Golfweek's Best: Great Britain & Ireland Modern Courses 2016

The par 3, 16th hole at Tralee Golf Club.

Golfweek's Best: Great Britain & Ireland Modern Courses 2016

Golfweek's Best

Golfweek's Best: Great Britain & Ireland Modern Courses 2016

(1960 to present)

No. (2015 rank) Course
Location
Opened, Architect(s), Avg. rating

1. (1) Trump International Golf Links Scotland
Aberdeen, Scotland
2013, Martin Hawtree, 7.92

2. (2) Kingsbarns
Kingsbarns, Scotland
1999, Kyle Phillips, 7.89

3. (3) Castle Stuart
Inverness, Scotland
2009, Gil Hanse, Mark Parsinen, 7.65

4. (4) Loch Lomond
Luss, Scotland
1994, Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf, 7.61

5. (5) Waterville
Waterville, Ireland
1973, Eddie Hackett, Tom Fazio, 7.49

6. (6) Renaissance Club at Archerfield
Dirleton, Scotland
2008, Tom Doak, 7.35

7. (7) Old Head of Kinsale
Kinsale, Ireland
1997, Eddie Hackett, Joe Carr, Ron Kirby, Paddy Merrigan, Liam Higgins, 7.34

8. (8) The European Club
Brittas Bay, Ireland
1992, Pat Ruddy, 7.23

9. (9) Tralee
Tralee, Ireland
1984, Arnold Palmer, 7.06

10. (10) Rowallan Castle GC
Kilmaurs, Scotland
2010, Colin Montgomerie, 7.00

11. (12) Enniscrone
Enniscrone, Ireland
1973, Eddie Hackett, 6.85

12. (11) Carne
Belmulett, Ireland
1995, Eddie Hackett, 6.84

13. (14) Carton House (Montgomerie)
Maynooth, Ireland
2003, Colin Montgomerie, European Golf Design, 6.79

14. (13) Trump International Golf Links
Doonbeg, Ireland
2001, Greg Norman, 6.73

15. (17) Queenwood GC
Ottershaw, England
2001, David McLay Kidd, 6.73

16. (15) Lough Erne
Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
2009, Nick Faldo, 6.68

17. (16) Killeen Castle
Dunsany, Ireland
2008, Jack Nicklaus, 6.68

18. (18) Hillside Golf Club
Southport, England
1967, Fred Hawtree, 6.64

19. (21) Woburn (Dukes)
Woburn, England
1976, Charles Lawrie, 6.63

20. (20) Ballyliffin (Glashedy)
Ballyliffin, Ireland
1995, Pat Ruddy, Tom Craddock, 6.54

21. (24) Carnegie Links at Skibo
Dornoch, Scotland
1994, Donald Steel, 6.49

22. (23) The Wisley (Garden & Mill)
Ripley, England
1991, Robert Trent Jones Jr., 6.47

23. (22) Rosapenna (Sandy Hills)
Rosapenna, Ireland
2003, Pat Ruddy, 6.45

24. (19) The Grove
Chandler’s Cross, England
2003, Kyle Phillips, 6.37

25. (27) The Carrick
Arden, Scotland
2007, Doug Carrick, 6.30

26. (26) Celtic Manor (Twenty Ten)
Newport, Wales
2009, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Ross McMurray, 6.24

27. (30) Dundonald Links
Dundonald, Scotland
2003, Kyle Phillips, 6.24

28. (28) Fairmont St. Andrews (Torrance)
St. Andrews, Scotland
2001, Sam Torrance, 6.18

29. (25) St. Andrews (Castle)
St. Andrews, Scotland
2008, David McLay Kidd, 6.16

30. (NR) Woburn (Marquess)*
Woburn, England
2000, Clive Clark, Peter Alliss, Alex Hay, Alex McMurray, 6.15

31. (33) Machrihanish Dunes
Campbeltown, Scotland
2009, David McLay Kidd, 6.10

32. (29) Bearwood Lakes
Wokingham, England
1996, Martin Hawtree, 6.08

33. (32) Trump Turnberry Resort (Kintyre)
Turnberry, Scotland
2001, Donald Steel, 6.04

34. (31) Druid’s Glen
Newtownmountkennedy, Ireland
1995, Pat Ruddy, Tom Craddock, 6.02

35. (36) Crail (Craighead)
Crail, Scotland
1998, Gil Hanse, 6.00

36. (34) The Duke’s St. Andrews
St. Andrews, Scotland
1995, Peter Thomson, Tim Liddy, 5.98

37. (NR) Craiglaw GC*
Aberlady, Scotland
2002, Donald Steel, 5.97

38. (40) Fairmont St. Andrews (Kittocks)
St. Andrews, Scotland
2001, Bruce Devlin, Gary Stephenson, 5.94

39. (38) Donegal
Murvagh, Ireland
1973, Pat Ruddy, Eddie Hackett, 5.91

40. (35) The K Club (Smurfit)
Straffan, Ireland
1990, Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay, 5.90

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