Millions of people play golf across the world, and when it comes to the professionals, there is today a huge amount of prize money on offer for the top performers. Of course, it’s like anything else – you have to be at the very top of the game to earn these rewards, not an ‘average club player’ like most of us!
There are some fantastic golf courses around the world which host these professional events. Tickets to see the world’s top players are always hugely in demand, and these iconic and prestigious events really are a highlight in the sporting calendar. Let’s have a look at what the team here at Spaceworks Furniture Hire think are the UK’s most iconic golf courses in the UK. From historic links to stunning parklands, these courses have hosted legendary moments and have become synonymous with the sport – the UK really is a golfer’s paradise!
1 – St Andrews, Scotland – This is known as the ‘home of golf’. It is steeped in history and tradition, and has seen some of golf’s most iconic moments. As a result, it continues to attract golfers from around the world.
2 – Royal Birkdale, Southport – Renowned for its dramatic dunes, this championship links course has hosted The Open on numerous occasions, and is a memorable experience for all those who have the good luck to be able to play it.
3 – Muirfield, Scotland – Located in East Lothian, Muirfield has undulating fairways, strategically placed bunkers and magnificent views – what more could you want from a challenging golf course! The experience of playing this course is cherished by golfers from around the world.
4 – Royal County Down, Northern Ireland – Nestled beneath the backdrop of the Mourne Mountains, this prestigious golf course is a dream come true for those who play it. It is a must-play destination for serious golfers who want, and enjoy, a challenge!
5 – Royal St George’s, Kent – Located in Sandwich, this course has challenging fairways and is also known for its unpredictable winds and undulating terrain. Precision is the name of the game here – don’t stray too far into the rough!
Whilst we all strive to be the best we can be, the reality is that not all of us will have the opportunity to play these iconic courses, so we’ll have to make do with watching on TV or going and enjoying one of the prestigious events that take place at these venues.
Whatever level of player you are at, remember to simply enjoy the game, more than anything else!