Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club
One glance at the scorecard tells you all you need to know about Jade Dragon: it's the longest course in the world from the tips, at 8,548 yards, par 72. Designed by Neil Haworth, it sits in the shadows of the Himalayas in southwest China, at an elevation of 10,000 feet (there are oxygen bottles on the carts). Three par 3s check in at 260 yards or more, and there's an endless roster of muscular two-shot holes. When the clouds lift, the snowcapped mountain vistas are overwhelming.