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Top 17 Golf Courses

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A typical golf course consists of a series of holes, and each hole consist of a teeing ground, a fairway, the rough and other hazards and flagsticks and holes, all specially made for the noble game of golf. Usually, a round of golf consists of playing eighteen holes, and therefore, the most of the golf courses have this number of wholes! Also, par-3 courses exist, and they are made of nine or eighteen holes, and all of them are par 3. Golfers love their courses and they love how many possibilities there are on them. This is the list of top 17 courses you will love!

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1.This golf course is located in Pine Valley N.J. It was established by George Crump and H.S. Colt in 1918.  This exclusive golf course is ranked number one our list.  It is renowned for being the home to about 930 members whose identities remain a closely guarded secret.  The only way to get access to the course is to be a member or accomplice by a member.  The course has 7,057 yards and it is par 70. If you wonder about the points, the exact number is 72.49.

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2. Shinnecock Hill in Southampton New York was established by William Flynn in 1931. This historic course claims to have started organized golf in 1891, and established the oldest clubhouse created in 1892.  It has hosted the US Open a total of four times 1896, 1986, 1995, and 2004.  It is 7,041 yards large and it is par 70.  The number of points you are looking for is 69.36.

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3. Oakmont in Pennsylvania was made by Henry Fownes in 1903. It is located in Oakmont, which is nicknamed “One Square Mile” of happiness by the locals in the town.  This preire golf course has been the home of numerous US Opens.  The most recent was in 2007, where Angel Cabrera was crowned champion.  This golf course is 7,255 yards large and par 71. When it comes to points, the lucky number is 69.01.

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4. Cypress Point Club is cool you guys! Just see how it looks on Pebble Beach!  It’s famous for holes that play right along the pacific.      It was founded by Alister Mackenzie in 1928, and it is 6,525 yards large. This golf course is par 72 and points- 69.00! It has ranked as high as #2 in the Golf Digests top 100 golf courses in the world.  We ranked slightly above pebble beach it our list.

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5. Pebble beach golf course was made by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant in 1919.  Labeled as the premiere golf course in California, it is located smack dab on the pacific ocean with unbelievable cliffs and scenery.  The worlds top professionals show up every year for the Pebble Beach Invitational.  This magnificent golf course is 6.828 yards large and it is par 72. The number of points? Your lucky number is 68.56.

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6. Winged foot golf course can be visited in Mamaroneck New York. The course was established by A. W. Tillinghast, who also designed Baltusrol (Lower), Bethpage Black, Suburban Golf Club, Shackamaxon Country Club, San Francisco Golf Club, Cedar Crest Park, and nearby Quaker Ridge Golf Club, Scarboro Golf and Country Club in Toronto and Wykagyl Country Club. Winged foot golf course is 7,258 yards large.

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7. Sand Hills golf course in Nebraska was made by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw back in 1994. There can be found many natural and man-made bunkers on the course, without any water hazards and trees.  This links style golf course is described as hilly, with fast greens, and no water bunkers.  The signature hole is the 18th, which offers a challenging dogleg left.  Sand Hills is 7,089 yards large in total and it is par 71.

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8. National Golf Links of America is a prestigious links-style golf course in Southampton New York. This golf course has hosted the initial Walker Cup in 1922. The private 18 hole course cover 285 acres.  This prestigious course is surrounded by a  beautiful scenic view with Little Peconic Bay to the west and and Butthead Bay to the north.  Because of its exclusivity, National Golf Links of America has been called “America’s snootiest golf course.”

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9. Fishers Island Club is a country club near the eastern end of Fishers Island in New York. This is one of the oldest courses in New York, opening in 1926.  The course hosts no major tournaments; however, remains on our top 20 list. The golf course was designed by Seth Raynor and Charles Banks and it includes eighteen holes, 6,566 yards and par 72. The club has been called “Cypress point of the East”.

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10. Crystal Downs Country Club is a private country club and also a lakefront community in Lake Township, Michigan. Despite being one of most beautiful courses in the US, it has only hosted on Tournament in recent history, the 1991 US Senior Amateur.  Many believe this is due to its’ location which far from a big city.  It was designed by Alister MacKenzie and Perry Macwell in 1929, it is par 70 and it is a 6,518 yard course.

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11. Seminole golf club in Juno Beach Florida is designed by Donald Ross in 1929. It was designed to resemble a Scottish links course, so there are plenty water hazards and a few trees. This prestigious golf club was one of Ben Hogan’s favorite places to practice and is infamous for turning down Jack Nicklaus for membership! The holes on the course are designed to play alongside the ocean! It is a 6,836 yards golf course, par 72.

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12. The Alotian club is considered to be Arkansas’s answer to Augusta National , since it includes many similar features like a rolling, wooded tract studded with azaleas during the spring and the design of Tom Fazio. Overlooking Lake Maumelle, one of the more pristine lakes in Arkansas, it has tough bunking and distinctly difficult green navigation.  The course is daunting a 7,480 yards golf course, par 72.

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13. Pacific Dunes were designed and opened in 2001 by Tom Doak. This golf course is definitely different than the other courses since it emerges from shore pines to spectacular 60-foot sand dunes.  This course offers one of more spectacular views of our list. When the wind blows it is particularly tricky to make a precise shot. This golf course is par 71 and it is 6,633 yards large.

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14. The Country Club is definitely one of the oldest country clubs in America. It was built by Willie Campbell in 1895 and finished by Alex Campbell in 1902. It is located in Brookline, Massachusetts and it is an important place for golf players and golf history.  One of its’ notable members include Anne Nason, a 19th century women’s golf champion.  It is par 71 and it is 7,033 yards large.

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15. Whistling Straits is one of two 36-hole golf courses associated with the American Club, a luxury resort located in Wisconsin. It is clearly one of the greatest PGA championship courses in the World.  It hosted the PGA Championships in 2004 and 2010, and is scheduled to host it again in 2015.  It was designed and established in 1998 by Peter Dye it is par 72. This exclusive golf course is 7,362 yards large.

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16. Muirfield village is an upscale golfing community in Ohio. It was founded by Jack Nicklaus and it is named after Muirfield in Scotland, where Jack won the first of his three British Open titles in 1966. His statue can be found along Muirfield Drive too! The course hosts the Memorial Tournaament and The President’s Cup.  The course record was set by Jack Nicklaus at a 61.  This golf course is par 72.

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17. Wade Hampton Golf Club is located close to South Carolina border. Designed and created in 1987, the golf course was named after a confederate soldier known as “The Giant in Gray”, General Wade Hampton III.  The club is private and is one of three courses built in the last 50 years the is a perennial member of the top 20 golf courses.  It is a par 72 golf course, large 7,218 yards.

 

 

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