5 Famous Golf Courses You Have to Play

There are thousands of beautiful golf courses in the world waiting for you to practice your game. This article has the famous golf courses you have to play.

5 Famous Golf Courses You Have to Play

Are you ready for the most spectacular golf game of your life?

World-class challenges, exclusive memberships, and some of the best architecturally-designed greens in the world await you at the famous golf courses of the world. Take on some of the top courses to learn new skills, admire their striking designs, and to see where some of the best golfers in the world play.

If you’re up for it, read on to learn some of the most well-known golf courses in the world, and what you need to know about each course before setting off.

1. St Andrews

One of the greatest courses in the world is the Old Course of St Andrews, of course, home to the first 18-hole course in the world. Scotland is credited with founding the game of golf, so travel to the picturesque college town of St Andrews to take on one of the best courses in the world.

If you’re up for the challenge, the 17th hole is considered the hardest par four in professional golf.

2. Pebble Beach Golf Links

Pebble Beach, in California, is one of the most prestigious courses in the world. Take in the stunning coastal views and try your hand at a course that has been home to six U.S. Open tournaments and a regular stop on the PGA Tour.

While pricey, Pebble Beach is considered the top public course in the US and offers plenty of hazards, including towering pine trees, large sand traps, and, of course, the ocean itself.

3. Augusta

Home of the acclaimed Masters Tournament, Augusta National is set on over 350 acres of land in beautiful Georgia, having been established in 1930.

This exclusive course is known for its immaculate greens, dogwood and azalea trees, and strict rules for players and members.

The 10th hole, a par four, is considered the toughest hole in Masters HIstory, so bring your patience and your best putters and drivers.

4. Cypress Point

A private club near Monterey, California, Cypress Point, you’ll need to be invited by a member to play here, a club frequented by celebrities such as Clint Eastwood.

Golfers can expect rolling hills, dramatic coastline, and well-crafted holes that will give even the most experienced golfer a serious challenge. The 16th hole offers the epic challenge of driving your ball over the ocean, 220-yards and one of the toughest on the course.

Before hitting the greens, check out Sun Mountain for all your golfing equipment needs.

5. Pine Valley

Frequently ranked as the number one course in the US, Pine Valley is an incredible course in southern New Jersey.

Every hole is designed to really make you think about your technique and strategy, and it’s grand and sprawling acreage impresses as soon as you drive in.

There are three schools of golf course design: strategic, heroic, and penal, and Pine Valley is famous for seamlessly blending all three. Expect one of the hardest— but most rewarding– days at golf at Pine Valley.

Hit the Greens on These Famous Golf Courses

If you’re looking to take your game to the next level, try to play at one of the famous golf courses mentioned above. You’ll learn new techniques, enjoy spectacular scenery and hospitality, and you’ll have earned bragging rights after accomplishing a prestigious 18 holes of golf!

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