4 Amazing Vacations for Your Golf Bucket List
Are you planning a vacation centered around golf? The sport is a great option for everyone from seasoned golfers to those looking for a change of scenery or a new destination to explore. A record-breaking 3.2 million people played golf for the first time in 2021, including many women and juniors, according to data from the National Golf Foundation.
August marks National Golf Month and we’ve teed up some of the best golf resorts that offer stunning scenery, luxurious accommodations and après golf experiences that go beyond the green.
We’ve come up with four amazing golf destinations that are sure to make your heart sing and create a golf memory that will last a lifetime.
Cabot Cape Breton | Inverness, Nova Scotia
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this season, Cabot Cape Breton is known as a bucket list destination thanks to its dramatic setting atop majestic cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and dynamic golf courses that consistently rank among the world’s best. The resort includes a charming 72-room lodge with ocean views from every room, three exquisite restaurants featuring the freshest seafood in the world and endless opportunities for adventure including hiking, biking, kayaking and heli fly-fishing. Cabot Cliffs, exquisitely carved out of the Cape Breton landscape with postcard-worthy panoramas and rich rolling fairways, was recently ranked the #1 course in Canada by Golf Digest. Cabot Links is set in a rugged, oceanfront landscape and The Nest is a new par-3, 10-hole short course perched atop the highest point of Cabot Cliffs. Room rates start at $382 per night.
Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The Greg Norman Signature Course at Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas spans three different ecosystems and features ocean views at every hole along with a signature island green. The links-style course is a multi-themed layout with five holes on the beach and a signature island green. The golf course is part of the new Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas, just 15 minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas and set in rolling desert foothills that lead to 1.2 miles of pristine beachfront on the Pacific Ocean. The resort boasts ocean views from every suite and standout amenities include multiple restaurants, a luxury seaside spa with private beachfront cabanas, infinity pools, a saltwater lagoon that winds through the property and new pickleball courts. Book the Golf Getaway package for an unforgettable trip. Rates start at $398 per night.
Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto | Loreto, Mexico
Loreto, Mexico is Baja’s rising destination for relaxation, culture and eco-tourism. This largely undiscovered, peaceful retreat is located on the eastern coast of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula and is best known for its secluded, unspoiled setting on the Loreto Bay National Marine Park, A UNESCO World Heritage. The resort is home to the award-winning Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto; four restaurants; five pools; 39,000 square foot Sabila Spa; and the exceptional TPC Danzante Bay, boasting some of the most striking holes in golf. The only TPC course in Mexico, the 18-hole course is a truly unique golf experience unlike any other. Book the Unlimited Golf or Spa package for the chance to experience the very best that Loreto has to offer. All-inclusive rates start from $354 per night.
Bonus…if you are looking for a lifetime of exclusivity and world-class golf, memberships are available at the stunning Montecito Club in Montecito, California. Located just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles, Montecito Club is California’s most exclusive private club with a history dating back to 1918. The members-only golf and social club recently unveiled a stunning $119.5M renovation that redefines the standard of today’s private club experience with a world-class Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, unparalleled amenities, incredible dining and a jaw-dropping setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands.