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Top Ten Golf Courses in the World

Muirfield​
Muirfield​

10. Muirfield Top 10 Golf Courses in the World. This course has held the Open Championship 16 times. While the record belongs to another course in Scotland, Muifield still has a strong place in Open Championship history combined with a fabulous course.

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St. Andrews ​Links​
St. Andrews ​Links​

In 1553, the Archbishop of St Andrews administered confirmation, at last allowing the community to play golf over the links. The Society of St Andrews Golfers was formed in 1754 and ten years later the course was reduced from its original 22 holes to 18.

Royal ​Birkdale Golf Club​
Royal ​Birkdale Golf Club​

The Birkdale (as Royal Birkdale Golf Club was originally called) was a nine-hole golf course located at Shaw Hills and it opened for play in October 1889. In 1894, the committee decided to extend the course to 18-holes and move it to its current home at Birkdale Hills. Designed by George Lowe, the course was ready in 1897.

Barnbougle ​Dunes Golf Links​
Barnbougle ​Dunes Golf Links​

Barnbougle Dunes is a memorable golf course made by enthusiasts for enthusiasts.

Bethpage ​State Park Black Course​
Bethpage ​State Park Black Course​

Bethpage State Park, a mecca for public golf featuring five 18-hole regulation golf courses including the world-renowned Black Course which was the site of the United States Open in 2002 and 2009 and the Barclays in 2012 and 2016.

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Muirfield ​Village​
Muirfield ​Village​

Muirfield in Scotland is the course of “The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers”, the world’s oldest golf club. It’s an architectural masterpiece and a layout that Jack Nicklaus thoroughly admires.

Pebble Beach ​Golf Links​
Pebble Beach ​Golf Links​

Cypress Point is the course you can’t play at Pebble Beach, but thankfully Pebble Beach Golf Links is one you can.

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Shadow ​Creek Golf Course​
Shadow ​Creek Golf Course​

“Shadow Creek may be the most spectacular golf course this ... other courses since Shadow Creek ... You can see nothing of the outside world from the course and ...

The Country ​Club Main Course​
The Country ​Club Main Course​

Damme Golf And Country Club - The Main Course in West Flanders: details, stats, scorecard, course layout, photos and reviews

Teeth of the ​Dog​
Teeth of the ​Dog​

Pete Dye’s signature golf course, the #1 course in the Caribbean, and the #39 ranked course in the world—Teeth of the Dog has a reputation that’s well deserved. Meticulously hand carved from the rugged rock and coral of the Dominican coastline, the hard-fought and challenging creation of Teeth of the Dog is an apt description for what playing a round can be like.

Pinehurst ​Course No
Pinehurst ​Course No

Of the more than 400 courses Donald Ross designed, Pinehurst No. 2 was where he made his home, continuing to tweak and perfect the course throughout his life….

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Machrihanish ​Golf Course​
Machrihanish ​Golf Course​

Machrihanish's "World Famous" 18 hole, links, Championship Course Pans Course "Tee off across the Atlantic" - The first hole was recently voted the finest in the world.

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Spyglass Hill ​Golf Course​
Spyglass Hill ​Golf Course​

Spyglass Hill is possibly the hardest golf course on the Monterey Peninsula. The hilly land tumbles down towards the sea, leaving fairways lined with cypress and pines, laced with areas of brilliant white sand.

Erin Hills​
Erin Hills​

With its right-to-left dogleg and left-to-right slope of the fairway, the 8th is the tee shot where the player who has the ability to shape his shots at will (in this case from right-to-left) holds the biggest advantage at Erin Hills.

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Highlands ​Links Golf Course​
Highlands ​Links Golf Course​

Opened in 1941, Highlands Links definitely stands up to the test of time. Designed by the legendary Canadian Architect Stanley Thompson, this course stretches about two and a half miles through hilly, forested land and is consistently ranked among the top 100 Courses in the world by several leading golf publications.

Arcadia Bluffs ​Golf Course​
Arcadia Bluffs ​Golf Course​

Arcadia Bluffs Built on 240 acres that was a mix of apple and cherry orchards, and densely wooded sections, construction of Arcadia Bluffs began in 1997 and was completed in 1999, with the clubhouse opening July 4 th and the golf course to limited play on Labor Day.

Straits Course​
Straits Course​

Whistling Straits is a walking course only. I played it with one of the top-ranking amateurs in Wisconsin. The caddies were helpful even though the course had only been open for a few months, and watching my partner negotiate that course from the tips was a thing of beauty. I had a tough day in the trees.

