best golf bachelor party destinations
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If you’re getting married soon, it must be time to take a last swing before the ring. The best way to celebrate the end of your single life is by taking a trip for your bachelor party. Plus, no bachelor trip is complete without a round or two of golf, so here is a list of all the best destinations in the US for all the fun you could possibly have. 

1. Miami, Florida

Miami
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If we’re talking golf, Florida should always be at the top of the list. With the biggest collection of golf courses and some of the most gorgeous beaches in the country, you can’t go wrong with a trip to any city in this state. However, if you are planning a golf bachelor party in the US, Miami is most certainly a must! The city is known for its bright and sandy beaches, raving nightlife, and exquisite golf courses, so you’ll never be left with an empty itinerary and nothing to do. 

Recommended courses to play:

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You can also check the golf resorts directly. Here’s our recommendation for the best golf resorts in Florida.

Activities to do besides golfing:

  • Explore the nightlife 
  • Take a boat cruise or throw a boat party
  • Crash a pool party
  • Go speed boating off the coast
  • Rent a party bus and go club hopping
  • Take a guided tour of Everglades National Park

2. Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas
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What is the first thing that you think of when you hear the words Las Vegas or Sin City? I’m sure casinos, party, and nightlife are just some of the words that pop up, but did you know that this city deserves a place on any golfer’s bucket list? If you’re planning on taking a gamble by hosting your bachelor party in Las Vegas, the payout will last a lifetime because this destination ticks all of the boxes.  

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Activities to do besides golfing:

  • Hit the casinos for some gambling
  • Spend the night out at the clubs
  • Watch an ice hockey game
  • Go racing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • Jet ski on Lake Mead

3. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach
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If you’ve ever been to the Grand Strand, you’ll know that the 60-mile (96.6 km) string of beaches is a very good reason to pay a visit to Myrtle Beach. Plus, you may have heard of the city being referred to as the Golf Capital of the World before. Needless to say, this is a prime spot for your bachelor party.   

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Activities to do besides golfing:

  • Attend a murder mystery dinner show
  • Ride the SkyWheel
  • Explore the boardwalk and promenade
  • Take a trip to the Hollywood Wax Museum
  • Try adventurous water activities, like wakeboarding or river tubing
  • Do some laps at the Myrtle Beach NASCAR Speedway

4. Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale
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Do you fancy taking a trip to The West’s Most Western Town for your bachelor party? Here, you’ll find plenty of fantastic golf courses to test your skills and more than enough activities to enjoy after each round. A trip to Scottsdale isn’t complete without a visit to the desert but that’s not all this city has to offer. If you’re into clubbing, the nightlife is almost as wild as the desert.  

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Activities to do besides golfing:

  • Take an ATV tour in the desert
  • Explore the club-scene
  • Attend a desert pool party
  • Book a party bike tour
  • Unwind at a cigar bar

5. Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs
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Dear nature lovers and mountain enthusiasts, this one’s for you; the gorgeous Coachella Valley. Here, you can enjoy the last bit of your freedom in the way you should; by taking in all the fresh air in an open and freeing setting. If you and your friends would prefer to be close to nature rather than surrounded by skyscrapers and crowded beaches, there’s no doubt that Palm Springs would be the perfect destination for your golf bachelor trip. From world-class golf courses to views that’ll take your breath away, this city is sure to keep your friends talking about your bachelor party for years to come.  

Recommended courses to play:

Recommended golf packages

Activities to do besides golfing:

  • Take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to the top of San Jacinto Peak 
  • Go mountain biking 
  • Go on a jeep tour through Joshua Tree National Park
  • Ride in a Palm Springs biplane

6. San Diego, California

San Diego
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Have you ever wondered why San Diego is known as America’s Finest City? If you don’t want to wait to find out after your bachelor trip, I’ll go ahead and tell you. Well, it’s mainly because once you visit this city, you’ll never want to leave and the chances are good that you’ll move there on a whim. The weather is as close to perfect as it gets, the people are some of the friendliest on earth, and the list of activities is never-ending. Need I say more? 

Recommended courses to play:

Recommended golf packages

Activities to do besides golfing:

  • Party on a rented yacht
  • Spend the day deep-sea fishing
  • Explore the beaches
  • Go indoor kart racing
  • Take up some surf lessons

7. Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles
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This city’s nickname, The City of Angels, came from its name in Spanish, which translates to The Angels. Los Angeles is home to the famous Hollywood, which is typically enough reason for a trip to the city. However, Hollywood is just a drop in the bucket when it comes to what the city has to offer, especially as a destination for your bachelor trip.

There are more than enough golf courses to choose from, including the luxurious Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles, and activities to satisfy each member of your group’s needs.

