Golf Destinations That Are Perfect For a Trip in 2023

Ross Bridge Golf Course Photo Credit Art Meripol

We’ve compiled the best golf destinations in the United States and internationally for you to visit. Get ready to check some courses off your bucket list in 2023!


Ka‘anapali Where The World Comes to Play

Situated on 300 acres of sacred lands once home to the Royal Chiefs of Maui, Ka‘anapali Golf Courses offers 36 holes of panoramic views of Lana‘i, Molokai and the West Maui Mountains. As part of the Ka‘anapali Beach Resort Association, guests can stay at one of 13 beautiful hotels and resorts. The community is anchored by Whalers Village, a beachside shopping center with boutiques, restaurants, a whaling museum, hula lessons and other entertaining activities.

Kaanapali Golf Course

Golf Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama, is a young, sophisticated city located in the heart of the southeastern United States. The climate is moderate year-round, making the city an excellent choice for golfing throughout most of the year. Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is a collection of championship courses that runs from the mountains in the north to the beaches in the south. Birmingham has two courses along the Trail, the Oxmoor Valley Course and the Ross Bridge Course. The greater Birmingham area has more than 140,000 yards of some of the best public golf on earth.

Ross Bridge Golf Course
Photo Credit Art Meripol

Iberostar Resorts in the Dominican Republic Have it all!

Regardless of which of the 5 All-inclusive, 5 Star, Iberostar properties in Punta Cana you decide to stay at you will have the opportunity to access the recently crowned “Best Golf Course” in the Dominican Republic by World Golf Awards – The P.B. designed Iberostar Bavaro Golf Club.

Iberostar Grand Bavaro
Punta Cana
Dominican Republic
Hole 8

Play America’s Golf Island Hilton Head Island, SC

Golf’s popularity is surging, and there’s no place better to experience this great game than America’s Golf Island. Comprised of a diverse collection of 26 golf courses spread throughout Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Beaufort, South Carolina, the region’s breathtaking natural beauty attracted many of golf’s greatest architects: Robert Trent Jones, Rees Jones, Davis Love III, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and George Fazio, just to name a few.

Harbour Town Golf Links

Boyne Golf
The Golf Epic…The Trip Easy

As a golf writer, I get to play at a lot of great golf resorts. One I keep going back to is BOYNE Golf. This renowned Michigan golf destination has grown to become one of the largest golf destinations in North America, encompassing 10 courses and three resort properties, including Bay Harbor, The Highlands, and Boyne Mountain. The lakeside resort towns of Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and Boyne City have long been summertime playgrounds for those in the know.

Bay Harbor Links Course

Saddlebrook Resort

If the gazillion gallon pool and Tiki Bar are not enough to get your attention, perhaps the 2 Arnold Palmer designed courses spread out over 480 lush acres of lagoons and cypress trees will do the trick. The legendary Saddlebrook Resort is Tampa’s preeminent resort, a players delight with golf, a golf academy, championship tennis complex, top-notch athletic training facilities, spacious fitness centers and three swimming pools, the resort is a recipe for at leisure, a perfect blend of endorphins and downtime. Ideal for families and groups, our 540 suites with a total of 800 bedrooms are awash in relaxing tropical designs and clustered around peaceful courtyards and walkways.

SaddleBrook Resort

Florida’s Sports Coast

Calling all adventure seekers, everything is active, exciting and thrilling here. This region, on the Gulf of Mexico is located about 35 miles north of Tampa, 90 miles east of Orlando and 75 miles south of Ocala, is a magnet to outdoor adventurers. From snorkelers, paddleboarders, divers, or beach going toe dippers to those into Extreme Sports…..skydiving anyone? Additionally, there are 11 premier golf courses in the immediate Florida’s Sports Coast region with the crown jewel in the region, is without a doubt Saddlebrook Resort.

Saddlebrook Resort
9th Hole

Sweet Home Alabama

Sweet Home Alabama is a golfing destination unlike any other, as home to the original golf trail, modern and historic golf resorts, and over 32 miles of sugar-white beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Both the incomparable Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail and the Arnold Palmer-designed Craft Farms Resort in Gulf Shores put Alabama on the radar of traveling golf groups more than 27 years ago.

Kiva Dunes Golf & Beach Resort
Gulf Shores, Alabama

The North Carolina Outer Banks
The Golf Trip You Must Take in 2023

Located at the top of North Carolina’s barrier islands, the Outer Banks divides the Atlantic Ocean from the Currituck Sound making for one of the most unique coastal golf experiences in the country. With so many holes along the waters completely surrounding the Outer Banks, you would be hard pressed to find a more picturesque and exciting place to tee it up.

Nags Head Golf Links
18th Hole

Santee, South Carolina
The Most Fun, Value-Packed Golf Vacation on the East Coast

The top priority at Santee Cooper Resort is to provide a golf trip for guests that is fun and loaded with value. This is why 89% of Resort customers repeat every year. From great golf and first-class accommodations to BBQ dinners, golf shop gift cards and deeply discounted replay rounds, the golf vacation experience is second to none.

Santee Cooper Country Club
18th green

North Carolina’s Pinehurst Area
Buzzing with 2023 Excitement

Golf around Pinehurst boasts a storied legacy unlike any other place in the country, offering a variety of memorable sporting experiences on layouts created by the most renowned names in the game including Donald Ross, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Gil Hanse, Dan Maples and many others.

Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club
4th Hole

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