Golf is one of the fastest-growing sports in the USA, and indeed globally. Given the prize money that is now on offer, it doesn’t take a leap of logic to realize that the sport is watched by millions of people and television rights are worth a fortune. Five amazing Golf Courses In The USA and information on what makes them such special places. Look at a list of the most beautiful Golf Courses In The USA.
In fact, the PGA Tour’s U.S.Open had a purse of $12.5 million and the 2020 tournament should be no less than this. So, the figures would indicate that golf is tremendously popular. So there are many golfers are in search of that course that will provide memories (and boasting rights) to last a lifetime.
The U.S.has many, many world-class courses, but here are five that should be on every golfer’s bucket list.
Also, take a look at this post if you are considering to go golfing in Spain.
Top Golf Courses In The USA
1. Pebble Beach Golf Links
This is a course so scenic and instantly recognizable that playing it will make any golfer’s heart beat a little faster. With jaw-dropping views over California’s Monterey Bay and the Northern Pacific, it has hosted the U.S. Open five times. This par 72 links course stretches over 7,080 yards of sheer beauty and challenge – and it has been thrilling golfers since 1919.
2. TPC Sawgrass – The Stadium Course
For golfers who want to test their skills against some cunningly placed water hazards and bunkers that will punish any errant shot, The Stadium Course is just what the doctor ordered. This par 72, Jacksonville, Florida course is one that will reward finesse, rather than brute power. Beware the 17th with its island green.
3. Spyglass Hill
Another course that overlooks Monterey Bay, the 6,960 yard, par 72 is a visually stunning challenge. Golfers will start off skirting the scenic and wild coastline with its impressive dunes and then swing inland into the Del Monte Forest where the tree-lined fairways wait for an errant drive. This is probably one of the best courses in the world when it comes to making use of the natural landscape – courtesy of the 1966 design by Robert Trent Jones.
4. The ‘Blue Monster’ – Trump National Doral
This the second Florida course to make our list and it’s no surprise when you consider the weather and golf friendly communities. If you like a course that will stretch your legs The Blue Monster at 7,590 yards fits the bill. The water hazards on this South East Miami course are hungry for golf balls. Deep bunkers and thick rough can be unforgiving.
Gofers are required to combine power with a razor-sharp short game in order to tame The Monster. The 18th hole will test the skills and bravery of even the most seasoned of golfers. The course was redesigned in 2014 and it is now a modern masterpiece.
5. The Harbor Town Golf Links
Those golfers who want to tee off on a course that was designed by two of the biggest names in golf need look no further than Harbor Town. The duo of Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye have put together a course that has built a reputation as one of the best in the United States.
This Hilton Head, South Carolina par 71 course will reward powerful and accurate drives and any mistakes will be punished by having to play out of some very unforgiving rough. The views over the ocean and while playing through woodlands are unforgettable.
The United States is home to some of the greatest golf courses in the world. Choosing one is difficult, but any golfer would be more than happy to spend time on any of the above five.