Best golf & tennis resorts
Combine your love for golf and tennis to make the most of your next domestic vacation!
Combine your love for golf and tennis to make the most of your next domestic vacation!
Indulge in the ultimate sporting retreat at the best golf and tennis resorts on your next vacation. From championship golf courses designed by legendary architects to world-class tennis facilities hosting prestigious tournaments, our chosen resorts below cater to every level of player.
Add to this first-class accommodations, spa amenities, and great restaurants, all without having to leave the resort.
Located in southwest Orlando is the stunning Reunion Resort & Golf Club! Reunion is home to 54 holes of amazing golf designed by some of the world’s best (Watson, Nicklaus, Palmer), as well an excellent practice facility and the Golfzon Leadbetter Academy World Headquarters.
The Watson and Palmer courses share a clubhouse behind the Grande Tower meanwhile the Nicklaus Course is located a mile up the road with its own clubhouse and restaurant. The golf courses at Reunion are stay-to-play, and the resort offers a number of different accommodations including 1 to 3-bedroom villas and 3 to 15- bedroom rental properties.
Guests of Reunion Resort get access to the resort’s Tennis & Pickleball Center, situated just a half mile from the Grande Tower near the Centre Court Villas. This first-class tennis complex offers six lighted courts, two pickleball courts, a pro shop, and teaching professionals available for lessons. The complex is perfect for those looking to get some exercise, brush up on their game, or take a private lesson. Combined with the fantastic golf on-site, Reunion is the perfect destination for your golf and tennis trip!
Located about 25 miles from Tampa, in Palm Harbor, is where you will find the superb Innisbrook Golf Resort. This great resort offers guests 72 holes of championship golf including the Copperhead Course, the host of the annual Valspar Championship on the PGA TOUR.
All four courses on the property were designed by golf architect Lawrence Packard, who is highly regarded for his work across the States, most notably in the MidWest states. The North and South courses are the shorter of the layouts at Innisbrook playing 6,300 and 6,600 yards respectively.
The Island Course was the first course opened on the property back in 1970 and is known to be harder than the Copperhead. It has also hosted US Open Qualifiers, NCAA Championships, and has been ranked in the "Top 50 Resort Courses" by Golf Digest.
During your stay, visit the Tennis Complex which is next to the Island Course’s Clubhouse. The award-winning facility is comprised of 10 courts (seven of which are lighted for night play), three racquetball courts, and two pickleball courts. The facility is available to resort guests daily and provides instruction, tournaments, programs, and more! Enjoy a round of golf in the morning and a tennis match in the afternoon for the perfect golf and tennis trip!
If you are looking for a great golf resort for your next trip, try the five-star PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. This modern hotel underwent a rigorous renovation in 2022 which saw a complete redesign of all hotel rooms and amenities, and even minor golf course changes to give guests a luxurious and tropical escape.
PGA National is home to five championship golf courses including the PGA TOUR staple and 1983 Ryder Cup host, the Champion Course. The other four courses on property are The Palmer, The Fazio, The Estate, The Match (formerly The Squire), and The Staple (a 9-hole short course). No matter which layout you play on your trip, you will experience lush fairways, manicured bunkers, and spacious greens for a golf experience unlike any other.
While on-site, visit the Sports & Racquet Club, located adjacent to the main hotel building. Also renovated in 2022, this state-of-the-art facility is exclusively for members and guests staying at the resort. The 33,000 sq ft club is home to a five-lane saltwater lap pool, fitness center, 19 tennis courts (12 of which are lighted), two pickleball courts, and a fully stocked Racquet Sports pro shop.
Resort guests can enjoy a wide variety of programs at the Sports & Racquet Club including private & group lessons, seasonal programs, clinics, and tennis matches. In addition to the championship-level courses offered, a golf and tennis trip to PGA National is unmatched.
Located on the southern portion of Hilton Head Island is where you will find the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Spread along three miles of white sand beaches, this resort is home to three championship golf courses, a full-service marina, 11-mile lagoon, 50 miles of bike trails, and so much more.
The courses at Palmetto Dunes are the Robert Trent Jones Course, Arthur Hills Course, and George Fazio Course. Arthur Hills is the shortest of the three at 6,600 yards, followed by George Fazio at 6,800 yards, and the Robert Trent Jones at 7,000 yards. All three offer golfers multiple tee box options so golfers of all skill levels can enjoy a Low Country golf experience.
If you are looking for a tennis facility to help you become a more complete player, then look no further than the premier Tennis and Pickleball Center. The Palmetto Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center is home to 17 tennis courts (four lighted), 24 lighted pickleball courts, a full complement of professionals and instructors, and clinics, lessons, and other activities available for resort guests. The resort has been ranked among the “Top 50 Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts” by Tennis Magazine and “Top 25 in the World” by Tennis Resorts Online.
Just 40 minutes south of Charleston, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is home to five spectacular golf courses, including the 1991 Ryder Cup, and 2012 & 2021 PGA Championship host, The Ocean Course. This amazing golf resort is the ideal venue for your golf trip with an abundance of golf, beaches, restaurants, and other amenities.