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Kiawah Island ​Golf Resort Ocean Course​
Kiawah Island ​Golf Resort Ocean Course​

The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort hosted the 2007 Senior PGA and the 2012 PGA Championships. It will also host the 2021 PGA. The Ocean Course is the fourth course to have hosted each of the PGA of America’s major championships.

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Cabo del Sol ​Ocean Course​
Cabo del Sol ​Ocean Course​

The Cabo del Sol Ocean Course “Placed in Golf Magazine’s list of World 100 Greatest Golf Courses” by GolfDigest, January 2018. The Cabo del Sol Ocean Course has been attracting world-class golfers to the southern tip of the beautiful Baja Peninsula since 1994.

Garden City ​Golf Club​
Garden City ​Golf Club​

Garden City Golf Club is very different to most courses that are regularly ranked in the World Top 100. The strict men-only policy of this exclusive club puts it in the limelight for all the wrong reasons. In 1897, when the course first opened for play on the Hempstead Plain in Long Island Village, it was in the middle of rural countryside.

California Golf ​Club of San Francisco​
California Golf ​Club of San Francisco​

For most of its 80-year history, the Cal Club, as locals call it, served up a well-regarded Bay Area course, but one that clearly played third fiddle to Olympic and San Francisco. Not anymore.

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Crooked Stick ​Golf Club​
Crooked Stick ​Golf Club​

The club almost became known as “The Golf Club of Indianapolis” but according to folklore, Pete Dye was walking over the unfinished homeward nine and picked up a knobbly stick and proceeded to swing the stick at some loose stones, “Crooked Stick Golf Club” was the outcome.

Victoria ​National Golf Course​
Victoria ​National Golf Course​

Victoria National Golf Club rose like a phoenix from the ashes of an old coal mine and it was laid out in 1998 by Tom Fazio who made the vision of the founder, Terry Friedman, an exciting reality. With ravines and almost as much deep water to negotiate as tumbling fairway, Victoria National is an exacting and spectacular test.

PGA West ​Stadium Course​
PGA West ​Stadium Course​

The par 72 jewel, designed by Pete Dye for golf's biggest stage, is a must-play for those seeking the ultimate golf challenge. A favorite among touring professionals, it's been ranked among the best by Golf Magazine, Golf Digest and Golfweek.

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Cape ​Kidnappers Golf Course​
Cape ​Kidnappers Golf Course​

At Cape Kidnappers, he has created a course of great drama, interest, originality and beauty. Any avid collector of golfing experiences should reach into their pocket books and make the trip to the North Island to play this course.

Winged Foot ​West Course​
Winged Foot ​West Course​

The West course at Winged Foot Golf Club is the work of A.W. Tillinghast, one of America’s greatest golf course designers, and this is Tilly’s finest creation.

Harbour Town ​Golf Links​
Harbour Town ​Golf Links​

Harbour Town Golf Links - Hilton Head Island's & South Carolina's only PGA Tour Golf Course. Experience the unique beauty and challenge of this legendary golf course. Home to the RBC Heritage, this golf course has captivated some of the world's best professional players.

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Royal Troon ​Old Course​
Royal Troon ​Old Course​

Old Course Click on the holes below to find out more about Royal Troons's Old Course.

Lahinch Old ​Course​
Lahinch Old ​Course​

Courses. Course Architects; Old Course ... Old Course (Championship) Use ... Lahinch Golf Club was delighted to host IGWA as part of the Clubs 125 anniversary ...

Strathtyrum ​Course​
Strathtyrum ​Course​

On 1 July 1993, the Strathtyrum Course became the first 18 hole layout to come into play at St Andrews for almost 80 years. It takes its name from the adjacent Strathtyrum Estate, from which the land was purchased.

Kauri Cliffs ​Golf Course​
Kauri Cliffs ​Golf Course​

When you do head for Kauri Cliffs, and most golf travelers do, take this piece of solid advice and stay with Richard at Stonestore Lodge. Oh and enjoy the beautiful scenery at Kauri Cliffs but expect a resort course with out of this world views.

SentryWorld ​Golf Course​
SentryWorld ​Golf Course​

SentryWorld Golf Course SentryWorld is the pinnacle of parkland golf. Redesigned in 2014, it combines the character and versatility of the country’s finest modern courses with a welcoming atmosphere and stunning natural beauty.

Mauna Kea ​Golf Course​
Mauna Kea ​Golf Course​

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s golf course features 18-holes of world-class golf on the Big Island. Our Hawaii golf course offers facilities and services such as practice putting greens, driving range, and private and group lessons by PGA professionals.

