Anyone can play golf but the sport, which originated in Scotland, is still often associated with the rich and famous, including high-ranking managers and celebrities. There are numerous reasons for golf’s popularity in these “high” circles, with the Huffington Post mentioning a few: you don’t have to be in your physical prime to play, the barrier to entry is high, and it’s a legitimate sport backed by luxury brands such as Rolex. Despite being a legitimate sport, you still get to enjoy a lot of luxury such as battery-operated golf trolleys as well as battery spares from suppliers like Pure Drive Batteries, etc. But where do the rich go to swing their golf club? We’ve taken a closer look at three celebrities’ favourite golfing destinations.
The man with no name, Clint Eastwood, is known for his love for golf. In fact, he loves the sport so much that he became the owner of the 18-hole Tehama Golf Club in Carmel, California. Monterey Peninsula Golf has described Eastwood’s work of art at the Pacific: “The course features immaculate fairways and greens with varying elevations, all of which provide amazing views of Point Lobos and Monterey Bay.” The club is highly exclusive and memberships are given out by invitation only.
Celine Dion also loves to swing the club in her free time. The New York Times even reported that she jumped into a pond in celebration with Karrie Webb at the 2000 Kraft Nabisco tournament. Just like Eastwood, she too decided she needed her own golf course. So at the end of the 1990s, she bought the Club de Golf Le Mirage, a few kilometres north of Montreal in Canada. Trees, lakes and a waterfall can be found on her course. She’s even invited stars like Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone to play on her course.
For five years, singer Justin Timberlake was the owner of the Mirimichi Golf Course just outside of Memphis, Tennessee. He spent $16 million on turning it into the most eco-friendly golf course in the US. In fact, it’s one of only 10 golf courses in the world that was certified by the Golf Environment Organization. It even includes a wetland sanctuary for local plants and wildlife. Timberlake has since sold the course to Tennessee businessman Fred Edmaiston, but that probably won’t stop him from visiting every now and then.
Golf is a great way to have fun, and get that daily quota of exercise in at the same time. The rich and famous of this world may have the funds to buy their own golf courses, but while the average golfer can only dream of such luxury, that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy the sport.