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The Best Golf Destinations in the World

List RulesTop golf courses and golfing resorts in the world

List of the Best Golf Destinations in the World ranked from best to worst. Golfers all over the world debate over which golf course is the best to tee off. Some prefer lush groomed lawns and open greens while others prefer the challenge of a tougher course. Which is the best golf destination in the world? Vote on this list to make sure your favorite greens end up in the top spot.

Some great golf courses can be found right here in the United States. The Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina has five beautiful golf courses. Their Ocean Course has been host to some of the largest golf competitions in the world including the Ryder Cup, the World Cup and the PGA Championship. South Carolina is also home to Jack Nicklaus' signature course at the May River Golf Club.

Mexico is also home to some gorgeous golf courses. The One & Only Palmilla Golf Club is Jack Nicklaus' first signature course in Latin America. The course features spectacular ocean views with course variations that are appealing for golfers of all skill levels.

Which is the best golf destination in the world. Vote on this list and share your greatest golf stories in the comments section. Four!
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  • 1
    27
    8

    Pebble Beach Resorts

    California
  • 2
    20
    7

    The Old Course Hotel

    Scotland
  • Canada
  • 4
    18
    8

    Turnberry Resort

    Scotland
  • 5
    4
    1

    Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    Canada
  • 7
    3
    Kohler, Wisconsin
    Wisconsin
  • 7
    9
    5

    Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic

    Dominican Republic
    Dominican Republic
  • 8
    11
    7

    The K Club

    Ireland
  • 9
    12
    8

    Kiawah Island Golf Resort

    South Carolina, USA
    South Carlonia
  • 10
    5
    3

    Ko'olau Golf Club

    Hawaii
  • 11
    5
    3

    Moon Palace Golf Resort

    Cancun
  • 12
    5
    3

    Fairmont Mayakoba

    Mexico
  • 13
    11
    8

    Adare Manor Golf Club

    Ireland
  • 14
    11
    8

    Carnoustie Golf Links

    United Kingdom
    Scotland
  • 12
    9
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
    North Carolina
  • Georgia
  • 17
    4
    3

    Esperanza Cabo San Lucas

    Mexico
  • 18
    7
    6

    Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

    Mexico
  • 19
    6
    6

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    Canada
  • 20
    2
    2

    Quinta do Lago

    Portugal
    Portugal
  • Wisconsin
  • 22
    3
    4

    Steenberg Hotel

    South Africa
  • South Africa
  • 24
    3
    5

    The Reefs Hotel & Club

    Bermuda
  • 25
    3
    5

    Rosewood Trucker's Point

    Bermuda
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