A sport is as enjoyable as the location is. When all the comforts are present for the players on filed and spectators on the ground then that’s you call a good location or field. Ground or field holds great importance in every sport but in golf, it has to be the perfect and refreshing one to play a good open match. Some of the top longest golf courses are:
Top 50 longest golf course in the world
1. Andrews (old course)
|Area||6,721. Par 72.|
|Architect||Old Tom Morris with Jubilee course|
The St.Andrew (old course) is one of the top golf courses for keeping the history and record of 29 times Open Championship on this ground, whereas the 2015 championship was played in the same field. These courses will remain as historic and famous as the time surpasses. The massive rolling greens and eye-catching views are one key element of it.
This course was opened with 12 holes in 1897 but then was distributed into many other courses with more built holes. It now has many along-side courses i.e. Eden Course, Strathtyrum Course, and Balgorve courses, especially for beginners and children. This golf course will remain on the plates of history even though it will not conduct any championship in the future.
2. Royal Dornoch Golf Club (Championship)
|Area||6,722 yards. Par 70|
|Architect||Old Tom Morris.|
Not incredibly well-known to many in the United States, Old Tom Morris’ second-finest Scottish golf venue. Dornoch was also, notably, architect Donald Ross’ home course. You can’t run the ball on to the greens at Dornoch, as most are elevated, presenting a unique challenge amid the whippy, fickle Scottish winds.
Many golfers from all over the world make the journey to Royal Dornoch to experience the plateau greens and to take on the challenge of the course. This must-play course should take the top spot on your bucket list, both the Championship and Struie Courses offer a world-class golfing experience.
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3. Royal County Down Golf Club
|Location||Newcastle, Northern Ireland.|
|Area||7,183 yards. Par 71.|
|Architect||Old Tom Morris|
The golf course of RCD has been a host to most of the significant competition British Amateur, Curtis Cup, Walker Cup, Palmer Cup, and the Irish Open three times. Its fourth and ninth holes are the finest of the Golf world.
Ultimately, the course’s primacy is as much about the sheer beauty of the landscape as it is its layout, which is saying something since RCD is widely regarded as having one of the best front-nine in the world.
4. Pine Valley Golf Club
|Location||Pine Valley, New Jersey.|
|Area||6,999. Par 70.|
|Architect||George Crump/H.S. Colt|
This golf course is not famous for hosting big tournaments but it surely is one of its kind. Golf courses often are famous because of it conducting many games and championships but it had only one hosted i.e. Crump Cup which is an amateur competition and can be speculated by the public.
It’s unique in its style as it is built by Geroge on the island to island architecture. In the city of New Jersey, the golf course if full of pine trees with accompanying deserts. It’s the best in form as it has all the three schools of golf design penal, heroic and strategic. It is an incredibly cool and modern ideal design for a golf course.
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5. Augusta National Golf Club
|Area||Alister MacKenzie/Bobby Jones.|
|Architect||7,435 yards. Par 72.|
This the golf course with a lot of phases in it. It has held only one tournament and is famous for it i.e. Masters of April. MacKenzie and Jones in 1933 made all the attempts to create some new course, but yet the track bears little resemblance to that design, having been infinitely revised by architects like Perry Maxwell.
The course held many of the writer’s volume on the ground and have much of fame but yes this also has unlimited benefits in its membership with all the resources in it. And this will remain evergreen as it has the vast views with Masters of April tournament
6. Cypress Point Club
|Location||Pebble Beach, California|
|Area||6,524. Par 72.|
Cypress Point Golf course is a part of AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, have a lot of talks in its hood by losing the fame after not adding a black member in the list in the late ’90s. But time took and it laid its hand on the chart again because such beauty cannot behold for a long time.
To play golf on this course and pot a ball in the hole feels like playing at the heaven’s edge. Cypress cannot be overlooked to one’s eye as it’s a complete picture for the observers and architecture experts.
7. Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
|Location||Southampton, New York.|
|Area||6,996 yards. Par 70|
This course has been home to the golfers and has been hosting many of the cups and championships with all that it has hosted 2018 U.S open cup. William Flynn’s reworking of an original C.B. Macdonald design is the gold standard for course improvements, so much so that the track really hasn’t been touched since.
A jewel of New York or New Jersey links design. Shinnecock is the best of class for a style, of course, you’ll find plenty of in the New York or New Jersey area.
8. Meadow Links, Mission Hills Haikou, China
|Area||6673 Yards and 72 Par.|
Considered to be one of the more traditional styles of design at Mission Hills Hainan, Meadow Links is similar in style to that of the US Open courses found on the east coast. The use of native grasses and the care not to require too much earth moving in the construction phase has created a beautiful, gently undulating golf course that is easy on the eye and your game.
