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As a golfer, we all have dream golf courses that we would like to play. The top course on my list is Augusta National in Augusta, Georgia. That golf course holds a tournament called The Masters. I was just reading an article on yahoo.com. This is about the PGA adding 12 golf courses that we golfers should add to our bucket list. One of the issues, why I haven’t got a chance to play at Augusta National, is because it is a private golf course. The only way to become a member is to be invited by Augusta. After reading the list I have chosen four out of the 12 golf courses that I will add to my bucket list and why I choose those. I love the game of golf which was taught to me at the age of five I have been playing for 33 years.

 

Pebble Beach Golf Links

            This group of golf courses is in Pebble Beach, California. These courses have hosted many US Opens. The US Open is considered the hardest of the four majors to win. These courses are at the coast of the Pacific Ocean. They have breathtaking views. While playing golf games on PlayStation this is one of the future courses. The reason that I picked this one is that it is open to the public. The man that taught me how to play the game was my uncle and this was one of the courses he wanted to play. He never got a chance too. When I get the chance to play I will hit an extra tee shot off the 18th tee box into the ocean to honor him.

 

Kapalau Plantation Course

            This course is on Maui Island in Hawaii. This is the course that is used to open the PGA season. Who would not want to play golf in Hawaii? This is one of the beautiful spots on planet Earth. The golf course has wide-open fairways but the 18th hole will challenge even the average golfer. This is a par 73 that is nearly 7,600 yards. Many will look at that and say this is a long golf course. This course is on my bucket list because of its location but just like Pebble Beach, there are some beautiful views.

 

Bethpage State Park Golf Course

This golf course also has held US Opens. It hosted the 2002 and 2009 US Opens. This is a par 71 and is considered one of the hardest golf courses on the planet. There are four different golf courses at the state park. They are all colored coordinated Green, Yellow, Blue, and Red. The Blue course is the one that has hosted Opens and is the hardest of the four. Since I saw the tour play there I also wanted to go and play there. When I was in New York back in 2015, I got off the plane and I wanted to see how I could get there. I, unfortunately, was unable to get there but it is on my bucket list.

 

Pinehurst No. 2

            This is another hidden gem where Ben Hogan has one by one stroke. This course is the closest to me from where I live. I had a few friends that had got to play this golf course. Like Bethpage, there are many golf courses on the property. This course is a par 70. It has hosted men’s and women’s tournaments on the amateur and pro levels. This is a public course that makes it easier to play. This one is on my bucket list because it’s a well know course in the states.

 

These four courses are one of the many that are on my bucket list. After taking a second look at the list one that is very close to me is Reunion Resort & Golf Club. This course and resort are in Kissimmee, Florida. I have passed many times on my trips to Walt Disney World. These five I am hoping to be playing sometime shortly. Pebble Beach and Kapalua are on the top of the list. But I would play the other three first before Pebble and Kapalua. Though you can play a game on these courses through virtual golf launch monitors, nothing beats the vibe of the real fairways. Golf to me is fun and these courses would be fun to play.

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