If you love to stroke the ball around a golf course, you might wonder where the best golf resorts are located in the United States. We’ve compiled some of the best, and they’re well worth adding to your golfing bucket list. Let’s take a look!
Pebble Beach (California)
Could we really start our list anywhere else? As the host of six US Open events, Pebble Beach is located on the coast and has spectacular views that complement the golfing experience. Though many people think of the Pebble Beach course, the resort is actually home to four different courses – some actually say that Spyglass Hill is the best of them all.
The challenge? The proximity to steep cliffs and the small greens. Even the most confident players on these courses worry about hitting the tiny green and knocking the ball off the land entirely. You could have the worst round of your life, and it would still be a memory to last with stunning views and landscapes.
Kiawah Island (South Carolina)
Another one for the bucket list, Kiawah Island struggled for interest when it held two courses from Nicklaus and Player. However, this all changed when the Ocean Course was opened in the 1990s. Since the introduction of this third course, it has held a Ryder Cup, a PGA Championship, and is set to hold another major competition in 2021. Now, there are four courses to enjoy and they seem to span several ecosystems which means a unique experience for each.
Boyne Golf (Michigan)
If you want a full golfing weekend or even a whole week, we highly recommend Boyne Golf in Michigan. In total, you can choose from three resorts; Boyne Highlands Resort, Inn at Bay Harbor, and Boyne Mountain Resort. Using the mountain resort as an example, you’ll be located in Boyne Falls with immaculate views of the surrounding area.
We believe this is one of the best options for a full trip away because you’ll also have access to high-quality lodging options, a spa, ski mountain, water park and pool, and bike trails. You could easily spend two weeks here and still go home without discovering everything – this is one reason why lots of people return year after year. Pack the clubs, leave your worries behind, and create memories to last a lifetime.
The Phoenician/Scottsdale (Arizona)
Spread over 250 acres, this is another resort based in the mountains but this time in Arizona. With Camelback Mountain providing a delightful backdrop, you’ll also have views of the desert while enjoying the 18 holes. Across the grounds of the whole resort, you’ll enjoy palm trees, waterfalls, beautiful landscaping, koi ponds, and more.
What’s the point of being in a stunning location if you’re stuck in a closed-off room? Well, the rooms at this resort boast private balconies. Watch the sunset from your balcony with a loved one while also soaking in a fantastic golf course.
The Lodge at Bandon Dunes (Oregon)
Finally, we’re going to end on the Oregon coast. Speak to anybody who has played here, and they will tell you that it’s one of the best courses and resorts in the world (let alone the country!). Not only do you enjoy the golf, but players also report seeing incredible wildlife from bald eagles to grey whales and everything in between.
In terms of your stay, you can choose between cottages and lodgings with private patios, fireplaces, ocean/forest views, and more. The resort also boasts a hot tub, lots of eateries, a sauna, a massage center, and great customer service. This really is the resort that has everything.