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Golfers' Choice Rankings 2023: Best Surroundings

21 April 2023
3 min. read
Ruben van der Zaag
In March Leading Courses published the Golfers' Choice Rankings for 2023. One of the new categories is "Best Surroundings". In this blog post, you'll get to feast your eyes on some of the most scenic golf courses in the world.
Located in Normandy, near Le Havre, the golf course of Etretat overlooks the sea and the bay of Etretat. (Photo: Golf d'Etretat)

Whether it's a blue ocean, a snowy mountain peak, or lush meadows, every golfer loves nice views on the golf course. This is the Golfers' Choice ranking of the golf clubs with the best surroundings in 2023. Only golf clubs with enough reviews have qualified for this ranking and only the rating for the surrounding has been taken into account.

What are great surroundings?

A scenic golf course or a golf course with great surroundings is one that combines the beauty of nature with the artistry of the golf course architect. There are no set rules to be considered "scenic" as a golf course, it's all in the eye of the beholder. You will recognise a golf course with great surroundings when you see one. However, there are some elements that usually lead to high scores on the "great surroundings-meter".

First and foremost, the golf course must be located in an area that is naturally beautiful. This could be a forested area, a coastal region, or a mountainous landscape. The natural beauty of the surroundings must be highlighted and incorporated into the design of the golf course.

So a scenic golf course is one that seamlessly blends natural beauty, water features, quality landscaping, and thoughtful architecture to create a stunning and memorable golfing experience.

10 golf courses with the Best Surroundings

It would be very difficult to find more scenic surroundings anywhere in the world than at Golfclub St. Vigil Seis. (Photo: Golfclub St. Vigil Seis)

Below is an overview of the courses with the Best Surroundings 10 countries. Click the link(s) to see the courses with the Best Surroundings for that specific country and to view all other rankings for that country.

CountryClub with the Best SurroundingsAll rankings
AustriaGolf EichenheimView all rankings
BelgiumRoyal Golf Club du Château d'ArdenneView all rankings
CyprusSecret Valley Golf ResortView all rankings
FranceGolf d'EtretatView all rankings
GermanyGolf- und Land-Club Köln e.V.View all rankings
ItalyGolfclub St. Vigil SeisView all rankings
PortugalTroia GolfView all rankings
SpainReal Golf de PedreñaView all rankings
The NetherlandsNoordwijkse GolfclubView all rankings
United Arab EmiratesEmirates Golf Club DubaiView all rankings

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Buenavista Golf is one of the most scenic golf courses on Tenerife. (Photo: Leading Courses ambassador Jacob Sjöman)

An average annual temperature of 23 degrees Celsius, 9 golf courses designed by some of the greatest architects and some of the best local culture and cuisine make Tenerife a paradise for any golfer.

There are eight golf courses and two pitch and putt courses dotted around the Island. Each one offers you a completely different experience of this wonderful sport. Designed by the likes of Severiano Ballesteros, John Jacobs and Donald Steel, there is no question as to the beauty of the courses, with their black sand bunkers and impressive water hazards.

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