World’s longest golf courses: Worlds longest golf courses
1. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain golf club, Lijiang, China

Jade dragon in Lijiang ,China is the longest course in the world at a incredible 8548 yards length . However the ball travels a good 15 percent further as its a high altitude course . Designed Nelson & Howarth. Photo credit - Robin Moyer

History & course facts :

The longest course in the world - hold your breath is a mind boggling 8548 yard monster. Don't take our word & hold your breath cause when you play this course in the thin air of the Himalayas at the high altitude you are bound to experience mild headaches & breathing problems. Located at an altitude of over 10,000 ft (3100 mtrs+) in the Yunnan province close to Lijiang town, this course was built in 2001. Built in sync with the terrain & landscape the front & back 9 provide vastly different contours. The front 9 is built at the foot of the mountains & the lake while the back 9 has a more rugged appearance as its built along the slopes & has doglegs, inclines & more challenges. The weather through the year varies between 5 to 24 C making it a almost perfect year long course to play on. The altitude will give you another 20 % carry on your shots so make the best of the lofty heights as you can brag about your 300 yard drives & 200 yard iron play & this will make the course play to a more traditional 7000 yards.

Set in a beautiful valley of Shanghri-La t the base of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain the course was designed with on-site inputs from China's No. 1 golfer, Zhang Lian Wei. The valley faces the famous Jade Dragon Snow Mountain that has eleven snow capped peaks. Due to the nature of the site, little dirt was moved in its construction & the course ebbs and flows with the landscape. Lijiang is home to the Naxi minority, the world last remaining minority whose written language consists entirely of pictograms making it a world heritage site. The caddies tend to be from this community & wear traditional clothes. The name comes from the lore that the peaks of the snow-covered mountain resemble a jade dragon lying in the clouds.

Address: Ganhaizi, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China (30 mns fm town, 90 mins to the airport)
Telephone: (852) 2180 2963
Year built 2001
Designer Neil Haworth
Holes and yardage 18 holes, 8548 yards, Par 72
Longest Par 5 711 yards
Longest Par 4 530 yards
Longest Par 3 270 yards
Shortest hole 236 yard, Par 3, 3rd hole (Index 18)
Toughest hole 492 yard, Par 4, 14th hole
Grass: No info
Green fee: 90 USD (includes caddy, cart, green fee)
  • The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is the "lowest latitude" snow mountain in the Northern hemisphere.
  • Golf carts come with Oxygen canisters to mitigate dizzy spells because of high altitide sickness !!!
  • 5596 meters (18000 ft +) is the height of the Jade dragon snow mountains
Course and slope rating Tee Yardage Rating Slope
Record 8548 73.4
Blue 7790
White 6870
Red 5845
2. Legend, South Africa

Legends golf course - located in the Entabeli wildlife sanctuary in South Africa this is a massive 8510 yard , Par 72 course - each hole is designed by a famous golfer & you are surrounded by a sanctuary with the BIG 5 animals

History & course facts :

"Legend Golf & Safari Resort is one of the world's most exciting golf venues. It has 3 interesting golfing elements

ELEMENT 1: Take the challenge of the world's most talked about and unique Par 3, the Extreme 19th. Set high up on the impressive Hanglip Mountain, the hole is accessible only by helicopter and played to a green the shape of Africa some 400m below.Here are the facts and figures about the Extreme 19th - the longest Par 3 in the world!

  • Vertical Height - 430m
  • Horizontal distance from foot of mountain to back of green - 400m
  • Horizontal distance from foot of mountain to start of fairway - 280m (Start of fairway is indicated by arrow!)
  • The vertical drop from the start of fairway to the front of the green is 21m.
  • The green is the shape of Africa.
  • Time for ball to land - 20 second

ELEMENT 2 : Home to the unique 'world-in-one' Signature Course where each of the 18 holes has been designed by a world golfing legend. The list of signatures who have been honoured to design a hole includes. Trevor Immelman, Padraig Harrington, Bernard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, Justin Rose, Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia, Luke Donalds, K J Choi, Retief Goosen etc to name but a few.

A 10 hole TRIBUTE golf course that honors some of the best PAR 3 holes in the world including the 11th at St Andrews,the 12th at Augusta etc. The design and layout of the Resort has been done in a way that minimizes the impact of the development on the natural environment. It preserves the pristine bushveld and makes the Resort one of the most environmentally sensitive of its kind in Africa."

