The Heritage Golf Resort - Seve Ballesteros statue
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The Heritage Golf Resort - Seve Ballesteros statue
A Seve Ballesteros statue celebrates the Ballesteros Course at The Heritage Golf Resort outside Dublin, Ireland. Courtesy of The Heritage Golf Resort
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Laurel Valley Country Club - Arnold Palmer statue
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Laurel Valley Country Club - Arnold Palmer statue
A rainbow appeared over the Arnold Palmer statue at the Laurel Valley Country Club on the day of the King's funeral. Courtesy of Laurel Valley Country Club
Wentworth Golf Club - Bernard Gallacher statue
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Wentworth Golf Club - Bernard Gallacher statue
Bernard Gallacher, a 10-time winner on the European Tour, was a pro at the Wentworth Golf Club in England for 25 years. Courtesy of Wentworth Golf Club
Amigos Del Golf Santa Marina - Seve Ballesteros statue
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Amigos Del Golf Santa Marina - Seve Ballesteros statue
Seve Ballesteros, a legend in Spain, was immortalized with this statue at the Amigos Del Golf Santa Marina. Courtesy of Amigos Del Golf Santa Marina
Hazeltine National Golf Club - Walking Man statue
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Hazeltine National Golf Club - Walking Man statue
The Walking Man statue is also the logo of Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota. Courtesy of Hazeltine National Golf Club
Riviera Country Club - Ben Hogan statue
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Riviera Country Club - Ben Hogan statue
A Ben Hogan statue at the Riviera Country Club near L.A. Courtesy of Riviera Golf and Tennis, Inc.
Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course - Francis Ouimet and Eddie Lowery statues
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Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course - Francis Ouimet and Eddie Lowery statues
Legendary amateur Francis Ouimet, who won the 1913 U.S. Open held at The Country Club in Brookline with 10-year-old caddie Eddie Lowery, is immortalized at the Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course. Courtesy of Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course
South Creek at Myrtle Beach National's clubhouse
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South Creek at Myrtle Beach National's clubhouse
Myrtle Beach National's clubhouse is shared by three courses: South Creek, King's North and the West course. Designer Arnold Palmer has a statue out front. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Sweetgrass Golf Club - eagles statue
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Sweetgrass Golf Club - eagles statue
A wood carving of eagles on the 13th hole at the Sweetgrass Golf Club in Michigan's upper peninsula. Courtesy of Sweetgrass Golf Club
The Shire London - Seve Ballesteros statue
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The Shire London - Seve Ballesteros statue
A Seve Ballesteros statue greets visitors to The Shire London, his only 18-hole design in the United Kingdom. Courtesy of Andy Hiseman
Ko Olina Golf Club - Lady Luck Ladybug statue
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Ko Olina Golf Club - Lady Luck Ladybug statue
The Ladybug statue at the Ko Olina Golf Club on Oahu was inspired by Hawaii�۪s own Michelle Wie, who won the 2014 LPGA LOTTE Championship at the course. Courtesy of Ko Olina Golf Club
Muirfield Village community entrance - Jack Nicklaus statue
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Muirfield Village community entrance - Jack Nicklaus statue
A statue of local legend Jack Nicklaus at the community entrance near the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Ohio. Courtesy of Jim Mandeville/Nicklaus Companies
Vahalla Golf Club - Jack Nicklaus statue
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Vahalla Golf Club - Jack Nicklaus statue
A statue of Jack Nicklaus at the Vahalla Golf Club in Kentucky. Courtesy of Jim Mandeville/Nicklaus Companies
Casa de Campo - Pete Dye statue
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Casa de Campo - Pete Dye statue
A Pete Dye statue at the famed Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Sedgefield Country Club - Donald Ross statue
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Sedgefield Country Club - Donald Ross statue
A Donald Ross statue at Sedgefield Country Club in North Carolina. Courtesy of Sedgefield Country Club
Long Bay Golf Club - Nicklaus statue
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Long Bay Golf Club - Nicklaus statue
The statue of course designer Jack Nicklaus outside the clubhouse at the Long Bay Golf Club near Myrtle Beach, S.C. Courtesy of Long Bay Golf Club
Riverhill Country Club - Byron Nelson statue
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Riverhill Country Club - Byron Nelson statue
A statue of Byron Nelson at the Riverhill Country Club in Texas. Courtesy of Riverhill Country Club
The Grand Golf Club - Bobby Jones statue
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The Grand Golf Club - Bobby Jones statue
A Bobby Jones statue swings toward the first fairway of the The Grand Golf Club in San Diego. Only guests of the Fairmont Grand Del Mar can play the private Tom Fazio course. Courtesy of The Grand Golf Club
Old Head Golf Links - stone monuments
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Old Head Golf Links - stone monuments
Large stone monuments are located throughout the Old Head Golf Links, telling players stories about the history of the location and the dramatic cliff-side course in Ireland. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Tain Golf Club - Old Tom Morris
