Golf has always been one of the most popular sports worldwide. That’s why many golf course architects are constantly trying to create breathtaking and unique golf courses designs. If you are looking for more than the average golf course with 9 or 18 holes, check out these unique and amazing golf courses that are guaranteed to leave a long lasting impression on you.
Green Monkey Golf Course, Barbados
This golf course, located in the Sandly Lane Resort in Barbados was designed by famous world architect Tom Fazio. The course has 90 feet high walls that have been carved out of limestone quarry. While playing a game of golf, you can take some time to appreciate the mesmerizing view of the Caribbean sea. This 18-hole golf course features a grass bunker in the shape of a monkey, which is as a matter of fact the mascot of Barbados. It’s worth of mentioning that only the guests of the resort are allowed to play on this ultra-exclusive 72 par, 7,343-yard golf course.
Nirwana Golf club, Bali (Asia)
If you plan to visit Bali any time soon, don’t forget to pay a visit to the Nirwana Bali golf Club, too. The Balinese rice paddies surround this breathtaking golf course which is set just along the coast. This 18-hole course features eight holes that are integrated in the rice fields, five holes that are on the side of the ocean and three cliff-to-cliff tee shots. As portrayed in the picture, there’s a hole surrounding the Hindu temple: Tanah Lot Temple that is located in the popular tourist town of Tabanan.
The Coeur D’Alene Resort, Idaho
In order to reach the famous floating hole of the Coeur d’Alene Resort you”ll have to take a ride with a wooden boat. Not many golf players are lucky enough to play golf on the floating green, and reach the floating hole, namely the 14th hole because it’s unique; you won’t find another floating green anywhere else but here, on the lakeshore of Lake Coeur d’Alene in Idaho.
St Andrews Old Course, Scotland (Europe)
St Andrews is one of the oldest golf course in this planet. Located in Fife, Scotland, the Old Course has a special link with the earth. The scenery inspire respect to nature and the sport. The first written papers stating the golf course came back straight back from 1552. The golf course has been reconfigured multiple times until the current configuration with seven double holes. (played twice, in and out) A “new course” has been built near the old course in 1895 by the Keeper of the Green, Tom Morris.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club, United Arab Emirates
Peter Harradine has created an unique golf course that covers over 7,600 yards and feature 27 holes. The Arabian desert is the perfect place for this large and complex 27-hole golf course. Regardless of your skill level, you will have one of the most luxurious golf resort experiences ever. The Abu Dhabi Golf Club’s leisure facilities include a relaxing room with a plunge pool, a state-of-the-art gymnasium and many other things as well.
Santapazienza, Brazil (South America)
This golf course in a pretty recent one, created in 2015. It is designed by Tom & Logan Fazio. The golf course is a par 72 and a standard 18 holes. It stands out with the water features and the changes in elevation that are sometimes really steep. The views from the golf course are impressive. The main problem is, if you are no a member, this is an invitation only golf course.