Golfers love traveling to new destinations and playing there on new golf courses. After all, these exotic golf resorts offer a whole lot more to play than the same 18 holes at your local course. Also, many golf destinations are holiday spots as well and they offer vacation packages that include hotel costs and green fees, which your normal clubhouse cannot. So, you can plan a family holiday and your golfer dad can relish his passion too.
Here are some of the best golf destinations that you can visit this year.
- Machrihanish, Kintyre, Scotland
Scotland is considered to be the birthplace of golf, its rules and the 18-hole course. If you are seriously passionate about golf, then you should definitely try your game out there in the beautiful natural views and vistas. Machrihanish is said to be the world’s most natural golf course and the clubs around it have maintained their timeless Scottish character offering comfort, luxury and a home-like experience to its visitors.
- Hawaii – The Big Island
The Big Island is not just big in its name. It is a geographically huge and diverse island containing so many golf courses that its second name is known as “The Golf Capital of Hawaii”. Several golf courses are located along the coastline and boast remarkable beach views and lush green rainforests. You can play golf and experience the spectacular view of sun setting, just by the black-sand beaches.
- Royal County Down: Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Located in Newcastle, this golf club opened 128 years ago and is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland. It has two 18-hole courses and has hosted many championships over the years. Spread across the sand dunes, it offers views of the Irish sea, Newcastle and its beach, the Victorian redbrick spire of the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa and the enormous Mourne Mountains. The course is beautifully marked with colorful textures, giving you a life-changing golf experience.
- Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Alabama
Robert Trent Jones was established in 1992 and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. It will not be an understatement to say that this trail changed the golf travel in the U.S. This trail has hosted numerous professional tournaments like the Five PGA TOUR Champions events, 10 Web.com events and 25 LPGA Tour events. A collection of 468 holes is spread across 11 sites throughout the state. Every stop offers multiple courses and comfortable hotels at reasonable prices, offering affordable golf trips for everyone.
- Kohler Waters Spa: The American Club, Kohler, Wisconsin
Last year’s PGA championship was hosted at The American Club and it has continued to attract players from around the globe but, we have other reasons to talk about the golfing experience here. Apart from the four Pete Dye courses, the resort has now introduced three new water treatment rooms for its visitors. The RiverBath, the Harmony Room, and the Acoustic Room offer a luxurious spa treatment with a range of massages and exfoliating treatments.