In the world of golf holidays, the USA is an especially tempting prospect. Whether you’re after a relaxed break with friends or prefer to test your skills against some breathtaking backdrops, there are plenty of fantastic opportunities for getting in a round in one of the most iconic countries for golf in the world. Here are our top five places to go for Golf holidays USA:
It probably comes as no surprise that the most famous golf course in the world should be found in California. Pebble Beach Golf Links is a true icon of the game and an astonishing place to play golf. Walk the fairways that hosted the PGA Tour for over 25 years, or navigate the Ocean Links course, which wraps around the famous 17th hole that once inspired the par-three 12th at Augusta National. Pebble Beach is also home to The Lodge at Pebble Beach, a five-star hotel that boasts a world-class spa and dining services.
Situated by the Pacific Ocean, this idyllic California spot is home to some of the best golf courses in the state. With two exceptional courses at each of the major golf resorts – Pacific Links and Monterey Peninsula Country Club at Cypress Point are particularly worth a visit – you’ll struggle to run out of options. Add to that the stunning scenery, and you’re sure to have a golfing experience to remember.
East of Phoenix, tucked in between red-rock canyons, this nature-rich area is a golfer’s delight. You can play golf amid the red rocks at the Verde Lakes Golf Club, or take on the challenge of the Sedona Golf Club, where you’ll find yourself among the rocks and cacti. If you head to the Sedona Golf Resort, you can choose to play either the Verde or Sedona course. Both are spectacular and offer a very different golfing experience.
Home to some of the most famous golf resorts in the world, Scottsdale is a golfer’s dream. Whether you’re looking for something relaxed and luxurious or an adrenalin-filled experience, Scottsdale has it all – and then some. Visit the ultra-trendy Omni Scottsdale resort and play the aptly named Stadium course – or venture over to the adjacent TPC Stadium course at the Phoenix Open. Alternatively, you can head to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, where you’ll find the Royal course and Princess course.
Las Vegas – Welcome to Golf Paradise!
There are two golf courses in Las Vegas: the Las Vegas Golf Club and TPC Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Golf Club is an 18-hole course designed by Ted Robinson, the man behind the venerable TPC at Sawgrass. The TPC Las Vegas is an annual PGA Tour event hosted at the adjacent golf course. The golf club is open to the public for non-tournament days and offers a chance to play on the kind of course a famous tourney like the Players Championship, Colonial or the U.S. Open.
There are many weird and wonderful facts about the island of Hawaii, but one of the most interesting is that it’s home to the only place in the United States where you can play golf all year round. The climate in Hawaii, with its warm and mostly humid weather, allows for golfing all year long. This means that if you are a winter sport lover and want to play golf while you’re visiting Hawaii, you can. You can play at one of the three golf courses on Oahu, from October to May, or the ones on the Big Island from June to August. If you want the true Hawaiian golf experience, you can even play on a golf course that’s on the water.
Trump Golf Club, New York
Donald Trump’s golfing legacy began decades ago when he built and opened the Trump National Golf Club, Westchester, in Briarcliff Manor, New York. This golf course is still open today and is a must visit for any golf lover. If you’re looking for an upscale golfing experience, then Trump’s club is the place to go. The course is beautiful and challenging while the clubhouse has excellent views and is the perfect place to relax after a round of golf. You can also learn a thing or two about the history of golf at Trump’s club. There are many different golfing exhibitions as well as a golfing museum at the club. You can learn all about golf while you’re here, or just relax after a day of conquering a challenging course.
Bonus: Florida Has Some Amazing Golf Resorts
A great place to visit for golf lovers is Florida. It is home to some of the best golf resorts in the world, and the weather is pretty much guaranteed to be warm and sunny throughout the year. Some of the most popular golf resorts are the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the Loews Hotel at Casuarina Beach, and the Loews Hotel at Paradise Beach. If you’re visiting Florida in the winter, you might want to book your hotel well in advance, because they can get pretty busy. If you want to visit one of the above-mentioned resorts, you can find out more information here.
Golf is a game for all ages, so it’s not unusual for a group of friends to decide to book a golf vacation. It can be a great experience, providing you find the right golf course for your skill level. When choosing a golf course, you should look for one with a rating of 80 or above. Golf courses below that level are often not challenging enough for experienced golfers. If you’re deciding on a golf vacation, you can’t go wrong with the USA. It offers a wide variety of golf courses and climates, so you can play golf year-round. It’s also a very accessible destination, with plenty of direct flights from the UK. Whether you’re after a relaxed break with friends or prefer to test your skills against some breathtaking backdrops, there are plenty of fantastic opportunities for getting in a round in one of the most iconic countries for golf in the world.