Best places for golf vacations in the USA and beyond
If you're itching to beat your handicap, yearning for the thrill of scoring a hole-in-one, or raring for the chance to yell "fore!" in a vast expanse of green, congratulations! You're ready for a golf vacation. From family-friendly courses in Orlando, to wind-swept fairways in the Outer Banks, to historic links courses in Scotland, the opportunities for unforgettable golf vacations are endless. Choose from the literally thousands of vacation home rentals available just a click away, pack your favorite irons, and prepare to get into the swing of things.
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Golf is anything but a dry affair in Las Vegas. More than 50 lush golf courses—many of them near the world-famous Strip—are vast expanses of green in the middle of the Mojave Desert. If you need a break from the city's glittering casinos, grab your club and check out the Entertainment Capital's premier golf resorts like Angel Park, Bali Hai, Bear's Best Las Vegas, and Royal Links.
The high-altitude town of Sedona in Arizona can be considered more laid-back than neighboring Phoenix and Scottsdale when it comes to golf, but in no way does that mean it's inferior. World-class courses in the Oakcreek Country Club, the Sedona Golf Resort, and the Agave Highlands, among others, with their dramatic red-rock desert backdrop, continue to delight golfers of all skill levels.
The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a delight for outdoorsy types—including golfers! Whether you visit in spring, summer, fall, or winter, you'll find lush greens overlooking gorgeous beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. Take your pick from noted Outer Banks courses, including those at Currituck Club, Nags Head Golf Links, Duck Woods Country Club, Sea Scape Golf Links, and The Pointe Golf Club for a one-of-a-kind golf getaway.
With world-famous theme parks and top-notch golf courses, Orlando is truly a perennial family favorite. In places like Walt Disney World, you and the kids can spend hours bonding not only on the resort's thrilling rides, but also on its 4 golf courses. Check out vacation home rentals in Orlando close to other noteworthy greens such as the Shingle Creek Golf Club, Celebration Golf Club, and Reunion Resort.
Whether you're a novice or a pro, a golf vacation in Myrtle Beach isn't something to be missed. This South Carolina coastal town is home to roughly 100 golf courses, some of them designed by luminaries like Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Book a vacation home rental here and prepare to tee off at the Arrowhead Country Club, the Arcadian Shores Golf Club, Myrtle Beach National, and more.
Home to more than 600 golf courses in picturesque settings, Michigan is a haven for avid golfers and nature lovers alike. Whatever your skill level, you can enjoy the game and the state's postcard-perfect scenery at the same time. Choose from Michigan's many vacation home rentals as your base for memorable outings at the Bay Harbor Golf Club, Arcadia Bluffs, the Eagle Eye Golf Course, and plenty more.
An island golf vacation sounds enthralling, and that's exactly what you'll get at Hilton Head. Roughly 2 dozen golf courses—designed by renowned golf architects—can be found on this barrier island off South Carolina. You don't even need a costly membership to tee off; a good number of them, including Sea Pines Resort, Port Royal Plantation, and the Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course, are open to the public.
The Sunshine State's nearly year-round sunny weather makes it a perfect 4-season destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes. If you're itching to practice your golf swing while on vacation, have no fear—there's sure to be a golf course close by, whether you're planning a family trip to Walt Disney World, a beach getaway in Naples or Destin, or a city break in Miami.
Along with gorgeous beaches and outstanding surfing, Hawaii's golf courses undoubtedly play a major role in its reputation as a top vacation destination. Take your pick from world-class establishments such as the King Kamehameha Golf Club, the Mauna Kea Golf Course, and the Makani Golf Club, and enjoy a visual feast ranging from rugged waves and inky volcanic rock to lush fruit plantations as you tee off.
Feel like combining a beach getaway with a golf vacation? Then Destin might just be your next destination. This city on Florida's Emerald Coast is home not only to white-sand beaches, but also to world-class spots where you can perfect your swing. Choose a Destin vacation rental and be within easy reach of the Emerald Bay Golf Club, the Golf Garden of Destin, the Kelly Plantation Golf Club, and more.
With weather that's perfect for golfing nearly all year round and superb courses in diverse locations, it's no wonder California is a golfer's dream come true. Whether you're raring to showcase your prowess or aiming for a carefree time with the family, the Golden State has the perfect golf course for your needs. Check out rentals for memorable golf vacations in Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, and San Francisco.
You don't really need to travel far for a fantastic golf destination, since many of the world's best fairways and greens can be found here in the USA and elsewhere in North America. Designed by renowned golf architects and set amid breathtaking natural splendor, they're perfect for newbies and pros alike. From California, the Carolinas, and Maryland to Canada and Mexico, opportunities for unforgettable golf vacations abound.
Combining a beloved hobby with a relaxing vacation is on many an avid golfer's wish list. With world-class golf resorts aplenty in major vacation destinations such as Scottsdale and Phoenix in Arizona, Orlando and Miami in Florida, and further afield in the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic, you get the best of both worlds.
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned golfer, you'll find the right golf course that best fits your skill level in Arizona. Home to a diverse range of golf courses set smack-dab in breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, it's no wonder the Grand Canyon State draws golfers from near and far. Choose from vacation rentals in cities like Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tucson, and Sedona for the ultimate golf vacation.
Thinking of making a hole-in-one in a golf course with amazing views of the sea? The Caribbean tropics might just be the ticket. But there are plenty of other fantastic golfing destinations too, from the near—Miami and San Francisco—to the far—Scotland. Wherever you decide to go, you can live it up in a mansion for rent or stay in a laid-back cottage rental for the perfect golf vacation.