Being a fan of golf is not just about playing golf with friends, it can often lead to taking an interest in watching golf and knowing about the courses around the world. The big name golfers are rightly paid a lot of money for their skills at the game but some of the biggest names in golf are the venues and golf courses. Whether they represent the traditions of golf and have been around for hundreds of years or they showcase the new era of golf with courses appearing in exotic locations, there are many brilliant golf courses around the world.
People have an interest in these courses because they host the major events and players and if you are going on holiday, it is good to know which courses are in your area. Whether this is to try and get a round of golf in or just to see the quality surroundings is up to you but with so many great golf courses of the world, no matter where you go, there should be something worth seeing.
Many people go to America on their holidays and this provides the perfect opportunity to see a number of the most highly regarded and prized golf courses in the world. Names like Augusta National, Shinnecock Hills and Oakmont are synonymous with golf and have so much history to them. If you have been a fan of golf for a number of years or are aware of the history behind these courses, you will understand what a privilege it is to be in the presence of these courses where so many great golfers have played in their time. If you are a big golfing fanatic, it is important to incorporate sight-seeing trips into your holiday and checking out famous golf courses can be a great stop off on your itinerary.
Away from the United States, the United Kingdom probably have the most traditional golf courses that are known by reputation. St Andrews, Royal Lytham & St Annes and Turnberry are all golf course names that easily roll off the tongue for any golf fan and provide a great place to see some of the world’s biggest golfing events. There are emerging golf courses in the Far East and Asia that are more exotic or exciting than these traditional courses but the sense of history that can be found in these places will more than satisfy most golf fans.