Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club

Sandia Park, New Mexico

Rankings

Golf Digest's Top 100 International Golf Courses

Debuting in 2014, this is Golf Digest's most recent rankings of courses outside of the United States. Courses in BOLD have been played by Billy; 63 so far. Courses in italics are scheduled to played this year.

Top 10 Courses

  1. ROYAL COUNTY DOWN GOLF CLUB (Old Tom Morris 1890, Newcastle, Northern Ireland)
  2. TARA ITI GOLF CLUB (Tom Doak 2015, Te Arai, New Zealand)
  3. ROYAL DORNOCH GOLF CLUB (CHAMPIONSHIP) (Old Tom Morris 1886, Dornoch, Scotland)
  4. ROYAL MELBOURNE GOLF CLUB (WEST) (Alister MacKenzie 1931, Black Rock, Victoria, Australia)
  5. Morfontaine Golf Club (Tom Simpson 1927, Mortefontaine, France)
  6. Hirono Golf Club (Martin Ebert 1932, Miki-Chi, Japan)
  7. MUIRFIELD - THE HONOURABLE COMPANY OF EDINBURGH GOLFERS (Old Tom MOrris 1891, Muirfield, Scotland)
  8. ROYAL PORTRUSH GOLF CLUB (DUNLUCE) (Harry S. Colt 1929, Portrush, Northern Ireland)
  9. ST ANDREWS LINKS (OLD COURSE) (Nature 1400S/Old Tom Morris 1865, St Andrews, Scotland)
  10. CABOT CLIFFS (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 2016, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada)
5th Hole at Royal Melbourne (West)
5th Hole at Royal Melbourne (West)

Courses 11-20

  1. KINGSTON HEATH GOLF CLUB (Des Soutar 1925/Alister MacKenzie 1928, Cheltenham, Australia)
  2. CAPE WICKHAM GOLF LINKS (Mike DeVries and Darius Oliver 2015, King Island, Australia)
  3. TRUMP TURNBERRY (AILSA) (Willie Fernie 1909/MacKenzie Ross 1946/Martin Ebert 2016, Turnberry, Scotland)
  4. NEW SOUTH WALES GOLF CLUB (Alister MacKenzie 1928/Eric Apperly 1947, La Perouse, Australia)
  5. SUNNINGDALE GOLF CLUB (OLD) (Willie Park Jr. 1901/H.S. Colt 1922, Sunningdale, England)
  6. BARNBOUGLE DUNES (Tom Doak and Mike Clayton 2004, Bridport, Australia)
  7. ROYAL BIRKDALE (George Low Jr. 1889/Fred Hawtree 1932, Southport, England)
  8. BALLYBUNION GOLF CLUB (OLD) (P. Murphy 1893/Tom Simpson 1936, Ballybunion, Ireland)
  9. ROYAL MELBOURNE GOLF CLUB (EAST) (Alex Russell 1932, Black Rock, Australia)
  10. CASA DE CAMPO (TEETH OF THE DOG) (Pete Dye 1971, La Romana, Dominican Republic)

Courses 21-30

  1. CAPE KIDNAPPERS (Tom Doak 2004, Te Awanga, New Zealand)
  2. National Golf Club of Canada (George Fazio 1974/Tom Fazio 2005, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada)
  3. NORTH BERWICK GOLF CLUB (WEST) (David Strath 1878, North Berwick, Scotland)
  4. CARNOUSTIE GOLF LINKS (CHAMPIONSHIP) (A. Robertson 1842/Old Tom Morris 1872/James Braid 1926, Carnoustie, Scotland)
  5. SWINLEY FOREST (H.S. Colt 1910, South Ascot, England)
  6. KAURI CLIFFS (Dave Harman 2000, Matauri Bay, New Zealand)
  7. Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (Jack Nicklaus 2007, Cacela, Portugal)
  8. Fancourt (Links) (Gary Player and Phil Jacobs 2000, George, South Africa)
  9. Valderrama Golf Club (Sir Henry Cotton 1974, Sotogrande, Spain)
  10. ROYAL ST. GEORGE'S GOLF CLUB (W. Laidlaw Purves 1887/H.S. Colt 1922, Sandwich, England)
11th Hole at Ballybunion (Old)
11th Hole at Ballybunion (Old)

