Golfweek's Best: 2013 Great Britain & Ireland (Modern)

Donald Trump's golf course at Menie near Aberdeen in Scotland.

Location

Opened, Architect(s), Avg. rating


1. Trump International Golf Links-Scotland*

Balmedie, Scotland

2012, Martin Hawtree - 8.04


2. Kingsbarns

St. Andrews, Scotland

1999, Kyle Phillips- 7.93


3. Castle Stuart

Inverness, Scotland

2009, Gil Hanse, Mark Parsinen - 7.87


4. Loch Lomond

Luss, Scotland

1994, Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf - 7.61


5. Waterville

Waterville, Ireland

1973, Eddie Hackett - 7.51


6. The European Club

Brittas Bay, Ireland

1992, Pat Ruddy - 7.32


7. Renaissance Club at Archerfield

Dirleton, Scotland

2008, Tom Doak - 7.27


8. Old Head of Kinsale

Kinsale, Ireland

1997, Eddie Hackett, Joe Carr, Ron Kirby, Paddy Merrigan, Liam Higgins - 6.99


9. Carne

Belmullet, Ireland

1995, Eddie Hackett - 6.91


10. Enniscrone

Enniscrone, Ireland

1973, Eddie Hackett - 6.76


11. Rowallan Castle*

Kilmaurs, Scotland

2010, Colin Montgomerie - 6.75


12. Lough Erne

Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

2009, Nick Faldo - 6.73


13. Carton House (Montgomerie)

Maynooth, Ireland

2003, Colin Montgomerie, European Golf Design - 6.63


14. Tralee

Tralee, Ireland

1984, Arnold Palmer- 6.56


15. Doonbeg

Doonbeg, Ireland

2001, Greg Norman - 6.53


16. Rosapenna (Sandy Hills)

Rosapenna, Ireland

2003, Pat Ruddy - 6.53


17. Ballyliffin (Glashedy)

Ballyliffin, Ireland

1995, Pat Ruddy, Tom Craddock - 6.51


18. Hillside

Southport, England

1967, Fred Hawtree - 6.51


19. Woburn (Marquess)

Woburn, England

1997, Clive Clark, Peter Alliss, Alex Hay, Alex McMurray - 6.50


20. Woburn (Dukes)

Woburn, England

1976, Charles Lawrie - 6.42


21. The Grove

Chandler’s Cross, England

2003, Kyle Phillips - 6.38


22. Carnegie Links at Skibo

Dornoch, Scotland

1994, Donald Steel - 6.34


23. The Carrick

Loch Lomond, Scotland

2007, Doug Carrick - 6.33


24. Celtic Manor (Twenty Ten)

Newport, Wales

2009, Ross McMurray - 6.32


25. St. Andrews (Castle)

St. Andrews, Scotland

2008, David McLay Kidd - 6.31


26. Fairmont St. Andrews (Torrance)

St. Andrews, Scotland

2001, Sam Torrance - 6.24


27. Bearwood Lakes

Wokingham, England

1996, Martin Hawtree - 6.20


28. Druids Glen

Newtownmountkennedy, Ireland

1995, Pat Ruddy, Tom Craddockl - 6.14


29. The Duke’s St. Andrews

St. Andrews, Scotland

1995, Tim Liddy, Peter Thomson - 6.11


30. Turnberry (Kintyre)

Turnberry, Scotland

2001, Donald Steel, 6.06


31. The K Club (Smurfit)

Straffan, Ireland

1990, Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay - 6.04


32. The Wisley (Garden & Mill)

Ripley, England

1991, Robert Trent Jones Jr. - 6.00


33. Dundonald Links

Gailes, Scotland

2003, Kyle Phillips - 5.99


34. Crail (Craighead)

Crail, Scotland

1998, Gil Hanse - 5.90


35. Fota Island

Fota Island, Ireland

1993, Christy O’Connor Jr., Jeff Howes, Peter McEvoy - 5.90


36. Donegal

Donegal, Ireland

1973, Pat Ruddy, Eddie Hackett - 5.87


37. Fairmont St. Andrews (Kittocks)

St. Andrews, Scotland

2001, Bruce Devlin, Gary Stephenson - 5.84


38. Chart Hills

Biddenden, England

1993, Steve Smyers, Nick Faldo - 5.83


39. The K Club (Palmer)

Straffan, Ireland

1991, Arnold Palmer - 5.82


40. Queenwood*

Ottershaw, England

2001, David McLay Kidd - 5.80


41. Machrihanish Dunes

Machrihanish, Scotland

2009, David McLay Kidd - 5.79


42. Adare Manor

Adare, Ireland

1995, Robert Trent Jones Sr. - 5.70


43. Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links*

Portmarnock, Ireland

1995, Jim Engh, Bernhard Langer - 5.62


44. Ballybunion (Cashen)

Ballybunion, Ireland

1982, Robert Trent Jones Sr. - 5.59


45. Forest of Arden

Meriden, England

1970, Donald Steel - 5.58


46. Connemara*

Clifden, Ireland

1973, Eddie Hackett - 5.53


47. Gleneagles (PGA Centenary)

Auchterarder, Scotland

1993, Jack Nicklaus - 5.46


48. Carton House (O’Meara)

Maynooth, Ireland

2002, Mark O’Meara, European Golf Design - 5.46


49. Archerfield Links (Fidra)*

Dirleton, Scotland

2005, David J. Russell - 5.42


50. The Belfry (Brabazon)*

Wishaw, England

1977, Dave Thomas - 5.38


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