Oct 22 2015

Travel To The Best Golf Destinations

Greatest Golf Destinations

Golf-adoring readers (with a tiny spring fever, no doubt) voted on their preferred golf destination for four weeks as well as all five top places were taken by the southeastern USA.

 Myrtle Beach took top honours, with its tons of classes, shore setting and lower latitude on the Atlantic ocean. North Carolina Kiawah Island, South Carolina and renowned Pinehurst, landed for a Carolina trifecta, in 2nd and 3rd place.

Golf’s house – Scotland – landed in the reminder of the ten winners, as well as the very best ten were all west of the Mississippi. 7th position vector Maui is further west than the remainder!

The entire listing of winners in the ‘Greatest Golf Destination’ competition classification for 10Best Readers’ Option is as follows:

Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Kiawah Island, S.C.
Pinehurst, N.C.
Ga. Sea Island,
Fla. Naples,
Ore. Bandon,
Maui, Hawaii
Calif. Pebble Beach,
Ariz. Scottsdale
If Bubba Watson’s historical 2nd triumph at amazing Augusta got you primed for this particular year’s golf season, then pack your golf clubs as well as a couple of garments and head out for a golf holiday at one of these places that are unbelievable.

10 – Scottsdale, Ariz.

Scottsdale is a golf destination that is great both on and off the class. Players here love for after the score cards are signed almost 200 place classes blessed with a typical 330 sunny days annually, incredible views of the mountains and Sonoran Desert and a dynamic dining and entertainment scene.

#9 – Scotland

Need we say more? The barren, blustery terrain is unlike most American settings for the sport, but most golfers have the birthplace on a bucket list of their competition. Their abilities may also try at Ayrshire, Carnoustie, Loch Lomond and Royal Dornoch. Scotland is bragging rights and an actual golf Mecca which requires additional effort to accomplish but pays off in memories.

No golfing bucket list would be complete without reference of Pebble Beach. This renowned golfing destination on the California shore might have a significant price tag, but its eight classes – both private and public – are the stuff of legends. Steve DiMeglio USA TODAY golf writer believes Spyglass Hill is among the very underrated courses in the country.

#7 – Maui, Hawaii

Maui, Golf

The island boasts 14 classes using a spectacular diversity of scene – everything from lava flows and volcanic summits to palm-lined clifftop greens and tees.

#6 – Bandon, Ore.

Breathtaking ocean views, four classes that amount among the best in the planet and pleasant seclusion … when you step on one of the greens in Bandon, you may be mistaken for a traditional golf course in Scottland.

#5 – Naples, Fla.

Tropical Naples, Florida is warm and bright year-round and holds almost 100 classes – an amount that is mind boggling, drawing players from around the world. RSW airport, with all its connections, makes it simple to fly in your clubs, and it is possible to be on the links.

Old World design golf and Southern hospitality and contemporary luxury in pleasant Sea Island, Georgia meet. The exceptionally adorned resort’s three 18-hole championship courses – Escape Plantation and Beachfront – offer Atlantic sea views, and diverse terrain on many holes, as well as the world-class Learning Center, is ideal for all those looking to enhance their game while on holiday.

#3 – Pinehurst, N.C.

Pinehurst, the “Cradle of American Golf,” is house to the extraordinary No. 2 class, USA TODAY writer Tyler Kupper’s favourite course in the state (and we are confident he is not alone). And these accolades signify just one of the eight tournament courses in Pinehurst.

Handily located just outside Charleston, Kiawah Island is home to one of the highest rated golf resorts in Kiawah Island Golf Resort, if not the whole nation, in the state. Five golf stars: Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Pete Dye and Clyde Johnston designed every one of the resort’s five tournament courses. The much-lauded Ocean Course is among only four in the country to have sponsored every major PGA of America tournament.

#1 – Myrtle Beach, S.C.