The King has designed more than 300 courses in all – mostly in the USA and Japan, without forgetting Zhailjau in Kazakhstan – but often doesn’t get as much credit for his design work as some of his contemporaries. We thought we’d set the record straight with our top five Palmer courses.



Tralee, Co. Kerry

It’s more than 30 years since Arnie opened his first European golf course, but it remains one of his finest designs. Hard not to design an awesome course on this particular bit of terrain, but The King created a masterpiece.

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Richard Forrester

Richard Forrester

Richard Forrester is an experienced sports writer, having worked at SportsVibe and written for numerous sporting titles including Golfing World, Birmingham Mail and Stoke City's website.

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