I have always been fascinated by extreme sports. I don’t know if it’s the adrenaline rush, or just the fact that they are so alien, but extreme sports fascinate me.
Golf is an extreme sport and has a whole host of challenges for the golfer.
Thus I have chosen to create a blog about the five most extreme golf courses in the world along with pictures.
I will be covering all types of golf – from links to desert to links. I will also be covering links, desert, and links/desert courses in one post.
The five most extreme golf courses in the world: 1) Royal Caribbean International Golf Course – The Links at Royal Caribbean International Golf Course (pictured above) – This course is considered one of the most difficult courses in the world and is made up entirely of sand bunkers and long holes. It’s a must play course for any serious golfer looking for some serious challenge. 2) Ocean Club International Golf Course- The Links at Ocean Club International Golf Course – This course is one of the most challenging on this list with major elevation changes and extremely tight fairways. The pros have called it one of their toughest courses to play on tour as well as one of their favorite courses they’ve played on tour.
This post is about five of the most extreme golf courses in the world. No one can argue that golf has grown over the years and we’ve become more sophisticated. As a result, most of our courses are designed to please the masses and make them happy. In fact, our memberships have doubled in recent years which means that there are more people now playing golf than ever before, so I guess you could say we’re all enjoying the same course.
But, as you’ll see below, there’s a select few of us who love these courses more than others. And no one, and I mean no one, can argue that these courses don’t represent a portion of our psyche. When we think of some of the most extreme courses on this planet, they don’t come to mind as quickly. However, let’s take a look at some –
The Vijay Singh-designed golf course at Liberty National in New Jersey is known as “the cathedral.” It’s not just because it looks amazing but because it is incredible to play on. In fact, it’s almost hard to believe that you aren’t playing inside a cathedral – with its gorgeous stained glass windows and its ornate design. The course is so steeply banked that even though you’re on a
Big Shot Golf is a blog about the most extreme golf courses in the world. Each course is rated on a scale of one to ten. The more extreme, the more expensive and exclusive the course.
This list covers some of the most extreme golf courses in the world.
[The Palmilla Golf Club] is unique in the sense that it has a driving range, putting greens and sand bunkers all on one piece of land. The course is a par 71, and was designed by architect David McLarty.
It was particularly requested by the club’s members to have a driving range since they said they didn’t have enough space for an actual golf course, so this is probably the solution.
The Palmilla Golf Club is located in the town of Palmilla, Spain and can be reached from Bilbao by bus or train.
Palmilla is located in the Basque Country region of Spain and can be reached by bus and train from Bilbao.
The big-shot golfers don’t enjoy the game. They’re not playing for fun. They are playing for money. And they’re playing a game that is so difficult and so demanding that it’s virtually impossible to win without cheating and by taking almost literally all the risks.
The rewards, on the other hand, are all too predictable. The people who design these courses are, in turn, professionally rewarded – with more money than they can spend in ten lifetimes.
The top professional golfers are often the ones who have put themselves through the hardest training, with the hardest course and the most stringent physical demands. The best golfers in the world are often the ones who have gone to the most extreme lengths to shave a few yards off their drives. That’s why you see so many stories about Tiger Woods and his trainer, Sean Foley.
They’re not training for nothing. Professional golf is a sport of small margins, and in recent years that margin has been narrowing. If Tiger Woods wins another major championship, he will be putting himself in line to break Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 majors. He’s already halfway there; but if he comes up short again next year it will be hard for him to get back in contention before his career is over. He needs every edge he can get.
It is easy to get sucked into the excitement of a golf course as you approach it. It’s a place where you can go to feel the wind in your face, see how long you can hit a ball without it being carried off, and play where the grass grows like fire.
But what is the real fun in golf, at least for me? It’s all about the big shots. The big shots are golf courses that have been designed to put you in championship contention, or at least make you feel like one. It doesn’t matter if you lose or win; it matters if you are feeling good about yourself when you leave.
I love playing at courses that challenge your skills and ability to play golf at top level but still have a little fun at the same time. A course has to be challenging enough that if I don’t perform, I think I am going to be very disappointed even though I know it doesn’t matter as much as how I felt while playing. The big shots are where I want to be; they’re why we play golf.”