The Golf Digest has put together these amazing golf resorts in the US that are ideal for a family golf vacation.
La Costa Golf Course, California
The Champions golf course at La Costa played host to several PGA Tour events and also the Accenture Match Play. The Legends course is less challenging. Both courses have been revamped with greens and new bunkers. Amateurs and kids can enjoy the “Express” tees of 4,500 yards at this California golf course. The accommodation here is luxurious with centrally-located pools.
While on a family golf holiday, kids will be delighted by the on-site activities here like s’mores roasts, arts and crafts, teen dance classes, family yoga, “dive in” movies by the pool and more. SeaWorld and Legoland are also in the vicinity.
lacosta.com | 760-438-9111
The Broadmoor, Colorado
This was the place that hosted the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open. But the East Course will be gentle with the forward tees. The Mountain Course is preferred by some for its remoteness, but it does have a few forced carries. The West Course is smaller than the East with varied elevations.
Ideal for family golf holidays, the cottages near the East Course’s 18th hole are anywhere between one to eight bedrooms. Kids can play in the common areas and patios in this Colorado golf course. They also offer complimentary golf clinics. There are many indoor and outdoor activities like boating, hiking and painting at the resort. The Colorado Springs area is filled with historic and fun activities for little ones.
broadmoor.com | 855-634-7711
Boyne Resorts, Michigan
With 11 courses, Boyne is sprawled over three resort sites. The Boyne Mountain resort has two 18-hole golf courses. There are 45 holes at The Inn at Bay Harbor, which includes the famous Bay Harbor Golf Club. The Boyne Highlands with five courses are home to the state’s two best-ranked, Heather and Arthur Hills.
The Boyne Mountain has a gigantic indoor water park to keep kids entertained. Paintball, Segways, wake-boarding are just some of the things that children will be able to enjoy at the all-day kid camps. Do keep an eye out for the Young Americans Dinner Theatre at this Michigan golf course.
boyne.com | 855-688-7025
Walt Disney World, Florida
“The happiest place on earth” is home to the “the happiest place on turf.” Of PGA Tour fame, Magnolia is the longest of the three 18-hole courses. Oak Trail is a waking-only nine-hole that’s ideal for amateurs and kids.
Like every Disney property, there is so much beauty all around. Disney Saratoga Springs, overlooking the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, is the best place to lounge around. The accommodation is a tough task though Shades of Green for active or retired military personnel and the Polynesian resort, which lies closest to the Oak Trail is about a
half-mile’s walk away.
disneyworld.disney.go.com | (407) 939-1936