Best Golf Courses in the World? Our Top 19 "Must-Play" this year

As the saying goes: "One man's trash is another man's treasure."

There's no getting around it; a lot of things in life are purely subjective. This is certainly the case for golf courses.

Royal Portrush or Royal County Down?
St Andrews or Pebble Beach?
Augusta National or Pine Valley?

We have compiled lists of the best golf courses in:

Every golfer who has been lucky enough to play any of these great golf courses will have their own opinion on which is the best of the best, but one thing is certain: they are all part of the conversation of "The World's Best Golf Courses."

With that in mind, we thought we'd compile a list of the Greatest Courses in Golf and let you know just what makes them so special, and of course why you should and how you could play them on your next golf holiday, as well as maybe a few of their neighboring courses you might want to play along the way.

Because from age-old links classics such as Royal Birkdale, Ballybunion and Royal Dornoch, to more modern masterpieces including Sawgrass, Cabot Cliffs and Fancourt Links; there are truly great golf courses all over the world. The best thing about them all?

They're out there, ready and waiting to welcome you to the first tee, and gladly accept a few of your lost golf balls after you've hit your opening tee shot…