The Best Golf Courses From Eat. Stay. Love. Season 4

Golf Digest takes you on a tour of some of the world's greatest golf courses, including Fossil Trace Club in Denver, Assoufid Club in Marrakesh, Crete Golf Club in Crete, Bruntsfield Links in Edinburgh, and Iron Horse Club in Dallas.

Released on 12/3/2018

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[upbeat jazz instrumental]
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[club smacks the ball]
00:01
Ah, beautiful. Whoa.
00:03
[upbeat jazz instrumental]
00:14
[slow bass drum music]
00:17
[Guy] Assoufid, it's a desert-style golf course,
00:20
and it's located about 20 minutes
00:21
from the city center of Marrakech.
00:23
The aim was to have a very natural desert-style golf course.
00:27
It can be quite challenging to play.
00:30
So Guy, for the past two years
00:31
you've been awarded best course in Africa.
00:33
What are the factors, do you think,
00:34
that made you the best course?
00:36
First of all, obviously, the fantastic design.
00:38
Secondly, I would say it's the terrain
00:41
that's in front of the Atlas Mountains.
00:43
The third point is probably our hospitality.
00:46
[club smacks the ball]
00:47
Oh, nice pace, nice pace, oh my God.
00:52
It's almost like you've played here before.
00:55
Fossil Trace Golf Club is a premium facility
00:57
located in Golden, Colorado,
00:59
which is just 20 minutes from downtown Denver.
01:01
We wanted to be your country club for the day.
01:03
And that's staffs' job, do everything possible
01:05
to ensure the guest is enjoying their day.
01:07
Wherever you are coming from around the country,
01:09
or around the world, when you finish playing here,
01:11
we want you to have a golf experience,
01:13
not just a simple round of golf, anybody can provide that.
01:16
[Interviewer] For someone who's not from Colorado,
01:17
how would you suggest they adjust their game playing here?
01:19
First thing I want them to do
01:21
when they come play Fossil Trace Golf Club
01:22
is bring their camera, make sure their camera's charged up,
01:24
ready to take lots of photos.
01:25
But adjustments for playing in Colorado,
01:28
we're about 56-5,700 feet so the golf club
01:32
typically go about 8-10% further,
01:35
so make that adjustment when you come out
01:37
and play Fossil Trace.
01:39
Uh-oh.
01:40
Livin' hard?
01:41
[man laughs]
01:45
Have you ever seen a golf ball
01:46
go backwards? [laughs] I honestly, I could give you
01:47
100 balls, you couldn't do that again.
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[Interviewer] Henrik, there are so many fabulous courses
01:53
all over Europe, why do you think people
01:54
should come here to Crete?
01:55
This course is a different course
01:58
from the ones that they have played in Portugal and Spain,
02:01
which everything is a little bit flat.
02:03
Here, you will not recognize any of the holes
02:06
and you will not see the next hole.
02:08
Play hole number four, you don't see hole number five
02:10
or hole number three, or hole number nine.
02:12
So it's a unique course.
02:15
[club smacks ball]
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[Interviewer] Nice, wow.
02:18
Oh my God, that really could be in the hole.
02:20
Woo-hoo-hoo.
02:21
[Henrick] That's my pro.
02:22
[man laughs]
02:22
I would say, I would put my money here.
02:24
Mmhmm.
02:25
That's a tad outside.
02:26
Okay.
02:28
Average speed I would say.
02:31
That's a good one!
02:32
Yes! Yay!
02:34
There's a word that there's no direct translation
02:37
to English or other languages
02:39
they call it Philotimo.
02:41
We honor other people, and they were,
02:43
it's about hospitality.
02:48
Golf is a game for the people in Scotland.
02:50
You can see people walkin' up and down the street
02:52
with their gold clubs on their back
02:53
and nobody bats an eyelid.
02:54
This is the home of golf.
02:56
A lot of the other oldest golf clubs in the world
02:57
were founded in Edinburg.
02:58
We're the forth oldest,
03:00
so the game really dates back to people playing
03:02
in the 15th Century and then it's branched out
03:05
throughout Scotland and the rest of the world.
03:07
Callum, what do you hear from people,
03:09
that they love most about the course
03:10
and their experience here?
03:11
Our staff really go the extra mile to look after
03:14
all our members and visitors, that's really the main thing
03:17
we want people to go away,
03:18
to feel like they're looked after,
03:20
they had a good experience,
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and hopefully had a good score on the golf course.
03:24
[club hitting the ball]
03:25
Nice.
03:26
Go on, get there.
03:27
It's not gonna, lay in the hole!
03:29
[men laugh]
03:30
Oh my God.
03:32
Nearly.
03:33
[hands clapping]
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My God.
03:35
Your shot.
03:37
Iron Horse is located in the city of North Richland Hills,
03:39
about 30 miles from downtown Dallas,
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10 miles from downtown Fort Worth.
03:43
Iron Horse was a term that was used
03:45
in the early 1900s for railroads.
03:48
A vintage railroad bisects the course.
03:50
We're an 18 hole facility,
03:52
a municipal course,
03:53
known for it's difficulty.
03:55
Go on, go on, go on.
03:56
[man laughs]
03:58
We're really individualizing the player experience.
04:01
We have a full staff of professionals to offer clinics,
04:04
exercise programs, things that can improve mental game
04:08
as well as the physical part of the game.
04:10
Most municipal golf courses don't offer
04:12
these type of amenities and we pride ourselves on that.
04:15
[club smacks the ball]
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That's it, right on.
04:20
Uh, get in the hole! Woo!
04:23
[bright instrumental music]
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