Meadow course is not anywhere near as long as the other courses at Mission Hills and it is a welcome sight. Short it may be, but challenging it still is. Being more open than the other designs, play is more affected by wind hence the name.
9. Adare Manor
|Area||7,509 yards 72 par|
The Golf Course at Adare Manor offers a spectacular golfing experience amid the breath-taking surroundings of our parkland estate. The course offers ever-changing vistas and breath-taking approaches to each hole.
Every bit as strategic as it is scenic, this is a course that demands precision but rewards risk and courage. Whether you are new to the game or a passionate lifelong devotee, golfers of every level will encounter something to inspire, challenge, and improve their game every time they play through. Legendary golf architect Tom Fazio has created a golf course that thoughtfully explores the true character of the terrain, revealing new levels of discovery at every turn.
10. Cape Kidnappers Golf Course
The spectacular New Zealand golf course has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf. Built on a ridge-and-valley landscape complete with stunning sea views, Cape Kidnappers Golf Course plays high above the ocean top dramatic cliffs.
It takes its name from the nearby headland of Cape Kidnappers. It was designed by Tom Doak in 2004 and was funded by American developer Julian Robertson. In 2007, Golf Digest magazine rated Cape Kidnappers the 10th best course outside of the United States. The rest of the list is shown below with some of the information on their ranking and area.
|Pos||Golf Course’s Name||Location||Area|
|11.||Osprey Point, Kiawah Island Golf Resort||US||7,199 meters|
|12.||Thai Country Club||Thailand||7,079 meters|
|13.||Pinehurst No. 2||Pinehurst, North Carolina||6,917 meters|
|14.||Finca Cortesin||Spain||6,802 meters|
|15.||The European Club||Ireland||6,745 meters|
|16.||The Old Links, Ballyliffin Golf Club||Ireland||6,795 meters|
|17.||PGA Catalunya Resort||Spain||6,705 meters|
|18.||Yas Links Golf Club||Abu Dhabi||6,700 meters|
|19.||Castle Stuart Golf Links||Scotland||6,685 meters|
|20.||Angkor Golf Resort||Cambodia||6,655 meter|
|21.||Winged Foot Golf Club (West)||Mamaroneck, New York||6,642 meters|
|22.||Oakmont Country Club||Oakmont, Pennsylvania||6,633 meters|
|24.||Bandon Dunes||US||6,622 meters|
|25.||Majlis Course, Emirates Golf Club||Dubai||6,619 meters|
|26.||Le Château, Terre Blanch||France||6,616 meters|
|27.||Turnberry Resort (Ailsa)||Scotland||6,587 meter|
|28.||Royal Portrush Golf Club||Portrush, Northern Ireland||6531 meters|
|29.||Sand Hills Golf Club||Mullen, Nebraska||6,483 meters|
|30.||Royal Porthcawl Golf Club||Wales||6,458 meters|
|31.||El Camaleón Riviera Maya Golf Club.||Mexico||6,422 meters|
|32.||Real Club Valderrama||Spain||6,390 meters|
|33.||Spyglass Hill Golf Course||USA||6,364 meters|
|34.||Kingston Heath Golf Club.||Australia||6,352 meters|
|35.||National Golf Links of America||Southampton, New York||6,341 meters|
|36.||Ballybunion (Old Course)||Ballybunion, Ireland||6,219 meters|
|37.||New South Wales Golf Club||Australia||6,245 meters|
|38.||Pebble Beach Golf Links||Pebble Beach, California.||6,243 meters|
|39.||Cape Wickham Links||Australia||6,150 meters|
|40.||Hamilton Island Golf Club||Australia||6,140 meters|
|41.||Durban Country Club||South Africa||6,119 meters|
|42.||Pacific Dunes||Bandon, Oregon||6,092 meters|
|43.||Royal Melbourne Golf Club||Melbourne, Australia||6025 meters|
|44.||Merion Golf Club (East)||Ardmore, Pennsylvania||6,025 meters|
|45.||Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club||South Africa||6007 meters|
|46.||West Links Course, North Berwick Golf Club||Scotland||5860 meters|
|47.||The Highland Course||US||5,801 meters|
|48.||The Old Course, Ballybunion Golf Club||Ireland||5,459 meters|
|49.||Green Monkey Golf Course||Barbados||5,147 meters|
|50.||Leopard Creek Country Club||US||Still unknown due to no boundary|
So, this was the list of Top 50 longest golf course in the world. Don’t forget to send us your valuable opinion about this list in the comment box below.