I would also add Tralee, and Buenavista in northern Tenerife should not be overlooked. Your list is quality though and Thracian Cliffs where I had a hole in one ranks with the world's best!
The Makai course in Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii has a wonderful cliffside ocean par three, althought the rest of the course doesn't measure up to the Prince course nearby.
Check out the Ring of Kerry Golf Course in Ireland.Magnificent setting with superb greens and great value.
NSWGC was tagged by Greg Norman (a member) on his facebook page to Pebble Beach in a photo from atop the 5th hill - "Pebble Beach eat your heart out".Truly spectacular course with a better array of holes than Pebble.If you are in Sydney any time make sure you play it, there is limited outside play.Also add in Clearwater Bay in Hong Kong for a stunning course beside the South China Sea.
Well done for featuring Chisholm Links,mDunedin, a must play if your in the South Island of New Zealand. The 300 yard par 4 third hole is the best 300 yarder in the world and on the ninth during a televised match, Bob Charles hit a 3 iron and Greg Turner hit a 4 iron for their third shots on a par 4. Andrew Magee and Todd Hamilton could notbreach in three!
chisholm links photos
Most of the golf course photos above are of the links in different light.
Either The Bay Course at Kapalua or our public course, Waiehu...
Can't believe that Kingsbarns did not make this list… It is the Pebble Beach of St. Andrews Scotland
Yes....The Sandpiper in Santa Barbara is an awesome course. I've played it twice and it owns me. I'm going to play it again this July and this time....I Win!!!
I have had the honor to play Many of the courses that you have presented.Bally bunion should be added along with Tralee in Ireland as well as Dornock in Scotland. Your selection is fabulous.Enjoy and add them to.your bucket list as a must do....
Loved the article - lots of fun! Have looked into pricing on any number of the courses mentioned and for the most part, there's not that much difference between them and the real 'Pebble Beach'. If I get tired of playing the one in Carmel CA, or have travels in a local area, good to know I have alternatives.