Golf History

Historians agree that the Scots were the first golfers to become addicted to the sport. After all, King James II of Scotland banned golf in an act of Parliament on March 6, 1457, because it was interfering with combat drills. So we know that the Scots were a bit fanatical about their golf, but did they invent the great game? That question is not quite as easy to answer. Who invented golf? Was it the Scots? or the Chinese? or the Dutch? It depends on whom you ask. The history of golf remains a topic of debate even today.
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Ever wonder where the world’s rich, famous, and avid golfers tee off? In a sport where the playing field is not as rigid or as restricted as other forms of sport, the outdoors can make the difference. Where nature is not only the backdrop but the playing field itself, how this sport is played is what makes golf a relaxing, liberating, and fun experience. Here are five of the world’s top golf courses, as compiled by Golf Magazine.

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