Ultimate Golf Bucket List: 72 Holes to Play Before You Die


When it comes to monumental sports accomplishments, nothing could be better than mapping out the best golf holes in the world to play at least once in your life. Regardless if you prefer parkland courses, links-style tracks or diamonds in the desert, we have compiled the ultimate list of golf holes that any true golf fan should have on their bucket list.

What criteria did we use to build our list? Simple: we pretended we had exclusive membership rights to every course and money was no object. The world was our proverbial canvas with this effort, and we left no stone unturned in our quest to build the ultimate list.

Did we leave any of your favorite golf holes off the list? Be sure to tell us your dream list in the comment section below.

The Belfrey, No. 10, Brabazon Course

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As one of the best courses in the United Kingdom, The Belfrey is a must-visit for any fan of the game. The Ryder Cup has bee hosted at this course multiple times — most recently in 2002 — and hole no. 10 is always a critical test for both teams. Playing at only 311 yards from the back tees, this little bugger will test your accuracy and courage right from the start.

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St. Andrews, No. 17, The Old Course

Famously known as the “Road Hole,” the 17th at the world famous St. Andrews Old Course gets its name from the stone road that wraps around the green. Many Open Championships have been held at the Home of Golf, and many Claret Jugs have been lost (and won) on this monumental par-4. Even if you are able to carry your drive some 200 yards over a group of small sheds near the tee, you’ll be faced with one of the toughest approach shots in the world on your next swing.

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Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, No. 14, Dubsdread

Admittedly my favorite course on the planet, hole no. 14 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club is also one of the toughest par-3s you’ll ever play. Massive bunkers surround a slightly elevated green that rests some 215-yards from the back tees while gusting winds from your right abuse your golf ball in mid-flight. Throw in the fact that the entire hole is built on the side of a hill and you’ve got a recipe for a bogey.

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TPC Sawgrass, No. 17

Home to the PGA TOUR’s Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass is one of the toughest courses in the United States. The signature hole on this Pete Dye-designed beauty is hole no. 17 — the famous par-3 island green. Some of the game’s greatest talents have deposited a golf ball (or two) into the lake surround this green, so you’ll be in good company if you do the same.

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Old Head Golf Links, No. 4

Located in the heart of Kinsale, Ireland, hole no. 4 at Old Head Golf Links is a spectacular 407-yard par-4 that is well worth the price of airfare to play it. Carved out of the side of a cliff overhanging the Celtic Sea and punctuated by a gorgeous lighthouse, this hole will look just as nice on a painting as it will in your memory.

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Turnberry Golf Club, No. 9

Scotland is certainly no stranger to producing awe-inspiring golf holes, and hole no.9 at Turnberry Golf Club is no exception. This hole has everything: a scenic view over a massive body of water, a traditional antique lighthouse, castle ruins and a 200-yard carry over rocks and other hazards. Be sure to bring a few extra golf balls when you play this hole.

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Muirfield Village, No. 14

The brainchild of golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Muirfield Village is a constant staple on the PGA TOUR. Hole no. 14 on the timeless course layout is a must-play if you are fortunate enough to be invited to this exclusive private club. While this 363-yard par-4 might not seem daunting on paper, rest assured it is much more difficult on Sunday afternoon in a tournament.

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Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, No. 12, Dubsdread

Much like hole no. 14 on this same course, Cog Hill’s hole no. 12 is another par-3 that is a true test to any golfer. With a severely undulating green and an elevated tee box, this 200+-yard par-3 is well-guarded by a flurry of bunkers and a hidden creek behind the green. Oh, I should also mention that anything long will immediately roll down to the hazard.

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St. Andrews, No. 18, Old Course

It’s one of the most historic and recognizable finishing holes in all of golf. Hole no. 18 at St. Andrews’ Old Course is a “driveable” par-4 at 357-yards (if you’re a cool kid like the PGA TOUR guys), and features what looks like miles and miles of fairway between you and the green. AS long as you can avoid the creek that runs the length of the hole, you could be staring at a great scoring opportunity to finish your round.

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Merion, No. 16

Don’t let the weird wicker basket flagsticks in every green fool you; Merion is a world-class (and historic) golf course that has to be on this list. Hole no. 16 is a 407-yard par-4 known as the ‘Quarry Hole’ — and for good reason. A massive quarry stands between you and the green on your approach shot, so be sure to swing enough club to get home. Otherwise you’re staring at an ugly crooked number on your scorecard in no time.