Besides The Ocean Course, the other layouts on the resort are Oak Point, Cougar Point, Turtle Point and Osprey Point, each of which are designed by different architects. Enjoy playing well-manicured paspalum golf courses while taking in the Low Country scenery and wildlife.
Right down the road from the Turtle Point Clubhouse is the Roy Barth Tennis Center on Kiawah Island. This renovated tennis center is open every day, year-round and has earned multiple awards including the “#1 Tennis Resort in the World” by Tennis Resort Online (12 times) and "#1 Tennis Resort in the US” by Tennis Magazine. Resort guests can enjoy court time on one of the 22 tennis courts, access to world-class instruction by the tennis pros, and much more.
On the north side of Charleston, just a 30-minute drive from the city, on the Isle of Palms is the Wild Dunes Resort. This great resort offers 36-holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf through scenic Low Country terrain.
Play the Harbor Course on the north side of the island and enjoy views of the South Carolina wetlands, marshes, and waterways. On the furthest tip of the island is where the Links Course can be found. It is a Par-70 course with an abundance of palm trees, waste areas, and a dramatic three-hole oceanfront finish. Both courses are a must-play when you visit Charleston, so make sure to plan ahead.
Directly next door to the Harbor Course Pro Shop is the award-winning Tennis Center at Wild Dunes. This world-renowned tennis center is comprised of 12 clay courts, including a stadium court, four lighted tennis courts, and five brand-new pickleball courts. As a guest of the Wild Dunes Resort, you will have access to fantastic facilities including a pro shop, top-rated instruction, clinics, and camps!
Wild Dunes Tennis Center was ranked in the “Top 10 US Tennis Resort” by Tennis Magazine for 10 years in a row! Experience all of this and more on your next trip to the Wild Dunes Resort.
Located on the Monterey Peninsula on the California coast is the world-famous Pebble Beach®. The expansive property spreads across most of the peninsula and offers golfers a once-in-a-lifetime experience, with four amazing 18-hole courses and a 9-hole short course redesigned by Tiger Woods in 2021.
The five-star resort is home to the No. 1 Public Golf Course in the US, Pebble Beach Golf Links™, as well as two other courses that are ranked within the Top 50 Public Golf Courses, Spyglass Hill and Links at Spanish Bay. On all three courses, you will experience dramatic elevation changes, immaculate greens, and undulating fairways as you play along clifftops and sand dunes. Pebble Beach allows bookings as far out as 18 months in advance so make sure to get your trip booked in early and check a golf course (or two) off of your bucket list.
Pebble Beach is also home to two separate tennis clubs located on-site at The Lodge at Pebble Beach and The Inn at Spanish Bay. Situated adjacent to the 3rd hole of Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Tennis Pavilion at the Beach and Tennis Club is home to 10 Championship courts, tennis instruction for all ages, tournaments, and two pickleball courts. This first-class facility has been ranked in the “Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the US” by Tennis Magazine.
The Spanish Bay Club is on-site at the Inn at Spanish Bay on the north side of the peninsula and guests of the resort can enjoy access to a fitness center, eight tennis courts, tennis tournaments, events, and more!
Situated 20 miles away from Palm Springs in La Quinta, CA is the five-star La Quinta Resort & Club. This expansive property is a fantastic golf and tennis destination as it provides guests with multiple options for their itinerary.
On-site at La Quinta Resort is 36 holes of Pete Dye-designed courses, the Dunes Course and Mountain Course. Meanwhile, the other three courses at PGA West are a short 10-minute drive down the road. Here, you have the Greg Norman Course, Pete Dye Stadium Course, and Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course which hosts The American Express on the PGA TOUR annually. Due to the mountainous terrain the area is known for, these golf courses offer undulating fairways and greens, elevation changes off the tee, and an abundance of water hazards.
Behind Spa La Quinta is where you will find the tennis and pickleball courts for resort guests. Host of many Professional and Amateur Tennis events, the La Quinta Tennis Center is where you can follow in the footsteps of some of tennis’ best players. Home to over 15 tennis courts, eight pickleball courts, and a full-service pro shop, your tennis experience will be one to remember. Enjoy daily court rental, lessons, and clinics to sharpen your game.
About 30 miles north of San Diego, in Carlsbad, is the magnificent Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. This four-star resort is the perfect destination for a relaxing vacation with two 18-hole golf courses, luxurious amenities, a full-service spa, and much more.
The two courses on property are the Legends Course and the Champions Course, and while being designed by the same architect, each layout has their own unique features. The Legends Course is your typical parkland-style with narrow fairways, large, oblong-shaped greens, and a creek that runs through most of the golf course. In contrast, The Champions Course is links-style with wide fairways, minimal rough, and several large water hazards that come into play on half the holes.
On the south end of the resort, nearby the golf range, is where the tennis facilities at Omni La Costa can be found. The complex has 16 courts (four clay and 12 hard courts), seven of which are lighted for evening play, a stadium court with over 1,000 seats, and four pickleball courts. The tennis program at Omni La Costa is managed by the industry-leading Cliff Drysdale Tennis company offering resort guests the “Ultimate Tennis Experience”.
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