It’s easy to see why golf is such a popular pastime across the world; stunning locations, keen competition and great exercise! There are golf courses worldwide that cater for all abilities, so try and fit in a round of golf on your next holiday at one of these amazing locations;
1. Possibly the best golf course in the world is Cape Kidnappers; it really is one of the most remarkable golf courses in the world. Located on New Zealand’s North Island, it is well known for its dramatic location and stunning views from every hole. The fairways are settled on intense ridges and ravines which make the course one of the most unique and fun courses to play in the world. Cape Kidnappers is on 5,000 acres making it a vast and open area to take in all the natural beauty that New Zealand has to offer.
2. Another amazing golf course is Pebble Beach, which is tucked right into the coast of the Pacific Ocean and is arguably the best American course. This course, located in California features narrow fairways, sloping greens and offers amazing views of the coast and the ocean. It is open to everybody unlike many other American courses of this calibre.
3. Head to Turnberry in Scotland which has so many impressive golf courses but Turnberry seems to outweigh all of the others. The landscape is breathtaking and this course has a tradition like none other. It has hosted The Open Championship multiple times and will continue to do so. Some of the best golfers in the world have walked the beautiful fairways and said it is the most memorable course they have ever played. There is just something about Turnberry.
4. Royal County Down is a fantastic golf course, located in Newcastle in County Down in Northern Ireland, is often an overlooked course among the world’s best. In reality, it belongs near the top. A stunning backdrop of the Mountains of Morne along with great sites of Dundrum Bay makes this course a true spectacle. The course is sculpted perfectly but still looks natural and shows the true beauty that Newcastle has to offer.
5. The Royal Calcutta Golf Club in India is the second largest golf course on the planet. Mostly flat with a 72 par course, the golf course features plenty of water hazards and was where the first Amateur Golf Championship was held in 1892 in India. The course is open all year round but October to March is more recommended as the fierce heats will have abated.
6. If you’re in Scotland you must visit the most well known course St. Andrews. Its reputation precedes itself and there is really no other course like. Known as the “Home of Golf” it is said that the first round was played over 600 years ago at St. Andrews. It’s landscape and archaic structures make it a must play course for any golfer.
7. Augusta National in the USA is a fantastic golf course and it hosts the Master’s every year and is known for the huge number of iconic holes. Located in Augusta Georgia, many people overlook the beauty that this region of the United States had to offer. The only reason it is not higher on the list is that it is a very private club.
8. Finally if you’re in California, USA and fancy a round of golf, head to Cypress Point, located in Pebble Beach California. It is nestled on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and provides beautiful views. The 16th hole is said to be the most photographed hole in all of golf due to green being surrounded by the water of the Pacific. Similar to Augusta National, it is also a very private course.