Info source - Course website
Address : Entabeni safari conservancy, Stirkriver, Waterburg, Limpopo, South Africa (3 hr drive from Jo burg)
Telephone: +27 (0) 14 743 6371
Year built 2009
Coordinates -24.202545, 28.719249
Designer DDV design & David Riddle
Holes and yardage 18 holes, Par 72, 8510 yards
Longest Par 5 633 yard, 1 st hole
Longest Par 4 558 yard, 5th hole
Longest Par 3 259 yard, 12th hole
Shortest hole 218 yard, Par 3, 4th
Toughest hole 558 yard, Par 4,5th hole
Grass : Bent Grass
Green fee: 95 USD including cart. To play the extreme 3rd incl the helicopter ride wll cost another 230 USD
Trivia :
  • 3 unique golfing opportunities in one location
  • Located at a 4000 foot altitude so the ball will travel about 5% further than normal
  • Has been voted the best new course & resort many a time
  • Unique location provides a great safari option where the BIG 5 animals can be viewed
  • A hole in one at the 19th hole - par 3 could make you 1 mn USD richer
Course and slope rating Tee Yardage Rating Slope
Championship 8510 No info No info
Back 7887 No info No info
Men 7375 No info No info
Mid 6880 No info No info
Women 6415 No info No info
3. Blair Atholl Golf Course, Johannesburg, South Africa

Blair Atholl Golf Course, Johannesburg, South Africa

History & course facts :

This Gary Player course has been much in the news and talked about for its quality design and routing .The Blair Atholl golf course has been designed in such a manner that the routing has allowed for 11 water features across the layout. Whether alongside the Crocodile River or natural dams, these holes have unique aesthetical appearances designed to enhance the playability, shot value, variety and resistance to scoring.

The design, both challenging and rewarding, allows for testing of scratch players, yet still ensures enjoyment for handicapped golfers. The course length is in excess of 8500 yards from the back tees and it is the longest course in South Africa.It does help that it is located at an height of over 5000 feet above sea level making the course effectively play about 5-6% shorter . The design has the course playing as a single loop, with halfway house set over the Crocodile River after the 8th hole. Being a single loop, all holes (bar the 18th and 1st) have no parallel holes running alongside, making the experience unique for the golfer.

The Blair Atholl Golf Course opened to rave reviews in April 2007. Not surprisingly, this led to the course being ranked second place overall in Compleat Golfer's 2008/2009 review of South African golf courses. It also won the 2009 Golf Digest Best New Course award. COPY FROM COURSE WEBSITE

Address: Blair Atholl Golf Estate, Centurion, South Africa
Telephone: 27 11 300 5700
Year built 2007
Designer Gary Player
Holes and yardage 18 hole, 8569 yards,Par 72 layout
Longest Par 5 10th hole, 663 yards
Longest Par 4 16th hole, 563 yards
Longest Par 3 6th hole, 249 yards
Shortest hole 17th hole, 200 yards, Par 3
Toughest hole 16th hole, 563 yards, Par 4
Grass: Mixed grass
Green fee: Members only golf course
Trivia: -
Course and slope rating Tee Yardage Rating Slope
Gold 8569 - -
Blue 7444 - -
White 6450 - -
Red 6142 - -
4. The Pines course @ The International, Boston, USA

The International Pines course,Boston

History & course facts:

The Pines course is a 18 hole,8325 yard,Par73 course & originally consisted of 66 acres of open farmland that proved to be ideal for a "short but tricky" nine-hole course. In 1901, Runaway Brook Golf Club Corporation was founded and purchased the land for $1, thus establishing the formal beginning of The International. In 1954 Bert Suprenant purchased Runaway Brook G.C., then hired Geoffrey Cornish, with input from Francis Ouimet and others, to design the regulation course that exists today. ITT purchased the course in 1961 and six years later renamed course The International Golf Club. In 1972, Robert Trent Jones was hired to modify many of the slick greens and challenging bunkers and made it not only the longest course in the world but one of the most difficult. Ownership was later passed to Starwood Hotels & Resorts, who subsequently sold the club to principal owner Daniel Weadock and limited partner Brian Lynch in 1999. In 2001, The International added a new course, the Tom Fazio designed masterpiece known as The Oaks. According to Weadock, "The International will be the only private 36-hole facility in New England and one of the best nationwide. My partner, Brian Lynch, and I are privileged to be charged with the near sacred trust of over 100 years of golf history on the is all about golf, friendship, camaraderie, plain old fun and having a good time."