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Tain Golf Club - Old Tom Morris
A carving of Old Tom Morris greets golfers at Tain Golf Club in the Scottish Highlands. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
PGA National - Champion golf course - hole 15
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PGA National - Champion golf course - hole 15
The 15th tee on at PGA National's Champion Course, complete with statue and plaque, begins the Bear Trap. Courtesy of PGA National Resort and Spa
Tralee Golf Club - Arnold Palmer statue
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Tralee Golf Club - Arnold Palmer statue
Jason Scott Deegan poses with the Arnold Palmer statue at Tralee Golf Club in Ireland. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Peter Hay Golf Course at Pebble Beach - monument
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Peter Hay Golf Course at Pebble Beach - monument
Pro Frank Lickliter II posed for this monument from the 2000 U.S. Open that sits on the Peter Hay Golf Course at Pebble Beach Resorts. Courtesy of Pebble Beach Resorts
Leopard Creek C.C. golf course - no. 5
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Leopard Creek C.C. golf course - no. 5
A statue, like this one on no. 5, accompanies every hole at Leopard Creek Country Club in South Africa to symbolize the leopard in various states, from awakening to hunting to the kill. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Donald Ross and Richard S. Tufts at Pinehurst
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Donald Ross and Richard S. Tufts at Pinehurst
The statue of Donald Ross the designer of the No 2 course (left) and Richard S Tufts, founder of Pinehurst, can be found near the clubhouse. Getty Images
Byron Nelson statue at TPC Las Colinas
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Byron Nelson statue at TPC Las Colinas
Byron's Circle. A statue of Byron Nelson stands in the entrance of the course at the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas in Irving, Texas Getty Images
Payne Stewart Statue at Pinehurst
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Payne Stewart Statue at Pinehurst
Payne Stewart's iconic 1999 U.S. Open fist-pump is immortalized behind the green at Pinehurst No. 2. Matt Ginella/Golf Advisor
Stanley Thompson Statue
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Stanley Thompson Statue
Diminutive in height, Stanley Thompson had a larger-than-life persona and left behind some of Canada's most prized courses, including Cape Breton Highlands in Nova Scotia. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Pete Dye at French Lick Mansion
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Pete Dye at French Lick Mansion
A statue of Indiana native Pete Dye greets golfers at his challenging course at French Lick, with one of his famous quotes: "The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody would put a flag stick on top... Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Lough Erne Resort - Nick Faldo statue
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Lough Erne Resort - Nick Faldo statue
Golfers pass a statue of Nick Faldo on the way to the first tee at the Lough Erne Resort. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri - Buffalo
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Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri - Buffalo
A buffalo statue on display near the clubhouse at Buffalo Ridge Springs (while actual buffalo roam in the distance). Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Kauai Lagoons Golf Club in Lihue - No. 3
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Kauai Lagoons Golf Club in Lihue - No. 3
On Kauai's Hokuala course, animal statues sit at several tee boxes like the third hole: "Camel." Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arnold Palmer Statue - Bay Hill Club & Lodge
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Arnold Palmer Statue - Bay Hill Club & Lodge
The latest statue of Arnold Palmer was unveiled at the 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. Getty Images
Austin Country Club - Penick
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Austin Country Club - Penick
Famed teacher Harvey Penick is immortalized in this statue with pupil and ACC member Tom Kite near the first tee of Austin Country Club. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
The Hills Golf Club - wolves
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The Hills Golf Club - wolves
An incredible set of sculptures, featuring more than 100 wolves attacking a swordsman, lines the 18th hole of The Hills Golf Club, home of the New Zealand PGA Championship. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Royal Jersey Golf Club - Harry Vardon Statue
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Royal Jersey Golf Club - Harry Vardon Statue
This statue at Royal Jersey Golf Club honors favorite son Harry Vardon, who in 1900 became the first Englishman to capture the U.S. Open. Clive Agran/GolfAdvisor
Pinehurst Resort & C.C. - Putter Boy
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Pinehurst Resort & C.C. - Putter Boy
The famous Putter Boy statue watches over the five courses that operate out of the main clubhouse at Pinehurst. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Ballybunion Golf Club - Bill Clinton statue
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Ballybunion Golf Club - Bill Clinton statue
Before or after a round at Ballybunion Golf Club, every American should visit the Bill Clinton statue in the village. Courtesy photo
Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort - Old Tom Morris statue
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Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort - Old Tom Morris statue
