As the snow begins to melt and temperatures continue to rise, the end of winter is well within reach. So, with spring break just around the corner, there’s no better time to start planning your spring golf trip. Enjoy a getaway to the beautiful beaches on the east coast or warm up in the stunning desert of New Mexico. No matter the destination, a spring golf trip is the escape you’ve been dreaming of.
Top Courses to Swing Into Spring
Omni Barton Creek
With mild temperatures that usually stay under 85 degrees through May, Austin, Texas is an ideal destination for your spring golf trip. Omni Barton Creek Resort offers four award-winning golf courses for players of all skill levels. After a round, guests can take in the Hill Country’s beauty at Mokara Spa’s private rooftop pool or venture into downtown Austin, just 10 miles from the resort.
Starting in mid-March, Austin’s rolling hills are filled with blooming wildflowers. It’s also prime time to hike the city’s extensive trails on your spring golf trip and experience outdoor-friendly dining options, including Blind Salamander Kitchen & Bar, at Omni Barton Creek Resort.
Litchfield Park, Arizona
The Wigwam Resort in Phoenix’s West Valley is Arizona’s only 54-hole golf resort. The luxurious 440-acre oasis resort property recently unveiled six new Golf Buddy Trip options. A spring golf trip to this desert oasis meets all buddy trip requirements – fun, golf, off-course entertainment, memorable, affordable, and convenient.
Whether it’s guys, gals, spouses, or old friends, one of the best things about golf is playing with buddies and the memories created. Guests of all ages can enjoy The Wigwam’s three expansive swimming pools, bocce ball and tennis courts, expansive 26,000-square-foot LeMonds Aveda Salon – Spa, as well as 54-holes of championship golf. It’s an incredible time to visit the Valley of the Sun and The Wigwam for a spring golf trip as nine Major League Baseball teams spring train within 15 minutes of the award-winning resort.
Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Palm Coast, Florida
Nestled on a stretch of unspoiled cinnamon sand beach along the Atlantic Coast, Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa is an extraordinary treasure on your spring golf trip. The resort is home to two breathtaking signature golf courses: the iconic Jack Nicklaus-designed Ocean Course and the Conservatory Course designed by Tom Watson. These legendary courses offer spectacular oceanfront views, dramatic rolling hills and have been named two of the ‘Best Courses You Can Play in Florida’ by Golfweek Magazine.
Aside from signature golf, the amenity-rich resort offers plenty to enjoy on your spring golf trip including 325 luxury condominiums and suites, eight lit har-tru tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a 200-slip marina, six gourmet restaurants, a full-service spa, and a multilevel pool complex with a lazy river and waterslide.
Paako Ridge Golf Club
Sandia Park, New Mexico
With 27-holes of award-winning golf, Paako Ridge is the ultimate destination for a spring golf trip. At an altitude of 6,500 feet, a unique combination of desert and mountain golf creates 4 distinct routing options for players. The club has been regarded as the #1 golf course in New Mexico for nearly 20 years and is annually ranked in the Top 100 Golf Courses in America. Paako Ridge is also conveniently located near downtown Albuquerque and Santa Fe along with their respective airports for easy access on your spring golf trip.
New for the 2020 season, Paako Ridge opened a brand new, state-of-the-art restaurant and outdoor patio as part of ongoing efforts to become the premier golf destination in the Southwest.
Reynolds Lake Oconee
Why just settle for one course when you can have five on your spring golf trip? The south’s premier multi-course golf and lake community, Reynolds Lake Oconee is home to five award-winning courses designed by some of the game’s most celebrated architects. Combining variety, challenge, and pure joy, these courses – including the recently-renovated Jack Nicklaus signature Great Waters course – offer five truly distinctive golf experiences in one location.
And just a short drive away from the annual magic of Augusta National, spring is the perfect time to visit. With blooming azaleas and temperatures averaging in the 70s throughout the spring season, Reynolds is a golfer’s paradise waiting to be explored on your spring golf trip.
Monarch Beach Golf Links
Dana Point, California
SoCal golf at Monarch Beach Golf Links is the ultimate destination for a spring golf trip. The Bermuda turf has woken up from the mild winter to average temperates of 70 degrees and gray whales traveling up the coast.
On your spring golf trip, experience why Golf Magazine rated Monarch Beach Golf Links a Gold Medal Premier Resort. Surf the turf on a Golf Board or cruise the links on a Phat Scooter, plug in your Bluetooth speaker, and even play barefoot; make it a true cool SoCal golf experience! Don’t forget to swing by the Monarch Café for a hand-crafted cocktail or made-to-order grille item.
Heritage Golf Collection
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
The Sea Pines Resort
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Oyster Reef Golf Club
Enjoy a spring golf trip to this award-winning destination that features 26 golf courses and 12 miles of pristine beaches. With several delicious Lowcountry dining options and plenty of off-course activities, “The Golf Island” is the crown jewel of South Carolina.
Golfers are treated to 16 on-island courses, including the famous Harbour Town Golf Links at The Sea Pines Resort, and 10 off-island layouts. Be the first to experience the Toptracer range located at the Robert Trent Jones Course, the first of its kind in the southeast.
The Golf Island has proven year after year to be a golf lover’s dream and is the perfect destination for the annual buddy spring golf trip, couples trip, girlfriend getaway, and parent-child weekend.