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The Best Destination Golf Resorts in the World – Part 1

Every serious golfer dreams of stepping up to the tee at one of the best golf resorts in the world. Whether it’s something you’ve dreamt about, or are actively searching for the best location for your next golf vacation, we have gathered a few of our favorites to help your dreams take shape.

The Argentario Resort, Tuscany

The Argentario Golf Resort Lobby

The Argentario Golf Resort Lobby

The philosophy of the Argentario Resort, a member of the Design Hotels™ group, revolves around the pursuit of wellness and the respect for the environment.

The luxury resort includes 73 rooms and 1 cottage with an incredible view over the golf course, Monte Argentario’s landscape or Orbetello Lagoon. Each design accommodation features a terrace and the latest technologies, and is the result of a meticulous research on materials and fittings.

Located next to Porto Ercole, this 5-star hotel is surrounded by cork-oak woods and centuries-old olive trees in Tuscany’s Maremma, home to hares, deer, squirrels, wild boars and a variety of bird species. For outdoor sports lovers, the resort offers three tennis courts, a football field and jogging trails.

Argentario Golf Resort

Argentario Golf Resort

The panoramic location and the elegance of the luxury resort create the ideal and relaxed setting for both fairytale weddings and business meetings or conferences.

The range of services is completed by the gourmet Dama Dama restaurant, which offers Maremman, Tuscan and Italian cuisine through wholesome and tasty dishes that are prepared with local products.

The Golf Club & Course

Argentario Golf Course

Argentario Golf Course

The Argentario Golf Club, which hosts various of the most important golf tournaments in Tuscany and Italy, features 18 panoramic holes for a total of 6,218 metres and par 71. The course has been awarded the “Agri Cert” certification for its bio eco-compatibility, and all products used for its maintenance are completely natural.

The golf course is located in a protected natural area, only 5 minutes from the Duna Feniglia Nature Reserve and 25 km from the Parco dell’Uccellina Reserve. The Orbetello Lagoon, the sea and the hillside offer a beautiful panorama and create a microclimate that allows golf to be played at any time of the year.

The 18-hole golf course and the driving range, which were inaugurated in 2006, have been designed by the architect David Mezzacane and the professional golfer Baldovino Dassù. The holes were subsequently shaped by Brian Jorgensen: the result is a varied, spectacular and technically challenging course.

Among the 18 panoramic holes with mostly small greens, two dominate the sea and the lagoon, one is immersed in the Mediterranean vegetation, and another features water hazard running along one side of the green. A refreshing breeze mitigates the temperature and adds an extra challenge to the game which, on this course, requires a combination of accuracy and power.

 

CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, Anguilla

Cuisinart Golf Resort Spa

Cuisinart Golf Resort Spa

Nestled in the crescent curve of Rendezvous Bay, this intimate and casually sophisticated beachfront resort celebrates the ultimate Caribbean escape! With a choiceof 98 luxurious suites and villas, guests are welcomed by the magnificent beach and fine dining at the Resort’s acclaimed restaurants.

Relaxation and rejuvenation abound at the award-winning Venus Spa featuring Aquatherapy, and a thrilling challenge awaits golfers at the Resort’s stunning 18-hole Greg Norman Signature Design Championship Course.

 

 

 

 

The Golf Course

Cuisinart Golf Resort Spa

Cuisinart Golf Resort Spa

In September 2011, CuisinArt Resort & Spa acquired Anguilla’s first and only golf course. The $50 million Greg Norman signature designed championship course offers breathtaking views of the island sea and dramatic elevation changes, spectacular water features, and challenging holes.

With the addition of this acclaimed 18-hole course, complete with a magnificent club and a freestanding pro shop, CuisinArt welcomes guests to luxuriate in the casual sophistication for which they’re known, and enjoy the ultimate Caribbean golf experience!

 

 

 

 

Kiawah Island Golf Resort Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Kiawah Golf Resort & Spa

Kiawah Golf Resort & Spa

90 holes of championship golf across 5 expert-designed courses, world-class accommodations, and luxurious spa experiences make this a no-brainer on any serious golfer’s bucket list. The perfect destination for a golf retreat, family vacation, or corporate event, Kiawah Island literally has something for everybody!

 

 

 

 

Choose from their three types of accommodations:
The Sanctuary Hotel

Kiawah Island Sanctuary Hotel

Kiawah Island Sanctuary Hotel

The Sanctuary offers 255 spacious rooms and suites, including the 3000 square foot Presidential Suite. Their king rooms are among the largest on the East Coast with the smallest measuring 520 square feet. All hotel rooms are uniquely designed to include such exquisite amenities as a handcrafted desk and armoire, an elegantly appointed sofa and chair, and custom made beds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resort Villas

Kiawah Island Villas

Kiawah Island Villas

Selecting your villa accommodations at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is easier than ever. You can choose your level of appointments and amenities; the number of bedrooms that you need and the type of view that you are interested in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premiere & Private Home Rentals

Kiawah Island Private Residences

Kiawah Island Private Residences

You can choose your level of appointments and amenities; the number of bedrooms that you need and the type of view that you are interested in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiawah Golf Courses
This resort is built with the heart of a golfer in mind. No need to play the same 18-hole course throughout your stay… Kiawah boasts FIVE expertly designed courses to choose from! Play them all, then come back and play your favorites.

The Ocean Course

The Ocean Course

The Ocean Course

One of only four courses in the U.S. to have hosted every major PGA event in the country.
Host of the 1991 Ryder Cup and the 2012 PGA Championship, The Ocean Course was designed by the legendary Pete Dye, and is one of only four courses in the U.S. to have hosted every major PGA event in the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turtle Point

Turtle Point

Turtle Point

This course requires accuracy and a strong mental game.
This exciting course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and has been selected to hold many important championships including the Carolinas’ Amateur, the Carolinas’ PGA, the South Carolina Amateur and the 1990 PGA Cup Matches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Osprey Point

Osprey Point

Osprey Point

Designed by Tom Fazio, Osprey Point is a favorite of members and guests alike.
Originally designed as a members’ only layout by Tom Fazio, this beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry course has long been a favorite of members and guests alike for its playability & variety—and after-round libations & dining.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oak Point

Oak Point

Oak Point

When it comes to Oak Point, a strategic approach will be rewarded over pure power.
With its undulating fairways and challenging greens, the Clyde Johnston-designed Oak Point Golf Course is built for shotmakers, where strategy and a thinking approach will be rewarded over pure power.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cougar Point

Cougar Point

Cougar Point

Redesigned by Gary Player, Cougar Point’s great layout keeps players thinking.
Cougar Point is a great strategic layout redesigned by Gary Player, where players need to think their way around short and long par-4s, great risk/reward par-5s and extremely scenic and challenging par-3s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check back soon for another installment of the Best Golf Resorts in the World!

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