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Although invented in Scotland in the 1400's, the popularity of golf was hindered by the need for close-cropped grass.

As the lawnmower wasn't invented until 1831 and only really practical once the machine-tool industry could cut steel gears in the 1880's, the playing of golf finally made it to America in 1888, when St. Andrews Golf Club of Yonkers was formed.

Golf Links

Make sure you have a Federation Card or document specifying your handicap. Many golf clubs in Europe will ask to see your handicap.

Golf Online:
The latest golf news, stats, travel guides, golf equipment test results, and personalised instruction. When you can't make it to the course, this is the next best thing to being there.

Masters Golf:
The first Tournament was held on March 22nd, 1934, and since 1940, the Masters was scheduled each year during the first full week in April. The Augusta National Golf Club is located on the corner of Washington and Berckmans Roads.

PGA Tour:
In 1895, 10 professional golfers and one amateur played in the first U.S. Open in Newport, R.I. Shortly thereafter, tournaments began to pop up across the country. In 2006, the PGA Tour boasted 48 official events offering more than $250 million in prize money.

Saint Andrews:
America's oldest golf club (1888) and founding member of the USGA, Saint Andrew's is one of golf's venerated historical venues. Only 20 minutes drive from New York City, the membership and their guests enjoy the game in a spectacular setting and play one of the area's best-conditioned and exciting layouts - a challenging par-71 golf course, re-designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1983.

UK Golf:
Find UK golf courses closest to a postcode or browse the regional map of golf courses.

Where2Golf:
Comprehensive details on the top golf courses and resorts around the world.

Golf Tours

Golf Escapes:
From the UK to Spain and Morocco, find your perfect golfing destination and favourite greens with golf tour specialists ready to help you tee-off on your golf holiday.

Cancun Pok Ta Pok Golf Club

Challenge yourself to a round of 18 at the Cancun Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok; located between the Nichupte Lagoon and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, right in the heart of Cancun Hotel Zone and only 20 minutes away from the International Airport.

Los Cabos Palmilla Golf Club

The Palmilla golf club is recognized as the most famous course in Los Cabos and is the first Jack Nicklaus signature design in all of Latin America.

Offering breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez on every hole, this course is as beautiful as it is challenging.

Oahu Golf Explorer Pass

With the Oahu Golf Explorer Pass you'll golf at two of Oahu’s best courses. First, play a round at Moanalua, the oldest golf course west of the Rockies. Next, enjoy the scenic vistas while hitting the links at Ko'olau.

Upgrade to include a round at Luana Hills a world-class course that showcases classic golf fused with O'ahu’s beautiful surroundings. You'll also play a round at Hawaii Kai, where the Pacific Ocean can be seen from every hole.

Vista Vallarta Golf Club

Experience Puerto Vallarta’s exquisite beauty while challenging yourself to 18 holes at the Vista Vallarta Golf Club's two championship golf courses.

Regarded as one of the top 10 resort golf courses in Mexico, the Vista Vallarta Golf Club is a must do for golf fans visiting the Puerto Vallarta area.

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