Three must-visit U.S. golf destinations

The Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst, which bills itself as "the home of golf in America."
By Premier Golf

Series: Travel Feature

Published: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 4:29 p.m.

Are you looking for the ultimate golf resort experience in America? A place where great golf, luxury and good times merge to create memories that’ll last a lifetime?

If so, you must consider these three amazing golf destinations.

Pinehurst Resort

There’s a special feeling when you stroll the grounds at historic Pinehurst Resort. Stop and admire the Putter Boy statue and think about all the great champions like Hogan, Snead and Nicklaus that played in US Opens here. The red roof of the clubhouse, the white rocking chairs on the brick terrace and the Payne Stewart statue all grab your attention as you practice your putting before your early morning round.

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That’s the one-of-a-kind atmosphere, that’s Pinehurst. It’s truly beautiful with its lush fairways, perfectly manicured greens and thick stands of pine trees. It’s a golf lover’s paradise, but also a great place to relax. The Village at Pinehurst has an array of shops, pubs, restaurants, and historic homes that make for a great day out on the town. It’s a perfect place for couples too, with activities that include a spa, horseback riding and croquet. Best of all, it’s home to nine golf courses, highlighted by No. 2, which hosted both the men’s and ladies U.S. Open’s in 2014.

Whistling Straits

The American Club is a Five Diamond Resort Hotel with four championship golf courses, one of the world’s top rated spas, and a collection of award winning restaurants. You’ll tee up at two dramatic, highly-ranked course complexes, Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. After the round, there are more world-class experiences possible at the Kohler Waters Spa, a spectacular facility with a glass-enclosed rooftop deck with whirlpool, fireplace and lounge. Here, you’ll immerse yourself in a world of luxury on and off the fairways. 

Whistling Straits will host the 2015 PGA Championship.

Bandon Dunes

Golf is the number one priority at Bandon Dunes. With four exceptional links-style 18-hole golf courses and a brilliant 13 hole par-3 course in postcard beautiful settings, this is golf nirvana. These walking-only links courses -- Pacific Dunes, Bandon Dunes, Bandon Trails and Old Mac -- are designed so adroitly, you feel as if they’ve been there for centuries. The cuisine is a winner, too. The menu is dotted with comfort food like homemade style onion rings and meat loaf as well as wonderfully prepared steaks and seafood.
After a round of golf, stop by Mckee’s Pub for a smooth local beer or shoot pool at the Bunker bar under the Lodge where you’ll find an assortment of cigars and fine whiskies. Developer Mike Keiser has created the perfect golf getaway here on the Oregon coast and a sign at the clubhouse says it all: “Golf as it was meant to be.” 

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