As you might imagine, there is quite an impressive number of golf courses in the world and although there are many which could be described as beautiful, only few are the best and the most incredible golf courses in the world because they combine amazing scenery with a challenging layout of the holes. The best courses are those that can offer a great experience not just for an average golfer, but a pro as well.
One of the first golf courses that come to mind when discussing the most incredible golf courses in the world is certainly The Old Course at St. Andrews, which is considered to be the home of golf for a reason. Namely, this amazing golf course in Scotland is the place where golf has been played since the 15th century. And it is not only tradition that keeps The Old Course so famous. This is actually the biggest complex in Europe with deep bunkers that make the game interesting and challenging at the same time.
In the USA, Pebble Beach in California is probably the most famous golf course, which is highly praised by some of the best golf players in the world such as Jack Nicklaus. This golf course in situated very near the Pacific Ocean and it has an incredible view of the rocky shores. The course may not be the most challenging out there, however, the scenery is breathtaking without a doubt. Pine Valley Golf Club is also one of the most amazing golf courses in the USA and the thing about it is that it is one of the oldest ones and very private.
Royal County Down Golf Club in Northern Ireland is another golf course that people describe as breathtaking. And why wouldn’t they? The course itself is located between the Irish Sea and the Mourne mountains, which offer incredible view. However, the scenery is not the only thing that makes this course so incredible. Because of the wind and the layout of the holes, the course is tough and quite challenging.
In Australia, Royal Melbourne Golf Club is definitely one of the most beautiful ones that are worth visiting. It is a private club with two 18-hole courses and it is said to be suitable for golfers of all levels because there is something for everyone.
When it comes to the Far East, many people say that Nine Bridges in South Korea is an absolute winner. The course itself is very cleverly designed and the fact that the course is situated on a volcanic island makes the whole experience amazing.
And last but not least, Leopard Creek in South Africa offers a very unusual experience not only because the course is said to be one of the most exciting ones, but also because it is located very near to the biggest wildlife conservation area. People say that it is not rare that players can catch a glimpse of an elephant or giraffe in the distance while playing.