Golf Vacation Ideas

The Legends Resort
The Legends Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Golf Vacation Ideas #1: A popular golf destination is Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Myrtle Beach area is known both for its meticulously maintained course and its golf-friendly weather.

A mainstay of the Myrtle Beach golfing destinations is The Legends Resort. Considered by many to be the finest golf resort in the area, The Legends Resort is comprised of six golf courses; all of them top award winning courses.

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#2: Hilton Head Island - Another great east coast golf destination is Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The island is an incredible setting for a golf getaway. At Hilton Head you can choose from four excellent golf resorts that offer 135 holes on 7 championship courses.

A top golfing resort here is the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. The Palmetto is a world-class golf resort that challenges the golfer while showing off the beautiful seacoast island location. The three courses offered by the Palmetto offer a variety of world class play to the vacation golfer. Besides Palmetto, Hilton head is home to Oyster Reef Golf Club, Port Royal Golf Club and Shipyard Golf Club.

Golf Vacation Ideas #3: Alabama’s Gulf Coast offers over 200 holes on courses which were designed by golfing greats like Arnold Palmer, Earl Stone, Jerry Pate, Bruce Devlin and Robert Von Hagge. You have a choice of ten famous signature golf courses such as Cotton Creek at Craft Farms, Glenlakes Golf Club, Lost Key Golf Club, Rock Creek Golf Club and others. Located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf Shores and orange Beach area offers many attractions besides top golfing.

At Orange Beach you can see wild bottlenose dolphin on a Dolphin Watching Cruise. Join the anglers on a charter deep sea fishing boat trip. Grab your walking shoes or rent a bike and head out on the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail for some bird watching and nature exploration.

#4: SH Golf - The world's leading supplier of custom golf vacations - How about a custom golf vacation tailored your golfing and vacation desires? That’s what SGH Golf is all about.

SGH Golf is in business to provide you with the best golf vacation experience possible. They carefully select their golf destinations based on top quality golf, affordability and excellent sightseeing opportunities.

They offer golf packages in the U.S and around the world: Scotland, Ireland, England, Portugal, Spain, and Mexico. They also offer golfing packages to some of the top golf tournaments: The Masters, British Open, Presidents Cup, and US Open. This is a great way to see tournament level golf with top professional players. Watch the whole event or select from a weekend or practice round packages.

You can stay in a top tier hotel or a small homey B&B or anything in between. With a typical week-long golf package you will be playing on 5 different top golf courses, many being world class venues. The packages vary but typically include your accommodations, green fees, golf cart, rental car and breakfast. The staff will help you and any non-golfing members of your group arrange for sightseeing trips.

Golf Vacation Ideas #5: Palm Springs, California is a top vacation destination for golfers and non-golfers alike. Desert vacation resorts abound and among them are plenty of excellent golf resorts. In fact there are over 125 golf courses in the Palm Springs area. All the things that make Palm Springs a great vacation destination, add to its appeal to golfers; The native palm and olive trees, the balmy weather, the beautiful desert with surrounding mountains.

One example of best Palm Springs golf destinations is the Indian Canyons Golf Resort. This resort offers 36 challenging holes surrounded on three sides by the San Jacinto Mountains. You golf in a wind-free environment among breathtaking mountain views, thousands of palms, olive and other native trees. The North course features a Walt Disney fountain. This water hazard is famous for its 100 foot high water jet streams.

Golf Vacation Ideas #6: Spend your next golf vacation New York at Mohonk Mountain House Resort. The Mohonk Golf Course, fashioned in the old-links tradition of St. Andrews, is one of the oldest courses in the country. It has been in continuous use at Mohonk Mountain House Resort for over 100 years.

The course is set against a majestic 2,200-acre backdrop and a towering seven-story enchanting Victorian Castle. A Hudson Valley magazine reader’s poll praised Mohonk Golf Course as "Best Golf Course Hotel Division".

Golf Vacation Ideas #7: Hershey is known as the 'Golf Capital of Pennsylvania'. Hotel Hershey gives you convenient access to 72 holes. The Hershey Country Club has two 18-hole course. The par 73 West Course was designed by Maurice McCarthy. The par 71 East Course was designed by George Fazio.

The Spring Creek Golf Course is a nine-hole, 33 par that was originally designed for children. It is now open for everyone. Hotel Hershey has a par 3 chip and putt as well as the nine hole-hole par 33 course located right on the hotel grounds. Nearby is exciting Hershey Park, Chocolate World, Indian Echo Caverns, the 11-mile Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad and the working farms, markets and shops of the Amish Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

Ideas for a Golf Vacation #8: A stay at The Cloister, on Sea Island, off the coast of Georgia, is like a trip back in time. For almost a century, the Cloister on Sea Island has been providing visitors with southern grace and hospitality.

There are a total of 54 holes of golf available to you during your stay at The Cloister . The Golf Learning Center is a state-of-the art facility featuring a four camera video studio, 300 yards of teeing area, target greens and short game areas. There are four nine-hole courses designed by Colt and Alison; Seaside, Plantation, Retreat and Marshside. The 18-hole course at St. Simons Club is 6,308 yards, par 72.

Golf Vacation Ideas #9: Harbour Town Golf Links, at Sea Pines Plantation, was called "nothing short of a work of art" by Sports Illustrated. This 6,912 yard par 71 course was designed by Pete Dye. The oldest golf course at Sea Pines Plantation is The Ocean Course. It is 6,614 yards par 72. Re-designed by Mark McCumber in 1995 the course emphasizes the native lagoons and tidal marshes.
Golf Vacation Ideas #10: Lake of the Ozarks, in central Missouri, is one of the premier golf destinations in the country The Robert Trent Jones Sr. Championship Golf Course at The Lodge of Four Seasons is a classic with rolling fairways and wide greens. Seasons Ridge Golf Course, also at The Lodge of Four Seasons, is designed for players of all skill levels yet very challenging. It boasts large elevation changes, natural rock walls and a spring fed lake.
Ideas for Golf #11: The Hyatt Dorado Beach Resort and Country Club has two courses that are considered among the best seaside links in the world. Here you can experience the ultimate in golf vacations in Puerto Rico.

Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., they wind along the Atlantic Ocean and through tropical forests and citrus groves. These former hosts of the World Cup of Golf and Senior Tournament of Champions are consistently rated as one of the world's best golf resort destinations.

Golf Vacation Ideas #12: Believe it or not, Iceland has a golf resort. The four-star resort Hotel Ranga is one hour east of Reykjavik in the middle of South Iceland. They have a beautiful 18-hole golf course, excellent international cuisine and complimentary outdoor hot tubs.

And when you are not on the golf course have a go at some of the other activities like horse riding tours, super jeep tours, glacier tours, tours to the Westman Island. You can hike up Mt Hekla, take a volcano tour or go deep-sea fishing. The Hotel Rangá will help you arrange all these and more.

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