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#1 Golfbreaks.com

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 10:50 AM

Being a golf tour operator, we have the pleasure of working with amazing golf courses, hotels and resorts all over the world and send thousands of golfers on vacations each year to enjoy these venues. This means we have a very good insight into world’s best golf destinations, but the decision ultimately comes down to the traveling golfers who visit these places.

Therefore we would love to know what you think are the World’s Best Golf Destinations and why! Both destinations that you have been to and places that you would like to visit.

To keep this thread alive and moving, we will regularly be posting reviews and opinion about golf courses and resorts as well as tips on where to play, stay and go out.

We’d also love to see your opinions and reviews of golf courses worldwide (or trips you been on), both good and bad, as well as any insider knowledge that you might have.

So, if you’ve played a great course, then post and tell us about it. Likewise post, if you need advice on where to play.

Now back to the question, “What are the World’s Best Golf Trip Destinations??”

Hopefully this will inspire you to make your next golf trip!  Thanks, Guy

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 12:38 PM

View PostGolfbreaks.com, on 15 April 2016 - 10:50 AM, said:

Being a golf tour operator, we have the pleasure of working with amazing golf courses, hotels and resorts all over the world and send thousands of golfers on vacations each year to enjoy these venues. This means we have a very good insight into world’s best golf destinations, but the decision ultimately comes down to the traveling golfers who visit these places.

Therefore we would love to know what you think are the World’s Best Golf Destinations and why! Both destinations that you have been to and places that you would like to visit.

To keep this thread alive and moving, we will regularly be posting reviews and opinion about golf courses and resorts as well as tips on where to play, stay and go out.

We’d also love to see your opinions and reviews of golf courses worldwide (or trips you been on), both good and bad, as well as any insider knowledge that you might have.

So, if you’ve played a great course, then post and tell us about it. Likewise post, if you need advice on where to play.

Now back to the question, “What are the World’s Best Golf Trip Destinations??”

Hopefully this will inspire you to make your next golf trip!  Thanks, Guy

I'll start by putting in a big vote for Los Cabos, Mexico.  More and more quality courses continue to open down there to offer a very good assortment of really fine layouts.  Cabo del Sol Ocean and Desert, Cabo Real, Puerto Los Cabos, Campestre, Quivira, Palmilla are all really nice layouts with superb views that anyone can play.  Usually in good condition all the time as well.   Chilleno Bay's new layout is under grass and will join these soon, and coming after that will be a new Nicklaus layout for the new Four Seasons resort being built now.   Puerto Los Cabos will also add on another 18 soon to have separate Nicklaus and Norman layouts.  If you are willing to sit through a 2-3 hr real estate sales presentation you can even get on Diamante and Querencia, normally private layouts.  

Add to that the weather - warm with low humidity all the time, very little rain to ever spoil the round and it's not that far away - 2 hrs by plane from LA, PHX, DALLAS.  Yes it's hot at mid day in the summer, but you can play early or late to avoid it and all these places have greatly reduced rates after 2:30.   Fall, winter and spring are cool and never too hot.   Add a ton of superb hotels, many which are all inclusive.  At present 17 more hotels are under construction down there.  If you're a partier, you have the town of Cabo San Lucas.  If you want a more staid, laid back, quiet atmosphere, you have the town of San Jose del Cabo.  Hard to find one location this good for golfers that can also keep wives and family members happy who don't happen to play much.  And none of these courses are typically more than a half hour or so away from where you stay in the resorts.

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 03:10 PM

If you're looking for the most affordable destinations with equally different and tough courses, then RTJ Trail in Alabama has to be thrown in there. A group of us take a trip there every year in March. It fits the price range for everyone from a college kid to retired folks. I love it, and give high praise for what they've accomplished down there

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 06:16 PM

I'd suggest the Orlando, FL area.............it to me offers a wide range of golf courses, places to eat, & most importantly a large range of places to stay from hotels to large homes.

