Greens on the Scene: Must-See Golf Courses

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What's your ideal golfing day? One in which you're challenged to achieve seemingly impossible shots? Or one of those days when your foursome finds itself in stiff competition, while enjoying each other's company and the course? Perhaps it's a day when the course is so beautiful that you can't help but pause and soak in your surroundings.

There really is something for everyone when it comes to our list of must-see courses. Check out the amazing features of these links

Most Visually Stunning

Fishers Island Club – Situated in an idyllic New England setting, this New York course's steep slopes and elevated greens align perfectly with the views of the Atlantic Ocean and Long Island Sound.

St. Andrews – This perfect Scottish setting is surrounded by courses, including the oldest one in the world that started it all. You can't go wrong with links that include craggy peaks overlooking the ocean.

Cape Kidnappers Golf Course – It's hard to concentrate on your game in this beautiful clifftop New Zealand setting. Hawke's Bay is the perfect setting for an exotic golf getaway or any vacation.

 

Most Challenging

Pebble Beach – It's one of the greatest, but also one of the toughest, with tiny greens and the ever-present possibility of hitting one straight off the cliffs and into the ocean.

Oakmont Country Club – Pro Jordan Speith calls it the "hardest test in all of golf." This Pennsylvania course has earned a reputation for being tough, with big bunkers and unusual hazards.

Extreme 19th at Legend Golf & Safari Resort – It's just one hole at this South African resort, but it could take you all day to play as the highest and longest par three in the world, reachable only by helicopter!

 

Most Fun

Fossil Trace – This Denver Destination used to be a clay mine, where you'll still see remnants. It may be a little difficult to concentrate on your game around the 12th hole, where you'll actually see the fossils in the course's namesake.

La Jenny – Vive la difference at this French course, where investing in pro shop duds is unnecessary, though sunscreen is mandatory. The cheeky 6-hole course is clothing optional!

Shadow Creek – Expect a good time – you're entitled to enjoy yourself after coughing up the $500 greens fee at this Las Vegas course. It's lush, expensive and star-studded, so keep your eye out for celebrities.

 

Most exotic

Himalayan Golf Club – Nepal is known for its mountains, and this course just so happens to be nestled in between them. Hiking boots are recommended, and downhill shots are commonplace.

Le Touessrok Golf Course – Surrounded by aqua waters, this course is the only attraction situated on this Mauritius island. Talk about paradise!

Whistling Straits – It's hard to remember you're in Wisconsin and not the United Kingdom on this course. Features include stone bridges, wide, rolling greens, and even a flock of Scottish Blackface sheep.

 

While most golfers have their favorite, go-to courses, when you're ready to try something new, link up with these cool, must-see venues.

 

GolfElisa Cifuentes