8 Best Golf Courses in the World
Golf is a sport that transcends language and culture. Want to expand your golf game and experience in some of the finest golf courses worldwide? Escape the grind of your neighborhood course and test your skill at the best golf courses across the globe.
Northern Ireland: Royal County Down G.C.
With 7,186 yards and par 71, the Royal County Down G.C. is relatively flat despite the surrounding rugged terrain and plenty of blind shots. As you golf, enjoy the views of Dundrum Bay to the east and the Mountains of Mourne to the south. The original design of the course is attributed to Old Tom Morris, but it has been refined by other architects over the past 120 years, including Donald Steel. One highlight of the course is the bunkers with arched eyebrows of lush marram grasses and heather.
Sri Lanka: Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa
The par-70, 18-hole golf course sprawls across a coconut palm plantation with stunning views of the Indian Ocean. This lush paradise location offers the perfect level of challenges for new and old golfers. The course was designed by Rodney Wright, a globally recognized and celebrated designer, and the course flaunts gorgeous fairways and difficult bunkers.
Australia: Royal Melbourne G.C. (West)
The par 72 golf course that covers 6,645 yards is nestled into the rolling sandbelt land of Australia. Routed by Alister MacKenzie in 1926, the greens mimic the surrounding topography in miniature with crisp bunkering that juts into the fairways and putting areas. Many of the holes are doglegs, which requires attention to the angle into the pin. This course is perfect for adventurous golfers.
New Zealand: Tara Iti G.C.
With 6,840 yards, this par 71 course located in Mangawhai, New Zealand, was built and designed by Tom Doak. More links-like than most of the country’s coastal courses, Doak and his design associate Brian Slawnik spent over two years sculpting the land into their design with hummocks, punchbowls, and sand dunes. Various holes have been inspired by well-known Cypress Point, Royal St. George’s, and Royal Dornoch.
China: Shanqin Bay G.C.
Located on Hainan Island, this par 71 golf course covers 6,894 yards. With wide corridors that are surrounded by jungle, Shanqin Bay has bright greens and ragged bunkers. Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw designed this golf course on land that housed a World War II Army barracks with stone tunnels. With views of the South China Sea nearby, this golf course offers a unique challenge and a gorgeous experience.
France: Morfontaine G.C.
The par 70 golf course that spreads out over 6,584 yards presents a timeless design by Tom Simpson. Modeled off of a heathland course near London with Scotch pines and heather, Morfontaine was more recently updated by Kyle Phillips with the addition of a 12th green that extends the par 5 by 60 yards. This change matches the design, and it would require a practiced eye to note this.
South Korea: The Club at Nine Bridges
Covering 7,196 yards, this par 72 course has been called the Taj Mahal of Golf. The designers of the course, Ronald Fream and David Dale, spent approximately 40 million on its creation, not including the surrounding amenities. Originally volcanic rock, sand was brought in to create the grass fairways and greens. With massive Japanese Maples, Korean Azaleas, evergreens, and cedars planted throughout the course, the course is not only challenging but scenic.
Bermuda: Tucker’s Point G.C.
This par 70 course is Bermuda’s premier golf experience. Set across 200 acres of rolling hillsides, the golf course overlooks the sea. First designed by Charles H. Banks in 1932, Tucker’s Point Golf Course has since been redesigned by Roger Rulewich. This course offers some of the most beautiful views and challenging golf courses with world-class design.
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