5 Great Golf Resorts for the Casual Player

Golfing in a beautiful location is the ultimate vacation for casual players. Whether you plan to golf all weekend long or hope to punctuate site-seeing with a game in the afternoon, there are killer golf resorts all over the United States.

With so many to choose from, how’s a golfer to know where to start? These five resorts are highly rated and well-loved by both hobby golfers and the pros.

1. Dunes Gold Resort

Located in Bandon, Oregon, this golf resort is number one on a few different lists, including the favorite out of 75 different resorts featured by Golfer’s Digest. What makes Dunes so great?

The coastline in Oregon is dramatic and breathtaking. The resort itself has five different courses to choose from. When vacationers aren’t golfing, they can head to the spa, hideaway in secluded accommodations or get something great to eat without leaving the premises.

2. Pebble Beach Resort

This Monterey, California resort is located near the coast, allowing golfers a view of the ocean while they play. Pebble Beach has been a favorite golf course for quite some time and has hosted the US Open more than once.

Casual golfers need not be intimidated, they can play alongside other travelers and then relax by patio fires into the evening with good food and great drinks. Accommodations all include Wi-Fi and cable TV when it’s time to get a little rest.

3. The American Club

Founded in 1918, The American Club is a Destination Kohler resort featuring award-winning golf courses. In addition to great playing, this Wisconsin resort is known around the world for its spa. Don’t forget to check out the hunting preserve before checking out.

4. Sea Island Resorts

Choose from The Cloister or The Lodge by Sea Island resorts. No matter where you land, you’ll be thrilled with accommodations and courses at these highly-rated destinations. The courses at Sea Island are known to appeal to players of all skill levels, so make sure to ask the staff for their recommendations based on your desired experience.

5. The Greenbrier

Located in White Sufler Springs, West Virginia, The Greenbrier Resort can be reached on a 5-hour, open-air train from Washington D.C. Of course, those who prefer to drive can do that, as well. Founded in 1778, The Greenbrier Resort has earned the nickname of “America’s Resort.” Casual players and serious golfers alike can choose from five different courses.

Ready to book your next getaway? Don’t take our word for it — with websites like Trip Advisors and Golfer’s Digest, you can do the research and make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for from your next golf trip.