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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)
Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, NJ Initiation fee: $450,000-$500,000; Annual dues: $29,000. Across from Manhattan, it has a marina and private vessel for its 200 members. It cost $250 million to build, making it the most expensive golf course ever built.
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 .
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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.
Top 10 Golf Courses Pine Valley Golf Club . Clementon, New Jersey. Cypress Point Club . Pebble Beach, California. Muirfield Village Golf Club. Gullane, Scotland, United Kingdom. St. Andrews (Old Course) Pebble Beach Golf Links . Pebble Beach, California. Royal Melbourne Golf Club . Shinnecock Hills Golf Club . Augusta National Golf Club .
Official World Golf Rankings
|1||D. Johnson Dustin Johnson||usa|
|2||J. Rahm Jon Rahm||esp|
|3||J. Thomas Justin Thomas||usa|
|4||R. McIlroy Rory McIlroy||nir|
Included in the membership are Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates , former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and billionaire Warren Buffett.
According to Bloomberg, the Masters is owned by Augusta National , Inc. (dba Masters Golf Tournament) — a private company that was founded in 1932 and operates as a golf club and conducts golf tournaments.
Sure, joining a golf course may save you money but for many serious golfers it constitutes so much more. Joining a golf course is like an admission to yourself that you want to make a further commitment in the game. A golf membership is also needed to get a handicap or play in tournaments.
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.