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51 - Wade Hampton

Cashiers, North Carolina

This course is spread across a valley floor in mountain bowl, rising to 3,486 feet above sea level and surrounded by 28,000 acres of forest.

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52 - Bethpage State

Farmingdale, New York

The world’s best muni? In the wake of its USGA-funded makeover by Rees Jones, to bring it up to spec for the US Open (hosted in 2002 and 2009), this gem is the brawniest parkland course in the USA.

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53 - Morfontaine

Paris, France

Such is the look and feel of Morfontaine, you could take a blindfolded golfer there, stand him on a tee, take the blindfold off and he’d swear blind he was in Surrey.

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54 - Barnbougle Dunes

Bridport, Tasmania

Those who’ve made the long trip here assure us it was worth it. The evocatively-named Barnbougle hugs the north-east coast of Tasmania, with fairways full of humps and hollows splitting wild dunes.

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55 - Prairie Dunes

Hutchinson, Kansas

Kansas is the last place anyone would expect to find a links-style course with rolling hills reminiscent of a Scottish links.

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56 - Crystal Downs

Frankfort, Michigan

This course was built on a hill overlooking Lake Michigan and Crystal Lake. It’s very hilly, so uneven lies are the norm and the greens are severe.

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57 - Hirono

Kobe, Japan

This parkland layout features many tree-lined fairways and heavily-bunkered green complexes.

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58 - Kauri Cliffs

Kerikeri, New Zealand

In much the same way as Cape Kidnappers just down the coast, Kauri Cliffs is a blow-your-socks-off kind of course, set atop high cliffs with spectacular views.

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59 - Valderrama

San Roque, Spain

An icon of European golf, Valderrama is midway through a renovation project by Kyle Phillips to restore the 1997 Ryder Cup venue to its former glory.

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60 - Saunton East

Braunton, Devon

If the R&A ever wants to move The Open away from its regular haunts, Saunton will be high on the list of alternatives.

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