Great Golf Courses

While everyone is of a different mind when it comes to favourite golf courses, the following group seems to come up consistently as the dream courses on the bucket lists of players all over the world.

Pine Valley Golf Club – This Clementon, New Jersey course was built in 1913 is extremely private and not that easy to find. Those that have managed to locate it describe it as one of the finest in the world. It is beautiful and remote and boasts 600 acres of amazing woodlands territory.

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• Muirfield Village Golf Club – Nestled in its Gullane, Scotland home, Muirhead hosts the world’s oldest golfing club since 1744. It has tested many of the greats including Jack Nicklaus who won his very first British Open on its lush fairways.

• St. Andrews – Another Scottish golf course, the Old Course at St. Andrews, on Scotland’s east coast, is known to golfers around the globe, having been in existence for more than 500 hundred years. The club has five complete 18-hole courses, including the Old Course, as well as a practice area and a 9-hole course to attract any calibre of golfer, from children and beginners to Tiger Woods. For any golfer visiting Scotland, St. Andrews is a must.

• Cypress Point Club – Pebble Beach, California is home to many extraordinary links but Cypress Point is one of most exclusive. Bordered by the Pacific coastline in Big Sur, the picturesque beauty was designed by architect, Alistair Mackenzie, who also designed Augusta National.

• Pebble Beach Golf Links – Another Pebble Beach offering and likely the most recognized in the U.S., the Links will challenge even the best of players and everyone will be in awe of its expansive views. Wind will play a big part in your game her so make sure you factor that in when you play.
• Royal Melbourne Golf Club – Since 1926, this private club has attracted enthusiasts to its lovely eastern Australian location. The composite course is formed by six holes from the east and twelve from the west, which was initiated for the Canada Cup in 1959.

• Shinnecock Hills Golf Club – This Southampton, New York favourite built the first US clubhouse in 1893 and was the first club that allowed women to join as members. Its beautiful Long Island links provide a changing landscape from hole to hole and the Atlantic winds can easily influence a player’s game.

• Augusta National Golf Club – Home of the Masters every spring, the Georgia club is a beauty to behold and it boasts three of the most challenging holes known to players. Those that win the coveted green blazers are easy to recognize on the course.

• Pinehurst Country Club – The North Carolina club offers 8 courses for players, with more holes than any other resort club. Each course has its own set of hazards and challenges and one can play there day after day without ever growing bored.

• Royal County Down Golf Club – For over a hundred years, players have flocked to Newcastle, North Ireland to play the links of this championship course. The club is between Dublin and Belfast and is set amid a backdrop of both the ocean and the mountains which can create the kind of weather that will challenge a player’s shot.

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