best golf resorts in the US
Torrey Pines is one of the best golf resorts in the US. Credit; Torrey Pines

Each state in the US offers plenty of golf resorts to choose from. However, if you want the best of the best all around the US, you need to check out this list of the top 33 below. Each one offers some of the greatest and most comfortable accommodations mixed with unique golf courses that will make for the perfect vacation.

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1. Torrey Pines Golf Course, California

Torrey Pines
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There are two championship courses at Torrey Pines known as the North and South Courses. These are the locations for many PGA Tour events, such as the 2021 U.S. Open. When combined with comfortable guest rooms, pools, restaurants, and even a spa, it makes sense why this is the best golf resort in the United States. 

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2. Pebble Beach, California

The Lodge Pebble Beach
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There are several different accommodations to choose from when you stay at Pebble Beach. All are considered luxury and offer gorgeous views. There are four full golf courses and a short course designed by Tiger Woods himself. 

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3. Bandon Dunes, Oregon

Bandon Dunes
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There are six full-sized courses to choose from when you stay at Bandon Dunes in Oregon. All of these courses follow traditional links golf, where the course changes with the seasons. Stay with your friends at the Grove Cottages, or stay at the Lodge or Inn if you’re traveling alone. 

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Bandon Dunes isn’t the only great resort in Oregon, check out Bandon Crossings, which also offers fantastic stay and play packages.

4. Big Cedar Lodge, Missouri

Big Cedar Lodge
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Big Cedar Lodge lives up to its name with large, comfortable, and rustic wooden accommodations. Enjoy your time golfing, but don’t forget to explore everything else in the area, like Fun Mountain, the marina, and Top of the Rock. When you’re done for the day, enjoy dinner and the cocktail lounge back at the resort. 

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5. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina

Kiawah Island Golf Resort
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Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina offers five courses. By staying at the resort, you get more options for tee times and even discounts on the standard golfing fees. There are other discounts when staying at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, including complimentary rides, access to various outdoor adventures, and various discounts throughout the island. 

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6. Legends Golf Resort, South Carolina

Legends Golf Resort
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Legends Golf Resort is considered to have five of the best championship golf courses in all of the Carolinas. When you stay at the resort, you get access to these courses, as well as the practice facility that takes up 30 acres. Drinks, breakfast, and lunch are also included in the package. 

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7. Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Florida

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge
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Want to learn golf based on Arnold Palmer’s philosophy? If you stay at his club in Bay Hill, you can take the time to join his golf academy. You then get to practice the skills you’re taught in one of two courses. The accommodations are charming and comfortable – just what you need after a hard day of work. 

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8. The Broadmoor, Colorado

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The Broadmoor Golf Club isn’t only considered one of the best in the state, but one of the best in the world. When you stay at the Broadmoor, you get wonderful mountain views. You also get the chance to play at the golf course that has hosted tournaments such as the U.S. Women’s Open and PGA Cup Matches. 

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You can find the best golf packages in Colorado here with Broadmoor Golf among them.

9. Sea Island, Georgia

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Sea Island in Georgia offers the perfect mix of luxury, relaxation, and golfing. It has three championship golf courses and a 17,000-square-foot Golf Performance Center. There are plenty of natural areas to explore and visit, different accommodations to choose from, and gorgeous settings wherever you are. 

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10. The Greenbrier, West Virginia

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When you stay at the Greenbrier, you get a classic golf feel. Choose one of the signature report rooms to feel like you’re the king of the castle. The unlimited golf package offers you the chance at least once a day, even on your check-in and check-out days. 

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11. Pinehurst, North Carolina

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Pinehurst is an old resort that’s been around for over 125 years. The resort features several courses, and restaurants to choose from. There’s also a country club available for those passionate about the sport to come together and meet. 

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12. Streamsong, Florida

Streamsong
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If you want a quiet place to relax and stretch those golfing muscles, you won’t be disappointed with Streamsong in Florida. They offer courses designed by Coore, Crenshaw, Doak, Hanse, and Wagner. In addition to golfing, there are luxury lakeside accommodations and spas to allow you to get the most out of your time on vacation. 

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13. The Prarie Club, Nebraska

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The Prarie Club is a semi-private resort located in Nebraska. With their stay and play packages, you get unlimited golf across the entire property, a GPS-enabled cart, breakfast every day, and of course beautiful accommodation. Non-member packages fill up fast so book well in advance if you want the chance to play here. 

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14. The Coeur d’Alene Resort, Idaho

The Coeur d’Alene Resort
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The Coeur d’Alene Resort makes sure every vacation is tailored to their guest’s preferences. Take their quick to get a personalized itinerary and plan your vacation. Make your days all about golfing with floating greens, or have the perfect balance of your favorite hobbies. 

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15. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, South Carolina

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
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Have you ever felt at home right when you enter a space? With the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, you definitely will experience that feeling. The resort offers lodging that is comfortable and welcoming and three courses to challenge your skills. 

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16. Horseshoe Bay Resort, Texas

Horseshoe Bay Resort
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Each course at Horseshoe Bay Resort offers something unique. Experience waterfalls, “million dollar holes”, challenging courses, and panoramic views as you try out the courses available. When you’re done for the day, go back to the Tuscan-inspired private homes and condos alongside the lake to relax. 

