1 . The Lodge at Torrey Pines, California

La Jolla, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (858) 453 - 4420

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Past the Pacific Ocean and through California’s rolling hills sits The Lodge at Torrey Pines – and two unbelievable golf courses. Swing your way through 36 holes of pure excitement and majestic ocean views followed by a relaxing evening at the lodge.

The North and South courses sit high atop rocky cliffs that overlook the Pacific Ocean and weave through rocky plateaus and beautiful valleys. But California’s gorgeous scenery is just the beginning – you’re here to play golf! At the North Course you’ll use all the irons in your bag to reach the green – just because it’s shorter doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. The South course is longer and you’d better not slice your shot; the long, narrow fairways require straight shots and long distances. To complete your California golf vacation the full-service clubhouse offers everything you need to step-up your game. The remarkable scenery follows you to your spacious room at the lodge. The Lodge at Torrey Pines features a full-service spa and two world-class restaurants including an elegant dining room that serves traditional California cuisine. If you’re looking for a coastal California golf resort that will cater to your every need, then look no further.

Getting there

Heading south, take I-5 South to the Carmel Valley Road Exit and turn right. Turn left onto Camino Del Mar and continue driving past the beach and driving range. Turn right onto Callan Road and then left at the stop sign into the lodge. Heading north, follow I-5 North and head towards La Jolla. Take the Genessee Avenue Exit and turn left; then turn right at the Lodge at Torrey Pines.

Fun facts

The Lodge at Torrey Pines remains the only hotel property in San Diego that has received the Five Diamond award by AAA.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Lodge at Torrey Pines offers a driving range and practice green for putting and chipping.

2 . La Quinta Resort & Club

La Quinta, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (855) 776 - 0726

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With five breathtaking resort and PGA West golf courses to choose from, frequenters of the fairway will have plenty of opportunities to tee it up at La Quinta Resort & Club. When you're not golfing, relax in the exceptional hacienda-style resort, which exudes California charm!

Set amidst the sprawling Santa Rosa Mountains, this golf getaway showcases stunning scenery. With a quintet of courses just outside your door, you also have a mountain of options. La Quinta Resort Mountain Course carves through the crags and is an ultra-difficult course painted with pot bunkers and rock formations. La Quinta Resort Dunes Course winds through rolling, links-style fairways and penalizes wayward tee shots with thick rough. TPC Stadium Course at PGA West, Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West, and Greg Norman Course at PGA West honor the legends of the game and display some of the best desert golf in the country. When you're not swinging away on the course, swing away on any of the 23 tennis courts. Once you've worked up an appetite, grab a bite to eat at any of the seven restaurants. Rejuvenate at the spa and wellness center before returning to your room. These room and suites offer access to a total of 41 swimming pools and feature luxurious amenities like outdoor patios, elegant fireplaces, and hot spas.

Address

49-299 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta, CA 92253

Highlights

The Greg Norman Course at PGA West showcases “Outback” flair in this challenging but fair design that features an abundance of sand, sage, colorful pockets of wildflowers, nine lakes, and spectacular panoramic vistas.

Fun facts

The initial small grouping of casitas that began as La Quinta required 100,000 hand-formed adobe bricks and 60,000 locally fired roof tiles.

3 . Black Butte Ranch, Oregon

Black Butte Ranch, Oregon

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 405 - 3004

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The monumental Cascade Mountain Range winds its way around the Black Butte Ranch and through the two championship golf courses. With 36 holes of challenging excitement and unlimited outdoor activities, you’ll have a complete family golf vacation in Oregon’s rustic wilderness.

The Big Meadow course cuts through thick Aspen groves and knotty ponderosa pines. The fairways are long, straight and narrow – you need to hit the ball straight or you’ll be in trouble. The Glaze Meadow course is as secluded as it gets. Surrounded by rolling hills, dense forests and mountain views you’ll feel a world away. Black Butte Ranch is a hidden gem within the gorgeous Cascade Mountain Range. The whole family can tee up for fun off the course with outdoor activities at the Black Butte Ranch. Roam the Wild West on horseback through the mountains, paddle the pristine lakes in a canoe or just relax near one of the five pools. To top off your Oregon golf vacation you’ll stay in fully furnished cabins with hot tubs, private decks and more!

Getting there

The Black Butte Ranch is located at the eastern edge of the Cascade Mountain range eight miles west of Sister, Oregon.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Black Butte Ranch offers a full-service spa.

Highlights

The Black Butte Ranch is located near the Metolius River.

