Sunday, May 26, 2013

Golf Summer Vacation Destinations

When the summer comes, golf resorts can be a good summer vacation destination. Summer is the best season for golf, as you can be sure of greater distance on the dry summer grass. The best golf summer vacation destinations are in the United States, Mediterranean or the Caribbean which have some of the finest golf resorts on the coast and further inland. These are a few great golf summer vacation destinations to visit.

Pebble Beach Golf Resort

The legendary Pebble Beach Resort is one of the best golf summer vacation destinations. This golf resort includes four renowned golf courses which play alongside the Monterey coastline in California. Among them are Pebble Beach Golf Links, the Links at Spanish Bay, Spy Glass Hill Golf Resort and Monte Golf Course.

As it is usually ranked among the top 10 golf courses in the United States  Pebble Beach Golf Links is probably the most famous. This fantastic ocean-side golf course has hosted five U.S. Opens, and includes some famous holes. Holes such as the short par-3, a little over 100 yards, which has a green located beside the Pacific Ocean. The 18th hole is also considered to be one of the best finishing holes in golf in which the ocean runs alongside the left side of the hole. When combined with the other great courses at the resort, you can be sure that this is one of the hottest golf summer vacation destinations.

Kiawah Island

On the east coast, Kiawah Island is another of the great U.S. golf summer vacation destinations. Kiawah Island is a barrier island in South Carolina, and includes five top-class golf courses such as the Ocean Course, Osprey Point, Coughar Point, Oak Point and Turtle Point.

Of the four courses, the Ocean Course is the championship course that has hosted PGA Tour golf championships. It has also hosted the Ryder Cup, and will be the venue for the 2012 PGA Championship as well. Like Pebble Beach, this golf course includes a variety of seaside holes. In actual fact, there are approximately 10 holes which run alongside the Atlantic coastline.

Sandy Lane

With a tropical climate the Caribbean also has some great summer golf vacation destinations. Take note of the Sandy Lane golf resort in Barbados on the Platinum Coast. As such, the resort also has great nearby beaches with unique coral reefs. This is ranked 10th in Golf Digest's top 10 North America golf resorts.

Currently, Sandy Lane has three golf courses including the Monkey Course, the Country Club Course and the Old Nine. Of these, the Country Club Course includes some long 600 yard plus holes, and the Old Nine is the oldest of the courses which date back to 1961. The Old Nine is a nine hole course which has some narrow fairways and small greens.

The Costa Del Sol

Another fantastic summer golf vacation destination is that of the Costa Del Sol in the south of Spain which includes the famous Valderrama golf course. There are over 60 golf courses in the Costa Del Sol in Malga, Marbella, Santogrande and Mijas. Here you can make the most of the Mediterranean summer at resorts such as the Marbella Golf and Country Club.

The Costa Del Sol, Sandy Lane, Pebble Beach and Kiawah Island resorts are great destinations for golf summer vacations. With fantastic championship golf courses that have great landscapes, sizzling summer climates and a variety of golf vacation packages these golf resorts could be ideal golf vacation destinations.

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