Golf is easily one of the most popular sports in the world. It continues to rise in popularity every year because it is one of the few professional sports that can be played by almost everyone. While it is hard to beat playing a relaxing round of golf on a beautiful day, the experience is taken to another level when the game is played on an excellent course. These are four of the best golf course in the world.
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pebble Beach has hosted some of the most iconic moments in PGA history since it opened in 1919. The course is so highly regarded that it has hosted the US Open a total of six times. It also does not hurt that nine holes at this stunning course sit directly on the picturesque Pacific Ocean. The best thing about this beautiful course is that it is completely open to the public.
St. Andrews Old Course
Scotland is the home of modern golf. The sport was played for the first time on the Old Course at St. Andrews in the early 1400s. St. Andrews has undergone a series of upgrades over the years, but it has always remained one of the top courses in the world. The historic relevance of the course has only grown over the years as it has hosted The Open Championship a total of 29 times.
Augusta National Golf Club
There is not a golf course in the world that has been a more crucial part of PGA history than Augusta National. This iconic course in Georgia has hosted The Masters Tournament every year since 1934. There may be courses with better layouts, but it is impossible to top the historic aura of Augusta National. This will always be known as the place where Tiger Woods won his first major tournament.
Royal County Down Golf Club
It is simply impossible to find a golf course in a more beautiful location than the Championship Course at Royal County Down in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. There are amazing views of mountains, trees and the ocean at every hole. While it does not have a rich history in the PGA, Royal County Down has seen plenty of great moments since opening in 1889.