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 08:38 PM

Loved pinehurst area! Hoping my trip to Nebraska will top it this year


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 08:35 AM

I've been on about 25 golf trips all over the US and the UK.  Here are my favorite destinations considering fun, weather, travel time, quality of courses and cost;

1.  Cabo
2.  Vail area
3.  Lake Tahoe
4.  RTJ trail
5.  Scotland and Ireland (all over)
6.  Scottsdale
7.  Dominican Republic

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 07:54 PM

Isn't the point of the Courses/membership forum to talk about reviews and opinions of golf courses. Don't really get the point of doing this inside this particular thread??

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 09:43 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone.

@TomWishon, that’s a great review of Los Cabos, a destination that I have not been to, but it looks like we all should.

@dpdm03, I do definitively get your point. However, the aim of this thread is to focus in on and discuss the world’s best golf destinations, and to give readers inspiration for their next vacation, as well as unearth a few gems and insider tips. We will aim to make it different from the other threads in the forum by posting more review style content and encouraging others to also do so.

Naturally, If this is not hitting the spot then please feel  to post your ideas and the direction you’d like the thread to go and we can adapt the content.

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 10:07 AM

On that note we asked Kieran Clark, a Scottish Golf Journalist and a man fortunate to have played the majority of golf courses in Scotland, what his ultimate 7 night, 7 round Scottish Golf Vacation would be. Here is his answer:

He kick starts it on the east coast in the Fife / Angus region playing the following:
Day 1 – St Andrews, Old Course
Day 2 – Kingbarns
Day 3 – Carnoustie, Championship Course

And then moves up north to the Aberdeen area…
Day 4 – Royal Aberdeen, Balgownie Links
Day 5 – Cruden Bay

And then takes a short hop west to Inverness…
Day 6 – Royal Dornoch, Championship Course
Day 7 – Castle Stuart

For an extended stay, he recommends adding on the following three:  St Andrews (New Course), Fraserburgh, and Brora

It's hard to argue with him, and maybe not your first choice? However it would be good to get your views as to your ultimate Scottish trip. Or if you have recently done one, where did you go and why was it so special?

BTW; the full article can be seen here:

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 07:53 AM

An abundance of choices. My own preferences include:

1. Scotland - The history and quality of courses is unsurpassed
2. Cabot Links
3. Streamsong
4. Bandon - As long as the wind is down
5. England (completely under-rated golf)
6. New Zealand
7. Australia
8. Japan (expensive, but the most unique)
9. Ireland - Northern Ireland would be first preference, Southwest would be the second
10. Pebble/Monterey Peninsula


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Posted 20 April 2016 - 02:51 PM

View PostGolfbreaks.com, on 18 April 2016 - 10:07 AM, said:

On that note we asked Kieran Clark, a Scottish Golf Journalist and a man fortunate to have played the majority of golf courses in Scotland, what his ultimate 7 night, 7 round Scottish Golf Vacation would be. Here is his answer:

He kick starts it on the east coast in the Fife / Angus region playing the following:
Day 1 – St Andrews, Old Course
Day 2 – Kingbarns
Day 3 – Carnoustie, Championship Course

And then moves up north to the Aberdeen area…
Day 4 – Royal Aberdeen, Balgownie Links
Day 5 – Cruden Bay

And then takes a short hop west to Inverness…
Day 6 – Royal Dornoch, Championship Course
Day 7 – Castle Stuart

For an extended stay, he recommends adding on the following three:  St Andrews (New Course), Fraserburgh, and Brora

It's hard to argue with him, and maybe not your first choice? However it would be good to get your views as to your ultimate Scottish trip. Or if you have recently done one, where did you go and why was it so special?

BTW; the full article can be seen here:

Thanks, Guy

Cruden Bay has to be the most over rated golf course in Scotland. It is visually stunning when viewed from elevation, particularly in a low sun, but it has too many poor holes and in recent years it has been poorly conditioned. By contrast, Fraserburgh has been sadly overlooked. If it were more accessible it would be on every visiting golfers links list.

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 04:55 PM

Nestled in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, amid the live oaks, meandering rivers, creeks, and marshes, lies Charleston, both a golf and Epicurean delight.  What more could one want than the golf offered on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands, and the rich culinary flavors to tempt the palate of Charleston.

