Greatest Golf Course

The dominant theme of our new ranking of the World’s 100 Greatest Golf Course is proximity to the sea.

The list is here of the greatest golf course

Merrion G.C. (East)

Long considered America’s narrowest and most scenic route, home to the 2013 US Open What kind of deal did Merion East turn out to be? The heavy hitter’s today’s technology just couldn’t assert itself on his little vintage truck. They couldn’t live on sloping fairways lined with creeks, difficult mishmash, and OB stakes, nor could they consistently hit sloping veg lined with bunkers overlooking. I don’t think he was every 32 years when the U.S. Open would return to Merion.

Oakmont, Pennsylvania

Now that many trees (typically planted in the 1960s) have been removed, Oakmont’s penalty system has become one of the game’s worst and most notorious bunkers (founder H.C. Founds has staked out the bunker). Every time a contestant found himself hitting his shot offline there were deep drains and ankle-deep difficulties. Oakmont also has the fastest seeding in the game stacking up to the 2016 US Open.

Pebble Beach G. Left

Not only is it the best combination of land and sea in American golf, but the nine most important holes (4th, 10th, 17th and 18th) are lapped by the surf of the Pacific Ocean. It’s right above. Pebbles 6-8 are golf’s true amen corners, and 8 throws a few Hail Mary’s off a 75-foot cliff above the sea bay. Pebble hosts one in two US companies

National G. Links of America

As I recall from the 2013 Walker Cup, National Golf Links is a true hyperlink containing a series of strategically stunning holes. Credit Architect C.B. MacDonald designed the National as a favorite set of features on a good old English golf hole. The McDonald’s variation is certainly methodologically superior to the original, which is why the National’s layout is still studied by Golf Course architects today.

Winged Foot G.C. (West)

Gone are all the Norway spruce crushing every fairway on Winged Foot West. It’s now fun, open and playable, at least until you reach a betting face. Tillinghast has been and is now being restored to its authentic parameters by architect Gil Hanse. The vegetables look like large mushrooms, with wavy and drooping edges, and Root, who as the architect proves Tillinghast, is no longer a prankster. Winged Foot West will host America again. Opened

Fishers Island Club

Probably his late architect in early 1926 before the course opened Seth Rayner’s finished design. Steep bunkers and geometric vegetation blend perfectly with the rectilinear panorama of the Atlantic Ocean and Long Island Sound. The specificity of the hole is also great, with all of Rainer’s usual suspects now including Redumbezi instead of just one on the par four.

Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

It’s not hyperlink, it’s more like stratospheric Pebble Beach, perched on a windswept plateau a few 500 feet above sea level. Its 2004 layout, which leads the hole outward and downward along a series of ridges that run perpendicular to the coast and is at best surrounded by deep ravines, architect Tom simplifies his Dork land placement philosophy. is showing. Fairways are wide, but Dork rewards ambitious tee shots, messing with canyons and some of the innermost bunkers Dork has ever made. Cape Kidnappers is also the international winner of his 2012 Golf Environmental Leaders Award co-sponsored by Golf Digest.

Sand hills G.C.

The golf course wasn’t as designed as it looked. Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw walked left and right on his 400+ acres of rolling sand hills in associated Nebraska, marking naturally occurring fairways and veggies. By simply hauling 4,000 cubic yards of dirt and shaping (and reshaping) bunkers in the wind, the two easily created America’s largest herb golf route.

Kingston Heath G.C.

Said to be Alister MacKenzie’s layout, but in fact veteran Australian Des Soutar designed the route in his 1925 It means that These were built by Mick Morcomb before he built his Royal Melbourne Golf Course. The bunkers are long, sinewy, hairy, humped, windswept and of course strategically placed. Some say the inexperienced bunker from Mackenzie’s tee on his 15th set of par-3s is the same age on all sand belts his layout.

(NEW) Cabot Cliffs

Just a few months after Golf Digest chose Cabot Cliffs as the best new course of the year; it is Landing on an absolutely sublime course 19th among the 100 greatest in the world. Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw’s sensational layouts abound with sand dunes like Lahinch on the southernmost edge and sea cliffs on the northernmost edge like Pebble Beach.

