If your idea of a good weekend is time spent on the links, there’s a solid chance that a golf bachelor party is right for you. Picture sunrise tee-times, beers over lunch, and a scenic resort to welcome you back from a full day of your low-handicap handiwork.
Looking for a cheat sheet to plan your golf bachelor party? We’ve rounded up some top-notch courses set in the biggest golf destinations around the U.S.
The year-round warm weather and nationally acclaimed courses make Arizona a natural choice for any golf getaway. Cities like Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tucson will offer a wealth of options groups made up of amateur or experienced golfers alike.
In the Sonoran Desert of Scottsdale, you’ll find We-Ko-Pa Golf Club which features two award-winning courses with scenic mountain views. Or, venture to Quintero Golf Club which was previously ranked as the “Best Public Course” by Golf Digest and Golfweek magazine. Both courses offer a stay and play option so you can maximize your time on the course with the ultimate convenience.
A great destination to take advantage of both the beach and golf scene, Florida has a variety of courses to keep your golf bachelor party interesting. TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach is home to the world famous “Island Green” on #17, sure to spark many wagers among your bachelor party crew. If you’d like to double the fun, head to Disney’s Palm Golf Course, the former site of the Walt Disney World Golf Classic won by golf greats like Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, and Vijay Singh. After a full day on the course, stay on-site at the Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort for accommodations with a South Pacific vibe.
Although it’s known as the miniature golf capital of the world, Myrtle Beach and its surrounding areas have plenty of full-scale courses for a bachelor celebration. Highly regarded as one of Myrtle Beach’s best courses, The Dunes Golf & Beach Club was designed by famous course architect Robert Trent Jones and offers something for everyone.
One of the few courses to have hosted each of America’s PGA major championships, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is another spot your golf lovers can’t afford to miss. Certainly not designed for beginners, this course will make even the scratch golfer asks for a few mulligans. When you’re ready to unwind, stay at the resort’s beachfront hotel, group-friendly villas, or vacation rental properties.
Not to be outdone, this neighboring state to the north offers perhaps the most respected courses in professional golf. Featuring nine unique and professional courses, Pinehurst Golf will certainly create a championship bachelor party weekend. Stay at the luxury Pinehurst Resort to save on their golf packages that include accommodations, meals, golf rounds, cart fees, as well as access to all the resort offerings.
Another great option just down the road, Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club features perfectly curated fairways and greens. Between the luxurious resort and majestic course, the flight home will come much too soon.
The West Coast has its fair share of notable courses, drawing golfers from all across the country. If your crew is looking to play where the pros compete, Pebble Beach is where it’s at. This legendary golf resort has been the site of six men’s Major Championships, not to mention its incredible views of California’s Monterey Peninsula. Make sure to book your tee time well in advance and treat yourself to a personal caddie.
Further down the coastline lies San Diego’s Torrey Pines Golf Course made famous for hosting the 2008 U.S. Open, and is slated to be the site of the 2021 U.S. Open. While golfing this bucket-list course, you’ll enjoy cliff top views and you’ll even have the option to stay on the property by booking accommodations with The Lodge at Torrey Pines.