The best luxury vacations usually involve a little bit of golf. Whether you are looking to get away with your family – or your buddies – you absolutely need to consider these resorts. With spring here and summer just around the corner, check out the places you can go to get away.
Pebble Beach Resorts/The Inn at Spanish Bay
One of the finest resorts in the United States is none other than Pebble Beach. Located where the land meets the sea on the Monterey Peninsula, it offers access to four different world renowned course including famed Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill. Plus the amenities (dining, spa, activities, etc) are second to none. This luxury paradise should be on your bucket list if it isn’t for some reason already. Check it out.
Reynolds Lake Oconee
Reynolds Lake Oconee offers traditional southern comfort at its finest. With six courses to choose from designed by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and others, plus all of the finest amenities a Ritz Carlton can offer, you are guaranteed to be treated like royalty. They even have an exclusive Taylor Made Club Fitting and Instruction facility so you can hone your game. Check it out.
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Oregon
If you haven’t heard of Bandon Dunes, you should get yourself acquainted. Stay at the Lodge or the Inn or a cottage and take on all four elite courses Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Trails and Old Macdonald, all of which can be found among the best courses in the U.S. Plus they have a short course, putting course, and a practice range that can keep you busy for days. Check it out.
Surrounded by nothing but nature, Streamsong Resort is located in central Florida and features three of the country’s premier golf courses. The Blue is designed by Tom Doak, the Red was designed by Bill Corre and Ben Crenshaw and the Black which is designed by Gil Hanse (scheduled to open for play at the end of September 2017). As expected the accommodations are first class and the amenities are top-notch. Check it out.
For over 100 years, Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina has been a staple of American golf. With seven of its nine courses open to the public, including the famed No.2 course which has hosted three U.S. Opens with the last one being in 2014, as well as multiple other championships. When you go be sure to check out the Putter Boy and Payne Stewart’s memorial. Check it out.
This oceanfront luxury paradise located in Maui is exactly what you’d expect from the folks at Ritz-Carlton. The only thing better than the amentities are the views, and the golf. Located on site is an extensive practice facility, complete with three practice holes. Just beyond that is the Arnold Palmer designed Bay course and the Plantation course, which plays home to the annual PGA Tour’s tournament of champions. Check it out.
Located in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia, the Greenbrier has been welcoming guests since 1778. It is now a National Historic Landmark and offers first-class everything to it’s visitors. It’s also home to the Old White TPC which has become a regular stop on the PGA Tour in addition to hosting the 1977 Ryder Cup. Check it out.
The American Club
The American Club located in Kohler, Wisconsin is five-star, five-diamond hotel that was once a dormatory for immigrant employees back in the day. Now it’s one of the finest golf destinations in the U.S. boasting four premier Pete Dye courses at Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits. Check it out.
This grand hotel located at the base of Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs overlooks two 18s, both a combination of Donald Ross and Robert Trent Jones-designed holes. A third 18-hole track, by Arnold Palmer and revised by Nicklaus Design, is close by. Check it out.
Turning Stone Resort
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Located in Verona, New York, this casino resort offers first-class accommodations and golf. The three courses it boasts are Atunyote by Tom Fazio, Kaluhyat by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Shenandoah by Rick Smith. Plus there is a nine-hole track called Pleasant Knolls and a par-3 known as Sandstone Hollow. Check it out.