Golden ​Horseshoe Gold Course​
Golden ​Horseshoe Gold Course​

Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Gold Course), Williamsburg, Virginia. Opened in 1963 and the work of Robert Trent Jones Sr., who called it his finest design, this is one of the best examples of traditional golf course architecture in the world.

Baltusrol ​Upper Course​
Baltusrol ​Upper Course​

Golf has been played over the grounds at Baltusrol for twelve decades, first on a rudimentary nine-hole course, then on the “Old Course” of 1895, and now on the Lower and Upper Courses, designed and built by A.W. Tillinghast between 1918 and 1922.

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North Berwick ​West Links​
North Berwick ​West Links​

The West Links Course at North Berwick Golf Club is among the world's oldest courses, dating back to 1832. It's said to be the world's third-oldest golf course played on its original fairways -- only St. Andrews (Old) and Musselburgh (Old) are older.

Monterey ​Peninsula Dunes Course​
Monterey ​Peninsula Dunes Course​

Monterey Peninsula Country Club's Dunes Course Photos

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Fazio ​Foothills​
Fazio ​Foothills​

Take on the cliff-lined fairways at the award-winning Fazio Foothills Golf Course, one of two courses at Omni Barton Creek Resort designed by Tom Fazio.

Bandon Trails​
Bandon Trails​

BANDON TRAILS GOLF COURSE. When Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw began working in the sand to uncover our third course, they faced the challenge of following Bandon Dunes and Pacific Dunes. Opened in 2005, Bandon Trails begins atop a massive sand dune, then quickly opens into a sprawling meadow.

Sea Island ​Retreat Course​
Sea Island ​Retreat Course​

Rated #4 out of the 75 Best Golf Resorts in the U.S., Sea Island Golf Club offers three exceptional 18-hole championship courses-Plantation, Retreat, and Seaside, home of the PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic.

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Witch Hollow​
Witch Hollow​

Witch Hollow was named by Golf Digest the “#2 Best New Private Course in the U.S.” when it opened in 1992, and continues to garner national acclaim thanks to its imaginative design and superb conditioning.

Old Waverly ​Golf Course​
Old Waverly ​Golf Course​

Golf Digest's #1 Golf Course in MS Old Waverly has also had the honor to host several high-profile championship golf events over the years, including the SEC Women's Championship, the Women's US Mid-Am, and most notably, the 1999 US Women's Open won by World Golf Hall of Famer, Juli Inkster.

Makai Course​
Makai Course​

Princeville Makai Golf Course, Mr. Robert Trent Jones Jr. first ever solo design, is the course for all St. Regis Princeville guests to enjoy! Since undergoing an extensive $6 million renovation by Mr. Robert Trent Jones Jr. himself (completed in early 2010) the Makai Course has soared to the top of almost all of golf’s respected rankings imaginable.

source: makaigolf.com
Mystic Rock​
Mystic Rock​

The remarkable Mystic Rock, a dream of our Founder, Joseph Hardy, and the vision of design master, Pete Dye, resulted in one of the country's finest golf courses. High atop the Pennsylvania Allegheny Mountains, Mystic Rock spans acres of scenic highlands, offering players championship golf in a spectacular setting.

Irish Course​
Irish Course​

Golf’s global stars have always had a penchant for designing their ideal courses in Ireland, too. Take Golf Digest's World Number One Course, Royal County Down: Old Tom Morris and Harry Colt both had a hand in its creation.

source: ireland.com
Sea Island ​Seaside Course​
Sea Island ​Seaside Course​

Rated #4 out of the 75 Best Golf Resorts in the U.S., Sea Island Golf Club offers three exceptional 18-hole championship courses-Plantation, Retreat, and Seaside, home of the PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic.

source: seaisland.com
Edgewood ​Tahoe Golf Course​
Edgewood ​Tahoe Golf Course​

Designed by George Fazio and opened in 1968, Edgewood earned Golf Digest's rating as one of "America's Top Golf Courses." Challenging yet fair, the course offers a choice of four sets of tees, ranging in length from 5,343 yards to a demanding 7,529—providing a challenge for golfers of all skill levels.

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Atunyote​
Atunyote​

Atunyote, Kaluhyat, and Shenendoah have each collected numerous awards since their individual openings and each enjoys world-class recognition by having hosted PGA Tour events, the PGA Professional National Championship, and top tier Amateur/Collegiate Tournaments.

New Course ​at St
New Course ​at St

The New Course at St Andrews is a golf experience for the ages. Directions: Directions from Edinburgh and the south to St Andrews: Travel north on the M90 over the Forth Bridge. Leave the Motorway at Junction 3 and follow the A92 to its junction with the A914 north of Glenrothes.

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