Golf The Best Golf Destinations in the World  

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List Rules Top 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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Pebble Beach Resorts is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
Pebble Beach Resorts
California

2
9 3
The Old Course Hotel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
The Old Course Hotel
Scotland

3
11 6
Adare Manor Golf Club is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
Adare Manor Golf Club
Ireland

4
9 5
Pinehurst Resort is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA
North Carolina

5
11 8
Turnberry Resort is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
Turnberry Resort
Scotland

6
7 4
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
Mexico

7
7 4
The K Club is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
The K Club
Ireland

8
5 2
Casa de Campo, Dominican Repub... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic

9
3 0
Quinta do Lago is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
Quinta do Lago Portugal
Portugal

10
8 6
Kiawah Island Golf Resort is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
Kiawah Island Golf Resort South Carolina, USA
South Carlonia

11
5 3
Steenberg Hotel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
Steenberg Hotel
South Africa

12
5 3
Whistling Straits is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
Wisconsin

13
3 1
American Club is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
Kohler, Wisconsin, USA
Wisconsin

14
2 0
Fairmont Banff Springs Course is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World

15
2 0
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Canada

16
6 5
Reynolds Plantation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World

17
5 4
Carnoustie Golf Links is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
Carnoustie Golf Links United Kingdom
Scotland

18
5 4
One & Only Palmilla is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
One & Only Palmilla
Mexico

19
3 2
Ko'olau Golf Club is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
Ko'olau Golf Club
Hawaii

20
3 2
Atlantis Paradise Island is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World

21
7 7
The Greenbrier Course is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
West Virginia

22
3 3
The Reefs Hotel & Club is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
The Reefs Hotel & Club
Bermuda

23
3 3
Mission Hills is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
Mission Hills
China

24
3 3
Rosewood Trucker's Point is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
Rosewood Trucker's Point
Bermuda

25
2 2
Esperanza Cabo San Lucas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Golf Destinations in the World
Esperanza Cabo San Lucas
Mexico