Lee Westwood's all-time top five golf courses

Published 0954 GMT (1754 HKT) November 3, 2017
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Asked to name his favorite golf course, former world No. 1 Lee Westwood opted for Royal Birkdale, a links course framed by towering dunes in Southport, England. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
"It's just spectacular from start to finish," Westwood tells CNN Sport, naming golf legends Seve Ballesteros, Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer as partners for his dream four-ball. David Cannon/Getty Images
Muirfield, situated on the shore of "Scotland's Golf Coast," is another British course to make it into Westwood's top five. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images
The Englishman came close to winning his first major at the historic links course in 2013, heading into the final day of that year's British Open with a two-shot lead, only for Phil Mickelson to steal his thunder at the death. Matthew Lewis/Getty Images
It's no surprise to see Augusta National, home of the Masters, named among Westwood's favorite courses. Hallowed turf for golfers and fans alike, few can match its beauty and esteemed history. David Cannon/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Westwood has recorded three top-five finishes at the Masters, finishing as runner-up in 2010 and 2016. Andrew Redington/Getty Images
"Metropolitan where I won the Australian Open is one of my favorites," says Westwood, alluding to his playoff victory against Greg Norman back in 1997. "I think that's fantastic." Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
New Jersey's Pine Valley Golf Club, ranked No. 1 by a variety of publications, rounds out Westy's top five courses. What are your favorites? Have your say on CNN Sport's Facebook page. Getty Images/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images