Greg Norman reveals his top 10 courses in the world

March 29, 2020
Greg Norman iron shot

There may be no man more adept at understanding the international scope of golf than Greg Norman. The Shark traveled halfway around the world—literally—for the opportunity to forge a professional career in the United States. Once Norman had made it in the States, he spent the following three decades as an ambassador for the game of golf on continents near and far.

What that reflects, beyond an affinity for lengthy flights, is a perception of golf course architecture that is as worldly as it is varied. A perception that is evident up and down Norman’s list of his top 10 courses in the world.

1. Royal Melbourne G.C. – Melbourne, Australia – Nos. 7 and 96 on GOLF’s Top 100 Courses – https://www.royalmelbourne.com.au

2. Shinnecock Hills – Southampton, N.Y. – No. 4 on GOLF’s Top 100 Courses – https://www.shinnecockhillsgolfclub.org/

3. St. Andrews – St. Andrews, Scotland – No. 3 on GOLF’s Top 100 Courses – https://www.standrews.com/

4. Royal Dornoch – Dornoch, Scotland – No. 10 on GOLF’s Top 100 Courses – https://royaldornoch.com/

5. Kingston Heath – Cheltenham, Australia – No. 22 on GOLF’s Top 100 Courses – http://www.kingstonheath.melbourne/

6. Oakmont – Oakmont, Pa. – No. 8 on GOLF’s Top 100 Courses – https://www.oakmont-countryclub.org/

7. Augusta National – Augusta, Ga. – No. 9 on GOLF’s Top 100 Courses – https://www.masters.com/

8. Machrihanish – Machrihanish, Scotland – NR on GOLF’s Top 100 – https://www.machgolf.com/

9. Harbour Town – Hilton Head Island, S.C. – Listed in GOLF’s “Next 50 Courses” – https://www.seapines.com/golf/harbour-town-golf-links.aspx

10. Cathedral Lodge – Melbourne, Australia – NR on GOLF’s Top 100 – https://gngcd.com/cathedral-lodge/

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