Dreaming of a U.S. golf getaway? It might take a little while until you’re able to head south to hit the links, but it’s not too early to start planning. The southern U.S. — from one side of the country to the other — offers some of the best golf courses in the world. From challenging desert courses to lush, tree-lined fairways and ocean-side greens, golf in the U.S. is as diverse as it is spectacular.
With U.S. courses that cater to every golfer’s budget, you can create the golf vacation — or a golfer-friendly year-round life — that fits your style. Click through each location for more details about golf, culture, real estate and activities in popular U.S. destinations for Canadians.
San Diego offers year-round near-perfect weather, outstanding coastal views and stunning desert settings, making it an idyllic golf destination. Choose from some of the world’s most famous courses, or hit the links at any of the many public courses in the area.
With over 150 golf courses in the region, Coachella Valley features standout courses designed by some of the world’s most famous players and architects. The valley is a fabulous option for any golf enthusiast, providing a challenging mix of both championship resorts and public courses great for casual weekday mornings.
Real and rugged with a milder climate than the Phoenix/Scottsdale golf scene, Tucson is home to an exciting mix of luxury resort courses and municipal options that offer striking desert golf at affordable prices.
Known for some of the best desert golf in the world, the Phoenix area boasts nearly 200 public, private, resort, municipal, and executive golf courses offering a range of difficulty and conditions. Follow in the footsteps of the pros at the championship courses, or forge your own path at one of the hidden gems that Phenix offers.
From Houston to Galveston to Corpus Christi, South Texas has a diverse selection of courses for the seasoned and non-competitive players. From historic clubs with strict dress codes to family-style resorts, Texas offers a fantastic mix of private and public options making it easy for any golfer to get in a game.
Central Florida boasts dozens of premier golf courses, luxurious resorts and public links. From internationally acclaimed golf experiences to accessible municipal courses, many courses are just minutes from the theme parks, Central Florida is a great place to balance family time with tee time.
With more golf holes per capita than anywhere else, Southwest Florida has been called the “Golf Capital of the World.” Thanks to the region’s beautiful landscapes and favourable climate, most courses are naturally enhanced with sparkling lakes, island greens and mature trees — and many Southwest Florida courses have been designed by top golfers.
The southeast coast of Florida offers a lineup of world-class, world-famous golf resorts on many players’ bucket lists. From the historic Breakers to the challenging PGA National, and the renowned Blue Monster at Doral, Southeast Florida is a veritable playground for golfers looking to challenge themselves with the best there is.
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