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If you love playing golf and the size of the golf course does matter to you then you should check out some of these incredibly long golf courses in the world. Out of the ten longest golf courses in the world, seven are located in the United States. So, take a look and choose for yourself where you would like to tee.
The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club holds the distinction of being one of the longest golf courses in the world. Situated in the Chinese province of Yunnan, the golf course covers an area of 8,548 yards.
Coming in at the second spot is the Legend Golf & Safari Signature Course, which covers an area of 8,473 yards. Located in Waterberg, South Africa, many of the golf course’s holes have elevated tees. However, the one that stands out from the rest is the par-3 hole. What makes it unique is that you need a helicopter to access it.
The third spot is occupied again by a South African golf course Blair Atholl Golf Course. Covering an area of 8,420 yards, the golf course is situated in the South African city of Johannesburg. It became operational in 2007.
At 8,325 yards, The International Golf Club – Pines Course is the fourth longest golf course in the world. Located in Bolton, Massachusetts, the golf course opened in 1901 but as a nine-course hole. It was designed by Geoffrey Cornish, a golf course architect.
The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Ross Bridge, which is located in Hoover, Alaska, is the fifth longest golf course. At 8,191 yards, it also is a very scenic golf course and features two man-made lakes and a waterfall.
Antler Creek Golf Course covers an area of 8,114 yards and is located in Peyton, Colorado. The sixth longest golf course, it has played host to a number of tournaments. Some of these are the USGA major tournament qualifiers and the Colorado Golf Association Stroke Play Championship. The special features of this course are the 73 bunkers and three lakes.
French Lick Resort, Dye Course is a fabulous golf course. Covering an area of 8,102 yards, it is the seventh longest golf course in the world. But playing here is tough, as high grass and difficult greens make it also one of the most difficult golf courses to play on. Nevertheless, it is a great place to play golf and played host to the 2015 Senior PGA Championship. It is located in French Lick, Indiana.
Coming in at the eight spot is the Painted Valley Course, which is located in Park City, Utah. Spread over an area of 8,098 yards, it also holds the distinction of one of toughest golf courses in the state.
The ninth and tenth longest golf courses are the Shoals Golf Club, Fighting Joe in Alaska and the Dunes Course at The Prairie Club in Nebraska. While Fighting Joe covers an area of 8,092 yards, the Prairie Club course is spread over an area of 8,058 yards.