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Royal Portrush, No. 14

As the home course to PGA TOUR superstars Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, Royal Portrush already has a killer reputation among traveling golfers. Hole no. 14 is a 210-yard par-3 mammoth that includes a deep gorge that is just waiting to swallow your golf ball whole. Don’t let the beautiful Norther Irish landscapes distract you.

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Pacific Dunes, No. 13

Measuring some 444-yards from tee-to-green, hole no. 13 at Pacific Dunes is a big boy par-4 if there ever was such a thing. Architect Tom Doan left nothing in his bag of tricks with this monster, which includes a number of cliffs that feed errant tee shots into the nearby ocean.


Augusta National, No. 12

It may be one of the most exclusive golf clubs in the world, but if you are lucky enough to earn an invitation to play Augusta National, hole no. 12 is bound to be one of many of the day’s highlights. Smack-dab in the middle of Amen Corner, this par-3 is just as difficult as it is beautiful to see.


Augusta National, No. 13

While we’re at Augusta, why not throw in hole no. 13 to finish out Amen Corner? This par-5 dogleg hole has literally won and lost major championships on the PGA TOUR for decades. If you can land your tee shot in the fairway, you’ll have a tempting opportunity to go for the green in two. Just be sure to steer clear of Rae’s Creek on the left.


Pebble Beach, No. 7

Who doesn’t enjoy a quaint par-3 every once in awhile? Hole no. 7 at Pebble Beach often plays less than 100 yards, but don’t let the short distance fool you. Swirling winds off the ocean wreaks havoc on club selection, and an elevated tee box throws off your distance control even more.

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Royal County Down, No. 9

If you are a fan of village golf — like, real village golf — then hole no. 9 at Royal Country Down in Northern Ireland is your mecca. This incredible layout features a severely sloping terrain, scenic views that look like fine artwork and hazards mere yards off the fairway. If the views don’t take your breath away, then this challenging hole will do the trick.


Harbour Town, No. 18

Golf courses sure like their lighthouses. There might not be a more famous lighthouse than the red-and-white beacon on hole no. 18 at Harbour Town overlooking the Calibogue Sound. This is the home of the RBC Heritage tournament on the PGA TOUR, so you’re sure to be tempted with this incredible hole at least four times a year.

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Pebble Beach, No. 18

Let’s just get this out of the way right now: Pebble Beach has multiple iconic golf holes that you have to include on your bucket list. Hole no. 18 is certainly no exception, if not for its sheer beauty alone. This dogleg par-5 wraps around the Pacific Ocean and features a huge tree in the middle of the fairway. As long as you can maneuver around that obstacle you’ll be tempted to go for the green in two.


Cypress Point, No. 16

This incredible par-3 overlooking the Pacific Ocean requires a 230-yard carry from the tee box to the green. Alister Mackenzie went all-out in what many golf purists believe to be his masterpiece course design. If you have the courage (and budget) to tackle this monster, you are forever in our debt.

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Oakmont, No. 3

This 112-year old course is still one of the most difficult on the planet, having played host to numerous championship tournaments over the years. The par-4 hole no. 3 includes a devastating sand-and-ridge hybrid hazard that spans more than two-acres and is the epitome of “dead to rights.” Even better? You have to avoid it again on the next hole.



Royal Troon, No. 8

Covering less than 125-yards on the historic Royal Troon layout, this tiny par-3 — nicknamed “Postage Stamp” — still proves to be a daunting test for any golfer. If you can manage to hit the minuscule putting surface on your tee shot, you’ll still have to deal with a severely undulating green that wants nothing more than to send your ball into the adjacent bunkers and hills.

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Pine Valley, No. 10

We’re not kidding when we inform you that this short par-3 at the nation’s best golf course is nicknamed “The Devil’s Asshole.” Surrounded by a desert of sand and plant life, this two-shotter also features one of the most punitive greenside bunkers in all of golf. Many a tournament has been lost at Pine Valley, and the culprit is often hole no. 10.



Kingston Heath, No. 3

This Australian gem is one of the most scenic and challenging golf holes in the world. Another Alistar Mackenzie design, Kingston Heath’s hole no. 3 is a short par-4 that requires a long iron or hybrid off the tee followed by an accurate pitch to a compact green. This is definitely a shotmaker’s golf hole.

