Welcome back from yer weekend, Rockheads! Hopefully, at least a few of you folks got out onto the links over the three-day weekend. If you’re lookin’ for inspiration for yer next golfin’ trip, you’ve come to the right place. This here caveman’s been around fer a few… millennia, so I know all the best golfin’ hot spots. Check out the top 75 best golf courses if you’ve got the time. But for the Rockheads on the go, here’s my own personal top 5 best golfin’ destinations:
1) Pebble Beach Resort/Inn at Spanish Bay, California
The views, the history, the excellence – when it comes to Pebble Beach, nothin’ comes close. No wonder the USGA has, on more than one occasion, cut into the traditional 10-year gap for Pebble to host the U.S. Open. Room rates at Pebble Beach can be a little pricey – around $615 a night – but if ya feel the urge to treat yerself, ya can’t do much better.
2) Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua at Maui, Hawaii
There’s only really one word to describe the Plantation Course. No wonder it’s the site of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions! Can you hit the 663-yard 18th in two like Bubba Watson did back in 2011? Only one way to find out.
3) The Greenbrier (8) White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
For you east coaters, it don’t get much better than The Greenbrier. Startin’ this summer, there’s s’posed to be a 240-passenger train servin’ guests from Union Station in Washington, D.C. that takes folks to the resort. Convenience plus great golfin’ – count this caveman in!
4) Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Oregon
West coasters should take advantage of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon. Old Macdonald, the resort’s fourth course, has been getting’ rave reviews. A fifth course, up of 13 par 3s is set to open this June – definitely worth makin’ a trip!
5) Sandy Lane, Barbados
If yer lookin’ to travel to the tropics fer your next golf outin’ you should seriously consider makin’ a trip down to Sandy Lane, Barbados – especially if yer plannin’ on staying a while to play a LOT of golf. Featurin’ the seven-, 14-, or 21-day golf passes, this resort makes it feel almost like joinin’ a private club for the length of your visit!
So there’s my list of best golfin’ destinations, but let’s hear from you travelin’ Rockheads! Where have you gone for your best golf trips? Have any good golf stories from Memorial Day weekend? Leave your tales in the comment section!
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