25 Jul Top ten Golf courses around the world
There are hundreds of Golf Courses in the world. What distinguishes the one against the other? In each, the grandeur cannot but be spectacular. Here follows a list of those based on many evaluations by international panellists.
The old course at St. Andrews Fife, Scotland
As the oldest course in existence and the place where golfing history emerged. Most of the other courses in the world designed were in response to one or more of its structures. The Senior Open presented by Rolex will be played on the Old Course at St Andrew’s for the first time in history on July 25-29, 2018. One of the unique features of the Old Course is the large double greens.
Royal Melbourne G.C. (West) Black Rock Australia
This golf course has been hosting numerous national and international tournaments. It has generous fairways which provide good challenges to players.
Tara ITI G.C.Mangawhai, New Zealand
Much time was spent in reshaping the sandy soil into mounds, and dunes. It is intentional that it should look like as though naturally formed by the wind and nature. It is where sand me ets the sea, and the view is just remarkable.
Shanqin bay G.C.Hainan Island, China
This course has big greens and eye-catching bunkering. The property is very mountainous with an artificial irrigation pond. Lying along the South China Sea makes it a spectacular place to play the game.
Cabot Cliffs Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada
An exciting design which overflows with variety. This golf course landscapes on a Pebble Beach-type ocean cliffs and bits of Scottish Highlands in between.
Ballybunion G.C Ireland
In 1971 the clubhouse was relocated to the southern end of the golf course which changed the whole look of the course and made it more thrilling. Situated along the coastline with new tees atop of the dunes make this a challenge to any golfer.
Cape Kidnappers G.C Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
The landscaping is like a stratospheric Pebble Beach, high atop windswept highland some 500 feet above the sea. Deep canyons frame most of the grounds and greens. The fairways are wide, and the bunkers are some of the deepest ever built.
St. George’s G and C.C. Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
This golf course through the forest-covered ice-cold land. It has the best bunkering with sweeping lines and graceful movements.
The Club at Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, South Korea
This Club sports a clubhouse, condos and a spa. The greens perfect with challenging holes and bunkers. It was situated in volcanic rock, had natural streams edged with huge trees making the design a challenge. The Club hosted The first American PGA Tour event in Korea.
Fancourt (Links) South Africa
This course situated with incredible mountain views was decked with cool-season grasses to promote bounce-and-roll on their fairways. The Links hosted the 2003 Presidents Cup and other tournaments.
These Golf courses are some of the most famous in the world. With history, spectacular views and beautiful greens and fairways. May it become an inspiration to all and create a desire within the golfing communities to go on tour and visit the countries where the courses are situated.