Learn about the top fall golf destination to visit this year

Fall golf is almost here, making it a prime time to visit a new golfing destination. With cooler weather and beautiful fall foliage, a change of scenery is just what you need before the holiday season arrives. 

Check out our fall lineup of courses to test your golf game this fall.

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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Bandon, OR

Best fall golf resort to visit is Bandon Dunes

When it comes to Fall golf, there is no better spot to tee it up than Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. With temperatures averaging in the low 60’s throughout the fall season, it’s a prime time to hit the links on any one of the resort’s five 18-hole championship courses. These courses are complemented by the Bandon Preserve Par-3 Course, as well as the Punchbowl putting course. 

This June, Bandon Dunes added their newest 18-hole course, Sheep Ranch. Boasting a mile of ocean frontage, nine green sites along the edge of the continent, and stunning Pacific Ocean views on every hole. Sheep Ranch continues the legacy of “Golf As It Was Meant to Be” on the Pacific Coast. Whether you are planning a buddies trip or planning to check off an item on your bucket list, Bandon Dunes has all of the components to make for a memorable experience.

Barefoot Resort & Golf

Myrtle Beach, SC

Top golf course to visit in the fall is Barefoot Resort

With an average high temperature in October in the mid-70s, North Myrtle Beach and Barefoot Resort & Golf is the perfect place for a fall golf trip. With recent course aerification completed on all 4 Barefoot courses, their greens will be rolling true. So, no excuses on missing any “money” putts are to be had. The end of summer means the departure of beachgoers, leaving the roads less crowded for avid fall golfers.

Fall is a great time to take advantage of golf discounts at Barefoot. Making it an ideal time to visit, no matter your group size. Known for their typical fall specials, their Halloween promotion is just the “treat” you’re looking for. The fun’s not over once you’ve played your 18 (or 36!) holes. There’s plenty to do close by, including at Barefoot Landing, which is just a short drive or Uber ride from the resort.

Sea Island Golf Club

St. Simons Island, GA

The best fall golf resort to visit is Sea Island Resort

Sea Island has been a favored spot to vacation since The Cloister first opened as a “friendly little hotel” in 1928. Recipient of four Forbes Five-Star awards for 12 years in a row, the private resort is surrounded by ocean, river and marshes, five miles of private beach, and offers a plethora of outdoor activities and an array of accommodations. 

Following $30+ million dollars in enhancements at The Lodge, golf is nothing putt the best at Sea Island. With the world’s finest Golf Performance Center, three championship courses, and an oceanfront putting course, it’s no wonder why more than a dozen PGA TOUR pros live, train, or play here.

Horseshoe Bay Resort

Horseshoe Bay, TX

The best golf course to visit in the fall is Horseshoe Bay Resort

There has truly never been a better time to visit Horseshoe Bay Resort, than this Fall. Play the Texas Triangle, three award-winning and recently renovated courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., in one location exclusively at Horseshoe Bay Resort. 

Enjoy sweeping views of the Hill Country and Lake LBJ at the Apple Rock course. Also known as the “The Challenger” with its island green and dog leg layouts, Ram Rock will put your golf skills to the ultimate test. Slick Rock, home to the “Million Dollar Hole” is a 35-yard water feature nestled in the hillside of Slick Rock Creek.

Situated 45 minutes West of Austin, Texas, this fall golf hot spot is the ideal way to test your game. Experience a variety of golf course layouts with the Unlimited Golf Package.

Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort

Las Vegas, NV

One of the top fall golf courses in the west is Las Vegas Paiute Resort

Resting in the undisturbed beauty of the Southern Nevada desert lies a golf experience like no other…The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. Just 25 minutes northwest of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, this international golf destination is an ideal and welcomed escape from the city’s constant noise and urban development. Serving up the ultimate trio of magnificent, top-ranked championship golf courses, Snow Mountain, Sun Mountain, and The WOLF intertwine nature’s indigenous life with the edge-of-the-world.  

Sculpted by world-class architect Pete Dye, these courses are his only signature designs in Nevada. Fall is a great time to visit Las Vegas as the extreme temperatures of the summer months fade and fall to a more comfortable level with an average around 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Wigwam

Litchfield Park, AZ

Where to golf in the fall using Ship Sticks is The Wigwam

With warm daytime temps and cool evenings, fall is a wonderful time to visit the desert Southwest, and The Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Arizona makes the perfect destination. Three, award-winning 18-hole golf courses, including two designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., not only make The Wigwam one of the Southwest’s premier golf resorts but also ensures that you’ll be able to play multiple rounds on property during a time of year when many area golf courses close for weeks for overseeding (the annual planting of winter ryegrass). 

