Most Challenging Golf Courses
Most Challenging Golf Courses
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If you are like me then you enjoy the odd challenge. The problem with my golf is that I find it all a bit challenging. But for many out there it, they would like to attempt the most challenging golf courses in the world. Well I have you covered. I’ve done some research and these are some of the most challenging golf courses in the world.
Carnoustie Golf Links, Dundee, Scotland
You may be thinking, “I’ve heard of this one before.” Well that is because it is the course that saw the highly talented Sergio Garcia finish last in the 1999 Open Championship.
Yes you read that correctly.
It is riddled with pot bunkers and is situated on the North Coast. If you are up for a challenge then you will need effective waterproof golf jackets and trousers and you may even need some tissues as it is likely to bring you to tears.
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club, Lijiang, Yunnan, China
A most challenging golf course list needs to include the longest course in the world. Spanning a massive 8,545 yards you might be using your putter as a walking stick by the end of it.
The length is a challenge in itself, but include the fact that it is more than 3,000 meters above sea level you might also need some oxygen as the air will be very thing. If you get a little light headed from time to time this course may not be for you.
There are 3 par fives over 680 yards so be sure to bring your long game with you or it could be a tough one.
Cape Kidnappers, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
This course is tough but that might not be the only thing that concerns you. If you have ever had one of those dreams where you were falling off a cliff then at least you will be a little prepared for this one.
There are cliffs that plunge all the way to the sea and some of the fairways come close to the edge. As with any course close to the ocean you are bound to cop some weather. You might like to get a practical golf jackets from Galvin Green if you are planning on taking on this beast of a course.
Narrow fairways and beautiful scenery will make for a tough yet thrilling experience.
The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, United States
Peter Dye is renowned for designing tough golf courses. Even the pros find it difficult to tame this one. As Travel.cnn.com explains, in 1991, some of the best were winning holes with double bogey.
I am not sure what that means for you and me. I normally see an 8 as a horrible hole but by the sounds of this I should be feeling good about myself if I was to ever play The Ocean Course.
Le Touessrok Golf Course, Ile aux Cerfs, Mauritius
While on your travels, you may want to stop of in Mauritius to take on this challenging course. Don’t take your hire car though as there are no road leading in or out.
That’s right, helicopter or boat is the only way to get onto this island-like course. With large swamps in between many of the teeing grounds and fairways you might like to take a pair of gumboots or at least a bag full of balls if you are going to complete this one.
So there you have it. Some of the toughest courses around the world. As you can see they are not for the faint hearted as many of the holes are not only challenging but scary. If you are the adventurous type you might like to save up and travel the world in search of the toughest course.
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