Best fall golf destinations
As the summer heat subsides and the more comfortable weather kicks in, timing is perfect to get out on a golf trip. With plenty of destinations across the country, we have a great selection to choose from.
The fall season across the US is one of, if not the best time to travel for a golf trip. The weather has cooled off from the summer heat, courses are still in fantastic condition, and your golf game is in tune from playing all summer. With this in mind, we are highlighting the top destinations to travel for a fall golf trip.
From sunny Myrtle Beach to historic Charleston to relaxing Hilton Head, golf in South Carolina during the fall is a treat. You can enjoy the warm sun without the humidity, visit the beach while off the course, and play some of the best golf the Low Country has to offer.
With various golf resorts, courses, and superb hotels to choose from, you are spoiled with choice. A trip to Myrtle Beach is fun for the whole family with a plethora of family activities in the area, miles and miles of beach, and an abundance of golf courses to suit golfers of all skills. Avid golfers will enjoy a stay and play package at the Barefoot Resort or Legends Resort with multiple courses on-site at both locations.
Hilton Head is a very similar experience with plenty of amenities to enjoy when you are not golfing. Stay and play at the Palmetto Dunes Resort which offers three golf courses, water sport activities, excellent restaurants, and more all on-site.
For those looking for a more city vibe, take a trip to Charleston where you will find a bustling city filled with history, culture, and an abundance of golf. Wild Dunes Resort and Kiawah Island Golf Resort offer golfers a true golfing oasis away from downtown. Kiawah Island is home to the acclaimed Ocean Course plus four other courses all on the same island away from the city.
A fall golf trip to North Carolina is something that should be experienced at least once. Perfect weather combined with superb course conditions and some top-rated golf courses make for a truly special trip.
When people think of golf in North Carolina, the first thing they think of is the Pinehurst Resort. While we may not be able to help you plan a trip to Pinehurst Resort, it is still a must visit/play when you travel to North Carolina.
The resort boasts a handful of different accommodation options, 9 x 18-hole golf courses, a nine –hole short course called The Cradle, and the 18-hole putting course called Thistle Dhu. Follow in the footsteps of some of golf’s greats and play courses that have hosted PGA Championships, US Opens, US Women’s Opens, US Amateurs, and more!
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Outside of Pinehurst, you can also visit the Southern Pines area to play some great tracks rooted in history. Courses like Pine Needles and Mid Pines have been around since the 1920’s, and some newer tracks like the two courses at Talamore Resort and Tobacco Road, which were opened in the 1990’s. If you are looking for a trip away from the big cities and busy vacation spots, head down to North Carolina to enjoy a serene golf vacation.
While the Lone Star State might not be a well-known golf destination, it is quickly becoming popular, especially for fall golf trips. With options in both San Antonio and Austin, you will be able to immerse yourself in the golf, culture, and cuisine Texas has to offer.
Fall weather in Texas makes for ideal golfing conditions to the point where you will want to play multiple rounds per day. The capital city of Austin is a fantastic destination whether you are looking to stay & play at a resort or stay downtown to enjoy nightlife.
The Horseshoe Bay Resort located an hour outside of Austin is a fantastic getaway from the big city. The resort boasts over 350 rooms and villas, three superb golf courses built along natural landscape, and a range of amenities and restaurants. For those looking for a city vibe, stay at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown right in the heart of the city and play some of the local courses like Wolfdancer, Avery Ranch, and Falconhead.
For those interested in San Antonio, you can enjoy a relaxing stay and play at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort 20 miles outside of the city. On-site, you will find over a thousand rooms, luxury amenities, an outdoor waterpark with multiple pools, and the 36-hole TPC San Antonio golf courses, home of the Valero Open on the PGA TOUR.
If you are looking to get the most bang for your buck this fall, take a trip down to Orlando, FL. With multiple golf resorts, golf courses, hotels, and off course activities to choose from, you will have plenty of options to put together a memorable trip. The weather in Orlando in the fall is hard to beat with lower humidity and warm temperatures making for an enjoyable golf vacation.
Stay and play at fantastic golf resorts like Reunion Resort or Omni Orlando Championsgate with multiple courses on-site, elegant amenities, and restaurants so you can enjoy your vacation without having to leave the grounds. You can also stay and play at Bay Hill, a routine stop during the PGA TOUR’s Florida Swing.
If you are looking for something closer to the city, you could stay at Rosen Inn and drive out to some customer favorite courses like Celebration, Shingle Creek, and Orange County National. When not on the course, make sure to enjoy the amusement parks, restaurants, and nightlife in the area. With the Orlando International Airport being a major hub for flights, Orlando is one of the most easily accessible golf destinations in Florida.
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If the bright lights are calling your name this fall, Las Vegas is the place to be. Golf courses are in great condition, the weather is perfect, and the entertainment is as lively as ever! With options both on and off The Strip, you can be in the heart of the action or away from the crowds, whichever you please.
Staying on The Strip can be an exciting experience with so many activities to keep you busy while you are off the course. Hotels like MGM Grand, Luxor, and Bellagio offer guests luxury accommodations right in the heart of The Strip with easy access to entertainment venues, restaurants, and casinos.
Due to the congestion of The Strip, the golf courses in Las Vegas are just a short drive from those hotels with some of the better golf courses located on the outskirts of the city in a pure desert setting.
The Paiute Golf Resort is one of these venues with three spectacular 18-hole golf courses in one location surrounded by nothing but desert wasteland. Some of the other prime courses are located closer to the city like Revere Golf Club, Rio Secco and TPC Las Vegas.
If you are looking for something a little more secluded, a stay and play package at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort is right up your alley. With the Reflection Bay course on-site and the private SouthShore Country Club across the street, a stay at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort offers plenty of rooms and amenities in a relaxing setting away from the busy strip.
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