5 Must Play Golf Courses Around the World
Like golf? For many golfers, golf is not just a sport – it’s a bit of an obsession. This is no surprise as golf is a great game and you’ll find some stunning golf courses around the world that any golfer would be thrilled to play.
Whether you are a jet setter or want to plan your next vacation around a great golf game, here are some of the “must play” golf courses around the world that you simply won’t want to miss. Each golf course is different and offers something unique. But one thing is for certain – you’ll always find a great game of golf at each of them!
Muirfield Village Golf Club, Gullane, Scotland, UK
This is one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses in lovely Scotland. The first game of golf was played in 1891. The golf course originally was 117 stunning acres. The first Open Championship was played there in 1892 and then also in 1896. About 60 acres has been purchased over time to make the course even larger. If you visit Scotland – or visit specifically to play golf – you’ll want to play at Muirfield!
Augusta National Golf Course, Augusta, GA
Many well known golfers have played at Augusta National Golf Course, including Jason Day, Adam Scott and Tiger Woods. The 2011 Masters Tournament was hosted at Augusta. This stunning course has been played and enjoyed by pros and amateurs alike. Staying at the Crow’s nest is a popular activity for amateurs if they are in town to play at the Augusta course.
St. Andrews, Scotland, UK
Get ready for some great golf because St. Andrews has 7 golf courses. Some might say you could play golf all week – enjoying a different course each day! St. Andrews is the largest public golf complex in Europe. It includes the Old Course which hosted the 2010 Open Championship. Scotland is known as one of the very best places in the world to play golf and many think of St. Andrews when they think of playing golf here.
Pine Valley Golf Course, Pine Valley, NJ
This golf course was a passion from the very start for designer George Arthur Crump. He sold his Philadelphia hotel and dedicated himself fully to designing the NJ golf course. At his death the course was nearly complete and considered a unique and competitive golf course. Now Pine Valley is 623 acres with 423 acres of untouched woods. Pine Valley is a private club but members can invite a nonmember to play at the golf course if they wish.
Cypress Point Club, Pebble Beach, CA
This Pebble Beach golf course has 18 holes. It was designed by Alister MacKenzie and first opened in 1928. You’ll find wonderful blue grass here at this golf course. The Cypress Point Club is 6,536 yards and both pro and amateur golfer enjoy this great golf course.