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Top Ten Courses on the Golf VX System (5-1)

Breaking down the second half of the top ten best courses in the Golf VX catalogue

Golf VX: Top Ten Courses on the Golf VX System (1-5)

In our second installment of the top 10 courses on the Golf VX simulator system, we continue our journey through some of the world’s finest golfing destinations. If you missed the first article covering courses 6-10, we highly recommend it for the full picture.

Golf VX takes pride in providing a diverse range of exceptional golf courses from across the globe, especially in Korea and Asia where there are more Golf VX simulators than Starbucks’.

As the top ten list was curated, some hidden gems were unearthed that may be unfamiliar to many. Let’s keep an open mind as we explore the next five courses: each one a true testament to the beauty and challenge of golf and the VX Course Catalogue.

5. Mission Hills World Cup (China)

  • Designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1994, the Mission Hills World Cup course offers a challenging tree-lined parkland layout with abundant water hazards, large undulating greens, and bold bunkers.
  • As the first course in China accredited by the US PGA for major professional competitions, it has attracted many of the world’s greatest players, including Tiger Woods and Greg Norman. Noted as one of the best golfing experiences in Asia, it measures 7,294 yards from the back tees and hosted the historic World Cup of Golf in 1995, marking China’s debut on the international golfing stage.

4. Marco Simone (Italy)

  • Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, originally designed by Jim Fazio & David Mezzacane and later redesigned by Tom Fazio and the European Golf Ryder Cup Committee, offers a thrilling course layout spanning 7,181 yards. It features three driveable par 4’s, abundant water hazards, and expansive undulating fairways and greens.
  • This renowned golf course gained international acclaim by hosting the 2023 Ryder Cup, where the European team triumphed over the Americans with a score of 16.5-11.5. Additionally, it was the prestigious venue for the Italian Open in 1994 and from 2021 to 2023, solidifying its status as a premier destination for championship golf.

3. Pinx Golf Club (Korea)

  • Designed by Theodore G. Robinson, Pinx Golf Club, built in 1999, offers a captivating course that measures 7,003 yards. Situated amidst a nature paradise, players are treated to breathtaking views of distant mountains as they navigate sloping greens and numerous water hazards.
  • Pinx Golf Club has earned its place as the #4 best course in South Korea. It served as the site of the DP World Tour’s Ballantine’s Championship from 2008 to 2010, marking the first DP World Tour event held in Korea. This prestigious venue continues to attract golfers with its challenging layout and stunning surroundings.

2. Pebble Beach Golf Links

  • Pebble Beach Golf Links, designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant in 1919, with later improvements by Alister McKenzie and a redesign of the 5th hole by Jack Nicklaus, is an iconic course that rolls along the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean. It is often hailed as the most scenic course in major championship golf.
  • This historic course has been the site of numerous prestigious events, including 6 U.S. Opens, 3 U.S. Amateurs, 2 U.S. Women’s Amateurs, and 1 PGA Championship. It is also the annual host of the PGA Tour’s Pro-am event. Jack Nicklaus once expressed that if he had only one round of golf left to play, he would choose to play it at Pebble Beach, emphasizing its enduring appeal and legendary status in the golfing world.

1. The Old Course at Saint Andrews

  • St Andrews Links, designed by the legendary Old Tom Morris in 1754, is affectionately known as the “Home of Golf.” It boasts a true links layout with an out-and-back routing, showcasing 7 shared greens and classic rebedded face pot bunkers, typical of links-style courses.
  • This historic course has hosted the Open Championship an impressive 30 times, attracting golfing icons such as Jack Nicklaus, Bobby Jones, and Tiger Woods, who have all claimed victory on its challenging links.

There you have it, the top 10 courses on the Golf VX system.

It’s our mission to bring the best worldwide golfing destinations to the masses at your local Golf VX franchise, commercial simulator, or from the comfort of your own home. With 330+ courses on the system, don’t think the fun stops with the top 10! We hope you have the chance to cross some of these spectacular simulator experiences off the on Golf VX in the near future!