If you’re like us, you dream of traveling the world and checking out some of the world’s most beautiful golf courses in the process. Of course, there’s no better way to improve your drive than with professional golf lessons and plenty of practice at Burl Oaks Golf Club!


But once you’ve honed your skills, why not take them on the road? In this post, we’re sharing some of the world’s most breathtakingly beautiful golf courses to inspire and motivate you. Sign up for your Burl Oaks membership or enroll for lessons to get ready for your next golf vacation!

1.   The Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland

Touted as “The Home of Golf,” the Old Course at St. Andrews is said to be the world’s oldest golf course. This course was first played during the early 1400s until it was temporarily banned in 1457 by James II, who felt young men should spend more time practicing archery. In 1502, James IV, an avid golfer himself, reversed the ban, and the rest is history!

2.   The Old Head of Kinsale, Kinsale, Ireland

Located along the rugged southern Ireland cliff tops against a breathtaking seascape background and a maze of natural caves below is the Old Head of Kinsale. This course comprises five par 3s, eight par 4s, and five par 5s with nine holes played along the cliff tops.

3.   Cape Kidnappers Golf Course, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

Located on the east coast of North Island, this dramatic par 71 course was designed by golf architect Tom Doak and completed in 2004. Play along cliff tops 140 meters above sea level against a ridge-and-valley landscape. Stunning drops, deep ravines, crashing waves, rolling hilltops, and lush landscapes come together for an experience like no other.

4.   Quivira Golf Club, Cabo San Lucas, Baja Mexico

Nestled in a secluded Cabo San Lucas beach, Quivira Los Cabos is renowned for its elegant architecture and tranquil scenery. All 18 holes boast a view of the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by desert, dunes, canyons, shorelines rock formations, crashing waves, and cliffs.


5.   Vidago Palace Hotel, Portugal

Throughout the 19th century, the thermal springs of Vidago were widely regarded as therapeutic and curative for their “radioactive” elements and sodium bicarbonates. In the early 20th century, King Carlos commissioned an architect to build the most luxurious hotel in the Iberian Peninsula. Today, Vidago Palace is home to a Championship 18-hole course split between Oura Valley and Centenary Park.

Become a Burl Oaks Member Today!

Planning your next golf trip? Spend some time on our driving range or golf course to work on your drive before you head out! When you join the Burl Oaks golf community with a golf membership, you’ll get to know other folks who love to play as much as you do while working on your swing.


And what would a golf vacation be without great equipment? Check out our golf clubs for sale at the Burl Oaks Golf store. To find out more about golf club memberships, give us a call at 952-472-7017 or contact us online today!