The US offers some of the best golf courses in the world and whether you are a keen golfer yourself, or you enjoy following the sport, here are five destinations that should be on your list of travel in the near future.
Augusta National Golf Course, Georgia
Augusta National Golf Course is home of arguably the most famous tournament in the world, the US Masters. This beautiful course is unique and houses some of the attractions that you will be familiar with seeing on the TV, including Amen Corner, which consists of holes 11, 12 and 13. Sergio Garcia won the opening Major Championship of his career there last month and the Spaniard is +2500 in the latest golf odds on bet365 to defend his crown next April.
Pebble Beach Golf Links, California
Set on the west coast of the United States, Pebble Beach Golf Links offers the most magnificent view of the Carmel Bay and the Pacific Ocean. This is a great course to visit if you want more than watching some golf in your trip. There are four golf courses in the region. The main tournament held there each year on the PGA Tour is the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Riviera Country Club, California
The Riviera Country Club is on the outskirts of Los Angeles and it is one of the most exclusive golf courses anywhere in the world. It’s the venue used for the Genesis Open and the course is always in pristine condition. It was opened in 1926 as the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Since then it has hosted four Major Championships, the most recent being in 1998 for the US Senior Open. If you have never been to LA before then this would be the perfect excuse to visit the iconic city on the west coast.
Sawgrass is the home of The Players Championship, which is the unofficial fifth Major Championship in golf and takes place every May. The most iconic hole in the world is at this venue, which is the signature 17th hole where the green is surrounded by water. It is one of the trickiest challenges the players face on the PGA Tour all season. The stadium course holds 36,000, so make sure you book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
Torey Pines, California
One of the most recognisable golf resorts in the west of USA is Torey Pines in San Diego. The city is bursting with sport and golf is a huge part of that offering. Torey Pines consists of two golf courses. It hosts the Farmers Insurance Open in late January. All the top players of the Tour enjoy playing in the event, which was won earlier this year by one of the young and upcoming prospects in the game, Jon Rahm. San Diego is a great city to explore during your trip as you will find plenty to do during your break.
If you want to check all the dates for PGA Tour events before booking your trips, you can do so on their website where the full calendar for the 2016/17 season is listed.