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SubjectCourse Information
Busiest Golf Course in the World* Ala Wai Municipal GC/Waikiki,HA (500 rounds a day)
Celebrity Owned Golf Courses* Tehama Golf Club/Carmel,CA (Clint Eastwood)
Celebrity Owned Golf Courses* Mirage Golf Club/Terrebonne,QC (Celine Dion & Rene Angelill)
Celebrity Owned Golf Courses* Pedermales Golf Course/Travis County,TX (Willie Nelson)
Corporation Owned Courses* Hershey Country Club/Hershey,PA (Hershey Chocolates)
Corporation Owned Courses* Old Memorial/Tampa,FL(Outback Steakhouse)
Corporation Owned Courses* Nemu No Sato Golf Club/Japan (Yamaha Corp)
Expensive Built Golf Course* Liberty National Golf Club/Jersey City,NJ ($130 Million)
Expensive Green Fees Ireland* The K Club/Straffan,Ireland ($400.00)
Expensive Green Fees USA* Pebble Beach Golf Links/Pebble Beach,CA ($450.00)
First 18 Hole Golf Course in Russia* Le Meridien Moscow Country Club/Moscow,Russia (1994)
First Asian-Born Player to Win a Major* Y.E.Yang (PGA CHampionship 2009)
First British Open Played* Prestwick Golf Club/Prestwick,Scotland (1860)(Willie Park Sr.)
First Canadian Open Played* Royal Montreal Golf Club/Montreal,QC (1904)(John H.Oke)
First College Course to have a U.S. Golf Association National Open* The Orchards Golf Club/South Hadley,MA
First Golf Architect Inducted into The World Golf Hall of Fame* Dr.Alister MacKenzie
First Golf Course Designed, Built, Owned and Operated by an African-AmericanClearview Golf Course/Canton,Ohio(William "Bill" Powell)(1946)
First Golf Course to Allow Under The Age of 18 Year Olds to Play* Spring Creek Golf Course/Hersey,PA (1931)
First Hole in One at the Masters* Canadian Sandy Somerville (Inaugural 1934 Tournament)
First LPGA Tournament Played* Orchard Ridge Country Club/Ft.Wayne,IN (1955)(Beverly Hanson)
First Masters Played* Augusta National Golf Club/Augusta,GA (1934)(Horton Smith)
First Par 3 Island Green (Recognized)* Ponte Vedra Inn & Club/Ponte Vedra Beach,FL (1928)(9th hole)
First PGA Championship Played* Siwandy Country Club/Bronxville,NY (1916)(Jim Barnes)
First Tour Victory for Jack Nicklaus* Oakmont CC/Oakmont,PA (1962 U.S.Open)
First Tour Victory for Tiger Woods* Las Vegas National GC/Las Vegas,NV (1986 Las Vegas Invitational)
First U.S. Open Played* Newport Country Club/Newport,RI (1895)(Horace Rawlins)
First U.S.Amateur Tournament Played* Newport Country Club/Newport,RI (1895)(Charles B. McDonald)
First Woman to design a Golf Course* Annie Buchanan/Cliff Park Inn Golf Club/Milford,PA (1913)
Highest 9 Hole Golf Course in the World* Gyamchchona Golf Course/Kashmir,India (4968 metres)
Highest Golf Course in Canada* Kananaskis Golf Club/Kananaskis,Alberta(5,000)
Highest Golf Course in North America* Mt Massive Golf Club/Leadville,Colorado (9,680)
Highest Golf Course in the World* La Paz Golf Club/La Paz,Bolivia (10,800)
Hottest Golf Course in the World* Furnace Creek Golf Course/Death Valley,CA (115 degrees, August noon)
Hottest Golf Course in the World* Alice Springs Golf Club/Northern Territory,Australia (122 degrees)(50c)
Largest Bunker in the World* Pine Valley Golf Club/Pine Valley,NJ (7th Hole)
Largest Club House in the World* Mission Hills Golf Club (Shenzhen,China (680,000 sq.ft.)
Largest Golf Complex in Canada* Cardinal Golf Club/Kettleby,Ontario (72 Holes)
Largest Golf Complex in Europe* St.Andrews Links/ St.Andrews,UK (6 Courses)
Largest Golf Complex in the World* Mission Hills Golf Resort/Shenzen,China (10 courses)
Largest Golf Green in the World* Sebring Resort/Sebring,FL (47,000 sq. ft.)
