What are the most famous golf courses in the world?

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick May 25, 2021 11:27

Golfing is one of the most popular sports around, known for its peaceful nature and, depending on the course, its scenic views. There are dozens of golf courses found throughout the world and we have decided to form a list of the most famous courses in the world, many of which have hosted some of the biggest golf tournaments around and are worth checking out if possible.

St. Andrews Old Course in Fife, Scotland

St. Andrews Old Course or the Old Course at St. Andrews is considered to be one of the oldest golf courses in the world, earning it the name “The Home of Golf”. The course is part of St. Andrews Links, which features seven other courses, including the New and Old Course. The Par 72 Old Course has 18 total holes and is known for its difficulty, with the Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker being some of the toughest obstacles golfers must beat. The Old Course has hosted numerous tournaments, including the Open Championship, the Women’s British Open, the Senior Open Championship, the St. Andrews Links Trophy, and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, among others.

Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, the United States

Augusta National Golf Club is a golf club located in Augusta, Georgia, in the United States. The course opened in 1932 and consists of 27 total holes. It features several obstacles, including Rae’s Creek, Ike’s Pond, the “Big Oak Tree”, and the Eisenhower Tree, a pine tree that President Dwight D. Eisenhower unsuccessfully lobbied to have taken down after hitting it too many times when playing. The Augusta National Golf Club course has hosted several tournaments, including the Masters Tournament, the PGA Seniors Championship, and the Augusta National Women’s Amateur too.

In fact, the Augusta National Golf course is so well-known that it’s frequently used as a blueprint for golf-related computer games and even slot machines, as mentioned by www.Sister-Sites.co.uk, a website dedicated to gambling in the United Kingdom and countries around the globe.

Cypress Point in California, the United States

The Cyprus Point golf course is located along the coastline of Pebble Beach in California, the United States. The 72 Par course, which was founded back in 1928, has 18 holes and is popular for its gorgeous landscapes, but it was highly controversial. Between 1947 and 1990, the golf course was on the PGA Tour as part of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but it was dropped and replaced when it refused to comply with the tour’s anti-discrimination guidelines.

Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle, Northern Ireland

The Royal County Down golf club can be found in Newcastle in Northern Ireland. Founded by Old Tom Morris, the club opened in 1889, and it consists of two 18-hole courses; the Championship Course and the Annesley Links. The courses are known for their gorgeous landscapes, and the Royal County Down golf club has hosted numerous competitions, including the Senior British Open Championship, the Irish Open, the Curtis Cup, the British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship, the Walker Cup, the Amateur Championship, and more.

There are numerous other golf clubs and courses that can be found around the world, but the four we’ve listed here are among the most well-known and popular. All are home to golf and are featured frequently in golf tournaments.

 

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick May 25, 2021 11:27
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