Vote for the World’s Top 18 Golf Courses

06th March 2013

Glenmorangie invites you to find the top ‘Unnecessarily Well-Made’ Courses around the world.

Vote for the World’s Top 18 Golf Courses

Glenmorangie, Scotland’s Favourite Malt Whisky and the Spirit of the Open Championship, is pleased to announce a new competition that invites golfers to vote for the top 18 golf courses in the world.

The competition which was announced  on the 25th February 2013, at St Andrews, the home of golf will run throughout 2013 up to and beyond the Open Championship in July at Muirfield, Scotland. 

Golf fans can go online to and upload and vote for the courses they consider are the best. As entries are received these will be judged for their “unnecessarily well made” credentials and commented on by a distinguished panel of golf course experts:   

  • Tony Jacklin – Winner of two Majors, winning Ryder Cup Captain and renowned golf course designer and global ambassador for Glenmorangie 
  • Sir Nick Faldo – Winner of six Majors, former Ryder Cup Captain and golf course designer. Sir Nick also works with Glenmorangie in the USA
  • Robert Trent Jones Junior – Distinguished golf course architect and former President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects
  • David Cannon – World renowned golf photographer and the official photographer of the Open Championship   

Golf fans will be able to participate by uploading their own nominations, commenting on other nominations, interacting with the panel and voting for their top 18 courses.

In the final stages of the competition the entries will be whittled down by the panel to 50 and then through a final round of voting to the top 18 courses in the world.

A series of tempting monthly prizes including the Grand Prize of a trip to the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Hoylake, will be on offer. 

Paul Skipworth, President and Managing Director of the Glenmorangie Company commented:

‘Glenmorangie is proud to be the Spirit of the Open and we value our partnership  with the R+A; as such we are delighted to announce this competition which we are confident will drive interest and anticipation in all things golf in the run up to and beyond the Open Championship at Muirfield in July. The craft and dedication involved in designing and maintaining the best golf courses exactly mirrors our own ‘unnecessarily well made’ approach to making our Glenmorangie whiskies.

‘It is also a great pleasure to welcome these legends of the game who will act as our ambassadors and expert judges on the panel’.

He concluded: ‘Ask a hundred golfers what is their favourite course and you will get a hundred different answers! So we hope as many people as possible will join the debate’.