The Best in Off-Season Golf Destinations
Tis the season to start thinking about booking a warm weather destination for a golf trip this winter.
We’ve put together a listing of four amazing bask-in-the-sun destinations that deliver top golf courses and accommodations.
So whether you’re considering a golfing long weekend, week, or snow bird roots for the winter, see if these Bermuda, Caribbean, Florida, or Arizona escapes work best for you.
St. Regis Bermuda Resort – Five Forts Golf Club
Only a two-hour flight from New York City, a trip to The St. Regis Bermuda Resort and Five Forts Golf Club is a great way to extend the 2023 golf season as temperatures remain in the mid to low 70s throughout the offseason. A bespoke amenity of the resort, the 18-hole golf course is surrounded by the five neighboring forts, including Fort St. Catherine – the largest and most celebrated in Bermuda, and offers stunning panoramic ocean views for a one-of-a-kind golf experience for golfers of all skill levels. When visiting the property, golf enthusiasts can enjoy an array of luxurious accommodations, from the resort’s Oceanfront rooms to the Residential-style suites. Alongside unbeatable accommodations, The St. Regis Bermuda Resort provides a number of amenities perfect for post-golf relaxations and recovery, whether an afternoon on the beach, a treatment at The St. Regis Spa, or cocktails at The. St Regis Bar.
Grande Lakes Orlando – The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club
Located on one of Central Florida’s most biologically diverse and beautiful ecological sites, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club is the region’s premier golfing destination. Hit the links and take in the spectacular scenery of the certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary golf course, which is home to a thriving ecosystem of ponds, wetlands, live oaks and cypress heads. Designed by Greg Norman, the 18-hole championship-level course serves as a PGA Tour Challenge event site — including the 2023 PNC Championship in December. The resort is located in the headwaters of the Florida Everglades and is anchored by The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes and JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. When guests aren’t hitting the links, they can experience the award-winning spa, Michelin-starred and Michelin-recommended dining, a relaxing pool area complete with a lazy river, and other adventure offerings such as kayaking and boating.
Resorts for a Golfer’s Paradise in Scottsdale, AZ
With over 200 courses and year-round sunny skies, Scottsdale, AZ is an ideal destination for golfer’s in search of a winter getaway. With several resorts boasting expansive and picturesque courses, visitors will have easy access to their tee times and an abundance of golfing opportunities.
- Boulders Resort & Spa – Featuring two Jay Morrish-designed award-winning championship golf courses boasting 18-holes amongst Scottsdale’s vast desert landscape, Boulders Resort & Spa’s golf amenities are listed among the finest in the U.S. Beginners and experts alike can take part in the Boulders Resort & Spa Golf Academy, offering private lessons from PGA and LPGA instructors such as nationally-recognized golf instructor Donald Crawley, to help visitors improve their game.
- The Phoenician – Designed by Architect Phil Smith, The Phoenician’s 18-hole golf course nestled amongst the Sonoran Desert, plays to a par 71 and offers four sets of tees ranging from 4,575 yards from the forward tees to 6,518 yards from the players’ tees. After a long day on the course, guests can curb their hunger with a visit to 19th Hole, the resort’s golf course grill serving snacks and drinks.
- Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North – The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North offers golfers convenient proximity to Troon North Golf Club, featuring two 18-hole courses boasting incredible desert views. The Monument, a 7,039-yard, par-72 course was conceived by legendary golfer Tom Weiskopf and architect Jay Moorish. The Pinnacle course surrounded by Saguaro cacti and mountain peaks is a 7,009-yard, par-71 course with five sets of tees. Golfers can return to the Four Seasons for a Golfer’s Massage, where they can indulge in a treatment using warmed golf balls to relieve tight muscles and golf-related stiffness.
Sanctuary Cap Cana, A Luxury Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Punta Espada Golf
Tee up your game at Sanctuary Cap Cana, A Luxury Collection All-Inclusive Resort, located in the heart of sunny Dominican Republic in a private enclave in Punta Cana — less than a four hour flight from New York City. The first luxury all-inclusive in the world to debut, and the first under the All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, guests will find an unparalleled golf experience in paradise at the renowned Punta Espada Golf Club, located just a short drive away from the resort. Designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, this noteworthy course was named the finest golf course in all of the Caribbean and Mexico and boasts eight holes played directly against the ocean for sweeping, unparalleled sea views. As the day winds to a close, guests may return to the resort and relax tired muscles at the bespoke Sanctuary Spa or enjoy a diverse range of cuisines conveniently located right on property.