Course Name Course Place Trivia
Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club Lumbres,France * Aa St Omer Open (2004)
Admiral Lehigh South Course Lehigh, Florida * 7,043 yards
* 707 yard par 6, “Challenger”
Alpine Golf Club Bankok,Thailand * Johnnie Walker Classic (2004)
Annandale Golf Club Madison,Mississippi * Southern Farm Bureau Classic (2004)
* Champion John Huston (2003)
Antler Creek Golf Club Colorado Springs,Colorado * New Course (soon to open)
* 8,100 yards
* Four par 5’s (each 600 yards)
Architects Golf Club Phillipsburg, New Jersey * Established 1885
* All holes named after famous Architects
* Hole #1 Old Tom Morris
* Hole #2 C.B.Macdonald
* Hole #3 Hugh Wilson
* Hole #4 Devereux Emmet
* Hole #5 Walter Travis
* Hole #6 Colt & Alison
* Hole #7 A.W.Tillinghast
* Hole #8 Seth Raynor
* Hole #9 Donald Ross
* Hole #10 George Thomas Jr.
* Hole #11 William Flynn
* Hole #12 Charles Banks
* Hole #13 Alister Mackenzie
* Hole #14 Perry Maxwell
* Hole #15 Donald Ross
* Hole #16 Dick Wilson
* Hole #17 Stanley Thompson
* Hole #18 Robert Trent Jones
Arcola Country Club Paramus, New Jersey * Founded 1909
* Named after a town in Italy
* Designed By Herbert H. Barker
* Famous painting by Gros that hangs in The
Louvre immortalizes Napoleon at The Bridge
of Arcola.
Augusta National Golf Club Augusta , Georgia * The Masters Golf Tournament
* Designed by Alister MacKenzie
* World’s most prestigious golf event
* 2003 winner Canada’s Mike Weir
Augusta National Golf Club Augusta , Georgia * 1934 First Masters, participants had to use
caddies supplied by Augusta National
* 1983 Pro’s elected to bring their own caddies.
* Ben Crenshaw still has the Masters caddie that
he hired in 1976, Carl Jackson
Baltusrol Golf Club Springfield , New Jersey * Opened on Oct 19,1895
* Originally farmed by Baltus Roll
* 1903 U.S. Open
* 1904 Men’s Amateur
* Designed by Louis Keller
* 1915 U.S. open
* 1926 Redesigned by A.W. Tillinghast
* 1954 U.S. Open
* 1961 U.S. Women’s open
* 1967 U.S. Open
* 1980 U.S. Open
* 1993 U.S. Open
* 2000 U.S. Open
Barseback Golf & Country Club Malmo, Sweden * Scandinavian Masters (2004)
Bay Hill Golf Club Orlando, Florida * Bay Hill Invitational (2004)
* Champion Tiger Woods (2003)
Beaconsfield Golf Club Pointe-Claire,Quebec * 1904 one of the oldest golf courses in Canada
* 1919-20 Willie Park Jr. was commissioned to
“toughen up” the course
* 1939 Stanley Thompson redesigned the whole
course with 5 new holes,several tees and greens
* 1946 Canadian Open, Champion George Fazio
* 1956 Canadian Open, Champion Doug Sanders
* 1956 First Canadian Open televised
* 1983,1985,1989,1995 LPGA Tour Stop
Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club Victoria, BC * Co-designed by Jack and Steve Nicklaus
* Features a 19 hole golf course.
* “Unique that you play this 19th hole after the
13th hole.”
* Cost 18 million dollars.
Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes, California * Designed by William Francis Bell 1959
* Home of the Bob Hope Classic
* 2000 Jester Parnevik
* 2001 Joe Durant
* 2002 Phil Mickelson
* 2003 Mike Weir
Black Sheep Golf Club Sugar Grove , Illinois * Architect David Esler
* Male only golf course
* Initiation fee $85,000.00
Bluff Point Golf Club & Resort Plattsburgh, New York * Established 1890
* America’s third oldest golf course
* Designed by A.W. Tillinghast
* Legendary course where U.S.Presidents,
baseball greats Babe Ruth, the Astors,
Vanderbilts played golf
Boyne Highlands Resort & Country Club Harbor, Michigan * The Ross Memorial
* Designed by Donald Ross
* “The Michelanglo of Golf Architecture”
* Donald Ross designed over 500 courses
* This design duplicates many of his world famous
holes from his many courses
* Hole #4, Pinehurst #2, Hole 14
* Hole #10 Royal Dornoch Hole 14
* Hole #18 Oakland Hills Hole 16
Boyne Mountain ( The Monument ) Boyne Falls, Michigan * Boyne Mountain’s Monument golf Course pays
tribute to some of America’s top golfers
with special bronze plaques embedded
in boulders at each hole.
* Each year a different hole is dedicated
to one of golf’s great players
* To date, these are the holes that have
been selected.
