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#1 rmack1126

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 07:35 PM

Although it was 68 degrees out today I know the warm weather wont hold out much longer up here in New York. Ill be taking a week off in the February to March time frame and honestly dont know where I should go. I would love to go somewhere that has at least one PGA course along with some other decent courses in the area that wont break the bank. Any input would be awesome.

Side Note: Wolf Creek has always intrigued me so if anyone has input from there I would love to hear it.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:37 PM

View Postrmack1126, on 02 November 2017 - 07:35 PM, said:

Although it was 68 degrees out today I know the warm weather wont hold out much longer up here in New York. Ill be taking a week off in the February to March time frame and honestly dont know where I should go. I would love to go somewhere that has at least one PGA course along with some other decent courses in the area that wont break the bank. Any input would be awesome.

Side Note: Wolf Creek has always intrigued me so if anyone has input from there I would love to hear it.

Thanks guys
You could do Kiawah. They are running a winter stay and play special.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 10:24 PM

Kiawah is a good choice.  This year I currently have booked Pinehurst at the end of Feb/First of March.  Never been and hoping the weather corporates.

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 09:41 AM

The weather in Mesquite and Kiawah can be fairly unpleasant in February. You might get lucky, or you might get unlucky. I wouldn't chance it myself.

It's hard not to break the bank in February, as all of us Northerners head to the warm spots. Personally, I'd choose Palm Springs or Scottsdale. You could play the Stadium course at PGA West, as well as a handful of other top courses in Palm Springs. Scottsdale has tons of great (and expensive) courses, as well as some decent (less expensive) courses.

There's also Innisbook Resort in Tampa, home of the Valspar (on the Copperhead course). They have 4 courses. World Woods is 45 minutes north, and has 2 very nice courses.

Edited by Argonne69, 03 November 2017 - 09:43 AM.


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 09:52 AM

Id personally look further south... Texas/NC can both either be 30 degrees or 80. Personally my favorites in the winter are Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Bahamas with Casa De Campo top of my list. Pinehurst might be under snow...


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 09:58 AM

View PostLuke.Sutton, on 03 November 2017 - 09:52 AM, said:

I'd personally look further south... Texas/NC can both either be 30 degrees or 80. Personally my favorites in the winter are Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Bahamas with Casa De Campo top of my list. Pinehurst might be under snow...

I'm curious how the courses fared in the the DR after Hurricane Maria. I'd take a pass on the Caribbean this winter.

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 10:26 AM

I live in NC and let me tell you February is typically our one month of "winter". I say "winter" because I grew up Michigan and know what winter is really like, and what we have down here isn't it. That said, It's typically colder here in February (40s - 50s) and that's usually when we get our 1-2 snowfalls. The snow won't stay much more than a day, but it will close the courses. You may catch a nice day in the low-60s, but their few and far between. Personally, I'd go further south if it were me.

Kiawah has a great winter package, but I'd still probably go further south in February.
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Posted 03 November 2017 - 12:09 PM

Pinehurst would be hit or miss. I booked a trip last year and got lucky. Mid 40s in the morning warming to around 70. The weekend before were highs in the low 40s.
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Posted 03 November 2017 - 01:19 PM

Streamsong doesn't have a PGA course, but you could always start in TB and finish at Streamsong. I love it there, haven't played black yet but should be 3 very good courses.

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 01:27 PM

Tampa Bay, do World Woods and some others in the area.  Lots of options.

You need to be south of Orlando to get 70+ degrees

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 02:00 PM

View PostArgonne69, on 03 November 2017 - 09:41 AM, said:

The weather in Mesquite and Kiawah can be fairly unpleasant in February. You might get lucky, or you might get unlucky. I wouldn't chance it myself.

It's hard not to break the bank in February, as all of us Northerners head to the warm spots. Personally, I'd choose Palm Springs or Scottsdale. You could play the Stadium course at PGA West, as well as a handful of other top courses in Palm Springs. Scottsdale has tons of great (and expensive) courses, as well as some decent (less expensive) courses.

There's also Innisbook Resort in Tampa, home of the Valspar (on the Copperhead course). They have 4 courses. World Woods is 45 minutes north, and has 2 very nice courses.

I would love to play either of the TPC stadium courses. The price at Sawgrass is ridiculous but in my honest opinion it's a course that should be on every golfers bucket list. Florida has a lot of options and if it does rain it's usually not for long (pending a hurricane) so that is definitely looking like an option. Thank you
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 08:31 AM

View Postrmack1126, on 02 November 2017 - 07:35 PM, said:

Although it was 68 degrees out today I know the warm weather wont hold out much longer up here in New York. Ill be taking a week off in the February to March time frame and honestly dont know where I should go. I would love to go somewhere that has at least one PGA course along with some other decent courses in the area that wont break the bank. Any input would be awesome.

Side Note: Wolf Creek has always intrigued me so if anyone has input from there I would love to hear it.

Thanks guys

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Scittsdale: We Ko Pa Saguaro, Quintero & Troon North Pinnacle (there are other courses if you want less expensive

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:42 AM

Tucson is another option. Plenty of decent desert courses in the area, including Dove Mountain, which hosted the WGC match play event for years. 'Probably one of my favorite desert courses.


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:57 AM

From NY the quickest most direct path to good winter golf is Florida. There is a huge list of course options.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 08:00 PM

Come up to Canaduhhhh! I'll take you ice fishing


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:05 AM

View Postcardoustie, on 03 November 2017 - 01:27 PM, said:

Tampa Bay, do World Woods and some others in the area.  Lots of options.

You need to be south of Orlando to get 70+ degrees

Do a "Tampa Bay" search on golfwrx

agree you do need to be south of Orlando. Look at the Naples area.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:43 AM

Go to Florida. Stay in Clearwater on US 19. Their you can play a number of great courses 30 minutes in any direction. In Trinty/New Port Richey is Fox Hollow. One of the best in the area.

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