While there are thousands of golf courses around the world, there’s those few that are on every keen golfer’s bucket list.
Here are the golf courses that most golf enthusiasts wish to visit in their lifetime and if they’re lucky enough perhaps even play a round of golf at one.
St Andrews – Fife, Scotland
Known as the Home of Golf, St Andrew’s is one of the oldest and most iconic golf courses in the world. St Andrews features seven golf courses of varying lengths and pars. One of the most notable aspects of this old and prestigious golf club is that it is open to the public.
Augusta National Golf Club – Georgia, USA
Augusta National is one of the most iconic and exclusive golf courses in the world. Home to The Masters, Augusta has strict rules and limited memberships which prohibits a vast majority of the public from not only playing a round of golf of this course but even visiting it.
Pebble Beach – California, USA
Pebble Beach is considered one of the most beautiful yet difficult golf courses to play in theworld. Set along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean and Carmel Bay, it boasts spectacular views and has played an integral part in golf’s history having seen the rise and fall of many of golf’s greatest players. It has been named the greatest public golf course in America.
Cape Kidnappers – Hawkes Bay, NZ
Cape Kidnappers is considered one of the most stunning golf experiences in the world. The course is set high above the ocean atop dramatic cliffs. The unique landscape of this course provides a golfing experience like no other.
The Melbourne Sandbelt – Victoria, Australia
The Sandbelt region of Melbourne is home to some of the best golf courses in the world, including Victoria Golf Club, Metropolitan Golf Club, Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath Golf Club. While these clubs are private, more often than not you can manage to get a game of golf on one of the courses.
TPC Sawgrass – Florida, USA
TPC Sawgrass is one of the most recognizable courses in golf and home to what is considered the fifth golf major, The Players. It was designed as the first stadium-style golf course, offering fans clear views of the golfing action. TPC Sawgrass is a challenging course which is open to the public.
Each of these courses has its own story. Whether it’s a rich history, wonderful views or a stunning location, if you can see even one of these courses in your lifetime then your golfing bucket list is on its way to being complete.