A TRUE FAN'S GUIDE TO THE U.K.'S FINEST GOLF
There are few thoughts more alluring to the avid golfer than a journey back to where the game began and a round on any of the truly legendary European golf courses the continent has to offer. While you’re waiting for those rounds to materialize, Southwest Greens Europe invites you to bring the game home with you with our residential and commercial golf greens. Made from the finest artificial grass in the industry, our surfaces recall the best European putting greens have to offer. And without further ado, let’s get you up close and personal with some of the courses of your dreams.
What can be said about Scotland’s St. Andrews that hasn’t already been said? Perhaps the world’s most famous course and often referred to as spiritual home of golf, St. Andrews’ old course dates back to the 12th century. It’s been said that every true golfer should play this course at least once, and those who do and are familiar with their golf history will partake in some of the finest European golf greens and marvel at landmarks like the 17th hole, the road hole, that may just be the most famous hole in the world.
If Northern Ireland is on the itinerary, then so must be a round at Royal County Down. Located at Newcastle near the Irish Sea and at the feet of the Mountains of Mourne, Royal County Down first opened for play in 1889, and with naturally undulating fairways, small greens, and winds that are ever-shifting it promises the stiffest of challenges no matter the measure of your game. In fact, at more than 7,000 yards in length this historic course stands as one of the most challenging and majestic in all the U.K.
Like Royal County Down, England’s Royal Birkdale Golf Club first opened for play in 1889. If a club were judged on the importance of the events it has hosted then Royal Birkdale would be at the top of anybody’s list. In fact, the Ryder Cup, Walker Cup, Ladies British Open Championship, and the British Open Championship (eight times) have all called this course home. Those who choose to play here should be ready for a golf outing that promises to challenge on every level. Those up to the challenge, however, will most assuredly come away having enjoyed arguably England’s finest golf experience.
Be ready when the day arrives when you find yourself teeing off on any of these legendary courses. Lay the groundwork for a great short game with your own personal putting green courtesy of Southwest Greens Europe today.
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