The Top International Golf Courses
One of the most popular activities among those who live luxurious lifestyles is golf. It is an ageless sport that any man or woman can play, as long as you have the patience of course. Golf courses provide some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, and depending on where you go, it can be quite difficult and expensive to land a tee time. Nevertheless, if you have the funds and the notoriety, these are some of the world’s top golf courses.
North America: Cyprus Point – Pebble Beach, California, United States
Given the fact that it is nearly impossible to step foot onto Augusta National, Cyprus Point is my number one must-play course in North America. Located on the coastline of Pebble Beach, this par-72 masterpiece is like a picture straight out of heaven. The natural beauty of Cyprus Point is what makes it stand out among the many gorgeous courses in America.
South America: Reserva de Marapendi – Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
This phenomenal golf course was constructed for the 2016 Summer Olympics, and it provided a tremendous environment for golf’s return to the games after 112 years. The course’s public label combine with Brazil’s beautiful landscape makes this course a popular destination for the avid golfer.
Australia: Royal Melbourne Golf Club – Melbourne, Australia
Royal Melbourne is Australia’s finest and most distinguished golf course. Located in Australia’s sand belt, players have raved about the unique approach shots that this course requires. Some consider the bunkers at Royal Melbourne to be the best in the sport.
Asia: Nirwana Bali Golf Club – Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia
It is easy to understand why this island course is a hot spot for the rich and famous. Surrounded by tropical rainforests and gorgeous oceanic views, Nirwana provides golfers with a more relaxed, scenic experience on the course. Definitely one of the most beautiful golf environments you’ll ever see.
Africa: Legend Golf & Safari Resort – South Africa
Located on an African game reserve, every hole on this course was designed by a world class golfer. It’s 18-hole presentation would be plenty for most golfers, but what makes this course world-famous is its unique and daring “19th Hole.” You’ll need a helicopter to get atop Hanglip Mountain for your 361-meter tee shot from 400 meters up. It can be quite harrowing to look down over the edge at the extremely small green, but if you can manage to par this hole, you will have done something that few professional golfers have been able to accomplish.
Europe: St. Andrews – St. Andrews, Scotland
Arguably the most popular golf course in the world, St. Andrews is widely considered the birthplace of the sport. It has hosted the Open Championship a record 29 times. Located in Scotland, this par-72 course is known for its history, so if you want to know what it feels like to play on the PGA Tour, St. Andrews is a great place to start.
Caribbean: Casa de Campo – La Romana, Dominican Republic
Casa de Campo is considered the Caribbean’s most complete resort, and its world-famous Teeth of the Dog golf course is one of the most challenging courses in the world. Located on the coral coastline of the Dominican Republic, the Caribbean Sea blows gusts of wind across the course, providing a difficult challenge for even the world’s greatest golfers.