As Spring approaches, golfing enthusiasts will be hitting the course more and more. In a bid to wave goodbye to colder days, golfing experts at GolfSupport.com have investigated which golf course around the world is the most popular on Instagram by taking 15 of the most well-known courses on the planet and analysing their Instagram tagged posts. The number of times each golf course was hashtagged on the social media platform was recorded before the courses were ranked from most to least mentioned.

Golf Course

Location

Cheapest Summer Green Fee Price

No. of Hashtags

Old Course St. Andrews

Scotland

£195

42,159

Muirfield

Scotland

£270

13,185

Cape Kidnappers

New Zealand

£181

11,305

Pebble Beach

California (USA)

£421

8,546

Bandon Dunes

Oregon (USA)

£264

5,609

Cabot Cliffs

Canada

£195

5,494

Royal Melbourne

Australia

£284

5,452

Augusta National

Georgia (USA)

-no green fees; members only-

4,427

Oakmont Country Club

Pennsylvania (USA)

-no green fees; members only-

4,271

Royal County Down

N. Ireland

£200

3,963

Royal Dornoch

Scotland

£180

3,685

Barnbougle Dunes

Australia

£51

2,307

Barnbougle Lost Farms

Australia

£59

1,205

Castle Stuart Golf Links

Scotland

£225

915

Trump International Golf

Links Scotland

Scotland

£150

637

The Old Course at St. Andrews is the oldest golf course in the world. It’s no surprise that this course, known to most golfers as ‘The Home of Golf’, is the most instagrammed location on our list with just over 42,000 hashtagged posts. The green fee price won’t break the bank either as St. Andrews ranks as the sixth cheapest summer green price.

Another Scottish golf course, Muirfield is the second most popular with more than 13,000 tagged Instagram posts – although 28,974 less than St. Andrews. Muirfield opened in 1744 and is one of the courses used in rotation for The Open Championship.

Five Scottish courses feature in our top 15, making Scotland by far the most represented country in the ranking (33.4%).

Cape Kidnappers is the only golf course located in New Zealand on our list. It does place in a respectable third though with more than 11,000 tagged Instagram posts.

Two courses located in the U.S.A. complete the top 5. Pebble Beach and Bandon Dunes have a combined 14,155 hashtags on Instagram. However, the summer green fee differential is quite significant: it’ll cost you £157 more to golf at Pebble Beach than Brandon Dunes. Pebble Beach is also the most expensive green featured in the ranking.