It’s about time you planned a golf-lovers getaway. With any of these seven picks, you’ll be surrounded by Five-Star resorts with views of rolling greens and golf carts. Spend the day swinging with these hole-in-one trips. We’ve rounded up seven hotels with amazing golf courses–it’s tee time.
Jack Nicklaus signature Hualalai Golf Course. The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu will wow you with warm temps and heavenly views. This Five-Star hotel has a 7,100-yard course, including 30 hitting stations, three target greens, a practice putting green and sand bunker and a short-game practice area.
Tiburón Golf Course. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, a Florida Four-Star hotel, is a Greg Norman-designed course is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, with the 7,288-yard Gold Course and the 7,005-yard Black Course available on alternating days for resort play (the name of the course, “tiburón,” means shark in Spanish).
Wynn Golf Club. Take the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, then drop a world-class golf course right in the middle of it; that’s the Wynn Golf Club, part of the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas. Cascading waterfalls and lush greens make you forget you’re in the middle of the Nevada desert. And with loaner Callaway clubs and Foot Joy shoes, you won’t even need to bring your own gear.
The Ocean Course. The Five-Star Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort gives you access to five world-class courses, including the Ocean Course, home to the 2012 PGA Championship. The Pete Dye-designed public course challenges you with unpredictable winds, then calms you with panoramas of the Atlantic on all 18 holes.
TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas. This Dallas-area course is home to the HP Byron Nelson Championship, a PGA Tour event, and you won’t have to stray from the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas to tackle the par-70, 7,166-yard course. For a different course, mosey over to the Four-Star hotel’s Cottonwood Valley Golf Course, a par-71, 7,120-yard course.
Seaside Course. Famed course architect Tom Fazio updated the Seaside Course in 1999, bringing in a new era at the Sea Island Golf Club, which offers three courses in all. And no mulligans are necessary; whether you choose to stay at The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club or at The Cloister, you’ll be spoiled in a Five-Star hotel.
The Grand Golf Club. San Diego’s only Tom Fazio-designed course complements the Five-Star Grand Del Mar, with rolling hills and dramatic, natural canyons. It doesn’t hurt that the hotel also boasts a Five-Star restaurant, Addison, and a Five-Star spa, The Spa at The Grand Del Mar.
Photos courtesy of Wynn Las Vegas; Four Seasons Dallas Resort and Club at Las Colinas; The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort; Sea Island Golf Club; The Grand Del Mar; The Ritz-Carlton, Naples and Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu.