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GolfPass unveils newest Golfers’ Choice lists of best courses in Mexico, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland and Australia

ORLANDO, Fla., USA (May 1, 2024) – Golfers from multiple countries around the globe today can find out which public-access golf courses their peers have determined as the best to play with the debut release of eight international ranking lists of Golfers' Choice 2024, found exclusively on GolfPass.

Relied on by golfers for its user-generated golf course reviews and expert travel content, GolfPass now reveals the Golfers’ Choice lists starting in January each year to recognize top courses as determined by recreational golfers who shared nearly 300,000 reviews the previous year through NBC Sports Next’s leading online tee-time service, GolfNow. The international lists include: Mexico, Canada, Great Britain & Ireland, Northern Ireland & Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, and Australia.

“The international lists prove the global influence of GolfPass,” said Jason Scott Deegan, managing editor of GolfPass. “As more golfers realize the value in sending us golf course reviews, we look forward to continued and sustainable growth in even more countries going forward.”

The eight international lists have been created to shine a spotlight on golf courses throughout the world. Australia is the newest list, created in 2023 to celebrate golf Down Under. For Europe, GolfPass has separated England, Wales and Scotland into their own rankings, while also creating an overarching Great Britain and Ireland ranking that highlights the highest-rated courses of Scotland, Wales, England, Northern Ireland and Ireland. The list involving Northern Ireland and Ireland includes all the highest-rated courses from the entire “Emerald Isle.” Mexico and Canada round out the international lists.

Previously revealed Golfers’ Choice lists so far in 2024 have included the Top 50 courses in America; and Category Lists among U.S. courses, including “Most Improved,” “Layout,” “Staff Friendliness,” “Course Conditions,” and more; and the best public courses in every state, except Alaska.

Unlike golf course rankings published by industry insiders who have access to golf courses the public may never have the opportunity to play, the Golfers’ Choice lists are totally consumer driven – by recreational golfers, for recreational golfers. Ages, handicaps and budgets of golfers using the website run the gamut, so the millions of reviews accumulated by GolfPass and GolfNow showcase the golf course characteristics that are the most important to avid golfers across the country in any given year.

With golf’s popularity at an all-time high, this year’s lists continue to shine a spotlight on the game’s best playgrounds for everyday golfers. More than 3,300 courses received at least one review in 2023.

The five courses topping each of the international lists are highlighted below. Complete lists can be found on GolfPass.


  • Vista Vallarta – Weiskopf Course (Puerto Vallarta)
  • Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club (Los Cabos)
  • The Golf Course at Vidanta Acapulco (Acapulco)
  • Solmar Golf Links (Cabo San Lucas)
  • Riviera Cancun Golf Club (Cancun)


  • Sherwood Golf & Country Club (Nova Scotia)
  • Perth Golf Course (Ontario)
  • Whitecourt Golf & Country Club (Alberta)
  • Taboo Muskoka Resort (Ontario)
  • Quarry Golf Club (Ontario)

Great Britain & Ireland

  • Wortley Golf Club (Wortley, South Yorkshire)
  • Calcot Park Golf Club (Calcot, Reading)
  • Llandudno Maesdu Golf Club (Conwy, Wales)
  • Trump Turnberry Resort – Ailsa Course (Turnberry, Ayrshire)
  • The Leicestershire Golf Club (Leicester, Leicestershire)

Ireland & Northern Ireland

  • Mount Juliet Resort (Thomastown, County Kilkenny)
  • Kenmare Golf Club (Kenmare, County Kerry)
  • Luttrellstown Castle Golf and Country Club (Castleknock, County Dublin)
  • Claremorris Golf Club (Claremorris, County Mayo)
  • Knock Golf Club (Summerfield, Belfast)


  • Wortley Golf Club (Wortley, South Yorkshire)
  • Calcot Park Golf Club (Calcot, Reading)
  • The Leicestershire Golf Club (Leicester, Leicestershire)
  • The London Golf Club – International Course (Ash, Kent)
  • Bellingham Golf Club (Bellingham, Northumberland)


  • Llandudno Maesdu Golf Club (Llandudno, Conwy)
  • Rhuddlan Golf Club (Rhuddlan, Denbighshire)
  • Cardigan Golf Club (Cardigan, Ceredigion)
  • St. Deiniol Golf Club (Bangor, Gwynedd)
  • Denbigh Golf Club (Denbigh, Denbighshire)


  • Trump Turnberry Resort – Ailsa Course (Turnberry, Ayrshire)
  • Woll Golf Course (Ashkirk, Selkirkshire)
  • Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club (Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire)
  • Greenburn Golf Club (Fauldhouse, West Lothian)
  • Sandyhills Golf Club (Glasgow)


  • Springwood Country Club (New South Wales)
  • Cranbourne Golf Club (Victoria)
  • Cape Schanck Golf Club (Victoria)
  • Bayview Golf Club (New South Wales)
  • Cape Wickham Links (Tasmania)

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About NBC Sports Next 
NBC Sports Next is a subdivision of NBC Sports and home to all NBCUniversal digital applications in sports and technology within Golf and Youth & Recreational Sports. Known for its sports technology product innovation, NBC Sports Next equips more than 30 million players, coaches, athletes, sports administrators and fans in 40 countries with more than 25 sports solution products, including SportsEngine, an industry leader in youth sports club, league and team management technology and youth sports editorial content; SportsEngine Play, a first-of-its-kind subscription streaming service for capturing and viewing live and on-demand video of youth and amateur sporting events, and offering the industry’s most comprehensive collection of player development and training content; GolfNow, the leading online tee time marketplace and provider of golf course operations technology and services; and GolfPass, the ultimate golf membership that connects golfers to exclusive content, tee time credits, coaching, tips and other benefits. NBC Sports Next is fueled by its mission to innovate, create larger-than-life events and connect with sports fans through technology to provide the ultimate in immersive experiences.

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Dan Higgins
NBC Sports Next