If you are about to take your vacation then now is the time to start making reservations and plans. It is important that you book your reservations early enough for your golf vacation since most of the top golf destinations in the US are booked several months in advance. In case it is your first golf vacation, you should consider buying one of the many golf packages available as opposed to planning a vacation from scratch where you bring you golf equipment with you. Such packages include private golf lessons, lodging, and reservations for tee times at the best courses.
The following is a review of the top five golf courses in the U.S
- Pine Valley Golf Club
The Pine Valley Golf Club is located in Clementon New Jersey. It is a somewhat mysterious golf club since it is extremely private and hard to find. The people that have managed to locate the club situated in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey often state that it is one of the finest in the world. The founders of the club started it in 1913 and began by buying 184 acres of scruffy pinelands. Later, the addition of 416 acres of virgin woodlands helped to enhance the beauty of this course.
- Cypress Point Club
The Cypress Point Club is located in Pebble Beach California. The Club is truly a private place and this is the reason you will never find any casual players chipping away on the Pacific coastline. It is located in the beautiful California Big Sur country. It has an 18-hole course of rolling fairways. The architect behind the design of this course is Dr. Allister Mackenzie.
- Pebble Beach Golf Links
The Pebble Beach Golf Links is perhaps the most recognizable course in the U.S. As the name suggests is located in Pebble, Beach California. When you work your way through the narrow fairways, ensure that you take a moment to enjoy the magnificent views of the rocky shores that comprise this part of the Pacific coast in California. The 18th hole has a particularly good vista, a par 5 of 548 yards. The wind can be a major factor here, therefore ensure that you choose your clubs well if you wish to score well.
- Augusta National Golf Club
The Augusta National Golf Club is located in Augusta, Georgia. The venerable club plays host to the Masters every spring, which is easily the most revered tournament in the US. Near the championship 9-hole and 18-hole courses, you will find pink azaleas blooming. Three of golf’s most famous and most challenging holes are found on this course. The 11th, 12th, and 13th holes are collectively referred to as ‘Amen Corner.’ It is easy to spot winners since they receive special green blazers.
- Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
The Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is located in Southampton, New York. The course boasts of several notable firsts. The course hosts the first clubhouse in the U.S. that was built in 1893 from a Stanford White design. The club was also the first to admit women as members. The course has plenty of variety due to the rolling terrain of Long Island’s south shore. The winds of the Atlantic Ocean make the private Shinnecock Hills Golf Club quite challenging.
In conclusion, this article has looked at the top golf courses in the United States. If you love golfing and would like to take a golf vacation, then the five courses discussed above are a great place to start. The courses have played host to some of the best golfers of all time and getting a chance to play in any of them is truly an unforgettable experience.