Top Courses Around the World
There are so many great golf courses that have been designed and built around the world that it may be difficult to choose the right one for you. Of course, it depends on what area of the world you will be visiting, but if a prime golfing experience is what you are looking for here is the ultimate list for you.
Old St Andrews course in Scotland is certainly one of them. This is probably the oldest and most famous golf link in the entire world, having been built and established in 1552. Originally built to have 22 holes, it was later reduced to just 18. Many championships have been played on this green over the years. Old St Andrews is historically important as it is where the game truly developed and where many of today´s rules were established. Notably, it is also the birthplace of ladies’ golf. It should definitely be on your wish list if you are a serious golfer, not only for its historical importance but for the quality of the greenery.
Royal Dornoch in Sutherland, Scotland is a course that is popular among professionals and amateurs alike. Not only are its holes exceptional, but most of the greens are on naturally elevated grounds making the approach a bit challenging at times. It was established in 1877 and has two sets of 18 holes. Besides being one of the best in Scotland and, frankly, the world, its appeal is only enhanced by its wonderfully tranquil setting in the rolling countryside.
Royal County Down in Newcastle, Ireland is another terrific top golf course to play. It has a long history, having been built in 1889, and has consistently been ranked as one of the very best golf links in the world. There are two 18-hole green here and it has played host to several important golf tournaments over the years.
The best green down under in Australia is the West course at Royal Melbourne Golf Club. It has even hosted some international tournaments including the World Cup and the Presidents Cup, an event on the PGA tour. Founded over 120 years ago, it boasts both an east and west course. Of the two, the west is regarded better in terms of the quality of the holes when compared to the east.
Certainly, one of the leading golf links in the United States has to be the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, which was established in 1933. This is one of the most notable golf clubs in the world and is where the Masters Tournament is played out every year. It is also slated to host the National Women’s Amateur Championship in 2019. When Americans talk about golf and watching golf, Augusta always comes to mind.
Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania is considered by many to be in the running for the best courses in the world and has a reputation for being amongst the hardest to play. Almost as many championships are played here as are played at Augusta. This is really a golf links that will challenge even the most experienced players. These are just a few of the many golf courses world-wide that challenge you and inspire you, professionals and amateurs alike.