About. There are 31 golf clubs affiliated to the Cornwall Golf Union, which was founded in 1901. The oldest golf club in the county is West Cornwall at Lelant, dating back to 1889. St Enodoc, Newquay and Bude and North Cornwall were all inaugurated soon after.
1  ROYAL COUNTY DOWN G.C. (CHAMPIONSHIP) Newcastle, Northern Ireland. 2  TARA ITI G.C. Mangawhai, New Zealand. 3  MUIRFIELD. Gullane, Scotland. 4  ROYAL DORNOCH G.C. (CHAMPIONSHIP) Scotland. 5  ROYAL MELBOURNE G.C. (WEST) 6  THE OLD COURSE AT ST. 7  MORFONTAINE G.C. 8  ROYAL PORTRUSH G.C. (DUNLUCE)
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image captionWestray, the home of the 738-yard hole , has a population of just under 600. A golf course on a small Scottish island claims to be the home of the longest hole in the UK .
Augusta National Golf Club: 12th Hole Famed golfer Jack Nicklaus doesn’t just think the 12th hole is the hardest at Augusta National , but he also thinks the 155-yard par 3 may be the hardest hole in tournament golf. Also referred to as “Golden Bell,” the hole is the shortest on the course.
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The USGA guidelines are such that any hole 691 yards and longer from the back tees or 591 and longer from the ladies’ tees can be considered a par 6 . “You have to design it so it’s not something golfers dread,” said Bill Ward Jr., designer of Meadow Farm’s longest hole , as well as a couple of other par 6 holes .
Mike Austin holds the world record for the longest drive in professional play, driving 515 yards at the Winterwood Golf Course in Las Vegas , Nevada, in 1974, blasting it 65 yards past the flag on the par-4 fifth. His golf swing, known as The Mike Austin Swing, is practiced and taught by current golf professionals.