Golf is a year-round sport enjoyed by thousands of people every day. Many do it for the love of the game, while others bask in the relaxing and beautiful scenery just for fun. With National Golf Lover’s Day occurring on the 4th of October, why not take the opportunity to explore some of the world’s most luxurious golf getaway spots and celebrate?
Whether you just want to visit the courses famous golfers have played on, or you are an avid player looking to expand your field, go no further. Here are four of the most popular international golfing destinations that will have all fans begging to go on an early vacation.
- The Royal Dornoch in Scotland Highlands
It would not do golf justice if the homeland of the game was not mentioned on this list. Scotland is the birthplace of this great pastime – and even the origin of the 18-hole course rules that we still use today. The Royal Dornoch is situated close to the town of Nairn and its golf course is one that you are not likely to forget. Going back to 1886, the golf course overlooks the North Sea with breathtaking views that are said to be different at every hole along the way.
There are private tours available of the Royal Dornoch Golf Club and there are many hotels and restaurants that are less than a mile away.
- Pebble Beach, Monterey California
One of the best reasons to play in the Golden State of America is that you will have perfectly playable and sunny weather no matter what time of the year you choose to go. The U.S is home to many popular golf courses, but Pebble Beach is probably the best. The courses themselves are so close to the ocean you can taste the salt in the air. You might even accidentally hit a few golf balls into the sea. At the very least you will be mesmerized by the scenery of Pebble Beach.
There is no shortage of hotels, spas, and other resorts to cater to every golfer’s needs. In addition, there are more than 25 miles of hiking trails that cross Stillwater Cove. Pebble Beach is not only the place where Tiger Woods once played, it is also a dream vacation destination, whether you play golf or not.
Most resorts will provide you with a golf cart to use during your stay. Golf carts are really useful, so consider investing in one if you are serious about the game. You can find retailers that supply more than just tires online, and they are the only way you will be able to still walk after an 18-hole game and make it to dinner afterward.
- Royal Melbourne’s West Course, Australia
Melbourne is well-known for being a big player in the sports industry, and golf is no different. For starters, it is home to nine of the most famous golf courses and championship playing fields in the world. If you are a true golfer, you know how fun clubhouse dining can be after a good game, and Royal Melbourne has all this and more to offer.
- Puerto Rico
The island in the Caribbean has almost 30 different golf courses to choose from. Probably the best reason to go is that you don’t need a passport to visit. The whole island is on this list because there are just so many beautiful golf courses with resorts that you can stay at.
This destination is not only popular for tourists looking to vacation, but it is home to some of the largest golf courses that famous players have been to.
No doubt there are many more golfing destinations that could have made the list with all the scenery the world has to offer. Golf is such an enjoyable sport, why not play it somewhere relaxing, peaceful, and luxurious by booking your stay now.