Golfweek’s Best Great Britain & Ireland Classic Courses

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Royal County Down
Royal County Down

Location

Opened, Architect(s), Avg. rating

1. Royal County Down

Newcastle, Northern Ireland

1889, Old Tom Morris - 9.04


2. St. Andrews (Old Course)

St. Andrews, Scotland

1800, Unknown - 8.79


3. Royal Portrush (Dunluce)

Portrush, Northern Ireland

1888, Harry S. Colt - 8.53


4. Royal Dornoch

Dornoch, Scotland

1877, Old Tom Morris, John Sutherland, George Duncan - 8.51


5. Muirfield

Gullane, Scotland

1892 , Old Tom Morris - 8.45


6. Sunningdale (Old)

Sunningdale, England

1900, Harry S. Colt, Willie Park Jr. - 8.39


7. Ballybunion (Old)

Ballybunion, Ireland

1893, Tom Simpson, P. Murphy - 8.34


8. Royal St. George’s ...

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January 12, 2012 | 12:05 p.m.

Golfweek's Best: 2012 GB&I Classic courses

Golfweek Staff
No. 10 hole at Royal Dornoch in Scotland.
No. 10 hole at Royal Dornoch in Scotland.

Location

Opened Architect(s)

Avg. rating


GB&I Classic Courses: Before 1960


1. Royal County Down

Newcastle, Northern Ireland

1889, Old Tom Morris

9.04


2. St. Andrews (Old Course)

St. Andrews, Scotland

1800, Unknown

8.76


3. Royal Portrush (Dunluce)

Portrush, Northern Ireland

1888, Harry S. Colt

8.57


4. Muirfield

Gullane, Scotland

1892, Old Tom Morris

8.49


5. Royal Dornoch

Dornoch, Scotland

1877 - Old Tom Morris, John Sutherland, George Duncan

8.48


6. Sunningdale (Old)

Sunningdale, England

1900 - Harry S. Colt, Willie Park Jr.

8.36


7. Ballybunion (Old)

Ballybunion, Ireland

1893 - Tom Simpson, P. Murphy

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January 4, 2011 | 5:58 p.m.

2011 Golfweek's Best Classic GB&I Courses

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The approach to the green on the par 4, 13th hole ‘Hole O’Cross,’ which shares it’s green with the par 5, 5th hole on the Old Course at St Andrews.
The approach to the green on the par 4, 13th hole ‘Hole O’Cross,’ which shares it’s green with the par 5, 5th hole on the Old Course at St Andrews.

Golfweek’s Best: GB&I Classic Courses (Before 1960)


Rank. Course Name (2010 rank)

Location - Opened

Architects

Avg. rating


1. Royal County Down (1)

Newcastle, Northern Ireland, 1889

Old Tom Morris

9.13


2. St. Andrews (Old Course) (2)

St. Andrews, Scotland, 1400

Unknown

8.74


3. Royal Portrush (3)

Portrush, Northern Ireland, 1888

Harry S. Colt

8.58


4. Muirfield (4)

Gullane, Scotland, 1892

Old Tom Morris

8.34


5. Royal Dornoch (8)

Dornoch, Scotland, 1877

Old Tom Morris, John Sutherland, George Duncan

8.31


6. Ballybunion (Old) (5)

Ballybunion, Ireland, 1893

Tom Simpson, P. Murphy

8.28


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