Golf as we know it began in Scotland in the mid-15th century. It is a sport that is full of history, tradition and legends. It wasn’t until the late 18th century that golf came to America. If you’re a fan of the sport, traveling to golf courses can be an exciting way to see the world. Here is a list of five golf courses that every golfer should visit.
1. St. Andrews, old field
No list of golf destinations would be complete without mentioning the course at St. Andrew. It is one of the oldest golf courses in the world and is often called the “Home of Golf”. It is located in Fife, Scotland. You’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in golf history as you search for your ball in the Scottish heather.
2. Pebble Beach Golf Courses
When you’re done relaxing in your world-class spa, take a swing off the rocky California cliffs at Pebble Beach. They have hosted the US Open five times. Take a swing on the same course played by great golfers like Jack Nicklaus and Graeme McDowell.
3.Osaka Golf Club
Located about an hour north of Osaka, Japan, this course is nestled among the impressive cliffs of Osaka Bay. It was established in 1937, when the influence of Western culture was spreading throughout Japan. The camp was closed and confiscated by the Allies during World War II. It was not until 1953 that the field reopened.
4. Royal West Norfolk Golf Club
Located in Norfolk, England, this club was established in 1892. The course was built on a series of narrow strips of land between Brancaster Bay and the salt marshes. Make sure to check the tides before you play! During high tides, the field becomes an island. If you’re not up for the adventure of playing golf on a half-flooded course, have a drink and snack in their Victorian clubhouse.
5. Princeville at Hanalei
If you are looking to play a round of golf at one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world, this is your place. The Princeville course is located on the picturesque Hawaiian island of Kauai. You will be surrounded by lush green mountains and the waves of the Pacific Ocean, as you descend the steep slopes of this challenging course.
The next time you’re planning a vacation, consider hitting one of these incredible golf courses. Maybe he’ll pass through the Princeville field on his way back from Osaka. It is sure to be the trip of a lifetime for any dedicated fan of this sport.