CREDIT: No. 2 at Royal Porthcawl (David Cannon / Getty Images)
Here are the 30 greatest links courses in the world, as voted by Golf Magazine’s Top 100 course ranking panel.
30. Royal Porthcawl, Porthcawl, Wales: Bob Hope competed in the 1951 British Amateur here, but Tiger Woods found little humor in his Day 1 singles loss at the 1995 Walker Cup. Ranked 95th in the world, this rumpled H.S. Colt redesign opens with three stout par-4s along the beach, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bristol Channel. Porthcawl then turns inland, traversing higher ground, but never lets up.