Tee off on Some of the Planet's Most Stunning Golf Courses
The Finest Greens Around the Globe
If your idea of a dream vacation includes bringing your clubs and playing a few holes, then these destinations should be on your bucket list.
There are golf courses all around the world, but some of them are simply more stunning than others. They feature top notch fairways amid gorgeous scenery that will make it difficult for you to keep your eye on the ball. Here are some of the best golf courses in the world.
St. Andrews Links, Fife, Scotland
One of the most famous golf courses in the world, St. Andrews Links is located in the small town of Fife on the east coast of Scotland. The rugged scenery of the Scottish Highlands is absolutely stunning and you can visit the historical Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, founded in 1754.
The 600-year-old St. Andrews Links follows seven impressive courses, including the legendary Old Course. Soak up the history and admire the gently rolling hills, rocky beaches and crumbling stone bridges.
Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle, North Ireland
When it comes to golf courses with amazing views, there are few as spectacular as Royal County Down. It offers a stunning vista along its dunes, stretching down to the Irish Sea.
You can see a panorama of Newcastle and the striking Victorian redbrick building of the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa. The fairway is challenging and interesting, with plenty of difficult shots making for the perfect golf vacation.
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Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina, USA
Pinehurst is one of the top golfing resorts in the United States and it is home to the fabled No.2 course which hosted the Ryder Cup in 1951 and the U.S. Open in 1999 and 2005. The quality of the courses here is on another level — Pinehurst No. 8, No. 4 and No. 2 are often ranked the best in America.
The No. 2 course is especially interesting. Designed by famous golf course architect Donald Ross, it features unique upturned-saucer-shaped greens that deflect approach shots into bunkers and make putting quite a challenge.
It’s also one of the most luxurious golf resorts in the world, featuring impressive hotels with fine dining, spas and more.