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 02:15 PM

Anybody who hasn't played or spent some time in the Canadian Rockies should come and try it out. Between Jasper, Banff, Canmore in Alberta and into the Invermere area on the BC side, there are some pretty spectacular golf courses and beautiful things to see and do.
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Posted 21 April 2016 - 09:46 PM

Not familiar with Bandf,Canmore and Jasper area.

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 12:46 AM

Bandon Dunes
Pebble Beach
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Scottsdale


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Posted 22 April 2016 - 03:14 AM

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Nestled in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, amid the live oaks, meandering rivers, creeks, and marshes, lies Charleston, both a golf and Epicurean delight.  What more could one want than the golf offered on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands, and the rich culinary flavors to tempt the palate of Charleston.

We are fortunate enough to have our US office in Charlston SC, so I checked in with Daniel and the team out there and they would also definitely endorse it as a great location for a golf vacation. In Dan’s words…

“The best public courses around Charleston are Rivertowne, Charleston National, Ocean course at Wild Dunes, and Links at Stono Ferry. All great low country tracks with spectacular views of the creeks and marshland, and laced with wonderful wildlife...alligators, pelicans, blue herons, Ospreys etc! Couple all this with the award winning city of Charleston, packed with history, beautiful architecture and incredible cuisine! Definitely a wonderful  spot for a golf trip.”

Sounds like I need to get myself out there more often…!  Guy
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Posted 22 April 2016 - 02:07 PM

Kiawah island most def!

Beautiful place and can't beat the ocean course. Osprey was beautiful as well when I went!
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Posted 23 April 2016 - 03:07 PM

I've made 4 trips to the UK and Ireland.  This was my favorite 8 day itinerary.  North Berwick, Muirfield, Old Course, Kingsbarns, Turnberry, Royal Portrush, Royal County Down.

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 04:15 AM

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 03:10 AM

View Postasw7576, on 24 April 2016 - 04:15 AM, said:

Bali Nirwana Resort by Pan Pacific Hotel

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Have taken the images out to save space but these are incredible!

Personally a bit biased but the North West of England has some of the best links tracks in the world:

1) Hillside
2) Formby
3) Royal Birkdale
4) Royal Liverpool / Hoylake
5) Royal Lytham - not pretty but a proper test of golf!
6) St Annes Old Links
7) Southport and Ainsdale

Properly recommend a stop up there if you're looking for a break in the UK!


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 04:06 PM

View PostShrinkwr4p, on 20 April 2016 - 02:51 PM, said:

Cruden Bay has to be the most over rated golf course in Scotland. It is visually stunning when viewed from elevation, particularly in a low sun, but it has too many poor holes and in recent years it has been poorly conditioned. By contrast, Fraserburgh has been sadly overlooked. If it were more accessible it would be on every visiting golfers links list.

@Shrinkwr4p very interesting to see your comments on Cruden Bay. Yes, it is definitely a bit of a Marmite course, as a lot of people love it for quirkiness but then I can see why it may not appeal to some (in case you are interested Kevin Markham – author of Hooked – has written a review of the course)

Anyway, you got me thinking about underrated courses in Scotland. A while back we also asked Kieran Clark to tell us what his top 10 most underrated courses in Scotland are. His picks are as follows (…take note gem hunters!):
1. Nairn
2. Gullane 1
3. Brora
4. Blairbowrie – Rosemount Course
5. Panmure
6. Gleneagles – Queens Course
7. Fraserburgh
8. Kilspindie
9. Southerness
10. Murcar Links

Kieran’s full article can be seen here:

I personally have very fond memories of playing the Queens at Gleneagles. It has a stunning setting in the Perthshire hills (and I narrowly missed a HIO on the 17th…!)

So next time you are planning a trip to Scotland, remember to look behind the big names, as good things come to those who search.

