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Golf Vacations: Top Destinations
Best Destinations for Golfers
There is nothing more pleasant than catching up with your buddies over a round of golf as you soak up some rays. Test your prowess on a perfectly manicured golf course. Here are some of our favorite destinations for golfers that will make your golf vacations feel like heaven on earth.
As the birthplace of golf and its rules, Scotland has hundreds of prestigious golf courses. The country holds the record for the most golf courses in a country. From 18-hole courses to the simpler beginner-friendly courses, public to private and semi-private courses, Scotland has plenty to offer regardless of the level of skills. Try out the tranquil courses at St. Andrews, Carnoustie, and Muirfield.
Practice and perfect your swing at one of Italy's epic courses. With more than 250 golf courses, this country offers a wide range of options to choose from. Play uninterrupted games with your friends as you enjoy the breathtaking views. Learn Italian history and culture as you hop from one golf course to another, including the amazing 27-hole Franciacorta Golf Club and the 18-hole Villa d'Este Golf Club.
With over 350 golf clubs with brilliant courses, New Zealand comes in at a competitive second place after Scotland. This country makes for a great off-season escape with renowned courses, including the 15-hole Pirate's Plank. Stop by Kauri Cliffs for the ultimate golf experience as you tee off in style. Relax as your needs are taken care of at their brilliant luxury spa.
Explore this state further and discover its heavenly courses, including the distinctly different courses at World Woods Golf club and the brilliant Streamsong Resort. Streamsong Resort offers an escape into the serenity of nature as you golf at one or all its A-list golf courses while admiring different wildlife and bird species.
This volcanic island is nothing short of glorious when it comes to golf vacations. Play on spectacular grounds such as those at Nanea, Hualalai, and Makai courses. The breathtaking island boasts more golf courses per acre than anywhere else in the world. With the sun shining throughout and cool breezes all day long, Hawaii very well makes for the perfect golfer's paradise. Enjoy the astonishing landscape encircled by mountains covered in lush green vegetation, as well as the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.