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Our top picks & specialties in the country that has the most golf courses in the world.
Hawaii is a haven for golf; a true paradise that tops our list. World-class service and five islands full of amazing golf. Will it be Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Lanai, or the Big Island? Either hop on the Pride of America for an inter-island cruise or pick two to three islands and we’ll take care of the rest.
Best time of year to visit Hawaii: September – March when there is the least rain & highest temperatures.
From coast to coast, the options are endless. Enjoy Arizona’s Scottsdale, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Pinehurst, Whistling Straits, the Carolinas, and all the way up to New York & Boston.
Best time of year to visit USA: Golf can be played year-round in the US.
A visit to the Golden State is a worthy choice. Whether it’s Torrey Pines & San Diego in the south, or the Monterey Peninsula and Pebble Beach in the center, California is brimming with world-class golf courses. One may consider the San Francisco Bay and Napa Valley area for wine aficionados.
Best time of year to visit California: Year-round (California is a big state!)
With over 130 golf courses within 45-minutes’ drive, any golfer keen on visiting LA’s backyard shouldn’t look further than the Palm Springs area. Our recommendation: Stay in Palm Desert (best resorts & food). A trip over to Las Vegas wouldn’t go astray with quality courses like Paiute, Wolf Creek and Sand Hollow towards Salt Lake City.
Best time of year to visit: Year-round. It is best to avoid peak summer months in the desert states so don’t travel July/August because it gets too hot.
From Victoria Island to Edmonton, Canada is brimming full of world-class golf courses. We stick to the ones you can actually play & luckily, there are hundreds of worthy takers. Leafy, relaxed and beautiful; getting lost in BC on your way to Calgary or Edmonton is the right place to do it. Play on Vicotoria Island at Crown Isle, or in Kelowna at Predator Ridge. Whistler has four must-play courses, and need we recommend Fairmont Jasper or Fairmont Banff Springs Resort? Other courses to consider in Southern Alberta are Grey Wolf, Silver Tip, Kannanaskis and Stewart Creek.
Best time of year to visit Canada: Summer months – June to September are the best months to visit.
Heavyweights such as Bandon Dunes take centre stage in Oregon, but there is cracking golf in this leafy state. Look no further than Portland’s Pumpkin Ridge. Our favorite destination in Oregon is Bend, an inland oasis full of micro-breweries and world-class golf courses. Bend enjoys 300 sunny days a year so the weather will be mostly fine! The perfect vacation is a triangle with Portland, Bend and Bandon Dunes comprising the perfect trio.
Best time of year to visit Oregon: Summer months (June – September)
Though not part of the United States, anyone travelling from Australia or New Zealand should look to stop over in Fiji for a few days. It is often a cheaper route and there are two must-play golf courses near Denarau which is the main resort area located on Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island. If you have a little longer, there are some outer islands that are a must-visit; one even has its own high-end golf course.
Best time to visit: During the dry season which is generally May to Ocotber
Some of the friendliest people in the world combined with some amazing delights, South Korea and Japan are two destinations relatively untouched as far as golf travel is concerned.
Best time of year to visit Japan & South Korea: Between March – September
Japan’s Northernmost island is Hokkaido and its capital is Sapporo. Its Niseko area is famous for skiing in winter months but it also has beautiful golf courses. The population on this island is sparse compared to the southern islands so visitors will enjoy unique wildlife, breathtaking nature and golf courses including Lake Toya, Niseko Golf Club, Sapporo Golf Course and Tomakomai Golf Club.
Best time of year to visit Hokkaido: Summer months (June- September).
Japan’s largest and most populous island is Honshu, occupying the very center of the country. Home to the ancient capital Kyoto, and the new capital Tokyo, a visit to Japan wouldn’t be complete without exploring the main island of Honshu. From the bustling streets of Tokyo to the historic temples of Kyoto and the scenic beauty of Mount Fuji, Honshu offers a diverse range of attractions, making it a must-visit for any traveler. Golf is spread everywhere mainly between Tokyo and Hiroshima but every region has great golf.
Best time of year to visit Honshu: Spring is the best (March – June), and Autumn (September – November). Mid summer can work but be wary as it can get very hot and humid.
Kyushu is the southernmost large island off mainland Japan. Enjoy unique experiences such as Takachiho Gorge, Kumamoto Castle, and Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, or visit the port city of Nagasaki. Popular golf courses include Kumamoto, Bobeoka, Kagoshima and Keya Golf Clubs.