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St. Andrews, No. 4, Old Course

We jump back to the Old Course at St. Andrews for this challenging yet rewarding long par-4. Nestled adjacent to hole no. 15, players usually attack hole no. 4 with a driver followed by a long iron to a narrow green. Par on this hole is a good score as many fine players have discovered over the years.

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Muirfield, No. 6

Not to be mistaken with Muirfield Village in the United States, this Scotland-based course provides a good old fashioned, traditional golf experience only surpassed by St. Andrews. Hole no. 6 is a tough par-4 that features a blind tee shot followed by a semi-blind approach shot to a well-guarded green. The prevailing winds will wreak havoc on your golf ball, so get ready to get your short game in shape before playing his course.

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Harbour Town, No. 7

This quaint par-3 might not seem like too tough of a challenge, but the sliver of a green is difficult to hit for even the best players in the world. How tough? The green measures only eight yards wide, which is similar to throwing a rock at a stop sign from 100 yards away. If you can check your pride at the clubhouse, this hole could be one of the most rewarding you’ll ever play.

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Augusta National, No. 9

While most of the attention is paid to Augusta National’s back-nine, hole no. 9 is certainly no slouch. Your second shot on this par-4 is always a downhill lie to an uphill green, which is sure to give you fits if you’re ever fortunate enough to play at this golf heaven.


Riviera Country Club, No. 10

This short par-4 is driveable by the big boys on the PGA TOUR — measuring out at no more than 320 yards — and offers a rewarding birdie opportunity for players of all ability. Site of the Northern Trust Open, Riviera offers multiple “attackable” holes that you absolutely have to try if given the opportunity.

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Augusta National, No. 11

The first hole in Augusta National’s famous trifecta known as Amen Corner, this 500-yard par-4 is one of the most intimidating and difficult holes in all of golf. Some of the greatest players in the game’s history were perfectly content with a bogey five here, due mainly to the awkward approach shot players must face to a sloping putting surface.

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Royal Birkdale, No. 12

One of the greatest courses in England, Royal Birkdale offers a level of championship golf that simply cannot be found anywhere else on the globe. Hole no. 12 is a tough par-4 despite its short stature, forcing players to hit a long iron off the tee to a narrow landing area. Prevailing winds are a staple at Royal Birkdale, which makes any shot that much more difficult.

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St. Andrews, No. 14, The Old Course

We return to St. Andrews to the hole that hosts Hell’s Bunker — perhaps the most famous and nefarious hazards in the game. Due to the course’s wide-open layout most players will simply play up the fifth hole to bypass the bunker altogether; however, they are still faced with a daunting approach shot to a sloping green.


Doonbeg Golf Club, No. 1

Talk about one heck of a way to start your round. The opening hole at Ireland’s Doonbeg Golf Club is like walking into a real life work of art. Dunes line the fairway and surround the green on this 565-yard par-5, while the entire hole plays downhill and tempts you to go for the green in two.


The Abaco Club, No. 5

As if being in the Bahamas wasn’t beautiful enough, hole no. 5 at the incredible Abaco Club is a paradise in and of itself. This short par-4 — measuring just a few ticks over 300 yards — is highlighted by Winding Bay on the hole’s left side. Do you think you are brave enough to go for this green off the tee?



TPC Sawgrass, No. 18

While most of the world’s attention is reserved for the previous hole, no. 18 at TPC Sawgrass is just as difficult and memorable. This par-5 monster is a true test for any player, ending at a narrow green that makes it almost impossible to get home in two shots for the layperson. Let’s not forget the fact that you probably lost a ball (or more) at the island green before even stepping onto this tee box.


Scioto, No. 2

This course might not be a household name by any means, but the second hole at Scioto Country Club in Ohio is an incredible par-4 that you’ll be telling stories about for years. You’ll have to maneuver around a forest of large trees that surround the hole from tee-to-green while also avoiding two huge fairway bunkers in the process. This was also one of Bobby Jones’ favorite places to practice.


Olympic Club, No. 3

The third hole at Olympic Club in San Francisco is one of golf’s most challenging courses in the world, and hole no. 3 has a lot to do with that. As a par-3, this hole looks simple on paper; but make no mistake about it: this is one heck of a test. During tournaments this hole can be stretched to over 200-yards, which makes it even more challenging.



