The  30 Most  Difficult 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.

The Black Course At Bethpage State Park — Farmingdale, New York

Long Island’s Bethpage State Park is home to five 18-hole courses, with some genuine challenges among them.

The South Course At Torrey Pines Golf Course — San Diego

The length alone, which spans more than 7,800 yards from the black tees, makes it a test of physical endurance unlike many other courses used by the PGA Tour.

The Pete Dye Course At French Lick Resort — French Lick, Indiana

5 out of 5

Golf Pass users have regularly ranked it among the toughest courses in the United States, citing greens that are “almost impossible” as a chief reason.

Championship Course At Carnoustie Golf Links — Carnoustie, Scotland

CNN calls it the second-toughest golf course in the entire world and PGA Tour professionals have called “Carnasty” the most difficult test they see in Europe.

It’s a Scottish links-style affair loaded with moguls and deep bunkers, which landed the Stadium Course among Golf Pass’s 10 most difficult public courses in the United States.

The Stadium Course At PGA West — La Quinta, California

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