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Most Scenic Golf Courses Around the World

Golf courses are not usually known for their outstanding vantage points, yet there are a number of these establishments throughout the world where travelers can not only tee off but also enjoy spectacular views. Of course, these golf courses additionally feature challenging landscapes that have been known to eat a golf ball or two. After all, it’s hard to find your ball when it has flown off a cliff and landed in the nearby ocean.  Our choice of the most scenic golf courses around the world.

 

Most Scenic Golf Courses Around the World - Pebble Beach Golf Links

 

Pebble Beach Golf Links

California, USA
Offering a professionally run course complete with helpful caddies, this location also has beautiful beachside scenery. Amateur golfers will benefit from the expertise of the club’s caddy service, as will those participants who don’t wish to carry around their own gear. (Most areas on the fairway are off limits to golf carts). Even those that don’t care for the sport themselves can take in the gorgeous views while watching others play. Visitors have likewise been known to park their vehicles near the 18th hole simply to enjoy the magnificent vistas. Golf enthusiasts have mentioned that the course at this location is only of average playing difficulty, so visitors should keep that in mind. This is nonetheless a good stop for travelers who are on the 18 Mile Drive from Carmel. Golf lovers may additionally want to stop in at the nearby Spyglass, Cypress Point Club, and Spanish Bay courses as well.

 

Most Scenic Golf Courses Around the World -  Kauri Cliffs Golf Club

 

Kauri Cliffs Golf Club

Northland, New Zealand
This uncrowded golf course is among the world’s best. Even those that aren’t sports fans will enjoy the fine dining and luxurious accommodations at the nearby five-star resort, where a private beach is made available to guests. Golf carts are provided, and even those not playing the course can still roam the grounds alongside the local Angus cattle. Here the wonderfully challenging golf course is punctuated by ocean views at several different holes. As is typical with five-star establishments, the staff here are exceptional and do all they can to make certain that guests have an excellent stay. The hotel has an on-site spa and a golf shop. As this place was chiefly created for relaxing, it is not known for its nightlife. However, the Pink Beach and Waiaua Beach are only a short hike away.

 

Most Scenic Golf Courses Around the World -   Turnberry Golf Club

 

Turnberry Golf Club

Turnberry, Scotland
These two excellent golf courses are supplemented by a lovely hotel with a highly professional staff. Though it can be windy at times,the Turnberry offers scenic holes near the water, remarkable lighthouse views, and good caddy services. There are practice facilities as well, with all the grounds in good working condition. The gorse bushes, sand traps, and bunkers here can prove to be challenging obstacles. Even in the rain, playing this course is a worthwhile experience. While there is a clubhouse restaurant on the premises, golfers have commented the food is nothing special, and the service can be slow. Therefore, visitors might do well to seek out other dining options. Culzean Castle is located nearby so once you’re done with the links, a quick visit to the site might be in order.

 

Most Scenic Golf Courses Around the World -  Trump International Golf Club

 

Trump International Golf Club

Canouan Island, Grenadines
Those staying at this hilltop resort should opt for beach-facing rooms, which have good views of the surrounding area. Each room comes complete with the use of an electronic golf cart. This amenity is very handy not only for those looking to play a round of golf, but for those who want easy transport around the resort area. The course itself is fairly challenging but mostly straightforward and does not have too many hazards until the last few holes. The greens are in superb condition overall, and the shots go straight to form rather than being influenced by grass grains. A spa area can also be found at the hotel.

 

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Old Head Golf Links

Kinsale, Ireland
Even those that aren’t interested in playing golf will be impressed with the spectacular vistas found at this location. For experienced golfers, this course may not be among the most challenging, but the scenery more than makes up for that fact. When the wind is blowing, it may nonetheless become far more difficult to get those birdies. A caddy is recommended because driving a cart on the links isn’t allowed. These knowledgeable staff members also give helpful advice in avoiding common course pitfalls. Occasionally, the Old Head Golf Links may experience bouts of fog, so golfers should be sure to check the weather conditions prior to making the trip. Even so, the clubhouse has delicious food, and the landscape remains scenic albeit somewhat more invisible.

 

Whether you are a seasoned player or you just like to dabble a little during your travels, there are plenty of picturesque golf courses around the world for you to enjoy a round or two.

 

Have we missed any of the most scenic golf courses around the world?

 

Photo credits – Pebble Beach Golf Links, Kauri Cliffs Golf Club, Turnberry Golf Club, Trump International Golf Club and Old Head Golf Links

10 comments

  1. Those all look amazing. I want to learn how to golf in my next vacation but I can’t decide where to do it.

    • Please buy a second hand iron 7 golf club and a bag of plastic golf balls. Go to a nearby gorf driving range and watch one of golfers who you like his style most. Immitate him Immetate everthings he does even the way he walk and talk and smile to you. Say some thing to him about what you like him. Thing starts here. Good luck to you.
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    • Michael
      Michael Wright /

      Lucky there are golf courses all over the world. Just pick a vacation destination and there’s a pretty good chance there will be a golf course near by 🙂

  2. Petunia Evans /

    My husband and I have been golfing a lot more than normal recently, and I want to try out some new courses. I absolutely love the look of the Kauri Cliff Golf Club in New Zealand. My second choice would definitely be the Old Head Golf Links in Ireland!

  3. These courses are beautiful, I personally would love to play at the Trump International Golf Club…However I feel I would sink a lot of balls in those lakes.

  4. wow – that New Zealand course looks stunning. Would love to play a few rounds there.

  5. Hi Nicole,

    Thanks for the awesome course pictures. My in-laws went to New Zealand but I don’t think he got to play any golf there. Maybe someday….

  6. Wow.. Indeed..! I found lot many Golf Club over Here. I recently Visited Emirates Golf Club. I am a avid Golfer and I like to play Golf very much. I Won over 20 tournaments including the BMW International event. Well, I am Sharing my personal Opinion that everyone should have to go Emirates Golf Club. and play in their Environment. there is an 18 hole Golf course in Dubai.

  7. Jennifer.collins /

    All of the courses look amazing! I’m especially intrigued at the thought of playing at the Trump International Golf Club. I imagine that it would be close to impossible to gain access to this club now.

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