Top 20 Golf Courses In The World

Top 20 Golf Courses In The World

Golf, as we all know, is a game of sport and is one that has gained a reputation all around the world. The game is all about hitting balls into holes with various clubs from different starting points in the least number of strokes. The game emerged in 15th century Scotland and is one of the most prominent games ever played.

Golf courses are simply the ground where the game of golf is played. It consists of a series of holes, the rough, a fairway, and a green with a flagstick. Golf courses are found all around the world, but some of them are the best due to various reasons. Come take a look at the top 20 golf courses in the world.

Pine Valley Golf Club

This golf course is situated in South New Jersey and is ranked number one in Golf magazines. It is a private club, and only its members can play there. Outsiders can play only if they get invited and accompanied by a member.

Cypress Point Club  

It is a private Golf club in California known for a series of holes that play along the Pacific Ocean. It was designed by Alister MacKenzie and Robert Hunter and was opened in 1928. 

Muirfield Village Golf Club

Muirfield Village

It is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world and is situated in Scotland, United Kingdom. It was designed by T Morris and was opened in 1744.

St. Andrews Old Course

It was established in 1552 and is considered the oldest golf course in the world. It is also known as the 'Home of Golf.' It is a public course and is situated in Scotland. It is under the control of the St. Andrews Links Trust.

Royal Melbourne Golf Club

This golf course is located in eastern Australia and was established in 1959. It is a 36-hole golf club, and it's east, and west courses are ranked 1 and 6 in Australia. It has a capacity of 15,000 spectators.

Pebble Beach Golf Clubs

It is a public golf club located in the United States and is regarded as one of the world's most beautiful courses. It began as part of a resort hotel and was designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant.

Augusta National Golf Club

It is also referred to as Augusta and is one of the world's most famous golf courses. As the name itself suggests, it is situated in Augusta, United States. It is a private golf club, and it got established in 1933.

Pinehurst Country Club

It was established in 1894 and is situated in North Carolina. It has eight courses within it and more holes than any other golf course, it is an ideal place for you to play golf well.

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club

It is a links-style golf club situated in Southampton, New York, and was established in 1891. It is one of the oldest golf clubs in America and the first to admit women. It was designed by William Flynn, Willie Dunn, Willie Davis.

Royal Country Down Golf Club

It is a golf club in Northern Ireland and got established in 1889. It was designed by Old Tom Morris and is rated 75 out of 100.

Oakmont Country Club

It was designed by Henry Fownes in 1903 and is situated in Pennsylvania. It is also one designated as a National Historic Landmark.

Ballybunion old course

It is situated in Ireland and was established in 1893. It is a private golf club and has a total of 36 holes. Robert Trent Jones designed it.

Winged Foot Golf Club

It is a private golf club with 18 holes and is located in Mamaroneck, New York. It was founded in 1921 and was designed by A W Tillinghast. It is ranked on The Top 25 Most Exclusive Golf And Country Clubs In The World-Honored.

Turnberry Resort

It is located in Scotland and comprises three links golf course, a golf academy, and a hotel. This club has hosted the Open Championship four times.  

Sand Hills Golf Club

It is a country club in Mullen, Nebraska, and is noted for its remote location. It was established in 1994 and is a private golf club.

Royal Portrush Golf Club

It is a private golf club and was founded in 1888. It is located in Northern Ireland and has a total of 36 holes within two link courses. It hosted the Open Championship in 2019.

Royal Dornoch Golf Club

It is one of the finest Championship courses in Scotland and was established in 1877. It has a total of 36 holes and is 6,748 yards long.

New South Wales Golf Club

It is situated in Sydney, Australia and was established in 1926. It has 18 holes and is a links-style golf course. It is also a private golf club.

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

It is a complicated five links golf course located in Bandon, United States, designed by David McLay. It was established in 1999 and is 7,212 yards long.

Hirono Golf club

It was founded in 1932 by Charles Alison. It is a private golf club and is situated in Kobe, Japan. It has hosted many Japanese Championships and is the most famous one in Japan.