Justin Rose has been asked to pick his world’s top five golf courses – but could name no more than one course per country.
The All Square ambassador and current world number 17 was asked by GOLFTV to pick his favourites, which he revealed via his Twitter account.
In no particular order, here are Justin’s Top 5 and why he chose those courses…
The United States? Super tough question. I’m going to go nostalgic and pick Merion. I won the US Open at Merion (2013). I just love the golf course, but I’m biased to the fact that I played well there and had one of my biggest weeks ever.
In the UK, I’m probably going to pick Sunningdale Old Course. For me, it’s just how I see golf. You’re walking through a forest; it’s like a walk and you’re carrying your golf clubs. The aesthetics of it are unbelievable. It’s called heathland-style golf and it’s quite specific to that region, and this is how I see the game. It’s very similar to what I grew up on.
In Asia, I’m going to go with Sentosa Golf Course in Singapore. Just for the conditioning of it. It’s incredible. They get tonnes of rain, yet they still keep the greens firm and fast. One of the best conditioned golf courses that I have played.
I think Paris National is a hell of a golf course. It hosted a Ryder Cup. Tonne of risk/reward holes and fond memories again. (Justin played for Team Europe in their victory over Team USA here in 2018.)