12. Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Club -- No. 4: Par 3, 192 yards -- Banff, Alberta, Canada
You must play a true mountain hole to complete your education as a traveling golfer, and Banff's No. 4 sits at the summit. Rocky Mountain scenery overpowers the golfer traversing the Banff layout, creating optical illusions throughout the round. Gene Sarazen once quarreled with a caddie over his club selection at this mile-high course; his well-struck approach to the green made it exactly halfway there. The culprit was the 4th, aptly called "Devil's Cauldron." Your tee shot must carry a glacial lake to a plateau green banked on all sides with jagged mountains slashing the horizon. It's all really disorienting -- and utterly compelling.