Playing golf does not only require stamina and skill. It would also require from its players patience and analysis on how to sink the ball into the hole with the least strokes as possible. Not to mention, the players also need to know how and what club to use to hit the ball. Thus, golf is not as easy as it looks.

If you’re one of those who have made this sport theirs, I suppose you would want to challenge yourself to a golf course which you have not tried yet or maybe just treat yourself to a golf holiday. The following are some of the Top Golf Courses of the World which you would want to try. Prepare your tee!

If you are looking for the blend of all the three school of golf design – penal, heroic, and strategic – then you should visit Pine Valley in New Jersey, U.S.A. (7,057 yards, Par 70). This golf course was founded by George Crump with the help of architects H. S. Colt, A.W. Tillinghast, George C. Thomas, Jr., and Walter Travis while Hugh Wilson finished the job. What’s unique in this course is that it is forged from the sandy pine barrens of southwest of Jersey.

Another golf holiday destination is Cypress Point Club in Pebble Beach, California, U.S.A. (6,524 yards, Par 72). This golf course is a masterpiece of Alister MacKenzie. Former USGA president, Sandy Tatum, who also christened Cypress Point, said that it is the Sistine Chapel of golf. He convinced the club that instead of combating technology by adding new back tees, it should make a statement by celebrating its original architecture. And through this, the golf course remains timeless. Cypress Point is woven through cypress, sand dunes, and jagged coastline.

Also at the top is Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Georgia, U.S.A. (7,435 yards, Par 72). Annually, it conducts the Masters Tournament. That is why its course is often but effectively tinkered.