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The Top 10 Spring Break Destinations For Golfers

By Colby Morris

Spring Break is just around the corner, so it’s time to start booking your trips!  Get ahead of the game so you don’t have to worry come crunch time. Planning is key to your vacation, so make sure you analyze what location will fit you best, the lodging and transportation situation, and of course the golf scene.  With many people headed to the top spring break destinations to play golf, take a look at some of the premiere courses that you could play at during your Spring Break trips!

1) Cancun, Mexico: 

  • Iberostar Cancun Golf Club- Located between the Caribbean Sea and the Nichupte Lagoon, this golf course truly gives you that ocean feel.  With the all-inclusive experience, drinks and snacks are unlimited while playing.  Cheers to that!
  • The Golf Club at Moon Palace- As one of two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses in Cancun, golfers can live the palace life in luxury.  The 27 holes provided to golfers range from Dunes and Jungle, Jungle and Lakes, and Lakes and Dunes.

2) Nassau, Bahamas: The Ocean CLub Golf Resort Paradise Island

  • The Ocean Club Golf Resort Paradise Island- Placed in Atlantis, Paradise Island’s peninsula, the Ocean Club Golf Course is only a 20 minute drive from Nassau where golfers can compete against the ocean breeze. A course that fits a more experienced golfer, this Tom Weiskopf designed course will truly test your abilities. 

3) South Padre Island, TX:

  • South Padre Island Golf Club- As one of the finest courses Rio Grande Valley, golfers of any level of experience can enjoy this beautiful course. Although with the Laguna Madre Bay surrounding the golf club, you might face some distractions!

4) Punta Cana, DR: Punta Espada Golf Club

  • Punta Espada Golf Club- Being one of the best ranked golf courses in the world, as well as the top course in the Caribbean and Mexico, golfers will be able to take in the beautiful views the Caribbean Sea has to offer. A Jack Nicklaus designed course, PGA Tour’s Champions Tour were held here from 2008-2010.   
  • Corales Golf Club- Opened in 2010, this golf club has multiple holes along the coast of the Caribbean Sea making it rated as one of the world’s finest golf experiences. Good luck on “The Devil’s Elbow,” the very difficult last 3 holes on the course! 

5) Daytona Beach, FL:

  • Daytona Beach Golf Club- Enjoy this tropical course that provides guests with two courses, a North and South course. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, hit the North course as more water is in play.  Although in Florida, this is the type of water you want to avoid!
  • LPGA International- Home to two premiere four star courses rated by Golf Digest, the Hills and Jones Courses, golfers of any level of experience can enjoy a round here. The LPGA International also serves as the home course for the LPGA. 

6) Miami, FL: Doral Resort Golf Course-821067-edited.jpeg

  • Doral Resort- The Doral Resort has 4 world class courses with the Blue Monster being the most renowned out of the four. The resort also provides a state of the art LED lighted driving range to top off the South Florida experience the Doral resort gives to its guests. 
  • Country Club of Miami- With 36 holes and 2 courses, the Country Club of Miami makes golfers think strategically when it comes to their shots. As well, Arnold palmer was the country club’s first professional. 

7) Myrtle Beach, SC:

  • Caledonia Golf and Fish Club- Recently ranked #29 GOLF Magazines 2016 “Top 100 You Can Play,” this course is known for having “18 signature holes.” The 18th hole will give golfers a challenge as a difficult tee shot leads to a very tough approach shot where the hole resides right in front of observing guests in the clubhouse.
  • TPC Myrtle Beach- To experience the stature of a PGA Tour course, TPC Myrtle Beach is a must play. The course is also home to the Dustin Johnson School of Golf, as Johnson is a native to South Carolina. 

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8) Las Vegas, NV: Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort

  • Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort- With 3 very established golf courses, with the Wolf Course being the longest in Nevada, this resort give off stunning views of the mountain range. Really test your skills with the island green on the 15th hole of the Wolf Course, what a shot!
  • TPC Las Vegas- As the course describes itself, check out the “desert elegance” that is experienced here. Although a very difficult course, golfers can enjoy the sights of the canyons and infamous Vegas skyline view. 

9) Panama City Beach, FL:

  • Hombre Golf Club- This club has 27 holes known as “the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” However, the palm trees and azaleas really radiate the feel of being at the beach.
  • Bay Point Golf and Tennis Club- The Bay Point Golf and Tennis Club has 2 courses with one being the first Nicklaus designed iquivira golf clubn Northwest, Florida. Each course brings something to the table as the Nicklaus is more challenging and the Meadows is more traditional. 

10) Cabo San Lucas, MX:

  • Cabo San Lucas Country Club- As the only course in the area to give exposure to the famed landmark, The Arch at Land’s End, this country club sets the bar for Mexican golf destinations. The course also has nine eye-catching lakes within the holes to make it a pretty tough course to golf at.
  • Quivira Golf Club- You won’t find any better ocean view than what this golf club provides to its guests. In 2014, the club came in first place for “Best New International Course.”  

The key is finding the location that fits your situation the best.  Remember to plan your spring break trips early and hit 'em straight!

If you're looking for less work planning, book your Spring Break golf trip through Nextgengolf! We're hosting three golf tournaments in Panama City and Myrtle Beach this March. Check your calendars, book your flights, and we'll see you there!

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