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Welcome to our list of the very finest creations in GB & Ireland NCG’s Top 10: Best golf courses in the British Isles 10. Portmarnock Old County Dublin, Ireland Still the best course in the Republic of Ireland – despite stern competition from the likes of Waterville, Ballybunion and Lahinch on the west coast. Unlike many of its rivals, Portmarnock is quite flat. While this means it is less dramatic, it is also considerably more consistent. It barely misses a beat. Hosted the 1991 Walker Cup, when Phil Mickelson and David Duval were on the visiting team. 9. Royal Birkdale Lancashire, England Royal Birkdale The scene of Jordan Spieth’s Open win last summer and the Open venue the pros love the most – outside Scotland at any rate. They love the flat fairways, which form corridors through the dunes. It’s fair and it’s WYSIWIG – what you see is what you get. 8. Carnoustie Angus, Scotland Carnoustie The 2018 Open host is unfairly known best for its difficulty. It would be more accurate if it were thought of, first and foremost, for the rigour of the test it provides. Pretty it isn’t, but what an examination it provides. The closing four-hole stretch is the stuff of legends – three brutally hard par 4s and a 250-yard par 3 with the Barry Burn a constant and repeating obstacle. The genius is that the 17th plays in the opposite direction to the other three meaning that if the wind turns you have a new set of problems. 7. Sunningdale (Old) Berkshire, England Sunningdale The only debate about this course’s presence on the list is whether it should be categorised as being in Surrey or Berkshire. Technically, the village is on the Berkshire side of the border but the club has always been part of the Surrey County Golf Union. Anyway, it’s a magnificent heathland course designed by Willie Park and is arguably the most loved course on the list with the exception of the Old Course. 6. Royal Portrush County Antrim, Northern Ireland Royal Potrush Another course to have benefitted from Mackenzie Ebert’s expertise, the Dunluce now has two entirely new holes ready for the Open Championship to come to town in the summer of 2019. This is a driver’s golf course – find the even fairways and you should be able to cope with the predominantly flat and large greens. 5. Royal St George’s Kent, England This sprawling, rumpled, unconventional and above all natural expanse of linksland presents the game in its rawest and original form. It’s magnificent – complete with uneven stances, blind shots and unpredictable bounces. It’s also iconic – the unofficial home of English golf. 4. Trump Turnberry Ayrshire, Scotland Turnberry Vastly improved by Mackenzie Ebert, the Ailsa re-opened last summer and is virtually a new golf course. All the greens were re-laid and there are several brand-new holes. Most of them involve tees overlooking the beach and it’s now truly spectacular for 18 holes. Previously there were several weak holes – now there are barely any. 3. Muirfield East Lothian, Scotland Muirfield Old Tom Morris was the original designer but the course we play today owes more to the genius of Harry Colt. Muirfield does not occupy the most thrilling piece of linksland in the British Isles, far from it, but constant changes of direction – the course is made up of concentric circles – ensure that the challenge is fascinating and unrelenting. 2. Royal County Down County Down, Northern Ireland Royal County Down Another Old Tom Morris original. It dates back to the 19th century and while his work has evolved since – and Donald Steel completely redesigned the 16th hole a few years ago – the course still plays true to its roots. It’s beautiful, subtle – though the trademark hairy bunkers are anything but – and has fast, firm greens, from the slightly domed centres of which the ball invariably seems to glide away. It is the greatest test of links golf in the world. 1. St Andrews (Old Course) Fife, Scotland In a list like this, the Old Course is either No. 1 or doesn’t feature. Mother Nature’s design is far from perfect yet practically every great course designed since uses its principles to a greater or lesser extent. Some of the holes are weak, yes, and the Old Course can be a confusing place to play for the first-time visitor (and second- and third- for that matter). It’s all part of the fun though and the closing stretch is unforgettable as you play back towards the enveloping Auld Grey Toun. Subscribe to the NCG YouTube channel here: http://bit.ly/1x9klFP Read the new digital magazine for FREE! http://digital.nationalclubgolfer.com/ Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1CdFEG0 Twitter: http://bit.ly/1CdnUbh Vine: http://bit.ly/1zGNEzA Get the National Club Golfer app on your mobile: iTunes: http://bit.ly/1A910a1 Google Play: http://bit.ly/1CdoSEp Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/1Fu9hnA
