2010 Golfweek’s Best Modern Courses of Great Britain and Ireland

GB&I Modern Courses: 1960 and later

Course
Location, Opened
Architects
Avg. rating

1. Kingsbarns
Kingsbarns, Scotland, 1999
Kyle Phillips
7.84

2. Castle Stuart
Inverness, Scotland, 2009
Gil Hanse, Mark Parsinen
7.70

3. Loch Lomond
Luss, Scotland, 1994
Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf
7.64

4. Waterville
Waterville Ireland, 1973
Eddie Hackett, Tom Fazio
7.60

5. The European Club
Brittas Bay, Ireland, 1989
Pat Ruddy
7.35

6. Renaissance Club at Archerfield
Dirleton, Scotland, 2008
Tom Doak
7.07

7. Old Head of Kinsale
Kinsale, Ireland, 1997
E.Hackett, Joe Carr, R. Kirby, P. Merrigan, Liam Higgins
6.97

8. Carne
Belmullet, Ireland, 1995
Eddie Hackett
6.74

9. Carton House (Montgomerie)
Maynooth, Ireland, 2003
Colin Montgomerie, Design European Golf
6.63

10. Enniscrone
Enniscrone, Ireland, 1973
Eddie Hackett
6.59

11. Tralee
Tralee, Ireland, 1984
Arnold Palmer
6.57

12. Doonbeg
Doonbeg, Ireland, 2001
Greg Norman
6.52

13. Woburn (Dukes)
Woburn, England, 1976
Charles Lawrie
6.50

14. Woburn (Marquess)
Woburn, England, 1997
Clive Clark, Peter Alliss, Alex Hay, Ross McMurray
6.50

15. St. Andrews (Castle)
St. Andrews, Scotland, 2008
David McLay Kidd
6.50

16. The Grove
Watford, England, 2003
Kyle Phillips
6.50

17. Bearwood Lakes
Sindlesham, England, 1996
Martin Hawtree
6.50

18. Druid’s Glen
Newtownmountkennedy, Ireland, 1995
Pat Ruddy, Tom Craddock
6.40

19. Celtic Manor (Twenty Ten)
Newport, Wales, 2009
Ross McMurray
6.25

20. Fairmont St. Andrews (Torrance)
St. Andrews, Scotland, 2001
Sam Torrance
6.23

21. Machrihanish Dunes
Campbeltown, Scotland, 2009
David McLay Kidd
6.17

22. Carton House (O’Meara)
Maynooth, Ireland, 2002
Mark O’Meara, Design European Golf
6.17

23. Turnberry (Kintyre)
Turnberry, Scotland, 2001
Donald Steel
6.12

24. The Wisley (Garden & Mill)
Ripley, England, 1991
Robert Trent Jones Jr.
6.00

25. Chart Hills
Biddenden, England, 1993
Steve Smyers, Nick Faldo
6.00

26. Ballyliffin (Glashedy)
Ballyliffin, Ireland, 1995
Pat Ruddy, Tom Craddock
5.93

27. The Duke’s St. Andrews
St. Andrews, Scotland, 1995
Peter Thomson, Tim Liddy
5.90

28. Fota Island
Carrigtwohill, Ireland, 1993
Christy O’Connor Jr., Jeff Howes, Peter McEvoy
5.90

29. Skibo Castle
Dornoch, Scotland, 1994
Donald Steel
5.88

30. The K Club (Smurfit)
Straffan, Ireland, 1990
Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay
5.88

31. Rosapenna (Sandy Hills)
Rosapenna, Ireland, 2003
Pat Ruddy
5.88

32. Dundonald Links
Irvine, Scotland, 2003
Kyle Phillips
5.86

33. Forest of Arden (Arden)
Meriden, England, 1970
Donald Steel
5.83

34. The Carrick
Arden, Scotland, 2007
Doug Carrick
5.75

35. The K Club (Palmer)
Straffan, Ireland, 1991
Arnold Palmer
5.75

36. Crail (Craighead)
Crail, Scotland, 1998
Gil Hanse
5.69

37. Adare Manor Golf Resort
Adare, Ireland, 1995
Robert Trent Jones Sr.
5.62

38. Gleneagles (PGA Centenary)
Auchterarder, Scotland, 1993
Jack Nicklaus
5.62

39. Ballybunion (Cashen)
Ballybunion, Ireland, 1982
Robert Trent Jones Sr.
5.60

40. Fairmont St. Andrews (Kittocks)
St. Andrews, Scotland, 2001
Bruce Devlin, Gary Stephenson
5.58

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