July 26, 2019

Consider them a glorious gateway to the first tee. They are the clubhouses of some of the most impressive golf courses in the world, some of them just as impressive themselves. From the quaintness of Augusta National to the history of St. Andrews, here are the most iconic clubhouses in golf.

East Lake Golf Club, located in the heart of Atlanta, was the site of Tiger Woods' triumphant Tour Championship win last year. It is also the home course of Bobby Jones.
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Congressional Country Club is located in the heart of Bethesda, Md. It is home to many of some of Washington DC's elite — and has the regal clubhouse to match.
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Dubai Creek has one of the most uniquely-designed clubhouses in the world. Once you step out on the course, the views overlook one of the world's busiest cities.
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Muirfield Golf Course has hosted 16 Open Championships, most recently in 2013, when Phil Mickelson reigned supreme. It has the clubhouse to match the historic event.
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The Trump Bedminster course is located roughly 40 minutes outside New York City.
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Golf fans are undoubtedly familiar with the history on the course at Oakmont. But what's inside the clubhouse is amazing, too.
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From the exterior, the clubhouse at Formby Golf Club in the UK gives off the vibes of a majestic castle.
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There's nothing like Magnolia's blooming, spring beginning and the shot of Augusta National ushering in golf's most prestigious event.
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The clubhouse at Ridgewood was designed by Clifford C. Wendehack, who also designed Winged Foot, Bethpage and others.
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Sunningdale Country Club is an oasis about 30 miles west of London.
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Sir Michael Bonallack once said of Royal Lytham: "the first time you arrive at the entrance to Royal Lytham & St Annes, the somewhat foreboding exterior of the Clubhouse gives a totally false impression of the wonderful experience that is awaiting you".
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Royal Birkdale has hosted The Open Championship 10 times in its history.

Medinah played host to the 2012 Ryder Cup, among other tournaments hosted in its storied history.
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Stoke Park golf club, located just outside London, features one of the most regal clubhouses as its backdrop. Some might even say "royal".
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Winged Foot boasts a Charles Clifford Wendehack clubhouse, matching the standard of one of the nation's very best courses.
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Shinnecock claims to be the oldest formal organized golf club in the country — and the clubhouse certainly meets the level of that distinction.

The shot of St. Andrews' clubhouse is nearly as synonymous with history as the course itself.