10 Best Golf Courses in the World

A golf course consists of a series of holes, each comprising a teeing ground, a fairway, rough and other hazards, as well as a green with a flagstick called pin, and a hole called cup. Since there are 18 holes to be played in a standard round of golf, most golf courses have 18 holes.

However, some golf courses have 9 holes. Such a court needs to be played twice to complete one round. Some golf courses also have 27 or 36 holes, so that players can play in two groups. Let us take a look at the 10 Best Golf Courses in the World.

10 Best Golf Courses in the World

10. Royal County Down Golf Club

Royal County Down Golf Club is located in Newcastle, N. Ireland, United Kingdom, and presently has a configuration of Par 72—6,968 yards. The golf course was first designed by T. Morris in 1889, and is inducted in the tenth place in our list of 10 Best Golf Courses in the World. The course of the Royal County Down Golf Club is more than 100-year old. The society houses two 18-hole courses, the Championship and the less formidable Annesley course. The club is also famous for its scenic beauty as it is located in between the mountains of Mourne and the Irish Sea. The fairways are lined with masses of native plants such as heather and gorse, where wild tussocks cover the bunkers.

9. Pinehurst Country Club

Pinehurst Country Club is located in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and presently has a configuration of Par 72—7,051 yards. The golf course was first designed by D. Ross between 1903 and 1935, and is inducted in the ninth place in our list of 10 Best Golf Courses in the World. The Pinehurst Country Club has tree-lined fairways and more holes than any other golf society in this world. Each course has tree-lined fairways and numerous bunkers. The course is also renowned for Payne Stewart’s 1999 U.S. Open win when he scored a dramatic 15-foot putt at the 18th hole. Sadly, it was the last major tournament of Payne Stewart as he died in an airplane crash after 1999 U.S. Open.

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8. Augusta National Golf Club

Augusta National Golf Club is located in Augusta, Georgia, and presently has a configuration of Par 72—6,905 yards. The golf course was first designed by Mackenzie and Jones in 1932, and is inducted in the eighth place in our list of 10 Best Golf Courses in the World. The Augusta National Golf Club is the home of the Masters, the most revered tournament in the United States. Three of the toughest holes in golf universe is situated here, 11th, 12th and 13th holes, together are known as “Amen Corner.” The champions can be easily spotted here in this course as they are given special green blazers.

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