Is there anything better than the feeling of teeing off for the first time that day? Golf is a big part of many peoples lives, and it’s no surprise why. Originating on the eastern coast of Scotland, close to Edinburgh, players in the early days would attempt to hit a pebble over sand dunes and around tracks using bent sticks or clubs. It’s certainly come a long way in 600 years but the joy of the game remains! It provides picturesque surroundings, great social opportunities, and rewards skill and patience honed over many years. If you feel like grabbing your clubs and jetting off on a golf holiday, look no further… we’ve narrowed down the top five golf destinations in the USA that are ready and waiting for you.
Pebble Beach, California
If you’re after world-class golf, out of this world scenery, and amazing accommodation, head to Pebble Beach in California. This beautiful resort offers a temperate climate all year round and six beautiful beaches circling 17-Mile Drive, a scenic road surrounding the resort. Each beach provides the opportunity for long walks, picnics and sunset gazing. Though, of course, Pebble Beach is most famous for its golf. The resort regularly tops lists of best golf courses in America. Its 18-holes span the coastline wrapping around California’s Monterey Peninsula – making it a truly unforgettable experience. With sand dunes at Spanish Bay, towering pins at Spyglass and cliff-swept shorelines at Pebble Beach it is a great place to not only hone your skills but take in the spectacular surroundings. As six-time host of the US Open Championship, it is no surprise that this golf resort is an extremely popular destination for golfers the world over.
Princeville Makai, Hawaii
If it’s a slice of serenity you’re after the Princeville Makai golf course is for you. The multi-award-winning Hawaiian course integrates the wild beauty of the north shore of Kauai island and boasts wilderness areas, natural water features and dramatic coastline. As one of the most beautiful spots on earth, playing on this fantastic golf course is an unforgettable experience no matter what level golfer you are. The nearby 5-star Hotel Hanalei Bay pine valley offers accommodation cascading down the cliffs towards Hanalei Bay. All rooms have either mountain or ocean views and there are many restaurants on the resort as well as an infinity pool and three whirlpools for complete relaxation.
Pine Valley – New Jersey
Renowned as the ultimate test of golf, every hole at Pine Valley is dramatic and memorable. As one of golf’s most exclusive clubs, it is on many players bucket lists. If you are lucky enough to know a member, take the chance to tee off at this majestic course set in a wooded forest. Each hole offers unbeatable views of Garden State scenery, with pine trees and waterways surrounding challenging bunkers at every turn. Pine Valley offers three main types of accommodation – lodges, dormitories or private houses. The clubhouse is extremely minimalistic – this is a club for proper golfers.whistling straits
Whistling Straits – Wisconsin
Offering two world-class courses – the Straits and the Irish – Whistling Straits has hosted many PGA Championships. Sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, the Straits boasts open, rugged and windswept terrain to challenge golfers. With fescue fairways and giant sand dune bunkers, it offers a tranquil landscape with four meandering streams. The resort offers a variety of accommodation including an elegant five-star hotel, suites and private backwoods cabins. There is something to suit every traveler. The nearby American Club Hotel is a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond hotel offering the finest amenities and services. There are a variety of restaurants and bars located on the resort including a private winery, as well as a health spa.
Dinosaur Mountain – Arizona
The Gold Canyon Golf Resort offers two 18-hole championship golf courses, Dinosaur Mountain and Sidewinder. Consistently rated as one of the top courses in Arizona, Dinosaur Mountain and Sidewinder offer breathtaking scenery, dramatic elevation changes, and abundant wildlife. All this makes for a memorable golfing experience. The resort is nestled at the base of the majestic Superstition Mountains, stretching over 400 acres of desert. The Gold Canyon Resort & Spa welcomes everyone with 90 casita style rooms available, as well as a restaurant with mountain views and a spa that provides a soothing oasis after a day out on the course.
Travel with your golf clubs in style
America certainly offers some of the world’s best golfing experiences. So, if you fancy ticking one (or more) of these stunning golf resorts off your list why not book your private flight today? Start the vacation off as you mean to go on… in style.