What is the best and number one ranked golf course in the world?

According to an article published in GolfDigest in 2016, Royal County Down G.C. in Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland is the best or number one ranked golf course in the world.

More about Royal County Down G.C. and the best golf courses in the world

Royal County Down opened on the 23rd of March 1889. It is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland and has two 18-hole links courses, the Championship Course and the Annesley Links.

The Championship Course is a par 71 and 7183 yards long. The rating is 75.0 and the slope 142.

"Royal County Down is located in one of the world's most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the links stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay, zigzagging back and forth to provide a different vista from virtually every hole." - royalcountydown.org

The world's best golf courses

  1. Royal County Down G.C.
  2. Augusta National (Ga.) G.C.
  3. Pine Valley (N.J.) G.C.
  4. Cypress Point Club
  5. Royal Dornoch G.C. (Championship)
  6. Royal Melbourne G.C. (West)
  7. Shinnecock Hills G.C.
  8. The Old Course at St. Andrews Links
  9. Muirfield
  10. Merion G.C. (East)