Golf trips for guys are some of the most cherished pastimes in the sport. After all, there’s nothing like playing the world’s best courses with some of your closest buddies. The best golf trips for guys offer incredible cuisine, lively nightlife, world-class golf, and plenty of activities for days spent off the fairways. These top five locations deliver on all counts.
The Best Golf Trips for Guys You Should Consider
1. Kohler, Wisconsin
As one of the best golf trips for guys, Kohler offers some of the most incredible golf, all at Destination Kohler.
Number of available courses: 4
Signature courses: The River Course
Best nearby hotel/resort: The American Club
The resort boasts the only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond rated resort-hotel in Wisconsin. More than a dozen dining options are also available as one of the best golf trips for guys along with world-class golf at Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. Whistling Straits boasts a links-inspired design with windswept fairways, incredible views of Lake Michigan, deep bunkers, and natural grasses. Blackwolf Run is also a celebrated track and features glacier-carved terrain and flowing rivers.
2. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
With 60 miles of uninterrupted coastline and some of the best golf in the low-country, Myrtle Beach is sure to make for one of the best golf trips for guys.
Number of available courses: 90+
Signature courses: Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, True Blue Golf Club
Best nearby hotel/resort: Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
While Myrtle Beach offers almost a hundred incredible golf courses, the post-round activities are what make this city one of the best golf trips for guys. A variety of restaurants, bars, shopping, and sightseeing activities are just a few things you can enjoy on your golf vacation. The city also boasts dozens of mini-golf courses for more golf after sundown.
3. Pinehurst, North Carolina
Recently announced as the U.S. Open’s First Anchor Site at Pinehurst No. 2, there is always something new to enjoy at Pinehurst Resort. As the “Cradle of American Golf,” it doesn’t take long to see why Pinehurst is one of the best golf trips for guys.
Number of available courses: 9
Signature courses: No. 2, No. 4
Best nearby hotel/resort: The Carolina Hotel, The Holly Inn
Nine golf courses are available to experience at Pinehurst along with The Cradle, a 789-yard short course. Off the course, enjoy a craft beer at the Pinehurst Brewing Co. or a day spent at the on-site spa.
4. St. Andrews, Scotland
With fairways that have endured 600 years of golf, St. Andrews is one of the best golf trips for guys. The course boasts some of the game’s most iconic landmarks including the infamous “Hell Bunker” on the 14th Hole and the Swilcan Bridge where every golfer that passes must pause for a photo.
Number of available courses: 7
Signature courses: The Old Course
Best nearby hotel/resort: The Old Course Hotel
St. Andrews is the largest public golf complex in Scotland, making it a popular spot on golf trips for guys. An array of pubs and restaurants in town are the perfect spot to end the day reminiscing on the best (and worst) shots of the day or meeting some of the locals.
5. Bandon, Oregon
Opened in 1999, Bandon Dunes has long been one of the most celebrated golf destinations on the west coast and in the world. It’s also one of the best golf trips for guys to experience “golf as it was meant to be.”
Number of available courses: 6
Signature courses: Pacific Dunes
Best nearby hotel/resort: The Lodge at Bandon Dunes
Located on the rugged coast of Oregon, golf at Bandon Dunes is meant to reside in harmony with the natural landscape. With the addition of Sheep Ranch in 2020, six distinctly unique courses are all available on your golf trip for guys.
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