* Hole #1 The Byron Nelson Hole
* Hole #2 The “Chick” Harbert Hole
* Hole #3 The Peggy Kirk Bell Hole
* Hole #5 The Walter Hagen Hole
* Hole #6 The Paul Runyan Hole
* Hole #7 The Jim Flick Hole
* Hole #9 The J.P. McCarthy Hole
* Hole #10 The Kathy Whitworth Hole
* Hole #10 The Glenn Johnson Hole
* Hole #11 The Gene Sarazen Hole
* Hole #14 The Bobby Jones Hole
* Hole #16 The Everett Kircher Hole
* Hole #17 The Chuck Kocsis Hole
* Hole #18 The Sam Sneed Hole
Brantford Golf and Country Club Brantford , Ontario * Began in 1879
* Fourth oldest golf course in North
America
Brickyard Crossing Golf Club Indianapolis , Indiana * In 1929 it was called “The speedway Golf
course
* In 1991 redesigned by Pete Dye
* Four Holes are in the infield of the race
track
* Rated #47th Best Public Course
Brown Deer Park Golf Course Milwaukee,Wisconsin * Greater Milwaukee Open (2004)
* Champion Kenny Perry (2003)
Bushwood Country Club California * The name of the golf course that was featured
in the 1980 movie “Caddyshack”
Castello di Tolcinasco Golf & Country Club Milan, Italy * 61st Telecom Italia Open (2004)
Castle Pines Golf Club Castle Rock, Colorado * The International (2004)
* Champion Davis Love III (2003)
Cherokee Plantation Golf Club South Carolina * Designed by Donald Steel
* Membership is limited to 25 Families
* Initiation fees costs $2 million dollars
* Annual fees $160,000.
Chi Linh Star Golf & Country Club Chi Linh, Vietnam * 2004 Inaugural Carlsberg Masters Vietnam
tournament
* Opened in August 2004
Chicago Golf Club Wheaton,Illinois * Founded 1892
* Oldest 18 hole course in U.S.A.
* U.S. Opens 1897,1900,1911
* Designer Charles Macdonald
Chocolay Downs Golf Course Marquette,MIchigan * Coming soon! New World’s Record
* “The Longest Golf Hole in the World”
* Double dog-leg par 6
* 1007 Yards eclipsing Japans 964 yards.
City Park Golf Course Baton Rouge, Louisiana * Designed by Tom Bendelow 1928
* It is listed on the National Register of
Historic Places, one of only 20 Courses in
America
* August 3,2003, a silver Jubilee party was
held to celebrate the seventy-five years
of continuous play.
City Park Golf Course Baton Rouge, Louisiana * Special Request****************************
* Preserve this course,it’s very existence is
threatened.
* Make a donation to;
Friend of City Park
1661 E.Lakeshore
Baton Rouge,Louisiana 70808
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Club de Golf Royal Quebec Quebec City, Quebec * Established 1875
Club de Golf Valderrama Sotogrande,Spain * Volvo Masters Andalucia (2004)
Co Louth Golf Club Baltray,Drogheda, Ireland * Nissan Irish Open (2004)
Coeur D’Alene Golf Resort Coeur D’Alene , Idaho * Best in Idaho State No: 1
* Hole No 14 “The Floating Green”
* Size: 15,000 sq.ft.
* Weight: 5,000,000 lbs
* Movement: Playable yardage 100-175
* Distance: Changes every day.
* Controlled by computer
* Access to the green is by boat
Cog Hill Golf & Country Club Lemont , Illinios * Western Open (2004)
* Champion Tiger Woods (2003)
Colonial Country Club Ft.Worth,Texas * Bank of America Colonial (2004)
* Champion Kenny Perry (2003)
Colonial Country Club Fort Worth, Texas * 1933 Designed by John Bredemis
* 1998 Tom Watson won at the age of 48, making
him the oldest Champion in tournament history.
* 1999 Restored by designer Keith Foster
* 2003 Annika takes on the big boys
Country Club at Mirasol Palm Beach Gardens, Florida * The Honda Classic (2004)
* Justin Leonard (2003)
Cowboys Golf Club Grapevine,Texas. * The only NFL themed golf course in America
* Architect Jeff Brauer
* Golf carts feature the names of current or
former Cowboys Players
* There are plaques at each tee box noting a
historical moment in the five time Super Bowl
Champions storied existence
* 7,017 yards back tees,par 72
Crans-sur-Sierre Crans Montana,Switzerland * Omega European Masters (2004)
Del Monte Golf Course Pebble Beach , California * ” Old del monte ”
* First course in USA to have grass greens all
year.
* 1899 expanded to 18 holes
* Designed by Charles Maud
Desert Inn Golf Club Las Vegas , Nevada * Designed by Lawrence Hughes 1952
* This is the only club to host a Senior PGA,
LPGA, and PGA tournament in the same year.
* In 1996 it was ranked 65th Top Resort Courses.
Devil’s Pulpit Golf Club Caledon Village , Ontario * Architect Michael Hurdzan
* Rated No: 28 in Canada
* Course owned by inventors of “Trivial
Pursuit ” board games.
Doha Golf Club Qatar * Qatar Masters (2004)
Domaine Laforest Sagard,Quebec * Designed by Thomas McBroom
* Opened in 2002
* Private golf course of Mr. Paul Desmarais
* It has no members and no fees
* Only a limited number of friends and guests
will ever get to see this immaculate course.
