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Welcome to the most prestigious and most definitive ranking of the best golf courses in Great Britain and Ireland.  

61 Gullane No.1

The premier course in the most charming golf village in Britain is the No.1, which has been extended to a robust yardage from the championship tees – even by today’s standards – of 6,854.

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62 Hunstanton

Martin Hawtree’s five-year evolution of this classic links continues with changes to the first five holes.

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63 St George's Hill

No changes to Harry Colt’s course, with the Red and Blue loops of nine considered to be the finest (there’s also the Green).

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64 Skibo Castle

Skibo came into the GB&I Top 100 two years ago following a total overhaul of the course by director of golf David Thomson and architect Tom Mackenzie.

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65 Ferndown Old

The bunker redevelopment at this classic Dorset heathland is now complete with all 40 traps impressively refurbished.

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66 The Machrie

The last two years have been difficult for The Machrie, with the business taken into administration by the owners in late 2010. The hotel and golf course were subsequently bought by former BBC director general Gavyn Davies and Baroness Sue Nye in July 2011.

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67 The Renaissance

This exclusive club have incorporated a few changes into the existing course, the newest classic links in East Lothian.

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68 County Sligo

Rosses Point hosted the 2011 Men’s Home Internationals and in preparation for the cream of amateur golf, the club created new tees on the 1st, 2nd and 18th, taking their total yardage up to a stiff 6,947 yards.

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69 The Island

Renowned tweaker Martin Hawtree – whose father re-routed it in the 1970s – is in the process of making amendments to maintain the charm of this simple links – including a new 16th.

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70 Old Head of Kinsale

Old Head divides opinion; if you insist on a strategic test with textbook design, you won’t rate it especially highly. If you enjoy incredible views and breathtaking holes, you’ll love it. 

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