All the PGA tours challenge the players and give them a hard time, but some of them stand out from the rest, making it especially hard for even the best golfer in the world to finish them.
The variables that determine how tough a course is are tournament pressure, pin placement, weather, and course conditions, but when talking about the toughest golf courses, even when the weather is perfect the conditions are still hard.
If you are a fan of this magnificent sport, take a look at the following lines to find out which are the top 3 toughest courses on the PGA tour, those courses that excel in being challenging and beautiful.
3. Firestone Country Club
The Firestone Country Club has hosted the PGA Championship on three occasions and the champions with which they boast are none other than Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and Arnold Palmer, all of which are some of the greatest all-time golf players and names of legend.
For more than five decades, this classic layout golf course has tested the best in golf, annually holding the Bridgestone Invitational in August.
What makes the Firestone Country Club rank 3rd on our list are the length, the challenging greens, and the tight fairways of this golf course, making it one of the toughest courses on which only truly good golfers can show off their game.
2. Riviera Country Club
Since 1927, the Riviera Country Club has hosted the L.A. Open, and despite its advanced age, it has hosted the PGA Championship, the U.S. Open, and the U.S. Senior Open, boasting with champions of the caliber of Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Phil Mickelson, and Byron Nelson.
Back in 2012, this golf course designed by George C. Thomas was even named the toughest course on the PGA tour, and this is all due to its strategically-placed hazards and tight fairways that mender along Eucalyptus groves.
1. Augusta National
The number one spot for the toughest course on the PGA tour goes to none other than the Augusta National, which is by far the most exciting and challenging course played on every year.
The classic layout of this golf course was dreamed by Bobby Jones, and the man who would make everything come to reality was Alister MacKenzie.
The legacy that these two men left behind is filled with beauty and complexity, the Augusta National being so well crafted that it proudly stood the test of time, this sacred course resisting the onslaught of technology without a problem.