Our favorite, most beautiful 'under-the-radar' holes of golf

Many unsung courses also offer spectacular scenery.

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A view from behind the green on the 493-yard, par-5 16th hole at the Pennard Golf Club in Wales.

Everybody knows Pebble Beach is beautiful. So are all those other legendary seaside and mountain courses you've read about in golf magazines or seen featured on golf calendars - Royal Dornoch, Old Head, Pacific Dunes, Banff Springs, etc. We told you so in this story of the world's 50 most scenic courses.

This list is different. It's time to recognize some incredibly scenic golf holes from courses you may not recognize. These courses often play the role of backup dancer to the star attractions in their region and sometimes even at their own resorts! They're still plenty good with their own magical holes worthy of a postcard.

In the spirit of "eclectic 18" lists, we chose these scenic holes based on the number on their actual scorecards. There are probably hundreds more out there. Let us know your favorite scenic hole at an "under the radar" course in the comments below.

  1. Club de Golf Le Manoir Richelieu (par 5) No. 1 on the St. Laurent nine
    Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

    Beyond Royal Montreal, host of Canadian Opens and one memorable Presidents Cup, golf in the French-Canadian province of Quebec doesn't get much attention. This hole, however, is alone worth the trip two hours north of Quebec City into the Laurentian Mountains. Every golfer who plays at the 27-hole Club de Golf Le Manoir Richelieu at the historic Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu gets a crack at this stunner above the St. Lawrence River, whether it's their first or the 10th of the day.

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