If golf is your sport of choice, you need to add these American luxury resorts to your holiday bucket list. Strive for a hole in one while admiring pristine vistas of the California Coast or amid dusty dessert in Arizona. Be enamoured by the beauty of the South in Georgia or North Carolina, while you master your swing. After a day on the course, you can retreat to the resort spa or feast on authentic American fare. Here are our favourite luxury golf resorts in the USA.
From the likes of Teddy Roosevelt to Sir Winston Churchill, Justin Timberlake to Jay Leno, Pebble Beach Resorts has welcomed many elite guests to its pristine shores. There are three accommodation venues to choose from: The Lodge at Pebble Beach offering spectacular coastal views, The Inn at Spanish Bay nestled among majestic Monterey pines and the elegant Mediterranean-style estate, Casa Palmero. Golf aficionados will have five incredible courses to enjoy, including the Pebble Beach Golf Links, which welcomed its fifth U.S. Open in 2010.
The award-winning Sea Island Resort can be found on the cool sands of the Atlantic Ocean in Georgia. Consistently rated as one of the top resorts in the world, you can choose from a variety of accommodation styles, ranging from family-friendly cottages to deluxe suites boasting elegant old world furnishings. When it comes to teeing off, you will have the three exceptional 18-hole championship courses to enjoy. End the day with a pampering at the five star spa and fitness centre.
Found in the high Sonoran Dessert, Scottsdale offers a taste of western life and cosmopolitan culture. Amid towering cacti, you’ll find the plush Four Seasons Resort with ample guest rooms and luxury suites with Mexican-influenced furnishings. Relax and unwind at the Sonoran Spa or sample Southwest cuisine at one of the fine dining venues. You’ll be in close proximity to two of Arizona’s most celebrated gold courses – The Pinnacle and The Monument, with a complimentary shuttle for Four Seasons guests.
Boasting 504 acres of incredible coastal beauty, Pelican Hills takes luxury living to a whole new level. The resort’s exquisite villa and guest room accommodation is surrounded by lush gardens and tree-lined lanes. The expansive swimming pool features a unique colosseum-style design and there are six restaurants and cafes to enjoy. Designed by renowned architect Tom Fazio, the Pelican Hill Golf Club offers jaw-dropping scenery at every one of the 36 holes, just waiting to be mastered.
Nestled in the North Carolina Sandhills, Pinehurst offers the chance to experience true southern hospitality. There are four beautiful accommodation options including the opulent Carolina Hotel with its sweeping verandahs and The Holly Inn, Pinehurst’s first hotel built in 1895. Pinehurst has hosted more championships than any other golf course in the country, so you really will be walking in the footsteps of golfing legends. There are nine distinctive courses to conquer.
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