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31 - Les Bordes

Orleans, France

Recent investment has meant von Hagge’s masterpiece has got its teeth back. This is a wonderfully serene corner of the Loire valley, and the conditioning of the course is exceptional.

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32 - Royal Dornoch

Dornoch, Sutherland

All the greats of the game from Old Tom Morris to Tom Watson have left their mark here.

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33 - National Golf Links of America

Southampton, New York

Windmills, punchbowl greens, blind shots, ponds and 365 bunkers, Macdonald built many of the holes from plans of famous British holes.

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34 - Kingsbarns

Kingbarns, Fife

After Sir Michael Bonallack made his “it has to be seen to be believed” remarks just after it opened, the legacy of the course was assured.

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35 - Waterville

Waterville, County Kerry

Extraordinary dunes sandwiched on a peninsula between the Atlantic and the estuary of the River Inny, the 100-year-old links have been enhanced recently by some impressive alterations by Tom Fazio.

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36 - Muirfield Village

Dublin, Ohio

During the 1966 Masters, Jack dreamt of building his own course in his home town, and seven years later it opened.

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37 - Ballybunion Old

County Kerry, Ireland

It is the sheer size and windswept feel of the dunes which leave an indelible mark on the memory.

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38 - Royal Liverpool

Hoylake, Merseyside

Though flatter than many Open venues (except at the far end) the layout is brimming with strategy and subtlety.

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39 - Royal St George's

Sandwich, Kent

This links climbs among the dunes and epitomises old-fashioned golf, with lots of blind and semi-blind shots, impossibly deep pot bunkers and plenty of uneven lies.

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40 - The Country Club, Brookline

Brookline, Massachusetts

The first ‘country club’ in the USA, it has small greens and wide fairways, with deep bunkers and two water hazards.

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