Four Must-Visit Hotels for National Golf Month
National Golf Month is coming up in August – and you deserve a golf vacation.
Read on and choose from the America’s best-of-the-best in picturesque properties that are sure to thrill.
Whether you’d like to tee it up in Florida, Lake Tahoe, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, or in New York state, August is a great time to treat yourself to an unforgettable golf vacation memory.
A luxury landmark on Florida’s central Gulf coast, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota is conveniently located near the city center overlooking Sarasota Bay, just minutes from premier arts venues, nature sanctuaries, distinctive shopping, fishing, watersports, and the award-wining Ritz-Carlton Golf Club. Located on 315 acres of lush, tropical landscape, this playable Tom Fazio designed 18-hole championship and award-winning course is magnificently sculpted to reflect the natural beauty of its environment. It features abundant elevation changes and picturesque lakes throughout, which is unique to a Sarasota golf course. The par-72 course resides an easy drive away from the resort at Lakewood Ranch and is an exclusive facility available only to resort guests and members of The Ritz-Carlton Members Club. With six sets of tees, from championship lengths of 7,417 yards to forward tees of 5,175 yards, golfers of all skill levels can play the course at a length that will challenge them. Also available to guests is:
- The innovative Caddie Concierge program, where a personal caddie is trained to anticipate your every need – providing professional course strategy and design information, as well as chilled, rum-and-lime-soaked oshibori towels, fresh-cut Florida citrus fruit, and preferred refreshments throughout the game.
- A full-service Grand Clubhouse with The Golf Club Grille and Bar, attendant-serviced gentlemen’s and ladies’ locker rooms, and golf shop.
- The Kids Play & Learn Program, which provides complimentary rentals & lessons with paying adult.
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is the first AAA Five Diamond resort in the Lake Tahoe area. Nestled mid-mountain at Northstar California Resort, the resort is a contemporary mountain retreat featuring mountain concierge services for golfing in the summer. Located just six miles from both historic downtown Truckee and the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe provides its guests with golfing privileges at some of the most famed Northern California golf resorts. Challenge yourself on the best Tahoe golf courses, conveniently located just 15 minutes from our resort in Northstar. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe features preferred access to Old Green Golf Course as well as its Golf Academy. The property also offers guests the opportunity to play at The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing, which was recently certified as only the 2nd Audubon International Gold Signature Sanctuary in the entire state of California. Other nearby courses include Northstar and Coyote Moon.
Among the many things to do in Beaver Creek, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek guests can celebrate National Golf Month by checking out beautiful, world-class championship golf courses in the Rocky Mountains. When staying at the property, guests have access to tee times at the Beaver Creek Golf Club and Red Sky Golf Club – both private courses. The Beaver Creek Golf Club is one of the longest established golf courses in the Vail Valley. Opened in 1982, the course was designed by noted course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and is known and respected for its long, narrow, challenging fairways and its stunning scenery. At Red Sky Golf Club, guests can alternate play daily between the Tom Fazio course – 7,116 yards (Par 72) and merges spectacular vistas of Vail’s Back Bowls with a variety of terrain to gratify players of all skill levels – and the Greg Norman course – 7,580 yards (Par 72) with the Vail Valley’s finest sunsets silhouetting the majesty of Castle Peak. The two clubs offer picturesque mountain backdrops as golfers take in their time on the links.
Plus, when not on the course, visitors can also partake in all the other mountain fun: hiking, fly fishing, mountain biking, hot air ballooning, whitewater rafting, and more, or enjoy a relaxing treatment at Park Hyatt’s world-class, on-site spa – Exhale Spa.
Inspired by the grand chateaus of France’s Loire Valley, The Martinique boasts a convenient Midtown South location, unique Art Deco style and rich 100+ year history. Reimagined and reopened in December of 2021, The Martinique has 531 recently renovated rooms and suites, along with a well-equipped fitness center. While no golf course is on-site, the property is a must-see for fans of the sport as the PGA (Professional Golfers Association of America) was founded there on April 10, 1916. The hotel now boasts a PGA Gallery that commemorates the founding by the associations’ 35 charter members.
Guests can enjoy food and drinks throughout the day at Early Edition, currently the hotel’s main restaurant. By the end of 2022, three exciting new restaurant concepts will open, including a gourmet doughnut shop, NYC chophouse and its to-go outpost. In the heart of Koreatown’s food and karaoke scene and steps from the Empire State Building, Macy’s Herald Square and Madison Square Garden, the hotel is perfectly situated for exploring the neighborhood, city or surrounding region due to its proximity to Penn Station, Long Island Railroad, Amtrak, NJ PATH system and dozens of subway and bus lines.