If you are a golf enthusiast, you may have already played on some of the best courses—but, if not, these should be on your bucket list! The top seven are: Pine Valley, Pebble Beach, Muirfield Village, St. Andrews, Shinnecock Hills, Augusta National, and Sebonack. Take a look at what you’re missing at the best golf courses in the world!

Pine Valley

Located in Pine Valley, New Jersey, this is a private golf course and has been ranked number one in the top 100 in Golf Magazine and Golf Digest. This course has the reputation of being the most difficult in the world. Every hole is considered a work of genius. It hosts the annual Crump Cup tournament.

Pebble Beach Golf Links

Pebble Beach is located in California and considered to be a dream course and may be the most well-known in the states. The views of the rocky shore are magnificent. It has nine par three holes and has won many awards.

Muirfield Village

Located in Scotland, this masterpiece is home to the world’s oldest golfing society. Muirfield Village is an exceptionally demanding course. There are 11 holes where water can be a hazard with 71 bunkers.

St. Andrews

This is undoubtedly the most famous and oldest course in the world. Also located in Scotland, St. Andrews Old Course is near the stormy North Sea sand dunes. It’s where many believe the sport was first played in the 15th century and became the standard for 18 holes.

Shinnecock Hills

Southampton, New York is the home of this prestigious golf club. Shinnecock Hills was the first clubhouse built in the U.S. This private course can be very challenging and windy, but the rolling hills of Long Island make this course enjoyable.

Augusta National

There’s nothing like playing at the Masters Tournament! The Augusta National, located in Georgia, continues to be one of the top golf courses due to its architecture and layout, and has hosted the Masters since 1934.


Another Southampton course to make the list is Sebonack. The membership is very expensive, but is worth it to play on this challenging, classic and exceptional course.