Recommended courses to play:

Recommended golf packages

Activities to do besides golfing:

  • Visit Universal Studios
  • Take a Dodger Stadium Tour
  • Take a helicopter tour at night
  • Do the LA Ghost Tour
  • Get your giggle on at the Laugh Factory
  • Walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame

8. Orlando, Florida

Orlando
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The City Beautiful is located in the state with the most golf courses, which should tell you enough about what you can expect on your trip. It’s every child’s dream to meet Mickey Mouse at Disney World, but if you’re completely honest with yourself, it could be very cool to make one of your childhood fantasies come true. Don’t worry, Orlando isn’t just the place where dreams come true because there are a lot of other adventurous activities to get the adrenaline pumping. 

Recommended courses to play:

Recommended golf packages

Activities to do besides golfing:

  • Channel your inner child at the Walt Disney World Resort
  • Stop by Hogwarts at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Get adventurous at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
  • Go on a brewery tour
  • Test your aim at a paintball course
  • Go indoor skydiving

9. Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix
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Is the Valley of the Sun calling your name? That’s probably because you should definitely visit the city at least once in your life and there’s no better time than at your bachelor party with your best mates. Arizona is known for its natural landscape and mountainous views but it has a lot more going for it and you’d be surprised to see how many parties are actually thrown in this state. 

Recommended courses to play:

Recommended golf packages

Activities to do besides golfing:

  • Attend a pool party
  • Take a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon
  • Go hiking in Camelback Mountain
  • Try bull riding at a rodeo
  • Hire dune buggies or ATVs
  • Take a brewery or wine tour

10. Austin, Texas

Austin
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Austin is known as the Live Musical Capital of the World, so if you fancy attending a good old-fashioned country music show on your bachelor trip, here’s your chance. In addition to all the cowboys and country singers, there are also various golf courses and other activities to try in this city. If you’d like to feel like a real cowboy for a while, there are shooting ranges across the city to challenge you and your closest friends. 

Recommended courses to play:

Recommended golf packages

Activities to do besides golfing:

  • Ride the Twisted Texas Brew Bus
  • Rent a boat on Lake Austin and Lake Travis
  • Ride go-karts at Circuit of the Americas
  • Go river tubing 
  • Go rock climbing
  • Practice your shooting at a range

11. New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
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Did you know that the famous Bourbon Street in New Orleans wasn’t named after the liquor? Shocking, right? It was actually named after the French royal family, House of Bourbon. Nevertheless, pub crawling on this street is most certainly a bucket list item so you can’t go wrong with Big Easy as your bachelor party destination. And before you ask, the answer is yes; there are more than enough golf courses in this city. 

Recommended courses to play:

Recommended golf packages

Activities to do besides golfing:

  • Take a swamp tour
  • Go on an airboat tour
  • Eat at a Michelin-star restaurant
  • Go pub crawling on Bourbon Street
  • Go-karting at NoLa Motorsports

12. Maui, Hawaii

Maui
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The Valley Isle is Hawaii’s second biggest island but it’s also where all the fun happens. Maui is known for its magnificent sunsets and sunrises, the migration of 10,000 humpback whales, and the ʻĪao Valley. There are many pineapple farms and 120 miles (32.2 km) of coastline, which just contribute to the tropical feel of this destination. If you’re considering Hawaii for your bachelor trip, remember to attend a traditional Hawaiian lūʻau. 

Recommended courses to play:

Recommended golf packages

Activities to do besides golfing:

  • Take a craft beer tour
  • Rent a party bus
  • Zipline with Skyline Eco Adventures
  • Play a round or two of paintball
  • Take up surf lessons
  • Hire a private charter
  • Challenge your mates to an escape room

FAQ 

Can we use our own golf clubs on a bachelor’s trip?

Absolutely! If you feel comfortable with your clubs and your mates agree, it would be much better to bring your own sets. Remember to leave a space in the car or if you’re flying, follow the guidelines that you can find in our article on packing golf clubs for a flight. Keep in mind that you’ll still be needing your clubs after the trip and even after your wedding, so take good care of them. 

Which city is the best for a golf trip?

It would be very difficult to choose just one city in the US when it comes to golf. The country is full of popular golfing destinations and plenty of hidden gems. Take a look at our list of the top US cities with the best golf courses to choose your own favorite. 

Is golf a popular bachelor party activity?

Golf is most certainly among the top five bachelor party activities. Whether you and the boys are regulars on the golf course or just looking to try it once for fun, it is a must for your itinerary.

What other activities are suited for a bachelor party? 

The activities that you add to your list will depend on what you and your friends typically enjoy. If you’re not into drinking alcohol, brewery tours and pub crawling won’t suit your party. If all of you are very adventurous, you could do activities like go-karting, rock climbing, and mountain biking. On the other hand, if you would prefer a relaxed evening you should definitely go out for a meal and enjoy a show, movie, or concert.

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