Seminole, No. 6

Seminole Golf Club is one of the most famous golf courses in the United States, having hosted its fair share of major championships over the years. This Jupiter, Fla.-based gem has been played by some of the world’s best, and the par-4 hole no. 6 exudes everything that is great about this course: deep bunkers, undulating greens, and a certain touch of historic charm.


Pine Valley, No. 7

You don’t get consistently ranked as a top 3 golf course in the country without having some teeth, and Pine Valley Golf Club’s hole no. 7 has plenty. This par-5 plays uphill for its majority, including the need to carry a waste area that spans over 200-yards from the tee box. Even if you manage to find the fairway on your first shot, you’ll likely have to lay-up on your second. If you ever have the pleasure to play this fine course, settling for bogey on no. 7 is just fine.

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Prairie Dunes, No. 8

Kansas might not be the first place you think of when you hear about fantastic golf courses, but that should stop. Prairie Dunes is just one of the fine courses in the state, and hole no. 8 is a 430-yard par-4 that looks like it was carved out of a national landmark. Smack-dab in the middle of America’s heartland, this hole looks like something out of a farmland painting on which you have the pleasure of playing a game.


Winged Foot, No. 10

Have a hankering for a course that is as incredible as it is difficult? The historic Winged Foot is home to this fantastic  190-yard par-3 that features an elevated green surrounded by what seems like a thousand bunkers. Don’t let the rumor that no 10-handicapper could ever break 100 at this course deter you from one of the game’s classic layouts.

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Medinah Country Club, No. 15, Course 3

This driveable par-4 on Medinah’s championship course was a fan-favorite during the 2012 Ryder Cup, offering many memorable moments over the three days. Members at this club always rate hole no. 15 as one of their favorites, despite the out-of-bounds on the left and greenside lake on the right. You could always take the easy route and play an iron off the tee… but who wants to lay up?

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Baltusrol Golf Club, No. 17, Lower Course

When it comes to par-5’s, hole no. 17 at Baltusrol in Springfield, New Jersey is about as good as they come. Designed by Rees Jones, this hole looks like it reaches on forever amid a sea of heavy rough, a narrow fairway and is punctuated by an elevated green guarded by multiple deep bunkers.

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Bay Hill Club & Lodge, No. 18

The finishing hole of Arnold Palmer’s greatest course — Bay Hill Club & Lodge — is as memorable as it is challenging. This par-4 exudes the charm and tradition that comprises Arnie, making hole no. 18 the personification of one of golf’s greatest talents. The sunshine and pleasant temperatures aren’t too shabby, either.

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Bethpage State Park Golf Course, No. 5, Black Course

Bethpage Black warns players about its difficulty even before they step onto the first tee, so if you make it to hole no. 5, you’re in pretty good shape. This par-5 will test every element of your golf game thanks to an immaculately designed layout with an eye for the dramatic. There are more hazards and doglegs packed into 517-yards than you could imagine, so proceed with caution.

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Doral Golf Resort, No. 18, Blue Monster Course

A golf course doesn’t get a nickname like the Blue Monster unless it can back it up, and the pride of Doral Golf Resort does so in spades. Hole no. 18 is an incredible par-4 requires two demanding shots to reach the green, threatened by a huge lake along the left side and trees on the right. If you somehow manage to find the narrow fairway off the tee, you’ll be faced with a long iron to a non-receptive green on your approach.



Firestone Country Club, No. 17, North Course

Tiger Woods may unofficially “own” Firestone having won there multiple times, but golfers who have played the course keep a part of it in their hearts. The par-5 no. 17 hole of this Akron, Ohio course is just as daunting as the others in this Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design. A narrow landing area, well-guarded green, dangerous water hazard and undulating putting surface await players brave enough to test this hole.

Hazeltine National, No. 16

As host to the 2016 Ryder Cup matches, Hazeltine National is sure to get a ton of attention from golf fans across the globe. Hole no. 16 is sure to garner much of the fanfare thanks to this par-5’s length and difficult. Grass mounds abound throughout this layout, which seem to hide most of the course’s sand bunkers.


