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Golfers are always on the hunt for challenging courses to test their skills. There are some courses around the world that are notorious for being difficult to access. These courses are often tucked away in remote locations, or require special permission to play. In this blog, we'll look at 6 golf courses that are notoriously difficult to access.


1.The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, Bahamas

Located on a secluded peninsula in the Bahamas, The Abaco Club on Winding Bay is a course that is only accessible by boat or private plane. The course was designed by renowned golf course architect Donald Steel and offers stunning ocean views and challenging holes. To play here, you'll need to either be a member or be invited as a guest.


2. Old Head Golf Links, Ireland

Perched on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Old Head Golf Links in Ireland is a course that is accessible only by a narrow road that winds along the edge of the cliff. The course offers breath-taking views of the ocean and has been ranked as one of the best courses in the world. It's a challenging course that requires precision and skill, making it a popular destination for serious golfers.


3. Shiskine Golf & Tennis Club, Scotland

Located on the Isle of Arran in Scotland, Shiskine Golf & Tennis Club is a 9-hole course that is only accessible by foot. The course is set on the side of a mountain and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The course is short but challenging, and the lack of carts or caddies means that players need to be in good physical shape to play here.


4.Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort, Bulgaria

Perched on the cliffs overlooking the Black Sea, Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort in Bulgaria is a course accessible by a winding road that runs along the edge of the cliff. The course offers breath-taking views of the sea and the surrounding landscape and is a popular destination for golfers looking for a challenging round.


5.Tara Iti Golf Club, New Zealand

Located on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, Tara Iti Golf Club is a private course that is widely regarded as one of the best in the world. Access to the course is strictly limited to members and their guests, and even getting to the property requires a bumpy ride through thick forest and sand dunes.


6. Barnbougle Lost Farm, Tasmania

This challenging course is located on the north-east coast of Tasmania and is only accessible by a long drive from Launceston, or a short flight from Melbourne. The course features 20 holes set on a rugged coastline, with stunning ocean views and undulating fairways. Barnbougle Lost Farm is known for its challenging design, with strategically placed bunkers and water hazards throughout.


If you have had the opportunity to jump on any of these exclusive bits of turf then I salute you, they stay firmly on my bucket list along with Augusta National and maybe one day…the stars will align!


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