Best Golf Courses
by Rob Daniels
So what are the best golf courses in the world? Take a look
at our top picks! Check out our list of top 10 Golf Courses.
1. Augusta National Golf Course (GA)
Augusta National Golf Club, a private golf club in Augusta,
Georgia, is one of the most famous and exclusive golf clubs
in the world and is considered Bobby Jones's masterpiece.
It is the site of the annual Masters Tournament.
2. Pebble Beach Golf Course (CA)
Pebble Beach was designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant
and opened on February 22, 1919. Jack Nicklaus made alterations
to the course prior to the 1992 U.S. Open, including rebuilding
the 4th, 5th and 7th greens, and he designed a replacement
5th hole in 1998. Pebble Beach is widely regarded as one of
the most beautiful courses in the world. It hugs the rugged
coastline and has wide open views of the ocean.
3. Pine Valley Golf Course (NJ)
Pine Valley was founded in 1913 by a group of amateur golfers
from Philadelphia. They purchased 184 acres (0.7 kmē) of rolling,
sandy ground deep in the pinelands of southern New Jersey,
and gave George Arthur Crump, who knew the area from hunting
expeditions, the opportunity to design the course. This was
Crump's first and only golf course design, and he set himself
some idiosyncratic principles: no hole should be laid out
parallel to the next; no more than two consecutive holes should
play in the same direction; and players shouldn't be able
to see any hole other than the one they were playing. He also
felt that a round of golf on his course should require a player
to use every club in the bag.
4. Winged Foot Golf Club (NY)
Winged Foot Golf Club is a 36-hole golf club located in Mamaroneck,
New York. The course architect is A. W. Tillinghast.. Winged
Foot Golf Club was founded in 1921, by a cosortium comprised
mainly of members of The New York Athletic Club.
5. Oahu Ko Olina Golf Course (HI)
A spectacular Ted Robinson designed course provides expansive
landing areas and measures up to 6,867 yards from the back
tees. Stunning views of the Oahu coast.
6. Crystal Downs Country Club (MI)
Crystal Downs offers the best of two worlds. Unlike many
links courses, the greens are its primary defense. Like many
links courses, its other defenses are the wind, the fesque
rough, the imaginative bunkering that highlights the terrain,
and the lumpy, bumpy fairways. A challenge for all golfers.
7. Fishers Island Club (NY)
Fishers Island Club, usually called The Big Club, is at
the island's eastern tip. It is home to a world-class links
golf course that is rated eighteenth in the US by Golf Magazine.
8. Shadow Creek (NV)
Shadow Creek in Las Vegas is a legendary golf course sculpted
from the Nevada desert by renowned architect Tom Fazio. Every
hole at Shadow Creek could make a signature statement at most
golf courses throughout the world. Sparkling creeks, towering
waterfalls and lush gardens are framed by commanding mountains.
Shadows slide across dramatic landscapes, changing shape and
contour from dawn to dusk.
9. Victoria National Golf Course (IN)
Sculpted from a reclaimed coal mine, Victoria National
Golf Club is like a diamond. Brilliant and beautiful, yet
in perfect harmony with her natural surroundings, this private
club for members only is truly spectacular!
10. The Ocean Course (SC)
Designed by Pete Dye and opened in 1991 before the Ryder
Cup Matches, The Ocean Course gained instant notoriety as
the of the most dramatic "War by the Shore," a battle decided
literally by the final putt of Sunday's final match. In 1997,
The Ocean Course hosted the World Cup of Golf, with the world's
finest golfers from 32 countries competing in the stroke play
About the Author
Rob Daniels is a professional golfer with a passion for a
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