Golf's Best Webcams: Peek In on Golfers Playing Top Courses Around the World

You're probably not going to get any work done for the next 30 minutes or so.

That's because I've gathered together some of golf's best live webcams and, if you're like me at all, you'll find using them to peek in on golfers playing top courses around the world to be utterly addictive.

Want to see who's on the first tee at Pebble Beach right now?

Or who's crossing the Swilcan Bridge on the 18th hole at the Old Course in St. Andrews?

Or if that guy with the terrible swing is going to hit it more than 50 yards off the tee at Bandon Dunes?

The links below will let you do it...in real time.

Webcams can be frustrating -- some require certain software, some are slow and buggy, and some just don't work at all.

When I tried all these below, they were working. And some (like those at Pebble Beach, Torrey Pines, and Bandon Dunes) are awesome.

(Note: the golf season at some of these resorts is on winter hiatus, but you'll be able to pick them back up when spring comes.)

So, go ahead and take a peek.

Trust me, that guy with the terrible swing won't mind; he's playing Bandon Dunes right now, and the rest of us can only watch.

United States

Pebble Beach webcams (first tee, ninth green, 17th green, 18th green, putting green)

Poipu Bay Golf Course (Kauai, Hawaii) webcam

Treetops Resort webcam

Torrey Pines Golf Course webcam (you can "request camera control," but it didn't work for me).

Kapalua Resort (a really cool one that lets you take control of the camera, choose different locations on the course, tilt, pan, and zoom)

Bluejack National (Tiger Woods' first course to open in the U.S. isn't even open yet, but you can check out construction and grow-in progress)

Canada

Whistler Golf Club webcam

Highlands Links webcam

Scotland

Royal Dornoch webcam (requires Quicktime)

Carnoustie Golf Links webcam (spotty service)

Gleneagles Resort webcam (PGA Centenary Course)

Around the World

United Arab Emirates - Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa

Slovakia - Penati Golf Resort

What do you think of these? Have you come across any other good golf course webcams? Please share your thoughts or read what others are saying below.

Craig Better is one of the founding editors of Golf Vacation Insider. In addition to traveling to 15 foreign countries, he has twice traveled across America to play golf courses in all 50 United States. Prior to joining Golf Vacation Insider, Craig was a freelance writer who contributed to GOLF Magazine, Travel + Leisure Golf, Maxim Magazine, USAToday.com, and co-authored Zagat Survey’s book, America’s Top Golf Courses.
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Dear Craig,

Sorry but many of these cameras are down. Double check and add:
Brora
Royal North Devon
Kings barns
Dunbar

Remove:
Carnoustie
Glen Eagles
Others

Canada is still good as are Dornoch and Pebble Beach.

Thanks

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Kapalua has a great webcam that brings Hawaii sunshine to your screen:

www [dot] golfatkapalua [dot] com/hawaii-golf-webcam [dot] html

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Hey, it's like sitting out on the veranda with a beer after a round and watching other golfers come in.

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Not sure I'd want to watch an entire round, either, but I certainly think it's pretty cool to see what's going on RIGHT NOW at these top courses.

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I really have no desire to watch someone else play these courses.

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Love the one at Kingsbarns...
http://www.kingsbarns.com/webcam.html?ml=1

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I think Portmarnock has a live feed also.

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