The major championships in professional golf undoubtedly provide the biggest stage for both the golfers and fans. Golfers are faced with added pressure along with a course that is among the most difficult they will play all season. There is much greater interest to the casual fan, as the majors will attract crowds and television audiences unmatched by other tournaments.
Naturally one would think that the greatest courses are the ones on which the major championships are contested. That is not entirely the case, as logistical factors play a huge role in which courses get selected to host major championships.
Some courses are passed over by selection committees due to a lack of sufficient crowd space. On the other hand, many private clubs do not want a major championship. The course has to be closed for months in order to make changes that the governing body would want.
Here are 10 courses that would be great major championship venues.