Top 20: Beautiful Golf Courses
Golf is a sport which sets itself apart from the remainder sports due to the beauty of the natural landscapes of its main circuits. Meet the most beautiful golf courses in the world and devote yourself to the practice of an exciting game where fresh air is mandatory.
1. Pebble Beach, USA
Spectators, golf professionals and critics agree in stating that Pebble Beach is considered the most beautiful golf course in the world.
It features magnificent natural views: majestic mountains, breathtaking cliffs and amazing flora. When visiting this circuit, a golfer is more likely to forget a putter than the camera.
2. Pacific Dunes, USA
Pacific Dunes is located on the southern Oregon coast, off Bandon Dunes. Situated above the Pacific Ocean, near the mouth of the Coquille River, this golf course was opened in 2001 and presents all golfers with an indescribable natural beauty.
Features approximately 6065 meters, and despite being considered a small field, strong gusts of wind difficult the game for any golfer.
Pacific Dunes is also distinguished by resort culture offering its guests, with all the stewardship that a golfer could want.
3. Kauri Cliffs, New Zealand
The Kauri Cliffs golf course is located in New Zealand and the view to the ocean provided to all its practitioners is breathtaking.
This field is unique because the player experiences the emotions of being in a real theater, due to the composition of the circuit.
The Waiaua bay is right next door and it is enough that some golfers are unable to resist catching some sun bathing on the beach, in full Pacific coast. This is where golf sometimes ceases to be the main attraction and becomes the secondary element of an extraordinary setting.
4. Old Course, Scotland
Among the top 5 courses in the world, the Old Course is totally unique for two reasons: first for its history and second for their unique strokes (eg putt 60 feet!).
The architect is unknown, but mother-nature has shaped this magnificent land over the centuries, like most Scottish golf courses. The land is flat with gigantic greens, with seven holes sharing the same greens.
Also characterized by shared fairways, deep bunkers, 112 Scotch and many blind shots. With only 6,041 yards, this course is not easy, especially when the wind decides to become part of the game.
5. Spyglass Hill, USA
Spyglass Hill is a golf course located on the Monterey Peninsula in California.
Its beauty can be appreciated from different perspectives:
You can start by admiring the stunning view from the first tee with the Monterey Bay, and the brilliant design of moderate difficulty of their holes to the immaculate condition of the pitch.
All this makes Spyglass Hill a true work of modern art.
This challenging circuit ensures greater involvement between man and the environment.
6. Old Head, Ireland
The Old Head is situated 100 feet above the Atlantic Ocean and offers all golfers a stunning and unique scenery.
The smell of the sea and the sound of waves crashing against the cliffs make this a circuit of choice in the international panorama golfer.
Despite being a recent circuit, this is a historical site, with historical monuments, such as the headlights 3 (first built in 1667) which lies off the coast.
It is a quiet and easily accessible location. Its natural landscape is diverse and fauna is rich.
Old Head is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and historic golf courses in the whole world and that is why his fame knows no boundaries.
7. Whistling Straits, USA
The combination of great performances and stunning beauty of the nature, makes Whistling Straits a mandatory game destination for all golfers in the world.
It’s a golf course that stands out from the rest thanks to its rolling hills and perfectly sculpted bunkers.
Here we can enjoy breathtaking natural views of Lake Michigan and the beauty of golf.
8. Torrey Pines Golf Club, USA
The Torrey Pines Golf Club is a fantastic golf course and offers a unique experience for any golfer because of the striking contrast of green mantle over the expanse of blue sea.
It was originally built in 1957 and is located in San Diego, State of California.
One of the most exciting aspects of Torrey Pines is the natural and elegant way that it fits into the surroundings. It offers an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean.
Along your route, it is possible to find abundant wildlife (squirrels, deer, bobcats, etc.).
9. Bethpage Black, USA
The Bethpage Black reveals a perfect union between a golfer, his game and nature!
This is one of the most demanding and popular worldwide fields.
Moreover, this location is also very affordable for any type of player, whether professional or intermediate. It is a state park where the landscape stands out for its gracefulness and uniformity and that’s enough for a golfer to stay in perfect harmony with his golf club.
10. World Woods, USA
World Woods allows all golfers to enjoy the various benefits of the incredible beauty of central Florida and its wildlife. Its two circuits, the Pine Barrens and Rolling Oaks, are incomparable. Both present undulating terrain with pines on the fairway, strategically placed bunkers and a total of 44 hectares of total area, offering a unique experience to any player.
All this makes World Woods one of the most popular golf courses and beautiful around the world.
11. Campo de Golfe das Furnas, Portugal
Inserted in the mountains, 500 meters high, the Furnas Golf Course covers 46 hectares of pure gaming pleasure. The 9-hole course was designed by the original Mackenzie Ross, and was later expanded to 18 holes in 1986 by Cameron Powell.
Deployed along the spectacular volcanic lagoon, the course offers views of the Furnas Valley, famous for its thermal springs and tropical plants. With immaculate fairways surrounded by majestic Japanese cedars, the greens will test the accuracy of your game. The subtropical mild climate makes the golf course in Furnas is a popular destination throughout the year.
12. Praia D’El Rey, Portugal
The breathtaking views and warm sea breezes, combined with long hours of sunshine and mild climate make playing here a pleasure at any time of year.
The three fields are closest golf: the Bom Sucesso, a pair of 72 internationally designed by British architect Donald Steel, Royal Obidos – the last course designed by the legendary Seve Ballesteros – the famous Praia D’El Rey, a true “links “designed by American architect Cabell B. Robinson.
Ranked as the thirteenth best golf course in Europe by the magazine “Golf World” and n.º 1 in Portugal, Praia D’El Rey enjoys a proven link between golf lovers reputation.
16. Sandy Lane, Barbados
The Sandy Lane Hotel has three routes.
The natural beauty and Tom Fazio design, experienced architect, make this club an essential but expensive destination for golfers.
17. The Pearl of the Desert, Dubai
Dubai is reaching the top of the list of most desirable golf destinations in the world!
Called “The Desert Miracle”, The luxurious course is a par 72 of 6600 meters, quite demanding. From there, you can appreciate the house of the Majlis, modern reproduction of Bedouin tents club.
18. Blue Canyon of Phuket, Thailand
Created in 1991 by architect Yoshikazu, Blue Canyon in Phuket, Thailand, was considered the best golf course in Asia for the magazine “FinanceAsia” in 2003, 2006 and 2008. It is also considered the hardest of the continent.
19. Palm Grove, Morocco
In Morocco there are golf courses too. Despite its dry climate, the country has many golf courses.
The most prestigious is undoubtedly the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Rabat.
Palm grove is located in Marrakech, one 18 holes green overlooking the peaks of the Atlas mountains.
20. Pinehurst no.2, USA
It is notable for having one of the most relaxing circuits. The landscapes are truly calming and natural and its beauty is due to the church bells, the presence of squirrels and the gentle breeze flowing through the pines. That is why the circuit Pinehurst no.2 is historic and attracts all types of golfers.
Golf promotes concentration, friendship and contact with nature.
Take advantage of it and travel to the most exquisite and desirable tourist destinations in the world.
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