There is a 6-hole par 5, including 3 of 4 holes, and a 6-hole par 3, plus an additional one-shot by hollow hole from the 4th hole. Same Festurf as its nearby sister route Cabot Lynx (ranked 93rd) Using his mix, some of the tea photos seem to roll forever, but buggy photos with the vegetables left out There is also

Golf de Morfontaine

Morfontaine, the immortal course north of Paris created in 1927 by British architect Tom Simpson looks questionable like the heather roots all over London, with clumps of windswept Scottish pine and heather on a sandy bottom. But narrower than Sunning dale and St. George’s Hill and the wooded area surrounding the hole are somewhat dense

Hirono G.C.

Allison, his C.H.H.S. pony. He laid open fields in his early 1930s in pine-forested foothills, carved canyons, carved out vast corridors, and planted vegetables on the crests of ridges. What make Hirono unique is Allison’s overwhelming bunkers, which range from slanted passing bunkers to terrifying transport bunkers to sharp-edged bunker rows. Shortly after its completion, the artists called Hirono the Pine Valley of Japan.

Trump Turnberry Resort (Ailsa)

Architect Philip Mackenzie Ross touches down the concrete for his I ripped off strips of the to create a dramatic waist nine and made a variety of vegetables. Following his recent purchase by Donald Trump, Martin Ebert has been busy making great changes, building an all-new par-3 6th, turning the old par-4 9th into an all-new par-3, and building a 10th. and changed the 14th to a par 5 and the 17th to a par 5.

Sunning dale G.C. (Alt)

The 1901 Willie Park Jr. layout. Hacked from the pine forest area but designed like his 9th hyperlink a little further away from the property and possibly with a sand base under the lawn so it’s also like a hyperlink Works. The Old has massive vegetables, as Park placed a top rate on technique setting, and clever bunkers, with each angled pass bunkers and necklaces of sand hampering direct routes to a few vegetables. To American visitors, the appearance of Sunning dale brings to thoughts Pine Valley or Pinehurst.

Cape Wickham Links

Less than six months vintage, this layout collaboration through American Mike DeVries and Australian golfing author Darius Oliver can be an excellent larger marvel than No. 19 Cabot Cliffs. It’s an excellent series of holes on a wide ranging web page alongside Bass Strait, a infamous stretch of Australian seacoast that when shipwrecked many voyages. Its routing is heart-pounding, beginning alongside rocks and crashing surf, transferring inland however now no longer out of the wind, returning to ocean part on the downhill tenth, pitch-shot eleventh and drivable par-four twelfth, then wandering into dunes earlier than a crescendo last hollow curving alongside Victoria Cove beach, that is in play at low tides.

Portmarnock, Co. Dublin, Ireland

The routing has remained unchanged for over 100 years, innovating over time and continuously changing the airpath shot after shot. Hyperlink is also known for its fairness, as nearly every feature is so obvious from tee to novice.

Carnoustie G. Links (Championship)

Probably the most intimate, absolutely longest and toughest of all open venues, Carnoustie is a beauty tester. A no-compromise format. But it was inexperienced chairman James Wright who created the moving final 3 his halls in 1931. At the 1968 British Open, Jack Nicklaus complained. That there was a hump in the middle of the 9th fairway that made it difficult to drive. When he retired for his 1975 Open, Jack Nicklaus noticed it was converted into a pot his bunker.

Royal Portrush G.C. (Dunluce)

Portrush remains Ireland’s most effective venue for the Open Championship. Is the route of Old Tom Morris layout converted The 1930s S. Colt became an open website in 1951 and may be open again in 2019. In preparation, architect Martin Ebert is constructing the new 6th and 7th holes common to the Members Valley Course from land and updating the vulnerable 17th and 18th holes. – Approach to hole, 210 degree uphill backyard – 16th instead of par 3, 14, classic right dogleg par 4 with final pit 16 and new low back tees . Ebert preserves Colt’s vegetables, considered to have some of the most beautiful environments in the world.

Seminole G.C.

Magnificent Donald Ross layout with intelligent routing on a square web page. Every Valley of the Seminoles meets a brand new wind path.


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