Maidstone Club, No. 9, West Course

The Maidstone Club is one of those golf courses built entirely on a foundation of shoreland that makes you appreciate not only the talents of a great golf course designer, but how beautiful this game can be. A blind tee shot welcomes players to the par-4 ninth hole where the sand dunes and wildlife overgrowth hides the fairway from the tee. Prevailing winds will throw your approach shot off-target, culminating in a daunting test of your short game prowess.

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National Golf Links of America, No. 4, National Course

Located in Southampton, NY., the National Golf Links of America is a true national golfing gem. Hole no. 4 at the National course is a fun par-3 designed by Charles B. Macdonald and challenges plays of all abilities. Built on what can only be described as a gorgeous historical farmland, this links-style layout will leave you coming back for more.


Oak Hill Country Club, No. 7, East Course

This challenging par-4 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, NY. is just one of the many difficult tests you’ll face at this 6,900-yard layout. The entire course plays to a rating of 74.4, making it tough to navigate for even the most skilled golfers.

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Spyglass Hill, No. 4

As part of the Pebble Beach Golf Links umbrella, Spyglass Hill carries a personality and challenge completely unique from its surrounding courses. Hole no. 4 is a dogleg-right par-4 that appears to have been built on the side of a mountain. Its severely sloping fairway will leave you scratching your head on how to hit your approach shot to a well-guarded green while the incredible view of the Pacific Ocean is a different distraction.

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Spyglass Hill, No. 1

Speaking of Spyglass Hill, how could we overlook the course’s opening hole? This challenging par-5 offers some of the most scenic views on the entire property, giving you a sneak preview of what will be an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime golf experience. Sneaking away from this hole with a par can make that experience a little sweeter.

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Shinnecock Hills, No. 14

Another Southampton delight, Shinnecock Hills is also built on a sand foundation providing players a links-style golf experience that they would normally only find overseas. Hole no. 14 — nicknamed “Thom’s Elbow” after a former golf pro at the club — is a lengthy 444-yard par-4 that will test every club in your bag.

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Shinnecock Hills, No. 16

Two holes later at Shinnecock Hills provides you another unique challenge with the par-5 hole no. 16. From the tee this hole appears to play uphill for more than 500-yards, but the area’s wind and weather will determine how truly “long” this hole plays. Expect to need three solid shots to reach this green.


Southern Hills Country Club, No. 12

Located in the heart of Tulsa, Okla., Southern Hills Country Club is another great course that only the nation’s heartland can provide. Hole no. 12 is a delightful par-4 that features everything a true fan of the game could want: deep bunkers, demanding shot angles and a difficult green.

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Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, No. 16, The General

Golf fans in the Midwest are no stranger to the fame of Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa and their signature course — The General. Hole no. 16 on this incredibly challenging layout exemplifies everything that is great about the property: lush scenery, unbelievable course conditions and elevation changes like you’ve never seen. In fact, this par-4 features a 180-foot elevation change from tee to fairway, which is something you just have to see to believe.

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The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, No. 13, Dunes Course

This Myrtle Beach golf course is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Hole no. 13 on The Dunes Golf & Beach Club is a straightforward par-5 designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., but don’t let its simplistic nature fool you. There are some nasty hazards and slopes scattered throughout this hole, making it one of the Grand Strand’s most difficult and memorable.

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Quaker Ridge Golf Club, No. 6

Located in Scarsdale, NY., Quaker Ridge is an A.W. Tillinghast design that packs a lot of punch in its 6,800-yard frame. The par-4 sixth hole looks like something out of Augusta National, complete with a massive lake and well-manicured bunkers guarding the green. Proceed with caution on your approach shot here.


The Country Club Brookline, No. 3

Golf fans will remember Brookline as one of the most memorable Ryder Cup moments in the matches’ history, especially if you are a U.S. supporter. Hole no. 3 is a truly gorgeous par-4 that looks even better in the Fall thanks to the massive trees that surround the fairway. This course won’t kill you on distance, but be sure to practice your short game before visiting Brookline.


Cypress Point, No. 15

We also can’t leave out Cypress Point’s majestic hole no. 15 on our ultimate bucket list. This par-3 looks like something out of a painting or a vision of Golf Heaven. If you can deter your focus away from the incredible scenery long enough to hit your golf shot, you’ll have one of the most incredible golf experiences of your life.



