By Cathy Higgins | Nov. 1, 2018
Just because the summer season is over doesn’t mean it’s time to retire the golf clubs. You can still hit the links and experience some of the best courses around the world. This fall and winter, luxury hotels and resorts are offering players of all ages and abilities the opportunity to hit a hole-in-one on unique courses and fairways.
The Woodlands Resort in The Woodlands, Texas
Located 30 minutes from Downtown Houston, The Woodlands Resort is a hidden oasis that offers world-class golf to players of all ages and abilities. Spanning across 28,000 acres of the Texas Piney Woods, the resort provides the ideal backdrop for a round (or two) – deep woods, shining waters, well-designed fairways, pristine greens and a serene environment. Players can test their skills on one of four tee sets on The Oaks Course or play a round on the Panther Trail™ that boasts tree-lined fairways, challenging elevations and a unique island finishing green. After a long day on the course, players can spend the evening at the resort’s upscale steakhouse, Robard’s, and enjoy a garden-to-glass cocktail fireside before returning to one of the property’s 402 guestrooms and suites.
The Seagate Hotel & Spa in Delray Beach, Florida
The Seagate Hotel & Spa invites players of all skill levels to enjoy exclusive access to The Seagate Country Club. Golf enthusiasts can play on the world-class Palm Beach golf course designed by legendary architect Joe Lee, experience the club’s signature 17th hole that considered one of the great short par-3s in South Florida and lounge in the newly renovated private clubhouse.
The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Arizona
Celebrating 90 years of Southwestern hospitality in 2019, and 100 years since opening the first building on property, The Wigwam boasts 54 holes of championship golf courses on 440 acres. The three world-class courses, The Gold, Blue and Red, offer unmatched diversity. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., each course provides a unique challenge that adds excitement and variety to one’s time at the retreat.
The Tryall Club in Montego Bay, Jamaica
The Tryall Club in Jamaica has been a top golf destination in the Caribbean for generations. Recently completing a two-year renovation to the championship golf course, this is the perfect time for winter golf enthusiasts to hit the links and play the historic course. Intricately designed by Ralph Plummer in 1961, the 6,800-yard, 18-hole Par 72 course winds through the 2,200-acre estate, cleverly blending the estate’s layout with the coastline and landscape’s natural features. Following its renovation, the course now provides golfers with outstanding conditions with strategic holes that offer shot value and variety. Golfers will enjoy a game that takes them throughout the historic grounds seeing ruins dating back to 18th century and memorable holes including No. 7 which takes golfers from Tryall’s 200-year-old aqueduct to the historic Great House.
Country Club Lima Hotel in Lima, Peru
Peru is considered a bucket-list destination for many, with a number of natural wonders that welcome travelers from all over the world. Before visiting Machu Pichu or the Nazca Lines, enjoy a round in one of the Americas’ oldest cities. Country Club Lima Hotel, a Grand Dame hotel steeped in heritage dating back to 1927, offers guests exclusive access to Lima Golf Club, Lima’s most elegant private club. Travelers can enjoy world-class golf just steps away from the hotel, allowing the flexibility and comfort of retreating back to the room to freshen up between rounds or enjoy a leisurely lunch at the famed Perroquet Restaurant. Golfers can then top off a day on the greens with the best Pisco Sour in town at English Bar.
If trading chilly weather for the warmth of the fairway is what you have in mind, you’ve got plenty of options.