Golf Course Rankings
Golf Course Rankings. Best of the top 100 golf courses in the world, where the best golfers and the wealthiest play.
Best Golf Courses
What criteria should we use to choose the best golf courses? Here are my criteria: variety of holes, style, terrain features, prevailing winds, environment, vegetation, soil, water source and of course the all important budget. Based on these criteria, here are the best golf courses in the world.
St. Andrews (Old Course)
Address: St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
Par 72 – 6653m
The Old Course at St Andrews is arguably the most famous golf course in the world. Since the 15th century, golf has been played on this course that stands on the east coast of Scotland. Other than the Old Course, there are also four 18-hole courses, one 9-hole course and a practice center. All courses are open to the public, but do ensure you book beforehand.
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Address: Pebble Beach, California
Par 72 – 6158m
Probably the most well known golf course in the United States, Pebble Beach Golf Links is home to outstanding fairways and beautiful vistas. Catch excellent views of California’s coastline as you play your game here.
Muirfield Village Golf Club
Address: Gullane, Scotland, United Kingdom
Par 71 – 6600m
Muirfield Village Golf Club opened in 1744 and is also the world’s oldest golf club. This golf course is highly challenging and not for the faint-hearted. Jack Nicklaus won his first British Open here at Muirfield.
Pinehurst Country Club
Address: Pinehurst, North Carolina
Par 72 – 6445m
Pinehurst Country Club was established in 1894 in North Carolina. This golf course in the Sand Hills region is home to eight excellent courses, of which Course No. 1 is easily the most picturesque and beautiful. It scores highly on all golf course rankings. In the 1999 U.S. Open, Payne Stewart made an impressive 15-foot putt at the 18th hole, winning him the tournament.
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
Address: Southampton, New York
Par 70 – 6394m
Built in 1893, Shinnecock Hills made history in the United States by being the first golf club that accepted female golfers as members. Get used to the winds off the Atlantic Ocean as you play here.