I actually started to tear up as I was thinking about this subject.
I have been so fortunate to play all over the world at so many great courses.
Each has its THING.
Ballybunnion starts off with a cemetary right in front of you on the first tee and goes through magnificent natural dunes next to the water-wow.
Troon-heather in the weather(and me in the heather and gorse).
Carnoustie-The hardest course I have ever played
St.Andrews-died and went to heaven-i actually teared up on the 1 st tee the 1 st time and a local couple got a picture of it,got my address and mailed it to me-wow.
Turnbury Ailsa-Storm,sun,wife walking with me with umbrella turned inside out-wow.
Gleneagles-both courses I played were outstanding in an unbelieveable resort setting
Pusan(Korea) Golf Club-Little lady caddies that unfortunately keep your score for you and carry the bag which is bigger than them around the sides of mountains,back and forth. One fairway above the other.
So much more,,,,,
They are all the best the day you are playing them.