Most of the golf courses in the world are built to match the skill – sets of majority players, from beginner to intermediate to advanced. But, a few of them has thrown even the most iconic players in the sport to frustration due to their notoriously difficult nature. The difficulty of the course can be attributed to the genius of the architect of the course and all the elements that make it hard. Maybe these courses might not be the best in the world, but once you play on these courses, surely you will remember the game for a lifetime.
Bethpage Black (New York)
The courses at the Bethpage are divided and are named after colors. The course named ‘black’ is the hardest and also comes with a warning stating only the highest skilled golfers can play. The course is full of narrow fairways, green plateaus and massive bunkers and to add to all this, you are not allowed to use a golf cart! If you are playing from the back tee, you have to cover 7426 yards!
Le Touesserok Golf Course (Mauritius)
It is a 38-hectare property located to give picturesque views of the Indian Ocean and the tall mountains of the Ile aux Cerfs in Mauritius. Through this course, you will have to fight against than nine lakes, volcanic rocks, narrow topography and steep gullies. You will have to lose a lot of balls in this course, but it provides for great course management practice.
The Ocean Course (South Carolina)
The fairways in this course are unlike the other common ones, they are not bouncy and firm. To add to this, the wind is usually high in the area that can torture you along with the scalloped greens and bunkers. Also, the course is extremely long at 7610 yards, so again, you will have to lose plenty of balls. Make sure you carry them in sufficient number.
Carnoustie Golf Links (Scotland)
The golf link is located in a wind – strong area of the North Sea. It has reduced even the greats of the golfs to tears due to its peculiar arrangement of holes. The holes do not face in the same direction and one would have to constantly update their strategy also considering the wind direction and speed. Also the bunkers are extremely twisting and turning in nature.