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Few sports in the world are as globally interconnected as golf. And perhaps the greatest thing about the game is that any golfer, of any ability, anywhere in the world can travel to play many of the planet’s most incredible courses. They can play courses that have hosted major championships or have been laid out in some of the most magical corners of the globe.

With golfers everywhere eager to return to travel this year, GolfPass’ staff of experienced writers has compiled an extensive list of the world’s Top 100 golf destinations. We determined the list based on each destination’s distinct allure to golfers around the globe. A strong roster of publicly accessible courses is the main criteria, but each destination’s history, off-course attractions, landmarks and dining, as well as hospitality, culture and collection of private clubs were also considered. To determine where a destination should rank, we often asked the question: “Which place do I want to visit more?” The answer sometimes carried equal weight as the notion of “Where can I play?”

As you browse our Top 100, you’ll see a summary of each destination’s main attraction, as well as links to additional resources or golf packages to help you plan a trip. With pent-up demand for travel soaring this spring, it’s never too early to get serious about your next epic golf vacation.

What are the best golf trips? After considerable deliberation, we are pleased to present our list of the World Top 100 golf destinations. We’ve ranked the top 50 golf destinations in order, while we’ve ordered the second 50 alphabetically and by region.



Say ‘Yea Mon!’ to the four best courses in Jamaica, all located near Montego Bay. The Tryall Club, recently renovated, had a long run as host of the Johnny Walker Classic. Its villas are high class. Cinnamon Hill, and White Witch are all part of an old plantation called Rose Hall, which is reputed to be haunted. Cinnamon Hill explores the scenic shoreline, while the White Witch (named after the ghost of Annie Palmer) casts her spell with panoramic views up in the hills. The Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall is more luxurious than your typical Caribbean all-inclusive resort. The nearby Half Moon Golf Club community offers a Robert Trent Jones Sr. course and villas.


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