The Best 18 Golf Holes In The World

Simon Holt talks us through his favourite 18 golf holes from around the world.

The Best 18 Golf Holes In The World
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Simon Holt talks us through his favourite 18 golf holes from around the world.

The Best 18 Golf Holes In The World

In this video Neil Tappin is joined by Simon Holt.

Simon has travelled the world playing the game's most treasured courses and he selects his favourite 18 holes from the ones he has played. He includes choices from around the world in this truly eclectic line-up of amazing golf holes.

Now of course this is not a definitive list of the best 18 golf holes in the world, instead use this as a conversation starter and if there are any holes you think Simon has missed out, do not hesitate to let us know via our Golf Monthly social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Before we start we should acknowledge that Simon said the holes he selected had to be that number of hole at the respective course, and once he used one golf course, he could not use a hole from there again.

1. Machrihanish

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2. National Golf Links of America

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3. Tara-iti

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(Joann Dost)

4. Cruden Bay

(Cruden Bay Golf Club)

5. New South Wales

(New South Wales Golf Club)

6. Royal Melbourne (West)

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7. Pine Valley

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8. Pebble Beach

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9. Royal County Down

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10. Sunningdale (Old)

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11. Shinnecock Hills

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12. Augusta National

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13. North Berwick

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14. Royal Dornoch

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15. Ohoopee Match Club

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16. Cypress Point

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17. St Andrews

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18. Muirfield

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Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6