Top 5 Golf Courses in the World!

Did you know the top 3 world famous golf courses are in the UK?

The Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland. This golf course is considered the oldest golf course in the world and is commonly known as “The Home of Golf” because the sport was first played on the Links at St Andrews in the early 15th One of the unique features of the Old Course is the large double greens. Seven greens are shared by two holes each, with hole numbers adding up to 18. The Swilcan Bridge, covering the first and 18th holes, has become a famous icon for golf in the world. Everyone who plays the 18th hole walks over this 700-year-old bridge, and many iconic pictures of the farewells of the most iconic golfers in history have been taken on this bridge. If you play here, you are following the footsteps of legends including Michael Douglas, Tiger Woods and Bing Crosby!

Royal Dornoch, Scotland. Birthplace of the great Donald Ross, the courses at Royal Dornoch are natural links located in the Highlands of Scotland. The club has two 18-hole courses: the Championship Course and the Struie Course. People from all over the world make the visit to this iconic course to experience the plateau greens and to take on the task of the course!

The Royal Country Down Golf Club, Ireland. Often rated as one of the best courses to play on in the world, it is located in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful settings against the spectacular backdrop of the Mountains of Morne. The ninth hole is one of the most photographed holes in golf and is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland.

Pebble Beach Golf Links, USA

This course has hosted a PGA tour event since 1947 for the game’s best golfers and Hollywood stars. This golf course is full to the brim of breath-taking beauty ranging from beautiful seaside holes to dramatic cliffs. This course finishes with two of the most beautiful holes in golf. In 2001, it became the first public course to be selected as the No. 1 Golf Course in America by Golf Digest. Greens fees are among the highest in the world, at $525 (plus $40 cart fee or $92.50 caddie fee for non-resort guests) per round in 2018!

West Course, The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Australia

Royal Melbourne Golf Clubis a 36-hole golf club in Australia, located in Black RockVictoria. It’s West and East courses are singly ranked number 1 and 6 in Australia with the West course ranted in the top-five in the world! It was founded 128 years ago in 1891 and is Australia’s oldest existing golf club. The course has also held 16 Australian Opens and it was the site of the Women’s Australian Open for the first time in February 2012, now an LPGA Tour event, and it returned three years later in 2015.

 

 

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