If you’re a golf lover then your clubs are almost certainly an essential part of your luggage when you travel. Well, if you’ve got your clubs and ever find yourself near any of the courses below, you won’t want to miss out on the chance to a take a swing on these greens.
Here’s Tour Director, David Fluke’s, Top 10 Golf Courses in the world to put on your bucket list:
- Augusta National, USA – of course this had to be top of the list! Home to the annual Masters Tournament, the only tournament played at the same course every year, all of the golfing greats have surely played on the Augusta National greens.
- St Andrews Old Course, Scotland – a golden oldie for you at number two. St Andrews is the oldest and most iconic golf course in the world, first played in the early 15th century and now home to the Open every five years. It is home to one of the most famous golf icons, the Swilican Bridge that spans the 1st and 18th holes and is where many farewell images for famous golfers have been taken.
- Pebble Beach, USA – at number three this course has been named the greatest public golf course in America. With breath-taking ocean views on one side and the Del Monte Forest on the other, it has a setting like no other. But its location is not the only thing that makes this course stand out, it is actually one of the most challenging in the world. Do you have what it takes?
- Royal County Down, Ireland – it’s over to Ireland for number four and with the 4th and 9th holes listed in the book The 500 World’s Greatest Golf Holes, this course is definitely one not to miss – oh and it’s Rory Mcllroy’s favourite course in the world.
- Oakmont, USA – back across the pond for number five, to the course that has hosted more combined USGA and PGA championships than any other U.S. course. Famous for its deep bunkers, hard greens and tight fairways it is sure to be a testing round.
- Whistling Straits, USA – the Whistling Straits provides two courses that couldn’t be any more contrasting. The Straits course spans 2 miles of the Lake Michigan shoreline and sports an open, windswept terrain, whilst the Irish course presents a much calmer scene just inland. There is something for everyone here.
- TPC Sawgrass, USA – this Tournament Players Club was one of the first Tournament Players clubs to be built. Home to the PGA headquarters its signature hole is the ‘Island Green’, the par-3 17th hole on the Stadium Course where the green is surrounded by water. What David would give to play this hole!
- Swinley Forest, England – the only English Golf course to feature in this top 10 list, it’s made the cut because of its unique style. It is eccentric, unconventional and exclusive to mainly high ranking British military and British aristocracy. Despite a shorter yardage of 6,000 Yards its par of 68 would challenge any player.
- Royal Troon, Scotland – founded by a group of golf enthusiasts in 1878 it began as a 5-hole course but went on to become the last of the royal clubs to be so honoured. Royal Troon demands the most accurate shot making, especially with the north westerly wind on the back nine to contend with.
- Castle Stuart, Scotland – finally it’s back to the highlands again, for one of the newest courses on this list. When it opened in 2009 it immediately made an impact being named top new international golf course by Golf Magazine who placed it at number 56 in the world.
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