Golf Holidays in the USA
Golf Holidays in the USA is truly a year round destination. The winter climate is just right for it in Florida and the Arizona desert. In Spring holiday golf on the Carolina coastline. Summertime is golf time in the New England and East on Oregon’s Pacific seaboard, cooled by a northerly breeze. New England is also spectacular in the Autumn (its also pretty good in the summer) where the tree lined fairways change into a spectacular backdrop. Of course we can’t forget the opportunity of a visit to one of the US Major championships.
When planning your perfect golf holidays in the USA, knowing which courses to play and when is a difficult choice with so many to chose from, which is where Quality Golf Destinations come in. A good website makes them all sound great but we have the in-depth knowledge to create your perfect golf holidays in the USA depending on your requirements. Here are some of our favourite regions in the USA to visit for golf and when to visit them.
1. Pacific North West, Oregon
With more than 200 acclaimed public golf courses, Oregon ranks high on US golfers’ bucket lists. Picking a tee time is the easy part. Choosing one of Oregon’s award-winning courses is the real challenge.
Tee off from on an oceanfront sand dune. Play alongside the professionals. Surf the turf on a GolfBoard. Get to the course before the championships. Golf in Oregon is a completely unique experience – and we wouldn’t want it any other way.
Bandon’s Dunes is probably the most famous resort in the region with four big courses all feature in the top 100 of America’s best, and all cost the same to play.
Besides golf, Oregon offers a huge array of sights and activities to visitors, including world-class wines, more than 350 miles of coast with all beaches open to the public, the highest number of scenic byways and bikeways of any state in the USA, year-round skiing on Mt Hood, the crystal-clear blue waters of Crater Lake National Park
Best time for Golf Holidays in the USA : Summer
2. Florida – The Sunshine State
Go on, give the Family the treat they’ve been waiting for. You can combine a Disney World family holiday and a Golf holidays in the USA at the same time. Orlando and Kissimee have a great selection of golf course’s and resorts to suite everyone’s budget. Further afield there are amazing golf facilities in the south at Miami, Naples, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach and to the North in Daytona Beach and Jacksonville.
Best time for Golf Holidays in the USA : December to June
3. Scottsdale & Phoenix, Arizona
With its cactus, pink granite outcrops and amazing winter climate you can imagine you’re on the set of a western. These days the sheriff will find the bandits on the golf course as Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona are America’s capital of desert golf,
Arizona’s golf courses are as diverse and spectacular as the state’s famed landscape. Ranging from desert target-style courses to links courses and alpine fairways, nearly every type of terrain – and difficulty level – is represented here.
In Southern Arizona, mild winter weather makes the cooler months optimal for golfing in comfort. While you may need to lather up in sunscreen and carry extra water in the summer, that’s when the discount green fees make golfing extra sweet.
The beauty of Arizona golf is the variety. You’re bound to find a course with the right weather, the perfect view, and the ideal difficulty level any time of the year. perfect for your Golf Holidays in the USA.
Best time for Golf Holidays in the USA : Winter
4. New England in the fall
Instead of just driving a car through the colourful wonder of New England in the autumn, Why hot plan a golf holiday? There is a reason all the golf courses have spectacular pictures on the websites at this time of year, the down side is some added time looking for your ball in the red and gold carpet of fallen leaves when you can’t find it.
New England’s best courses are in the mountain Ski resorts of Maine and Vermont, but you will also find excellent courses around Boston Massachusetts and further North along the Atlantic. Mountain golf will generally require a buggy and the season ends abruptly with the onset of winter. Early October is generally a good time as the fall foliage is usually at its best this time of year. For lovers of golf in better weather this is also a spectacular summer destination.
Best time for Golf Holidays in the USA : September/October (for fall foliage) & June-August
5. Pinehurst, North Carolina
IAGTO 2014 North American Golf Resort of the Year!! More than any other resort in America, nine courses grace Pinehurst Resort 2,000-acre landscape. Ross, Nicklaus, Fazio, Maples and Jones have left their mark to make each course a unique test of golf. Try the classic courses, like No. 1 and No. 3, both perfect for an unspoiled afternoon. The championship set highlighted by Pinehurst #2 (host to back-to-back men’s and women’s US Open Championships in 2014) presents more of a challenge – but all have stood the test of time.
We suggest you combine a mix of old and new, short and long courses into your next stay, and find the fine nuances in all of them. More importantly, you’ll walk where legends have for centuries, and make your own mark as well.
Best time for Golf Holidays in the USA: spring to autumn
6. Pebble Beach, California
Pebble Beach Resorts is a legendary place. Combine a dramatic coastline and mystical forest with a rich history of world-class accommodations, warm hospitality, expert service and grand recreation. Play the famous Pebble Beach Golf Links which similarly to the Old course at St Andrews relies on the sea breezes to make it’s the golfers challenge complete. It’s the most famous golf course this country has in a land full of exceptional golf.
The other courses on the estate – Spanish Bay and Spyglass Hill – lack Pebble’s pageantry but the golf is almost as good. The Inn at Spanish Bay is excellent but paying the extra for the Lodge at Pebble Beach, overlooking the 18th green is a special treat.
Best time for Golf Holidays in the USA : Year Round but Spring and Autumn are considered peak season
7. Championship Golf Weeks, The Masters, US Open, US PGA, Ryder Cup, TPC Sawgrass
What could be better than travelling to the USA and watching some on the worlds best golf tournaments.
The start of the golf season in our eyes, if it’s April in the USA, it must be Augusta. With the azaleas in full bloom, slick greens and white caddy uniforms make the unique tournament the US Masters has become. For most golfers (together with playing the Old Course at St Andrews) this is on everyone’s bucket list and is truly a once in a life time trip.
We always recommend a full week or weekend tournament package, combined with playing a bit of golf either before or after the tournament.
Best time for Golf Holidays in the USA : various dates throughout the year
8. South Carolina
With over 360 beautiful South Carolina golf courses from the mountains to the sea, “The Golf Capital of the South” offers challenging play in spectacular settings. Tee off on the famous Ocean Course on Kiawah Island or play in South Carolina’s Mountain golf region that traverses dramatic hills, scenic lakes and roaring mountain streams.
With courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Davis Love III and two of the “Top 50 Women Friendly Courses in America,”. South Carolina features some of the world’s greatest golf courses and hosts some of the most prestigious tournaments. Because South Carolina’s best golf courses are open to the public, you play where the pros play in the Palmetto State.
South Carolina dominated Golf Digest magazine’s 100 top public golf courses in the United States with 11 courses on the list. The highest ranked course was The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, ranked number four. Kiawah Island’s Turtle Point ranked 48. Harbor Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island was ranked No. 13, while the May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff was ranked No. 22.
There’s plenty of golf up and down the East Coast, but nothing quite like Hilton Head Island. With its high concentration of world class quality courses, peaceful surroundings, great ocean and marsh views and incredible amenities. Twenty-five courses, including world famous Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines, go from good to better to best here – there are no marginal quality courses. You also have your pick, apre golf with hundreds of restaurants, plus shopping that ranges from outlets to high end. It’s a fabulous place, well-established and well-known and you can count on Hilton Head Island to deliver an exceptional golf experience, for individuals and groups, time after time.
Best time for Golf Holidays in the USA : spring and autumn