Golf Digest recognizes 45 Nicklaus Design layouts in list of Best Golf Courses in 206 Countries

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TPC Cartagena at Karibana, Cartagena, Colombia

Golf Digest has named the Best Golf Courses in 206 Countries, and in the process recognized 45 Nicklaus Design golf courses in 28 of the 41 countries where Nicklaus Design courses exist globally. Overall, Nicklaus Design had the No. 1 golf course in seven countries: Panama, Colombia, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Brunei, and French Polynesia. A total of 20 golf courses were ranked in their respective country’s top-five and 32 were ranked in the top-10. There are more than 390 Nicklaus Design golf courses in 39 states and 41 countries worldwide. A full list of the Nicklaus Design layouts recognized in Golf Digest’s Best Courses in 206 Countries is included below. Note: Any listing with two numbers (e.g. 11/20) represents the course’s ranking and how many courses overall were ranked in that country.

Australia (1,520 courses)
11/20) The Australian G.C., Sydney, N.S.W.

Argentina (340 courses)
4/10) Chapelco G. & Resort, San Martin de los Andes
8/10) Nordelta G.C., Tigre, Buenos Aires

Brunei (5 courses)
1/1) Empire G. Cse., Bandar Seri Begawan

China (600 courses)
6/10) Shanghai Links G. Community & C.C., Shanghai
10/10) Lake Malaren G.C. (Masters), Shanghai

Colombia (60 courses)
1/5) TPC Cartagena at Karibana, Cartagena
5/5) Ruitoque G.C., Bucaramanga

Dominican Republic (30 courses)
2/5) Punta Espada G.C., Cap Cana

France (600 courses)
9/10) Paris International G.C., Baillet-en-France

French Polynesia (2 courses)
1/1) Moorea Green Pearl G. Cse., Moorea

Germany (730 courses)
9/10) G.C. Gut Lärchenhof, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia

India (210 courses)
2/3) Kalhaar Blues & Greens, Ahmedabad
3/3) Classic G. Resort, Gurgaon

Indonesia (140 courses)
2/10) Taman Dayu G.C. & Resort, Surabaya, East Java
10/10) Damai Indah G. (Bumi Serpong Damai), Tangerang, West Java

Ireland, Republic of (340 courses)
16/20) Mount Juliet G.C., Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
20/20) Killeen Castle, Dunsany, Co. Meath

Japan (2,450 courses)
12/20) Hokkaido Classic G.C., Hokkaido

Mexico (220 courses)
2/15) Cabo del Sol (Ocean), Los Cabos, Baja California Sur
4/15) Quivira G.C., Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
7/15) El Dorado G. & Beach C., Los Cabos, Baja California Sur
8/15) Four Seasons Punta Mita (Pacifico), Nayarit
14/15) Four Seasons Punta Mita (Bahia), Nayarit
15/15) Vista Vallarta (Nicklaus), Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

New Zealand (400 courses)
3/10) Kinloch G. Cse., Taupo

Panama (9 courses)
1/1) Buenaventura G.C., Farallon

Philippines (70 courses)
2/10) Sherwood Hills G. & C.C., Cavite
6/10) Manila Southwoods G. & C.C. (Masters), Carmona, Cavite

Portugal (90 courses)
1/10) Monte Rei G. & C.C., Tavira, Algarve

Russia (28 courses)
1/5) Skolcovo G.C., Moscow

Slovakia (22 courses)
1/1) Penati G. Resort (Legend), Senica

South Africa (450 courses)
8/20) St. Francis Links, St. Francis Bay, Eastern Cape
17/20) Simola G.C., Knysna, Western Cape

South Korea (440 courses)
3/10) Jack Nicklaus G.C. Korea, Incheon City
7/10) Sky72 G. Resort, Incheon City

Spain (350 courses)
3/10) G. La Moraleja (3), Madrid

Sweden (450 courses)
6/10) Ullna G. & C.C., Stockholm

Switzerland (100 courses)
3/5) G.C. Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana

Taiwan (65 courses)
2/10) Miramar G. & C.C., Lin Kuo

United States (15,620 courses)
15/50) Muirfield Village G.C., Dublin, Ohio
38/50) Sebonack G.C., Southampton, N.Y.
40/50) Castle Pines G.C., Castle Rock, Colo.
50/50) Scioto C.C., Columbus, Ohio

Wales (150 courses)
6/10) Machynys Peninsula G. & C.C., Llanelli