As we all continue to enjoy the summer months, families across the country are looking for vacation ideas that will be fun and enjoyable for the whole family. With July fast approaching and your high school golfer itching to go on a golf trip, I wanted to provide some family friendly (and affordable) golf destinations that will be sure to cater to a wide variety of wants for the entire family.
Myrtle Beach – South Carolina
Golf : Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday has over 75 courses to choose from around the Myrtle Beach area – even more impressive, more than half of the member layouts have received 4 or more starts from Golf Digest’s “Best Places to play guide”, 12 of which have been ranked inside the top 100 of America’s greatest courses.
Accommodations: Given that Myrtle Beach is located along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, there are plenty of beachfront options for lodging to choose from – perfect for the non golfing family members to soak up the sun and surf.
Cost: Stay and play golf packages during the summer months start around $299 for midweek rates at various locations. Packages can be customized to fit any family’s needs.
Things to do: Aside from the great golf, there is over 60 miles of beach front along the Atlantic Ocean, boat tours, waterparks, live shows and much much more!
Interested? Be sure to visit http://www.myrtlebeachgolfholiday.com/ to start planning your family’s getaway this summer!
The Broadmoor – Colorado
Golf: Home of the 39th U.S. Senior Open, the Broadmoor has three courses which provide an inviting challenge to all skill levels.
Accommodations: The Broadmoor boasts the longest consecutive winner of both the AAA 5 diamond award alongside the Forbes 5 star award.
Cost: Given that this is peak season for the resort, packages will be a little more on the pricey side. Packages start at $985 per person during the July months which include a three night stay at the resort.
Things to do: if you have an outdoorsman in the family – this resort may be for you. Fishing, horseback riding, zip lining and even rock climbing are just some of the activities one can enjoy.
Interested? Be sure to check out https://www.broadmoor.com/ for more information on stay and play packages this summer.
Boyne Resorts – Michigan
Golf: This resort is a personal favorite of mine – with 10 championship courses, you may have to stay a few extra nights to play all the courses. Some of the architects of the tracks include: Robert Trent Jones Sr., Arthur Hills, and Donald Ross.
Accommodations: There are three main resorts to choose from when staying at Boyne: Boyne Highlands, Mountain and Bay Harbor. Boyne Mountain even boasts an indoor waterpark for the kids to enjoy during the stay.
Cost: Stay and play packages start at just $89 which makes this destination very affordable – standard rooms, condos townhouses and even cabins are available to accommodate your needs.
Things to do: Water Parks, fishing, hiking and biking trails (and even segway tours) are available. Boyne has been the Home to the Young Americans Dinner theatre, perfect spot to cap off a great day on the course or on the trails.
Interested? Visit https://www.boyne.com/golf to start planning your Pure Michigan golf trip today!
Walt Disney World Resort – Florida
Golf: Yes, there is more than just the mouse at Disney World. The Magnolia course used to be a regular stop for the PGA Tour. With three 18-hole courses and the 9-hole Oak Trail golf course, Disney World Resort is perfect for beginners and scratch golfers alike.
Accommodations: The family will have plenty of choices when it comes to the hotel at Disney they wish to stay at, the closest to the Golf Resort will be Disney Saratoga Springs, which overlooks the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. Pro Tip: A complimentary taxi is provided to the golf courses when you stay at a Disney owned hotel.
Cost: 2 Night/3 Day stay and play golf packages start at $313 per night per person and 3 Night/4 Day packages start at $272 per person per night.
Things to do: They call this the happiest place on earth for a reason.
Interested? Visit https://www.golfwdw.com/ to start planning your Disney World Golf vacation
Bandon Dunes Resort – Oregon
Golf; Nestled along the shores of the Pacific Ocean, Bandon Dunes has become synonymous with almost every golfers bucket list. With 6 18-hole courses and a 50 acre practice facility – this adds up to a golfers paradise.
Accommodations – Five differing lodging options await you at Bandon Dunes – rooms vary from single accommodations to four bedroom cottages.
Cost – From Father’s Day Weekend through July 31, a parent can treat their young golfer, 22 years of age and younger, to a free round on any of Bandon Dunes’ golf courses after 10 a.m., so long as that parent is playing along with the Junior. Room rates vary depending on month and choice for lodging.
Things to do: Not to disappoint the outdoors man, Hiking/walking trails along with some great fishing – wind/kite surfing for the adventure seeker,
Interested? Visit https://www.bandondunesgolf.com/ to plan your own Bandon Dunes family getaway.
Glade Springs Resort – West Virginia
Golf: Set back in the Appalachian Mountains, three 18-hole courses await all skill levels of golfers with elevation changes and natural beauty unmatched in the state.
Accommodations: Can range from single and double occupancy rooms to executive suites and villas for the larger family getaway.
Cost: Golf Packages for the summer months range from $214 per person, per night, including golf on all three Glade Springs courses, full breakfast and unlimited tennis.
Things to do: From the youngest member in the family to the grandparents, there is something for everyone at Glade Springs. Airplane rides, boating, biking, archery and camping are just a few of the options awaiting you.
Interested? Visit http://www.gladesprings.com/ for your West Virginia family golf getaway.
So if you’re thinking about a golf trip this summer, there are plenty of options for every family. Flying to your destination? Here are some tips that can help take the hassle out of traveling with golf clubs.