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Top 100 Golf Courses "BiteSize" - December 2016

Our final 2016 BiteSize update continues to focus on Asia, where we’ve released our latest rankings for India, Indonesia and Singapore. We aim to finish all Asian country updates by the end of February and we’ll conclude the process by publishing our first ranking for the Top 100 Golf Courses of Asia.

2016 has been an exciting year for Top 100 Golf Courses. We’ve completely re-built the website – every nut and bolt has changed to make the platform easier to use on mobile devices. More visitors than ever before (nearly two million) have browsed the site and we’ve added more than seven hundred new courses to the database. Many excellent reviews have also been posted and we’ve included five of the best recent posts.  

In early January 2017 we plan to switchover to a new domain name. After thirteen years online, we’ll say farewell to www.top100golfcourses.co.uk and we’ll greet www.top100golfcourses.com, which we hope will serve us just as well. Please remember to update your favourites list during January.

We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us during 2016 and we wish you a Happy New Year. May you enjoy many Top 100 courses in 2017 and hit more than your fair share of fairways and greens.

Top 20 Golf Courses of India 2017

The big news is that our new Indian No.1 is a brand new entry that leaps straight into the top spot and if that’s not enough, our former No.1 disappears entirely in an unprecedented move, because it’s been reduced from an 18-hole championship layout to what now amounts to a 9-hole relief course.

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Top 30 Golf Courses of Indonesia 2017

This is the fifth time we’ve updated our Indonesia chart since we inaugurated our listings for the country in 2009. In 2015, we said it would “take something special to dislodge Greg Norman’s Nirwana Bali, Jack Nicklaus’s Taman Dayu and Gary Player’s Ria Bintan (Ocean) courses from the top spots in the Indonesia table” and that statement still holds true.

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Top 15 Golf Courses of Singapore 2017

We’ve been monitoring Singapore’s golfing progress since we established our inaugural Top 10 in 2009, expanding it to a Top 15 when it was first revised. It’s now one of the most stable ranking lists, so don’t be surprised by the fact that that there are no new entries in this version, but there is one notable upward move that’s worthy of closer examination.

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Cypress Point – review and photo by David

5 years ago, I broke off my engagement for a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to play Cypress Point…best decision I ever made. Not to mention the best day of golf I’ve ever had on what for me is the #1 course in the world. A chance to revisit this wonderful place I really couldn’t have dreamed up, yet there I was on another absolutely perfect October day.

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Paraparaumu Beach – review by John

A true links course, Paraparaumu has the feel of a course in the British Isles, although the weather is decidedly better here. Similar to Royal Lytham & St Annes, you never actually see the water while playing. In addition to sharing the topography of Lytham, the course also has an element of the quirkiness of Scotland’s Cruden Bay thrown in.

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Brora – review and photo by Mariano

Brora was one of the most pleasant surprises of our trip through the Highlands. Although I had read about the quality of this links, the truth is that my experience exceeded expectations by far… an obligation if you visit the Highlands, in my opinion, at a level comparable to Castle Stuart or even Dornoch (even at the risk of heresy to the purists).

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Tokyo Classic – review and photo by Masa

Located a one-hour drive from central of Tokyo, this Signature Jack Nicklaus course is laid out in an elegant cedar forest, where horse trails are set around the golf course. From the start of the project to the completion, Nicklaus visited the site eight times in total and he attempted to change the design several times on the back nine.

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Bluejack National – review and photo by Paul

Bluejack is Tiger Woods' first design in the USA and his second design worldwide (first being El Cardonal at Diamante in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico). The full 18 holes opened in April 2016, so not on any Top 100 yet… Put simply, this is a fun course that unabashedly is an effort to capture some of the concepts that made Augusta National great.

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Is Streamsong Florida’s premier golf resort? By Richard Smith

Having decided to take full advantage of my wife’s newfound enthusiasm for golf we decided to take a trip to the acclaimed Streamsong resort. Streamsong is located in central Florida, to the Southeast of Tampa and the Southwest of Orlando. The resort is accessible from either airport by about an hour or an hour and a half drive.

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Have you downloaded our Scottish publication yet?

Top 100 Golf Courses of Scotland 2016-2017 was recently published in Kindle format, which can be enjoyed on any device with Kindle’s free App. This latest title in the Top 100 series is jam-packed full of previously unreleased material and it includes an insight from our Editor and Scottish Correspondent, Jim McCann, who has played every layout in the Scottish hundred.

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Recent Player Reviews

Have you played any Top Golf Courses recently?

If so, we'd love to hear from you, so why not post a review and share your experience? If you took a great photo during your visit, email it to info@top100golfcourses.co.uk and we'll include it within your review. Don't forget you can now have your own personalised Reviewers page on the Top 100 website.