Doral Golf Resort and Spa ( Blue ) Miami,Florida * Ford Championship at Doral (2004)
* Champion Scott Hoch (2003)
Due Process Stables Colts Neck, New Jersey * The course was built for Robert Brennan who’s
now in Federal Prison
* Purchased by a group at a Government auction
* Limited membership $150,000. plus initiation
* Built on pastures at Brennan’s horse farm
* Designed by Gene Bates and Johnny Miller
* 7,138 yards
* Rated one of the ten best courses in New
Jersey
East Lake Golf Club Atlanta,Georgia * The Tour Championship (2004)
East Lake Golf Club Atlanta, Georgia * Atlanta Athletic Club formed in 1898
* New Bendelow Course opened on July 4, 1908
* Golf Architect Tom Bendelow
* Bobby Jones served as President from 1946-47
* Donald Ross Redesigned the course 1913
* 1963 Ryder Cup Matches played on # 1 course
* 1994 Rees Jones restored Donald Ross’s original
layout
Emirates Golf Club Dubai,Emirates * Dubai Desert Classic (2004)
English Turn Golf & Country Club New Orleans, Louisiana * HP Classic of New Orleans
* Champion Steve Flesch
En-Joie Golf Club Endicott, New York * B.C. Open (2004)
* Champion Craig Stadler (2003)
Erinvale Golf Club Somerset West,Western Cape, South Africa * South African Airways Open (2004)
Fighting Joe Golf Course Muscle Shoals, Alabama * New Public Golf Course for the Robert Trent
Jones Trail
* Play begins September 1,2004
* 8,092 yards, one of the Longest in the USA
* Named after Fighting Joe Wheeler, a former
U.S. Representative from Alabama who died
in 1906 and was one of only two Confederate
Army Generals buried in Arlington National
Cemetery
Firestone Country Club Akron,Ohio * Established 1929 by Harvey Firestone
* The only course to hold 3 televised golf events
in one year
* Jack Nicklaus comeback in 1975 PGA Championship
after being down 5 strokes to Bruce Crampton,
winning his 4th PGA Championship
* 2000 World Golf Championship-NEC Invitational
where Tiger Woods hit the now famous “Shot in
the Dark” on the 18th hole
Firestone Country Club Akron,Ohio * WGC-NEC Invitational (2004)
* Champion Darren Clarke (2003)
Forest Oaks Country Club Greensboro,North Carolina * Chrysler Classic of Greensboro (2004)
* Champion Shigeki Maruyama (2003)
Foxwood Golf Club Baden, Ontario * Where the great Moe Norman spent most of his
days
Furnas Golf Course San Miguel, Azores * 1939 Mackenzie Ross designed the original
9 holes
* 1990 Designers Cameron Powell extended to 18
holes
* Course was recently rated by “The Pocket
Guide to golf Courses:Spain and Portugal”
as the joint best golf course in the whole
Spain and Portugal.
Garden City Golf Club Garden City,New York * Established 1898
Glen Abbey Golf Club Oakville, Ontario * Bell Canadian Open (2004)
* Champion Bob Tway (2003)
Glen Eagles Golf Course Twinsburg, Ohio * Site of the annual International Twin Golf
Tournament
* A unique two person (Twin) scramble
* Curtis Strange and his twin brother Allen
are forbidden from playing in this tournament
Golfclub Munchen Nord-Eichenried Munich,Germany * BMW International Open (2004)
Green Monkey Golf Course Sandy Lane, Barbados * Designed by Tom Fazio
* Opening in 2004
* Tiger Woods married Elin Nordegren at this
course October 5, 2004
Gut Lachenhof Cologne,Germany * Linde German Masters (2004)
Hans Merensky Estate Phalaborwa,South Africa * Golfers face more than the usual hazards of
flying balls and runaway carts.
* Bordering one of Africa’s largest game
reserve’s the 18 hole course features
antelope,crocodiles,giraffes,elephants,lions.
* Golfers must sign an indemnity form before they
play.
Harbour Town Golf Links Hilton Head Island, South Carolina * MCI Classic (2004)
* Champion Davis Love III (2003)
Hidden Valley Country Club Victoria, Australia * Designed by Steve Calhoun
* 18 Hole 6100 metre,par 72
* Features Australia’s most challenging 18th
hole Island green
Hong Kong Golf Club Hong Kong * Omega Hong Kong Open (2004)
Horizons Golf Resort Port Stevens,Australia * ANZ Championship (2004)
Houghton Golf Club Johannesburg,South Africa * Dunhill Championship (2004)
International Golf Club Bolton, Massachusetts * One of the World’s Longest Golf Courses
* Par 77
* 8325 yards
Inverness Club Toledo ,Ohio * 1903
* Designer; Donald Ross
* One of the most significant contributions that
Inverness Club has made to the game of golf
came not from the golf course,but from the
club house. It was during the 1920 National
Open Inverness became the first club anywhere
to open its club house to the golf pro.
In appreciation, the grateful professionals
presented Inverness with a huge catherdral
clock bearing the following inscription.
