There are plenty of reasons why people play golf. Some do it to clear their minds others get pleasure from the easygoing recreation. Whatever the reason, it is a wonderful and challenging sport. It is also known to be a game that some view as a bridge between childhood and adulthood. During vacation, golf can also be a great plus as it provides a lot of outdoor activities. While golf is viewed as a recreational activity for older people, there is something for everyone in recreational golf. There are many lovely places to go golfing, but why not visit and enjoy some of the most beautiful golf courses?
Here are 8 of the most beautiful golf courses:
About twenty years ago, a famous architect Arthur Hills, put his skills to work and developed twenty seven strikingly diverse holes on three clean-cut courses along Lake Michigan’s coastline. The result was the Pebble Beach of the Midwest, once a shale quarry, was later transformed into a scenery with dazing beauty. Bay Harbor courses are normally played in pairs to give each player a wonderful and challenging experience.
Fairmont Banff Springs
Known for its enamoring and disputing layout, Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course is located in Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the heart of Canada’s Rocky Mountains. It has a breathtaking scene in every way and a superb layout that every supremely favored golfer, who happens to visit it, can’t help but notice. Whether an amateur or a professional golfer you will be constantly astonished by its panoramic challenge. The bordering mountains serve to create an outstanding visual illusion.
Talk about exploring golf in one of the most extreme environments and Desert Highlands comes to mind. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, it has spectacular views surrounded by desert vegetation like cactus giving it a very unique appearance. Within its club house it has other luxuries such as a state of the art fitness facility and a refreshing pool to relieve you from the heat of the desert.
Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West
Located in the famed La Quinta golf resort, it has high slopes and ratings. It stretches just 6,951 yards but boasts challenging, elevated tees, deep-set fairways, blind shots and severely contoured and shaped greens. This array of features serves to challenge even the best players as they also enjoy the jaw-dropping view. It is also been known as a popular host course for the Humana Challenge (formerly known as the Bob Hope Classic).
At first glance, Launa Hills can be intimidating to golfers. Koolau Mountains occupy its background giving the scenery a lovely appearance. This beautiful golf course is shaped out of a jungle located on the eastern side of Oahu. Due to the difficulty of the course, bringing plenty of golf balls can go a long way to give you an experience you will always remember.
Cypress Point is a place where every golfer would love to explore the extent of his/her skills. If they didn’t then they are really missing out on a wonderful experience. The architectural skills applied on this fine golf course are breathtaking.
It is greatly looked upon to be among the most intriguing and finest course in Canada. Remarked for its natural scenic beauty, it is located near the town of Victoria, Ontario. Most of Pine valley’s fairways contain striking elevation changes and slopes that can wreak havoc to poorly played shots. This leaves players with very little room for error. Amongst other luxuries, are its fully licensed and air conditioned lounge, that offers a wide variety of foods to both golfers and the general public.
Golfers who have played golf in this course will tell you the actual test of their golf skills and physical power was tested at Bethpage Black. It is a place where only experienced golfers get to boast of their honed golf skills. It is known to be one of the last and finest golf courses designed by architect A.W. Tillinghast. Designed to have high roughs, narrow fairways, small greens and perfectly placed bunkers, make it an extremely difficult course. Despite the course’s challenges, the players still get to enjoy the eye-catching scenery.