United States: Pebble Beach Golf Links
The Pebble Beach Golf Links course in California is one of the best known courses in the United States and has even hosted the US Open five times. The course hugs the Pacific Coast and has panoramic ocean views. The awe-inspiring views create the perfect setting to hit that hole-in-one.A minimum two night stay is required to play golf here. The fee to play here in $495 (Around Rs 28,000) for a round.
New Zealand: Cape Kidnappers
Located on New Zealand’s North Island, the course has one of the most dramatic locations in the world. Built on 5,000-acre sheep station, it is characterised by jagged ridges on one side and a plunging drop in the other. A far cry from usual courses, Cape Kidnappers is a great getaway and one of the most natural courses ever made. Green fees start at £115 per round.
India: Aamby Valley
Fancy a good round of golf but not in a mood to travel abroad? Head over to Aamby Valley in Maharashtra – one of India’s finest new courses. The course, which is driving distance from both Mumbai and Pune, has been voted the Indian Golf Course of the Year in 2011 by the Professional Golfers Association. Green fee per round here is Rs 3,500, including the golf kits and shoes it costs around Rs 5,000- Rs 6000
India: Royal Calcutta Golf Club
An oasis in the heart of Kolkata, it is the oldest golf club outside the British Isle (it was set up in 1829) and is a monument in itself. The course, which has gained notoriety for looking deceptively easy, still remains one of the best courses in India. Up for the challenge? Tariff to play here is Rs 1,700 for members and Rs 2,000 for guests.
Scotland: St Andrews (Old Course)
Tiger Woods swears by this golf course and often says it’s his favourite course to play at. A golf aficionado would do anything to play at the most famous and reputed course in the world. Golf has been played on this heathery patch of land since the 15th century. The best part? Old Course is open to the public, but reservations are a must. Fee to play at the historic course varies all year around between (Rs 4500 to Rs 10,000)
Barabados: Green Monkey
Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean Islands, Barbados is best known for its pristine blue waters and stunning landscape. What better place to play golf then? The Green Monkey, an ultra-exclusive golf course is a grassy island carved in the shape of… a green monkey. The exposed rock faces and dramatic, lush green slopes offer a once in a lifetime experience that cannot be missed! Rates vary from approximately Rs 8,500- Rs 11,500 for an 18-hole game.
Brunei: Empire Hotel and Country Club
The perfect place for those who don’t want to travel cross-continent and prefer a holiday closer to home, the Empire Hotel and Country Club is the place to be. Considered one of the glitziest country clubs on earth, the golf course at the Empire Country Club lives up to the opulence of the country of Brunei. Gold pillars and soaring ceilings make up the signature look of the world class golf resort. Tariff for a round of golf is between Rs 6,000 to Rs 12,000 depending on time, season and guests.
France: Four Seasons Resort Provence, Terre Blanche
Initially meant for the guests who stay at the Four Seasons, the fabulous chateau course at Terre Blanche is now accepting a limited amount of outside visitor play. The course provides jaw-dropping views of the surrounding Provence countryside and weaves through quiet forests and lakes. Consider a round of good golf and relaxing the many villas that dot the course. Two nights and two rounds here will cost around Rs 50,000.
An easy alternative to travelling to France or Scotland would be flying to Indonesia for the state-of-the-art golf course resort, Amanusa. One of the most accessible destination is South East Asia, staying at the Amanusa earns guests a complimentary use of Bali’s three golf clubs- The Bali Golf and Country Club, The Nirwana Bali Golf Club and The Bali Handara Country Club. course nestled in tropical green hills and surrounded by the deep blue Indian Ocean only a few hours from India, what’s there not to love? Tariff is approximately Rs 34,000 – Rs 52,000 per night with a round of golf.
Northern Ireland: Royal County Down
One of the oldest and most coveted courses in Ireland, the Royal County Down hugs the coastline near the small town of Newcastle. Considered a very challenging course, players must clear a sea of thorny shrubs as well as trees and tall grass to play at certain holes on the course. Fees to play here start at around £65 (Rs 6,000) per round.
Amanda Deviana said: Woooow, those golf courses are so expensive!!! While I just trying to learn it in my city, Bandung, Indonesia…. But I`m not a big fan of golf thought… It`s so booooreeeddd and also I can`t mix tennis (which I love) with golf. I should choose one of them, and I choose tennis which is more fun!!! and not that expensive…
Here`s the pic when I learned golf with my mom… not interesting actually lol, just love the field and the fresh air XD and also it`s very expensive. The information I got from the caddy, for playing one course minimum u should pay for 500.000 IDR – 1.500.000 IDR each. Plus tips for the caddy of course, and I should buy the golf sticks (more than 1 golf stick if u want to play because each field has it`s own stick!), and blah blah blah… No no no, I`d better use the money to traveling around the world or give it to the poor… This time I just curious and want to try it…