* “God measures men by what they are Not by
what they in wealth possess. This vibrant
message chimes afar The voice of Inverness”
Inverrary Country Club Lauderhill,Florida * Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr
* Once home to “Jackie Gleason’s Inverrary
Classic”
* 1972 Tom Weiskopf
* 1973 Lee Trevino
* 1974 Leonard Thompson
* 1975 Bob Murphy
* 1977 Jack Nicklaus
* 1978 Jack Nicklaus
* 1979 Larry Nelson
* 1980 Johnny Miller
Islesmere Golf Club Laval, Quebec * 1945 Montreal Open, won by Byron Nelson
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club Lijiang City, China * World’s longest golf course
* 8,450 yards
* Par 72
* 735 yard par 5
* 525 yard par 4
* 270 yard par 3
* 10,000 foot elevation
* Designed by Robin Nelson/Neil Haworth
Jumping Brook Country Club Neptune, New Jersey * Est. 1925
* Architect Willard Wilkinson
* In collaboration with A,W. Tillinghast 1925
* Restored by Ian Scott-Taylor 1999
* “The merit of any hole is not judged by it’s
length but,rather by it’s interest…it isn’t
how far but how good” A.W.Tillinghast
Kapalua (Plantation Course) Kapalua, Hawaii * Mercedes Championship
* 2003 Ernie Els Champion
* 2004 Stuart Appleby Champion
* 2005 Stuart Appleby Champion
* Designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore
La Costa Resort & Spa Carisbad,California * WGC-Accenture Match Play (2004)
La Dolce Vita Lake Garda,Italy * Located in Northern Italy
* Palazzo Arzaga, a 15th century monastery
converted to a five star Golf course
* Designed by Jack Nicklaus
LaCantera Golf Club San Antonio, Texas * Valero Texas Open (2004)
* Champion Tommy Armour III (2003)
Ladies Golf Club of Toronto Thornhill , Ontario *Established 1924
*Architect Stanley Thompson
*The only private Golf Club in North America
established by women for women.
Laguna National Golf & Country Club Singapore * Caltex Masters (2004)
Lahinch Golf Club Lahinch Co.Clare,Ireland * Established in 1892
* Founded by the Merchant Princes of Limerick
with the assistance of the Black Watch
regiment
* 1894 celebrated Scottish golfer Old Tom
Morris was invited to the course and
suggest improvements
* Often referred as the “St.Andrew’s of
Ireland”
Le Golf National Paris, France * Open de France (2004)
Le Manoir Richelieu Golf Club Resort La Malbie-Pointe-au-Pic , Quebec * Designer Herbert Strong
* 6,225 yards par 71
* Inaugurated in 1925 by U.S. President
William H. Taft
Le Meridien Moscow Country Club Moscow,Russia * BMW Russian Open (2004)
Loch Lomond Golf Club Glasgow, Scotland * The Barclays Scottish Open (2004)
Longaberger Golf Club Nashport, Ohio * Owned by the Longaberger Corp, makers of
handmade baskets
* Designed by Arthur Hills 1999
* Top 100 you can play, rated #34
Lookout Point Golf Club Fonthill, Ontario * Canadian Amateur golfer Marlene Stewart
Streit got her start at this course.
* November 2004, Marlene Stewart Streit will
become members of The World Golf Hall of
Fame along with Isao Aoki, Tom Kite,
Charlie Sifford.
Los Angeles Country Club Los Angeles,California * Founded in 1897
Marriot Forest of Arden Warwickshire,England * The Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters
(2004)
Meadows Farms Golf Course Locust Grove , Virginia * Home of the longest hole in the USA.
* 841 yards
* Par6
* Designer; Bill Ward Jr.
Medinah Country Club Medinah,Illinois * Founded 1927
* Architect;Tom Bendelow
* Course number #3
* 1930 Medinah Open
* 1935 Medinah Open
* 1937 Chicago Open
* 1939 Western Open
* 1946 Chicago Victory Open
* 1949 U.S. Open
* 1962 Western Open
* 1966 Western Open
* 1975 U.S. Open
* 1988 U.S. Senior Open
* 1990 U.S. Open
* 1999 PGA Championship
Medinah Country Club Medinah,Illinois * 39th Ryder Cup Matches (September 2012)
Merion Golf Club Philadelphia ,Pennsylvania * 1911 Designed by Hugh Wilson
* Hosted more National Tournaments than any
other courses
Mill Creek Golf Club Ostrander,Ohio * British Open champion Ben Curtis learned the
game here
* Built by his grandfather
* Bob, Curtis’s father is the superintendent
* 6,300 yards
Mirage Golf Club Terrebonne , Quebec * Architect Graham Cooke
* Golf Digest 4 stars
* Owned by Celine Dion and Rene Angelil
Mission HIlls Golf Resort Shenzen,China * Elite golfers boasting signature courses.
* Jack Nicklaus
* Nick Faldo
* Jumbo Ozaki
* Vijay Singh
* Ernie Els
* New course designed by Annika Sorenstam
* With four more course expected to open by year
end
* It will become the “Largest facility in the
world”
Montreux Golf & Country Club Reno,Nevada * Reno Tahoe Open (2004)
* Champion Kirk Triplett (2003)
Moon Golf Course On the Moon * 1971 First golf shot on the moon played by
Alan Shephard
Moscow City Golf Club Moscow, Russia * Created in 1987
* 9 Hole course
* The First Golf Course in Russia
Mount Juliet Estate Co.Kilkenny,Ireland * WGC-American Express Championship (2004)
* Champion Tiger Woods (2003)
Muirfield Golf Course East Lothian , Scotland * Home of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh
Golfers
* Founded in 1744
* Designed by Tom Morris
* 2002 Open won by Ernie Els
* Rated in the top 10
Muirfield Village Golf Club Dublin,Ohio * The Memorial Tournament (2004)
* Champion Kenny Perry (2003)
Nadi Airport Golf Club Viti Levu, Fiji * Vijay Singh’s first golf club
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa (Mystic Rock) Farmington, Pennsylvania * 84 Lumber Classic of Pennsylvania (2004)
* Champion J.L.Lewis (2003)
Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Course Niagara -on -the -Lake, Ontario * Founded 1875
* one of the oldest golf courses in North
America
* First International Tournament September 5,
1895
* Won by Charles B. Macdonald of the Chicago
Golf Club
Nine Bridges Golf Club Jeju Island, South Korea * Chi Chi Rodiguez called it the Taj Mahal of
golf
* Envisioned by Jay Lee, grandson of Samsung
founder
* First bent grass tees,fairways and greens in
Korea
* Designed by Ron Fream
* Par 72, 7,095 yards
* Opened August 2001 at $100 million
Norwood Hills Country Club St, Louis , Missouri * Founded 1920
* September 1936 first left handed tournament.
