It’s no secret that the PGA Tour pros play on long golf courses, some of them really long.
Chambers Bay, site of the 2015 U.S. Open, for example, can play more than 7,800 yards. Erin Hills in Wisconsin, where the 2017 U.S. Open will be played, is around the same distance, and three-time PGA Championship venue Whistling Straits comes in at just less than 7,800 yards.
Few golfers — and really even the pros — should think about taking on these courses from the back tees unless they’re compelled to in a tournament. But incredibly, there are courses that are significantly longer, which is part of the appeal for those wanting to play them. Often, golfers simply tee it up from the tips without regard to score on these courses just to say they did it. Although we advise, in most cases, that simply playing one of the world’s longest golf courses from any tee is good enough.
With that said, here’s a rundown of the 10 longest golf courses in the world from GolfAdvisor.com. The majority of them are open to the public and seven are in the United States.