Old Macdonald Golf Course
Old Macdonald is a great golfing experience and is very reminiscent of links golf you would find on the coasts of Scotland. The course itself is quite open with wide playing corridors, it is subject to wind coming in off the Oregon coastline causing the golfer’s use of creativity in shot making.
Sawgrass Golf Course
Its layout follows a “stadium” concept: similar to other sports, fans at the the Players Club can sit in natural stands made of raised mounds of grass. It is known for its signature 17th hole, known as the “Island Green”, one of golf’s most recognizable and difficult holes.
Spyglass Hill Golf Course
Golf Digest has ranked Spyglass Hill as high as 5th on its list of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” and has remained on that list for more than 40 years. Spyglass Hill Golf Course is the co-host of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am which used to be called the Crosby National Pro-Am.
The resort now has eight golf courses, three hotels, a spa and extensive sports and leisure facilities. In 1996 Pinehurst was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior. It was ranked as the world’s largest golf resort by the Guinness World Records.
Bethpage State Park
Bethpage State Park has five eighteen-hole golf courses, named in order of their difficulty, the Yellow, Green, Blue, Red, and Black Courses. In 2002 the Black Course became the first publicly owned and operated course to host the U.S. Open.
Bandon Dunes Golf Course
Bandon Dunes is known to usually bring in the resort guest’s lowest scores, thanks to its forgiving landing areas off the tee.
The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort
Located in South Carolina, this golf course is the most recognized Ocean course in North America. One great point about this golf course is that there are no prevailing winds so if you are looking for a course with limited winds, this is the perfect one.
Whistling Straights Golf Course
The Straits Course replicates the ancient seaside links courses of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Nestled along a two-mile stretch of Lake Michigan, the course features vast rolling greens, deep pot bunkers, grass-topped dunes and winds that sweep in off the lake.
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pebble Beach is widely thought of as one of the most beautiful courses in the world. It’s coastline location and wide open views of Carmel Bay, opening to the Pacific Ocean, are a sight to see. In 2001 it became the first public course to be selected as the No.1 Golf Course in America by Golf Digest.
It is remarkably different in character and shot making requirements than the courses at Bandon Dunes. Pacific Dunes doesn’t feel like it was built, but more like it was discovered. Rippling fairways remain just as they were found and natural bunkers line the landscape as they have for centuries.
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