Here are five North American golf destinations with great opportunities for avid golfers or recreational players to watch some spectacular golf and reserve some tee times.
While the listed courses have not yet hosted a Ryder Cup, each is a destination known for great golf, sightseeing, dining or entertainment for all, including families and other travel companions.
Bend Oregon Golf Courses
Bend, Oregon has 300 days of sunshine a year, making it a great destination. Whether you’re traveling with your buddies or spouses, a round of golf lends itself to social bonding with friends and competitors.
Travel with three other people so you will have a foursome to play with every day on these top rated courses from, including many with the backdrop of the Cascade Mountain range.
Outdoor buffs with a hiking, rafting or even winter skiing background will enjoy popular sites is a view of Tumalo Falls in the Deschutes National Forest. Of course, walking an 18-hole course is great exercise, too, compared to riding in a cart, and the views in Bend are spectacular.
Top Golf Courses Jacksonville Florida
There are several top courses around Jacksonville Florida. The entire area is a golfer’s paradise, with an abundance of top-rated courses ranging from St. Augustine, America’s oldest city, just a short drive down a beautiful beach road to Amelia Island, north of Jacksonville.
The World Golf Village is a must-see for golfers and non-golfers as well. The golf museum can keep one intrigued for hours and the 18-hole putting course is fun and challenging for the whole family.
Golf on the Lower Peninsula in Michigan
Michigan boasts the most beautiful place in America with its Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore along a 35-mile stretch of the northwest coast of the Lower Peninsula. It’s a short drive from two bucket list golf courses.
Arcadia Bluffs in Arcadia, MI, resembles a seaside links course and is #13 on Golf Digest’s Top 100 list. Also nearby is #23 Forest Dunes in Roscommon, MI, which was designed by British Open Champion, Tom Weiskopf. Both offer world-class courses in amazingly beautiful and challenging settings.
Since golf is a very mental game, being able to relax before and after, where towering sand dunes trail off to the waters of Lake Michigan, should be high on anyone’s list.
Top Golf Course on Maui Hawaii
The Plantation Course at the Kapalua Resort in Maui, because with the views from across to Lanai and Molokai, you’ll forget it’s your turn to tee up. Watching the whales breach in the distance is also awesome.
Additionally, Maui has three courses that have hosted PGA-level events, as well as other courses to satisfy any level golfer.
Greater Minnesota Golf
Although the 2016 Ryder Cup will be in the southwest Minneapolis-St. Paul suburb of Chaska, the entire state has many beautiful courses, Grand View Lodge in the Brainerd Lakes area has the beautiful Pine Golf Course with 27 holes. And Maddens on Gull Lake has the wonderful Classic Course along with the Pine Beach East and Pine Beach West courses.
One of the all-time favorite golf courses is Giants Ridge in Biwabik, Minnesota. It is a bit of a drive from the Twin Cities but is surrounded by outdoor activities.
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