Address : 159, Ballville Road, Bolton, Massachusetts 01740
Telephone: (978).779-6910
Year built 1957
Designer Geoffery Cornish, In 1972 redesigned by Robert Trent Jones
Holes and yardage 18 holes, 8325 yards, Par 73
Longest Par 5 715 yard, Par 6, Hole no 5
Longest Par 4 567 yard, Par 4, Hole no 12
Longest Par 3 277 yard, Par 3, Hole no 7
Shortest hole 180 yard, Par 3, Hole no 4
Toughest hole 715 yard, Par 6, Hole no 5
Grass : Bent Grass
Trivia :
  • The 5th green is 89 yards deep & over HALF a acre in area
  • The 11th hole has 24 bunkers - a par 5, 590 yard hole
Course and slope rating Tee Yardage Rating Slope Par
TIGER 8325 80 154 73
Championship 7138 74.7 136 72
Regular 6547 71.7 132 72
Women's back 5742 72.8 128 72
Forward 5742 67.4 115 72
Women's 5163 69.2 120 72
5. RTJ at Ross bridge, Hoover, Alabama, USA

Robert Trent Jones Trail@ALABAMA,USA. The Ross Bridge course is a 18 hole, 8191 yard monster that is the 4th longest course in the world.Has a 78.5 par 135 rating

History & course facts :

Beautifully carved into the rolling terrain of Shannon Valleythese this 18 hole, 8191 yard, Par72 course will challenge even the best golfers. Named one of Zagat's top new courses, Ross Bridge hosts the Regions Charity Classic, a PGA Champions Tour event each May.The course meanders through indigenous landscape & past the 259 room, Renaissance Golf resort & Spa. Ross Bridge is one of the longest courses in the world but offers multiple tees for golfers of all levels. The beauty and challenge of each hole leads many to believe there is not one signature hole but possibly eighteen.

Symbolic of an old parkland style golf course, 10 holes play along the banks of 2 significant lakes connected by a spectacular waterfall dropping 80 feet between the 9th and 18th greens. Like many other Trail courses, the par three holes are incredible. Considerable elevation change combines with water or other natural obstructions to get your attention. Large putting surfaces provide many tempting pin locations that will test the golfers approach shots.

Address : RTG golf trail at Ross Bridge, 4000 Grand Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama 35226
Telephone: 205.949.3085
Year built 2005
Designer Roger Rulewich (Chief architect) / Bobby Vaughan (project mgr)
Holes and yardage 18 holes, 8191 yards, Par 72
Longest Par 5 698 yards
Longest Par 4 518 yards
Longest Par 3 239 yards
Shortest hole 207 yard, Par 3, 6th hole (Index 17)
Toughest hole 619 yard, Par 5, 7th hole
Grass : Bent grass on greens
Green fee : 136 USD
Trivia :
  • Part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama that comprises 24 courses at 10 different locations around the State & is possibly one of the best value for money deals available in the US with green fees from 60 to 140 USD.
  • This was part of the largest ever golf constructions projecting the US & was funded by the state - the STATE PENSION FUND !!
Course and slope rating Tee Yardage Rating Slope
Black 8191 78.5 135
Purple 7446 74.9 127
Orange 6783 71.3 118
White 6200 68.7 117
Teal 5312 70.2 123
6. Antler Creek Golf Club, Colorado, USA

Antler Creek golf club

History & course facts:

Antler Creek Golf Course, El Paso County's finest daily fee golf course is a 8114 yard course that provides an outstanding golf experience at affordable rates. Antler Creek's six sets of tees will provide challenge and enjoyment for every caliber of golfer. This Rick Phelps designed course that opened in 2004, has wide fairways that artistically wind through Woodmen Hills and Meridian Ranch communities. The player-friendly design is a pleasant mix of Colorado terrain and native grasses that blend nicely to create a "prairie dunes style" course, which is unique to the Pikes Peak region. The course measures over 8,000 yards from the tips making it Colorado's longest golf course. It features three lakes and 73 bunkers contributing to its selection by Colorado Avid Golfer as the best new course in 2004.