* PGA Championship 1948 won by Ben Hogan
Oakland Hills Country Club (South) Detroit , Michigan * Reference to the South course “the Monster”
* The Walk of Champions along side the first tee
features the names Jack Nicklaus,Arnold Palmer,
Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Ben Crenshaw
* Walter Hagen was the first club Professional
Oakland Hills Country Club (South) Detroit , Michigan * Ryder Cup (2004)
Ocean Trails Golf Club Los Angeles, California * Architect Pete Dye
* Located on the California coast
* June 2,1999 disaster struck hole number18.The fragile earth slid into the ocean.
* Opening for the course was scheduled July 16,1999,and is now postponed.
* When it will finally be finished it will be called “Trump National Golf Club”
Old Course St.Andrews Carnoustie & Kingbarns,Scotland * Dunhill Links Championship (2004)
Old Head Golf Links Kinsale,Co, Cork,Ireland * Score card lists “Hazard and cliff-edge warning
* Players are warned not to attempt to retrieve
balls from hazards at 2nd,3rd,4th,7th,12th,15th
16th,17th,18th holes
* Caution must be taken when playing from cliff-
edge tees.
* From the Black tees 7215 yards
* “from the aeons of time……..”
* Spectacular beyond belief.
Old Oaks Country Club Purchase, New York * Private Club
* Where they filmed Richard Benjamin in “Goodbye
Columbus”
Omni Tucson National Golf Resort Tucson,Arizona * Chrysler Classic of Tucson (2004)
* Frank Lickliter (2003)
Panther Creek Golf Course Sebring , Florida * Spring Lake Golf Resort
* Redesigned 2002
* Hole No#6 par 6, 800 yards
Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach , California * Officially opened in 1919
* Jack Nicklaus calls the greatest golf
course in the world
* Hosting Pebble beach National Pro Am
* Sheep were the club’s first greenskeepers.
Pebble Beach Golf links Pebble Beach, California * AT&T; Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (2004)
* Champion Davis Love III (2003)
Perth Links O’ Tay Golf & Country Club Perth, Ontario * Established 1890
* One of Canada’s oldest continually operating
golf course
Pezula Championship Course Knysna, South Africa * Home of the Women’s World Cup of Golf 2005,
2006,2007
* It reads on the score card “Ladies and
Gentlemen do not need rules”
PGA West La Quinta , California * Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (2004)
* Champion Mike Weir (2003)
Pine Lakes Country Club Myrtle Beach , South Carolina * “The Granddaddy”
* Hole # 1 dedicated to architect Robert White
“Father of the Grand Strand Golf”
* Hole # 10 dedicated to Gene Sarazen
* In 1954 a group of Time Life executives came
to Myrtle Beach to play and to plan a new
sports weekly magazine “Sports Illustrated”
Pine Valley Golf Club Pine Valley , New Jersey * 1912-1918
* Designed by George Crump and Harry S.Colt
* Rated Number 1 golf course in the world
by Golf Digest
Pine Valley Golf Club Pine Valley.New jersey * “The World’s Largest Bunker””
* 7th hole,585 yards
* Hell’s half acre…..
Point Grey Golf & Country Club Vancouver, BC * Founded 1922
* 1954 Canadian Open
* Won by Canadian Pat Fletcher,no Canadian has
ever won it since
* The movie “Happy Gilmore” starring Adam Sandler,
was filmed here
Prison View Golf Course Angola,Louisiana * Louisiana State Penitentiary Golf Course
* Opened in July 2003
* Designed by Dr.John Ory (Prison Dentist)
* Most famous gated community
* 5,108 inmates are serving life sentences
Pula Golf Club Majorca, Spain * Turespana Mallorca Classic (2004)
Punta Mita Golf Club Punta Mita,Mexico * Designed by Jack Nicklaus
* Boasts 19 holes and the world’s only natural
island green
* Hole 3B you drive (175 to 195 yards) across the
Pacific Ocean ,then in low tides walk over a
rocky pathway to putt. At high tide,a staff
member will shuttle you to the green in an
amphibious golf cart,or you can play the
alternate 3A.
Quail Hollow Club Charlotte, North Carolina * Wachovia Championship ( 2004)
* Champion David Toms (2003)
Real Club de Golf de Seville Seville,Spain * WGC-World Cup (2004)
Redstone Golf Club Humble,Texas * Designed by Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy
* Host of PGA Tour stop, Shell Houston Open.