Extraordinary golf is complemented by the resort’s casual elegance, five-star level service, and historic charm. Elegantly crafted adobe and timber suites are spread over 440 lushly landscaped acres providing the ultimate year-round retreat. Throughout the fall, enjoy live music under the stars, weekly wine dinners, and special weekday dining, golf, and spa packages. 

World Golf Village

St. Augustine, FL

Warm fall golf destination to play with friends is World Golf Village in Florida

Northeast Florida is home to amazing food, entertainment, history, beaches, and of course golf. America’s oldest city, St. Augustine seems to be an appropriate place to house the history-rich World Golf Hall of Fame and the two championship courses King & Bear and Slammer & Squire. If you are an avid golfer you should have World Golf Village on your radar as a bucket list trip. As the temperatures start dropping slightly after a long hot summer, this is the perfect place to escape to this fall. 

The Slammer and & Squire, a 72-par masterpiece is designed by Bobby Weed. With its five sets of tee boxes, the 6,939-yard course can be played from a variety of lengths. Ultimately, creating a challenging round for the advanced golfer but also a playable course for the novice. Completing the dynamic duo is the neighboring WGV Course, King & Bear. Named after the co-designed course, Jack Nicklaus “Bear” and Arnold Palmer “King”. The front nine is an open, links-style layout that gives a nod to the heritage of the historic city of St. Augustine, Florida and the back nine is more traditional Florida golf.

Omni Barton Creek

Austin, TX

One of the best warm fall golf locations to play is Omni Barton Creek in Texas

Secluded in the rolling hill country of Austin, Texas, the 4,000 acre newly-renovated Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is the ultimate retreat. Whether you want to relax poolside, play a round of some of the best golf in the country, or experience everything the “Live Music Capital of the World” has to offer, they’ll provide you with the perfect accommodations for romantic weekend getaways, golf retreats, and memorable family vacations alike. 

Omni Barton Creek has four championship golf courses, Fazio Canyons, Fazio Foothills, Coore Crenshaw, and Palmer Lakeside (located 40 minutes from the resort). The resort also offers a multitiered pool deck with three climate-controlled pools, including an adults-only infinity pool, Mokara Spa, a 33,000 square-foot fitness center with weekly classes, hiking trails, and weekly activities for guests.

Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club

Southern Pines, NC

A fall warm golf course to play is Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club

Known for its superior golf instruction, cozy ambiance, and immaculate Donald Ross course, Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club has earned its place amongst the country’s best golf resorts. The immaculate course was restored by Donald-Ross aficionado and golf course architect Kyle Franz in 2017. It’s drawn pros nationwide and continues to host some of the game’s most prestigious tournaments, including the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open. 

Just minutes from both historic downtown Southern Pines and the Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina, you can now play three Donald Ross original courses in one resort, including Pine Needles, Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club, and the newly acquired Southern Pines Golf Club.

Wild Dunes Resort

Isle of Palms, SC

Golf destination in the fall to play is Wild Dunes Resort

Build your perfect fall golf trip at Wild Dunes Resort. Get the essentials for experiencing the best top-ranked golf destination-Charleston, SC. Their courses include some of the most scenic holes in the Lowcountry overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. 

The Links Course was Tom Fazio’s first, still known today as one of his favorites. The Harbor Course, another Fazio designed course, offers iconic water views. This course is sure to test your skill throughout your round.

Pronghorn Resort

Bend, OR

Sunny fall golf course to play is Pronghorn Resort

The average high temperature in the fall in Bend, Oregon is 70 degrees. We agree that’s reason enough to tee it up for fall golf at Pronghorn Resort! Their Jack Nicklaus Signature Course was voted No. 38 on Golf Magazine’s list of “Top 100 Courses You Can Play.”  When you’ve finished your round,  relax in the hot tub, indulge in a spa treatment at The Spa at Pronghorn, and don’t forget to enjoy an amazing dinner at Cascada. There’s really no better time to check this course off your bucket list.

Be sure to check out the latest Midweek Unlimited Stay & Play offer, which includes a two-night stay and UNLIMITED rounds on the Nicklaus course.