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World 2023

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's 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: the USA (45), England (11), Scotland (12), Australia (7), 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, South Korea, Spain, Norway, and Wales.

Courses

Rank Course Players
1 Cypress Point Club 147
2 Pine Valley Golf Club 143
3 Royal County Down Golf Club – The Championship Links 371
4 Shinnecock Hills Golf Club 139
5 National Golf Links of America 143
6 Royal Melbourne Golf Club – The West Course 225
7 St. Andrews Links – The Old Course 625
8 Oakmont Country Club 123
9 Sand Hills Golf Club 91
10 Trump Turnberry – The Ailsa 444
11 Muirfield 332
12 Augusta National Golf Club 86
13 Royal Dornoch – The Championship Course 430
14 Royal Portrush Golf Club – The Dunluce Course 358
15 Merion Golf Club – The East Course 148
16 Pebble Beach Golf Links 306
17 Ballybunion Golf Club – The Old Course 333
18 Fishers Island 109
19 Royal St. George's Golf Club 325
20 Kingston Heath Golf Club 206
21 Bandon Dunes – Pacific Dunes 212
22 Sunningdale Golf Club – The Old Course 254
23 Los Angeles Country Club – The North Course 119
24 Crystal Downs Country Club 97
25 Hirono Golf Club 47
26 Barnbougle Golf – The Dunes Course 204
27 Friar's Head 96
28 Pinehurst Resort – Pinehurst No. 2 272
29 Tara Iti 50
30 Riviera Country Club 151
31 Chicago Golf Club 89
32 North Berwick Golf Club - West Links 439
33 Lahinch Golf Club – The Old Course 306
34 Winged Foot Golf Club – The West Course 136
35 Prairie Dunes Country Club 84
36 Carnoustie Golf Links – The Championship Course 509
37 San Francisco Golf Club 135
38 Seminole Golf Club 110
39 Morfontaine – Le Grand Parcours 100
40 Royal Birkdale Golf Club 299
41 Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort – The St. Patrick’s Links 46
42 Cabot Cliffs 74
43 Somerset Hills Country Club 93
44 Portmarnock Golf Club – The Championship Course 351
45 Kingsbarns Golf Links 482
46 Kawana Hotel Golf Course – The Fuji Course 58
47 Swinley Forest Golf Club 164
48 The Country Club – The Composite Course 98
49 New South Wales Golf Club 190
50 The Camargo Club 61
51 Shanqin Bay Golf Club 19
52 Ballyneal Golf Club 91
53 Sunningdale Golf Club – The New Course 224
54 Oakland Hills Country Club – The South Course 98
55 Cabot Highlands - former Castle Stuart Golf Links 347
56 California Golf Club of San Francisco 110
57 Garden City Golf Club 90
58 Cape Wickham 118
59 Old Town Club 61
60 Woodhall Spa Golf Club – The Hotchkin Course 183
61 The Maidstone Club 126
62 Bethpage State Park Golf Courses – The Black Course 195
63 Royal Aberdeen Golf Club – The Balgownie Course 300
64 Shoreacres 85
65 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club 292
66 Trump International Scotland 285
67 St George’s Golf and Country Club 84
68 Cruden Bay Golf Club – The Championship Course 357
69 Ganton Golf Club 155
70 Ardfin Golf Course 28
71 Royal Porthcawl Golf Club 230
72 St George's Hill Golf Club – Red & Blue Courses 153
73 Bandon Dunes 211
74 St. Enodoc Golf Club – The Church Course 136
75 Bandon Dunes – The Trails Course 153
76 Oak Hill Country Club – The East Course 84
77 Ellerston Golf Club 29
78 Koninklijke Haagse Golf en Country Club 126
79 South Cape Owners Club 11
80 Utrecht de Pan 103
81 CapRock Ranch 6
82 Cabot Links 93
83 Kiawah Island Golf Resort – The Ocean Course 255
84 Cape Kidnappers Golf Course 133
85 Whistling Straits – The Straits Course 173
86 Naruo Golf Club 35
87 Southern Hills Country Club – The Championship Course 72
88 Casa de Campo – The Teeth of the Dog 136
89 Sleepy Hollow Country Club 47
90 Barnbougle Golf – The Lost Farm 178
91 Myopia Hunt Club 69
92 Eastward Ho! 57
93 Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club 253
94 Inverness Club 79
95 Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club 95
96 Lofoten Links 42
97 Baltusrol Golf Club – The Lower Course 89
98 Rock Creek Cattle Company 32
99 Santapazienza Golf Club 6
100 Real Club Valderrama 226

Ranking

Player Courses
1. David Davis 99
1. Joseph Andriole 99
3. Paul Rudovsky 96
4. David Forgan 95
4. Tom Clasby 95
6. Bob McCoy 94
6. Bill Schulz 94
8. Yuji Nakamura 92
9. James Gold 91
10. Erlend Malfait 90
10. Greg Ohlendorf 90
12. John Cornish 89
13. John Preschlack 88
14. Jeffrey Lewis 87
15. Derek Douglas 86
15. Brian Knoetze 86
17. Mark White 85
18. Par Widmark 84
18. Steven Lapper 84
20. David Harak 82