More and more golf courses are being built around the world, which means if you enjoy playing golf and travelling, there are so many great places to explore. For those putting together a bucket list of destinations, here are three places that should be on your radar.
Cypress Point Golf Club
Cypress Point Golf Club is one of the finest golfing destinations in the world. Situated in Pebble Beach, California, the 18-hole course is situated along the Pacific Ocean, which provides some breathtaking views, particularly with holes 15, 16 and 17. The par-three 16 is actually played over the ocean and is arguably the most unique hole anywhere in golf.
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If you are making a trip to Cypress Point, the best place to stay is in San Jose, which is just a short drive away from the golf course, as the nightlife and entertainment is thriving in the city. One of the hotspots there is the Casino M8trix. If you want to practice playing casino games before your trip, many sites including online pokies offer new-user bonuses that mean you can have a go without having to use your own money.
St Andrews (Old Course)
The Old Course at St Andrews in Fife, Scotland is the oldest golf course in the world and known to many as where the sport was born. The links course is one of a number of venues in the UK which has hosted the Open Championship, with the most recent being in 2015 when American golfer Zach Johnson came out on top in a three-way play-off with Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman.
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There are a number of major cities you can choose to stay in for your trip to St Andrews including Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh. The latter is the one which is advised, as it is Scotland's capital and there will be lots to do when you are not playing golf. The nature parks in Edinburgh are very popular, especially if you enjoy walking. Arthur’s Seat will provide you with a great view of the city and is a must if you stay in the city.
Pine Valley Golf Club
Pine Valley Golf Club is situated in the state of New Jersey in the United States. The course is one of the toughest anywhere in the world, and has a number of par-fives and par-threes if you enjoy those challenges. The course is kept in immaculate condition and was used for Walker Cup in 1936 and 1985.
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The nearest airport to Pine Valley Golf Club is Philadelphia International Airport. If you have never been to New York City before, though, this would be an excellent opportunity to work it into your trip. The city that never sleeps is only a short drive, train journey or flight away from Philadelphia. Depending on the time of the year, you also may have the opportunity to see some NFL at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, which hosted Super Bowl 48. It is the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets, therefore you have a good chance to see one of those teams during the Regular Season.
If you are looking to book one of the above destinations, plan your trip well. The sooner you book a package deal, the cheaper it is likely to be and therefore you will have more to use on spending money.