Check out our Top 100 Courses page for all the key information on the world’s best golf courses.

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Now in its sixth incarnation, the Top 100 criteria has evolved over the years with the list now being compiled using a precise but varied range of assessment methods.

Muirfield Golf Club

Number one in Golf Monthly's Top100 courses 2015/16, Muirfield has staged 16 Open Championships

Royal County Down

Number two in Golf Monthly's Top 100 golf courses 2015/2016 is Royal County Down in Northern Ireland

Old Course

Number three in Golf Monthly's Top100 courses, the Home of Golf and this next year's Open Championship host venue

Royal St George's

Royal St George's Golf Club is 7th in Golf Monthly's UK & Ireland golf course rankings 2015/2016

Royal Birkdale

Royal Birkdale is ranked 5th in Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland golf course rankings 2015/2016

Royal Dornoch

The Championship Course at Royal Dornoch is ranked 8th in Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland golf course rankings 2015/16

Sunningdale New Course

Sunningdale's New Course is 10th in Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland golf course rankings 2015/16