What’s New U.S. Golf Resorts

February 20, 2017
Travel

Pebble Beach Resorts

Opening late summer 2017 is Fairway One at The Lodge along the first fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. The stylish and well-appointed complex, situated just a few steps from the first tee, will feature 38 oversized guest rooms emphasizing privacy and a personalized touch. The two cottages will offer up to four individual guest rooms.

Pinehurst Resort

Hanse Golf Design will redesign Pinehurst No. 4 and develop a short course as part of a master plan to further restore the original character and spirit to the Pinehurst golf experience. Unfolding in several stages over the next few years, the plan also includes restoring Donald Ross’ original characteristics to Pinehurst No. 1 and No. 3 while also enhancing Maniac Hill and Thistle Dhu. The centerpiece of the plan will be Hanse’s complete redesign of No. 4. Hanse’s design and routing, which seeks to create a landscape similar to Pinehurst No. 2, will include exposed sand and native wire grass, wider fairways and natural topography. The project is scheduled to begin in fall 2017 with the course reopening in fall 2018.

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Bandon Dunes on Oregon’s coast recently updated its hiking trail system. There are more than six miles of hiking trails that wind through rolling terrain, native foliage and gorse with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and scenic golf holes.

Streamsong Resort

Scheduled to open in Fall 2017 is the Streamsong Black Course designed by Gil Hanse. The Black is set about a mile from the clubhouse that serves the Streamsong Red and Blue Courses and will be somewhat isolated on the southeast portion of the property. Playing to par 73, it’s set on rolling terrain with abundant sand, native grasses and panoramas similar to those of Sand Belt courses in Australia. Hanse was essentially given a blank canvas to design The Black. He got his pick of land spanning more than 800 acres and selected a 250-acre parcel dominated by a long sand ridge and natural elevation changes.

Sea Pines Resort

Opened late last year at Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island is Love III’s newest design, Atlantic Dunes. A 5-time winner of the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage Classic on Hilton Head, DLIII knows the island well. Replacing the former Ocean Course at the resort, Atlantic Dunes promises to be very playable for all skill levels with generous landing areas off the tee and huge waste areas.

Sand Valley Golf Resort

Mike Keiser, the creator/developer of Bandon Dunes in Oregon and Cabot Links in Canada, opened Sand Valley Golf Resort in central Wisconsin late last year. Located near the tourist town of Wisconsin Dells, about a two-hour drive north of Madison, the Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw design offers Bandon Dunes quality and excitement. Visually stunning, the course is natural looking with exposed sand dunes, ridges and valleys. The front nine is hilly, the back nine plays through valleys and the fescue turf makes it play firm and fast. The 1,700-acre Sand Valley Resort, near the small town of Rome, has a 40-room lodge.