People play golf for a variety of reasons. For some, they consider it as a form of exercise. Others, however, head to the course to relax and unwind. After all, who wouldn’t feel relaxed when you’re playing outdoors, basking in the sun, breathing in fresh air and enjoying the picturesque views of the course?
In this blog post, we have made a list of some of the most beautiful golf courses in the country. These courses are incredibly refreshing and beautifully constructed; they’ll leave you in awe. Since beauty is a subjective thing, there may be courses that you think are more beautiful than those on the list.
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Course location: Coos County, near Bandon, Oregon
Situated along the Oregon Coast is a multiple-course resort that will blow you away. From its imaginative putting course to its sporty par-3 track, to its quartet of 18-hole stunners, there is no denying that Bandon Dunes is one of the best courses in the country. That, combined with the magnificent Pacific Coast as your backdrop, it’s not surprising why it rose to popularity and became one of the top golf destinations in the country.
Cypress Point Club
Course location: Pebble Beach, California
The calm and peaceful atmosphere, combined with its beauty will make you want to spend more time in this place. Cypress Point enters the Del Monte forest for the first 9 holes and re-emerges on the rocky coastline for the succeeding holes. This golf course is popular for having the best golf holes in the world, with holes 15th, 16th, and 17th being played along the Pacific Ocean. Its beauty is very mesmerizing and most golfers consider this as a very lovable golf course.
Cypress Point Club was consistently rated as one of the top 3 golf courses in the world since it opened in 1928.
Pine Valley Golf Club
Course location: Pine Valley, New Jersey
This place is famous for its pine cone collection and abundant natural habitat. It also prides itself on being one of the toughest courses, providing golfers consistent level of challenge and conditioning on each hole. The variety of every aspect of the course is unparalleled. It ranked number 1 in the list of “top 100 Courses in World” by Golf Digest in 2012 and 2015.
Course location: Southampton, Long Island, New York
Established in the early 1930s, Shinecock Hill is one of the oldest formal organized golf club in the U.S. The architecture of the 126-year old course hasn’t been altered until 2012. The beauty of this place is almost impossible to describe. Because of the beautiful distractions, you are surrounded by, it can be quite difficult to focus on your game.
Shinecock Hills has already hosted the U.S. Open 4 times. It will be hosting the U.S. Open again in 2018 and in 2026.