LuxeGetaways Magazine – Spring 2017 | Golf getaways are about so much more than just a hotel room and golf course – these golf resorts throughout the United States provide all the necessary elements of an exceptional getaway for incredible golf at its finest, luxurious spa and wellness offerings and food and beverage options that are fit for the most discerning of travelers. While there are other great golf resorts that we were not able to include in this collection, these 21 resorts are guaranteed to go out of their way to exceed your expectations. Tee it up, and enjoy!
1. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Location: Bandon, Oregon
Accommodations: Standard rooms/suites to 4-bedroom cottages
Located on Oregon’s rugged and scenic southern coast, Bandon Dunes makes for a unique playing experience. The Resort features four distinct 18-hole courses (Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Trails and Old Macdonald); as well as Bandon Preserve, a 13-hole par 3 course; and The Punchbowl, a 100,000-square-foot putting course.
2. Boulders Resort & Spa
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Accommodations: Casitas, Executive Suites, Villas, Haciendas and Villa Retreat
Scottsdale is a paradise for golf enthusiasts, and Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton challenges golfers of all skill levels on two award-winning Jay Morrish-designed courses that stretch across an amazing desert landscape. With a spa and endless outdoor activities, this resort is a favorite getaway nestled in the Sonoran Desert.
3. El Conquistador Resort
Location: Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Accommodations: Variety of rooms/suites throughout five villages
Take the time to fully experience all the wonders of El Conquistador Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. Embark upon a number of unique excursions, or take advantage of the on-site shops and spa. Designed by Arthur Hills, the plush golf course has elevation changes of more than 200 vertical feet, along with a sense of serenity that comes from the magnificent views of the surrounding ocean and rainforest.
4. Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas
Location: Irving, Texas
Accommodations: Rooms/suites in the tower, or low-rise villas by golf course
Considered to be the fitness hub of Las Colinas, guests at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas take advantage of racquetball; squash; basketball; tennis; swimming; and daily yoga, pilates and fitness classes offered to guests and members. Home of the AT&T Byron Nelson PGA TOUR tournament each year, TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas is a must-play, along with Cottonwood Valley Golf Course being on-property.
5. Keswick Hall & Golf Club
Location: Keswick, Virginia
Welcome to Keswick Hall & Golf Club, where the dining options, luxurious spa, championship golf, local wineries and an impeccable staff combine to create a very special atmosphere. Pete Dye’s Full Cry course features 18 holes that take golfers for an adventure through scenic and rolling terrain that tumbles below the inn’s perch on the property’s high ground. This is a fantastic boutique luxury getaway.
6. Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Location: Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Accommodations: Luxury rooms/suites at The Sanctuary, or private villas/homes
Located outside of Charleston, Kiawah Island Golf Resort has all of the elements required for an amazing golf getaway. Award-winning tennis facilities and endless family-friendly activities compliment the five resort golf courses that provide a dynamic variety of styles – including the world famous Ocean Course, which has hosted the Ryder Cup, World Cup, PGA Championship and more.
7. Little River Inn
Location: Little River, California
Accommodations: Rooms with stunning ocean views
With a majestic Victorian elegance, the Little River Inn overlooks the Pacific Ocean and a dramatic coastline. This is a true getaway where guests can take advantage of the available hiking, tennis, kayaking and more. The Inn’s semi-private course is only nine holes, but is tucked among the hills and redwoods, and presents unexpected challenges to golfers.
8. The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Location: La Jolla, California
Enjoy the timeless craftsman charm of The Lodge at Torrey Pines, which overlooks the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course with views of the Pacific Ocean. Perched above the cliffs, Torrey Pines is one of California’s most iconic golfing destinations. Guests enjoy priority tee times at the two 18-hole golf courses (North and South).
9. Monarch Beach Resort
Location: Dana Point, California
Accommodations: Rooms, Studio Suites and the Premium Suites Collection
As one of Orange County’s premier luxury resorts, Monarch Beach Resort is simply stunning. Southern California at its best: where guests enjoy an array of activities, world-class dining, exceptional services, and the Miraval Spa. Robert Trent Jones, Jr.’s Monarch Beach Golf Links features rolling greens, tight fairways and dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean.
10. The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
Location: Naples, Florida
Accommodations: Rooms/suites overlooking the Gulf of Mexico
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has been part of the community since 1946, and features a white sand beach, luxury spa, tennis center, Kids Club and more. It is now better than ever after a $50 million renovation with brilliant results – including a major golf course renovation with Jack Nicklaus and John Sanford, creating a truly one-of-a-kind golf experience.
11. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Location: Farmington, Pennsylvania
Accommodations: Rooms/suites and vacation homes (and Pet Resort & Spa)
There is something for everyone at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Activities include a shooting academy, wildlife academy, zip lines, climbing wall and an off-road driving academy for outdoor enthusiasts; and a casino, spa, 15 restaurants/lounges and more for everyone to enjoy. Tee it up on the Pete Dye-designed Mystic Rock golf course, and in July, the property will open Shepherd’s Rock (also by Pete Dye).
