Did you know? The club-and-ball sport of golf, as we know it today, was first created back in the 15th century in Scotland! Today, this sport of humble beginnings has become a global phenomenon that attracts players from every corner of the world! As the warm weather fast approaches, we’ve put(t) together a list of some of the best golf courses from across the globe that will have you feeling ready to putt, pace and pivot. Check it out!

 

Augusta National Golf Club (Augusta, Georgia)
This perfectly prepared and painstakingly manicured golf course is home to the annual Masters Tournament and boasts one of the most distinguished tracks in the world of golf. It's almost impossible to separate the history and significance of this course from the tournament itself, but that's just part of the charm!
Emirates Golf Club Majlis Course (Dubai, U.A.E)
Two words will come to mind when you set your eyes on this golf course: desert oasis. Opened in 1988, this course boasts thousands of palm trees, five lakes, eight holes and was the first all-grass course to be built in the Middle East! The view from this course perfectly frames the Dubai skyline so you can take in the best of modern Dubai as you play!
Royal Dornoch Golf Club (Dornoch, Scotland)
Rolling hills, white sandy beaches and acres of brilliant green grass stretching as far as the eye can see. No... we're not describing a scene out of a fairy tale. This is what you'll get to feast your eyes on at the Royal Dornoch Golf Club in Scotland. Between its secluded location, the elevation and those fickle Scottish winds, golfers looking for challenging, yet spellbinding golfing experience are in for a treat here!

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Hirono Golf Club (Hyogo, Japan)
Nicknamed "the Pine Valley of Japan", this unique set of courses were built in the early 1930s in a hilly pine forest. Besides the strategic bunkering and double dog-incorporated into its design, what makes this course particularly spectacular is the meticulous nature of how the greens and fairways are maintained, perfectly manicured from top to bottom like a Japanese garden!
Royal Melbourne Golf Club West (Black Rock, Australia)
Sitting at the tippy-top of the list of Australia's best golf courses is the Royal Melbourne Golf Club. This golf club is over seventy years old and is considered one of the best designed courses of all time. This spectacular course boasts fairways that are inviting and quite easy to get a drive off of, with challenging hard and fast greens!

[Image via Flicker - CC BY-SA 2.0 - Alastair Kerr]

Pebble Beack Golf Links (Pebble Beach, California)
Between its star-studded history, unique rugged terrain and it's breathtaking views, these courses are truly an escape to paradise that you'll never want to leave. This Hollywood golf-haven perched atop dramatic Californian cliffs boasts eighteen holes, a five-star resort and attracts thousands of golfers from Hall-of-famers to first-timers from across the globe!
Augusta National Golf Club (Augusta, Georgia)
This perfectly prepared and painstakingly manicured golf course is home to the annual Masters Tournament and boasts one of the most distinguished tracks in the world of golf. It's almost impossible to separate the history and significance of this course from the tournament itself, but that's just part of the charm!
Augusta National Golf
This perfectly prepared and painsta...
Emirates Golf Club Majlis Course (Dubai, U.A.E)
Two words will come to mind when you set your eyes on this golf course: desert oasis. Opened in 1988, this course boasts thousands of palm trees, five lakes, eight holes and was the first all-grass course to be built in the Middle East! The view from this course perfectly frames the Dubai skyline so you can take in the best of modern Dubai as you play!
Emirates Golf Club Ma
Two words will come to mind when yo...
Royal Dornoch Golf Club (Dornoch, Scotland)
Rolling hills, white sandy beaches and acres of brilliant green grass stretching as far as the eye can see. No... we're not describing a scene out of a fairy tale. This is what you'll get to feast your eyes on at the Royal Dornoch Golf Club in Scotland. Between its secluded location, the elevation and those fickle Scottish winds, golfers looking for challenging, yet spellbinding golfing experience are in for a treat here!

[Image via Flicker - CC BY-SA 2.0 - Mark Harkin]

Royal Dornoch Golf Cl
Rolling hills, white sandy beaches ...
Hirono Golf Club (Hyogo, Japan)
Nicknamed "the Pine Valley of Japan", this unique set of courses were built in the early 1930s in a hilly pine forest. Besides the strategic bunkering and double dog-incorporated into its design, what makes this course particularly spectacular is the meticulous nature of how the greens and fairways are maintained, perfectly manicured from top to bottom like a Japanese garden!
Hirono Golf Club (Hyo
Nicknamed "the Pine Valley of Japan...
Royal Melbourne Golf Club West (Black Rock, Australia)
Sitting at the tippy-top of the list of Australia's best golf courses is the Royal Melbourne Golf Club. This golf club is over seventy years old and is considered one of the best designed courses of all time. This spectacular course boasts fairways that are inviting and quite easy to get a drive off of, with challenging hard and fast greens!

[Image via Flicker - CC BY-SA 2.0 - Alastair Kerr]

Royal Melbourne Golf
Sitting at the tippy-top of the lis...
Pebble Beack Golf Links (Pebble Beach, California)
Between its star-studded history, unique rugged terrain and it's breathtaking views, these courses are truly an escape to paradise that you'll never want to leave. This Hollywood golf-haven perched atop dramatic Californian cliffs boasts eighteen holes, a five-star resort and attracts thousands of golfers from Hall-of-famers to first-timers from across the globe!
Pebble Beack Golf Lin
Between its star-studded history, u...

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