Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Golf can be a beautiful game. However, no matter how good your last stroke is, the current can completely reverse with your next move.
Here are some golf courses that will probably make you feel defeated.
1. Ocean Trail, South Carolina, United States
One of the world’s most famous golf courses, the Ocean Course, designed by Pete Day, tops the list.
The combination of large sand dunes, thorny wetlands and smooth vegetation on the course can make even the best players feel defeated.
Carnoustie Golf Links, Dundee, Scotland
This path is found along the hard coast of the North Sea.
The track earned the nickname “Carnastie” during the 1999 Open Championship as it brought tears to the eyes of Sergio Garcia after he was the last player to complete the match.
The Kolawe Golf Club Course, Oahu, Hawaii
Although the Colau Golf Club’s course is not as difficult as the first two courses, it is still tough.
When the track was first opened, officials gave it a difficulty rating of 162, but the USGA did not accept it because the highest difficulty rating was 155.
Therefore, the association sent its own team to grade the track, which resulted in a higher slope rating, which is 172. Since then, the track has undergone changes to facilitate play, and the slope rating is now 152.
4. Westling Straits, Wisconsin, USA
Built on the deserted grounds of an artillery group on the shores of Lake Michigan, this track was also designed by Pete Day.
When golfer Lee Westwood first saw the course, he said, “I was told 10 holes is difficult, 8 holes is impossible. I’m still trying to figure out which of the 10 holes is the most difficult.”
5. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Club Track, Liajiang, China
With this course you will play golf at an altitude of more than 3,000 meters above sea level.
The thin air of this course, which is located 3,040 meters above sea level in the Himalayas, allows the golf ball to continue.
It also allows the ball to move a greater distance left and right, and this factor makes it more difficult to traverse the path.
The ‘Palm’ track Saugana Golf Club, Malaysia
This road is so challenging that it has earned the nickname “Cobra”.
Among the previous winners of this track is Vijay Singh, who was previously considered the number one player in the world.
Only players who are good at hitting the ball can win at Saugana Golf Club.
7. Bethpage Black Trail, New York, United States
This course is so challenging that there is a sign at the first launch point that reads: “The Black Trail is a very challenging course, and we only recommend it to highly skilled golfers.”
The late track designer, AW Tillinghust, described the track as “wild”.
8. Cape kidnappers, New Zealand
This route is difficult and dangerous because it includes 183 meter cliffs by the sea.
The course was designed by Tom Dock, many of its holes were exposed to the winds of the Pacific Ocean, and it is difficult to keep the ball in line during play.
9. Le Toissrock Track, Mauritius
This course was designed by the German Bernard Langer and is located on his private island.
The path is charmingly beautiful, but very challenging.
10. “Championship Links”, “Royal County Down”, Northern Ireland
This course is repeatedly named the best golf course outside the United States.
The large sand dunes will not protect you from the winds blowing from Dundrum Bay, on which this path is located.