Antler Creek Golf Course has been privileged to serve as the host site for the following events:

2008 - US Mid - Amateur qualifier

2007- Colorado Golf Association Stroke play

2006 - Colorado Open qualifier

2006- Colorado Golf Association Stroke play

2005 - US Mid - Amateur qualifier

Source : Course Website

Address : 9650 Antler Creek Drive, Peyton, Colorado 80831
Telephone: 719.494.1900
Year built 2004
Designer Rick Phelps
Holes and yardage 18 holes, 8114, Par 72
Longest Par 5 697 yard, 15th hole
Longest Par 4 538 yard, 12th hole
Longest Par 3 245 yard, 5th hole
Shortest hole 210 yard, Par 3, 8th hole
Toughest hole 538 yard,Par 4, 12th hole
Grass : Blue grass
Green fee : 40-55 USD
Trivia : Public community golf course
Course and slope rating Tee Yardage Rating Slope
Black 8114 77.5 150
Gold 7490 74.9 143
Blue 7007 72.7 135
M= Men White 6409 M-70/W-75.3 M-128/W-146
W=Women Yellow 5901 M-67.6/W-72.8 M-119/W-136
Red 5393 M-65/W-70.2 M-111/W-129
7. French Lick Resort - Peter Dye course, Indiana, USA

French Lick GC-Pete Dye course

History & course facts :

Few things get the blood pumping like the mention of Donald Ross, Pete Dye and Tom Bendelow in the same sentence. Nowhere else in the world can a golfer play courses designed by each of these noted and prolific designers at one resort destination. That is the French Lick resort - 3 designers courses at one location. The longest of the 3 is the Peter Dye course at 8102 yards.

World-renowned golf course designer Pete Dye, often called the "Greatest Modern Day Architect," sketched his early vision for a special sort of golf course in French Lick on a napkin at a local restaurant. His vision has now been etched into the hilltops near West Baden Springs Hotel, and in June 2009 the 18-hole Pete Dye Course at French Lick opened as one of the premier championship Indiana golf courses. Having built golf courses all over the world including great coastal sites, this course arguably could be considered Dye's best inland site offering golfers 40-mile panoramic views of the countryside in all directions. Dye aimed for this to be a "walkable" course, and golfers are sure to feel Dye's signature sting as they tee off from vista-to-vista on this 18-hole masterpiece. The Pete Dye Golf Course has been selected as the host site for the 2010 PGA Professionals National Championship.

With the course located in the rolling hills of French Lick, construction crews cleared land, changing grades as much as 50 feet & strategically routing holes to effectively construct the course on this severe terrain. The Thomas Taggart turn-of-the-century mansion serves as the course's clubhouse and full service pro shop.

Course awards include

Golf Digest - America's Best New Public Course 2009

Golf Magazine - Best New Course of the Year 2009

Links Magazine - Rated One of The Best New Courses 2009

Source : Course Website

Address : 670 West State Road 56 - French Lick, Indiana 47432
Telephone: 888.936.9360
Year built 2009
Designer Peter Dye
Holes and yardage 18 holes, 8102, Par 72
Longest Par 5 657 yard, 18th hole
Longest Par 4 532 yard, 9th hole
Longest Par 3 301 yard, 16th hole
Shortest hole 208 yard, Par 3, 13th hole
Toughest hole 641 yard, Par 5, 3rd hole
Grass : No Info
Green fee : Expensive at $350, and to be able to play you must stay at the resort
Trivia :
  • The early version of this course design was sketched on a napkin by Peter Dye at a local restaurant.
  • The 301 yard Par 3, 16th hole has 3 fairway bunkers. Rocks & water are perilously close to the right edge of the green, and the prevailing wind blows in that direction.
Course and slope rating Tee Yardage Rating Slope
Gold 8102 80 148
Black 7254 76.2 139
Blue 6701 73.3 135
White 6115 76.9 130
Red 5151 70.5 120
8. Promontory course, Park city, Utah, USA

Promontory GC Jack Nicklaus

History & course facts :

"Jack Nicklaus does it again. This 8098 yard course is set against a stunning mountain backdrop in Promontory's scenic Painted Valley, the course will delight the senses and reward players of all abilities. The Painted Valley Golf Course is rated the toughest course in Utah and in 2008, was rated the 3rd Best New Private Course in the country by Golf Digest Magazine.

