Golfweek's Best: GB&I Modern Courses (2014)

The view from the tee at the second hole at Trump Scotland.

Location
Opened, Architect(s), Avg. rating


1. (1) Trump International Golf Links-Scotland

Aberdeen, Scotland

2012, Martin Hawtree, 7.98


2. (2) Kingsbarns

St. Andrews, Scotland

1999, Kyle Phillips, 7.95


3. (3) Castle Stuart

Inverness, Scotland

2009, Gil Hanse, Mark Parsinen, 7.80


4. (4) Loch Lomond

Luss, Scotland

1994, Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf, 7.56


5. (5) Waterville

Waterville, Ireland

1973, Eddie Hackett, 7.51


6. (7) Renaissance Club at Archerfield

Dirleton, Scotland

2008, Tom Doak, 7.42


7. (8) Old Head of Kinsale

Kinsale, Ireland

1997, Eddie Hackett, Joe Carr, Ron Kirby, Paddy Merrigan, Liam Higgins, 7.30


8. (6) The European Club

Brittas Bay, Ireland

1992, Pat Ruddy, 7.21


9. (14) Tralee

Tralee, Ireland

1984, Arnold Palmer, 7.05


10. (11) Rowallan Castle

Kilmaurs, Scotland

2010, Colin Montgomerie, 7.00


11. (9) Carne

Belmulett, Ireland

1995, Eddie Hackett, 6.94


12. (10) Enniscrone

Enniscrone, Ireland

1973, Eddie Hackett, 6.88


13. (15) Doonbeg

Doonbeg, Ireland

2001, Greg Norman, 6.84


14. (25) St. Andrews (Castle)

St. Andrews, Scotland

2008, David McLay Kidd, 6.82


15. (13) Carton House (Montgomerie)

Maynooth, Ireland

2003, Colin Montgomerie, European Golf Design, 6.79


16. (NR) Killeen Castle*

Dunsany, Ireland

2008, Jack Nicklaus, 6.77


17. (12) Lough Erne

Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

2009, Nick Faldo, 6.70


18. (18) Hillside

Southport, England

1967, Fred Hawtree, 6.56


19. (40) Queenwood

Ottershaw, England

2001, David McLay Kidd, 6.53


20. (17) Ballyliffin (Glashedy)

Ballyliffin, Ireland

1995, Pat Ruddy, Tom Craddock, 6.51


21. (20) Woburn (Dukes)

Woburn, England

1976, Charles Lawrie, 6.50


22. (16) Rosapenna (Sandy Hills)

Rosapenna, Ireland

2003, Pat Ruddy, 6.48


23. (32) The Wisley (Garden & Mill)

Ripley, England

1991, Robert Trent Jones Jr., 6.45


24. (21) The Grove

Chandler’s Cross, England

2003, Kyle Phillips, 6.42


25. (23) The Carrick

Arden, Scotland

2007, Doug Carrick, 6.33


26. (24) Celtic Manor (Twenty Ten)

Newport, Wales

2009, Ross McMurray, 6.32


27. (22) Carnegie Links at Skibo

Dornoch, Scotland

1994, Donald Steel, 6.28


28. (26) Fairmont St. Andrews (Torrance)

St. Andrews, Scotland

2001, Sam Torrance, 6.16


29. (27) Bearwood Lakes

Wokingham, England

1996, Martin Hawtree, 6.08


30. (29) The Duke’s St. Andrews

St. Andrews, Scotland

1995, Tim Liddy, Peter Thomson, 6.03


31. (28) Druids Glen

Newtownmountkennedy, Ireland

1995, Pat Ruddy, Tom Craddock, 6.02


32. (33) Dundonald Links

Gailes, Scotland

2003, Kyle Phillips, 6.02


33. (30) Turnberry (Kintyre)

Turnberry, Scotland

2001, Donald Steel, 6.01


34. (31) The K Club (Smurfit)

Straffan, Ireland

1990, Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay, 6.00


35. (35) Fota Island

Fota Island, Ireland

1993, Christy O’Connor Jr., Jeff Howes, Peter McEvoy, 5.98


36. (41) Machrihanish Dunes

Campbeltown, Scotland

2009, David McLay Kidd, 5.96


37. (36) Donegal

Murvagh, Ireland

1973, Pat Ruddy, Eddie Hackett, 5.95


38. (34) Crail (Craighead)

Crail, Scotland

1998, Gil Hanse, 5.90


39. (37) Fairmont St. Andrews (Kittocks)

St. Andrews, Scotland

2001, Bruce Devlin, Gary Stephenson, 5.84


40. (42) Adare Manor

Adare, Ireland

1995, Robert Trent Jones Sr., 5.82


41. (19) Woburn (Marquess)

Woburn, England

1997, Clive Clark, Peter Alliss, Alex Hay, Alex McMurray, 5.75


42. (47) Gleneagles (PGA Centenary)

Auchterarder, Scotland

1993, Jack Nicklaus, 5.61


43. (39) The K Club ( Palmer)

Straffan, Ireland

1991, Arnold Palmer, 5.59


44. (45) Forest of Arden

Meriden, England

1970, Donald Steel, 5.58


45. (46) Connemara

Clifden, Ireland

1973, Eddie Hackett, 5.54


46. (43) Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links

Portmarnock, Ireland

1995, Jim Engh, Bernhard Langer, 5.52


47. (44) Ballybunion (Cashen)

Ballybunion, Ireland

1982, Robert Trent Jones Sr., 5.52


48. (48) Carton House (O’Meara)

Maynooth, Ireland

2002, Mark O’Meara, European Golf Design, 5.50


49. (38) Chart Hills

Biddenden, England

1993, Steve Smyers, Nick Faldo, 5.50


50. (50) The Belfry (Brabazon)

Wisham, England

1977, Dave Thomas, 5.36

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