Cloos Life: 5 Golf Courses fit for the Pro in you!
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Golf is considered one of the most timeless and classic gentleman's sports and at Christopher Cloos, we love sporting our Cloos glasses on a sunny day at one of our favorite golf course! In this journal we give you our guide to some of the world’s best golf courses, that should be on every true golfer’s bucket list.
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pebble Beach Golf Links is a public golf course on the west coast of the United States, located in Pebble Beach, California. Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful courses in the world, it hugs the rugged coastline and has wide open views of Carmel Bay, opening to the Pacific Ocean.
Pebble Beach was rated the No. 1 Public Course in the States and has hosted its sixth U.S. Open in 2019, more than any other course over the last 50 years. Future championships include a first U.S. Women’s Open in 2023, and a seventh U.S. Open in 2027. Every February, the PGA TOUR visits for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, a tradition that began in 1947.
Winged Foot Golf Club
Winged Foot Golf Club is a private club with two 18-hole golf courses located in Mamaroneck, New York. Winged Foot Golf Club was founded in 1921, by a consortium consisting mainly of members of The New York Athletic Club. The course architect is A.W. Tillinghast, one of America’s greatest golf court designers known for creating very difficult golf courses - and Winged Foot is no exception. The green complexes at Winged Foot give the golfers all they can handle by providing a high degree of variety, challenge and opportunity on each hole.
Today, Winged Foot is synonymous with everything American and certainly a true classic. The club has hosted numerous major golf events through the years and will be hosting the 2020 U.S. Open.
Photo credits: https://www.wfgc.org
Old Course at St. Andrews
The Old Course at St. Andrews is considered the oldest golf course in the world and commonly known as 'The Home of Golf'. It is a public course over common land in St. Andrews, Scotland, and is said to be one of the most iconic golf courses in the world.
For avid golfers around the world, playing The Old Course is the ultimate bucket list golf experience, offering the chance to follow in legendary footsteps of past Open Champions.
Nowhere else in the world will you find a place that is so enthusiastically devoted to golf as the town of St. Andrews, which makes the Old Course experience all the more charming and memorable.
Photo credits: https://www.standrews.com/Play/Courses/Old-course
The Royal Melbourne Golf Club
Royal Melbourne Golf Club is a 36-hole golf club in Australia, located in Black Rock, Victoria, a suburb southeast of Melbourne. Its West and East courses are respectively ranked number 1 and 6 in Australia. The West course is ranked in the top-five courses in the world. Founded 128 years ago in 1891, it is Australia's oldest extant and continually existing golf club. Unlike many metropolitan golf venues, The Royal Melbourne Golf Club has a capacity for 15,000 spectators.
Photo credits: https://www.visitmelbourne.com/regions/melbourne/things-to-do/tours/sports-tours/golfselect/golf-on-the-melbourne-sandbelt
Overall, the Royal Melbourne Golf Club has been described as a golf facility, located in the best possible piece of land. The golf courses are dramatic, built in a raw landscape, where the sandy soil provides optimal conditions for having a golf course that is in an ideal condition all year.
Shinnehock Hills Golf Club
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is a links-style golf club located in an unincorporated area of the Town of Southampton on Long Island, New York, situated between the Peconic Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Shinnecock Hills claims to be the oldest formal organized golf club in the United States (1891), to have the oldest golf clubhouse in the U.S. (1892), and to have been the first to admit women, which it did from the start.
Photo credits: http://www.golf.com/courses-and-travel/photo/2018/06/06/shinnecock-hills-tour-2018-us-open-course
It has hosted several important events, notably five U.S. Opens, most recently being the 2018 U.S. Open. It is scheduled to host a sixth in 2026. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. It is routinely ranked as one of the top golf courses in the United States.