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

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

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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