Golf and vacation, is there a better combination? For those of you considering a vacation in the near future but are unsure of where to go, why not check out one of these destinations? We decided to make this list based on cities, not resorts, because everyone knows the top resorts, and you can either afford to go there or you cannot. By picking the best golf vacation destinations based on city or region, we hope to make this list a little more attainable. Ultimately, we made this list based on a number of factors, but the most important feature to each town is this: the city lives for golf.
Colorado Springs, CO – Colorado Springs is world famous for its golf. Three hundred plus days of sun a year, endless options for golf, and magnificent golf courses make this city a golfer’s paradise. The fact that you can hit the ball much further in this high altitude location is certainly an added bonus.
Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix boasts over 200 golf courses, meaning you can get a tee time just about whenever you want. Add in the majestic scenery and ability to golf year round, and you have the makings of a world class golf city.
Maui, HI – Priding itself as the island of choice for golfers, Maui has more golf courses per square foot than any other island in the chain. This clear dedication to the sport of golf, coupled with some of the best weather and nicest views in the world, makes Maui an easy choice for any golfer’s vacation list. If you are lucky enough to play in Maui, be sure to play the Plantation Course in Kapalua.
Hilton Head, SC – The South Carolina coast is simply stunning, and can be played practically year round. The small island of Hilton Head has over 20 golf courses to choose from, which is pretty substantial on an island with an area of only 55 square miles.
Palm Springs, CA – With over 100 golf courses, a backdrop of palm trees and mountains, and a community committed to golf, Palm Springs might just be golf nirvana. This city has been a haven for golfers for decades, and continues to have some of the nicest courses in the world.
This list is in no particular order, but if you would like to assign one, or if you think we missed a particular city, please leave a comment.