Longest Golf Course In The World [Where To Play]

As the game of golf gets increasingly longer, with better technology and more knowledge of what goes into hitting the golf ball far, it’s hardly surprising that golf courses are also getting longer.

But which golf course is the longest in the world? Let’s have a look.

Longest Golf Course In The World

Longest Golf Course In The World

What’s The Longest Golf Course In The World?

The longest golf course in the world is the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club in Lijiang, China, at 8,548 yards from the back tees.

The Chinese golf course sits up in the Himalayas of China and provides amazing views of the incredible Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

At 10,800 feet up, the air is a little thin, which helps the golf ball fly much further, but also means that they have to offer oxygen to golfers out playing.

As you could imagine, the par 72 golf course is home to some very long golf holes. Of the four par 3s at Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, three of them are 260 yards or more.

The longest hole on the course is the par 5 5th, which plays a staggering 711 yards and is stroke index 2.

If you’re looking for a proper test of golf and perhaps the toughest golf course in the world, then the rolling landscape and undulating fairways of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club could make for the perfect golf trip.

Here’s a look at the top 10 world’s longest golf courses, all of which play at either a 72 or 73 par, are over 8,000 yards from the back tee markers and are located in either USA, China or South Africa:

  1. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club, China – 8,548 yards
  2. Legend Golf & Safari Signature Course, South Africa – 8,473 yards
  3. Blair Atholl Golf Course, South Africa – 8,420 yards
  4. The International Golf Club – Pines Course, USA – 8,325 yards
  5. The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Ross Bridge, USA – 8,191 yards
  6. Antler Creek Golf Course, USA – 8,114 yards
  7. French Lick Resort – The Pete Dye Course, USA – 8,102 yards
  8. Promontory Golf Club – Painted Valley Course, USA – 8,098 yards
  9. The Shoals Golf Club, Fighting Joe Course, USA – 8,092 yards
  10. The Prairie Club – Dunes Course, USA – 8,058 yards

Nullarbor Links

Although technically speaking, the 18-hole golf course at Nullarbor Links isn’t the longest golf course in terms of hole yardage, it is regarded as the world’s longest golf course in terms of walking distance.

The Australian course spans 1,365 km and has one hole in each participating town along the Eyre Highway, with some holes almost 220 km apart.

This incredible par 72 golf course features 18 totally unique golf holes with the 1st starting at Ceduna in South Australia and the last hole in Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.

Initially, the course was designed to help give truckers something to do whilst making the long drive (pardon the pun) along the 850 miles of highway. It’s now become a bit of a cult classic and is widely regarded as the longest golf course in the world, despite actually only playing 6488 yards.

Final Thoughts

If you’re up for the challenge, the world is full of long golf courses that are ready to test your power to the max. Just look at the longest par 5 on the PGA Tour.

Are they the best golf courses in the world? No, probably not. Does a long golf course make for a tough golf course? Not necessarily.

But they do offer something quite exciting and intriguing for a lot of golfers out there. And that’s what we love about the game of golf.


Where is the longest golf course?

The longest golf course in the world is the 8,548-yard, par 72 at Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club in China. The course is set high up in the mountains, where the air is thin and the views are spectacular.

How long does it take to play the Nullarbor Links?

A full 18-hole round at Nullarbor Links will take golfers about 4 or 5 days. The golf course itself isn’t overly long and doesn’t take too long to play, but the 850-mile stretch of road will take you a good few days.

Ed Welton

Founder, Editor

Ed is the founder and editor at EEE Golf. He’s been playing golf for over 20 years, competing in many top amateur events. He’s played courses all over the world and played with some of the best players in the game. His aim is to help educate people about the game of golf and give insights into the sport he loves most.

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