And on that note, as most golfers are  on the lookout for underrated courses, so please post any under-radar-courses that you know of, be it States-side or internationally.   Thanks, Guy

P.S @Jimbo; you are a lucky man living in the North West of England surrounded by all those Open rota/qualifier courses!
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Posted 28 April 2016 - 12:35 PM

Moving away for the British Isles for a moment, Daniel, our USA CEO, has just returned from a visit to Monterey, of all places… it was for work he assures me!!. Anyway, here is his trip report of this wonderful bucket list destination…

“Obviously the big draw in this area is Pebble Beach, but not everyone can afford that! However, there is so much other great golf to be enjoyed around Monterey, which incidentally is a fantastic place to base yourself. If I could pick 4 courses to play that offer great value, I would go with the Nicklaus Club, Carmel Valley Ranch, Quail Lodge and the Bayonet. All within a 30 minute drive of downtown Monterey and offering different challenges, whilst at the same time guaranteeing absolute quality and wonderful scenery.

It is worth noting that both Quail Lodge and Carmel Valley Ranch have been recently enhanced by extensive course renovations, with the latter being the only Pete Dye design in northern California.

The Bayonet is considered one of the most difficult tests of golf on the Monterey Peninsula, and as a bonus they have a less challenging but equally good Black Horse course, which boasts wonderful views of the Pacific.

Monterey is just a 2 hour drive from San Francisco airport, although if you take the legendary Highway 1 it may take a little longer, but well worth the views! Made famous by John Steinbeck and Cannery Row, this historical coastal town is a real treat; and while you are there, make sure that you visit The Monterey Bay Aquarium as well as go whale watching – both must do activities!”

Yes, I’m jealous and am still waiting for my invite! In  meanwhile what other tips and recommendations do you have for a golf trip to the Monterey Peninsula (…if you are lucky enough to have been there)?

Thanks, Guy
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Posted 28 April 2016 - 12:43 PM

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 03:29 PM

One or two of you have mentioned the Vail area as one of their all time favorite golf destinations. As it happens, Sean, in our Charlston office, is also a BIG fan.... Here is his full, unedited trip report...(enjoy)...  

"For years, my love for the Rockies, along with the natural beauty of the surroundings, beckoned me to the Vail Valley. The two venues at Red Sky Golf Club & Ranch, Eagle Ranch Golf Course, Beaver Creek Golf Course, and Lakota Canyon always highlight my golf getaway, each course seemingly bettering its competitor. Rock outcroppings, rugged gulches, wildflower meadows, and expansive foliage unify you with nature, lending itself an unparalleled wilderness golf experience.

The Norman Course is the longer, more challenging of the two championship courses at Red Sky. Accompanied by views that extend to Vail, Beaver Creek, and Castle Peak, the Norman design ranks the 2nd best public course in Colorado. Topping out at 7600 yards, this course offers a tough challenge, all culminating with Vail Valley’s finest sunset silhouette of Castle Peak. The second of the two courses found at Red Sky is the Fazio Course. With tighter fairways and 600 feet of elevation changes, you will learn the true definition of mountain golf. This design ranks 3rd among the best public courses in the state, and is sure to challenge golfers at any level.

Eagle Ranch, known locally for hosting numerous Colorado state tournaments, isn’t just a golf course. An Arnold Palmer signature design that sits closer to the valley than the mountains, Eagle Ranch has been a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary since 2002 - one of 773 courses in the world with this designation. Aiming to pay its respect to the history of the land, the course has an array of antique ranch implements found strategically placed from hole to hole. Not to be outdone is Lakota Canyon. Esteemed for winning numerous yearly awards, including being voted in the “Top 100 Best Public Courses in America” by Golf Digest, Lakota Canyon offers a unique blend between golf and nature. At the doorway of Colorado’s most breathtaking mountain vistas, the course’s 7111-yard layout promises to offer an unbeatable experience. Your day on the links culminates with a great risk – reward par five that will surely make or break any round.

