* As Featured in 2023 Bucket List Edition: Golf Courses and Tournaments
Courses to Play
PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS | Monterey, CA
Golf enthusiasts flock to Monterey Peninsula for one of the most challenging and beautiful courses in America. The course hugs the rugged Pacific coastline, with ocean views on every hole.
SANDY LANE | Barbados
With rolling hills and well-manicured fairways, Sandy Lane resort features three courses that are considered some of the best in the world.
WATERVILLE GOLF LINKS | Waterville, Ireland
This Irish course, which dates back to the 1880s, evokes the history and mythology of ancient Ireland.
PINEHURST #2 AND #4 | Moore County, NC
Pinehurst offers picturesque views and competitive courses where legends like Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus have played among the majestic pines.
FUJI COURSE AT KAWANA HOTEL | Japan
This 18-hole championship course winds its way through Japan’s natural beauty.
CABOT CLIFFS | Cape Breton, Canada
This world-renowned course offers dramatic elevation changes and stunning ocean views that take your breath away.
SAND VALLEY | Nekoosa, WI
This former lake bed provides an idyllic setting for golf with its fast, firm greens and massive dunes towering above.
THE BLACKSTONE COURSE | Mission Hills Resort, China
Experience a challenging round with tight fairways, well-guarded greens, and water hazards winding around lychee trees and volcanic rock.
THE HIGHLAND COURSE | Primland, VA
With unmatched views of the surrounding mountains, this course presents an attractive challenge for golfers, with terrain winding through mountainous landscapes and valleys.
BANDON DUNES | Bandon, OR
Experience the spirit of Scotland’s ancient links without leaving the Pacific Northwest. Born from one man’s passion for the sport, Bandon Dunes offers unmatched views of the untamed waters, while six links courses reside in harmony with nature.
RAPTOR COURSE AT GRAYHAWK | Scottsdale, AZ
This 7,151-yard, par-72, Tom Fazio-designed desert course was the locale for the NCAA Golf Championships in 2021 and 2022 (and will be again in 2023).
Tournaments to Attend
PHOENIX OPEN | Phoenix, AZ
Nicknamed the greatest show on grass, this tournament is known for its 17th hole, which offers a roaring party-like environment.
WGC DELL TECHNOLOGIES MATCHPLAY EVENT | Austin, TX
As the only world golf championship to have match play, this event delivers a unique departure from traditional tournaments at Austin Country Club.
ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL | Orlando, FL
Founded in 1979 and named after one of golf’s greatest legends, this event is played on sunny Florida greens and features a multimillion-dollar purse.
THE MASTERS | Augusta, GA
The Masters is one of the four major championships in professional golf and arguably the most prestigious and cherished event.
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP | USA
Held annually at different American courses, this event is known for its tough competition and high purse.
THE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT | Dublin, OH
The Memorial Tournament is hosted by legend Jack Nicklaus, who also designed the course.
U.S. OPEN |USA
Returning to the Los Angeles Country Club in 2023, the U.S. Open has been played since 1895.
GENESIS SCOTTISH OPEN | Scotland
The Genesis Scottish Open features some of the greatest talents around as some new names fight for the top spot.
THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP | UK / Ireland
Also known as the British Open, it’s the oldest of the four majors and the only one played on a links course.
THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP | Atlanta, GA
The Tour Championship welcomes some of the best golfers on the PGA Tour to see who reigns supreme.
THE RYDER CUP | USA / Europe
The biennial Ryder Cup sees Europe and the U.S. compete on teams led by the sport’s greatest golfers.
ALFRED DUNHILL LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP | Scotland
It is played annually at three courses: the Old Course at St. Andrews, Carnoustie Golf Links, and Kingsbarns Golf Links.
DUBAI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP | Dubai
Legends and those looking to make a name for themselves flock to this golf championship in Dubai.