Now is the best time to be a golfer.
We’ve got lots of luxurious golf clubs and resorts offering exciting golf packages across the world. So, whether your want to play a competitive tournament or simply want a couple of putts while on vacation, you won’t run out of choices. Golf clubs and resorts range in types and styles of courses, levels of difficulty, amenities, luxury and experience.
With countless golf destinations out there, there’s definitely one that will meet your preferences.
But before you book golf vacation packages, you might want to check out this selection of the best golf destinations:
1. Cypress Point Club
Definitely one of the most amazing golf destinations, Cypress Point features a single 18-hole course. This private golf club is located in Monterey, California and many consider it a dream golfing destination. Aside from its world-class golfing amenities, it also offers a magnificent view of Monterey peninsula and the beauty of nature. The golf course takes you through different playing fields, from dune type golf to mountain golf and finally culminates in the famous seaside stretch that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Go pack your favorite golf clubs, golf tees, golf shoes by TheGolfSociety, and other golf gear you need, and head to this golfers’ Mecca.
2. Pine Valley Golf Club
Consistently ranked as the No. 1 golf course in the US, the sand-capped, rugged terrain of Pine Valley Golf Club is a must for all golf enthusiasts. Since 1985, this 18-hole course located in Pine Valley, New Jersey has held the top spot – only being unseated four times. And Pine Valley rightly deserves these accolades given its world-class golf design that combines the three design philosophies — heroic, penal and strategic. George Crump, the club’s founder, was joined by some of the most reputable architects, namely H.S. Colt, A.W. Tillinghast, George C. Thomas Jr. and Walter Travis, in conceptualizing, designing and laying ground for this golf course. Completing the project were brothers Hugh and Alan Wilson. To date, it remains among the best destinations for golfers of all skill level.
3. Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Located in Scotland, the Royal Dornoch Golf Club attracts many golfers from around the globe. Many regard the Royal Dornoch as the most natural course in the world. There are two 18-hole courses that golfers can choose from: the Struie Course where you can play golf with your family and the Championship Course which is a links course located in Dornoch Firth. The club was founded in 1877 and has maintained exceptional standards emphasizing traditional highland hospitality. But more than these features and amenities, what really makes Royal Dornoch an amazing course is its spellbinding setting.
In 2007, Golf Digest ranked the Championship Course at the top 3 of the best golf courses around the world. It has also hosted numerous national, as well as international, tournaments. Given the amenities and exceptional standards of Royal Dornoch, it certainly is a must-play course that you can try for your next golf vacation.
4. Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is no stranger in hosting national tournaments. And this year, the best golfers will again head to Long Island, New York as Shinnecock Hills hosts the 2018 U.S. Open. This is the fifth time the club will host the national tourney.
Originally designed by Willie F. Davis to be a 12-hole course, Willie Dunn redesigned and added more holes to make it an 18-hole course. Following these initial redesigns, Shinnecock has seen many modifications and expansions through the years, especially as it frequently hosts major golfing events. For its 2018 hosting, the course has undergone design modifications with additional new tees, and the course was also extended.
Given its world-class amenities, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club has consistently ranked among the top golf courses in the US, as well as in the world. If you’re looking for the best destination this 2018/2019, for sure Shinnecock Hills is a good bet!
5. The Royal Melbourne Golf Club (West Course)
A must-visit golf destination this 2018/2019, the Royal Melbourne Golf Club West Course ranked fifth in Golf Digest’s 200 Greatest International Courses 2018 and ranked first among all golf courses in Australia. Following Dr. Alister MacKenzie’s design philosophy, the West Course is considered the finest course in the Land Down Under. The golf course combines exceptional design and construction, making it a great golf destination. The course is known for its natural rugged terrain, dramatic undulation, and fertile sandy soil. The holes of varying levels of difficulty pass through beautifully contoured fairway of native grasses.
What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and play your favorite sport in one of the most mesmerizing locations you can dream of. Feed your body and soul with golf.