Every golf enthusiast has a few dream locations. Perhaps it is one of the famous golf courses you’ve seen on TV once or a course where you think you would like to play alongside Jack Nicklaus. Believe it or not, he designed a few courses himself, but more on that another time. For this piece, we are going to discuss golf courses every golfer should visit at least once.
We are certain half of our readers would say that there is no need to continue with the list once you mention St. Andrews. The Old Course has been lauded as the oldest golf course in the world and the birthplace of the sport. It is also still operational and you can enter an Open tournament here. It is here that Tiger Woods made everyone’s jaws drop with his technique.
As far as the age of the golf courses goes, this one is neither here nor there. It is about 114 years old, it is next to the seaside, it hosted the 2000 Irish Open, and it is just unreachable enough that only true fans of the sport go there to test their mettle. Being hard to reach is also a downside, as there are very few major tournaments being held here. This might entice some but alienate others – this is, reportedly, the favorite course of the former US President Bill Clinton.
National Golf Links of America has an interesting design and its architect, Charles B. Macdonald, did a splendid job in terms of copying and then improving the holes from the UK. Of course, Macdonald didn’t take all the credit – he made sure that the holes in question bore the names of their original counterparts. Once you play a few holes here, you will be tempted to call it the best course there is.
Very few people can agree on just about any idea or thought, so it is a real treat to see many golf enthusiasts praising Augusta National. We are not going to spoil anything, but let’s just say that it is the home of the Masters and some pretty legendary golfing moments. We feel it best you hear it straight from the horse’s mouth.
When you think about golf, you would not likely think about New Jersey, but here we are. Imagine golf terrains that look as though you are in the middle of the desert with a few pine trees, just enough to confuse you. Well, as it turns out, the course itself has a few surprises for the inexperienced golfers. If you are able to master this course, you are pretty much set to take on any challenge.