10 of the most amazing golf courses in the world

10 of the most amazing golf courses in the world
June 19, 2019 Terry Griffiths

Golfing greens call for turf of unrivalled and exceptional quality. QTurf has been in the turf industry a long time, and we know all about good turf and the machinery that is required to keep it looking pristine. For instance, every golf course needs a top-tier aerator to repair damaged grass and keep it healthy and strong so it can withstand the demands of sporting use. We love the Wiedenmann Terra Spike SL6 and Terra Spike GXi6 for effortlessly keeping golfing turf green and beautiful.

For top turf maintenance, we take a lot of inspiration from these amazing golf courses from around the world. These top 10 golf courses have put a lot of time and energy into their turf and it shows. We think these are some of the most amazing courses in the world, so it’s no surprise that their greenery is as perfect as this.

10. Muirfield

Details: Located in Gullane, Scotland. Approx 6600m. Par 71

Muirfield is a 16-time host to the Open Championships and oozes top quality greens. It’s no surprise that history has been made here so many times.

9. Royal Melbourne Golf Club (East)

Details: Located in Melbourne, Australia. Approx 6007m. Par 71

Undoubtedly Australia’s most distinguished venue, the Royal Melbourne has hosted 16 Australian Opens and many Amateur competitions. The grounds here are truly an art form, with the course designed by the legendary golf course architect, Alister MacKenzie.

8. Oakmont Country Club

Details: Located in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. Approx 6633m. Par 71

This unique golf course has massive undulating greens and church pews, and has been home to more professional competitions in the U.S. than any other course. Oakmont Country Club was also the site of “the greatest round of the 20th century” – Johnny Millers 1973 U.S. Open final round.

7. Royal Dornoch Golf Club (Championship)

Details: Dornoch, Scotland. Approx 6146m. Par 70

Not overly well known to many golfers in America, the Royal Dornoch Golf Club is the second finest Scottish golfing course. Placing this ahead of Oakmont should provide a sense of what this brilliant course offers.

6. Royal County Down Golf Club

Details: Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Approx 6560m. Par 71

It was a hard decision for the 6th and 7th spots, but Royal County Down Golf Club edged out Dornoch purely based on its rich history of highly memorable tournaments. Having hosted the British Amateurs, Curtis Cup, Walker Cup, Palmer Cup and Irish Open, it’s earned its spot on the list.

5. Shinnecock Hills Golf Club

Details: Located in Southampton, New York. Approx 6397m. Par 70

A traditional course keeping with the New York/New Jersey style ‘links design’. Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is the best of these courses you will find in this area! The recent surge in the amount of U.S. Opens being held here should tell you how the judges feel about the quality of this course.

4. Cypress Point Club

Details: Located in Pebble Beach, California. Approx 5965m. Par 72

Shinnecock and Cypress Point are pretty close in rankings, but Cypress edges out Shinnecock due to being a more ‘complete picture’. Casual observers and architects would no doubt see the difference when comparing these two courses.

3. Augusta National Golf Club

Details: Located in Augusta, Georgia. Approx 6800m. Par 72

This course is perfectly prepared every single time it’s played on. The greens are so expertly kept that the turf is almost utopian. This is the brilliance of the Augusta National Golf Club.

2. Pine Valley Golf Club

Details: Located in Pine Valley, New Jersey. Approx 6400m. Par 70

The Pine Valley Golf Club doesn’t host and big tournaments, nor does it care to. This course is more of an island to island course, with amazing greens reaching to the edges of deserts and pine tree fields. This course is one for the times and enthusiasts will love it.

1. St. Andrews (Old Course)

Details: Located in St. Andrews, Scotland. Approx 6145m. Par 72

The St. Andrews (Old Course) IS golf. The birth of the sport originated here. The rolling greens, the massive bunkers, the blind shots. This course is the pinnacle of golf turf and has the history to back up its claims.

If you’re just an avid golfer that enjoyed our top 10 picks, you’re welcome. If you professionally maintain turf and want some tips, or you’re looking for new turf machinery, don’t hesitate to give Terry a call on 0428 290 009 or use our online contact form located here.