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KKTWW Fairway to Heaven Best Golf Resorts in the U.S.

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!

KKTWW Pebble Beach Golf Course - Photo Copyright Joann Dost
KKTWW Pebble Beach Golf Course - Photo Copyright Bart Keagy
Pebble Beach Resorts® · Pebble Beach, CA | Images via Bart Keagy & Joann Dost

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.

KKTWW Dorado Beach Golf - aerial view of pool and ocean
KKTWW Dorado Beach - golf course overlooking water
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve · Dorado, Puerto Rico

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”!

KKTWW Montage Palmetto Bluff - clubhouse
KKTWW Montage Palmetto Bluff - sunny golf course
Montage Palmetto Bluff · Bluffton, SC

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!

KKTWW The American Club - Clubhouse in fall
KKTWW The American Club - golf course green overlooking ocean
The American Club Resort Hotel · Kohler, Wisconsin

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?!).

KKTWW Big Cedar Lodge - Sunset overlooking aerial view of golf course
KKTWW Big Cedar Lodge - Exterior of lodge and clubhouse
Big Cedar Lodge · Ridgedale, Missouri

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.

KKTWW Four Seasons Scottsdale - green golf course in desert setting
KKTWW Four Seasons Scottsdale - golf course in desert mountain setting
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North · Scottsdale, Arizona

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.

KKTWW Sea Island cloister
KKTWW Sea Island - golf course and clubhouse overlooking ocean
Sea Island Resort · Sea Island, Georgia

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.

KKTWW Greenbrier - Golf course on river edge with pond, sandtrap, and mountains
KKTWW Greenbrier - resort with white exterior and colorful landscaping
The Greenbrier · White Sulphur Springs, WV

The Greenbrier

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!

KKTWW Kiawah - aerial view of golf course and clubhouse on ocean shore
KKTWW Kiawah - Golf course overlooking ocean
Kiawah Island Golf Resort · Kiawah Island, SC

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.

KKTWW Pelican Hill - green golf course overlooking ocean
KKTWW Pelican Hill - golf course, pool, and resort in mountains overlooking ocean
The Resort at Pelican Hill · Newport Beach, CA

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.

KKTWW Breakers - golf course pond at sunset
KKTWW Breakers - hotel exterior with palm trees and colorful landscaping
The Breakers Palm Beach · Palm Beach, FL

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.

KKTWW Pinehurst - hotel and clubhouse exterior
KKTWW Pinehurst - golfers on golf course sand trap
Pinehurst Resort · Pinehurst, NC

Pinehurst Resort

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.

KKTWW Lodge at Torrey Pines - lodge and pool in the evening
KKTWW Lodge at Torrey Pines - lodge and golf course overlooking ocean
The Lodge at Torrey Pines · La Jolla, CA

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.

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