Accommodations are aplenty in this part of Colorado, with over 30 different options to choose from. The Elkhorn Lodge in Beaver Creek is a personal favorite, offering a truly “homey” feel with unbeatable amenities. Tucked between the various mountain ranges, you get the same sensation of being “one with nature” as you do on the golf courses, and would struggle to find an accommodation that cares as much about their visitors as they do.  
Until you’ve immersed yourself in it, “mountain golf” may not seem unique. I can say with confidence it’s unlike anything else I’ve ever experienced. The panoramic views of Mother Nature’s unfettered topography are truly explainable. Unifying golf and nature is no small order, one that the Vail Valley seems to have mastered."

Anyone else been to Vail? How was it for you?

Thanks, Guy

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 01:09 AM

Where to begin..of all my travels..
By far and away the best trip for the sheer quality of courses was The Melbourne Sandbelt,just great course after great course.,
Bandon Dunes resort...Great.
Scotland...from the Open courses,to the local public course,a fantastic array of great golf..
Sandwich in Kent,England...3 great links in a small area..
Liverpool and the North-west coast..nearly as good as Melbourne for quality of courses..
Before Robert Mugabe went doolally,Zimbabwe had some fantastic courses at stunningly cheap prices.
The Heathlands of England,great golf,not for those on a budget though..
San Diego..an underrated area with great golf..
RTJ trail in Alabama,tough courses but a great set up..
Myrtle Beach for sheer quantity..a few quality courses,but a few blah as well..,
Ocean City,Maryland,similar to San Diego,some great underrated golf..
The Algarve..some great tracks..
South of Lisbon..as good as the Algarve,but a hell of a lot cheaper..
Southern Sweden,some seriously good links courses near Trelleborgs..



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 10:48 AM

Great post from @Arsenal Fan, that is an impressive array of golf destinations that you have visited... hats off to you!

Anyway, you have prompted me to post a mini blog that I wrote a while back on Lisbon. I agree it is a fantastic destination to visit for golf, culture and general bon vivant. Hopefully we can entice a few more of you to visit Portugal -  If you are located stateside, then European golf is definitely not just about the big names in the UK and Ireland!

"Lisbon is blessed with a magical combination of superb golf courses, wonderful natural scenery and great value. It’s no wonder that it’s becoming more and more popular with travelling golfers (especially the Northern Europeans who long for the sun in the dark winter months!), or that it has also won many golf and travel awards over the years.

In terms of courses, the area may not have the sheer number of options that can be found in the Algarve to the south of the country, but the quality is unquestionably there. The big three around Lisbon, all of which rank in the top half of Golf World magazine’s Top 100 in Europe, should be on everyone’s play list:

i) Oitavos Dunes is located in the stunning surrounds of the Sintra national Park and set among the dunes and pine forests - its back 9 is one of the best in golf, ii) Praia d’El Rey, a magnificent coastal layout, is to the north west of the city, and iii) Penha Longa is a beautiful, Robert Trent Jones Jnr design set back in the hills and a host of the Portuguese Open.

And then there is Royal Obidos, the last design of the late great Seve, which opened a few years back to rave reviews.  Additional renowned courses in the area include; Aroieira (the Wentworth of Lisbon), Quinta do Peru, Bom Successo and Quinta da Marinha.

It is not just about the golf however, Lisbon is a top 10 must visit European capital city, steeped in history and culture. The surrounding towns of Cascais, Estoril and Sintra are also very popular with travelers, especially Sintra with its magnificent Cathedral. Then there are the beaches (some of the best in Europe), the world class surfing on the Atlantic Waves, natural parks and cycling. And if you enjoy your food, look no further; not only is this area of Portugal renowned for its fish and seafood you’d be hard pressed to find better value in Western Europe. Oh, and I haven’t yet mentioned the wine; grown in the hills to the north of the country and typically costing just a few Euros for a decent bottle, this by itself is worth making the trip (let alone the great golf)!"

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 03:42 PM

Scottsdale always gets a shout when it comes to the world's best golf destinations.... even from us Brits!

