5 Golf Destinations Worth Traveling For
The tiny picturesque island of Bermuda boasts more golf courses per square mile than anywhere else in the world. With such pristine courses such as St. Georges in the east to Somerset in the west, it’s no wonder why Bermuda is now host to the PGA Grand Slam. It’s also not surprising so many golfers bring along their clubs when they visit this wondrous island, Bermuda hands down has some of the most beautiful golf holes in the world. Warning, holding your concentration while teeing your ball up may prove to be difficult here! Many golfers have been known to lose a ball or two while gazing into the stunning tropical backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.
When you think of Hawaii the most common activities that come to mind are world class sport fishing, luaus, surfing and of course, golf. Blessed with breathtaking scenery, unforgettable signature holes and championship caliber course design, Hawaii is home to some of the most challenging yet beautiful courses in the world. Many golfers make the trip just to play such majesties like Kapalua, Kanapali and Poipu to name a few. Each of the famous islands of Hawaii boasts a wide selection of courses to choose from. Whether you are an avid golfer or just getting into the swing of the game, you will certainly to appreciate the championship fairways that are available on most of the islands.
Everyone knows that Florida is a vacation spot that does not disappoint. With a combination of great all year round weather, white sandy beaches and friendly people, Florida makes for the perfect golf getaway. With over 1250 golf courses in the state alone finding a tee time here can be pretty easy. Championship courses are spread throughout the state and most are in impeccable shape all year round due to the constant sunshine. Some of the must play courses in Florida are PGA National Resort and Spa, Doral Golf Resort and Spa as well as the Sawgrass Resort and Spa.
It is difficult to mention a vacation to Scotland without mentioning golf. Most golfers are familiar with the great links of Scotland, especially those that have hosted the Open Championship: St. Andrews, Turnberry, Royal Troon, Prestwick, Gleneagles and many more. These, arguably, are some of the best and most famous golf courses in the world. Crossing the famous Swilcan Bridge on the old course of St Andrews is for sure at the top of any serious golfers bucket list.
From Hilton Head to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is arguably one of the top golf destinations in the world. Golfers travel across the globe to play the area as there is a plethora of challenging first rate courses. There are more than 456 courses in South Carolina between Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head and Charleston area so it is quite challenging to play them all. Hilton head is filled with top notch courses such as Sea Pines resort at Hilton Head Island as well as the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa. Myrtle Beach is an absolute must if you are visiting South Carolina as the golf here is on a different level. The “Grand Strand”, a strip of Atlantic coastline that runs 70 miles from Brunswick County to Georgetown in the south has over 110 golf courses alone!