* Director of Golf Dick Harmon
Redstone Golf Club Humble,Texas * Shell Houston Open (2004)
* Champion Fred Couples (2003)
Rich Harvest Links on Duffin’s Drain Sugar Grove, IL * On the score card it reads “Crowds have no
place there, and waiting between shots must
be almost unknown, for the membership is
Limited.”
Riviera Country Club Pacific Palisades,California * Founded 1926
* Architect George C. Thomas Jr.
* Par 71, 7222 yards
* Hole # 6 features a bunker in the centre of the
green.
Riviera Country Club Pacific Palisades,California * Nissan Open 2004
* Champion Mike Weir (2003)
Royal Links Golf Course Las Vegas , Nevada * Opened in 1998
* Designed by Pete Dye
* Golfer’s can play holes that pay
homage to the best holes of the British
open
* “Road Hole” from St, Andrews
* “Postage Stamp” from Royal Troon
* Plus other great links courses
* A champions wall listing American
champions of the open.
Royal Melbourne Golf Club Victoria, Australia * Heineken Classic (2004)
Royal Melbourne Golf Club Victoria , Australia * 1891 Founded
* 1894 Awarded The Victorian Golf Cup for
competition by amateur golfers
* 1898 The Austrian Golf Union was formed
* 1901 East Course designed by Alex Russell
* 1931 West Course dsigned by Alister
Mackenzie
* 1959 The Composite Course, 12 hole from the
West,6 holes from the East course
* 1998 Presidents cup was played
Royal Montreal Golf Club Montreal , Quebec * Founded in 1873
* The oldest golf club in North America.
* First Canadian Open held in 1904, won by
J.H.Oke winning $60.00.
* Past Canadian Opens:1975,1980,1997,2001
Royal Perth Golf Club Western Australia , Australia * 1895 Founded
* 1900 Nine hole course established with one
par 7 and 4 par 6
* 1908 New course on its present site.
* 1908 Red golf balls manitory
* 1914 First club house with sheep used specially
to keep grass at reasonable height
* par 72, 6036 metres (men) 5435 metres (Ladies)
* Major Amateur Tournaments have been played
here
* Built on 74 Acres of land
Royal Queensland Golf Club Queensland, Australia * Founded in 1920
* Royal Charter in 1927
* Original course designed by Carnegie Clark the
National Champion of the day.
* Dr. Alistair Mackenzie services were retained
in 1926.
* Hosted three Australian Open Championships
* Hosted four Australian Amateur Championships
* Home to the Australian PGA Championship
Royal Troon Golf Club Royal Troon,Scotland * British Open (2004)
* Ben Curtis (2003)
Royal Troon Golf Club Royal Troon,Scotland * The venue for the 2004 British Open
* Featuring the longest hole in the 144 year
old tournament’s history
* 6th hole , 601 yards par 5.
* 7,175 yard, par 71
Satsuki Golf Course Sano, Japan * According to the Guinness Book Of World Records
“The Longest Hole In the World”
* 964 Yards
* Par 7
Saucon Valley Country Club (Old Course) Bethlehem,Pennsylvania * Designed By Herbert Strong
* Built 1922
* Private Course ( Premier Layout)
* Formerly owned by Bethlehem Steel Corporation
* Top USGA and Amateur events
Saujana Golf Club Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia * Carlsberg Malaysian Open (2004)
Seigniory Club Montebello, Quebec * 1929 Designed by Stanley Thompson
* Prestigious private club until 1970 of the
elite of Quebec
* It is now called Fairmont Chateau Montebello
Resort, open year round for everyone.
Shadow Creek Golf Club Las Vegas, Nevada * Once owned by casino magnate Steve Wynn
* Private course for friends only.
* Now owned by Kirk Kerkorian
* To play the course you must stay at his
casinos. Round $500.00
* Designed by Thomas Fazio
* 7100 yard, par-72
Sherwood Country Club Thousand Oaks,California * Target World Challenge (2004)
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Southhampton,New York * 1891 opened as a 12 hole course
* Architect Willie Dunn Jr.
* 1895 18 hole course
* U.S ranked #5 best courses
* 1931 re-opened and designed by Toomey & Flynn
* “Supreme Test for championship golf in U.S.A.
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Southampton,New York * U.S. Open (2004)
* Champion Jim Furyk (2003)
Siwanoy Country Club Bronxville , New York * First PGA Championship 1916 played here.
* England’s Jim Barnes won the inaugural.
Spring Lake Golf Resort Sebring, Florida * Listed in Guinness Book of World Records
for the ” World’s Largest Green”
* Measuring 42,000 sq.ft.
* It is now being converted into the largest
18 hole putting course.
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach, California * Designed by Robert Trent Jones in 1966
* The names of each hole comes from Robert
Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island”
* Hosts the AT&T; Pebble Beach National
ProAm
* California State Amateur
St, Georges Golf & Country Club Toronto, Ontario * Designed by Stanley Thompson
* Rated No:1 in Canada
* Canadian Open played in 1968
St. Andrews Golf Club Yonkers , New York * First golf course in USA
* Created in year 1888
St. Andrews Links (Old Course) St. Andrews, Scotland * Year 1400
* “The home of golf”
* Golf was played here 100 years before
Columbus sailed to Ameica.
* 6933 yards.
