Golf is one of the greatest games ever played. Therefore, we couldn’t help nut list here some of the world’s most beautiful golf courses.
The Kauri Cliffs Golf Course, New Zealand
The Kauri Cliffs Golf Course pictured here, once called “Pebble Beach on steroids” by PGA professional Brandt Snedeker. Kauri Cliffs was designed and built by David Harman of Golf Course Consultants, Orlando, Florida. The par 72 championship golf course measures 7,139 yards / 6,528 meters and offers five sets of tees to challenge every skill level. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs which plunge to the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland. Kauri Cliffs is currently ranked #37 in the world by Golf Digest Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses in the World.
Kauri Cliffs recently underwent a renovation from world renowned golf course architect Rees Jones. The 5th hole received a complete redesign and was transformed from a long, uphill, forced carry par-3 to a short “drop shot” par-3. Other notable changes were the addition of tees on the 2nd and 9th holes and a bunker renovation on the 4th hole. The golf complex includes a world-class practice range, putting and chipping greens, a well stocked golf shop, and ladies’ and men’s locker rooms. Premium ladies’ and men’s rental clubs are available.
Cape Kidnappers Golf Course
Designed by legendary golf architect Tom Doak, the Cape Kidnappers par 71 golf course measures 7,147 yards (6,569 meters) and will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Completed in 2004, our spectacular New Zealand golf course has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf. Built on a ridge-and-valley landscape and with stunning sea views, Cape Kidnappers Golf Course plays high above the ocean atop dramatic cliffs.
Robertson Lodges, Hawkes Bay
Designed by legendary golf architect Tom Doak, who counts four courses ranked in the top 100 in the world, the stunning Cape Kidnappers par 71 golf course in New Zealand is built on a ridge-and-valley landscape with stunning ocean views – and treacherous hazards for wayward golf shots, thanks to cliff-edge fairways perched 140m above sea level.
Sweetens Cove Golf Course, South Pittsburg, Tennessee, USA
You’ll know the special feeling when you stand on the first tee of this hand-crafted masterpiece by King-Collins Golf Course Design.
Featured in The New York Times and ranked the 49th ranked Modern Golf Course and the 21st Best Course You Can Play in the United States by Golfweek. Come join us in the Sequatchie Valley, located 25 minutes from Chattanooga and within a two hour drive from Nashville, Atlanta, and Birmingham. Off I-24 and only a few miles from The Good Subway.
It might only be a tight nine-hole course in the US but the Sweetens Cove experience is unparalleled, thanks to a layout reminiscent of the original Augusta National.
Fuji Golf Course, Kawana hotel, Shizuoka, Japan
Fuji Golf Course was opened in 1935 and is one of Japan’s most renowned traditional golf courses. At this resort course, which skillfully utilizes the terrain at the foot of Mt. Fuji, enjoy views of the mountain and the natural world before your eyes.
The holes are separated by Japanese Red Pine and the fairway is broad and flat overall. Also due to the small intervals between courses, Fuji Golf Course is the perfect place to play golf while walking and gazing at Mt. Fuji. (Golf carts can also be used.) There are many highly strategic elements; in particular, you will feel challenged by playing on the high-speed green that is down grain from Mt. Fuji. This highly scenic course will satisfy everyone from beginners to low handicappers. After playing a round, relax in our natural hot spring.
Arguably the best Japanese golf course open to the public (the Hirono is only for members), the Fuji course presents breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean on one side and Mount Fuji on the other. It’s also the most expensive course to play on in the country, with green fees reaching US$300 (S$409).
Royal melbourne Golf Club, Victoria, Australia
The Club was founded in 1891 and has been host to numerous national and international tournaments. It has a proud reputation of providing members and guests with a friendly, welcoming and inclusive experience.
Most golfers usually opt for the West layout, but the East course more than holds its own. It consistently ranks in the top 20 in the world and is still challenging to the experienced golfer while being accessible enough for those with high handicaps. It’s the perfect weekend golf trip for golf tourists and Australians.