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17. Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, California

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
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If you want championship golf courses, and eight different pools to swim at when you aren’t out on the greens, then you need to visit Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in California. If you bring your family, there are various resort activities to partake in or you can check out some big San Diego features like the Birch Aquarium or Legoland. As part of their golf package, you can get a round of golf per day included in the price. 

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18. InnisBrook Resort, Florida

InnisBrook Resort
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InnisBrook Resort offers four championship courses, including the famous Copperhead course. When you stay at this resort, you get condo-style accommodations and flexible stay options. You also get a variety of luxury benefits such as tennis, six pools, and Salamander Spa for the perfect way to unwind. 

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19. Hilton Head, South Carolina

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Hilton Head is an island wholly dedicated to golfing. There are over 26 championship golf courses alone, with designs from people such as Robert Trent Jones Sr., Pete Dye, and Jack Nicklaus. When you stay at the Hilton Head Resort on the island, you can get access to all of these courses so make sure you plan enough time to try them all out. 

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20. Turtle Bay, Hawaii

Turtle Bay
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Hawaii is pretty far from the rest of the US, so it’s a good idea to pack your golfing equipment in one of the best golf travel bags to protect your clubs and bag while you’re flying. Once you know your equipment is safe, travel to Turtle Bay in Hawaii. Find out what happens when a championship golf course meets a breathtaking ocean view. 

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Turtle Bay offers one of the best golf packages, but there are other great options too. Here’s our list of the top stay and play golf packages in Hawaii. Check it out!

21. Kohler, Wisconsin

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If you want the best lodging, spa experience, and golfing all in one package, Kohler provides an experience you just can’t miss out on. The lodging is five stars and the two courses on the property are world class. Senior Opens, PGA championships, Women’s Opens, and the Ryder Cup have been hosted at the Kohler resort. 

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22. Sandestin, Florida

Sandestin
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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers many different accommodation options. Choose your favorite location, how many bedrooms you want, or the theme of your lodging whenever you book. There are four courses to choose from, with a mix of traditional and refreshingly new designs. 

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23. French Lick Resort, Indiana

French Lick Resort
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French Lick Resort offers 45 holes of golf designed by legends like Donald Ross, Pete Dye, and Tom Bendelow. The resort also has three grand hotels to choose from with their own unique designs and benefits. Pick your favorite place to stay and enjoy your rounds of golf in peace. 

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24. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
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From suites with private pools to authentic Hawaiian designs, the Four Seasons Resort in Hualalai has everything you could want. The course by Jack Nicklaus is located just a few feet from the lodgings and runs alongside the Island coast. There are also amenities such as scuba diving, swimming, and various other water sports to fill your days. 

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25. Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Texas

Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
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When you visit the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Texas, you get one round of golf included in your stay. It may be a challenge to choose from the four championship golf courses, but you can always plan ahead and book extra tee times if you want to try them all. Pick a premium or deluxe room and get a taste of Texas Hill Country with the views and furnishings. 

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*Omni Barton is also in our list of the best stay and play golf packages in Texas. Check it out!

26. The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, Georgia

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds
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The Ritz-Carlton Raynolds in Lake Oconee is a surprising destination. Despite being close to Atlanta, it feels like it’s in a natural world all its own. It offers five championship golfing courses alongside fishing, boating, spas, and outdoor dining next to the lake and stars.

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27. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Arizona

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
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Another Ritz-Carlton destination worth visiting if you are a golfing enthusiast is the one located in Dove Mountain in Arizona. It offers a Jack Nicklaus course, but that’s not all. It also offers a 235-foot water slide, swimming pools, spa, hiking, biking, geocaching, stargazing, and various restaurants to try out why you’re visiting. 

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28. Wild Dunes Resort, South Carolina

Wild Dunes Resort
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Wild Dunes Resort in South Carolina offers 36 holes of golf designed by Tom Fazio. These two courses are the Links Course and Harbor Course and offer challenges at every level. You also get your choice of vacation rentals and other amenities to make the perfect vacation and golfing destination in one place. 

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29. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Arizona

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
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Despite the feminine name, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is the perfect place to go if golfing is more than just a hobby for you. Try the TPC Scottsdale Stadium and Champions course, or give the Raptor and Talon course a try if you want something located more in the desert. Choose a private villa, or the golden-standard suite to stay at depending on your preferences.

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30. Fairmont Grand Del Mar, California

Fairmont Grand Del Mar
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The Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego has managed to create a resort that provides contrasting experiences at the same time. It’s a resort that can be relaxing if you want it to, or that’s invigorating and makes you excited to get up and outdoors in the morning. The Fazio golf course takes up 350 acres and is different from the rest of Fazio’s courses throughout the country.

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31. Omni Homestead Resort, Virginia

Omni Homestead Resort
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Omni Homestead Resort in Virginia gives you a taste of history the second you enter the property. It was first opened in 1766 and has hosted 23 U.S. Presidents. The Old Course was created in 1891, and the Upper Cascades was designed by Donald Ross in 1923. 

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32. Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, Hawaii

Four Seasons Resort Lana’i
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This resort sits on bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is the only way to access the Manele Golf Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus takes advantage of the location and uses the ocean as a hazard on three of the holes to really mingle the scenery and the sport. You also get a luxurious island amenity shard to find anywhere else. 
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