Top 3 Summer Golf Destinations

Top 3 Summer Golf Destinations

May 26, 2017

Top 3 Summer Golf Destinations

With Summer right around the corner, it's time to start planning your epic golf getaway. But with so many great options across the country, it's hard to find the best place to travel and play. Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here's our top 3 must play destinations this year.

Northern Michigan

Ahhhh, Pure Michigan. There's nothing quite like a hot summer day on the golf course in Michigan. From the views of the Great Lakes, to the serenity of playing through the middle of the woods, Michigan has a golf course everyone can enjoy.  From Arcadia Bluffs, to Lockenheath and Tree Tops, you'll be amazed hole after hole at the true beauty Northern Michigan has to offer. 

Top 3 Courses to Play:

1. Arcadia Bluffs

This truly magnificent course is perched on the bluffs of Northern Michigan overlooking Lake Michigan. This links style course offers great golf, pure beauty and a clubhouse view unlike any other. If you have the chance, Arcadia is a must play at sunset. 

2. Bay Harbor         

27 holes and built on an old quarry mine, Bay Harbor offers some of the most unique golfing holes in the world. Each 9 offers something different for golfers. The Links offers incredible views of Lake Michigan from high above.

The Preserve offers the peace and quiet of a traditional Up North golf course. The Quarry will leave you breathless with its pure beauty of meandering holes through the quarry itself.  All three finish with some epic views of Lake Michigan.
3. Forest Dunes 

Known for being a mix of Pine Valley and Augusta National, Forest Dunes will leave you in awe from it's pristine conditions and sandy layout. Don't worry about settling any ties on the 18th green, there's a 19th hole where all bets can be settled. Try Forest Dunes new reverse course. It's the only course, besides St. Andrews, which can be played one way, then played the exact opposite way the next day. 

Myrtle Beach

Known as one of the best golfing hot spots, Myrtle Beach is a must for golfers with a serious case of the golfing bug. With a golf course within 5 minutes wherever your are, it won't be hard to find a gem. 

Top 3 Courses to Play:

1. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club 

Built on the former site of a working southern rice plantation, Caledonia has it all. Known for it's beauty and distinct layout , Caledonia is one-of-a-kind. Sitting at just over 6,500 yards, Caledonia is no bear in length. What it's missing in length, it makes up for in strategy. Meandering through creeks and 100-year-old oaks, Caledonia is known to be quite the difficult track. 


2. Grande Dunes Resort Course

Host of the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship, Grande Dunes comes in at a whopping 7,600 yards from the tips. With beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway from high above, as well as breathtaking marshes and homes, Grande Dunes is quite the track and a must for planning your Myrtle Beach trip. Don't be fooled by it's beauty, this course is no joke.   


3. Myrtle Beach National, Kings North

Kings North was renovated  by the King, Arnold Palmer, in 1996. Since then, Kings North has been a must-play when visiting the Myrtle Beach Area. From the pure Bermuda fairways, to the pure-white bunkers, Kings North will keep you on your toes from the opening tee shot, to your closing putt. Make sure you bring your gambling pants for the Par-5 sixth hole. An island fairway entices you to go for the green in two. It's quite the gamble, literally.


3. Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest has some of the top golf courses in the country. Many offers beautiful views of the Pacific ocean or mountains in the distance. The Pacific Northwest is becoming a hotspot for premiere golf with breathtaking views.

Top 3 Courses to Play: 

1. All Six Bandon Courses 

Golf was made for this. Every course at Bandon is shaped by nature itself. From the Pacific Ocean views, to the natural rolling terrain, it's easy to fall in love with Bandon. This is golf at it's very purest state. The golfer with the ability to out-think his playing partners will play best here. 

2. Chambers Bay

Home of the 2015 U.S Open, Chambers Bay is not for the faint of heart. Built on an old sand and gravel mine, Chambers Bay offers magnificent views of the Puget Sound. Built to resemble the play of an old Scottish-style course, Chambers Bay offers the best of both worlds, beautiful views and world-class golf. Make sure you're prepared for a challenge when you come. 

3. Pronghorn Resort (Jack Nicklaus Signature) 

The most unknown of the 3 listed here, Pronghorn will do anything but disappoint. Ranked as the 38th Best Public Course by Golf Magazine, Pronghorn is meant for every level golfer. Natural landscaping offers magnificent views of the Cascade Mountains. Every inch of this course is rugged and wild. 

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