Old Tom Morris stands guard at his links at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort in Ireland. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Killeen Castle - Jack Nicklaus statue
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Killeen Castle - Jack Nicklaus statue
This statue of Killeen Castle designer Jack Nicklaus stands near the first tee. Jason Scott Deegan/TravelGolf
Royal Links Statue in Las Vegas
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Royal Links Statue in Las Vegas
Royal Links Golf Club in Las Vegas offers all the tradition of the British Open courses in Scotland and England. Courtesy of Royal Links G.C.
Heritage Hills Golf Course - statue
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Heritage Hills Golf Course - statue
A wooden statue of the golfer stands in the crossroad, separating the first and 10th holes on the Heritage Hills Golf Course. Oleg Volovik/TravelGolf
Copperhead golf course - Innisbrook Resort - Snake Pit
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Copperhead golf course - Innisbrook Resort - Snake Pit
The "Snake Pit" kicks off a difficult closing stretch of three holes starting on the par-4 16th on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor. Brandon Tucker/TravelGolf
Waterville Golf Links - Payne Stewart statue
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Waterville Golf Links - Payne Stewart statue
Waterville Golf Links pays tribute to Payne Stewart with a statue near the clubhouse. Jason Scott Deegan/TravelGolf
Colonial Country Club - Ben Hogan statue
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Colonial Country Club - Ben Hogan statue
The sweet-swinging Ben Hogan statue at Colonial Country Club in Texas. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Mission Hills Country Club - Dinah Shore statue
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Mission Hills Country Club - Dinah Shore statue
The Dinah Shore statue at the Mission Hills Country Club celebrates the woman who founded the LPGA Tour's first major in 1972. Courtesy of Mission Hills Country Club
Pebble Beach Golf Links - Samuel Finley Brown Morse statue near the Bing Crosby Wall
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Pebble Beach Golf Links - Samuel Finley Brown Morse statue near the Bing Crosby Wall
A bust of resort founder Samuel Finley Brown Morse is part of the Bing Crosby Wall near the putting green and first tee of the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Courtesy of Pebble Beach Golf Links
Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course - totem pole
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Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course - totem pole
A totem pole greets players on the first tee at the Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course in Canada. Courtesy of Jasper Park Lodge
West Links at North Berwick Golf Club - Ben Sayers statue
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West Links at North Berwick Golf Club - Ben Sayers statue
A statue of Ben Sayers, a legendary club maker, moved from Sayers' original equipment-manufacturing factory in North Berwick to a prime spot near the West Links at North Berwick Golf Club in East Lothian, Scotland. Courtesy of Allan Minto
TPC Southwind - Cary Middlecoff statue
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TPC Southwind - Cary Middlecoff statue
A statue of local legend Cary Middlecoff, a 40-time winner on the PGA TOUR, graces the grounds at the TPC Southwind in Tennessee. Courtesy of TPC Southwind
The Club at Savannah Harbor - Sam Snead statue
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The Club at Savannah Harbor - Sam Snead statue
A statue of Sam Snead, the co-designer with Bob Cupp, sits between the first and 10th holes at The Club at Savannah Harbor. Courtesy of Troon Golf
Augusta Museum of History - Arnold Palmer statue
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Augusta Museum of History - Arnold Palmer statue
Arnold Palmer is one of five statues of famous golfers displayed at the Augusta Museum of History in Georgia. Courtesy of Augusta-Richmond County
Augusta Museum of History - Ben Hogan statue
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Augusta Museum of History - Ben Hogan statue
Ben Hogan is one of five statues of famous golfers displayed at the Augusta Museum of History in Georgia. Courtesy of Augusta-Richmond County
Augusta Museum of History - Bobby Jones statue
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Augusta Museum of History - Bobby Jones statue
Bobby Jones is one of five statues of famous golfers displayed at the Augusta Museum of History in Georgia. Courtesy of Augusta-Richmond County
Augusta Museum of History - Byron Nelson statue
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Augusta Museum of History - Byron Nelson statue
Byron Nelson is one of five famous golfers with a statue at the Augusta Museum of History in Georgia. Courtesy of Augusta-Richmond County
Augusta Museum of History - Jack Nicklaus statue
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Augusta Museum of History - Jack Nicklaus statue
Jack Nicklaus is one of five famous golfers with a statue at the Augusta Museum of History in Georgia. Courtesy of Augusta-Richmond County
Raymond Floyd statue - Augusta Regional Airport
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Raymond Floyd statue - Augusta Regional Airport
A statue of golfer Raymond Floyd statue greets travelers at the Augusta Regional Airport in Georgia. Courtesy of Augusta-Richmond County
Arnold Palmer - TPC Potomac Farms
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Arnold Palmer - TPC Potomac Farms
A brand new statue at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farms commemorates Arnold Palmer's feat of an ace in back-to-back rounds on the par-3 3rd hole in 1986. Courtesy of TPC Network

