The 30 Most Challenging Golf Courses in the World

Most golfers appreciate a good challenge, but when it comes to course design, there’s a fine line between difficult and sadistic.

We’ve taken a look around the globe and picked out some of the golf courses that have brought even the best players in the world to their knees.

Course No. 2 At Pinehurst Resort

North Carolina’s Pinehurst Resort is a well-known sanctuary for golfers, with nine different 18-hole courses awaiting anyone who visits.

East Lake Golf Club

The Tour Championship, presented as the PGA Tour’s ultimate challenge as it ends their playoff season, is hosted annually at East Lake Golf Club.

Harbour Town Golf Links

Bleacher Report called it one of the 10 toughest courses used by the PGA Tour and the world’s top players likely wouldn’t argue with that.

Champion Course At PGA National Golf Club

You’d have to expect a real challenge from the top course at PGA National Golf Club — and you’ll be in for one if you ever play the Champion Course.

Spyglass Hill Golf Course

While nearby Pebble Beach Golf Links is the more famous of the pair, Spyglass Hill Golf Course is arguably the toughest of these two West Coast classics.

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