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Top 10 Locations For Golf Holidays

Feb 29, 2008
1. Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Scottsdale, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, is the ultimate destination for the golf enthusiast. There are over 200 courses located here that vary from the traditional to desert golf designs. There are plenty of options available for a golf holiday and numerous golf package deals are available. The weather is such here in the Arizona desert that the game can be played comfortably year-round.

2. Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

Myrtle Beach is a golf enthusiast's paradise. An association there called Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, appropriately enough, represents 78 golf courses, numerous golf holiday agencies, and several of the golf schools that are all located in the immediate area. Myrtle Beach is the ultimate destination for a golfing holiday and a good place to start to plan one out is golfholiday.com.

3. Palm Springs, CA, USA

Palm Springs, California is yet another golfing paradise in the United States. Located about 100 miles east of Los Angeles it is a common destination for California golfers and celebrity sightings on any of the 111 area courses are common. Palm Springs gets most of it's tourist dollars from golfers and it's no wonder why given the quality of courses and the perfect weather for the sport no matter what time of the year it is.

4. St. Andrews & Fife, Scotland

Any list of the world's top golf holiday destinations would not be complete without mentioning the birthplace of golf - the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland. This area is home to the hallowed ground of St. Andrews as well as several other courses that are hundreds of years old. If you wish to make your tee time on the granddaddy of them all - the St. Andrews Old Course - be sure to make your reservation 8 months in advance.

5. Hawaii, USA

Hawaii is a golf paradise located in a paradise in every other way. The weather here is permanently stuck in the 80s with mild winds year round. Among the six main islands there are over 80 world-class courses to choose from, including several that are universally ranked among the highest on the planet. Many are quite exotic and feature lava fields contrasting with the Pacific Ocean.

6. New Zealand

It might not be known to the rest of the world just how popular the game of golf is in New Zealand. Golf is the most popular sport in New Zealand for men, and among women it ranks second. Given this popularity, New Zealand can boast that it has the highest number, per-capita, of golf courses in the world. There are many excellent courses here, for all skill levels, located among some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet.

7. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

This up and comer golf resort on the southern tip of Baja California easily makes this list of top golf holiday destinations. With 6 championship-quality courses all along the coastline and three that have holes that play right along the sea, the beauty of these are tough to match anywhere in the world.

8. Bermuda

Oftentimes thought of as a single island, Bermuda is actually a chain of some 150 islands interconnected by bridges. Located in the sun-drenched Caribbean, golf can be played here 365 days a year and there are plenty of courses here designed by the world's best golf architects.

9. Orlando, FL, USA

Orlando, Florida - the world capital of amusement parks and a top-notch family destination, has also catered itself towards the golf enthusiast. There are dozens and dozens of golf courses here designed for all skill levels. Other travelers in the group that may not be golfers will find plenty to do here.

10. Miami/Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

The Miami/Fort Lauderdale area is home to several top-notch courses and many others designed to meet the challenges of every skill level. The weather in southern Florida allows the game to be played all year which makes the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area a top choice for a golf holiday.
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