Largest Golf Scorecard Collection in the World* Don Biebel/California (38,458 cards,128 countries as of May 2006)
Largest Mini Golf Complex in Australia* Wannerloo Botanical Gardens/Perth City, Australia
Last Golf Gold Metal Won in the Olympics* George Lyon from Canada (St. Louis, MO) (1904)
Longest (19th Hole) Par 3 Hole in the World* Legends Golf & Safari Resort/South Africa (900 yds)
Longest (Non Traditional)Golf Course in the World* Nullarbor Golf Course/Kaalgoorlin-Ceduna,Australia (1,365K)
(See more info in my History and Trivia Section)
Longest Carry of a Golf Ball* Highlands Ranch/Colorado (458 yds.)(418.78m)(Jack Hamm)
Longest Course in a Major Championship * Hazeltine/Chaska,MN (7,674 yds)(PGA Championship)
Longest Course on PGA Tour* Castle Pines Golf Club/Castle Rock,CO (7559yards)
Longest Drive Recorded in a PGA Tournament* Winterwood Golf Course/Las Vegas,NV (515 yds)(Mike Austin)
Longest Golf Course in Australia* Hills International GC/Jimboomba,Australia (6773 meters)
Longest Golf Course in the World* Jade Dragon GC/ Lijiang,China (8,450 yds)
Longest Golf Drive on an Airport Runway* London City Airport/London,England (720 yds)(Paul Slater)
Longest Hole in US Open History (2012)* The Olympic Club/San Francisco, CA (670 yards) Hole # 16
Longest Hole on any Open Championship Course in Britain* St Andrews Old Course/St.Andrews,Scotland(Hole 14-618yds-par5)
Longest Hole on the PGA Tour* Firestone Country Club (667yd, 16th hole)
Longest Hole-in-One for a Woman * Furnace Brook Golf Club/Quincy,MA (393 yds)(Marie Robie)
Longest Hole-in-One on a Par 5* Green Valley Ranch Golf Club/Denver,CO (517 yds)(Mike Crean)
Longest Par 3 Hole in the World* Grenfell Country Club/NSW,Australia (266 metres)(290.9 yds)
Longest Par 5 Hole in the USA* Wake Forest Country Club/Wake Forest,NC (711 yds)
Longest Par 6 Hole in Canada* The Nursey G&CC/Lacombe,AB (782 yds)
Longest Par 6 Hole in the USA* Meadow Farms Golf Club/Locust Grove,VA (841 yds)
Longest Par 6 Hole in the World* Chocolay Downs GC/ Marquette,MI (1007 yds)
Longest Par 7 Hole in the World* Satsuki GC/ Sano,Japan (964 yds)
Lowest Golf Course in the World* Furnace Creek GC/ Death Valley,CA. (214 ft below sea level)
Most Bridges over Wetlands* The Shattuck Golf Club/Jaffrey,NH (33 in 18 holes)
Most Expensive Golf Club Built to Date* Liberty National Golf Club/Jersey City, NJ
Most Remote Golf Course in America* Bear Valley Golf Course/Kodiak Island,Alaska
Movies Filmed at Golf Courses* Jekyll Island Club/Jekyll Island,GA (The Legend of Bagger Vance)
Movies Filmed at Golf Courses* Furry Creek G & C C/Furry Creek,BC (Happy Gilmore Movie)
Movies Filmed at Golf Courses* Kanawaki GC/Kanawaki.QC (The Greatest Game Ever Played Movie)
Movies Filmed at Golf Courses* Tralee Golf Club/Kerry Ireland (Ryan's Daughter)
Movies Filmed at Golf Courses* Tubac Golf Resort/Tubac,AZ (Tin Cup Movie)
Movies Filmed at Golf Courses* Rolling Hills Country Club/Davie,Florida (CaddyShack Movie)
Movies Filmed at Golf Courses* Cypress Point/Pebble Beach,CA (Follow the Sun Movie)
Movies Filmed at Golf Courses* Colleton River Club/Bluffton,South Carolina (The Legend of
Bagger Vance movie) Thanks to Bev J.
