Favorite Courses of PGA and World Golf Hall of Fame Inductees

Links Golf Course is a blog dedicated to the favorite courses of PGA and World Golf Hall of Fame Inductees. Join us as we interview the world’s best golfers about how they play their favorite courses, what advice they have for golfers who want to play their favorite courses, and if they have any tips for making sure your day on the links goes smoothly.

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Welcome to a comprehensive list of favorite golf courses of PGA and World Golf Hall of Fame Inductees. This site includes a full listing of inductees and their career records, major tournament achievements, and favorite courses.

If you are looking for a particular golfer’s career record or favorite course, you can use the search function at the bottom of this post. If you are interested in a full listing of all the inductees, scroll down and start reading over 900 bios!

The players on the PGA Tour have the opportunity to play on some of the world’s finest golf courses. Often they will express their love for a particular course and sometimes they will make a comment that it is their favorite golf course. In this blog I would like to explore what courses are the favorite among the players who compete on the PGA Tour.

I will start by looking at courses which were regularly played on during the career of a Hall of Famer or at least a player who was eligible for induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame. The list below is not exhaustive and if people want to suggest other players then I will be happy to add them to my list.

Phil Mickelson – Augusta National, Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill

Tiger Woods – Augusta National, Sherwood Country Club, Riviera Country Club

Payne Stewart – Pinehurst No. 2, Whispering Pines Golf Club (Texas)

Arnold Palmer – Bay Hill Club and Lodge, Latrobe Country Club (Pennsylvania), Oakmont Country Club (Pennsylvania)

Jack Nicklaus – Muirfield Village Golf Club (Ohio), North Palm Beach Country Club, PGA National Resort & Spa (Florida), Bear’s Club (Florida)

Gary Player –

The PGA Tour has been around since 1929, and the World Golf Hall of Fame since 1974. Over the years, many great golfers have played on the PGA Tour, and in those years many great golf courses were built. Since 1929, we’ve seen over 100 players inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Each year, a limited number of players are inducted. In this blog post, I will present a list of favorite courses from all of the inductees into the Hall of Fame.

I got this data from a variety of sources. Some major tournaments were held at these courses (The Masters, US Open, PGA Championship) so some players have played them. Some players have visited these courses for charity events and other tournaments that had limited fields (such as The Memorial). I also used interviews with current players to find out what their favorite courses are. I hope you enjoy!

The links at St. Andrews are the most famous on the planet. They have played host to more Open Championships than any other course in the world and some of golf’s greatest champions have won here, including Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. The Old Course is also considered by many to be the most challenging links course in the world.

The Old Course is a par 72 and measures 7,279 yards from the back tees for a rating of 73.8 and a slope of 133. The course first opened for play in 1457, but it wasn’t until 1764 that 22 holes were combined into an 18 hole layout that we still play today.

Links Golf. The ‘Links’ term is a throwback to the original golf courses that were built in the sand dunes along the coast of Scotland. These golf courses are typically built on seaside terrain consisting of hard pan, sandy soil, tall grasses and gorse bushes. The golf ball will roll a lot further on these hard packed surfaces which means that you can employ different shotmaking techniques and strategies than you would at other types of courses such as resort courses or desert courses. Links courses are true testaments to the skill level of any golfer and they can also be quite challenging to walk since there are often no trees or shade to protect you from the elements. Some people prefer riding in carts while others like to walk so that they really feel like they are part of the course and enjoying it in its original form.

Links courses are typically tricky due to the windy conditions and can take a lot out of you if you do decide to walk them. A few clubs might come in handy when walking these links style golf courses – particularly a heavy driver for when the winds are against you on certain holes and a good pair of sunglasses as well as a hat for those sunny days when there is little cloud cover from the sun’s rays beating down on your head.

Links golf course is a type of golf course, built on the coast, with few trees and predominantly sandy terrain. Links courses are contrasted with parkland courses, which have similar grasses but are situated in more wooded areas. The term links comes from the Scots language, meaning “rising ground”, “ridge” or “ridges”, and refers to coastal sand dunes. The word has been in use since at least the 16th century. In Scotland, the term links was historically applied to any open space used for recreational purposes.

The first written record of a links golf course is from 1672, when James Gordon purchased land around St Andrews to establish a course where he could practice putting (the game did not yet involve hitting balls into holes using sticks).

The popularity of golf led to an increase in courses in the 19th century, many of which were laid out on former linksland. Many of these new courses were designed by professional golfers who had previously worked as greenkeepers at other clubs. Initially they were intended for members only but gradually became accessible to non-members as well.

There are now thousands of links courses around the world, including many famous ones:

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