Golf courses are unique among sports venues with the amazing scenery they provide. They can have appeal to someone with no interest in the sport. You could hate golf, but enjoy walking along the beach.
In these rankings, the course itself is secondary to the surrounding area. That is why Augusta National is not on the list. It is a beautiful golf course, but it derives its appeal in a much different way then Pebble Beach, which has non-golf appeal. That factor was critical in coming up with these rankings.
Every course on this list, with one exception, is located near a coastline or body of water. It is largely a subjective list. People will naturally have differing opinions on what constitutes pretty scenery. With that, here is my list of the most picturesque golf courses.