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Play Away: Scintillating Sister Acts

4 Real Club de Golf Sotogrande (Old), Cadiz, Spain (1964, private) Less gimmicky than Valderrama, its immaculate Ryder Cup-host RTJ sibling, this watery layout is carved from a cork-tree forest and filled with the old master's classic design gambits.

5 St. Andrews (New), St. Andrews, Scotland (1895, public) New in name only, this 1895 Old Tom Morris opus is tighter, tougher and more straightforward than its legendary sister as it marches through a multitude of natural hazards that includes heather, gorse and dunes.

6 The Wentworth Club (East), Virginia Water, England (1924, semiprivate) A mighty mite at just 6,201 heather-heavy yards, the par-sixty-eight East features a beguiling mix of par fours and only one par five, making it the more charming of the two Colts here—and the one more members prefer.

7 Lost City Golf Club, Sun City, Bophuthatswana, South Africa (1993, resort) The Gary Player Country Club is the host of the Nedbank Golf Challenge but nowhere near as fun as its twisted sister, which offers multicolored bunkers, a green shaped like Africa and a crocodile-pit hazard.

8 Devil's Pulpit Golf Association (Devil's Paintbrush), Ontario, Canada (1992, private) The creators of Trivial Pursuit founded both of the Hurdzan-Fry Devil's courses, but the answer to "Which is best?" ain't easy: Devil's Pulpit is the tournament track, but many prefer the Paintbrush's St. Andrews-like character.

9 Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (Mahony's Point), Killarney, Ireland (1939, semiprivate) One of its two sibs, Eddie Hackett and Dr. W. O'Sullivan's Killeen, is the brawny ex-Irish Open host, but Sir Guy Campbell's Mahony's Point is nearly as daunting and boasts a stunning par three, the rhododendron-choked eighteenth.

10 Royal Montreal Golf Club (Red), L'île-Bizard, Quebec, Canada (1959, private) The oldest golf club in North America (founded in 1873) has occupied its present site since 1959; Dick Wilson's Blue has hosted four Canadian Opens, but his well-bunkered Red is its equal in every respect except drama.

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