It’s no surprise that golf is best enjoyed with friends. And there’s no better time to get a buddies trip on the books than the final months before winter settles in. So, we’ve rounded up the top fall golf destinations filled with excellent accommodations, plenty of off-course activities, and, of course, great golf.
Golf Buddies Trips to Plan Right Now
1. Omni Barton Creek
Located in the heart of Austin’s Hill Country, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is one of the best fall golf destinations for groups looking to experience all the Lone Star State has to offer.
The resort features four courses designed by Ben Crenshaw, Bill Coore, Tom Fazio, and Arnold Palmer. Three of the courses were recently ranked among the Best Courses You Can Play in Texas by Golfweek: Fazio Canyons (#2), Fazio Foothills (#7), and Crenshaw Cliffside (#11).
Mokara Spa, the resort’s all-new spa, offers Austin-centric treatments that embrace the waterways and nature Austin is known for. There are also seven dining options at the resort including Crenshaw’s Bar & Grill, a sports bar hideaway, and Bob’s Steak & Chop House – a classic Texas steakhouse with an extensive wine list for guests to enjoy on property.
Guests don’t have to look too far to find nearby entertainment. Lake outings on Lake Travis and Lady Bird Lake are a short drive away and the resort is a convenient starting point for exploring the area’s highly regarded distilleries, breweries, and vineyards.
2. Streamsong Resort
Bowling Green, Florida
Situated amid 16,000 acres of stunning scenery, Streamsong Resort’s three “Top 100” courses are in complete harmony with their natural surroundings. Creating a one-of-a-kind golf experience through the unexpected central Florida topography, Streamsong is defined by towering dunes, deep lakes, and awe-inspiring landscapes.
A quiet place, far from the concrete, crowds, and chaos of the city, Streamsong is the only golf resort in the world where you’ll find legendary designs by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Tom Doak, and Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner.
But the best fall golf destinations aren’t complete without some additional activities. And the resort offers guided bass fishing, a sporting clay course, 6 restaurants and bars, and the Gauntlet – a 1.2-acre putting course.
3. Pinehurst Resort
Pinehurst, North Carolina
Few fall golf destinations compare to Pinehurst. With every addition and evolution of the resort comes another new reason to visit again. The championship legacy of the U.S. Open’s First Anchor Site at Pinehurst No. 2 and the redesigned masterpiece of Pinehurst No. 4 by Gil Hanse are just two of nine golf courses to experience at Pinehurst.
Next, grab a few wedges and enjoy a loop on The Cradle, our 789-yard short course. Off the course, indulge in an array of craft beers brewed on-site at Pinehurst Brewing Co., or relax with your buddies in one of the fully renovated Manor Inn’s hospitality suites.
Explore more ways to spend 72 hours at Pinehurst at the Cradle of American Golf. There’s so much to do that you may need to add a third night.
4. Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada
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), Las Vegas Paiute features designs intertwining 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.
As one of the best fall golf destinations for groups, the resort tends to attract groups looking to play multiple days.
To accommodate any group size, they offer free golf club storage and have their own dedicated Tournament Department that can handle things such as group scoring, printed scorecards, and proxy markers for all groups larger than 13.
5. Innisbrook Golf Resort
Palm Harbor, Florida
At Innisbrook, golf is always in season. Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Innisbrook offers beautiful weather year-round perfect for an epic group golf getaway.
Tee off on the legendary Copperhead Course, which welcomes the world’s finest golf professionals each year during the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship. Or, choose from three additional layouts featuring scenery and elevation changes, unlike the typical Florida terrain.
Groups of 12 or more can take their golf experience to the next level with Innisbrook’s group golf packages. Enjoy all inclusions in the Classic, Platinum, or Diamond Golf Packages, additional discounts, and upgraded accommodations, plus a dedicated golf service manager to assist with your requests before, during, and after your visit.
When you’re not on the course, fine-tune your golf game at the Innisbrook Golf Institute, relax by one of six pools, unwind at the luxurious Salamander Spa, and indulge at Innisbrook’s signature restaurant: Packard’s Steakhouse.
6. World Golf Village
St. Augustine, Florida
Located in Historic St. Augustine, Florida, World Golf Village is home to the World Golf Hall of Fame, the PGA TOUR Golf Academy, and two championship 18-hole courses: the King & Bear and Slammer & Squire.
Hone in your game with their Train Like a Legend Package, or learn the history of golf with the Hall of Fame Experience. With a variety of stay and play packages, you can build a vacation that fits your group.
After golf, venture to downtown St. Augustine and explore the ancient city with fantastic food, travel tours, museums, beaches, breweries, and distilleries.
7. Indian Wells Golf Resort
Indian Wells, California
Indian Wells Golf Resort (IWGR) is a premier 36-hole golf resort located near Palm Springs, CA, just minutes from Palm Springs Int’l airport.
IWGR stands alone as the only golf property in California with two courses ranked in the Top 20 “Best Courses You Can Play” in the state by Golfweek Magazine. Featuring a magnificent clubhouse with two world-renowned golf courses and award-winning retail, IWGR remains one of the top fall golf destinations for groups.
Affectionately known as “Beauty”, the Celebrity Course is a Picasso among golf courses. Panoramic views of the surrounding Santa Rosa Mountains provide a rugged backdrop to serene brooks and magnificent waterfalls that flow through beds of wildflowers and annuals that splash color throughout this stunning setting.
Opening to rave reviews for its classic American design, the Players Course, or “The Beast”, pays homage to great designs such as Riviera, Winged Foot, and Augusta National. Ominous bunkers placed throughout the undulating topography of the Players Course provide the perfect complement to the mature trees and natural desert arroyos.
Their evening golf facility is another sure-to-impress experience for your group. Take a swing on the Inflatable Glow in the Dark Driving Range or try your hand at an assortment of NextLinks Laser Putting Challenges.
8. The Club at Savannah Harbor
The Club at Savannah Harbor lies between the banks of the Savannah and Back Rivers of the splendid Georgia Low Country. Only minutes from historic downtown Savannah (a quick ferry or car ride away), the Club is the former home of The PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour event: Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf Championship.
With its tidal marshes and abundant wildlife, The Club at Savannah Harbor is an 18-hole masterpiece created and designed by renowned architect Robert Cupp in conjunction with the legendary “Slammin’ Sammy” Snead.
The club continues to impress locals and visitors alike and was recognized by Golfweek as one of the “Best Courses You Can Play in Georgia” in 2020.
As one of the best fall golf destinations for groups, plenty of off-the-course activities are available, too, including trolley tours of Savannah, a sightseeing cruise, walking tour, ghost tour, award-winning dining, and more.
9. The Wigwam
Litchfield Park, Arizona
With three award-winning 18-hole golf courses, including two designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., The Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Arizona (just west of Phoenix) makes the perfect fall and winter golf destination.
The extraordinary golf is complemented by the resort’s casual elegance and historic charm. Luxuriously crafted adobe and timber suites are spread over 440 lushly landscaped acres providing the ultimate year-round retreat.
With six new Golf Buddy Trip packages, this is a great time to take advantage of The Wigwam’s offerings. Packages can be customized to pair rounds of golf with poker, wine, whisky, or beer tastings, a helicopter tour, a private dining experience at Litchfield’s restaurant, spa treatments, and private group golf-like yoga sessions.
Plus, State Farm Stadium (home of the Arizona Cardinals), Gila River Arena (Arizona Coyotes), and Westgate Entertainment District with shopping and dining, in an outdoor setting, are all close by.
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