Spyglass Hill: California, USA
Spyglass Hill is rated one of the toughest courses in the world from the Championship tees, boasting a course rating of 75.3 and a slope rating of 148. The PGA Tour consistently lists Spyglass Hill’s holes 6, 8 and 16 among the toughest on the tour, and during the 1999 United States Amateur, the stroke average of the field during medal play was in excess of 79.
Sheshan Golf Club: Shanghai, China
Located near the Sheshan National Forest Park and only 20 minutes from downtown Shanghai, this 18- hole private golf course has quickly established itself as the premier golf club in Shanghai. In designing the course, over 1.5 million cubib meters of earth was moved to create individual valleys and dramatic settings for each hole. The golf course features over 10,000 trees with two of the signature holes, the short Par 4 16th and Par 3 17th playing around a 50-meter deep rock quarry. Fairways, tees and roughs have been planted with seashore pas pablum and the greens with Penn A1 bent grass. The clubhouse and villas have been designed in a Tuscany style and is some of the most expensive real estate in the city.
The Texas Tour: Famous Holes from TX Courses
The Texas Tour is a compilation of famous holes from different Texas Golf Courses. The Texas Tour is another shot-maker’s course with very narrow fairways and small undulating greens. This is truly a Texas sized golf course.
Nine Dragons Resort and Golf Club: China
Nine dragons, named for the nine hills shaped like the backs of nine dragons, is located 1 hour outside of Shanghai, although its construction is not yet completed. This makes the course’s simulated version the only way to play it! The course’s layout makes it the most dramatic championship course in all of China. With magnificent views of both the ocean and the valley below, Nine Dragons is home to some of the most challenging and beautiful golf holes anywhere.
Nine Dragons Resort and Golf Club: China
Located in the Nine Dragons Hill National Park, Nine Dragons Hill Admirals Golf Club is a Ron Carl design featuring 2 distinct nines. The Sea view Nine sits 150 meters above the Ocean and provides a stunning view over the entire Nine Dragons Hill Resort. The Manor View Nine rolls through the scenery of lakes and forest with some of the trees being over 300 years old.
Oriental University City Golf Course: Langfang, China
This course is also located overseas in China. The University Golf Course is another true test. There is a tremendous amount of bunkers on each hole, thus making your approach to greens that much more important. If putting is not your thing, you might want to try an easier course.
Teeth of the Dog at Casa De Campo: Dominican Republic
Ranked the number one course in the Caribbean and 34th in the top 100 courses in the world by Golf Magazine, play Teeth’s seven holes directly on the Caribbean Sea. The “Teeth” course attracts the best professional and amateur golfers in the world. Tricky shots include a devilish dogleg and signature Dye obstacles such as elevated greens and trick of the eye trees. Top-notch caddies are ready and eager to guide you through the terrain.
Pebble Beach: California, USA
The game of golf is at its worldwide best at Pebble Beach Resorts, ranked the No. 1 golf resort in America by Golf Digest Magazine in 2002. Each of Pebble Beach Resorts’ four courses offers a unique heritage, breathtaking beauty, and a once in a lifetime experience.
Old Palm Golf Club: Palm Beach, Florida, USA
In keeping with a commitment to present a golf program steeped in tradition and created for the “player,” the Old Palm golf course has been designed by golfing great and Hall of Fame member Raymond Floyd. Serving as the Club’s Honorary Chairman, Mr. Floyd is intimately and personally involved in the design, development and maintenance of this exclusive club and golf course to ensure that Old Palm Golf Club stands as one of the finest clubs and courses in the world. Old Palm Golf Club will be known as Raymond Floyd’s home course and will serve as a residence for his family.
The Far East Tour: Shanghai, China
9-hole course located west of Shanghai, China in the Sheshan Nation Forest Park. Beware: Lots of trees!
Huzhou Hot Spring Golf Club: Huzhou, China
Another great course in our tour of China! SPECIAL GRAPHICS: Moving trees and foliage, moving water, waterfalls, improved water reflections.
Pine Rivers Championship Golf Club: Fantasy Course
This is another challenging course with plenty of elevation changes and well-placed bunkers. Water will come into play on some holes along with several other types of hazards. High Handicappers beware.
Waterlefe Golf and River Club: Fantasy Course
If you like swimming, this golf course is for you. If you hit your golf ball all over the course, you are going to wish you packed your scuba gear. There is plenty of water on each hole, along with narrow fairways and rolling greens.