Courses 31-40

  1. The Club at Nine Bridges Golf Club (Ron Fream & David Dale 2001, Jeje Island, South Korea)
  2. ST. GEORGE'S GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB (Stanley Thompson 1929, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada)
  3. Mid Ocean Club (C.B. Macdonald & Seth Raynor 1921, Tucker's Town, Bermuda)
  4. Yas Links (Kyle Phillips 2010, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
  5. Naruo Golf Club (Harry, Bert, & Joseph Crane 1920/C.H. Alison 1931, Inagawa, Hyogo, Japan)
  6. Bro Hof Slott Golf Club (Stadium) (Robert Trent Jones, Jr. 2007, Bro, Sweden)
  7. BARNBOUGLE LOST FARM (Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw 2010, Bridport, Tasmania, Australia)
  8. Shanqin Bay Golf Club (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 2012, Hainan Island, China)
  9. CABOT LINKS (Rod Whitman 2012, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  10. UTRECHT DE PAN GOLF CLUB (H.S. Colt 1929, Utrecht, Netherlands)
18th Hole at Muirfield Village
18th Hole at Muirfield Village

Courses 41-50

  1. LAHINCH GOLF CLUB (OLD) (Old Tom Morris 1893/Alister MacKenzie 1927/Martin Hawtree 2003, Lahinch, Ireland)
  2. Kawana Resort (Fuji) (C.H. Alison/Kinya Fujita 1936, Ito-Shi, Japan)
  3. SUNNINGDALE GOLF CLUB (NEW) (H.S. Colt 1922, Sunningdale, England)
  4. Lofoten Links (Jeremy Turner 2015, Gims√łyand, Norway)
  5. ROYAL PORTHCAWL GOLF CLUB (Ramsay Hunter 1895, Porthcawl, Wales)
  6. KINGSBARNS GOLF LINKS (Kyle Phillips 1999, St Andrews, Scotland)
  7. Leopard Creek Country Club (Gary Player 1996, Malelane, South Africa)
  8. ROYAL LYTHAM & ST. ANNES (George Low Jr. 1897, Lytham St. Annes, England)
  9. PUNTA ESPADA GOLF CLUB (Jack Nicklaus 2008, Cap Cana, Dominican Republic)
  10. DIAMANTE (DUNES) (Davis Love III and Mark Love 2010/Paul Cowley 2016, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico)
8th at Whistling Straits (Straits)
8th at Whistling Straits (Straits)

Courses 51-60

  1. CRUDEN BAY GOLF CLUB (Tom Simpson 1926, Cruden Bay, Scotland)
  2. HAMILTON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB (H.S. Colt 1914, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada)
  3. ROYAL TROON GOLF CLUB (OLD) (Willie Fernie 1887, Troon, Scotland)
  4. RYE GOLF CLUB (OLD) (H.S. Colt 1895/Tom Simpson, Herbert Tippet, and Guy Campbell 1907, Camber, England)
  5. Sentosa Golf Club (Serapong) (Ronald Fream 1982/Gene Bates 2006, Singapore)
  6. Loch Lomond Golf Club (Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf 1992, Luss, Scotland)
  7. VICTORIA GOLF CLUB (Oscar Damman and Bill Meader 1927; Alister MacKenzie consulting, Melbourne, Australia)
  8. METROPOLITAN GOLF CLUB (J.B. Mackenzie and C.W. Chapman 1908/Alister MacKenzie 1926, Melbourne, Australia)
  9. ROYAL ABERDEEN GOLF CLUB (BALGOWNIE) (Archie and Robert Simpson 1888, Aberdeen, Scotland)
  10. WATERVILLE GOLF LINKS (Eddie Hackett 1973, Waterville, Ireland)
17th Hole at Shadow Creek
17th Hole at Shadow Creek

Courses 61-70

  1. Tokyo Golf Club (Komei Ohtani 1939, Sayama City, Japan)
  2. PORTMARNOCK GOLF CLUB (OLD) (W.C. Pickerman/George Ross/Mungo Park 1894/George Coburn 1896, Portmarnock, Ireland)
  3. Jack's Point Golf Course (John Darby 2008, Queenstown, New Zealand)
  4. Machrihanish Golf Club (Charles Hunter 1876/Old Tom Morris 1879, Machrihanish, Scotland)
  5. The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip (Greg Norman 2014, Ho Tram, Vientnam)
  6. KINLOCH GOLF CLUB (Jack Nicklaus 2007, Ho Tram, New Zealand)
  7. WOODHALL SPA (HOTCHKIN) (Harry Vardon 1905/H.S. Colt 1912/S.V. Hotchkin 1926, Woodhall Spa, England)
  8. TRUMP INTERNATIONAL GOLF LINKS (Martin Hawtree 2012, Aberdeen, Scotland)
  9. ST. GEORGE'S HILL GOLF CLUB (BLUE & RED) (H.S. Colt 1913, Weybridge, England)
  10. Royal Adelaide Golf Club (Herbert Rymill 1905 & 1910/Alister MacKenzie & Alex Russell 1926/Alex Russell 1951, Seaton, South Australia, Australia)
16th Hole at Lahinch
16th Hole at Lahinch

