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Golf Magazine of the United States of America is one of the most world-celebrated monthly golf magazines, and it has biennially selected and announced top 100 golf courses among 37,000 private or public golf courses across the whole world for 28 years. This ranking has been regarded by the golf public as the most leading and authoritative golf course ranking among all golf media.

Golf Magazine currently nominates approximately 100 panel members from 17 countries who evaluated the top 100 Courses in the US and the top 100 Courses in the World, including but not limited to, world-renowned golf course designers, photographers, golf course owners, representatives of golf merchandises suppliers, former and present PGA or LPGA tournament pros, golf reporters and journalists, members of top 100 golf courses, major championship referees.

Among those panelists are Amy Alcott, who has won five major championships and 29 LPGA tour events in her career, and she is also the first woman in World Golf Hall of Fame ; David Clark, the editor of world’s most widely read golf magazine; Gary Player, the former South African PGA tour pro and well-known designer; Tiger Woods, whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time; Bob Cupp, one of America’s leading golf course designers; Tom Doak, one of the world’s most respected golf course architect who has built 26 courses in six countries; Eamon Lynch, the executive editor at Golf Magazine; Joe Passov, senior editor and chairman of world top 100 panel at Golf Magazine; Justin Rose, who was ranked world top three players after finishing second to Tiger in the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational; Brian Morgan, the most famous golf photographer; Terry Jastrow, the sports producer for 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and Emmy-award winner; Herb Kohler, the chairman and CEO of Kohler Company, one of the world largest sanitary ware companies; Tom Weiskopf, the best-known golfers of the 1970s, and he is also a successful course designer; Rees Jones, great golf course architect who has designed or redesigned more than 170 golf course in his career.

There is no specific criteria that the panelists must follow to rank courses, they decide what makes it a great course from their perspective by considering about various aspects such as design, setting, conditioning and overall experience.

As being voted as top 100 golf courses in the world, Shanqin Bay is the only recognized top 100 golf course in the 30 years of China’s golf history. Hail, Shanqin Bay!
 

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Golf Magazine of the United States of America is one of the most world-celebrated monthly golf magazines, and it has biennially selected and announced top 100 golf courses among 37,000 private or public golf courses across the whole world for 28 years. This ranking has been regarded by the golf public as the most leading and authoritative golf course ranking among all golf media.

Golf Magazine currently nominates approximately 100 panel members from 17 countries who evaluated the top 100 Courses in the US and the top 100 Courses in the World, including but not limited to, world-renowned golf course designers, photographers, golf course owners, representatives of golf merchandises suppliers, former and present PGA or LPGA tournament pros, golf reporters and journalists, members of top 100 golf courses, major championship referees.

Among those panelists are Amy Alcott, who has won five major championships and 29 LPGA tour events in her career, and she is also the first woman in World Golf Hall of Fame ; David Clark, the editor of world’s most widely read golf magazine; Gary Player, the former South African PGA tour pro and well-known designer; Tiger Woods, whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time; Bob Cupp, one of America’s leading golf course designers; Tom Doak, one of the world’s most respected golf course architect who has built 26 courses in six countries; Eamon Lynch, the executive editor at Golf Magazine; Joe Passov, senior editor and chairman of world top 100 panel at Golf Magazine; Justin Rose, who was ranked world top three players after finishing second to Tiger in the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational; Brian Morgan, the most famous golf photographer; Terry Jastrow, the sports producer for 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and Emmy-award winner; Herb Kohler, the chairman and CEO of Kohler Company, one of the world largest sanitary ware companies; Tom Weiskopf, the best-known golfers of the 1970s, and he is also a successful course designer; Rees Jones, great golf course architect who has designed or redesigned more than 170 golf course in his career.

There is no specific criteria that the panelists must follow to rank courses, they decide what makes it a great course from their perspective by considering about various aspects such as design, setting, conditioning and overall experience.

As being voted as top 100 golf courses in the world, Shanqin Bay is the only recognized top 100 golf course in the 30 years of China’s golf history. Hail, Shanqin Bay!