Playing golf for the love of the sport or as a professional means that the passion for the game is alive, no matter what the reason is. Playing with great clubs or with great company is important but what can make or break a game of golf are the courses that are played on. People travel all over the world just to play a good game of golf on a great course and they continue to come back year after year for the same experience.
The most famous of all golf courses, and has been for many years, is Pine Valley Golf Club. This gold club is situated in the New Jersey of Philadelphia. This 18 hole golf course has been the ultimate course for many golf since 1919. The clubhouse consists of an amazing bar and room. A pro shop is also available, multiple dining rooms, the private board room, the main dining room and the patio. Pine Valley Golf Club is celebrated for the consistent challenges on each hole, requiring considerate placement of the stroke from tee to green and more specifically correct aim and alignment on each and every approaching stroke to the green.
Cypress Point Club is very high on the list of the best, and some would argue it to be the best. Set in the foothills of Santa Lucia on the very tip of the Monterey Peninsula, to the lucky few who have access to this club, this course has an experience of golf like no other. The trek to the 15th tee, waves, amid wind, gnarled Cypress trees, deer, near-isolation is spiritual. Finally with the 16th hole being over the ocean with a par 3 and 231 yard drive, this will be the hole you never forget.
St Andrews (old Course)is the birthplace golf features like multiple bunkers, huge double greens, the road hole, hell bunker and the strategic options that vary by the day. No other course has hosted more Opens as it is one of the oldest golf courses in the world. It is a course that needs to grow on the players. It’s not an instant hit however once the player gets into the course, they learn to love it.
Augusta National is a course that was created with the inspiration of St Andrews as the architects admired that course the most. This course has been upgraded and improved over the years to the advantage of the course. It has only allowed the experience to increase for players who want to either choose the safer route or the risker route.
Royal Country Down
Royal Country Down is in Newcastle at the foot of a mountain of Mourne. This course of one of the most beautiful tests in the world, and one of the most brutal if the winds is up making it quite a challenging course. The greens are unexpectedly level, as if to recompense for the rough terrain and various blind strokes.
Shinnecock Hills G.C in Southhampton New York is so inspiring that its architecture hasn’t really been changed with in almost 50 years, although the partnership of Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore has made minor changes to prepare Shinnecock for the U.S. Open in 2018. It has been said the beauty of the course is that each hole is different and the player need a different set of skills to play each hole.