I started playing golf at the best golf course in the Philippines – Sherwood Hills. I fell in love with it and I promised myself to play at the best golf course on each continent on the world!
Cypress Point Golf Course (USA)
Cypress Point is a private golf club in California USA that has a single 18-hole course. The course has a series of three dramatic holes that play along the Pacific Ocean, the 16th, 17th, and 18th. See it here:
Created by well-known designer Alister Mackenzie in 1928, this extraordinary and timeless masterpiece is consistently on top of golf courses leading board, created by all major publications. The golf course also offers natural beauty that is incomparable anywhere.
Cypress Point is regarded as the most exclusive course in the world. Why? Because you cannot stroke here the golf ball unless you are invited by a club member. The annual membership fee is equally dividing the total operating expenses amongst all members. Each member is to pay the same amount regardless of how many times they play all year or how many times they visit the club.
Terravista Golf Course (Brazil)
One of the most famous Brazilian courses, located at one of the most glamorous places in Latin America, Terravista Golf Course is an experience like no other. Its 14th hole, the signature hole of the course, lies its green at the edge of a 50m cliff, right beside the see. From the tee box, you can see giant sea turtles swimming in the Atlantic.
Terravista Golf course is an 18-hole course opened in 2004, designed by Dan Blankenship. Arch. Dan writes “Terravista Golf Course has proven to be the most enjoyable project of my career. Working in an area with incredible ocean views from seaside cliffs, native Brazilian rain forest, contours almost ideal for a golf course, and knowing that Brazil was discovered at this exact location 500 years ago, was a wonderful experience.“
The front nine holes are routed through an Atlantic rainforest while the back nine are played closer to the coast, with four holes laid out along the cliff's edges.
Royal County Down Golf Club
Royal County Down is at Newcastle, a little holiday town at the feet of the amazing Mountains of Mourne. Opened on March 23, 1889 (about 127 years ago), Royal County Down is one of the oldest and history-rich golf clubs in Ireland. It has two 18-hole links courses – the Championship Course and the Annesley Links.
The 4th and 9th holes are both universally loved. The 4th is the most scenic long par threes in golf. It is described by a commentator as this "Innumerable gorse bushes, ten bunkers, three mountain peaks, and one spare equals the most magnificent view in British golf". However, the 9th hole, a long par four, is one of the most photographed holes. The line from the elevated tee is directly at the Slieve Donard peak and the sweeping fairway lies eight feet below.
The Cascades at Somabay (Egypt)
The Cascades at Somabay is an 18-hole golf course opened in 1998. It was the first championship course in North Africa or the Middle Ease to be designed by Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
The 614-yard 2nd hole is a monster to tackle so early in the round. It takes from the pair of lion-shaped sphinxes (where it takes its name "Lions in waiting") that loom over the entrance to the hotel behind the green. On the back nine, the hole of note, called "Dilemma, dilemma" at the par four 12th, can be played in one of two ways due to its split fairway.
The best holes on the course are those lying on the seaside at 5 and 6 on the outward half, 14th and 15th on the inward circuit. "The Pebbles of Soma", which is the short 5th, introduces a continuous narrow bunker on three sides of the green whilst the 186-yard 14th demands a tee shot played across a gully to a wide but shallow green protected by three intimidating bunkers.
Blue Canyon Country Club (Thailand)
The one and only three-time host of Johnnie Walker Classic, The Blue Canyon Country Club, located in Phuket Thailand is ranked by international media as one of the most prestigious and glamorous golfing establishments in the region. It is created in a 720-acre verdant valley against a magnificent background of the amazingly majestic Phang Nga Mountains and the Andaman Sea.
The course was created around existing canyons and woodlands, with almost no interruption to the natural landscape and wildlife. Truly, the golf course is a masterpiece of designed, characterized by spectacular and daunting natural hazards including taunting water features, with towering trees.
Royal Melbourne Golf Club is recognized as the No. 1 golf club in Australia with two of the pre-eminent golf courses in the world. Founded in 1891, the golf course has been hosted numerous national and international event. It is a 36-hole course that is divided into two - 18-hole each course, the West, and the East. It is Australia's oldest extant and continually existing golf club. It has a capacity of 15,000 spectators.
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