Just because summer is over doesn’t mean it’s time to retire the golf clubs. Grab a collared shirt and hit the links to experience some of the best courses around the world. This season, luxury hotels and resorts are offering players of all ages and abilities the opportunity to hit a hole-in-one on unique courses and fairways. From the finest private 300-acre golf courses in all of Palm Beach County to unique island finishing greens in The Woodlands, Texas – there is something for every player.
The Woodlands Resort
The Woodlands, TX
Located a short 30 minutes from Downtown Houston, The Woodlands Resort is a hidden oasis that offers world-class golf to players of all ages and abilities. Spanning across 28,000 acres of the Texas Piney Woods, the resort provides the ideal backdrop for a round (or two) – deep woods, shining waters, well-designed fairways, pristine greens, and a serene environment. Players can test their skills on one of four tee sets on The Oaks Course, or play a round on the Panther Trail™ that boasts tree-lined fairways, challenging elevations, and a unique island finishing green. After a long day on the course, players can spend the evening at the resort’s upscale steakhouse, Robard’s, and enjoy a garden-to-glass cocktail fireside before returning to one of the property’s 402 luxurious guestrooms and suites.
The Seagate Hotel & Spa
Delray Beach, FL
The Seagate Hotel & Spa invites players of all skill levels to enjoy exclusive access to The Seagate Country Club. Golf enthusiasts can play on the world-class Palm Beach golf course designed by legendary architect Joe Lee, experience the club’s signature 17th hole, which is considered one of the great short par-3s in South Florida, and lounge in the newly renovated private clubhouse. Available through September, the Summer Stay & Play Golf Package allows guests to step in the shoes of legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus with a complimentary 18-hole round of golf and deluxe player accommodations.
Litchfield Park, AZ
Celebrating 90 years of Southwestern hospitality in 2019, and 100 years since opening the first building on property, The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, AZ boasts 54 holes of championship golf courses. The three world-class courses, The Gold, Blue, and Red, offer a diversity that cannot be matched by any other Arizona resort. The courses were designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and, in true Wigwam style, each provides a unique challenge that adds excitement and variety to one’s time at the relaxing retreat. Guests looking to test their skills on the green can book the Tee it Up Golf Package which includes a one-night stay in a Fairway room or suite, unlimited say-day consecutive golf, and breakfast daily.
The Tryall Club
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Rated as one of the Caribbean’s finest golf courses, The Tryall Club in Jamaica has been a top golf destination in the Caribbean for generations. Recently completing a two-year renovation to the championship golf course, this is the perfect time for winter golf enthusiasts to hit the links and play the historic course. Intricately designed by Ralph Plummer in 1961, the 6,800-yard, 18-hole Par 72 course winds through the 2,200-acre estate, cleverly blending the estate’s layout with the coastline and landscape’s natural features. Following its renovation, the course now provides golfers with outstanding conditions with strategic holes that offer shot value and variety. Golfers will enjoy a game that takes them throughout the historic grounds seeing ruins dating back to 18th century and memorable holes including #7 which takes golfers from Tryall’s 200-year-old aqueduct to the historic Great House.
Country Club Lima Hotel
Peru is considered a bucket list destination for many, with a number of natural wonders that welcome travelers from all over the world. Before visiting Machu Pichu or the Nazca Lines, enjoy a round in one of the Americas’ oldest cities. Country Club Lima Hotel, a Grand Dame hotel steeped in heritage dating back to 1927, offers guests exclusive access to Lima Golf Club, Lima’s most elegant private club. Travelers can enjoy world-class golf just steps away from the hotel, allowing the flexibility and comfort of retreating back to the room to freshen up between rounds or enjoy a leisurely lunch at the famed Perroquette Restaurant. Golfers can then top off a day on the greens with the best Pisco Sour in town at English Bar.