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The Best Golf Destinations in the World

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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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  • Pinehurst Resort1
    23
    7

    Pinehurst Resort

    Pinehurst, North Carolina
    North Carolina
  • Kiawah Island Golf Resort2
    23
    7

    Kiawah Island Golf Resort

    South Carolina, USA
    South Carlonia
  • Adare Manor Golf Club3
    26
    19

    Adare Manor Golf Club

    Ireland
  • Pebble Beach Resorts4
    21
    13

    Pebble Beach Resorts

    California
  • Whistling Straits5
    16
    8
    Wisconsin
  • American Club6
    12
    4

    American Club

    Kohler, Wisconsin
    Wisconsin
  • 7
    14
    7

    Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic

    Dominican Republic
    Dominican Republic
  • 8
    20
    17

    The K Club

    Ireland
  • The Greenbrier Course9
    18
    16
    West Virginia
  • 10
    13
    11

    The Old Course Hotel

    Scotland
  • Reynolds Plantation11
    15
    13
    Georgia
  • Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita12
    15
    14

    Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

    Mexico
  • The Reefs Hotel & Club13
    9
    6

    The Reefs Hotel & Club

    Bermuda
  • Rosewood Trucker's Point14
    9
    6

    Rosewood Trucker's Point

    Bermuda
  • 15
    9
    6

    Mission Hills

    China
  • Quinta do Lago16
    5
    2

    Quinta do Lago

    Portugal
    Portugal
  • Fairmont Mayakoba17
    7
    4

    Fairmont Mayakoba

    Mexico
  • Moon Palace Golf Resort18
    7
    4

    Moon Palace Golf Resort

    Cancun
  • Esperanza Cabo San Lucas19
    7
    4

    Esperanza Cabo San Lucas

    Mexico
  • Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge20
    3
    0

    Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    Canada
  • 21
    2
    2

    Fairmont South Hampton

    Bermuda
  • One & Only Palmilla22
    10
    8

    One & Only Palmilla

    Mexico
  • Steenberg Hotel23
    10
    9

    Steenberg Hotel

    South Africa
  • 24
    2
    7

    Ritz-Carlton Golf and Spa Resort, Rose Hall

    Jamaica
  • 25
    6
    4

    Ko'olau Golf Club

    Hawaii