From all indications, golf can be a beautiful and lovely game to play. More often than not, it is quite an exercise in damage restriction. In other words, irrespective of ho good was your last shot, it can easily be screwed up with the following.
Here are the top 5 toughest golf courses to play in the world:
- Ocean Course of Kiawah Island, South Carolina – The wind blowing from all sides in the course of a round is the biggest enemy of this course. Another significant thing about this course is that it is where a section of the movie named The Celebrity of Bagger Vance was filmed. Kiawah Island Ocean Course was intentionally laid out to give a surface where the player can afford to miss a side even where he cannot. You can only identify the right side with good management skills.
- Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club, China – From all indications and findings, it was concluded that this is the longest golf course in the world, measuring 8,548 yards. Moreover, the thin air of its location is more than 3,040 over the sea level in Himalayas, making the golf ball fly extraordinarily. On the other hand, it makes it fly further either to the right or left, making it a very tough course for even the best golfers to break 80.
- Whistling Straits, Kohler – This is a Pete Dye-planned exercise in masochism and it is appropriately situated on the site of a neglected artillery range on the shores of Lake Michigan. Whistling Straits has 10 difficult holes as well as 8 impossible ones. In addition, there 967 bunkers on the course, meaning an average of about 54 per hole. Quite a lot of these bunkers are extremely small that there is hardly chance for the ball and the golfer. Moreover, a number of them are only just recognizable as bunkers.
- Ocean Course, Kiawah Island – You can play this course at more than 7,900 yards from the back tees. It is the combination of thorny marshes, huge sand dunes, super-slick green and fiendish pot bunkers will lessen the game’s best frenzied wrecks. The Ocean Course was noticed to be very tortuous and hard that it was nicknamed The Marquis de Sod.
- Palm Course, Saujana Golf Club, Kuala Lumpur – This course was nicknamed The Cobra because it is very tough. Its fangs have been tested by a number of the top golfers of the world as it is was used in 6 of the last 13 Malaysian Opens, which is a joint-sanctioned European and Asian Tour event. It is worth emphasizing that getting to the green is a struggle with water and sand hazards in abundance and with jungle lining many fairways. Only extraordinary and great putters win at Saujana because the Cobra is just too fast, seriously rising and falling surfaces are probably the hardest to putt in the universe, plus those at Augusta.