Thistle Dhu at Pinehurst Resort
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Thistle Dhu at Pinehurst Resort
The Thistle Du at Pinehurst Resort was rebuilt in 2017, expanding to 75,000 square feet of putting fun. Courtesy photo
Little Meadows Putting Course at Black Butte Ranch
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Little Meadows Putting Course at Black Butte Ranch
Enjoy a drink and some fun on the Little Meadows Putting Course, which opened in 2020 to celebrate the 50th anniversary at Black Butte Ranch in Oregon. Courtesy photo
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The "putting island" putting course at Bucks Run in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Buck's Run GC
Himalayas at St. Andrews
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Himalayas at St. Andrews
The Himalayas Putting Course, right next to the Old Course, can be played by anyone at St. Andrews. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Horseshoe Bay Whitewater Putting Course
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Horseshoe Bay Whitewater Putting Course
In Texas, the Whitewater Putting Course features 18 holes of grass putting as well as fountains and sand bunkers. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Putting course at Eagle Crest golf club in Redmond, Oregon. TripAdvisor
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Treetops' Himalayas putting course in Gaylord, Michigan. Treetops Resort
Driftwood Putting Course
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Driftwood Putting Course
A popular new addition to Sea Island: The Driftwood putting course. Matt Ginella/Golf Advisor
Indian Wells Putting Course
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Indian Wells Putting Course
In the Palm Springs area, the putting course at Indian Wells stands out at night. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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Tom Watson Putting Course at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri. Big Cedar Lodge
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A view of the putting course at Gamble Sands from the facility's lodging. Back9Ben, Local Golf Advisor
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People playing on the little hawk putting course at Hawk Hollow Golf Course in Bath, Michigan. Lansing.org
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The miniature golf course designed by Peter and Alice Dye outside the Children's Museum in Indianapolis. SYLawn
Streamsong - The Gauntlet putting course
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Streamsong - The Gauntlet putting course
The Gauntlet putting course is part of the great clubhouse complex at Streamsong Black. Courtesy of Streamsong
Punchbowl putting course - Bandon Dunes
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Punchbowl putting course - Bandon Dunes
In creating the Punchbowl, Bandon Dunes owner Mike Keiser took inspiration from the putting courses at St. Andrews and Pinehurst. Courtesy of Bandon Dunes
Sunriver Resort - putting course
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Sunriver Resort - putting course
In addition to the putting green, there's also a Putting Course right next to the Meadows Course at Sunriver Resort. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Quail Lodge & Golf Club - putting course
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Quail Lodge & Golf Club - putting course
The nine-hole putting course winds through Quail Lodge & Golf Club. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Marina Bay GC - Putting
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Marina Bay GC - Putting
A sunny day view of Putting Course at Marina Bay Golf Course. Marina Bay GC
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Mackinac Greens Putting Course at Mission Point Resort Mackinac.com
Ballyneal putting course
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Ballyneal Putting Course
A putting course called the Commons was added at the private Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club and now features 18 topsy-turvy holes. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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19 Greens Premier Putting Course in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada lit up at night. 19 Greens Premier Putting Course
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Thunersee GC - 18 Hole Putting
A view from a tee at 18 Hole Putting Course from Thunersee Golf Club. Thunersee GC
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The HillTop Putting Course at Forest Dunes GC in Roscommon, Michigan is free of charge and doesn't require a tee time to play. Forest Dunes GC
Grand Cascades Lodge at Crystal Springs - putting course
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Grand Cascades Lodge at Crystal Springs - putting course
The free 18-hole putting course is another way to entertain children at Crystal Springs Golf Resort in Hamburg, New Jersey. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Angel Park GC: Putting course
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Angel Park GC: Putting course
A view of the putting course at Angel Park Golf Club

Notable putting courses around the world

To many groups, putting courses are the most popular amenity after their full round of golf at a resort. They date back as late as the Himalayas course in St. Andrews, Scotland, but are continuing to grow in popularity. Whether it's to try them for the first time, or go back and play them again, putting courses are drawing more attention season after season. Later this year, Erin Hills will debut its Drumlin putting course, while Sea Island is one of numerous resorts that debuted one recently. While some resorts have a fee to use the course, like Horseshoe Bay's Whitewater course, others offer the course for no charge, like Punchbowl at Bandon Dunes. Others are lit at night for after-hours play. If you're looking for a way to settle a bet, work on your putting skills, or just enjoy some time with family and friends, the putting course is the place to be.

Want to add a putting course to your golf itinerary? Here are some notable putting courses around the world that you can add to your golf trip.

Brandon Rothenberg is currently an intern at Golf Channel and attends Michigan State University.
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Notable putting courses around the world
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