4 . Running Y Ranch Resort

Klamath Falls, Oregon

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 850 - 0275

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Drive, chip and putt your way through breathtaking Southern Oregon scenery at Running Y Ranch’s spectacular golf course. It’s the only Arnold Palmer-designed course in Oregon. And it’s the only place that showcases the sunny side of the Cascade Mountains flawlessly on your West Coast golf vacation!

Near Oregon’s Klamath Falls is Running Y Ranch, a resort where exploring the great outdoors is a way of life. And the golf course is one of its finest examples of the outdoors in southern Oregon. This award-winning course boasts 7,138 yards of scenic wetlands, trees and challenging hazards to test your skills on the links! Southern Oregon receives 360 days of sunshine a year, making this course one of the most pleasant in the western U.S. The Cascades will be your backdrop as you golf your way to greatness, playing fast, undulating greens on one of Oregon’s most renowned courses! Five sets of tees on every hole mean the whole family will enjoy this golf outing. If you’d rather try a more accessible golf activity, the 18-hole Players Putting Course offers miniature golf filled with nature, beauty and family-friendly competition. Welcome to Running Y, Oregon’s premier golf course and one of the best golf vacations on the West Coast!

Related Onsite Offerings

After a hard day on the links, pamper yourself at the onsite Sandhill Spa!

Highlights

The Lodge at Running Y features timbered ceilings, flagstone floors, vibrant custom rugs and cozy leather furniture set the mood for a relaxing and memorable stay.

Fun facts

Fisherman and hunters were first attracted to the beauty and bounty of the Klamath region. As the number of sportsmen and adventure-seeking tourists increased, posh resorts featuring dance pavilions, midnight oyster feasts and lake tours were created.

5 . Desert Springs Resort and Spa, California

Palm Desert, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 538 - 9459

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The Desert Springs Resort and Spa combines a tropical getaway with your California golf vacation. The rolling emerald greens, mountain backdrops and hanging palm trees is a feast for your eyes. The beauty is just the beginning; they’ve reinvented your average golf vacation with futuristic technology.

Caddies are out, and state-of-the-art golf carts are in. Your high-tech golf cart can tell you which club is recommended, the exact distance to the hole and what challenging terrain lies ahead. The nation’s first 18-hole turf putting course brings a whole new meaning to miniature golf. The course mimics the onsite championship courses with bunkers, water hazards and fairways – this is perfect for your whole family! Before you tee off improve your game at the Taylor Made Performance Lab. Professionals will evaluate your swing, body line and your impact with the ball. Now you’re ready to swing like the professionals across two 18-hole championship courses. Desert Springs Resort and Spa continued to impress us off the course. Sparkling blue water surrounds the resort, then sneaks its way into the lobby. Your room comes complete with a relaxing bathtub, Italian marble and a full entertainment center. Desert Springs Resort and Spa has raised the bar of West Coast golf vacations.

Getting there

Desert Springs Resort and Spa is located 13 miles southeast of Palm Springs and is a two-hour drive from both Los Angeles and San Diego. The resort is 11 miles from the Palm Springs Airport and connects with limousine service, taxis and rental cars.

Related Onsite Offerings

Desert Springs Resort and Spa offers 11 restaurants and more than 600 award-winning wines.

Highlights

Desert Springs Resort and Spa offers a full-service spa that completes your desert getaway.

6 . Kauai Lagoons, Hawaii

Lihue, Hawaii

CALL DIRECT: (800) 634-640

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An unforgettable golf vacation comes naturally at Hawaii’s Kauai Lagoons. Considered one of Jack Nicklaus’s best designed courses it features rugged mountain landscapes neat the Pacific Ocean. Take a step away from the luau and into 36 scenic holes of golf.

The Kiele course weaves you along rocky ocean cliffs and through freshwater lagoons – it’s a great course to play it safe. Mango trees are framed around the vibrant green fairways and you’ll encounter the largest water hazard known to golf – the Pacific Ocean. Mokihana course is a toned down version of the Kiele and is designed for all skill levels. At the tee boxes you’ll feel safe as you peer down the wide open fairways, but trouble lies just before every green. Thick roughs, creatively-placed bunkers and unpredictable greens will add strokes to your game if you’re not careful. The Kauai Lagoons brings 36 holes of sheer beauty and challenge to your Hawaii golf vacation. With two world-class golf courses it’s only reasonable to have two world-class resorts. The Marriott brings your vacation dramatic ocean views from the luxurious villas. If you need a lot of space the Ritz-Carlton has two-three-and four-bedroom designs.

Fun facts

The Kiele course received a Gold Medal award from Golf Magazine.

Related Onsite Offerings

Kauai Lagoons offers a full-service pro shop and practice facilities.

