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Best Countries To Play Golf

by Jessica Amey

Golf is the perfect hobby for anyone who also has a passion for travel, the top 100 golf courses in the world are dotted out across the globe and anyone with a desire to play at them all will also get to experience staying in the countries and enjoying the culture of where they are located.

Not many people have played all of the top 100 golf courses in the world so why not set yourself the goal?! A lot of the top 100 are located in America but only 10 of them are open to the public so it might not be all that easy and not to think of the cost!! Maybe lower the target and aim for 25 of them?!

New Zealand
New Zealand is home to the Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs golf courses which are both in the top 100. They both overlook the coast and the views are just stunning.

Given that Australia is so close to New Zealand it might be worth visiting both countries in the same trip, when you are flying to the other side of the world you may as well extend the trip! Obviously Australia is a huge country though so you might want to research into it and pick out the courses that you want to visit the most or pick one favourite and one area.

Mexico is home to the Dunes Course at Diamante, the course was designed by 20-time PGA tour winner Davis Love III and uses the natural sand dunes. The great thing about Mexico is that if you go at the right time of year then the weather will be amazing.

Canada is home to a few of the top 100 golf courses including Cabot Links which has all 5* reviews on Golf Advisor.

But if you aren’t a fan of travelling very far then luckily the UK has absolutely loads of great golf courses to offer, including lots of the top 100.

Home to Portmarnock Golf Club, Old Course at Lahinch, The European Club, Waterville, Old Course at Ballybunion Golf Club. Northern Ireland: Royal County Down, Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush all of which are in the top 100.

Home to all of these top 100 golf courses.. Royal Dornoch, Old Course at St. Andrews, Muirfield, Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry, Carnoustie, North Berwick, Trump International Golf Links, Kingsbarns, Machrihanish Golf Club, Cruden Bay, Castle Stuart, Old Course at Royal Troon.

And of course England!
New Course and Old Course at Sunningdale, Royal Birkdale, Royal St. George’s, Swinley Forest, Royal Lytham & St. Annes, Rye Golf Club, Old Course at Walton Heath, Royal Liverpool, Ganton, Hotchin Course at Woodhall Spa.

When planning to go away and do lots of serious golfing it’s important that you have all the right clothing and equipment too, durable golf trousers are a must!

I might have to get Matt into golf, I wouldn’t mind visiting all the countries on this list!! Or hanging out in the spas at these resorts. I might even get into golf myself 😉

‘In collaboration with Function 18’

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