Tuscany Reserve: Florida, USA
Tuscany Reserve’s championship course meanders along terraced hillsides with water features slowly spilling over aging stone walls into narrow finger-lakes and channels. A picturesque farm-like landscape of olive groves and flowering orchards helps create the look and feel of Tuscany. The Tuscan landscape is reflected in the topography of the golf course, with a variety of uphill and downhill holes.
Donald Ross Memorial: Michigan, USA
The Donald Ross Memorial Golf Course is a composite of classic golf holes designed by Donald Ross in the early part of the century and re-created at Boyne from some of the architect’s most renowned courses. With tight tree lined fairways and strategically placed bunkers, this course is beautiful and will provide an ample challenge for any skilled golfer.
The Heather: Michigan, USA
Ranked #55- Top 100 courses you can play-Golf Magazine. This is the course that started it all in Northern Michigan. A classic winding it’s way through north woods forest and a blueberry bog. A shotmaker’s favorite, this course features excellent risk reward challenges.
Bay Harbor Golf Club: Michigan, USA
The Bay Harbor Golf Club is beautifully poised upon the stately bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan and Little Traverse Bay, within the heart of one of the most picturesque locations in the Midwest. A view of Lake Michigan and the eighteenth green of the Bay Harbor Golf Course is framed like a living portrait by birch trees through large windows of the dining room and bar.
Atlantis: Fantasy Golf Course
Not for the faint of heart, this course will challenge even the best. Thin fairways, overly abundant water, and plenty of sand await the adventurous golfer at this stunningly beautiful, yet admittedly perilous course. “If you don’t hit the ball straight, don’t play here.” – Pete Inglese (Virtual Dunes Member)
Parkland Golf and Country Club: Florida, USA
From the earthy panache of Coral Gables to the timeless beauty of the European country side, Parkland Golf and Country Club will offer a lifestyle beyond the cliché. Refined by picturesque water features, graceful landscaping, and classic architectural distinction.
The Preserve: North Carolina, USA
The Preserve Golf Club combines the course design talent of Love & Associates, with the player design skills of principal Davis Love III to provide you with as fine a golfing experience as you will ever have. The rolling, heavily treed North Carolina Countryside has been skillfully molded into a championship course reminiscent of the old traditional courses found in the northeast.
The Olde Course: Fantasy Course
Based on the famous Old Course at St. Andrews, this course features many deep pot bunkers and slopped greens. Make sure you keep the driver in the fairway and avoid the strategically placed hazards.
Shady Dunes: Fantasy Course
Shady Dunes is a nice challenge for any golfer. Large fairways and greens make golf at Shady Dunes an enjoyable course to play.
Par Three Showcase: Fantasy Course
This course is a selection of nine beautiful par-3 holes. Don’t let the name fool you though, distance might not be an issue, but accuracy surely will be.
Myrtle Beach Tour: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC is home to 118 well groomed golf courses. Our Myrtle Beach tour is a selection of 18 of the most memorable holes from the area, from courses such as Oyster Bay Links, Pine Lake Golf Club, and Myrtle Woods Golf Club.
Venetian Golf and River: Florida USA
Venetian Golf & River Club unveils a premier golf experience. With more than 660 acres of the 1,039- acre span devoted to open spaces, it would be tempting to play the course based solely on the view. However, the course provides much more, with challenging holes, water hazards, grass hollows and wide fairways. This 18-hole Par-72 masterpiece is a Chip Powell design. He took his design inspiration from the early masters, offering players the opportunity to play golf “the way it was
meant to be played”.
The Links at Casa De Campo: Dominican Republic
The Links course, also designed by Pete Dye, has a moderately hilly track with tall bahia and guinea grass roughs as well as plenty of sand traps to keep you on your toes. Thought by some to be reminiscent of traditional British and Scottish courses, there are several lagoons and even lakes with wading birds. There are five holes where water comes into play on this course making it a challenge unto itself.
The Hollow Grounds: Fantasy Course
The Hollow Grounds is an enjoyable course with large fairways and lots of room to make mistakes. This is a very enjoyable course for any level golfer.
Sunridge: Fantasy Course
Sunridge is modeled after a course located in Arizona. Beautiful rock formations and natural elevation changes highlight this golfer friendly course.
Red Rock Valley: Fantasy Course
This is a beginner’s paradise. Based in a rock-desert environment, Red Rock Valley is our most novice course. With wide-open fairways and flat greens anyone can play Red Rock Valley. If you want to play a round and forget about water or trees, this course is perfect!