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Top 5 most Prestigious Golf Courses in the World

Golf is one of the world’s most popular sports, and people travel all over the world to play on specific courses of varying terrain, each with its own specific challenges and attributes. It is estimated that there are more than 31,000 golf courses dotted all over the world, giving plenty of opportunities to play whilst you travel.


National Golf Links of America, Southampton, New York

The National Golf Links of America was founded in 1908 and covers 253 acres of Peconic Bay in the town of Southampton, New York.

The course was designed under the leadership of Charles B. Macdonald and aims to incorporate many of the qualities of the top golf courses in the United Kingdom. Amongst others, there are recreations of the Road Hole from The Old Course at St Andrews, Scotland and Redan from North Berwick Golf Club, also in Scotland.


The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Melbourne

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The Royal Melbourne Golf Club—widely recognised as the most prestigious golf course in Australia—was founded in 1891, making it the oldest in the country.

The golf club incorporates two 18-hole courses, a 200 metre driving range, short game practice areas and a world class Clubhouse where members and visitors can dine, drink and relax.


The Old Course, St Andrews Links, Scotland

This list simply wouldn’t be complete without including The Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland. It is the oldest and most iconic course in the world and is recognised as the place where the modern game of golf was invented.

The Old Course is a stunning links course with panoramic views out to sea. The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker within the course are instantly identifiable with golf fans around the globe, and The Old Course Hotel that overlooks both the golf course and the sea is the ultimate in 5-star luxury.


Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore

Sentosa Golf Club is Singapore’s most exclusive venue for golf and has two of the toughest and most scenic courses in the country – Tanjong and Serapong. Panoramic views from both courses look out over Singapore Harbour and the waters of the South China Sea as you move through the holes.

Sentosa Golf Club is the location of the Singapore Open, which attracts top golfers from all over the world to compete to win Asia’s largest open championship.


Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai

The European Tour ‘DP World Tour Championship’ has just taken place at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, further proving Dubai to be a major player in terms of world golf.

Jumeirah Golf Estates is considered to be one of the world’s most respected and exclusive residential golf estates. It features a number of individually designed homes, a modern 131,00 square foot clubhouse and two 18-hole championship courses – Fire and Earth.


Getting there

Each of the golf courses listed above – plus thousands more – are easily accessible by chartering a private jet with Chapman Freeborn. Contact us today for more information and to obtain a personalised quote for your travel dates and route.



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