When golf season swings around, you can bet that tons of golfers around the United States have already dusted off their clubs and hit the driving range once or twice. Golf trips are a great way to bond with friends and family, and if you don’t have anyone to play with, you can always show up to most courses around the country and find a group to join. All across the United States, golf courses are in hefty supply, and it seems no matter which state you choose to visit, the links are never too far away. If you are the golf trip organizer for your group, you will have no problems finding an ideal course where you can tee it up and hit’em long. Golf has blown up in the past 20 years, especially with the coming of Tiger Woods, and with new courses springing up all over the globe, it seems that the future of the sport is far from jeopardy.
If you want to play golf year round, there is no better destination than Florida. Especially near Orlando, golf professionals flock to the Sunshine State to build impressive homes on just as impressive golf courses. As if there weren’t enough things to do in Orlando, you have what might be the best golf scene in the whole world. But, Florida golf isn’t just dazzling in the center of the state. From top to bottom, Florida golf resorts and golf courses feature designs by all the great names, and any die hard golfer would do just about anything to play the TPC at Sawgrass golf course near Jacksonville. Naples, Florida, which is found on the Gulf Coast, will amaze you with its luxurious golf courses, and if you are vacationing up in the Panhandle, mixing a morning round of golf with a day at the beach is surely not a bad way to go. Just south of Jacksonville, you can visit the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, which can help to make any golf weekend trip to the area that much more special.
Sharing part of its border with Florida is another Southern state that any golf trip planner should consider. Georgia is home to quite a few stellar golf courses of its own, and it is the birth state of the late, great Bobby Jones. In Savannah, a few new championship courses have opened in the last few years, and of course, the Augusta National course in Augusta, Georgia, is home to the famed Masters Golf Tournament. Playing a round of golf at Augusta National is a wish that will probably not be fulfilled, but if you have the chance to grab tickets to the Masters, you will enjoy what most golfers hail as the premier men’s professional golf tournament. The South, in general, is a region that is ideal for golf. Year round warm weather in the Deep South makes states like Alabama and Louisiana great for golf, and if find yourself in Texas, there are hundreds of nice courses to play. If you head back towards the Atlantic Coast, a golf trip planner can always be safe organizing a trip to South Carolina. Hilton Head Island and Myrtle Beach are two of the top golf destinations in the country, and if you are looking for cheap golf trips, the off season here can present some great discount packages. Most golf resorts around the country will offer golf packages even during their peak seasons, and depending on how far in advance you book, you can often arrange cheap golf trips by searching out the best deals. In the South, the peak golf season in many places is anytime but the winter, but in the deepest southern reaches, the peak season is during the winter. When it’s cold up north, state’s like Florida up their rates. For cheap golf trips to Florida, the best time to look is in the summer, when there isn’t as much demand.
Out West, California may be the premier golf state, but that doesn’t mean that top notch courses aren’t springing up in states like Utah, Colorado and Idaho. Where you will find some of the best ski resorts out west, is also where you can find some of the top golf courses. In La Jolla, California, the Torrey Pines golf course is where you might pick to play if you could only choose one destination, but if you find you can’t arrange a round there, you surely shouldn’t fret. Palm Springs is not too far away, and the courses there could satisfy the biggest golf course critics. Towards the Midwest, your golf trip organizer might want to consider the state of Michigan for your golf weekend trip. From Detroit to the Upper Peninsula, Michigan golf courses are in big time supply, and for those seeking out cheap golf trips, a golf vacation in Michigan usually comes at a pretty reasonable price. With long summer days, you can enjoy round after round of golf during the Michigan summers, and in nearby states like Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, you can find hundreds of quality courses as well. So, all you have to do is name your state, and a list of deals will pop up in seconds. Golf resorts tend to be great places to stay, generally offering great accommodations and fantastic service. Book a stay at a resort with a course or two, and you are bound to find a discount for at least one round of golf.
Any golf trip organizer can find a great golf course within reach, wherever your group or family decides to vacation. Especially in the summer, you can practically get in your car and drive around for a few minutes and find a golf course in the United States. But, there is peace of mind if you book your round in advance. No golf trip planner wants to assume the blame if the course of choice is booked for the day. If you don’t have golf clubs, most courses will rent a set to you for an additional fee, but with golf technology always improving, you can find more and more travel cases that allow you to bring your clubs with you. After all, if you make it to Hawaii to play a round or two at the famous Kapalua Golf Club Plantation Course, not having your own driver in hand can dull the experience a bit. Other top courses in Hawaii include the Tom Fazio-designed course at Kuki’o Golf and Beach Club Kailua-Kona, and The Challenge at Manele, which was designed by the great Jack Nicklaus. Whether you are planning a golf weekend trip, or are just looking for a course where you can play a round on your vacation, planning golf trips can be a breeze.