A Fabulous Selection of World Famous Championship Golf Courses
Winner of numerous awards since its opening in 1996, Nicklaus North has played host to events such as the Skins Game and the Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf, welcoming some of golf’s biggest names such as Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Ernie Els, Greg Norman, Fred Couples, John Daly, Vijay Singh and Stephen Ames.
Wooden Sticks, architect Mr. Ron Garl and his team worked diligently to ensure that every aspect of the golf experience reflects the spirit found in some of today’s most famous golf holes. 12 of the 18 holes at Wooden Sticks were each inspired by a different famous golf hole from the PGA TOUR®, including Augusta and TPC Sawgrass.
The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course is a mountain course with challenging layout set in the heart of Canada’s Rocky Mountains.
The stunning Ocean Course at Cabo Del Sol is a signature Jack Nicklaus design ranking in the top 100 courses worldwide, with it’s 5th & 17th holes being ranked in the top 500 in the world by Golf Magazine. Stretching along the dramatic scenery of the Sea of Cortez, this course has been hailed as the “Mexican Pebble Beach” by Pacific Golf Magazine and crowned with a similarly modelled 18th hole. Today Los Cabos is lauded as Mexico’s number-one golf resort destination. This seaside paradise offers visitors a myriad of resort properties to chose from, an array of water sports and outdoor activities, miles and miles of pristine beaches, championship golf courses designed by the industry’s best.
Pete Dye´s classic Teeth of the Dog ranked as the No.1 course in the Caribbean and 43rd in the top 100 courses, worldwide, by Golf Magazine.
Pacific Dunes was rated the No.1 resort golf course in the country in 2005 by Golfweek magazine. Designed by Tom Doakin 2001, Pacific Dunes doesn’t feel like it was built as much as it was discovered. Rippling fairways remain just as they werefound and natural bunkers line the landscape as they have for centuries. The course emerges from shore pines to spectacular 60-foot sand dunes. This world famous championship course comprises two distinct series of nine-holes. The outward nine is interwoven among natural lakes and wetlands, while the back nine makes it way through areas populated with Angophoras and Swamp Mahogany trees, an extension of the natural landscape. Only High Definition Golf™ simulators brings Pacific Dunes to life with vivid realism and unmatched course accuracy.
Like the rest of Princeville at Hanalei, the Prince Golf Course enjoys magnificent views from 300 feet above the Pacific Ocean. It’s not the scenery that earned the Prince Course Golf Digest’s rating as “Hawaii’s No. 1 Golf Course,” it’s the incredible design Robert Trent Jones, Jr. created to turn rolling terrain into a links-style golf course. This 18-hole, par 72 golf course climbs slopes andcareens down hills as a demanding layout that calls for your best-planned shots.
The Links at Spanish Bay was built on vast sandy wasteland ideally suited for creating a true links-style course. Development began in 1985, and was planned to protect the native dunes habitat. Prior championship tournaments included the 1993 Shivas Irons Games of the Links and NorCal Toyota Challenge.
Rich Harvest Farms is a private, 18-hole, 1,800-acre golf course and country club near Sugar Grove, Illinois. The golf course is an extreme test of a golfer’s skill. Measuring well over 7,700 yards from the professional tees, the course requires precision with every shot. The famous fourth hole, Devil’s Elbow, has one of the most intimidating tree-lined tee boxes and fairways of any golf course. Rich Harvest Farms hosted the 2007 NCAA Central Regional Men’s Golf Championships and was the 2009 site of the Solheim Cup, the most prestigious event in women’s team golf. It was rated 5th Best New Private Golf Course by Golf Digest in 1997 and three years later, made Golf Digest America’s Greatest 100.
The Blue Monster at Doral played host to the Doral Open on the PGA Tour from 1962 to 2006. Since 2007 the WGC-CA Championship has made its home at the Blue Monster. In 2009, the Blue Monster joined the PGA Tour’s Tournament Players Club network of courses and rebranded as the TPC Blue Monster at Doral. The famous 18th hole, with its signature fountain, was ranked by GOLF Magazine as one of the Top 100 Holes in the World.
The Bethpage Black Course is the most difficult of the five golf courses at Bethpage State Park on Long Island. In 2002 the Black Course became the first publicly owned and operated course to host the U.S. Open. It also hosted the 2009 U.S. Open.
The Harbour Town Golf Links hosts the Verizon Heritage golf tournament on the PGA TOUR®. The course is located in the Sea Pines Plantation of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Golf Magazine has rated the course No.1 in South Carolina. Architect Pete Dye designed the course with help from Jack Nicklaus.
The Ocean course at Kiawah has hosted the 2007 Senior PGA, the 1991 Ryder Cup, the 1997 and 2003 World Cups, the 2001 UBS Cup and 2005 PGA National Championship. In 2012 Kiawah Island Golf Resort will host the 94th PGA Championship, only the fourth course to host each of the PGA of America’s major championships. The Ocean Course just ranked 25th in Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest U.S. Golf Courses List and 4th on Best Public Course List.
The Monument course was designed by the team of legendary golfer Tom Weiskopf and architect, Jay Morrish. It stretches to 7,028 yards and is a par 72. With wide fairways that wind through lush desert vegetation, natural washes and towering saguaros. The course was listed as No. 8 in America’s Top 100 Non-Private Golf Courses by Golf Magazine.
The Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando Florida is Arnold Palmer’s winter home and host course for the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Bay Hill made the 2010 Golf Magazine Top 100 You Can Play list coming in at No. 51.
PGA National Golf Club, the home of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America, is located at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The Golf Club facilities include four championship, 18-hole golf courses within PGA National. The Champion course was opened on November 17, 1981. It was the site of the 1983 Ryder Cup and the 1987 PGA Championship and was the permanent home for the PGA Seniors’ Championship from 1982-2000. The course underwent a $4 million renovation in December 2002 and in 2007 became the home of the Honda Classic.
The first public course to be selected as the No.1 golf course in America by Golf Digest in 2001. Pebble Beach Golf Links® has been the site of golf’s most prestigious tournaments, including the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and five U.S. Open Championships including this year’s 2010 U.S. Open.
Pinehurst has been the site of more championships than any other golf course in the country. Pinehurst welcomes the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships in 2014.
The PGA TOUR®, consistently lists Spyglass Hill’s holes 6, 8 and 16 among the toughest on the TOUR, and during the 1999 US Amateur, the stroke average of the field during medal play was in excess of 79.
Torrey Pines golf course is located on the coastal bluffs of the Torrey Pines Mesa in La Jolla, CA a Southern California coastal community. Both Torrey Pines Golf Courses are Championship 18-hole golf courses and are played by PGA TOUR® professionals during the Buick Invitational of California held each year in January or February.
If there is a single course that golfers aspire to play once in their lifetime, it is the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. This original links course is the ancient home of golf – where the sport was first played 600 years ago. It remains a real test for today’s champions and has hosted more Open Championships than any other venue.
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