The love of golf transcends generations – father passing his love of the game to his child, then the child passing that love of the game onto their child, and so on and so on. It is also a bonding opportunity for families. We are very fortunate to have some of the best golf courses in the world within the borders of the United States , as well as those situated not too far away. Access these destinations and book your private charter to the best golf courses in the world.
The modern game of golf originated in Scotland, where it was banned by the King (James II) in 1457 since it interfered with learning archery. The ban was lifted in 1502 when another King (James IV) became a fan of the game himself. In 1764, the standard 18-hole golf course was created at St Andrews, Scotland, when members modified the course from 22 to 18 holes. The Musselburgh Links in East Lothian, Scotland have been certified as the oldest golf course in the world by Guinness World Records, with the oldest surviving rules of golf dating back to March of 1744!
Many of our clients charter aircraft simply to get to a world class golf course they have been looking forward to visiting. If you are considering chartering an aircraft for a party of golf fanatics, or one of the best courses in the world is on your “bucket list”, you might want to consider some of the courses listed below.
SOME OF THE WORLD'S BEST GOLF COURSES
Cypress Point Club, Pebble Beach, California
Mackenzie (1929), Par 72—6,536 yards
Cypress Point is a very private place, which explains why you won’t see casual players golfing away on the Pacific coastline. Located south of Pebble Beach in California’s Big Sur country, the club has an 18-hole course of rolling fairways. This club was designed by Dr. Alister Mackenzie, the architect of Augusta National Golf Club.
Muirfield Village Golf Club, Gullane, Scotland, United Kingdom
T. Morris (1889), Par 71—7,221 yards
Muirfield is home to the world’s oldest golfing society, and it opened in 1744. It is also the course that famed golfer Jack Nicklaus won his first of three British Open titles. Most golfers consider Muirfield to be a very demanding test of ability.
St. Andrews (Old Course), St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
Par 72—7,279 yards
Any serious (or non-serious for that matter!) golfer wants to play the Old Course at St. Andrews, the most famous one in the world. Golf has been played on this course on Scotland’s east coast since the 15th century. In addition to the Old Course, there are four more 18-hole courses, one 9-hole course, and a practice center that caters to golfers of all skill levels. All are public, but you must make reservations The Old Course is located in the stormy North Sea dunes and is challenging to even the best of golfers. For those of you who have no illusions as to your skill level, Strathtyrum Course is best. The nine-hole Balgove is great for children and beginners.
Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, California
Neville/Grant (1919), Par 72—6,737 yards
Pebble Beach Golf Links may be the best known course in the U.S. Make sure you don’t miss the outstanding views of the rocky shores that make up this part of California’s Pacific coast. Keep in mind that the wind can be a huge factor when playing this course.
Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Melbourne, Australia
Mackenzie/Russell (1926), Par 72—6,598 yards (East) and 6,589 yards (West)
Located in eastern Australia, this private club has two 18-hole courses, East and West. For tournaments and special members’ events, the club becomes a composite course consisting of 12 holes from the West and 6 from the East.
Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia
Mackenzie/Jones (1932), Par 72—6,905 yards
Each spring, the club in central Georgia is the site of the Masters Tournament, maybe the most famous tournament in the United States. Three of golf’s hardest and arguably most famous holes are here: the 11th, 12th, and 13th holes together known as “Amen Corner.”
Pinehurst Country Club, Pinehurst, North Carolina
D. Ross (1903-35), Par 72—7,051 yards
Pinehurst has eight outstanding courses and more holes than any other resort. Course No. 1 is the most picturesque in terms of design. However, all the courses have tree-lined fairways and numerous bunkers. Payne Stewart won the 1999 U.S. Open here with a dramatic 15-foot putt at the 18th hole.
Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle, N. Ireland, United Kingdom
T. Morris (1889) Dunn/Vardon, Par 72—6,968 yards
The more than 100-year-old Royal County Down Golf Club has two 18-hole courses: the Championship and the less difficult Annesley. Located about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Belfast and 90 miles (145 kilometers) from Dublin, the club is set between the mountains of Mourne and the Irish Sea. However, as beautiful as it may be, it is a very tough course to play, with the wind off the sea adding to the difficulty.
Let Northeastern Aviation assist you with a private charter to your dream golf outing – whether it be here in the United States or elsewhere, our experienced charter coordinators can ease your journey. Our fleet can accommodate small to large groups together with their luggage and clubs. We will assure your arrival in style without the hassle of commercial air travel, long security lines and intrusive inspections.
Contact Northeastern Aviation or call 1-800-234-0046 to discuss the best options available for your flight.