12. Omni Ranch Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Location: Rancho Mirage, California
Located on 240 acres (97 hectares), the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa has recently been renovated to include a fresh, new color palette, expanded fitness center, refurbished spa, redesigned boutiques and multiple pools. 27 holes of championship golf wind through palm tree-lined fairways and gently rolling terrain, surrounded by amazing views of the San Jacinto and San Bernardino mountains.
13. Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa
Location: Carlsbad, California
Situated on Southern California’s sun-drenched Pacific Coast, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa is a luxurious Carlsbad hotel where guests enjoy the highest level of services and amenities. The championship Arnold Palmer 18-hole layout is one of the most picturesque courses you can play, and the ultimate destination for golf in north San Diego.
14. Pebble Beach Resorts
Location: Pebble Beach, California
Accommodations: Rooms/suites in several locations – (Fairway One is opening late summer with modern rooms and cottages)
Certainly one of the most popular golfing venues in the world, a visit to Pebble Beach Resorts is on everyone’s must-do list. The Pebble Beach Company has so much to offer guests with The Lodge at Pebble Beach™, The Inn at Spanish Bay™ and Casa Palmero®. Golfers love to play Pebble Beach Golf Links®, Spyglass Hill® Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay™ and Del Monte™ Golf Course – all part of the Pebble Beach Resorts experience!
15. PGA National Resort & Spa
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Accommodations: Rooms/suites, cottages and private homes
At this legendary resort, luxury is always the standard, and golf is never considered just a game – together the two create an enviable lifestyle experience at PGA National Resort & Spa. Anchored by five championship golf courses, this amazing resort also boasts a world-class destination spa, a private state-of-the-art sports & racquet club and an exclusive private membership.
16. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
Location: Naples, Florida
Accommodations: Rooms/suites (we suggest Club Level Access rooms/suites)
Country club sophistication and old-world charm intermingle in the casual, yet elegant setting of The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, complete with private white sands beaches. Tiburón Golf Club is comprised of two 18-hole championship courses, designed by golf legend Greg Norman. Reflecting Norman’s appreciation for pristine natural settings and his passion for great golf (and attacking life), the picturesque courses feature stacked sod wall bunkers, coquina shell waste bunkers and no conventional rough.
17. Salishan Spa & Golf Resort
Location: Gleneden Beach, Oregon
Accommodations: Several categories of rooms/suites
Only two hours from Portland, Salishan Spa & Golf Resort sits among 250 beautiful acres (101 hectares) along the Oregon Coast. Originally designed as an upscale lodge, the resort now showcases an art collection featuring Northwest artists. Guests enjoy the incredible spa/wellness programs, the indoor tennis facilities, and teeing it up. Surrounded by the towering fir and spruce trees, and the tranquil waters of Siletz Bay, golf here is a magnificent challenge.
18. Sea Pines Resort
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Accommodations: Rooms/suites at The Inn, and private villas/homes
This legendary Hilton Head destination features five miles of unspoiled beaches, 21 clay tennis courts, 14 miles of biking and walking trails, horseback riding, Eco-Adventures, water sports, and the 605-acre (245-hectares) Sea Pines Forest Preserve filled with wildflowers, wetlands and more than 130 species of birds. One of the crown jewels in the world of golf, The Sea Pines Resort is home to Pete Dye’s classic Harbour Town Golf Links, as well as Heron Point by Pete Dye, and Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III.
19. Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa
Location: Napa Valley, California
Accommodations: Rooms/suites, mansion estates and cottages
For fans of the best wines produced in the famous Napa Valley Wine Country, combined with sensational golf, Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa is at the heart of it all. Guests can experience the local wineries, or stay on the property to take advantage of the luxury spa and wellness programs. Two PGA championship golf courses await those looking to sharpen their games while attacking dozens of water crossings while playing among the towering oak trees.
20. St. Regis Princeville Resort
Location: Kaua’i, Hawaii
Golf in Kaua’i is a thrilling experience, and the Makai Golf Club at The St. Regis Princeville Resort is simply perfection. Numerous outdoor adventures, world-class dining, and a luxury spa create a very special getaway. The golf course winds its way around serene lakes, native woodlands and the impressive coastline with views of Bali Hai and Hanalei Bay. Do not miss an opportunity to experience everything that this golf resort has to offer its guests.
21. The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Leave your worries behind, and enjoy The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club’s services and amenities, such as the tennis courts, bike rentals, hiking trails, boating/sailing; or simply relaxing by the pools or visiting the spa. The golf course is very unique, as it is a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary where they are a refuge for wildlife, and each hole is surrounded by diverse vegetation including over a dozen varieties of palms.