Hailed for decades as a premier skiing destination, Park City, Utah is quickly becoming renowned for golf as well, thanks to Jack Nicklaus' signature golf course. The front nine plays down and then back up through a deep valley, with natural walls framing both sides of the playing corridors. The back nine is a high meadow on flatter terrain with longer views. The five finishing holes challenge you with a series of water features. Holes six through 13 provide panoramic views of Park City's three world-class ski mountains. The tee-to-green game is an adventure and the bent-grass greens are rife with swales, hollows, rolls, mounds, and runoffs."

Source : Course Website

Address : 8758, N Promontory Ranch road, Park city, UTAH 84098
Telephone: 888-458-6600
Year built 2007
Designer Jack Nicklaus design
Holes and yardage 18 holes, 8098, Par 72
Longest Par 5 718 yard, 2nd hole
Longest Par 4 536 yard, 10th hole
Longest Par 3 244 yard, 11th hole
Shortest hole 166 yard, Par 3, 5th hole
Toughest hole 493 yard, Par 4,7th hole
Grass : No Info
Green fee : About 100 $ is the guest fees
Trivia : * The course is at an altitude & the ball carries about 12% further making it effectively play about 7300 yards from the Black tees
Course and slope rating Tee Yardage Rating Slope
Black 8098 78.7 155
Blue 7297 75 145
White 6538 73.5 140
Red 5664 67.3 122
9. The Shoals - Fighting Joe, Alabama, USA

Robert Trent Jones Trail@ALABAMA, USA.The Shoals has the extremely long 8092 yard, Fighting Joe course which is the World's 8th longest course.Photo courtesy-Alabama tourism

History & course facts :

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals is home to two 18-hole championship courses and lies between the Wheeler and Wilson dams on the Tennessee River. Wheeler Dam is named in honor of General Joseph "Fighting Joe" Wheeler - the only Confederate General to attain the same rank later in the United States Army. The Fighting Joe is a 8092 yard monster and this links style course is simply good straight-forward golf. Some say the spectacular 17th hole is the signature hole on the course, but the 18th green overlooking Wilson Lake on the Tennessee River will distract you with its beauty, if not its treachery. The Fighting Joe course at The Shoals was the first Trail course to break 8,000 yards. Travel + Leisure Golf named Fighting Joe one of the top new courses in 2004.

Course awards include

Travel + Leisure golf named Fighting Joe one of the top new courses in 2004

Source : Course Website

Address : RTJ Golf Trail at The Shoals, 990, Sunbelt Parkway, Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661
Telephone: 256.446.5111
Year built 2004
Designer Robert Trent Jones Sr
Holes and yardage 18 holes, 8092, Par 72
Longest Par 5 716 yard, 12th hole
Longest Par 4 497 yard, 6th hole
Longest Par 3 236 yard, 3rd & 9th hole
Shortest hole 200 yard, Par 3, 18th hole
Toughest hole 607 yard, Par 5, 7th hole
Grass : No Info
Green fee : Between 45 & 65 USD. Great value for money.
Trivia : The course is named in honor of General Joseph " Fighting Joe" Wheeler
Course and slope rating Tee Yardage Rating Slope
Black 8092 78.7 138
Purple 7126 74 135
Orange 6628 71.5 130
White 6154 69.3 123
Teal 4978 69 122
10. The Prairie Club, Dunes Course, Valentine, Neb.

The Prairie Club, Dunes Course, Valentine, Neb.

History & course facts :

Deep in the heartland of America, on the rim of the Snake River Canyon, near Valentine, Nebraska, is The Prairie Club, a place that rivals more famous golfing destinations and attracts devout believers in the game.This course is a Tom Lehman design and stretches to over 8000 yards .

Played as it lies, this uniquely American terrain has been so gently seeded each hole is so naturally revealed- it is as if the Divine hand wore a golf glove: unimaginable beauty, heightened senses, and a focus on leaving well enough alone. So come experience what may be the world's most undisturbed holes of golf.

With 18 holes of Championship golf set in the widest of open spaces, the Dunes Course and its seven sets of tees stretch from 5752 to 8058 yards, providing golfers with a chance to play their game in an extraordinary setting where the marriage of wind, sky and land has created a pure, unadulterated golf experience.

