10 of the Most Beautiful Golf Courses
One of the benefits of playing golf is the chance to enjoy the natural beauty of a well-designed, scenic course.
The United States has a number of gorgeous courses, both public and private, enchanting players with their beauty and beguiling them with their unforgiving challenges.
Here are 10 of our most beautiful golf courses.
Pinehurst No.2 Designed by Donald Ross, Pinehurst #2 at the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club is the jewel in the resort’s crown. One of the oldest courses on our list, it was created in 1907.
Mr. Ross considered it a great test of championship golf. Pebble Beach This iconic course has hosted the famous and infamous alike as they compete every year at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am tournament.
With very small greens presenting a challenging target on every hole, Pebble Beach remains a favorite destination for golfers around the world.
Whistling Straits Situated along the charming Wisconsin coastline, Whistling Straits was designed by Pete Dye, recognized as one of the premier golf course architects.
It has been home to several PGA tournaments, including three PGA championships, and will be the home of the Ryder Cup in 2020.
Bethpage Black Located in Farmingdale, New York, the Black course at Bethpage State Park was designed in 1936 by famed architect A. W. Tillinghast. A public course that presents a world-class test for all skill levels.
Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open here in 2002.
Torrey Pines Situated on the coastal cliffs high above the Pacific Ocean near the sun-splashed beach town of La Jolla, California, Torrey Pines is a favorite of PGA players and weekend hackers alike.
A 36-hole municipal golf course that is owned and operated by the town of San Diego, it has been the site of dramatic golf victories such as Tiger Woods winning the 2008 U.S. Open here while playing on a broken leg.
National Golf Links of America Located in the lush seaside town of Southampton, New York right on Peconic Bay, the National Golf Links of America was designed in 1908 by Charles B. MacDonald.
It is modeled after the best courses in Scotland and England.
It reminds golfers of some of the most famous holes from the British Isles including the Road Hole at St. Andrews and Redan from North Berwick.
Bandon Dunes Bandon Dunes has quietly become one of the top golf destinations in the United States. Situated along the Oregon coast, it blends into the natural seaside environment while presenting golfers with a vexing championship challenge.
Cypress Point Club Any list of the most beautiful courses must include Cypress Point Club.
Located on the California coast near Pebble Beach, it combines the serenity of small inlets with the drama of waves crashing on the outer rocks.
The course itself is a challenging mix of tough greens and swirling winds that often changes the proper club selection from a pitching wedge to a five iron on the same tee box.
Shinnecock Hills Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is another links-style course in Southampton, New York.
Hosting the U.S. Open four times, it has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Its windswept fairways are capped by the iconic clubhouse, the oldest in the United States.
Wade Hampton One of the least-known courses on our list, Wade Hampton Golf Club is poised to become significantly more famous.
Considered one of the best residential golf courses in the US, many golfers like to play here in the fall when the North Carolina countryside becomes a burst of orange, yellow and red that creates a dramatic backdrop to world-class golf.
These are just a few of the many beautiful golf courses around the country.
Their popularity reflects the love golfers have for a picturesque, challenging course.
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