Hot Hotel Happenings: Fairway to Heaven
With the world’s greatest golfers vying for the famed green jacket at The Masters this week, we’re getting inspired to head outside and hit the links. From desert landscapes to seaside cliffs, it’s no coincidence that golf and sensational scenery go hand in hand. Whether you wish to cross the pond or remain a little closer to home, golf travel presents opportunities to experience some of the world’s most extraordinary destinations. As we continue to navigate what’s in store for international travel, KKTWW is excited to highlight some of our favorite American golf courses that’ll help you get back in the game and make some much-needed new memories. #LetsAllGolf!
Pebble Beach Resorts®
Golf Goals. With a legendary location between Monterey and Carmel, Pebble Beach Golf Links™ is America’s No. 1 public course and on every golfer’s bucket list. Starting April 16, guests can tee off at The Hay, a reimagined short course experience designed by Tiger Woods. After a long day on the links, retreat to the Palmero Suite whirlpool for a good spa soak on your own private patio.
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
The biggest dilemma at Dorado Beach is whether you’ll play the East Course or the Sugarcane Course prior to those poolside piña coladas. Bring along the whole family and stay in “Su Casa,” a sprawling five-bedroom 1920s villa with two pools, a wraparound veranda and a spa treatment room. No passport needed — talk about a “hole-in-one”!
Montage Palmetto Bluff
Ideal for families and group getaways, Montage Palmetto Bluff seamlessly blends Lowcountry luxury with southern charm. Featuring the Jack Nicklaus-designed May River Golf Course, this year-round retreat is well-suited for newbies & seasoned players. After a day of hitting the links, kick back & relax in one of the newly renovated custom cottages, complete with fully equipped kitchens, screened-in porches, & fenced-in yards — all the (Southern) belles & whistles!
The American Club Resort Hotel
Originally constructed in 1918, The American Club is a historic five-star hotel located an hour north of Milwaukee and the place to stay for any golfer looking to take on the world-famous Whistling Straits & Blackwolf Run. Part of the Kohler empire, make sure not to miss the resort’s Kohler Waters Spa offering a number of rejuvenating treatments (rain exfoliation anyone?!).
Big Cedar Lodge
Home to five courses, including Tiger Woods-designed Payne’s Valley, Big Cedar Lodge is a golfer’s paradise sprawling over 4,600 acres. Featuring two marinas, a spa and endless outdoor activities, such as horseback riding, wakeboarding & fishing, this remote wilderness resort is a haven of natural beauty and really ups the ante for those visiting Ozark Mountain Country.
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Named by Golf Digest magazine as the top golf resort in the Scottsdale area, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North offers two impressive golf courses – The Monument & The Pinnacle – set in the stunning Sonoran desert. Ask your KKTWW travel advisor about booking a patio firepit casita room from which you can roast your own s’mores while admiring a spectacular desert sunset.
Sea Island Resort
Set on 50 lush seaside acres in South Georgia, Sea Island Resort is a hop, skip & a jump from Savannah or Jacksonville. Surrounded by rivers, saltwater marshes & the Atlantic Ocean, Sea Island is Southern hospitality at its finest. From “tea-time” to “tee-time,” seasoned golfers are sure to appreciate a consistent simple, yet sophisticated, charm throughout the resort and its three courses.
Known as one of the finest luxury resorts in the country, The Greenbrier, commonly referred to as “America’s Resort,” offers 710 rooms and three historic golf courses. Fun fact: 27 out of the 46 U.S. presidents have stayed at this 11,000-acre resort!
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Just a quick 45-minute drive from Charleston, Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers classic Southern elegance and five world-class championship courses along 10 miles of private beachfront property. After a big day of bogies & birdies, the Ryder Cup Bar is the place to be to grab a cocktail and enjoy a “tee-rific” seaside sunset.
The Resort at Pelican Hill
They don’t call it California Dreamin’ for nothing! Situated on over 500 acres of coastal Newport Beach, Pelican Hill offers two Tom Fazio-designed masterpieces. After enjoying 270-degree jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean from the North or South Course, make sure to take a dip in the resort’s Coliseum pool, one of the largest pools in the world with over a million hand-cut glass mosaic tiles lining the bottom.
The Breakers Palm Beach
The grande dame of South Florida wouldn’t be complete without housing Florida’s oldest golf course. Boasting a beachfront location, The Breakers poolside bungalows are the perfect place to post up for a post-round happy hour.
If you’ve got a golf course bucket list, Pinehurst Resort is an experience you’ll never “FORE-get”! With three hotels to choose from and numerous notches on the “prestigious tournament” belt, Pinehurst has been home to nine courses for over 100 years. Make sure not to miss Course #2— designed by Donald Ross, this course has served as the site of more single golf championships than any other course in America.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Perched above the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, The Lodge at Torrey Pines is one of San Diego’s most iconic golf destinations. Featuring two 18-hole golf courses, Torrey Pines is the proud host the US Open in June. On your next visit, ask your KKTWW advisor to secure one of the lodge’s highly coveted Palisade guest rooms for unrivaled views of the California coastline.