Address: 88897 NE-97, Valentine, NE 69201, United States
Telephone: 402-376-1361
Year built 2010
Designer Tom Lehman
Holes and yardage 18 holes, 8073 yards
Longest Par 5 3rd hole, 670 yards
Longest Par 4 18th hole, 509 yards
Longest Par 3 4th hole, 237 yards
Shortest hole 7th hole, 179 yards, Par 3
Toughest hole 1st hole, 437 yards, Par 4
Grass: Prairie grass and bent-grass
Green fee:
Course and slope rating Tee Yardage Rating Slope
Tour 8073 75.0 135
White 7525 74.2 133
Blue 7099 71.7 128
Yellow 6722 70.0 110
Orange 6319 70.0 110
11. The Shoals - Schoolmaster, Alabama, USA

Robert Trent Jones Trail@ALABAMA, USA.The Schoolmaster 18th green is featured here - This is a 7971 yard course & the world's 9th longest course-Photo credit-Jonathan Hoomes, Raycom Media

History & course facts :

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals is home to two 18-hole championship courses and lies between the Wheeler and Wilson dams on the Tennessee River.

The tree-lined 7971 yard Schoolmaster course is more traditional golf with every hole keeping with the natural topography along the Tennessee River. It's wooded, rolling and spectacular. It's hard to beat the beauty that the par-4 eighteenth hole holds on the high bluffs over the river. Schoolmaster (named for President Woodrow Wilson who was responsible for getting Wilson Dam built & was also known as "The Schoolmaster" of politics), opened in the Summer of 2005.

Source : Course Website

Address : RTJ Golf Trail at The Shoals, 990, Sunbelt Parkway, Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661
Telephone: 256.446.5111
Year built 2005
Designer Robert Trent Jones Sr
Holes and yardage 18 holes, 7971, Par 72
Longest Par 5 681 yard, 9th hole
Longest Par 4 509 yard, 8 th hole
Longest Par 3 265 yard, 6th hole
Shortest hole 197 yard, Par 3, 16th hole
Toughest hole 681 yard,Par 5, 9th hole
Grass : No Info
Green fee : Between 45 & 65 USD. Great value for money.
Trivia : The course is named in honour of President Woodrow Wilson (he was known as the schoolmaster of politics)
Course and slope rating Tee Yardage Rating Slope
Black 7971 78 143
Purple 7294 74.7 134
Orange 6778 72.2 128
White 6160 69.1 124
Teal 5249 70.3 121
12. Rochelle Ranch golf course, Rawlins, Wyoming, USA

Rochelle Ranch GC-Wyoming

History & course facts :

"Rochelle Ranch Golf Course is a championship length 18-hole, 7925 yard municipal golf course that offers enjoyment and challenges for players of all abilities. The course was the gift of Curt and Marian Rochelle, local sheep ranchers who paid for the course construction. It was designed by Ken Kavanaugh. It is currently the longest golf course in the state of Wyoming and has been featured yearly as the 29th toughest golf course in America by Golf Digest Magazine. Rochelle Ranch was also featured in Golf Magazine as one of the top five courses in Wyoming and in the Thrifty Fifty for being one of America's best values in golf. The course has 104 bunkers & 4 lakes.

Famous for its bent grass greens, Rochelle Ranch features a full practice facility, restaurant, and bar. At an altitude of 6800 feet the course has good elevation change, and magnificent views. There are only two holes which run parallel. There is essentially no rough, only grass fairway bordered by sand, sagebrush, and scrub bushes. It can play to a massive 7925 yards to 5706 yards."

Address : 2808, East Rochelle drive, Rawlins, Wyoming 82301
Telephone: (307) 324-7121
Year built 2005
Designer Ken Kavanaugh
Holes and yardage 18 holes, 7925, Par 72
Longest Par 5 653 yard, 14th hole
Longest Par 4 515 yard, 3rd hole
Longest Par 3 250 tard, 7th hole
Shortest hole 173 yard, Par3, 2nd hole
Toughest hole 444 yard, Par4, 13th hole
Grass : Bent Grass
Green fee : Between 35 & 45 USD. Great value for money.
Trivia : The course was a gift from Curt & Marian Rochelle - local sheep farmers who paid for the construction
Course and slope rating Tee Yardage Rating Slope
Brand 7925 75.9 136
Horseshoe 5706 70.9 124
13. Rockliffe Hall Golf Club

The Rockliffe Hall GC is a 18 hole ,7879 yard ,Par 72 design

History & course facts :

Located in the North of England, and a venue on the European Senior Tour, is this stunning and from the tiger tees a very long 7,879 yard layout. Situated in 375 acres of countryside on the North Yorkshire border, Rockliffe Hall boasts one of Europe's best golf courses where golf really is for all, whether you join as a member, play for the day with friends or if you stay as a hotel guest at their 5 red star resort.

