Some of Our Favorite Golf Clubs Around the World

For some, golfing is more than just a hobby: it’s a way of life. If you’re one of those travelers who plans entire trips around a favorite golf course, then you’ll certainly be interested in this list of our favorite golf clubs from around the world.

Augusta National Golf Club (Augusta, Georgia)

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Founded in 1933, August National Golf Club is one of the most famous and exclusive golf clubs in the world. For over 80 years, Augusta National has hosted the annual Masters Tournament, and is consistently ranked as the top golf course in the U.S.

Total holes: 18

Where to stay: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Augusta at I-20, GA

 

Muirfield Golf Club (Gullane, Scotland)

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Not many golf courses can boast about having been established in 1744, decades before the birth of United States. As one of the oldest golf clubs in the world, Muirfield has a long and rich history of hosting countless championships, both amateur and professional.

Total holes: 18

Where to stay: Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

 

Oakmont Country Club (Oakmont, Pennsylvania)

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The Oakmont Country Club, founded in 1903, has long been a favorite for golfers. In fact, USGA Sr. Director once famously said “There’s a reason the U.S. Open is coming back to Oakmont. This really is the gold standard for championship golf. It doesn’t get any better than Oakmont”

Total holes: 18

Where to stay: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Washington at Meadowlands, PA

 

Pinehurst Resort (Pinehurst, North Carolina)

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Known as “The Cradle of American Golf”, Pinehurst Resort is nestled in the beautiful North Carolina Sandhills. Since 1895, Pinehurst has prided itself for its championship golf, and its southern hospitality.

Total holes: 162

Where to stay: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Fayetteville-Fort Bragg, NC

 

Royal County Down Golf Club (Newcastle, Ireland)

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Located against the striking backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the Royal County Down Golf Club is located in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful settings. In fact, the ninth hole of Royal County Down has been said to be one of the most photographed holes in golf.

Total holes: 36

Where to stay: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin

 

Royal Melbourne Golf Club (Melbourne, Australia)

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(Photo credit: @caddiemag on Instagram)

Located in Black Rock, Victoria, Royal Melbourne Golf Club is the oldest continually existing golf club in Australia. It’s hosted many tournaments, including the 2013 World Cup and the 2011 Presidents Cup.

Total holes: 36

Where to stay: Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne

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