Do you plan your vacation with the intention to play golf? Then, be sure to add these 10 greens to your Travel Bucket List. We even found one that you can play on FOR FREE!
1. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
This spectacular golf course in NZ is a true jaw-dropping marvel right out of the pages of a National Geographic spread, with its dips and ridges jutting precariously out at 140m above sea level. Windy conditions at the top of the cliff would challenge even the best players, but the dramatic setting is well worth a shot. In fact, enhance your experience by arriving in style via helicopter, operating nationwide or from the Kauri Cliffs, a sister property of the course.
The Farm is located at 446 Clifton Road, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. International green fees start from NZ$313.
2. Nirwana Bali Golf Club
Bali is not just about the beaches and the parties. If you are looking for a visually stunning course in Asia, Nirwana Bali Golf Club is unmistakably one of the best. The course runs along the cliffs by the Indian Ocean and across rice paddies, giving golfers a chance to take in the lush Balinese landscape. This is a unique experience unmatched by any course around the world.
Nirwana Bali Gold Club is located in Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, Kediri, Tabanan 82171. Rates start at US$120 for international guests.
3. Pebble Beach Golf Links
Since 1919, this course has captivated golfers with stunning views of the coastline against wide-open skies. It’s easy to see why it is often ranked the greatest public golf course in America. With stunning cliff drops hugging the Pacific Ocean, this course has often been the site of the world’s most prestigious golf championships, and a golfer’s dream to play on.
Pebble Beach Golf Links is located at 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953. Golf rates start at US$495.
4. Buhl Farm Park
Buhl Farm Park’s golf course in Pennsylvania is proof that the sport can be played on a budget. A philanthropic effort by the estate of Frank H, Buhl is USA’s only free golf course. The scenic course that looks just as good as the ones you have to pay for. With over 4, 000 free rounds of golf played here every year, why not let one of them be yours?
Buhl Farm Park is located at 715 Hazen Rd, Hermitage, PA 16148. The 9-hole course is the only free golf course in the United States.
5. Lam Luk Ka Country Club
The next time you make a trip to the land of smiles, make sure you pay Lam Luk Ka Country Club a visit. This golf course is a short drive from Bangkok’s main thoroughfare, and offers you resort-style golfing right in the heart of Bangkok’s wetlands. Over 10, 000 trees, home to over 100 species of birds and wildlife, surround you as you take a shot at one of the 36 holes on the course.
Lam Luk Ka is located at 29 Moo 7 Tambol Lamsai, Patumthani 12150, Thailand. Rates start at 950 baht, with special promotions from as low as 1500 baht.
6. Coeur d’Alene Resort
If you need a place to perfect your swing, the Famous Floating green at the 1th hole of Coeur d’Alene Resort is just what you need. Lest you lose all your golf balls in the turquoise depths of Lake Coeur d’Alene, improve your game by teeing off from this man-made island that changes its location every day. If anything, the boat ride to the island is definitely an experience to remember.
Coeur d’Alene Resort is located at 115 S. 2nd Street, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814. June packages start from US $190 per golfer.
7. Cabo del Sol
Imagine the sound of crashing waves and the view of palm trees swaying in the sea breeze as you take a swing. That is the experience you will get at Cabo del Sol in Mexico. This impressive course has a desert terrain, so it’s literally a change of scenery for those more accustomed to teeing off on lush, green fields.
Cabo del Sol is located at Carretera Transpeninsular KM10, 23410 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Guest fees start from US $75 for the Desert Course and US $115 for the Ocean Course.
8. Man O’ War
Dramatic, daunting and divine. The Man O’War Golf Club is one that will keep even the most seasoned golfer on the edge. The 18-hole course winds dangerously around a 100-acre lake, and has a island at hole no. 9.
The Man O’ War Golf Club is located at 5601 Leeshire Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579, United States. Summer tee packages start from US $119.
9. Dubai Creek Golf Club
The perfectly manicured fairways at the Dubai Creek Golf Club are testament that Dubai does not take luxury lightly. This beautiful course definitely delivers, and those game enough to brave the heat will be rewarded with stunning views of the creek and the city. If nothing else, the iconic boardwalk restaurant along the marina is more than reason enough to visit this course.
Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club is located at Opposite Deira City Centre, Near Park Hayat, United Arab Emirates. Summer Golf Green fees start from 375 Dirhams.
10. Pezula Championship Golf Course
Rolling green lands are any golfer’s dream, and Pezula in South Africa offers all that and more. With a tagline like “High up with the gods, ” this course gives you an out-of-the-world view, so make sure you bring all your skills to the table to make this an out-of-the-world experience as well.
Pezula Championship Golf Course is located at Lagoonview Drive, Knysna, 6570, South Africa. Rates start from 200 ZAR for 9 holes and 440 ZAR for 18 holes.
I’m curious to know: what is the most beautiful golf course you’ve ever played on?