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21 Royal Liverpool

Tweaks are expected ahead of the 2014 Open being hosted at Hoylake, which is laid out on a fairly flat piece of land with the best of the course in the middle with views across the Dee Estuary.

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22 Sunningdale New

Lots of bunkers have been re-shaped and generally tidied up while there are also new tees on the 2nd and 17th.

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23 Nairn

Nairn will host the Curtis Cup in June, when the cream of GB&I’s lady amateurs take on their American counterparts. The club has therefore been eager to ensure the course is up to the challenge in every respect with the main thrust of a three-year project being the revetting of 60 bunkers.

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24 Royal Troon

No changes to the Open venue which, after an uninspiring start, really gets going around the turn with holes which are all terrific as they weave in and out of the dunes.

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25 Lahinch

One new bunker has been installed on the 2nd fairway, past the two existing bunkers, to put doubt in the mind of longer hitters.

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26 Ganton

Martin Ebert has altered the 9th, which runs parallel to the A64, at this brilliant inland links.

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27 Saunton (East)

Saunton has been busy in the last couple of years and their work has been rewarded with the English Golf Union awarding the two courses the English Amateur Championship in 2014.

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28 Castle Stuart

Castle Stuart make a significant climb as this enthralling new course, which immediately entered our Top 100 list after opening, matures into its beautiful natural environment.

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29 Alwoodley

This traditional Leeds club is in the process of modernising its course; or rather, returning it to the one which Dr Alister MacKenzie intended.

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30 Doonbeg

A second successive rise for Doonbeg, though no marked alterations have been made to the links since our last listing; changes are poised in the coming year but are yet to be finalised.

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