Ilkka's Course Ranking

My course ranking is 100 % biased and subjective. I would love to tell you more about the courses and disclose the witchcraft behind the ranking.

I have played about 100 courses. The ranking includes only courses that I have personally played. You can see the course architect in parentheses. It is based on their vision that these courses exist. Hat tip to them!

  1. The Golf Club, New Albany, OH, USA   (Pete Dye)

  2. Real Club Valderrama, San Roque, Spain (Robert Trent Jones Sr.)

  3. The Emirates Majlis, Dubai, UAE   (Karl Litten)

  4. Real Club de Golf Sotogrande, Sotogrande, Spain (Robert Trent Jones Sr.)

  5. Jumeirah Golf Estates Earth Course, Dubai, UAE  (Greg Norman)

  6. Bro Hof Slott Stadium Course, Stockholm, Sweden   (RTJJ)

  7. The Club at Longview, Waxhaw, NC, USA   (Jack Nicklaus)

  8. Linna Golf, Hämeenlinna, Finland   (Tim Lobb)

  9. The Els Club, Dubai, UAE   (Ernie Els Design)

  10. Montgomery Maxx Royal, Belek, Turkey   (Colin Montgomerie)

  11. Los Naranjos Golf Club, Marbella, Spain (Robert Trent Jones Sr.)

  12. Kytäjä Golf South East, Kytäjä, Finland (Thomas McBroom)

  13. Kytäjä Golf North West, Kytäjä, Finland (Thomas McBroom)

  14. Finca Cortesin, Casares, Spain (Cabell Robinson)

  15. Río Real Golf, Marbella, Spain   (Javier Arana)

  16. San Roque New Course, San Roque, Spain   (Perry Dye)

  17. Nordcenter Golf & CC, Fream, Åminnefors, Finland   (RonaldFream)

  18. Ullna Golf Club, Stockholm, Sweden   (Jack Nicklaus re-design)