Golf vacations have become quite popular over the years, with more and more immaculate courses popping up all over the world, offering unique holes, scenery, and experiences. But with such a vast array of options to choose from, how can you possibly decide where to visit? Not to worry, we’ve done the work for you! Here, find the three of the best golf resorts in top vacation destinations.
Paradise Island, Bahamas
Nothing beats the ocean views, swaying palm trees, and lush greens of the Ocean Club Golf Course stretching along Bahamas’ breathtaking coastline. This 18-hole course has been nationally recognized for years, with the peninsula’s crosswinds challenging even the most skillful players. Hit through the many sand traps and water lagoons, while trying not to be distracted by the stunning island scenery.
Also find a Pro Shop and Clubhouse to spend the day at. And the best part—once you’re golfed-out for the day, take a two minute drive back to your luxurious accommodations at the famous Harborside Resort at Atlantis. What’s more convenient than that?
Retreat to the charming rolling hills of Carlsbad for a relaxing golf getaway. Right at the Park Hyatt Resort lies the incredible Arnold Palmer-designed Aviara Golf Club. The leading golf resort in Southern California, the Aviara Golf Club shines with bright, healthy greens, sparkling ponds, and colorful wildflower fields. You will feel nothing but relaxed on this 18-hole, beautifully sculpted course.
Also find a practice driving range, putting and pitching greens, lounge area, full-service bar, golf carts equipped with GPS systems, and a stylish clubhouse.
A laid-back atmosphere on California’s oceanfront, Carlsbad is secluded enough for a serene golfing experience, while still conveniently close to major city attractions. If you’re looking to enjoy ocean views after a long day of golfing, stay at the lavish Four Seasons Aviara.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
In the lively party hot spot of Cabo San Lucas lies the calming, pristine Palmilla Golf Club right on the Sea of Cortez. Find the most diverse options to choose from, with three separate 9-hole courses on property. Titled the Mountain, Ocean, and Arroyo Courses, each flawlessly designed course offers exceptional views of the varied Cabo landscape, with great challenges along the way.
There is no need to worry about accommodations or other attractions to enjoy while in Cabo. The city has countless resorts to choose from, including Fiesta Americana Villas Los Cabos, Pueblo Bonito Rose Spa and Resort, and The Grand Mayan Los Cabos. As far as attractions and activities go, you will find excitement around every corner—from watersports and adventure tours to nightclubs and beach bars.
The best golf courses are right on the ocean’s edge. Whether you’re looking for an island getaway, California relaxation, or some Mexico fun, you will always find great golf—and lots of it!