5. Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
This is a links style golf course. A links is the oldest type of golf course in the world. The style came all the way from Britain. Links is a Scots term for rising ground. Ergo, a links style golf course is defined as one which has lots of dunes and sandy soil.
This golf club is located in Southampton, Long Island, New York.
It was the host of the US Open for four times in 3 different centuries. It is known to be the oldest golf club in the whole United States.
4. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
This golf resort is divided into four links, so it’s quite massive. It’s located in Bandon, Oregon. The resort’s second course is known to be the best, that is Pacific Dunes. At one time it was rated the number one golf course in the US by Golfweek magazine.
3. National Golf Links of America
Another golf course in Southampton in Long Island. Because of its exclusivity, many people regard it as snooty. Although, that doesn’t stop rich people from enjoying this golf course with great vistas.
4. Oakmont Country Club
Known as the oldest top-ranked golf course in America, this quaint little club is a diamond in the east. It opened around 113 years ago in 1903. It has been consistently been in the top five golf courses according to Golf Digest.
5. Augusta National Golf Club
Perhaps in the top 5 of most famous golf clubs in the world. It has hosted 1 of the 4 major championships in professional golf. In 2009, it was ranked number one by Golf Digest. Its course architecture shines above all common golf courses in the world.
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