Without doubt, golf has managed to acquire some of the world's very best real estate. From breathtaking mountain tops at Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland to the picturesque coastline that frames California's Pebble Beach, golf has managed to secure some plenty of locations that'll make you simply go Wow.
We here at Your Golf Travel love nothing more than a strong golfing backdrop for phones, desktops, wallpapers, the lot. We’ve put together a list of simply sensational golf courses that are sure to inspire and bring out the best photographer in you if you’re lucky enough to play such an incredible layout.
This rocky outcrop in Norway is home to one of the world's most unique golf courses. Located within sighting distance of The Northern Lights, Lofoten provides a unique golfing experience that will top many bucket lists. While many will be able to tell you tales of their great trips to The Algarve, you'd be hard pushed to find many that have found this less-than-trodden golfing path. Golfers who reach this visual masterpiece can expect the likes of luxury Lodge accommodation, 24-hour golf and a very full memory card on their phone and camera courtesy of the views which accost each and every hole.
Not a huge surprise that the Land of the Long White Cloud might appear on a list of WOW Golf. Those seeking a golfing paradise in the North Island are sure to find something sensational at Cape Kidnappers. The Tom Doak design is not only one of the world’s most photographed golf courses but it is also home to a Gannett nature reserve and a luxury hotel befitting of the five-star experience that Wall Street mogul, Julian Robertson created in 2004. Whether it is traversing along the cliff “fingers” on the course or relaxing at the lodge, a visit here is sure to live long in the memory.
When it comes to cliff-top golf courses, many will get the accolade of the "Pebble Beach of...", the reality is that Pinnacle Point could easily lay the claim that "Pebble Beach is the Californian version of Pinnacle Point", such is the views and design mastery that befits this stunning layout. With dramatic carries over the Indian Ocean and no less than 7 holes that skirt the edge of the Ocean, golfers are left with a breathtaking golfing experience that few could ever match or see anywhere else in the world. Located within South Africa's stunning Garden Route, a trip to this golfing wonder is sure to be a highlight within a trip to this amazing destination.
Golf + Speed boat = WOW golf. Golfers heading to the picturesque island of Mauritius can expect a wide variety of breathtaking terrains but it is the amazing island layout, designed by 2-time Masters winner, Bernhard Langer, that really catches the eye. This one-off golfing masterpiece requires guile off the tee and strategic golf to have any chance of playing to your handicap here. With many returning here year-after-year, it is no surprise that the reputation of this course has developed and grown to achieve international acclaim.
Pete Dye's creation in The Dominican Republic is one that not only is surely one of the best names for a golf course ever but also provides a test that sees it ranked amongst the very best golf course in The Caribbean and 27th in the World. These credentials are matched by a visible wonder that incorporates par-3's over the sea and a stunning closing stretch that is likely to pose a chance of ruining any scorecard for those skirting close to the water.