Golfweek's Best: 2012 GB&I Modern courses

Location

Opened Architect(s)

Avg. rating

GB&I Modern Courses: 1960 and later


1. Kingsbarns

St. Andrews, Scotland

1999 - Kyle Phillips

7.92


2. Castle Stuart

Inverness, Scotland

2009 - Gil Hanse, Mark Parsinen

7.82


3. Loch Lomond

Dunbartonshire, Scotland

1994 - Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

7.68


4. Waterville

Waterville, Ireland

1973 - Eddie Hackett

7.54


5. Renaissance Club at Archerfield

Dirleton, Scotland

2008 - Tom Doak

7.41


6. The European Club

Brittas Bay, Ireland

1992 - Pat Ruddy

7.38


7. Old Head of Kinsale

Kinsale, Ireland

1997 - Eddie Hackett, Joe Carr, Ron Kirby, Paddy Merrigan, Liam Higgins

6.97


8. Carne

Belmullet, Ireland

1995 - Eddie Hackett

6.89


9. Enniscrone

Enniscrone, Ireland

1973 - Eddie Hackett

6.78


10. Lough Erne

Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

2009 - Nick Faldo

6.74


11. Carton House (Montgomerie)

Maynooth, Ireland

2003 - Colin Montgomerie, Design European Golf

6.63


12. Tralee

Ardfert, Ireland

1984 - Arnold Palmer

6.55


13. Doonbeg

Doonbeg, Ireland

2001 - Greg Norman

6.53


14. Ballyliffin (Glashedy)

Ballyliffin, Ireland

1995 - Pat Ruddy, Tom Craddock

6.51


15. Hillside

Southport, England

1967 - Fred Hawtree

6.51


16. Woburn (Marquess)

Woburn, England

1997 - Clive Clark, Peter Alliss, Alex Hay, Alex McMurray

6.50


17. Woburn (Dukes)

Woburn, England

1976 - Charles Lawrie

6.50


18. Bearwood Lakes

Wokingham, England

1996 - Martin Hawtree

6.50


19. Rosapenna (Sandy Hills)

Rosapenna, Ireland

2003 - Pat Ruddy

6.38


20. The Grove

Chandler’s Cross, England

2003 - Kyle Phillips

6.38


21. Carnegie Links at Skibo

Dornoch, Scotland

1994 - Donald Steel

6.37


22. The Carrick

Loch Lomond, Scotland

2007 - Doug Carrick

6.33


23. St. Andrews (Castle)

St. Andrews, Scotland

2008 - David McLay Kidd

6.32


24. Celtic Manor (Twenty Ten)

Newport, Wales

2009 - Robert Trent Jones II, Ross McMurray

6.32


25. Fairmont St. Andrews (Torrance)

St. Andrews, Scotland

2001 - Sam Torrance

6.24


26. Druids Glen

Newtownmountkennedy, Ireland

1995 - Pat Ruddy, Tom Craddock

6.18


27. The Duke’s St. Andrews

St. Andrews, Scotland

1995 - Peter Thomson, Tim Liddy

6.09


28. The K Club (Smurfit)

Straffan, Ireland

1990 - Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay

6.07


29. Turnberry (Kintyre)

Turnberry, Scotland

2001 - Donald Steel

6.06


30. Dundonald Links

Irvine, Scotland

2003 - Kyle Phillips

6.00


31. The Wisley (Garden & Mill)

Ripley, England

1991 - Robert Trent Jones Jr.

6.00


32. Fota Island

Carrigtwohill, Ireland

1993 - Christy O’Connor Jr., Jeff Howes, Peter McEvoy

5.90


33. Crail (Craighead)

Crail, Scotland

1998 - Gil Hanse

5.88


34. The K Club (Palmer)

Straffan, Ireland

1991 - Arnold Palmer

5.86


35. Donegal

Donegal, Ireland

1973 - Pat Ruddy, Eddie Hackett

5.85


36. Chart Hills

Biddenden, England

1993 - Steve Smyers, Nick Faldo

5.83


37. Fairmont St. Andrews (Kittocks)

St. Andrews, Scotland

2001 - Bruce Devlin, Gary Stephenson

5.83


38. Forest of Arden

Meriden, England

1970 - Donald Steel

5.83


39. Machrihanish Dunes

Machrihanish, Scotland

2009 - David McLay Kidd

5.70


40. Ballybunion (Cashen)

Ballybunion, Ireland

1982 - Robert Trent Jones Sr.

5.57


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