Ranking of the ten best golf courses in Germany 2018 according to customer ratings on EXPERT GOLF. According to the German Golf Federation (DGV) there are 731 courses in the country. Germany undoubtedly boasts some of the finest courses in Europe. In this video we take you on a virtual tour of the most popular golf clubs in Germany. The independent ranking is based entirely on customer ratings by the users of the “Golf Guide & Logbook” app by EXPERT GOLF. With close to 200,000 independent ratings it is one of the largest golf course rating platforms in the world. Would you like to vote for the best golf courses too? Then simply download the free “Golf Guide & Logbook” app: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/expert-golf-global-golf-guide/id972113748?mt=8 Subscribe to the EXPERT GOLF YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7xtkCybetFwmvRVAxkB3Dw?sub_confirmation=1 Connect with #ExpertGolf Website: http://www.expertgolf.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/expertgolf E-mail: email@example.com More apps EXPERT GOLF – iGolfrules https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/expert-golf-golf-rules-quick/id303484349?mt=8 EXPERT GOLF – Score Card & Stableford Calculator https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/expert-golf-score-card-stableford/id380279026?mt=8 EXPERT GOLF – GPS Caddie https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/expert-golf-gps-caddie-rangefinder/id385521897?mt=8 EXPERT GOLF – Tips https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/expert-golf-tips-trouble-shots/id385522360?mt=8 About us: Expert Golf has made it its mission to make your golfing life as simple as possible so that you can concentrate fully on your game. For more than 20 years, the company has been developing innovative solutions, such as GPS and apps for the sport of golf. With iGolfrules, it has developed one of the first golf apps for the iPhone. It is one of the most downloaded apps in the Sport category. Today, the company offers several apps for golfers which provide everything they need before, during and after a round. Expert Golf (formerly golfrulesmadeeasy.com) is also the global market leader in the field of rules books — it was the first company which managed to explain the official rules of golf in an easy-to-understand way. The books have won the most prestigious awards in the golf sector (PGA Show, Golf Digest etc.) and are used today throughout the world in numerous golf clubs, schools and associations. © Artigo LLC, 2018. This video, including all parts thereof, is protected by copyright. Any form of use that does not fall within the confines of copyright legislation is not permitted and is punishable by law. This applies in particular to processing it in any way and using excerpts from it. The photos used in this video were provided by the respective golf clubs themselves, as well as by Stefan von Stengel and Jens Hannemann. For more information please contact the producer.
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The 18-hole course opened 4 July 2015. The original 6 hole course opened 14 July 1998. CNN, 2015: The Worlds Coolest Golf Club With the hottest light show on Earth Lofoten Links is a spectacular 18-hole links course which is beautifully situated on the island of Gimsøya in Lofoten. The course is located by the seaside with an unobstructed view to the North and the midnight sun. Playing and walking the course is a grand experience where the ocean is a water hazard on several holes and sandy beaches act as natural bunkers. Foto: Dronenett.com Klipp: Andre Eriksen Midnight Sun Golfing and Northern Lights From the end of May till the end of July, the sun never sets! Lofoten Links is one of the few courses in the world to offer playing golf in the sun for 24 hours, including up to 6 hours in the midnight sun! From end of august until the end mid of October you can play golf at daytime and experiecen the Northern Lights at evning and night. Lofoten Links Lodges are one of the best Places to experience this Natural light show. Reard more about this under “Accommodation” on this site: Lofoten Links Lodges
www.destinationgolf.travel speaks to Daniel Larsson, Club Manager, Kongsvingers GC after accepting the award for Norway's Best Golf Club at the World Golf Awards 2018.