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World Top 100 Golf Courses (Golf Magazine)

This is the World's Top 100 golf courses according to US Golf Magazine September 2011.

Australian entries in Golf Magazine's World Top 100

There is little change from the 2009 list, with Royal Melbourne West our top course up one spot from 14 to 13. Unfortunately the East course which was listed at 72 in 2007 when the magazine ranked the two courses independently has not re-appeared since, presumably due to conditioning issues and the rework being undertaken with architect Tom Doak.

Lost Farm enters the list at 82 whilst Barnbougle Dunes moves up a couple of notches to 41.

Kingston Heath remains our second best course at 27.

Although all ranking lists are contentious and highly subjective, six entries in the Top 100 isn't such a bad result for a nation like Australia. There is no doubt that our next best few courses are well and truly world-class, but until more panelists make the journey here the chances of Victoria and Commonwealth returning to the Top 100 or the likes of National Moonah and Ellerston making the list is unlikely.

Course Name Country 2011 2009
Pine Valley Golf Club USA 1 1
Cypress Point Club USA 2 2
Augusta National Golf Club USA 3 3
St. Andrews Golf Club (Old) SCOTLAND 4 4
Royal County Down Golf Club N. IRELAND 5 5
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club USA 6 6
Pebble Beach Golf Links USA 7 7
Oakmont Country Club USA 8 8
Muirfield Golf Club SCOTLAND 9 9
Merion Golf Club (East) USA 10 10
Sand Hills Golf Club USA 11 11
National Golf Links Of America USA 12 12
Royal Melbourne G.C. (West) AUSTRALIA 13 14
Royal Portrush Golf Club (Dunluce) N. IRELAND 14 13
Pinehurst Country Club (No. 2) USA 15 19
Royal Dornoch Golf Club SCOTLAND 16 15
Ballybunion Golf Club (Old) IRELAND 17 18
Turnberry Golf Club (Ailsa) SCOTLAND 18 17
Pacific Dunes Golf Club USA 19 16
Crystal Downs Country Club USA 20 20
Carnoustie G.C.(Championship) SCOTLAND 21 22
Winged Foot Golf Club (West) USA 22 23
Seminole Golf Club USA 23 21
Chicago Golf Club USA 24 24
Prairie Dunes Country Club USA 25 25
San Francisco Golf Club USA 26 26
Kingston Health Golf Club AUSTRALIA 27 27
Fishers Island Golf Club USA 28 31
Oakland Hills C.C. (South) USA 29 28
Royal Birkdale Golf Club ENGLAND 30 29
Riviera Country Club USA 31 30
Royal St. George's Golf Club ENGLAND 32 34
Cape Kidnappers NEW ZEALAND 33 36
New South Wales Golf Club AUSTRALIA 34 38
Sunningdale Golf Club (Old) ENGLAND 35 33
Bethpage Golf Club (Black) USA 36 35
The Country Club (Open) USA 37 37
Friars Head USA 38 32
Los Angeles C.C. (North) USA 39 52
Hirono Golf Club JAPAN 40 39
Barnbougle Dunes AUSTRALIA 41 43
Lahinch Golf Club IRELAND 42 44
Olympic Club (Lake) USA 43 41
Whistling Straits Golf Club USA 44 40
Kiawah Island (Ocean) USA 45 47
Portmarnock Golf Club IRELAND 46 45
Casa De Campo (Teeth of the Dog) DOM. REP. 47 42
Royal Troon Golf Club (Old) SCOTLAND 48 48
Nine Bridges KOREA 49 55
Garden City Golf Club USA 50 51
TPC At Sawgrass (Stadium) USA 51 50
Muirfield Village Golf Club USA 52 46
Baltusrol Golf Club (Lower) USA 53 49
Kingsbarns Golf Club SCOTLAND 54 61
Morfontaine Golf Club FRANCE 55 54
Castle Stuart SCOTLAND 56 NR
Royal Lytham & St. Annes G.C. ENGLAND 57 53
Diamante MEXICO 58 NR
Woodhall Spa Golf Club ENGLAND 59 56
Bandon Dunes Golf Club USA 60 58
Oak Hill Country Club (East) USA 61 57
The Golf Club USA 62 59
Southern Hills Country Club USA 63 60
Shoreacres Country Club USA 64 71
Medinah Country Club (No. 3) USA 65 62
Ganton Golf Club ENGLAND 66 63
Old Sandwich USA 67 69
Oitavas Dunes PORTUGAL 68 88
Camargo Club USA 69 66
Quaker Ridge Golf Club USA 70 70
Inverness Club USA 71 68
Maidstone Club USA 72 65
Loch Lomond Golf Club SCOTLAND 73 64
Old Macdonald USA 74 NR
Winged Foot Golf Club (East) USA 75 67
Kawana Golf Club (Fuji) JAPAN 76 74
Royal Liverpool Golf Club ENGLAND 77 80
Harbour Town Golf Links USA 78 73
Ballyneal USA 79 83
Kauri Cliffs NEW ZEALAND 80 78
Somerset Hills Country Club USA 81 79
Barnbougle Lost Farm AUSTRALIA 82 NR
Cruden Bay Golf Club SCOTLAND 83 81
Nanea USA 84 75
Royal Adelaide Golf Club AUSTRALIA 85 72
Walton Heath Golf Club (Old) ENGLAND 86 82
Chambers Bay USA 87 77
Valderrama Club de Golf SPAIN 88 76
North Berwick (West) SCOTLAND 89 93
St. George's Golf Club CANADA 90 89
Waterville IRELAND 91 91
Swinley Forest ENGLAND 92 84
Macrihanish SCOTLAND 93 92
Royal Porthcawl WALES 94 100
European Club IRELAND 95 85
Tokyo Golf Club JAPAN 96 97
Valley Club Of Montecito USA 97 98
Highlands Links Golf Club CANADA 98 86
Durban Golf Club S. AFRICA 99 94
Cabo Del Sol Golf Club MEXICO 100 95