Highlights

The staff at Kauai Lagoons is trained to assist you and your party with any pointers or lessons you need.

7 . Sunriver Resort, Oregon

Sunriver, Oregon

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 525 - 5713

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Sunriver Resort is a golfer’s paradise hidden around the beautiful landscapes of Oregon. Four distinct and challenging courses bring you through wetlands, bright meadows and over sparkling water. These 63 holes are some of the best in the West!

The Meadows course takes you along the Sunriver and was designed to glow with aesthetic grace – just beware of the strategically-placed bunkers. The Woodlands course requires you to shoot accurately over water hazards and lava rock. The Crosswater course lets you choose from five tee boxes to accommodate all skill levels. If you’re looking for a little fun-filled family golf the Caldera Links were designed for you. This nine hole course is perfect for all ages – or if you need a quick warm up round. Back at the lodges you’ll unwind in your rustic suite or luxurious cabin. Warm and comfortable Northwest décor fills your room. The cozy fireplace is the icing on the cake and completes the outdoorsy atmosphere. You might become so attached to the Sunriver Resort that you purchase one of the fully furnished vacation rentals - the finest private homes Oregon has to offer.

Getting there

Sunriver Resort is 45 minutes south of the Bend/Redmond airport and 180 miles south of Portland.

Related Onsite Offerings

Sunriver Resort offers a full-service fitness center complete with a trained staff.

Elevation

Sunriver Resort is set 4,160 feet above sea level.

8 . Pronghorn an Auberge Resort

Bend, Oregon

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 454 - 7649

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At Pronghorn an Auberge Resort, two stunning 18-hole golf courses meander through Oregon's Cascade Mountains, combining breathtaking scenery and exceptionally maintained holes. Tee it up at either of these expertly crafted courses any time of the year and discover an unforgettable golf getaway!

Visit fairways twice as frequently with both a Jack Nicklaus and a Tom Fazio course. The Jack Nicklaus course is a 7,379-yard, par-72 gem that combines strategy and playability. Playing firm and fast, this course caters to all skill levels. And the scenery isn't bad either. Ancient lava rock ridges, majestic mountain views, and natural landscaping accent this beautiful course. A visual experience, the Tom Fazio course uses stunning water features and lava rock outcroppings to paint an golfer's dream. This 7,456-year, par-72 private course celebrates the inherent aesthetics of Oregon and the perfect example is the par-three, eighth hole. This artfully crafted hole showcases a 45-foot canyon and exposed lava tube. Step off the 18th hole and grab something to nibble on at the snack bar before returning to the resort. Many spacious rooms overlook the fabulous fairways and feature private patios, original artwork, home theater systems, and much more. Two-, three-, and four-bedroom units provide enough space for the entire family or a group of buddies looking to tee it up!

Address

65600 Pronghorn Club Drive, Bend, OR 97701

Highlights

The Spring Golf Package includes one night lodging in the Junior Suite and one round of golf on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course.

Related Onsite Offerings

Led by world-renowned Troon Golf Director of Education Tim Mahoney and Director of Instruction Luke Brosterhous, the Troon Golf Academy helps you develop a game plan to inspire confidence on the course.

9 . Spyglass Hill, California

Pismo Beach, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 476 - 0143

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If you’re a golfer, you’ve heard of the wonderful championship courses in Pebble Beach, California. After a little thought we’ve decided that Spyglass Hill is Pebble Beach’s finest public golf course – it was easy considering the challenging design and gorgeous scenery.

Spyglass Hill Golf Course takes its name from the classic novel “Treasure Island” published in 1863. The Treasure Island theme continues throughout the golf course with holes named “Black Dog” and “Billy Bones.” The course opened in 1966 and amazed golfers with a variety of holes and difficult terrain. The first five holes take you down to the seaside dunes – you’ll have to carefully position your shots. The next 13 holes challenge you with strategically placed bunkers, elevated greens and large lakes that reach out and grab your golf balls - and don’t let the pirates off the shore distract you. With three nearby resorts you’re bound to find the perfect room for your golf getaway. The Lodge at Pebble Beach is one mile from Spyglass Hill and brings you an enchanting atmosphere with stately architecture. The Inn at Spanish Bay sits in between the Del Monte Forest and the Pacific Ocean – here you’ll find complete relaxation. Your final choice is the Mediterranean-style Casa Palmero.

Highlights

Spyglass Hill Golf Course is an annual co-host to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Fun facts

Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the classic novel “Treasure Island.” It’s said that he walked the Pacific coast to generate ideas for his novels.

Related Onsite Offerings

Spyglass Hill Golf Course offers practice putting greens and driving ranges.

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