Happy New Year! Welcome to our December BiteSize update, which is headlined by our latest 2016 USA Top 100. There’s a new number one and eight new entries within this stellar ranking list from the country that owns almost half of the world’s 34,000 golf facilities. Naturally this is one of the toughest lists to assemble and it’s bound to split opinion, so don’t sit on your hands, let us know what you think – don’t be shy.
This month we’ve also released our first ever Second Hundred Golf Courses of the World. We preview the challengers for the 2018 World Top 100 and take a look at the layouts that missed out in 2016.
Also in this edition we unveil our latest Continental European Top 100. This particular list is the hardest of all to create as we’ve yet to connect with anyone who has played them all. If you’ve played 50% or more of the courses on our European list, please get in touch, you’re doing way better than most of us.
Our Editor has been in the air and on the road visiting the Balearic Islands and Morocco. His accounts of these adventures are also included in this edition. His Moroccan trip culminated in a complete revision of the national rankings and his Majorcan encounter resulted in significant changes to the Balearic standings.
Finally, we’ve released our 2016 Iberian rankings for both Spain and Portugal. These two winter golfing destinations are incredibly popular with European travellers and both lists are therefore essential guides for any future trips to Iberia.