Golf is the most popular sport in the world, and with good reason: it’s fun, challenging, and a great way to spend time with friends. And what better way to get away from your everyday routine than by traveling somewhere new and exciting? It’s one thing to play golf at home in your backyard—it’s another thing entirely to play golf on an exotic course (especially if you’re an avid golfer). Here are some of my favorite locations for playing golf around the world:
The Links, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The Links at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, is a public golf course that provides the perfect environment for golfers to enjoy the game. Located on the Pacific Ocean, the golf course features an unobstructed view of all four major landscape features: mountains, desert, and city.
The layout of The Links makes it easy for players to see where they’re going next. This gives them more time to focus on how fast they can hit their shot so they can get back into position quickly before their next shot. It also allows them plenty of time to take in views from various angles as they move around during gameplay and gives them a chance to sightsee while playing this beautiful course!
Monte Carlo Golf Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
Monte Carlo Golf Club is a private golf club founded in 1888 by Charles Lawrance, a friend of Thomas Edison. It is located in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, and is the oldest golf club in France. It has a course designed by James Braid, the first modern golf architect. The course was originally built with nine holes, but after World War II, it was expanded to eighteen holes.
Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Melbourne, Australia
The Royal Melbourne Golf Club is located in the city of Melbourne, Australia. The course was designed by Scottish-born architect Alister Mackenzie and opened in February 1891. It has hosted several high-profile tournaments, including the Australian Open (1911-1912, 1914) and British Open (1950).
The Royal Melbourne Golf Club has three new championship tees that stretch 7,504 yards each.
Konnect Golf Club, Manhattan, New York
The only golf course in Manhattan, Konnect Golf Club, is on top of a skyscraper. The views of Central Park, the Empire State Building, and other landmarks are incredible.
The course was designed by Gil Hanse (of Chambers Bay) and opened to members in November 2018. It’s only open for play during daylight hours due to safety concerns about operating lights on top of buildings hundreds of feet above street level. Visit this golf Manhattan marvel and enjoy your favorite game with a view!
Andrews Links, St. Andrews, Scotland
St Andrews is the home of golf, and it’s no surprise that it’s also one of the best places in the world to play. The oldest golf course in the world, St Andrews has hosted every Open Championship since 1860. And will do it again this summer. Not only does this mean you’ll be playing on a history-filled course, but as a bonus, your visit will coincide with one of the sport’s most significant events. The Old Course at St Andrew’s is also thought by many to be home to some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. The town itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been named “Scotland’s Favourite View” by visitors over 100 times!
Kingston Heath Golf Club, Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia
This golf course is the home of the Australian Open and has hosted the event since 1955. It has also hosted many other prestigious tournaments, including the Australian Amateur Championship, since 1906. The course is in Cheltenham, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia.
The design of this golf course is challenging because it has many twists and turns, along with sloping hillsides that affect how you play your shots on each hole. If you are looking for an interesting place to play golf, then Kingston Heath Golf Club should be on your list!
The Royal County Down Golf Club (Championship Course), Newcastle, Northern Ireland
The Royal County Down Golf Club (Championship Course) is a par-71, 18-hole championship course situated near Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Some have described the course as the best in the world and rated number one in Europe.
Harry Colt designed the court in 1894. It was open for play in 1896. it hosted its first Open Championship six years later. In addition to being a tournament venue, this 3769-yard gem is open to members and members’ guests.
Its unique layout includes five par 5s—two over 600 yards long—and four par 4s longer than 400 yards. Only four holes come under 300 yards in length here. Black tee boxes offer up even more challenges with their higher starting points. These tees offer better views of the entire course but add another 50 yards to every hole on average (except for Hole 2).
Turnberry Resort (Ailsa Course), Turnberry Ayrshire, Scotland
Turnberry Resort (Ailsa Course) is an Open Championship venue. The Ailsa Course is a par 72, 7,355-yard course and is the home of the Open Championship. It’s a tough test for any golfer with its tight fairways and small greens, but those who can handle them will get a reward in the form of the best views in golf.
The best golf courses in the world are a great way to enjoy nature, exercise, and relax. There are many different types of golf courses, so you can find one that fits your needs. If you’re looking for something new or want some inspiration on where to go next time, then take a look at this list!