Ganton Golf Club ranked as the best golf course in the UK and fifth in the world
Specialist sports insurance provider SportsCover Direct has analyzed over 100 golf courses, looking at heritage, cloud cover, annual rainfall and public reviews to reveal the top 50 golf courses in the world.
Ganton Golf Club has been ranked fifth in the world and has priority as the highest rated British golf course, with a score of 81.2.
Its sandy moorland promises over 100 bunkers, providing an interesting challenge even for golfers with an admirable handicap.
Home to the 1949 Ryder Cup, Ganton Golf Club has enjoyed a historic reputation since its inception in 1891, making it the oldest course to feature the world’s top 10 golf courses.
The Country Club of Los Angeles (North) proves to be the best golf course in the world, with an overall score of 85.3.
Famous for its varied terrain, golfers can play a round on two 18-hole courses and test their golfing skills through its mix of hills, ridges, swales and valleys. Over 100 years old, it was originally established in 1897 and in fact moved three times before finally settling in its current location in glamorous Beverly Hills.
Although the St Andrews Links in Fife, Scotland is reputed to be the oldest golf course in the world, it ranks 66th overall.
It scored 64.5 due to high annual rainfall (1246 ml!) and naturally high cloud cover throughout the year.
In fact, the best club in Scotland is Royal Aberdeen.
Sean Walsh, Marketing Director of SportsCover Direct, said: “Whatever your handicap, there are plenty of golf courses to choose from depending on where you want to travel and the conditions too.
“For golfers who prefer to play in the shade, you can opt for a course in the UK. Or if you can persevere in the heat, visiting a top club in the UAE and Australia could make for a holiday of ultimate golf courses around the world.”