* par 72
Tactu Golf Club Morococha,Peru * The World’s Highest Golf Course
* 14,335 fet above sea level
The Celtic Manor Resort City of Newport,Wales * The Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open (2004)
The Celtic Manor Resort Wales * 38th Ryder Cup Matches(September 2010)
The Country Club Brookline, Massachusetts * Established 1895
* 1999 site of the Ryder Cup
* Justin Leonard sinks a 45 foot putt to win
against Maria Olazabals
* U.S. premature celebration on the 17th
green
The Country Club of Mirasol Palm Beach, Florida * Mirasol which means “Look to The Sun”
* Designed by Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills
* Home of the PGA Honda Classic
The Country Club of Quebec Terrebonne,Quebec. * New $40 million dollar complex slated to open
2006
* Designed by Tom Fazio
* Venue for the 2006 Canadian Open
The Glades Golf Club Queensland, Australia * Designed by Greg Norman
* Owned by Ian Baker-Finch
* Par 72 6431 metres, 7000 yards
* Rated Number 8 in Australia’s Top 25 resort
golf courses.
The Gleneagles Hotel Perthshire,Scotland * Diageo Championship at Gleneagles (2004)
The Grand Queensland, Australia * Originally called Gilston Golf Club
* 1990 Designed by Greg Norman
* Investment of $30 million dollars by Japanese
owners
* Open for one day and closed for lack of funds.
* Course closed for 5 years
* 1996 taken over by an Australian Consortium
and redesigned by Greg Norman
* Now called The Grand one of Australia’s
leading courses.
The Greenbriar White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia * 1913 Established
* Architect Charles Blair Macdonald
* 1942 U.S. Army purchased the property for a
2000 bed hospital
* 1946 C&O; reacquired the property
* 1948 Sam Snead was the Golf Pro Emeritus
* 1950 U.S. Government once again needed the
property for an Emergency Relocation Centre
( a bunker or a bomb shelter)for use of the
U.S. Congress in case of war
* Ryder Cup and The Solheim Cup played here
* It is now a luxury resort
*
The K Club Dublin, Ireland * Smurfit European Open (2004)
The K Club Dublin, Ireland * The most expensive public golf course on the
east side of the Atlantic. $367.US a round
* 2006, site of the Ryder Cup
The Ocean Course Kiawah Island , South Carolina * Architect: Pete Dye
* 1991 Ryder Cup
* Probably no other course in the world outside
UK and Ireland is affected by wind.From one
round to the next , a player can experience
up to 8 club differences.
The Omaha Beach Golf Club Port-En-Bessin, France * Founded in 1985
* Designed by Yves Bureau
* Overlooking the D-Day beaches, where almost
10,000 Americans casualties are at rest
* Steven Spielberg’s movie “Saving Private Ryan”
was filmed on the golf course
The Ridgewood Country Club Paramus, New Jersey * Founded 1890
* Architect; A.W. Tillinghast
* 1935 Ryder Cup Matches
* 1938,1952,1985,2000 MGA Amateur Championship
* 1957 USGA Senior Amateur
* 1960,1994 MGA Amateur Championship
* 1974 U.S. Amateur Championship
* 1990 U.S. Senior Open Championship
* 2001 Senior PGA Championship
The Royal Melbourne Golf Club Victoria , Australia * Established 1891
* The oldest golf club in Australia
* The President’s Cup Played here in 1998.
The Stoke Park Club Buckinghamshire,Great Britain * Designed by Harry Colt 1908
* Two James Bond Movies filmed at the club
* James Bond teed it up against Goldfinger and
his lethal caddy “Oddjob” at Stoke Park
* Other movies played here. “Bridget Jones Diary”
starring Hugh Grant
The Toronto Golf Club Toronto, Ontario * Founded 1876
* Third oldest golf course in North America
* 1888 entrance fee $5.00,Annual Subscription
was $5.00, Number of members 35
* Architect H.S.Colt, new site 1911
* 125th anniversary celebrated 2001
Tiburon Golf Course Naples , Florida * Franklin Templeton Shootout (2004)
Tomson Golf Club Shanghai,China * BMW Asian Open (2004)
Top 10 Golf Courses Australia * #1 Royal Melbourne/Victoria
* #2 Kingston Heath/Victoria
* #3 New South Wales/NSW
* #4 Metropolitan/Victoria
* #5 Royal Adelaide/SA
* #6 The Lakes/NSW
* #7 The Australian/NSW
* #8 Victoria/Victoria
* #9 The National (Moonah) Victoria
* #10 The Golf Club Kennedy Bay/WA
Top 10 Golf Courses Canada * #1 St.George’s/Toronto,ON
* #2 Highland Links/Ingonish Beach,NS
* #3 Capilano/West Vancouver,BC
* #4 The National/Woodbridge,ON
* #5 Redtail Golf Course/St.Thomas,ON
* #6 Links at Crowbush Cove/Morell,PEI
* #7 Royal Montreal Blue/Ile Bizard,QC
* #8 The Lake Joseph/Port Carling,ON
* #9 Hamilton Country Club/Hamilton,ON
* #10 Beacon Hall/Aurora,ON
Top 10 Golf Courses United States * #1 Pine Valley Golf Club/Pine Valley,NJ
* #2 Cypress Point/Pebble Beach,CA
* #3 Pebble Beach Golf Links/Pebble Beach,CA
* #4 Augusta National/Augusta,GA
* #5 Shinnecock Hills/South Hampton,NY
* #6 Pinehurst No 2/Pinehurst,NC
* #7 Merion East Course/Ardmore,PA
* #8 Sand Hills/Mullen,NE
* #9 Oakmont Country Club/Oakmont,PA
* #10 Seminole Golf Club/North Palm Beach,FL
Torrey Pines Golf Course San Diego,California * Buick Invitational (2004)
* Champion Tiger Woods (2003)
TPC at Deere Run Silvis, Illinois * John Deere Classic (2004)
* Champion Vijay Singh (2003)
TPC at Four Seasons Irving,Texas * EDS Byron Nelson Championship (2004)
* Champion Vijay Singh (2003)
TPC at River Highlands Cromwell,Connecticut * Buick Championship (2004)
TPC at Sawgrass Ponte Vedra Beach , Florida * Architect Pete Dye
* Year 1974
* Home of ” The Players Championship ”
* Famous No:17 Island green
* 132 yards
* It wasn’t intended to be an island green due
to the amount of good sand that was needed
for the course. The removal of the sand
created a gaping hole,thus the idea of an
island green.
