elow is a list of the golf courses that all of the major golf course rating agencies list among the best courses in the world.  These lists include; Golfweek, Golf Magazine, Golf Digest.

have taken the average aggregate score for the courses and listed them with the most highly regarded course at the top and then placed them in descending order.  Since all of the experts rank these courses so highly, I have labeled these courses the "Unanimous Gems". 

-U.S. Gems

-International Gems


With the release of the 2016 Golf Digest lists, I have discontinued compiling "The Gems" lists.  To me, the GD lists were so full of bias and agenda that I simply don't believe they are of much value.  This is particularly true of their World/International list.  With that, my published Gems lists are as of the end of 2015.