Courses 71-80

  1. Ganton Golf Club (Tom Chisholm 1891/Harry Vardon, James Braid, Herbert Fowler, Harry Colt, and Alister MacKenzie later, Yorkshire, England)
  2. CASTLE STUART GOLF LINKS (Gil Hanse & Mark Parsinen 2009, Inverness, Scotland)
  3. QUERENCIA COUNTRY CLUB (Tom Fazio 2000, Los Cabos, Baja Sur, Mexico)
  4. Sheshan International Golf Club (Neil Haworth & Robin Nelson 2004, Shanghai, China)
  5. FAIRMONT JASPER PARK LODGE GOLF COURSE (Stanley Thompson 1925, Jasper, Alberta, Canada)
  6. Capilano Golf and Country Club (Stanley Thompson 1938, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
  7. Spring City Golf and Lake Resort (Lake) (Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1998, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China)
  8. ROYAL LIVERPOOL GOLF CLUB (George Morris 1869, Hoylake, England)
  9. Anyang Country Club (Chohei Miyazawa 1968, Kunpo-shi, Kyonggi-Do, South Korea)
  10. THE NATIONAL GOLF CLUB (MOONAH) (Greg Norman 2000, Cape Schanck, Victoria, Australia)
4th Hole at Bethpage State Park (Black)
4th Hole at Bethpage State Park (Black)

Courses 81-90

  1. ROYAL CINQUE PORTS (Henry Hunter 1892 and James Braid 1919 and Guy Campbell 1946, Deal, England)
  2. ST. ENODOC GOLF CLUB (CHURCH) (James Braid 1907 and 1922, Tom Simpson 1930, Wadebridge, England)
  3. The Memphremagog Golf Club (Thomas McBroom 2008, Magog, Quebec, Canada)
  4. Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea (Jack Nicklaus 2010, Incheon City, South Korea)
  5. OLD HEAD OF KINSALE (Ron Kirby, Paddy Merrigan, Liam Higgins, Eddie Hackett, Dr. Joe Carr, and Haulie O'Shea 1997, County Cork, Ireland)
  6. Le Golf National (Albatross) (Robert von Hagge and Hubert Chesneau 1990, Ross McMurray 2016, Guyancourt, France)
  7. QUIVIRA GOLF CLUB (Jack Nicklaus 2014, Cabo San Lucas, Baja Sur, Mexico)
  8. FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS GOLF COURSE (Stanley Thompson 1928, Banff, Alberta, Canada)
  9. PRESTWICK GOLF CLUB (Old Tom Morris 1851/1883, Prestwick, Scotland)
  10. Tobiano Golf Course (Thomas McBroom 2007, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada)
8th Hole at Royal Troon (Old)
8th Hole at Royal Troon (Old)

Courses 91-100

  1. COUNTY SLIGO GOLF CLUB AT ROSSES POINT (COLT) (Harry Colt 1927, Eddie Hackett 1983, Pat Ruddy 2014, County Sligo, Ireland)
  2. Siam Country Club (Old) (Ichisuke Izumi 1970/Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley 2007, Pattaya, Thailand)
  3. THE EUROPEAN CLUB (Pat Ruddy 1987, Brittas Bay, County Wicklow, Ireland)
  4. CAPE BRETON HIGHLAND LINKS (Stanley Thompson 1941, Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  5. Emirates Golf Club (Majlis) (Karl Litten 1988, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
  6. TORONTO GOLF CLUB (Harry Colt 1912, Martin Hawtree 2010, Mississauga, Canada)
  7. Durban Country Club (George Waterman and Lawrence Waters 1922, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
  8. Western Gailes Golf Club (Fred Morris and/or Willie Fernie and/or Fred W. Hawtree 1899, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland)
  9. Brg Da Nang Golf Club (Greg Norman 2010, Da Nang, Vietnam)
  10. Gleneagles Hotel Golf Club (King's) (James Braid, C.K. Hutchison 1919, Gleneagles, Scotland)
4th Hole at Victoria Golf Club
4th Hole at Victoria Golf Club

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