photo credit: SouthAsiaGolf Les Bordes is the most difficult course in Europe. The par is 72, the course record is one under 71 (by Jean Van de Velde). It is so hard, if you break 80 off the championship tees, you are permanently recognized - your name, golf club and national flag will be included on the club's honor role.
The course creators were, Baron Marcel Bich (founder of BIC pens) and his friend Yoshiaki Sakurai. It was created as a place to invite friends for their own personal pleasure.
If you play this course, take one hole at a time. It is a pyramid that increases in difficulty as the course is played. Achieve a goal of scoring 80 and you have really accomplished a monumental achievement.
photo credit: Brian J. McDermott Other than the Old Course at St. Andrews, Augusta National (home of The Masters), is the most famous in the world. Augusta National is a masterpiece and if you, by an unusual quirk of fate, have an opportunity to play it, here is what you need:
Because the greens are so incredibly fast at Augusta, in order to gain control of your shots, you have to play the slopes. This will allow you to stop the ball quicker than you could if you played the contours of the green. This is one course where you have to know which way the green slopes and how best to plan your approach. Execute your approach to fire into the slopes.
For amatuers at Augusta, two putt greens come at a premium.
photo credit: danperry.com Located at 5350 East Marriott Dr., Phoenix AZ., the J.W. Marriott Resort offers an unforgettable golfing experience. The Arnold Palmer Signature course is a 6675 yard par 72 layout. Designed by 'The King' himself, the Palmer course is a true test of golf. The course is kept in outstanding condition. The greens hold nicely and run true, there are undulations but none are too severe. The fairways are very similar to those at the famous Firestone C.C. (South) in Akron, Ohio, slightly spongy yet firm, a pleasure to play from.
The staff exhibited a high degree of professionalism and were very accommodating. The grounds-crew were courteous enough to remain motionless during all golf shots (rare today).
Wildfire at Marriott receives a “must play” rating. This is one track that won't disappoint you ! See PGA Pro Jeff Johnston and tell him we sent you ! PH: 888-705-7775