Rhys, who's based out of our Windsor UK office and is a big lover of US golf, has put pen to paper and given his views on the region from the eyes of a European golf aficionado:

"In my opinion, Scottsdale is the world’s best golf destination. It’s a bold claim, but with over 200 golf courses within the region and over 330 days of sunshine annually it’s hard to beat - yeah it can reach over 100 degrees in summer but you can tee off at 6am and be done by 10am! It’s a long flight from Europe but within an hour of landing at PHX you can be in downtown Scottsdale tucking in to a plate of ‘chips n dip’ with an ice cold local ale (four peaks ‘kilt lifter’ is my personal favorite).

Scottsdale is divided into numerous districts. If you’re looking for bustling bars & restaurants in the evenings you have to stay Downtown - located in between the Entertainment District & Old Town. I would personally recommend Hyatt House for a group of guys on a golf vacation - each room is huge with its own full separate kitchen & living area. There is a very relaxed feel at this hotel with fire pits around the swimming pool and BBQ’s so you can cook your own lunch/dinners. Of course if you prefer to go out there are loads of great options within walking distance such as The Montauk, Hi-Fi Bar and The Social Tap.

If you prefer a bit more luxury (& have some cash) then I would easily say Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort is the No. 1 golf resort in the area, located in the Gainey Ranch District. Gainey Ranch GC is onsite and has 27 holes exclusive for hotel guests.

In terms of golf courses…where do I start?! If you want a pure desert experience with no noise or real estate then We-Ko-Pa is a must! There are 2 courses that offer nothing less than quintessential target style desert golf. It’s a 30 minute drive from downtown but well worth it. Obviously one of the main draws in the area is TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course which is most famous for its par-3, 16th hole that transforms into “The Coliseum” during the Waste Management Phoenix Open. 2 more awesome golf clubs are Troon North & Grayhawk - both clubs have 36 holes with unbeatable views of the Sonoran Desert."

Sounds good, but where does Scottsdale rank for you in your list of all time golf destinations??

Yours in golf, Guy

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 12:49 PM

We did a quick top 5 poll in the office to find out which courses the team thought were the best in Scottsdale. Here are the results!

1. We-Ko-Pa Cholla
2. Troon North Monument
3. TPC Scottsdale Stadium
4. Gray Hawk Raptor
5. Quintero

With Boulders coming a gallant sixth...

Do you agree with the guys? Or what courses would you put in your Scottsdale Top 5?

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Posted 27 May 2016 - 11:25 AM

Here is another great review, and this time it is for Hilton Head, SC - home of the PGA Tour's RBC Heritage Tournament

Adam, PGA Pro and our Director of Product for the Americas, is the lucky man to have been there recently. This resort is definitely up there as a must visit destination! Take a read...

"I’m recently back from Hilton Head Island and I have to say I will definitely be returning as soon as I can.

Staying in a villa at Palmetto Dunes was a great choice.  The resort is vast with 3 courses onsite – the Trent-Jones, Fazio and Arthur Hills all of which were in great shape and very enjoyable to play.  In addition to the golf there is plenty more to do – I recommend hiring a bike for getting around and with tennis, kayaking, boat tours and a load of other water-sports you have plenty of choice.

The beach is simply beautiful – a white sandy stretch that goes on for as far as you can see.  Make sure you visit The Dunes House, meters off the beach and a great spot for lunch, dinner or just a few drinks often with live music playing in the back-ground.

If you are looking for hotel accommodation then I’d recommend the Omni Hotel onsite at Palmetto, we were lucky enough to be offered access to their pool area for a day and it is a great setting.

When staying on the Island you have to go down and visit Harbour Town, home to the Sea Pines Resort, the famous red and white hooped light-house and of course the Harbour Town Links golf course.  

I’m very pleased to say that I got to play the course and I can’t wait to go back for a second round.  Simply one of the best golf courses I have experienced.  16 holes take you through the trees and then the last two go out and along the water way – the Calibogue Sound.  

The 18th is spectacular as you drive across the reeds and water with your approach played with the lighthouse in the back-drop.

For a bite to eat in the harbour we sat right under the lighthouse at The Quarterdeck – definitely the place to go.

In total there are 33 courses on Hilton Head Island, with so much to explore and it will have you coming back for more and more each year."

How does Hilton Head rank for you as a top golfing destination?

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