Golf365 Gallery: The world’s most beautiful golf holes
From the frosty Swiss Alps to the sun-kissed Bahamas, we feature some of the most impressive golf holes around the globe.
Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland, seventh hole
The combination of lush green fairways and dramatic snow-capped Alpine vistas easily make Crans-sur-Sierre one of the world’s most stunning courses, and the seventh hole offers the most dramatic panoramic view of them all.
Doonbeg Golf Club, Ireland, first hole
Gorgeous windswept views of the Atlantic Ocean serve as the backdrop to the opening hole at Doonbeg Golf Club, a downhill par five with a green surrounded on three sides by large dunes.
Pebble Beach Golf Links, California, seventh hole
A tiny green surrounded by waves crashing in from the Pacific Ocean, the seventh hole at Pebble Beach is rightly considered a work of art.
Blue Canyon Country Club, Thailand, 13th hole
It’s the forest running right along the left of the fairway that makes this hole at the Blue Canyon Country Club in Thailand so enticing.
Cypress Point Club, California, 16th hole
This par-3 at Cypress Point Club in California features a 200-yard carry over the stormy Pacific Ocean to a green surrounded by bunkers. Enough said.
Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland, 17th hole
The toughest hole the “home of golf” St Andrews has to offer, the clubhouse in the background serves as a reminder of the respite that awaits once you’ve contended with the narrow 17th green and the fiendish pot bunker that guards it.
The Abaco Club, Bahamas
With the gorgeous deep-blue waters of Winding Bay running along the left side of this drivable par four at The Abaco Club in the Bahamas, it’s easy to forget about the task at hand.
Saujana Golf & Country Club, Malaysia, second hole
This hole overlooks a jungle-filled valley and plays to a three-tiered green surrounded by bunkers. Tropical golf at its finest.
Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia, 12th hole
Frequently voted the most beautiful par three in golf, this hole showcases the best of Augusta, legendary home of the Masters.
Gary Player Country Club, South Africa, ninth hole
Deep in the heart of the African bush, Gary Player has created a marvelous oasis in the form of this long par-five with its island green.
Turnberry Golf Club, Scotland, ninth hole
Waves breaking on an imposing rocky shore and a famous lighthouse watching over it all, this hole at Turnberry in Scotland offers a raw beauty that few in the world can match.
Anahita Golf Club, Mauritius, ninth hole
The stunning views on offer when you’re playing the ninth at Mauritius’ Anahita Golf Club make it impossible to forget you’re on a tropical island in the Indian Ocean.
Injury rules Open champion Cameron Smith out of BMW Championship
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