In photos: Many golf legends have been immortalized with great statues at courses around the world

Few, if any sports pay homage to the past quite like the game of golf. Our sporting grounds date back to the early 15th century. The Open's claret jug dates back to 1872.

Ever since Old Tom Morris grew into a larger than life figure around St. Andrews in the second half of the 19th century, both winning golf tournaments and designing some of the earliest links around the United Kingdom, golfers have been wont to erect monuments paying homage to the game's roots.

Today, you can find multiple statues of golf icons Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, while Texas clubs have immortalized their own in Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson and instructor Harvey Penick among others. In the cases of Payne Stewart and Seve Ballesteros, statues pay tribute to a life cut short. Other times, it's the golf course architect that receives the statue, whether it's Pete Dye, Donald Ross or Stanley Thompson.

Other resorts have built statues to commemorate difficult stretches of holes, like PGA National's "Bear Trap" and Innisbrook's "Snake Pit." Others have historic icons that have become beloved over a century, like Pinehurst's "Putter Boy."

Statues can also be little more whimsical. When Japanese developers crafted Kauai Lagoons (now named the Hokuala Ocean Course) in Hawaii, various eastern-inspired statues of Buddhas and animals adorned each tee box. Celebrating its 125th anniversary this summer, Lahinch in Ireland will unveil a statue of a goat, the famous symbol of the club.

U.S. presidents get the monument treatment as well. Dwight D. Eisenhower may have had a tree named after him at Augusta National, but Bill Clinton is so beloved in the Irish town of Ballybunion, a statue was erected in his honor in the town center. Clinton's assertion the town's links was his favorite in the world no doubt curried favor with the locals.

If you have a favorite statue that you've encountered during your golf travels, tag us on Instagram with #LivingtheGreen .

Video: Arnold Palmer statue unveiled at Bay Hill Club & Lodge

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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