Golf had a fast growing in the last years and more and more people became attracted to this amazing sport. Until recently, golf courses were the places where golf players around the world met to play tournaments. Now, the situation has somehow changed and the golf courses are an excellent tourist attraction. Besides the fact that they have a great design and an incredible landscape, the courses are surrounded by all kinds of incredible resorts for the visitors. So, whether you are or not a golf player, you may be interested in finding out which are the best golf courses in the world.
Royal County Down (Northern Ireland)
This beautiful course overlooks the Irish Sea and is one of the oldest golf clubs. It has very beautiful landscapes and is also very famous. It’s mainly known for the 7th and the 12th par, which seem to be the hardest of them all and for the fact that it is attributed to Tom Morris.
Augusta National Golf Club (United States)
The Augusta National Golf Club keeps the annual tournament, Augusta Masters, played since 1934. The course is not a very difficult one, but the inclement weather conditions are a great challenge for the players. Also, the course is best known ) for its 11th, 12th, and 13th holes.
Royal Birkdale (England)
The opening of this course was in 1954 and it is one of the most outstanding championship courses which hosted great historical tournaments during the years. The design is a very attractive one, with gentle greens and amazing flat ways.
Cypress Point (California)
This is another masterpiece created by Alister MacKenzie who made a magnificent golf course along the Monterey Peninsula. Even if the course doesn’t have a proper length to be used in major championships, it remarks itself by exclusivity, making the club one of the most wanted from America.
Royal Dornoch Golf Club (Scotland)
This golf course is one of the most natural ones in the world. It’s placed along the North Sea shoreline in the village where Donald Ross was born. We may also say that the course is one of the most challenging and fun courses.
Cape Kidnappers (New Zealand)
This golf course was completed in 2004 and is a modern one. The architect that designed the course is the famous Tom Doak, who made quite a spectacular job, being a great challenge for players of all levels.
Kingston Heath Golf Club (Australia)
Reshaped at MacKenzie’ suggestions, the golf club is one of the best from Australia. It is known for the remarkable conditions during the entire year and was built on only 50 hectares. It’s a place that will conquer you with its simplicity but at the same time subtlety.