Top 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe


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Welcome to the Top 100 golf courses in Continental Europe!

This ranking of 100 Continental European courses was compiled by Golf World Magazine, together with our panel of contributors, which includes, golfers, writers, Tour players, tour operators and administrators, and stretches to every country on the Continent.

A huge thank you to everyone who helped compile our Top 100 Continental European Courses listing; especially the Golf Federations and administrators in various countries. A special thank you to Paris-based Fairways magazine (, the Portuguese-based golf writer Valdemar Afonso, Timo Schlitz, the editor of the website and Peter Bjerkeseth, an extremely well-travelled golfer, whose ability to compare courses in different countries was invaluable.

Indeed, we would encourage golfers with similar widespread knowledge to contact us before we start compiling our next list, where we may split Continental Europe into two or more regions - the development of golf on the continent means trying to squeeze its elite courses into just 100 slots is proving increasingly difficult.

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Browse the list below and click through to read our comments about each European golf course in this Top 100 - you can also leave your own reviews too. Do you agree with who made our list? Which courses would you add into this Top 100? Tell us your thoughts! 

1 Les Bordes, Orleans, France

2 Morfontaine, Paris, France

3 Royal Hague, The Hague, Netherlands

4 Royal Zoute, Cadiespad, Belgium

5 PGA Catalunya (Stadium), Girona, Spain

6 Golf National, Paris, France

7 Kennemer, Haarlem, Netherlands

8 Valderrama, Sotogrande, Spain

9 Noordwijkse, Leiden, Netherlands

10 El Saler, Valencia, Spain

11 Fontainebleau, Paris, France

12 Chantilly (Vineuil), Paris, France

13 Bro Hof Slott (Stadium), Stockholm, Sweden

14 Terre Blanche (Chateau), Fayence, France

15 Sporting Club (Faldo), Scharmutzelsee, Germany

16 The Scandinavian (Old), Farum, Denmark

17 Lubker (Sand & Sky), Nimtofte, Denmark

18 Monte Rei, Algarve, Portugal

19 Hamburger, Hamburg, Germany

20 Oitavos Dunes, Cascais, Portugal

21 Sevilla, Seville, Spain

22 PGA National (Lakes), Malmo, Sweden

23 Onyria Palmares, Lagos, Portugal

24 San Lorenzo, Algarve, Portugal

25 Budersand, Sylt, Germany

26 Utrecht de Pan, Utrecht, Netherlands

27 Prince de Provence, Vidauban, France

28 Seignosse, Biarritz, France

29 El Prat (Red), Barcelona, Spain

30 Falsterbo, Malmo, Sweden

31 Sperone, Corsica, France

32 Royal Park, Torino, Italy

33 Praia D’El Rey, Obidos, Portugal

34 Ravenstein (Old), Tervuren, Belgium

35 Penha Longa (Atlantico), Lisbon, Portugal

36 The Scandinavian (New), Farum, Denmark

37 Troia, Lisbon, Portugal

38 Sand, Jönköping, Sweden

39 Santander, Madrid, Spain

40 Barseback (Masters), Malmo, Sweden

41 Domaine Imperial, Geneva, Switzerland

42 Sotogrande (Old), Sotogrande, Spain

43 Saint Germain, Paris, France

44 Son Gual, Majorca, Spain

45 Biella la Betulle, Magnano, Italy

46 PGA National (Links), Malmo, Sweden

47 Villa d’Este, Montorfarno, Italy

48 Lykia Links, Belek, Turkey

49 Bled, Slovenia

50 Vasatorps (Tour), Helsingborg, Sweden

51 Le Touquet (La Mer), Pas de Calais, France

52 Chiberta, Biarritz, France

53 Quinta do Lago (South), Almancil, Portugal

54 Abama, Tenerife, Spain

55 Halmstad (North), Halmstad, Sweden

56 St Nom La Breteche (Red), Paris, France

57 Golf du Medoc (Châteaux), Bordeaux, France

58 Castelconturbia, Via Suno, Italy

59 Puerto de Hierro (Arriba), Madrid, Spain

60 Verdura (East), Sicily, Italy

61 Oceanico Faldo Course, Algarve, Portugal

62 Esbjerg (Marbaek), Jutland, Denmark

63 Antalya (PGA Sultan), Belek, Turkey

64 Villa de Madrid (Black), Madrid, Spain

65 Neguri, Algorta, Spain

66 Oceanico Old Course, Algarve, Portugal

67 Kongsvinger, Oslo, Norway

68 Hilversumsche, Hilversum, Netherlands

69 Golf Nazionale, San Martino, Italy

70 Fontana, Oberwaltersdorf, Austria

71 Crans sur Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland

72 Las Colinas G&CC, Alicante, Spain

73 Limburg, Houthalen, Belgium

74 Finca Cortesin, Malaga, Spain

75 Porto Santo, Portugal

76 Kytaja (South East), Hyvinkää, Finland

77 Steiermarkischer Murhof, Murhof, Austria

78 Thracian Cliffs, Kavarna, Bulgaria

79 Bogogno (Del Conte), Novaro, Italy

80 Costa Navarino (Dunes), Messinia, Greece

81 Eindhovensche Golf, Eindhoven, Netherlands

82 Royal Obidos, Lisbon, Portugal

83 Estonia G&CC (Sea), Tallinn, Estonia

84 Las Brisas, Andalucia, Spain

85 Holstebro (Forest), Brandsbjergvej, Denmark

86 The Dutch, Netherlands

87 Royal Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

88 Arcos Gardens, Cadiz, Spain

89 La Reserva de Sotogrande, Sotogrande, Spain

90 Hossegor, Biarritz, France

91 Cornelia (Prince), Belek, Turkey

92 The International, The Netherlands

93 Golf Club de Geneva, Switzerland

94 Linna, Hameenlinna, Finland

95 Winston Links (Championship), Schwerin, Germany

96 San Roque, Sotogrande, Spain

97 Moliets, Bayonne, France

98 Hardelot (Les Pins), Hardelot, France

99 Carya, Belek, Turkey

100 Quinta do Peru, Lisbon, Portugal