The European Tour travels across the globe each and every year, boasting with more than 30 different events scheduled for each season. Every destination provides a host of difficult challenges, especially when you consider the unique golf courses that each player needs to conquer to ultimately win the European Tour. We decided to do the necessary research on each golf course within the European Tour and provide what we believe are the best golf courses, not only for the players but for the fans as well.
Wentworth – West Course
Wentworth is home to the headquarters of the European Tour and the BMW PGA Championship which is considered the flagship event of the Tour. Burma Road, or the West Course, is synonymous with golf enthusiasts around the world as one of the finest playgrounds in the game, having hosted the World Match Play between 1964 and 2009 as well as the PGA Championship every since 1984.
St Andrews – Old Course
The Home of Golf is considered one of the world’s ultimate destinations to enjoy golf. Each year, it plays host to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and is home to the Ancient and Royal St Andrews Golf Club. The Old St Andrews course has managed to host the Open Championship a total of 29 times.
The world-renowned Andalusian golf course hosted the very first continental European Ryder Cup all the way back in 1997 and has even managed to host several Tour events over the years, including the WGC American Express Championship, Andalusia Masters, Spanish Open, and Volvo Masters.
Le Golf National – Albatros Golf Course
Considered one of Europe’s most difficult courses, the Albatros golf course played host to the 2018 Ryder Cup and has been the French Open venue every year. It’s also been scheduled to play host to the Olympic Games golf tournament in 2024.
Emirates Golf Club
Established in 1999, the Emirates golf course has hosted several prestigious tournaments, including the Senior Open Championship and the 2007 Walker Cup. Some of the most legendary holes include the par four ninth and the par three fourth.
Although it only opened its doors in 2001, you’ll find that it provides a classic feel while playing on this course designed by Gary Player. Taking its location into account, you’ll quickly notice that wind is a major factor from the tees.
Augusta National Golf Club
The Augusta golf course has provided the gorgeous backdrop to several of the most important moments in golfing history. This legendary course was initially constructed way back in 1931. In 1934, the very first Masters was played at Augusta where Horton Smith claimed victory.
Club de Golf do Santo da Serra
Widely recognised for playing host to the Madeira Islands Open, which was initially played on the golf course from 1993, this beautiful destination provides breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the coastlines. Players have been playing golf on this course since early 1930 where it initially only had 9 holes which consisted of par threes.