course 15
82 St. Enodoc Golf Club – The Church Course 125
83 Bandon Dunes – Old Macdonald 164
84 Muirfield Village Golf Club 94
85 Casa de Campo – The Teeth of the Dog 134
86 Utrecht de Pan 96
87 South Cape Owners Club 11
88 The Victoria Golf Club 155
89 Naruo Golf Club 32
90 Royal Adelaide Golf Club 122
91 West Sussex Golf Club 91
92 Lanhai International - Yangtze Dunes 5
93 European Club 241
94 Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club 89
95 Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club 231
96 Essex County Club 63
97 The Golf Club 67
98 Santapazienza Golf Club 6
99 Bandon Dunes – The Trails Course 146
100 Real Club Valderrama 210

Ranking

Player Courses
1. David Davis 99
2. Joseph Andriole 98
2. Paul Rudovsky 98
4. David Forgan 97
4. Bob McCoy 97
6. Bill Schulz 96
6. Tom Clasby 96
8. Erlend Malfait 95
8. John Cornish 95
10. James Gold 94
11. Jeffrey Lewis 93
12. Greg Ohlendorf 92
12. Yuji Nakamura 92
14. Par Widmark 89
15. Steven Lapper 88
16. Brian Knoetze 87
17. Derek Douglas 86
17. Mark White 86
19. Conny Lindholm 83
19. John Preschlack 83