Bel-Air Country Club, No. 10

This Los Angeles-based private club is definitely among the country’s elite, both in terms of design and patrons. Hole no. 10 on this George C. Thomas design is a tough little par-3 that can play as short as 94-yards or as long as 200-yards, depending on your tee preference. You’ll need to carry a waste area to reach the green, which makes this hole that much more difficult.

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Crystal Downs Country Club, No. 5

This Frankfort, Mich. golf course might not be top-of-mind when you think of the best in the country, but it definitely should be. Hole no. 5 is a tough par-4 that drives that point home thanks to it’s difficulty and Midwest charm. Golfers have described the land on which this course is built as “tumbling”, referring to the many hills and swails that you will have to navigate throughout the property.



Mauna Lani Resort, No. 3

Any time you get to play golf in Hawaii is a huge win in our book. Playing golf at the incredible Mauna Lani Resort in Kamuela, however, makes your experience that much more memorable. Hole no. 3 on this beauty is a par-3 overlooks the Pacific Ocean and natural cliffs that make this area so majestic.


Bethpage State Park Golf Course, No. 4, Black Course

Not unlike the fifth hole at Bethpage Black, hole no. 4 is a devilishly hard test of your golf game. This par-4 features an upward tee shot and approach to an elevated green surrounded by what can only be described as a rippling of bunkers. You’ll need to take one-to-two extra clubs to account for the elevation change, making your second shot (and probably third) nightmarish.

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Colonial Country Club, No. 5

Home to the Crowne Point Invitational on the PGA TOUR, Colonial Country Club is one of those old, traditional courses that still packs a punch even after all these years. The par-4 fifth hole personifies this trait perfectly. Even after getting off the tee and over the small water hazard before the fairway, you are again faced with a second lake leading up to a well-protected green. If you’re not hitting the ball square you’ll be fishing for your golf ball in no time.


Pasatiempo Golf Club, No. 16

This Santa Cruz, Calif. fan-favorite is no stranger to the PGA TOUR in its own right. Hole no. 16 is a 387-yard par-4 designed by Alistar Mackenzie (a popular designer name on this bucket list) that will appeal to your sense of adventure and risk-reward temptations. Long-hitters will have to choose their opening club wisely as the fairway stops at a deep cavern before the hole rises again to an elevated green. Course strategy is a must on this hole.


Pine Valley, No. 13

Hole no. 13 at the prestigious Pine Valley is a relatively short par-4 that is loaded with hazards, both water and sand. Your tee shot will need to carry a small lake before finding the narrow fairway, and your second shot will be to an elevated green built atop a massive wasteland.

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Bandon Trails, No. 14

As part of the legendary Bandon Dunes Resort in Oregon, hole no. 14 on the Bandon Trails course is as good as it gets. This short, 325-yard par-4 looks like it’s upside down, meaning the crowned fairway falls off to either side. Unless your drive lands smack-dab in the middle of the fairway you will be faced with an awkward approach shot to a heavily guarded green.

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort, No. 17, Oceans Course

This incredible par-3 is undoubtedly one of the toughest in the world. Measuring in at a massive 221-yards, this par-3 on Kiawah Island’s Oceans Course has more water than land. You basically have to go into this hole knowing you cannot miss right or left and hope to keep your golf ball on dry land.

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Old Head Golf Links, No. 17

Talk about a big boy par-5. Hole no. 17 at Ireland’s Old Head Golf Links is a massive 628-yard hole that plays uphill the entire way to the green. On particularly windy days, you may be required to hit driver-fairway wood-long iron into this green. Did we mention this hole is also built on the side of a cliff? Good luck navigating your way around this one.



Saujana Golf & Country Club, No. 2

If you’ve got a trip planned to Malaysia anytime soon, you’ll want to swing by the lovely Saujana Golf & Country Club to check out this beauty. Hole no. 2 is a 204-yard par-3 surrounded by sand and palm trees that will leave you tempted to take more pictures than golf shots. This course in literally in the middle of a jungle, so wildlife viewing is also a possibility.



Kauri Cliffs Golf Club, No. 7

This New Zealand course is a little off the beaten path, but is well worth your trip. Hole no. 7 at Kauri Cliffs is a 220-yard par-3 that has severe elevation changes and a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. Throw is a natural landscape that looks like a piece of fine artwork and you’ve got a fitting conclusion to our Ultimate Golf Bucket List.

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