Friday, June 10, 2011

Great American Golf Courses

There are some great golf courses in America, either private or public venues. Generally, they are regarded as some of the best golf courses you will find. So, here are a few of some of America's finest golf courses.

Augusta National Golf Course

The Augusta golf course hosts the Master’s golf championship each golf season. So undoubtedly, the Augusta course is a very hard championship golf course with some particularly notable holes. The 12th hole is one of the most notable holes on the course, known as Rae's Creek, where the creek passes by in front of the green and includes Ben Hogan's bridge crossing. Overall, Augusta is a scenic golf course which has very slick and fast greens. However, few except the top ranked players on the PGA Tour such as Woods and Phil Mickelson actually play on this fine course that is largely reserved for the Master’s golf championship.

Pebble Beach Golf Links

Pebble Beach, in California, is a golf course that plays alongside the Pacific Ocean. It is a par 72 golf course, approximately 6828 yards overall. While Pebble Beach is a championship calibre golf course that has hosted US Opens, it is also open to public play. Many of the course's holes run along the Monterey coast line, with views of the ocean, and are susceptible to prevailing winds. Signature holes on the golf course include the 7th and 8th holes. The 8th 416 yard par 4 hole includes an elevated landing area on a cliff above the green. While the 7th hole is the shortest on the course, at a little over 100 yards, the hole has a cliff-side green.

Pine Valley golf course

The golf course of Pine Valley is regarded as one of America's best courses. Overall, the course is a par 70 at 7,000 yards in length. Set in hundreds of acres of virgin woodland, the course is also one the trickiest. It is a golf course which has a fine collection of par 3 and par 5 golf holes, and a particularly notable 18th hole.

Cypress Point Club

Cypress Point's golf course is another fine course located at Pebble Beach, California. Like Pebble Beach Links, it has some holes along the Pacific coast such as the 231 yard 16th hole which plays over the ocean. The first nine holes of the course run through the Del Monte forest, while the latter holes run out along the rocky Pacific coastline. Overall, it is regarded as one of America's best courses.

Arizona National Golf Club

Arizona National Golf Club has been rated as one of the top 100 golf courses in the USA. As such, it is one of the best venues for Tucson golf. The golf course was designed by Trent Jones, and is set in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains. As such, the course has some great scenery along its 6, 735 yards.

These are a few great American golf courses. The Augusta and Pebble Beach courses are two fine courses that have hosted Major championships, while Pine Valley and Cypress Point have some of the best finishing holes.

1 comment:

Matthew said...

Well, there is another post on this blog covering golf clubs.