Golf is one of the world’s most popular sports, and it’s not hard to see why. The sport is incredibly engaging and very captivating. Not only is the sport fun, but golf is also a great way to spend time outdoors with one’s friends. If you love golf, then why not consider going to one of the world’s premier golf destinations? Visiting one of these places is an extremely effective way of not only improving your golf skills but also having fun.
This article will tell you about six travel destinations that every golfer needs to consider visiting:
St. Andrews, Scotland
Scotland is one of the world’s most popular golfing destinations. St. Andrews is Scotland’s premier golfing destination. It is also home to one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious universities. With that in mind then, it should come as no surprise that St. Andrews’ courses abound with influential politicians, businessmen, and academics. Because of this, if you go, you need to go prepared. You don’t want to make a fool of yourself out of the golfing world’s elite. Make sure that you go with quality equipment, and dressed the part. One of the best club manufacturers is Taylor Made, which has a variety of models for you to choose from. Do your research and try to find the one that’s right for you. You always need to physically try out a golf club before buying it, so that you can tell whether or not it feels right.
Augusta, United States
Augusta is home to one of the United States’ major golf tournaments. Every April, international golfers descend on the sunny city-county to compete in the Masters Tournament. However, you don’t need to be an expert to play in the area’s courses. All you need to do is to show up, pay for a day membership, and get started. There are some exclusive clubs that you aren’t able to join on short notice, however, so do your research before attending any of the area’s golf courses, just so that you can be sure you will be able to gain access. Some of Augusta’s most popular courses include the Forest Hills Golf Club, Palmetto Golf Club, Aiken Golf Club, and The River Golf Club.
Los Cabos, Mexico
Mexico is sunny, beautiful, and welcoming. It is also extremely close to the United States, making it a perfect place for golfers and holidaymakers alike to spend their time. Los Cabos is so popular, that there are multiple courses there. The Cove Club at Cabo Del Sol, Dunes at Diamante, Quivira, Rancho San Lucas, and Costa Palmas. Accessing these courses isn’t cheap, but it is worth it. If you and your friends are enthusiastic golfers, then it’s worth considering visiting. You might have to save up for a while, but it will be an experience that you never forget.
Las Vegas, United States
Golf isn’t the first thing that you think of when Las Vegas is mentioned. Tourists flock there in their millions each year to experience the city’s neon-lit boulevards, award-winning restaurants, and most of all, casinos. However, Las Vegas also has a very lively golf scene, with a number of different resorts and courses. If you are looking for somewhere that’s cheap and easy to get to (domestically in the United States), and that has abundant motels and hotels, then Las Vegas is the place for you. You can also use your golfing trip as an excuse to hit the slots.
Thailand has lots of amazing golfing destinations, so it’s hard to pinpoint just one. Many consider Thailand to be Asia’s golfing capital. Businessmen from China, Japan, Malaysia, and all over the continent really, visit Thailand each to experience the country’s hospital people, delicious food, and verdant links. Some of the most popular courses are the Blue Canyon Country Club, Black Mountain, Pattaya, and the Siam Country Club. You shouldn’t find it difficult to find a nice, accommodating hotel to stay in on your trip. Thailand’s an all-around great travel destination– it’s not somewhere you will want to miss out on.
Whistler is located in British Columbia, Canada. The golf courses there are some of Canada’s finest. However, one thing you do have to watch out for is the bears! Yes, bears are a frequent sight on Whistler’s golf courses. When you arrive, the staff there will talk you through how to handle an encounter with one. For the most part, they are very docile and just want to be left alone. If bears aren’t your thing, then there are other popular courses and areas in Canada for you to visit.
If you are an avid golfer, then why not travel to one of the destinations that have been outlined in this article? Before travelling anywhere for golf, make sure that you research the clubs and their membership policies. Some clubs won’t admit new people unless they make an application several weeks or months prior. Others won’t admit new people at all unless they are introduced and vouched for by an existing member.