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USA Golf – where to play and when to holiday
Golf in the US is a game for all seasons. The winter climate is ideal in Florida, Palm Springs in California and Arizona. Come Spring, the Carolinas and Georgia are focal points for the USPGA and all the public eyes follow. Summertime is time for California and Oregon’s Pacific coast and golf gives a sporting purpose to a nature-filledc tour of New England in the autumn.
Here are ten destinations to whet your appetite:
Bandon Dunes, Oregon
In the three decades since he fell in love with links golf on holiday in Ireland, Chicagoan businessman Mike Keiser has transformed a remote patch of the South Oregon coast into a centre of excellence unmatched outside St Andrews. Bandon’s four big courses all feature in the hit parades of America’s finest, and all cost the same to play – with a 50 per cent discount for a second round in the day and free golf after that as an incentive to play quickly.
Mr Keiser also owns Whistling Straits in Chicago and The Old Course Hotel, St Andrews…Not a bad portfolio!
Kissimmee is a vast playground with masses of activities, Green fees range from great-value to eye-watering but the accommodation is top-value and flights are plentiful. Kissimmee is very close to Orlando so Disney is always on the cards – with or without the children.
Saguaro cactus, pink granite outcrops, desert coyote, the inspiring views and barren yet beautiful landscapes…This is Arizona and from Tucson to Sedona, golfers are spoilt with world-class golf, a vast array of hotels and great nightlife. The renovated Phoenician is the unashamedly opulent resort with a mother of pearl swimming pool, a spectacular art collection and 27 holes of well-kept golf at the foot of Camelback mountain. For the full beauty of the desert and its rich wildlife, it’s essential to escape urban Phoenix/Scottsdale. Troon North and the Boulders are to the north of the city, each with two outstanding courses.
New England in the fall
Instead of just driving a car through the colourful wonder of New England in the autumn, drive a golf ball! New England’s best courses are in the mountain resorts of Sugarloaf, Sunday River (both in Maine) and Stowe (Vermont). Mountain golf requires a buggy and the season ends abruptly with the onset of winter. Early October would be good timing, starting at Sugarloaf and working your way south, as the fall foliage phenomenon does.
Pinehurst, North Carolina
The sandy woodlands of Pinehurst are a shrine to Donald Ross of Dornoch, who arrived as resort professional in 1900 and made four courses. Now there are nine, of which Ross’s No 2 is the masterpiece: host of many championships including last year’s US Open. Of the more recent additions, No 8 (by Tom Fazio) is a delight to play, via a mixture of marshland and forest, and may prove less frustrating. We also love No.5 and No.3. Pinehurst could easily be combined with a coastal golf tour of the Carolinas, but this is one of American iconic resorts and is worthy of a week’s stay. Some clients then have a week on the coast at Myrtle Beach – under 3 hours by car.
If your requirements of Florida include good winter weather, challenging and well-kept golf and the chance to relax in a peaceful resort of high quality, Saddlebrook is a great choice, quickly reached from Tampa airport and well planned for easy walking between all the resort’s component parts – rooms, pools, restaurants, tennis and golf. Its two courses by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay are well worth playing more than once, in lush surroundings of palms and pines. Soft sand beaches are a speciality of Florida’s Gulf coast – seek out Pass-a-Grille and Fort Desoto – and for extra golf variety there is plenty of choice in and around Tampa.
If you want the best of Florida and a very upmarket holiday, the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort Naples is ideal. Two superb golf courses and true five-star service and accommodation.
Pebble Beach, California
Pebble Beach is a must play for all serious golfers. With four great golf courses on side (Pebble Beach Links and Spyglass are both in the World Top 100), a choice of three resort hotels and a wonderful choice of other golf courses and hotels in the vicinity, this is Millionaire’s Golf. The prices can be steep but we also know how to keep the prices down by playing a mix of the well-known and hidden gens and by staying in some cracking value four-star hotels in Monterey. Saying that, Pebble Beach gives you a big bang for your buck and to stay and play there does make you feel rather special.
