Golf Course of the Month 2008
TPC at Sawgrass Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
The TPC at Sawgrass is a well-known golf course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and was the inaugural Tournament Players Club. Sawgrass has two courses, the Stadium Course and the Valley Course, and is also home to the PGA Tour's headquarters.
The Stadium Course at the TPC at Sawgrass is home to The Players Championship, the PGA Tour's flagship event, and is widely regarded as one of the toughest golf courses in the world. Opened in 1980 and designed by noted golf-course architects Pete and Alice Dye, the Stadium Course was revolutionary for its radical "stadium" concept -- like in other sports, fans at the TPC sit in "stands" made of raised mounds of grass -- and for its brutal design.
It is best known, though, for its signature hole, the par-3, 132-yard 17th, known simply as the "Island Green", one of golf's most recognizable and difficult holes. (more on wikipedia)
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Hong Kong Golf Club, Fanling -
Its three full 18 hole courses at Fanling and a 9 hole Par 3 course at Deep Water Bay, along with its swimming pools, tennis courts, excellent restaurants and top class accommodation, have made The Hong Kong Golf Club one of the premier golfing complexes to be found anywhere.
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San Lorenzo -
Ranked second best golf course in Europe in 1995, San Lorenzo is the perfect example of a brilliantly designed and executed course. Located just 20 minutes from Faro, it's not to be missed.
Located in the Algarve, the San Lorenzo golf course is laid out around the Ria Formosa, an estuary that empties into the Atlantic. Its fairways take you from a majestic pine tree forest all the way to the edge of the ocean. But, watch out! Its many water hazards require precision shots to avoid penalty strokes.
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The Belfry, West Midlands, England - As the UK headquarters of the PGA and spiritual home of the Ryder Cup, the noble game and The Belfry are inextricably linked.The Belfry has become synonymous with golf and a Mecca for both professional and amateur players. more...
Golf du Gouverneur Monthieux, France
The Governor�s golf is one of those rare sites where serenity prevails at once. Here time has stopped, so that you can enjoy the beauty of nature. The Breuil Castle and its outbuildings still reflect all the refinement that had been the Dombes Governor�s priviledge for a long time.
The freetone stairs, the vast and stately livingroom, the warmth of wood panelling and leather remind you constantly of the nobility of the place, now open for your exclusive pleasure. The Governor�s Golf is a natural paradise where you can also take the time to appreciate six centuries of tradition.
hotels near Golf du Gouverneur
Tel: + 33 4 72 26 40 34 / Fax: + 33 4 72 26 41 61 / Website: www.golfgouverneur.fr
Castello di Tolcinasco Golf & Country Club, Pieve Emanuele, Italy
The golf course offers golf enthusiasts a varied parcours with different levels of difficulty. The 36-hole course is situated in the middle of a wonderful, 120 ha large park, to which also a romantic castle and a granary belong. ...more
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Black Mountain Golf Club, Hua Hin, Thailand
Black Mountain is the 7th and newest golf course in Hua Hin and was
transformed from lush jungle and pineapple plantations. The course is set in
a valley, just next to the "Black Mountain�s", which are so named because of
the large black rocks set into the mountains, providing a nice backdrop to
many of the holes.