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Interesting Ways to Rejuvenate After Golf

November 6, 2018
Premier Golf

How do you relax after a round of golf at a resort?

While the 19th hole is always a reliable option, with the spa maybe a close second, many resorts offer a wide variety of  pursuits that’ll help you rejuvenate for your next round.

Here are some intriguing offerings:

Hiking at Bandon Dunes Resort

Unbeknownst to many, Bandon Dunes is a fabulous place to hike and walk. If you’ve still got some energy after walking the golf courses, don’t miss taking a rewarding hike. It’s also a fabulous way for non-golf playing spouses to enjoy the pristine surroundings. The more than six miles of hiking trails wind through rolling terrain, native foliage and gorse with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and scenic golf holes. There’s also a labyrinth along the way and several opportunities to shorten the walk and return to the starting point. A great way to finish is at Trails End Grill, which has a pavilion with a gas fireplace.

Crafts Brews at Pinehurst Resort (North Carolina)

You don’t have to travel far for a great craft beer to celebrate or commiserate after a round of golf. Opened recently, the Pinehurst Brewing Company at Pinehurst Resort occupies what was the original Pinehurst Village steam plant that was built in 1895.  The 10-barrel microbrewery has an observation platform overlooking the brewhouse and the dining room is complemented by a bar, a beer garden and an all-seasons patio.  The dining menu is eclectic and innovative with selections such as a fried green tomato BLT, grilled watermelon and smoked chicken wings. Live music is featured on the weekends.

Adventure Activities on a Canadian Cruise

Golf cruises are all the rage these days and an upcoming cruise through Canada’s east coast maritime provinces has an itinerary ideal for golfers who want to play world-class courses like Cabot Links, Crowbush and Highland Links with lots of outdoor activity options. The cruise sails through Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and the islands of the Gulf of St. Lawerence. There are all sorts of way to re-energize such as wildlife encounters, sea kayaking, shoreline hiking, cycling and village visits to name a few. Premier Golf is partnering with Once Ocean Expeditions on the cruise which sails July 3-10, 2019.

Canoeing/Kayaking at Destination Kohler (Wisconsin)

From May through August, guests at The American Club in Kohler can paddle down the Sheboygan River in a two-person canoe or single-person kayak. It’s a great way to enjoy the wilderness surroundings and de-stress after a round of golf, especially if your scorecard is filled with a few too many bogeys. River Wildlife personnel transport you upstream to the launch site to start your journey and the invigorating trip takes about 2½ hours.

Fishing at Streamsong Resort (Florida)

Just a short walking distance from the lodge are some streams and lakes offering superb fishing opportunities. It’s especially appealing for those angling for freshwater bass. Top notch guides are available. What makes the fishing uniquely different at Streamsong are the former phosphate mining pits, which have been converted to lakes. Because of the fertilizing effect, phosphate pits are often more productive than natural lakes, with higher-than-normal growth rates for bass and other resident fish.

Horseback Riding at Pebble Beach Resort (California)

The Pebble Beach Equestrian Center has more than 27 miles of marked equestrian trails that run through the stunningly beautiful  Del Monte Forest. Among the different rides offered at Pebble Beach Resort are a Coastal Ride, Private Coastal Ride, Family Forest Ride, Private Forest Ride, Specialty Ride to Indian Village and Pony Rides (for ages 3-6).