Napa Valley and Cordevalle, California
This is a two-centre holiday worth writing home about. Nappa Valley is famous for wine but it’s also renowned for great food and lovely golf. Have four nights here before heading a couple of hours south-east to the Rosewood Cordevalle with its brilliant Trent Jones golf course and privileged access to Pasatiempo. This holiday is all about discreet luxury and is a sure-fire winner.
With more than 100 courses at Myrtle Beach, two dozen more on Hilton Head Island, and much to offer away from golf, choice is the problem on a tour of South Carolina’s golf coast. Murrel’s Inlet is a quiet outpost to the south of Myrtle Beach, close enough for access to the bright lights and ideally placed for golf on two former plantations: Caledonia and True Blue. Between sightseeing in Georgetown and Charleston, resume the struggle on Kiawah Island (half an hour from Charleston), where Pete Dye’s Ocean Course was the setting for the 1991 “War on the Shore” Ryder Cup. Harbour Town is almost a legend on the USPGA Tour and has been much improved in recent years; there’s also delightful accommodation on site and two, dare I say it, even better courses just across the road.
From Miami in the South to Jacksonville in the north, from Orlando in the centre and Naples and St Petersburg on the west coast, there’s arguably no other destination in the world that has invested more in creating a fantastic golf environment.Tee-times in the USA can be fantastic value and we’ve got a choice of condominiums and …
An 11 hour flight takes you to another world. California is home to 60 million people and takes two days to drive from bottom to top. We’ll fly you into Los Angeles or San Francisco and we suggest a two/ three-centre tour over a couple of weeks to sample the beaches, exciting tours, incredible countryside, the vineyards and the myriad of …
Arizona & Scottsdale Golf Holidays
The home of true desert golf, warm weather, amazing scenery and 1001 nationalities, Arizona & Scottsdale Golf Breaks are the best “hot” destination we know. Just over a nine-hour flight from the UK, the golf is of a very high standard and truly unique and you’ve got the …
Las Vegas Golf Holidays
They say that Vegas has to be “done” at least once in your life. And now Las Vegas has reinvented itself as a destination in its own right – even without the casinos. A selection of shows to rival Broadway, Signature restaurants from the world’s finest chefs and…outrageously good golf …
Golf Georgia Holidays
Good ‘ole Southern hospitality, warm weather and spectacular scenery and nature.
Georgia Golf Breaks
Georgia will always be “on your mind” once you’ve been there. The next state up from Florida, it is vastly different from the bright lights and man-made tourist attractions of the Sunshine State, for …
South Carolina Golf Holidays
Famous the world-over for its quantity and quality of golf, South Carolina also treats you with good food and perfect golfing weather. Fly into Atlanta or Charlotte (eight hour flight) and it’s a fascinating four-hour drive to Kiawah Island that sets you up nicely for the holiday ahead.
South Carolina Golf …
North Carolina Golf Holidays
Our North Carolina Golf Holidays are centred on the legendary resort of Pinehurst.
For such a revered golf destination - arguably second only to St. Andrews in Scotland - it seems somewhat ironic that the original reason for the founding of Pinehurst, North Carolina, was to provide a settlement for sick people. Soon …
Hawaii Golf Holidays
Hawaii’s six Islands are home to treasures unlike any other on earth. The USA’s newest state, Hawaii offers modern infrastructure and standards and amazing scenery, true charm and more than a hint of luxury.
The golf is very, very good. Discover a variety of unique course layouts on Hawaii's six …
Golf Holidays USA
- Empire State Building, New York
- Mount Rushmore, Plains Midwest
- Statue of Liberty, NYC
- Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
- The White House, Washington DC
- Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco
- Hocking Hills Caves, Lakes Midwest
- Walt Disney World, Orlando
- Jamestown Settlement, Plains Midwest
- Sears Tower, Chicago
- San Diego Zoo, West Coast
- Grand Canyon
- Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas