Golf is a fantastic way to socialize with friends, get a bit of exercise, and enjoy the great outdoors. (And enjoy a beer or 10 if you’re out with your buddies.) Plus, it’s no longer an elite sport in the United States. There are numerous golf course across the country that offer top-notch locations and facilities, plus experienced instructors to help you get your game in gear i if needed. So, if you’re looking for a top destination, then this list of the best golf getaways in the US is for you.
Check out our top 5 picks.
Pebble Beach, CA
Pebble Beach is the Number 1 public golf course and the Number 1 golf resort in the entire country. Choose from a several courses that you’ve seen pros play at, including Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Del Monte Golf Course. Since you’re in California, you’ll be treated to beautiful sunshine and the sound of crashing waves as you play.
Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach is the number one destination for a golf vacation. There are over 80 award-winning golf courses there, meaning you won’t lack for variety or quality. A round can cost anywhere from $20 to $200. The best time to go is spring and fall when the weather is perfect for walking or driving around outside.
There are over 90 golf courses within Naples, FL. If you travel outside of the city, the number reaches over 100. For the ultimate golf course, head to Tiburon course. This course was designed by golf legend Greg Norman. It might look familiar, especially if you watch the LPGA. Tiburon is the home of the LPGA Tour’s CME Group Tour Championship. A round here costs about $100, making it a somewhat affordable experience.
There are over 50 golf courses in Scottsdale and several are PGA quality courses. One of the most expensive and exclusive courses in Scottsdale is the TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course. The Phoenix Open takes place there and if you book it during the peak season, a round will cost about $350. Non-peak season prices are around $260 per game.
Coeur D’alene, ID
Most people probably don’t think about Idaho when they think about golfing, but the Coeur D’alene is one of the most beautiful golf resorts. The weather is much cooler than some of the other places on this list, so it’s perfect for summer vacations. You’ll play while overlooking a beautiful lake. And on those days when you need a break from golf, you can go kayaking or rafting instead.