Spring is right around the corner and that means that the temperature is rising, the air is fresh, and Golf season is upon us.
Now, you could go out to your local course, get a tee time, and start the first nine. OR you could take a trip to one of these courses and experience some of the most beautiful scenery and challenging golf you could ask for. Here are some of our favorite golf getaways.
“Sand Valley Golf Resort sits in the tumbling prehistoric sand dunes of Central Wisconsin. With the first course, Sand Valley, by Coore & Crenshaw now open and the second course, Mammoth Dunes, by David Kidd set to open in early summer 2018, Sand Valley is a golf destination worth visiting.”
Your Home Away From Home
“For nearly a century, golfers have reveled in the serene ambiance of Pine Needles and Mid Pines Golf Resorts. Two 18-hole Donald Ross designed resort golf courses have earned us our place among the country’s best golf resorts – and to which our guests and USGA Championships return to time and again.”
“The Omni Homestead Resort offers some of the country's most challenging and historic fairways. Consistently ranked among the finest Virginia golf courses, our championship courses allow you to perfect your golf game on impeccably manicured greens while basking in the serenity of the surrounding landscape. Visit The Omni Homestead Resort, nestled within the overwhelming natural beauty of the Allegheny Mountains, and challenge and reward yourself with a golf experience you won't find anywhere else in the world.”
“Practice your swing on a driving range before heading to one of the two historic golf courses at The Omni Homestead Resort. Our championship courses have challenged Presidents William Howard Taft, Dwight D. Eisenhower and George H. W. Bush, as well as two generations of Rockefellers. Both courses have a clubhouse and offer short-game practice facilities and driving ranges. Callaway rental clubs are available.”
“From bogies to birdies, from aces to cross-court winners, Loews Ventana Canyon is a golf and tennis lover’s paradise. Business travel or leisure travel … there’s always time for your favorite sport.“
“Located just steps from the front lobby and in conjunction with the Ventana Golf & Racquet Club, we offer two Tom Fazio-designed championship 18-hole golf courses. Both courses are designed to blend into the Santa Catalina Mountains’ natural features. Weaving through desert cacti and scenic canyons, the courses embody the character of the Sonoran Desert landscape, as well as a unique variety of desert fauna. The Canyon Course winds through the inspiring beauty of the Esperero Canyon and incorporates the massive rock formation known as Whaleback Rock.”
“The remarkable Mystic Rock, a dream of our Founder, Joseph Hardy, and the vision of design master, Pete Dye, resulted in one of the country's finest golf courses.”
“High atop the Pennsylvania Allegheny Mountains, Mystic Rock spans acres of scenic highlands, offering players championship golf in a spectacular setting. A par-72 course layout, the course has a rating of 77 and slope of 149 from the championship tees, one of the highest ratings in the country (as rated by the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association).”
“Former home to the 84 Lumber Classic, a PGA Tour event, Mystic Rock has played host to some of the world's top professional golfers, including Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh.”
Written by Matt Tweed
Matt is the Manager of Sales and Strategic Partnerships at UNIGLOBE Travel Designers. He is a sports fanatic whose goal is to visit every MLB stadium and collect a hat from each venue. In his free time you can find him playing basketball or going out with his friends having a nice, cold “beverage.”
Editor's Note: ALL pictures and descriptions are quoted and taken from each resort's website. Each resort is linked within the Header of the name of the resort and photo.