Tiger Woods returns to the late Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill this week for the first time since winning here five years ago as the PGA Tour’s Florida Swing begins its final play for 2018.
A gorgeous valley setting, bordered by the Mediterranean and the salt-water Mar Menor lagoon (not to mention more than 300 days of annual sunshine), might well have been the reasons why visionary, Gregory Peters, chose this ideal site for the development of La Manga Club.
This course doesn't strike me so much as a "poor man's Pebble" as it does a "poor man's MPCC" but no matter how you label it, the back nine is worth the price of admission and then some.
Our first ranking table for Mexico was established a decade ago when we introduced a Top 15. We’ve gradually expanded the number of courses in this listing, producing a Top 40 two years ago. This time we’ve published the first ever Mexican Top 50.
After extending our South Korean listings to a Top 30 when we last re-ranked this country, we’re now expanding the table even further by producing a Top 40, so our coverage across this golfing nation has doubled in just a couple of years.
We continue our reappraisal of Asian national rankings with the revision of our Top 30 for Indonesia. The former national No.1 course at Nirwana Bali closed last year for a major overhaul, so it's all change at the top of the chart...
When we last updated our listings for India we doubled the number of courses for this country to a Top 20 but this newly re-ranked edition of the chart is all about consolidating what was established last time around...
We've expanded our Japanese listings from a Top 30 to a Top 50 for 2018 and we must thank Masa Nishijima and his large network of contributors for making this development happen. Hirono (#1) holds off the challenge of Kawana’s Fuji course which remains runner-up.