61 - 70

61 - Royal Troon

Troon, Ayrshire

Host of eight Open Championships – most recently won by Todd Hamilton in 2004 – Troon is a classic in-and-out links through dunes, brambles and gorse.

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62 - Sunningdale

Sunningdale, Berkshire

Bandon Dunes in Oregon is the only other venue on this list with two courses in the Top 100, high praise indeed for Sunningdale.

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63 - Le Golf National

Paris, France

The Albatross championship course is one of the three that make up the Le Golf National Club, and the annual home of the French Open.

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64 - Fancourt Links

Southern Cape, South Africa

Player’s design team spent months studying the classic links in Scotland and Ireland before recreating some of their finest holes on what was once an airfield.

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65 - Castle Pines Country Club

Castle Rock, Colorado

A former PGA Tour stop just south of Denver, Nicklaus plotted a recently renovated course through the ponderosa pines, with dramatic elevation changes and breathtaking views of the Rockies.

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66 - Nairn

Nairn, Highlands

An upwards move of six places to No.25 in Golf World’s last GB&I Top 100 shows this outpost on the Moray Firth just east of Inverness is getting the recognition it deserves.

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67 - Cabo del Sol

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

A Nicklaus signature course which he describes as having “the three finest finishing holes in all of golf”.

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68 - County Louth (Baltray)

Drogheda, County Louth

County Louth – home to last year’s Irish Open, won by amateur Shane Lowry – is one of the best-kept secrets of Irish golf.

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69 - National Golf Club of Canada

Woodbridge, Ontario

An exclusive men-only club which could be dubbed ‘Canada’s Augusta’. Its narrow, tree-lined fairways are immaculate, while the greens are some of the most slick and treacherous in the country.

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70 - Ganton

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Gary Player once said that Ganton is the only inland course worthy of holding the Open Championship.

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