From pristine fairways to beers at the 19th hole, you can play and stay at these resorts that are a golfer’s paradise. With landscapes that range from desert to mountains and amenities such as custom club fitting and high-tech stroke analysis, these golf courses have hosted some of the country’s best pros. Book your tee time early, so you can enjoy some of the off-course luxuries such as spa treatments, fine dining, pool time, and outdoor adventures—these golf courses have it all!
Ritz-Carlton Kapalua: Maui, HI
Located on the beautiful shores of West Maui, the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is home to Golfweek’s number one choice for golf courses in the Aloha State, the Plantation Course. This course’s 18th hole is a Par 5 and is 663 yards, the second longest hole on the PGA Tour. The course is currently undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation and is set to re-open in November 2020. Book your room now to be among the first to set foot on the upgraded course. In the meantime, the Arnold Palmer and Frances Duane designed Bay Course featuring an over-the-ocean shot on the 17th hole will keep you challenged. The resort itself is a five-diamond oceanfront hotel with six restaurants, a world-class spa, and plenty of recreational opportunities for some fun in the sun.
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North: Scottsdale, AZ
Located in a beautiful Southwest desert landscape, the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North offer two exquisite courses, The Monument (7,039-yard, par-72) and The Pinnacle (7,009-yard, par-71). Before hitting the green, try the ball-flight simulator to perfect your swing. Off course, lounge in the luxurious resort featuring five dining options (as well as a celestial picnic under the stars, customizable to include a musician, photographer and personal butler), outdoor excursions such as salt water tubing, and guest rooms that highlight the Sonoran desert experience. After a round of golf, head to the full-service spa for a Golfer’s Massage that utilizes warm golf balls to soothe fatigued muscles.
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
If you love the warmth of the desert, but want to avoid the hustle-and-bustle of The Strip, the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa is a welcome retreat. Located near suburban Summerlin, this resort offers a free shuttle to the adjacent TPC Las Vegas, which offers a 7,104-yard, par-71 championship golf course designed by World Golf Hall of Famer Raymond Floyd. After a round of golf, enjoy the upscale amenities offered by the resort including a casino (of course), outdoor waterfall pool, therapeutic spa, live entertainment and eight dining options. For those who enjoy the buzz of The Strip, the impressive Wynn Golf Club is set to reopen in Fall 2019.
La Quinta Resort & Club: La Quinta, CA
With five golf courses to choose from and three club houses for après golf cocktails, the La Quinta Resort & Club offers a variety of terrain and excellent amenities. The courses feature views of the Santa Rosa Mountains, wildflower patches, Coachella Valley vistas, and nine lakes; in short, the picturesque courses are awe inspiring. The resort, meanwhile, offers golf lessons and training at the world-class PGA WEST Golf Academy. Got your fill of golf? The resort also offers tennis, pickleball, yoga, meditation, bike rentals, nearby hiking trails, spin classes, pilates, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with weights and cardio equipment. When you’re not burning calories, relax at one of 41 pools (not a typo, 41!), indulge in a restorative treatment at the full-service spa, or dine at one of the seven on-property restaurants. Don’t miss the Veuve Clicquot champagne’s Après Swim Happy Hour at the adults-only Plunge pool. The facilities also include a putting course, chipping green, indoor putting lab, sports psychologist, and performance enhancement specialist.
Sea Island: Glynn County, Georgia
This Forbes Five-Star resort features three golf courses, including a nine-hole course that will reopen in Fall 2019, and access to a 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Golf Performance Center. At Sea Island, enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean with creeks, dunes and salt marshes, or play among Oaks and Pines. The property features five types of accommodations including a lodge, an inn and cottages. Outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy activities unique to the area including falconry, boating, kayaking, fishing, archery, hunting and shooting and horseback riding. Before or after enjoying a day in nature, dine at one of the 11 on-property eateries or unwind with a luxurious treatment at the Sea Island Spa.
The Broadmoor: Colorado Springs, CO
With a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond rating, The Broadmoor provides a mountainous backdrop for golfers on its two award-winning courses. The Broadmoor Golf Club offers guests Callaway golf club rentals and custom fittings, customized lessons and apparel and equipment at the Golf Shop. Looking for a Western adventure that emanates the surroundings? Check out the resort’s wilderness experiences and adventures with activities such as mule rides, fly fishing, herding cattle, waterfall hikes, rock climbing, tomahawk throwing and zip lining over the South Cheyenne Canyon. Fuel up for your excursions with 21 different dining options, from casual cafes to fine dining. Accommodation ranges from wilderness cabins and historic cottages to luxurious Brownstones and a five-bedroom estate house.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney Resort
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney Resort is home to the Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando. The club features the 6-hole, par-3 Tranquilo Golf Course, which is a certified Audubon Sanctuary, a 16-acre practice facility, two-acre, natural-grass tee box, and TrackMan swing analysis technology. Off the course, families can enjoy the resort’s five-acre water park, breakfast with Goofy, nightly fireworks, early entrance to the theme parks, and six on-property restaurants and bars.
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