With a mix of classic designs by Golden Age architects and modern masterpieces, Continental Europe has an exceptional array of courses – and this is the definitive ranking of them
NCG TOP 100s
Designed by Harry Colt, this is the clifftop course where Seve learnt the game.
Continental Europe and Spain
A Tom Simpson design that sits on gently undulating terrain.
Belgium and Continental Europe
Lots of golfers will have visited this Spanish super-resort and not realised the West has even existed never mind played it, even if they...
Royal Waterloo’s La Marache is a beautifully-maintained inland course in the southern outskirts of Brussels.
It is an enjoyable...
If boats bobbing on a glistening bay surrounded by rocky cliffs and beautiful islands is your idea of a setting that you'd enjoy playing...
The routing of Oporto is as eccentric as I've ever witnessed. So when it's breezy, you're always having to work out what the wind will do on almost every hole.
Continental Europe and Portugal
This high-class modern course has lots of nods to classic architecture with enjoyable elements such as semi-blind approaches and bowl greens.
Continental Europe and Russia
Linna enjoys a classic Scandinavian landscape of tall pines, still water and rolling terrain, with just enough nuance to get into our Continental Top 100.
Continental Europe and Finland
Sir Nick Faldo's exacting challenge among the burnt orange hills of the Algarve.
The Irish influence in the revolution of one of the Algarve's best-known courses could barely be stronger.
The owner of the resort is...