TPC at Sawgrass Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida * The Players Championship (2004)
* Champion Davis Love III (2003)
TPC at Southwind Memphis,TN * FedEx St.Jude Classic (2004)
* Champion David Toms (2003)
TPC of Avenel Potomac,Maryland * Booz Allen Classic (2004)
* Champion Rory Sabbatini (2003)
TPC of Boston Norton, Massachusetts * Deutsche Bank Championship (2004)
* Champion Adam Scott (2003)
TPC of Europe Golf Club St Leon-Rot Heidelberg,Germany * Deutsche Bank-SAP Open (2004)
TPC of Scottsdale Scottsdale, Arizona * FBR Open (2004)
* Champion Vijay Singh (2003)
TPC of Sugarloaf Duluth,Georgia * Bell South Classic (2004)
* Champion Ben Crane (2003)
Tralee Golf Club Tralee,Co Kerry, Ireland * Opened 1984
* First European Golf Course designed by Arnold
Palmer
* The beach running alongside the second hole
was used in filming scenes in the movie
Ryan’s Daughter (Oscar winner)
* The narrow neck of water beside the 15th tee
is where Sir Roger Casement landed from a
German Submarine on Good Friday 1916. He was
arrested and hanged a short time later.
Trilogy Golf Club La Quinta , California * The Skins Games (2004)
Turquoise Hills Golf Centre Benson,Arizona * Arizona’s only triple green
* Par 58
* A 9 hole minature golf course for the kids.
* Home of “The Triple Green Cafe”
Turquoise Valley Golf & RV Naco,Arizona * Arizona’s oldest continuously-run golf course.
* Home of the 747 yard,par6 “Rattler”
* Founded in 1908 as the Warren District Country
Club to serve “The Queen of the Mining Camps”
Bisbee,Arizona
* “Longest Golf Hole West of the Mississippi”
* www.turquoisevalley.com
Valhalla Golf Club Lousiville, Kentucky * 37th Ryder Cup Matches (September 2008)
Waialae Country Club Honolulu, Hawaii * Sony Open
* 2003 Ernie Els Champion
* 2004 Ernie Els Champion
* 2005 Vijay Singh Champion
Waialae Country Club Honolulu,Hawaii * 1982 Hawaiian Open won by Wayne Levi
* He won the event playing with a Wilson Pro
Staff Optic “Orange Ball”
Walt Disney World Resort (Magnolia/Palm Course) Lake Buena Vista,Florida * Funai Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort
(2004)
* Champion Vijay Singh (2003)
Wannamoisett Country Club Rumford,Rhode Island * Established 1898
Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club Grand Blanc, Michigan * Buick Open (2004)
* Champion Jim Furyk (2003)
Waterway Hills Golf Course Myrtle Beach , South Carolina * Signature course designed by Robert Trent Jones.
* An enclosed gondola transports you direct to the club house.
Wentworth Club Surrey, England * Volvo PGA Championship (2004)
Wentworth Club Surrey, England * HSBC World Match Play Championship (2004)
Westchester Country Club Harrison,New york * Buick Classic (2004)
* Champion Jonathan Kaye (2003)
Westin Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead) Palm Harbor, Florida * Chrysler Championship (2004)
* Champion Retief Goosen (2003)
Weston Golf & Country Club Toronto, Ontario * Founded 1909
* Designed by Willie Park Junior
* Canadian Open held in 1955
* Arnold Palmer’s first tour victory 1955
Whistling Straits (Straits Course) Kohler,Wisconsin * PGA Championship (2004)
* Champion Shaun Micheel (2003)
Whistling Straits(Straits Course) Kohler, Wisconsin * Longest course in a major championship at
7,514 yards
* Par 4’s at 500 yards
* Par 5’s over 569 yards
* 1000 Bunkers
Wyndham (W.A.) Golf Club Australia * At the top of the score card it reads….
* “Note: Ball must be teed up on all Fairways”
Yellowknife Golf Course Yellowknife , N.W.T. * Yellowknife Midnight Classic Tournament.
* Tee off starts at midnight till six in the
morning.
* The fairways are sand, the greens are
artificial carpet.

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