Best time of year to visit Kyushu: Spring is the best (March – June), and Autumn (September – November)
Okinawa Prefecture, located in southern Japan, is a tropical paradise renowned for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and unique cultural heritage. The region offers a handful of exceptional golf courses, including the renowned Naha Golf Club and Kise Country Club. Okinawa’s pleasant climate allows for year-round golfing, with the best time to visit for golf being during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when temperatures are mild. Beyond golf, visitors can explore the historic Shuri Castle, indulge in delicious Okinawan cuisine, and discover the vibrant local traditions of the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Best time of year to visit Okinawa: Spring & Autumn
Known for its rich history, vibrant cities, and stunning natural landscapes, South Korea offers a unique travel experience. The country has a thriving golf culture, with world-class courses that attract golf enthusiasts from around the globe. Beyond golf, visitors can explore the bustling streets of Seoul, visit ancient palaces like Gyeongbokgung, indulge in delicious Korean cuisine, and discover serene temples such as Bulguksa. Train travel is the best method to get between main cities like Seoul and Busan. Some of the best golfers in the world are Korean so if you haven’t considered visiting, we highly recommend it!
Best time of year to visit Korea: Spring & Autumn; April – June, September – November.
Welcome to Jeju, a picturesque island off the southern coast of South Korea. Known as the “Hawaii of Korea,” Jeju offers a range of activities and attractions for visitors. Explore the stunning volcanic landscapes, such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes. Discover the breathtaking waterfalls, hike scenic trails, and relax on pristine beaches. Jeju also boasts world-class golf courses, including Pinx Golf Club and Nine Bridges, where golf enthusiasts can tee off amidst stunning coastal and mountain views. Accommodation options range from luxury resorts to cozy guesthouses, with popular areas to stay being Jeju City and Seogwipo. Jeju Island is a true gem, combining natural wonders, golfing excellence, and warm hospitality for an unforgettable experience including Nine Bridges, Blackstone Resort, Pinx & Lotte Skyhill Golf Courses.
Best time of year to visit Korea: Spring & Autumn; April – June, September – November.
There is no denying, anyone looking for the perfect blend of history, world-class food and world-class golf need not look any further than Spain and Portugal and its outer islands
Best time of year to visit Spain & Portugal – Spring (April – June) & Fall/Autumn (September – November)
Porto and Lisbon, two vibrant cities in Portugal, offer distinct and captivating experiences. Porto enchants with its historic streets, picturesque Douro River, and world-famous port wine. Lisbon, the capital, captivates with its colorful neighborhoods, stunning viewpoints, and a blend of ancient and modern charm. Both cities boast rich cultural heritage, delicious cuisine, and a lively atmosphere that makes them must-visit destinations for travelers. We recommend visiting Porto for its culture & history, and Lisbon for its breathtaking city & amazing golf in the nearby Cascais region such as Oitavos Dunes, Penha Longa Resort and Quinta de Marinha Resort.
Best time of year to visit: You can visit year round but the best times are spring and autumn when it’s not too hot or cold.
With 300 sunny days a year, there is a reason why the Algarve is a popular destination for golfers. With 200km of coastline and over 30 golf courses all rated highly, you will be spoilt for choice. Visitors to the Algarve will notice the friendly attitudes, amazing cuisine and easy-going lifestyle.
Best time of year to visit the Algarve: The best months are between April and October, but July can be extremely hot.
With over 70 golf courses, the Costa del Sol is often nicknamed the Costa del Golf, located on Spain’s south-east coast. It has one of the best climates in the world, featuring luxury resorts, fantastic food and of course, world-class golf courses. It has the highest concentration of golf courses in Europe including Valderrama, Finca Cortesin, Real Club Sotogrande and so many more.
Best time of year to visit Costa del Sol: Spring & Autumn (Summer is possible but can be very hot)
Occupying Spain’s north-east corner, the Costa Brava is a stunning coastal region in northeastern Spain. With its rugged cliffs, turquoise waters, and picturesque villages, the Costa Brava is a true Mediterranean gem. Explore charming towns like Tossa de Mar and Cadaqués, indulge in delicious seafood, and soak up the vibrant local culture. Golf enthusiasts will be delighted by the region’s exceptional golf courses, such as PGA Cmiral Resort and Empordà Golf Club.
Best time of year to visit Costa Brava: Between May – October are the best months. It can get hot but not as hot as the south of Spain (usually) so you can visit any time of year.
Valencia is located on the mid-east coast of Spain. Known for its vibrant cities, beautiful beaches, and rich cultural heritage, Valencia offers a delightful blend of history, modernity, and natural beauty. Explore the bustling streets of Valencia City, visit the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, and indulge in the region’s famous paella. Valencia is also a haven for golf enthusiasts, boasting several top-notch golf courses. El Saler Golf Course, designed by Javier Arana, offers a challenging layout amidst a stunning natural setting. Other notable courses include Foressos Golf and Escorpión Golf Club, all providing a memorable golfing experience in Valencia’s scenic surroundings. With its vibrant culture and excellent golfing options, Valencia is a perfect destination for a memorable vacation.
Best time of year to visit Valencia: April and May, or October and November. High season is June to August and it’s extremely hot and busy during these times.
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