5 Great Springtime Golf Vacation Suggestions
Spring is a time for renewal when golf courses open back up in the northern parts of the U.S. and every golfer gets a little extra pep in their step as they realize all of the rounds they’ll get to play in the coming months.
For golf lovers, Spring is The Masters, blooming flowers around tee boxes and cool libations on the clubhouse veranda. It’s also a great time to take a golf vacation, or, perhaps attend The Masters.
Here are 5 superb springtime suggestions:
It’s the quintessential rite of Spring with the Green Jacket, Magnolia Lane, Founders Circle, Amen Corner, Rae’s Creek, the Sarazen, Hogan and Nelson bridges, Ike’s Pond, Butler Cabin, caddies in white coveralls, the par-3 contest, honorary ceremonial starters and so much more. If you’ve never attended the Masters, why not make 2018 your year to immerse in the azaleas, dogwoods and lush fairways at Augusta National Golf Club? Premier Golf has an extensive selection of packages encompassing everything from one night/one day practice round itineraries to ultra-luxurious 4 night/4 day programs with admission to tournament rounds Thursday through Sunday and a lengthy list of amenities that includes all-day hospitality, a full business center with concierge, on-site masseuse and complimentary valet service to name a few. For package information, click to Masters Packages.
The Royals Pro-Am in NW England
This event will make Spring 2018 a very memorable one for the participants. The “Royals” pro-am will take place on Sunday, June 3rd to Saturday June 9th, 2018 and feature play on renowned Open Championship venues near Liverpool such as Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool and Royal Lytham & St. Annes as well as Formby and Hillside (practice round). It’s a wonderful opportunity to play golf with great camaraderie and friendly competition and enjoy some Beatles music along the way. Participants in Premier Golf’s 9th annual international pro-am will stay for six nights at the Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool. It’s conveniently located on North John Street in the city center “Beatles Quarter”. For more information, click to The Royals Pro-Am in Northwest England.
Pinehurst Women’s Golf Day Weekend
A celebration of Women’s Golf Day (June 5th), this fun-filled weekend is designed so women golfers can learn new golf skills, enjoy camaraderie as well as have fun at Pinehurst Resort. Slated for June 3-6, 2018, the package includes 3 nights accommodations at the Carolina Hotel or Holly Inn, breakfast buffet each morning, welcome and farewell dinner and drinks, two rounds of golf on Pinehurst’s 1, 3 or 5, 90 minute clinic at Pinehurst Golf Academy (June 4), Drive, Chip and Putt Contest (June 5) and all taxes and hotel service charges. For more information, click to Pinehurst Women’s Golf Day Weekend.
Playing at Bandon Dunes, you sometimes feel like you’ve been magically air dropped into Scotland or Ireland. Arguably, the best links golf experience in the United States, Bandon Dunes is set on the stunning southern Oregon Coast on rugged, wind-swept land. All four of the golf courses are highly rated and designed by heralded architects. The courses have massive sand dunes, giant shore pine trees and Pacific Ocean panoramas. You’ll love the tight lies, tall grasses, pot bunkers, blustery winds, crashing waves and other engaging elements of these adroitly designed, walking-only courses. Enhancing the overall experience of this multi-faceted resort is a top-notch caddie program; Bandon Preserve, a 13-hole, par-3 course; The Punchbowl, a 100,000 square-foot putting green; a practice center spanning more than 50 acres with a one-acre putting green and Shorty’s, a 9-hole, par-3 practice layout. For package offerings to Bandon Dunes, click to Bandon Dunes Suggested Packages.
Exuding warm, friendly Midwestern hospitality from the hotel to the pro shop staff, Destination Kohler is the perfect marriage of world-class golf and luxurious accommodations. The resort has four championship golf courses at Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, nine restaurants, boutique shops and Kohler Waters Spa, one of only 47 spas in the world to claim Forbes Five Star distinction. Accommodations options include the American Club, the AAA 5-Diamond rated resort distinguished by its iconic Tudor Style red brick building; the Carriage House, home to the unique Kohler Waters Spa; and Inn on Woodlake, a beautiful lakeside boutique hotel in a peaceful setting.