The Coolest Courses to Play During the Hottest Summer Months

Coolest Courses to Play During uSmmer

It happens every year: the summer heat wave invades, and you find yourself shooting the same score as the temperature. And that’s no way to spend your golf vacations.

Southern states like South Carolina and Florida boast an outrageous golf scene, both being touted at times as the “golf capital of the world.” But with their stunning variety of courses comes an equally stunning number on the temperature scale during summer months.

Every golfer deserves a round in the 70’s, but you might need a few special golf trips to make it happen. When June, July, and August roll around, try these courses to keep you cool while you’re playing 18.

 

Pasatiempo Golf Club – Santa Cruz, CA

Daily Summer Mean 61°

It’s easy to see why Pasatiempo is ranked as one the top 3 courses to play in California – in short; it’s a pristine piece of beauty. Designed by golf architect Alister Mackenzie, his home remains alongside the sixth fairway. You’ll also enjoy a variety of terrain that makes every shot you take a little more interesting.

Pasatiempo Golf Club – Santa Cruz, CA

 

The Olympic at Gold Mountain Golf Course – Seattle, WA

Daily Summer Mean 65°

Rolling landscapes and wide fairways greet you upon arrival at Gold Mountain. You’ll enjoy a relaxing round in mild temperatures surrounding by award-winning Pacific Northwest magnificence.  Equally as impressive as the greens are the delicious culinary creations awaiting you at the clubhouse, including tacos, sandwiches, pizza, and fresh salads, all made to order and all made to please.

The Olympic at Gold Mountain Golf Course – Seattle, WA

 

Stonecreek Golf Club – Portland, OR

Daily Summer Mean 67°

Once you arrive at Stonecreek Golf Club, it’ll be a tough call to decide which is better: the course or the stunning view of Mt. Hood. As a premiere destination for golf vacations, this course was built with the scenery in mind. Situated on 120 acres of land, the course spreads over a mix of wetlands, lakes, Douglas firs, and 43 well-crafted bunkers.

Stonecreek Golf Club – Portland, OR

 

Ravenwood Golf Club – Rochester, NY

Daily Summer Mean 69°

Whatever your skill level, you’ll find excitement and challenge at Ravenwood Golf Club. Nestled just south of Rochester in western New York, summer feels more like springtime with a gentle warmth that makes this course among the best summer golf destinations.

Ravenwood Golf Club – Rochester, NY

 

Niagara Frontier Country Club – Buffalo, NY

Daily Summer Mean 69°

The Niagara Frontier County Club may be members only, but the mild summer temperatures for enjoyable golf trips make the enrollment well worth it. Here there are no distractions, no loud highway traffic, no frills, just golf in the way it was intended. This club gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “golf therapy,” and will quickly become a favorite among your summer golf destinations.

Niagara Frontier Country Club – Buffalo, NY

 

Aviara Golf Club – San Diego, CA

Daily Summer Mean 69°

As Arnold Palmer’s only course designed in California, this course deserves a spot on your golf bucket list for this reason alone. Aside from the cool summer temperatures that keep the glaring sun at bay, the course is as scenic as it is memorable. The course overlooks the Baiquitos Lagoon nature preserve that’s teeming with photo-worthy flora and fauna. Over the par-72 course, golfers can enjoy a variety of water and bunker challenges as they traverse a rolling landscape of lush greens lined with wildflowers and other natural plant life.

Aviara Golf Club – San Diego, CA

 

Erin Hills – Milwaukee, WI

Daily Summer Mean 70°

Gorgeous green fairways emerge from the prairie landscape for a scenic golf experience befitting to the Wisconsin landscape. At Erin Hills, you’ll find everything you need to complete your golf vacations, from lodging and dining to a course worthy of hosting the U.S. Open.

Erin Hills – Milwaukee, WI

 

Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club – Denver, CO

Daily Summer Mean 71°

Colorado may seem like the premiere destination for all things snow, but quality golf courses are no stranger to this Rocky Mountain state. Case in point: the Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club is acclaimed as one of the top golf courses in all of Colorado. The course is crafted to include its varying elevations and native vegetation while encompassing expansive scenic views that can carry your double bogey woes far away.

Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club – Denver, CO

 

Quicksilver Golf Club – Pittsburgh, PA

Daily Summer Mean 71°

A mere 7-minute drive from the Pittsburgh International Airport will land you in one of Pennsylvania’s best summer golf destinations. Quicksilver has earned numerous accolades from top golf publications, including Best Pittsburgh Golf Course and Top 15 Golf Courses in Pennsylvania. Here you’ll find generous fairways throughout the course, encompassed by a smattering of privacy trees and strategically placed bunkers to boost your experience. Best of all, you can escape the unforgiving summer temperatures even when you’re not in the shade, as most days the area remains in the low 70s.

Quicksilver Golf Club – Pittsburgh, PA

 

Eagle Valley Golf Course – Minneapolis, MN

Daily Summer Mean 71°

Locals and golf travelers alike recognize Eagle Valley as the best summer golf destination in the Twin City area. Eagle Valley promotes their course as one that can be played over and over while allowing for new and exciting adventure in every game. No matter your skill level, you’ll find a fair amount of challenges throughout the course. Plenty of lakes, shade trees, and beautifully sculpted scenery line every angle of the course to make the entire experience nothing less than picture perfect.

Eagle Valley Golf Course – Minneapolis, MN

 

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Imagine never lugging your golf bag through airports, spending hundreds to ship your clubs via major logistics companies, or arriving at the clubhouse before your golf bag. Ship Sticks takes a slice out of stressful golf vacations and gives you one less thing to manage.

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