Spring's here and we see a hole in one in your future! It could happen at a mini-golf course or one of the best courses in Asia. We're guessing you prefer the latter so we consulted Golf Digest for their selection of top golf courses in Asia. Now it's up to you. Just be aware that most of these are members-only, just like BUTLUR.
OUR TOP THREE:
Australia: Royal Melbourne G.C. (West), Melbourne. Founded in 1891, this granddaddy of golf courses is a frequent host to some of the most prestigious tournaments around...Australian Open, President Cup, Melbourne Cup and the list goes on.
China: Sheshan International G.C., Shanghai. 50,000 trees were planted and 1.5 million cubic tons of earth were moved to create this championship golf course that is situated 35 minutes outside of Shanghai. The Tuscan-style clubhouse and inn has welcomed the likes of Tiger, Mickelson, McIlroy through hosting the HSBC Championships. According to golf.com, the club has 800 members and a long list of businessman waiting to slap down a 2.5 million yuan initiation fee to become a member.
Indonesia: Nirwana Bali G.C. Tabanan, Bali. Designed by Greg Norman this breathtaking course plays along the Indian Ocean and is set among rice patties, a tropical forest, lush gardens and creeks. It is less than an hour drive from the airport and features 18 championship holes. Best news of all? It welcomes non-members to play.
THE OTHER FOUR:
Japan: Hirono Golf Club, Hyogo
New Zealand: Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay
South Korea: Nine Bridges Golf Resort, Jeju Island
Thailand: Black Mountain G.C., Hua Hin