Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Golf Life -

LOOK AT RIO AND BE­YOND lso con­spic­u­ous by its ab­sence is the sea­side Cas­tle Stu­art Golf Links in Scot­land, a Gil HanseMark Parsi­nen col­lab­o­ra­tion that had been 87th on our 2014 list. Hanse’s Olympic Course in Rio de Janeiro won’t open for public play un­til af­ter it hosts the Sum­mer Olympics golf in Au­gust, so it won’t be up for con­sid­er­a­tion un­til our next World 100 is an­nounced, in 2018.

Other just-opened courses that could crack our list in­clude Ocean Dunes on the same is­land as Cape Wick­ham; Playa Grande in the Do­mini­can Republic (to­tally re­mod­elled by Rees Jones); South Cape Golf Course in South Korea, a Kyle Phillips de­sign (whoseYas Links on Per­sian Gulf sand dunes is No. 46); the Tom Fazio-de­signed Christophe Har­bour on St Kitts; Com­porta Dunes, a David McLay Kidd lay­out in Por­tu­gal; and Doak’s Tara Iti in New Zealand.

Not co­in­ci­den­tally, all are ad­ja­cent to an ocean.That seems to be the new norm for a world rank­ing.

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