The golf course features 5 sets of tees, has buggies and is a stern challenge - irrespective of which tee you choose to play from. Marc Westenborg from Hawtree design was responsible for the layout of this course which opened in 2009 .There is some talk that it may be a possible Ryder Cup venue - only time will tell. The course has some finely crafted holes including an island green on the 5th hole - a 181 yard design which incidentally is also the shortest hole on the course. With three 600 yard plus Par 5's your accuracy and distance off the tees will be put to test - again and again.

The course record is a stunning 9 under 63!

Address: Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa, Hurworth on Tees, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 2DU
Telephone: +44 (0)1325 729999
Year built 2009
Designer Hawtree
Holes and yardage 18 holes, 7879 yards, Par 72
Longest Par 5 664 yards
Longest Par 4 503 yards
Longest Par 3 242 yards
Shortest hole 181 yard, Par 3, 5th hole (Index 11)
Toughest hole 479 yard, Par 4, 8th hole
Grass: A4 creeping bent
Green fee: £65 per person (Friday & Saturday) & £55 per person (Sunday – Thursday)
Trivia: Three lakes, eight reed beds and mature trees have been added to a course which is already considered one of the UK's great 'risk and reward' tracks
Course and slope rating Tee Yardage Rating Slope
Gold 7879 77 -
Black 7233 74 -
White 6822 72 -
Yellow 6455 70 -
Red 5812 73 -
14. Ritz carltonDove mountain - Marana, Arizona, USA

Ritz carltonDove

History & course facts :

Legendary champion Jack Nicklaus took advantage of the high Sonoran desert setting to integrate strategy, variety and fair shot values into his Signature Design golf course at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain.Its his first Tucson golf course in 25 years, playing at elevations ranging from 2,300 to 3,200 feet. Nicklaus created 27 holes with unique challenges and distinct character, blending naturally among noble saguaros and the surrounding Tortolita Mountain Range.

The courses strike a balance between fulfilling the desired resort experience and meeting club membership standards. Host to the Accenture Match Play Championship(Feb. 21-27, 2011) this world-class competition features the top 64 players in the Official World Golf Ranking. The details of the each set of 9 holes is as under. The Tortolita + Wild Burro combination is the longest.


Par 36, 3894 yards, Serves as the front 9 for the Accenture match play championship Set against the backdrop of a majestic Saguaro cactus forest to the Wes


Par 36, 3955 yards Course winds along the base of the Tortolita Mountains

Wild Burro

Par 36, 3897 yards Jack Nicklaus' favorite nine holes at Dove Mountain that has incredible vistas of the Tortolita mountains


Golfweek "Best Resort Golf Courses" (2010) Golfweek magazine "Best Courses You Can Play - Arizona" (2010)

GOLF "Best New Public Courses (2009)

Golfweek "Best New Courses" (2009) LINKS "Best For Resort Lifestyle" (2009) Audubon International: Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary (2009) Golf. Inc. "First Place, Clubhouse Competition, Private Clubs (2009) Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC), Gold Nugget Award, Outstanding Public/Private Recreational Use Facility, Award of Merit

Source : Course Website

Address : Dove mountain, 6501 Boulder Bridge pass, Marana, Arizona-85658
Telephone: (520) 572-3500
Year built
Designer Jack Nicklaus
Holes and yardage 18 holes, 8102, Par 72
Longest Par 5 659 yard, 2nd hole - Tortolita
Longest Par 4 536 yard, 5th hole - Saguaro
Longest Par 3 253 yard, 8th hole -Wild Burro
Shortest hole 185 yard, Par 3, 6th hole, Saguaro
Toughest hole NA (as across 3 sets of 9 hole courses)
Grass : No Info
Green fee : 100 to 200 USD depending on month, twilight vs refular fee etc
Trivia :
Course and slope rating Tee Yardage Rating Slope
(TORTOLITA + WILD BURRO combo) Tour 7852 77.2 145
Blue 7250 74 144
Copper 6753 71.6 134
Yellow 6224 68.9 127
Ladies Yellow 6224 75.6 141
Green 5234 70.2 126