The Top 100 Golf Courses in the World. They why and how they got on this presitous list. Every golfer has heard of these golf courses, and now its time to find out why they have heard of them, and the history they have.
Ranked #3 in the world. Located on the Monterey Peninsula in California. Known primarily for the stretch of holes along the Pacific Ocean 15,16,17. With the 16th being a long par 3 over the ocean!
They have only 275 members with only 30 of them being locals! Every group requires a caddy and has on average 8 groups going out a day!
Ben hogan holds the course record of 63 – 11 under par!
One course rater went on to say “Cypress Point encompasses one of the most spectacular pieces of property one can imagine. The beauty lies within and outside the golf course boundaries, and you may have a few deer grazing to add to nature’s gift. The variety is most amazing: You have some holes that are dune type golf, then you are in the woods for mountain golf, and of course you finish up with the famous seaside stretch for some of the best holes in the world.”
Located here in Little Rock, Arkansas. This golf course is ranked at 27th in the country and 64th in the world. Its a par 72, 7500 yards golf course. That is truly private. Home to the 2013 Western Amateur and the 2019 Palmer Cup.
Tom Fazio designed it in 2004.
“The Alotian Club gives us a hint of what Augusta National would have looked like had Bobby Jones established his dream course on even hillier terrain than Augusta. The first tee shot drops 70 feet to a fairway below, with the approach playing back uphill. The tee on the 205-yard par-3 sixth sits 85 feet above the green. Alotian, founded by Warren Stephens, son of former Masters chairman Jackson Stephens, is the first (and still only) course in Arkansas ever to make America’s 100 Greatest. The Alotian name comes from the annual golf trips Stephens once took with his buddies. He called it America’s Lights Out Tour, and they were the Alotians”
Ranked at #1 in the World, Royal County Down, Northern Ireland.
Established in 1889, 129 years ago, first built by Old Tom Morris, who is a St. Andrews legend. First built the championship course on March 23rd, 1889. This course started and finished by the railway station, that still stands today. Today it stands 7,204 yards and a par 71. With a course rating of 75.
The course got remodeled over the years, and in 1908 Harry Vardon, which is todays layout of the golf course. Also in 1908, it got its Royal Status, from King Edward VII.
They have had some of the best tournaments in the world. Including:
Senior British Open Championship: 2000 2001 2002
The Amateur Championship: 1970 1999
British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship: 1899 1907 1920 1927 1935 1950 1963 2006
Curtis Cup: 1968 United States defeated Great Britain & Ireland, 10.5 to 7.5.
Walker Cup: 2007 United States defeated Great Britain & Ireland, 12.5 to 11.5.
Palmer Cup: 2012 Europe defeated United States, 13½ to 10½.
Irish Open: 1928, 1935, 2015