Three golf courses in Korea have been picked among the top 100 in the world. Two in Gyeonggi Province made the list by U.S. magazine Golf Digest -- Anyang Benest (40th) and Haesley Nine Bridges (72nd) -- as well as Nine Bridges in Jeju Island (59th).
Pine Valley in New Jersey topped the list, followed by Cypress Point Club at Pebble Beach in California and Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, which hosts the Masters every year. The Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland, which is considered the home of golf, ranks seventh.
The results were based on an online poll of 846 golf experts on about 34,000 courses, including 15,619 in the U.S., conducted last October.
A total of nine courses in Asia were included -- three each from China and Korea, two in Japan and one in Indonesia.