Every day we see a lot of strange names of golf courses passing by when golfers share their reviews on Leadingcourses.com. With Halloween coming up, we decided to make a curated list of the top 10 scariest golf course names! If you have also played golf courses with a scary name, just share them with us!

We only listed golf clubs here that received or a review or where at least one photo was posted by either the golf club or our community.

1.White Witch Golf Course at Rose Hall

We kick off with a golf club in Jamaica. This 6,758-yard, Par 71 White Witch golf course is named after the plantation’s beautiful but wicked 19th century plantation mistress, Annee Palmer. Legend has it that Annee’s ghost still haunts the estate, creating an alluring mystique that has fascinated island natives and visitors for generations.

2. Devil’s Pulpit – Paintbrush & Pulpit

Devil Pulpit Golf Association is a private facility in Canada offering two courses. Devil’s Pulpit and Devil’s Paintbrush are unique examples of golfing design genius. Both were created by Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry, the two courses share similarities—incredible conditioning, a classic approach to the game—but have distinct personalities that set them apart.

3. Settler’s Ghost Golf Club

On Horseshoe Valley Road, just 10 minutes from Barrie, Settlers’ Ghost Golf Club is a par-72, 18-hole links-style John Robinson-designed golf course with breathtaking views stretching across Georgian Bay. 

4. Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club – Ghost Creek & Witch Hollow

Situated on pristine farmland Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club offers two of the area’s best golf courses, Ghost Creek and Witch Hollow. The last course – Witch Hollow – is a members-only course. Both were etched into the landscape by renowned golf course architect Bob Cupp. 

5. Devil’s Thumb Golf Club

Located in Delta, Colorado at the base of the Grand Mesa, the world’s highest flat top mountain, Devil’s Thumb Golf Course offers both a spectacular golf experience and a panorama of the mountains surrounding the Uncompaghre Valley. This prairie style links is nestled into a swath of Adobe Hills, which is why golfers describe a few holes as, “Playing golf on the moon”.

6. Spooky Brook Golf Course

Spooky Brook Golf Course opened in 1970. Edmund B. Ault designed this easy to walk course. It is a relatively flat and open layout that features generous-sized greens.

7. Dismal River Golf Club

Established in 2006, Dismal River Club has attracted fervent golfers from across the country and around the globe to the hills of Western Nebraska. The club has two golf courses, the White Course and the Red Course.

8. Haunted Lakes Golf Club

The Haunted Lakes Golf Club is a challenging nine hole course located about 2 kilometres north east of the Village of Alix. The shore of Haunted Lake borders the first three holes and the Canadian National railroad track borders the west side. The course is characterised by its ridges and valleys.

9. Trump National Doral – Blue Monster

Virtually every great name in golf has had a moment of glorious personal triumph on the Blue Monster. Originally designed by Dick Wilson, golfers won’t find a more challenging or spectacular golf course. At 7,125 yards from the tournament tees, and with a series of strategically placed bunkers, both length and finesse are needed to score well on this historic course.

10. Furnace Creek Golf Course at Death Valley

At 214 feet below sea level, the 18-hole, par 70 Furnace Creek Golf Course is the world’s lowest elevation golf course. Palm and tamarisk trees frame the fairways and majestic mountains are visible from all areas of the course. Golfers have the chance to test their mettle against the low elevation, low barometric pressure, and perhaps even a coyote or two.

We hope you liked the selection provided above! If you have played them, feel free to share your photos and reviews on our site. And, if you have more suggestion, feel free to share them with us!

Photo credits: the feature photo is made by member and brand ambassador Dave Finn at Devils Pulpit.


  1. Those are great picks. My husband and I have actually played these courses with scary names : Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, IN and they say that it is the gateway to golfing heaven. A great course to play. Then there is the Devil’s Claw course at the Whirlwind Golf Club facility in Chandler, Arizona features 7,017 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The Hell’s Point Golf Course in Virginia Beach, VA is in the heart of Back Bay Wildlife Refuge.
    If you ever have the chance, I would definitely put these courses on your list to play.
    Thank you for the fun article. Maybe we can get to some of yours some day.


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