Are you looking for an unforgettable golf experience this spring? Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a novice on the fairways, there is no better way to get back into the swing of things than by hitting some of the best golf destinations around. With so many great courses scattered across the country, it can be tough to decide where to start. Here are a few of our favorite golf destinations in the United States!
West Coast: California
If you’re looking for legendary golf, you need to look no further than Pebble Beach in California. Located on the stunning Monterey Peninsula and with views that stretch out across Carmel Bay, it’s easy to see why this course has been voted one of the top 100 greatest courses by Golf Digest. Along with Pebble Beach, you’ll find a list of other legendary golf courses like Spyglass Hill, Poppy Hills, Spanish Bay, and more. When it comes to golf destinations, Monterey Peninsula is hard to beat.
East Coast: New York
New York is another incredible golf destination with iconic courses. First, Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, New York. This ultra-exclusive club is home to one of America’s oldest golf courses (established in 1891) and is known for its challenging yet beautiful layout. It also happens to be the site of several major tournaments over the years including both US Open Championships and Walker Cup matches. Another New York course that is known for hosting the best players in the world is Bethpage Black. This course is considered one of the most difficult tests in golf and warns players of lesser ability before the first tee. New York is a must-hit if you’re looking for a challenge on the links!
Over the past ten years, Wisconsin has become one of the most popular golf destinations in the United States because of its unique top-level courses that have been home to a handful of Major Tournaments including the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, and Ryder Cup. Whistling Straits in Sheboygan Wisconsin is consistently number one in the state. This championship-level course is set among rolling hills along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and was designed by renowned golfer Pete Dye. With plenty of sand bunkers and deep rough as well as stunning views, it makes for an exceptional challenge on the course! A few miles from Whistling Straits in Kohler Wisconsin, you’ll find another 36-hole Pete Dye masterpiece, Blackwolf Run which has held LPGA Majors. If you’re looking to travel to the Midwest this year, you can’t miss Wisconsin.
When searching for golf destinations, you’re certain to find Oregon near the top because of one monster resort, Bandon Dunes. Set along rugged coastlines with panoramic Pacific views, this resort has six spectacular courses (including three championship-level courses), making it one of the most sought-after places for golfers worldwide. You can stay at Bandon Dunes for a week and feel like you still missed out on everything they have to offer. With a legendary par three course and a full putting course, there will always be something to do when your round is over. For one of the best buddies golf destinations in the world, look no further than Bandon Dunes.
Florida is a golfer's paradise, boasting a beautiful mix of tropical landscapes, warm year-round temperatures, and an impressive array of top-rated courses. When planning a golf trip to Florida, take a look into the TPC Sawgrass, home of the renowned "Island Green" on the 17th hole, or challenge your skills at Trump National Doral's "Blue Monster" course — a legendary layout that has seen many golf greats compete in championship events. For those seeking a more laid-back experience, the lush, tranquil courses of Streamsong Resort offer a serene escape with breathtaking natural scenery. No matter your skill level or preferred style of play, you are surely going to find the perfect golf getaway in Florida, a state that combines the best of the sport with the best of vacation.
Whether you prefer tropical weather and sunshine or the damp grey air of the Pacific Northwest, there is no shortage of incredible golf destinations in the United States. So grab your clubs and head out on an adventure that will bring joy and relaxation all season long. There is no better way to kick off the season than exploring some of the greatest courses in America!