But in the modern age of course construction where layouts are longer and cover expansive areas across sometimes hilly topography, they can be a difficult slog. Here, we present 15 of the toughest courses for walking golfers.

Columnist Rod Morri looks at the obsession with long and penal rough among those who set up courses for professional tournaments and why it is hurting the game at all levels.

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