The game of golf has captivated players on all four corners of the globe. It can be argued that today the game has never been more popular. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a novice there are some courses that you really must play. Here’s a list of the five courses every golfer needs to play.
St. Andrews Old Course, Scotland
St.Andrews is considered to be the home of golf. One of the oldest golf courses in the world, St. Andrews is steeped in history and a pleasant, if challenging, course to play. This really is a course that every golfer must play at least once.
Pebble Beach Golf Links, USA
With a dramatic coastline and mystical forest, Pebble Beach has attracted the most famed names in golf as well as celebrities throughout its history. Pebble Beach resorts offer rich hospitality and world class accommodation in a grand scale. Having hosted the most prestigious tournament in America, the US Open, any golfer will be proud to have played the same course as Ernie Els and Gary Player.
Considered to be the number one golf course in Spain, Valderrama hosted the 1997 Ryder Cup and The Volvo Masters and is consistently ranked amongst the best courses in the world. First opened in 1974, Valderrama has played host to legends of the game, none the least the most charismatic golfer to ever swing a club – Severiano Ballesteros.
Durban Country Club, South Africa
With both lush vegetation and a view of the Indian Ocean, Durban Country Club is consistently rated as one of the 100 best golf courses in the world. Its third hole is rated as the best third hole in the world. Narrow fairways and predatory bunkers challenge even the most avid golfer.
Royal Melbourne, Australia
The East and West courses of Royal Melbourne are considered by some golfing aficionados to be the finest in the southern hemisphere. The course features fast, contoured greens and strategically placed bunkers that will catch out even those golfers with a scratch handicap. Designed by Dr. Alister MacKenzie, Royal Melbourne has been attracting golfers for years.
These are examples of the best courses to play from around the world. Every golfer should play each one at least once in their lifetime.