Northern most Course in America* North Star Golf Club/Fairbanks,Alaska (64 degrees,53.78')
Northern most Course in the World* Akureyri GC/ Akureyri,Iceland
Oldest (America) Athletic Club in Amateur Sports* The Olympic Club, San Francisco, CA (1860)
Oldest 9 Hole Golf Course in the USA* Dutcher Golf Course/Pawling,NY (1890)
Oldest 9 Hole Golf Course in the World* Cupar Golf Club/Fife,Scotland (1855)
Oldest continuous golf club (not course) in the world.* Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh (1735)
Thanks to Matthew Baldwin
Oldest French Private Golf Club in North America* Le Club Laval-Sur-le-Lac, Laval-Sur-le-Lac, Quebec 1917
Oldest Golf Club in British Columbia* Victoria Golf Club (1893)
Thanks to Matthew Baldwin
Oldest Golf Club in Canada (Not on the same site)* The Royal Montreal Golf Club (1873)
Thanks to Matthew Baldwin
Oldest Golf Club in Canada (Original 18 holes,original location)* Victoria Golf Club (1893)
Thanks to Matthew Baldwin
Oldest Golf Club on the Same Site in North America* Niagara-on the Lake Golf Club/Niagara-on-the Lake,ON (1875)
Oldest Golf Course in Argentina* The San Andres GC/Buenos Aires,Argentina (1892)
Oldest Golf Course in Australia* Ratho Golf Links/Bothwell Tasmania (1822)
Thanks to Bob Davies (Scottish Bob)
Oldest Golf Course in Bermuda* Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club/Warwick,Bermuda (1922)
Oldest Golf Course in Continuous Operation USA* Dorset Field Club/Dorset VT (1886)
Oldest Golf Course in Florida* Ocean Trails GC/Palm Beach,FL (1896)
Oldest Golf Course in Illinois* Chicago Golf Club/Wheaton,IL (1892)
Oldest Golf Course in India* The Royal Calcutta GC/Calcutta,India (1829)
Oldest Golf Course in Israel* Caesarea G&CC/Haifa,Israel (1961)
Oldest Golf Course in Italy* Rome GC/Rome,Italy
Oldest Golf Course in Kentucky* Middlesboro CC/Middlesboro,KY (1889)
Oldest Golf Course in Maine* Kebo Valley GC/Bar Harbour,ME (1888)
Oldest Golf Course in Nevada* Washoe County GC/Reno,NV (1934)
Oldest Golf Course in New Jersey* Essex CC/West Orange,NJ (1887)
Oldest Golf Course in North America* The Royal Montreal GC/Ile Bizard,QC (1873)
Oldest Golf Course in Ohio* Oberlin GC/Oberlin,OH (1899)
Oldest Golf Course in Oklahoma* Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club/Oklahoma City,OK (1911)
Oldest Golf Course in Russia* Moscow Golf Club/Moscow,Russia (1987)
Oldest Golf Course in Saskatchewan* Royal Regina Golf Club/Regina,SK (1899)
Oldest Golf Course in South Carolina* South Carolina Golf Club/Charleston,SC (1786)
Oldest Golf Course in Texas* Hancock Golf Course/Austin,TX (1899)
Oldest Golf Course in Thailand* Royal Hua Hin Golf Club/Thailand (1924)
Thanks to Bob Davies (Scottish Bob)
Oldest Golf Course in the USA* Oakhurst Links/Sulphur Springs.W.VA (1884)
Oldest Golf Course in the World* St.Andrews GC/St.Andrews,Scotland (1754)
Oldest Golf Course in Vermont* Woodstock Country Club/Woodstock,VT (1895)
Oldest Golf Course in Virginia* Oakwood Country Club/Lynchburg,VA(1914)
Oldest Golf Course in Wisconsin* Eagle Springs Resort/Eagle,WI (1893)
Thanks to Todd Kurtz
Oldest Golf Course West of the Mississippi* Mare Island Golf Course/Vallajo,CA (1892)
Oldest Golf Resort in America* Poland Spring Resort/Poland Spring,Maine (1893)
Oldest Major Golf Tournament* British Open Tournament (1860)
Oldest Major Golf Tournament * The Canadian Open (Third Oldest)(1904)
Oldest Major US Tournament* The US Open (1895)
Oldest Minature Golf Course in the World* Ladies Putting Club/St. Andrews,Scotland (1867)
Oldest Minature Golf Course in USA* Whispering Pines Minature Golf/Rochester,NY (1930)
Oldest Private Country Club West of the Mississippi* Tacoma Country and Golf Club/Tacoma,WA (1904)
Oldest Public Golf Course in USA* Van Courtlandt GC/Bronx,NY (1895)
Only Free 9 Hole Golf Course Anywhere* Buhl Farm Park Golf Course/Hermitage,PA
Only Golf Club to Produce Two Ryder Cup Captains* Bathgate Golf Club/Edinburgh,Scotland (Eric Brown & Bernard
Only Golf Course in a Country* Pyongyang Golf Complex, Pyongyang City, North Korea
Thanks to Paul Vrana
Only Golf Course in a Country* Petionville Club/Port-au-Prince, Haiti (9 Holes)
Only Major Golf Championship Played at the Same Course* Augusta National Golf Club (The Masters)
Only Muni to Host a Canadian Open* Montreal Municipal Golf Club (1967)(Billy Casper)
Only Person to have Played in the Masters (1941)and The World Series (1932 Baseball's Fall Classic)* Samuel Dewey Byrd
Only Public Golf Course in Hong Kong* The Jockey Club Sai Chau Public Golf Course/Hong Kong,China
Southern Most Course in China* Yalong Bay National Resort/Sanya City,China
Southern Most Course in the World* Ushuaia GC/ Ushuaia,Argentina
Top Rated Course Canada 2004* Hamilton G&CC/Ancaster,ON (#1)
Top Rated Course USA 2006* Cypress Point Club/Pebble Beach,CA (#1)
Worst Par 4 Hole for a PGA Tournament* (16) Kevin Na/Texas Open 2011
Youngest Amateur to win an LPGA Tournament (2012)* Lydia Ko (Age 15)August 2012 CN Canadian Open
Youngest Female Golfer to win an LPGA Tournament* Lexi Thompson (age 16) Sept 2010 Navistar Tournment

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