Golf is one of the world?s most popular and fastest growing sports. Golf course designers are very sought after as designing a golf course takes a lot of experience and detailing. There are more than 32,000 golf courses in the world that are used for playing golf. Here is a list of the top 5 golf courses of the world that every golfer dreams of playing in one day.
1. PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS, CALIFORNIA, USA
Pebble Beach is the most well known golf course in the U.S. It has amazing views of California?s rocky shores and its Pacific coast. The golf course spans on 6,737 yards par 72. Wind is a big factor at this golf course, so make sure that you select your golf clubs accordingly when you go to play at this one. It was also rated as the number one golf course in the U.S. and is Jack Nicklaus?s personal favorite.
2. MUIRFIELD VILLAGE GOLF CLUB, GULLANE, SCOTLAND
Near Endinburgh, the Muirfield golf club opened in 1744 and was the home of the oldest golfing society of the world: The Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. The legendary Jack Nicklaus?s first win of the British Open was at this golf course. That should be enough to make this your next golfing destination. This golf course will definitely prove as a test of your golfing abilities with its difficult course of 7,221 yards par 71.
3. PINE VALLEY GOLF CLUB, NEW JERSEY, USA
Located in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, this is said to be one of the finest golf courses of the world. The club was founded in 1913 and spans over 6,795 yards par 70. The remote beauty of this course is amazing surrounded by virgin woodlands. It has the reputation of being a golf challenge. The Pine Valley Golf Club is a very private golf course in New Jersey and you can only be invited to play, so if you get an invite don?t make the mistake of declining it!
4. ROYAL MELBOURNE GOLF CLUB, MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA
This golf course is divided in two parts, East and West of 6,598 yards par 72 and 6,589 yards par 72 respectively. It is a private club and the first Canada Cup was held here in 1959. Its beautiful terrain is a dream golf course for any golfer.
5. ROYAL COUNTY DOWN GOLF CLUB, NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND
This golf course is more than a hundred years old and has two courses of 18-holes each spanning over 6,968 yards par 72. Located between Dublin and Belfast, the club overlooks the Irish Sea and is next to the Mourne Mountains. It has a breathtaking view and is an equally challenging golf course, every golfers dream come true. Wind from the sea must be considered when choosing the golf clubs for this place.
Allan is a regular golfer as well as a passionate blogger. He has been writing about golf courses and golf clubs for the last 3 years.