Best U.S. Golf Resorts


Your golf score might be under or over par, but at these U.S. golf resorts your vacation is always above the standard with their championship courses and exclusive SELECT Hotels & Resorts amenities.

Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC, United States

Romantic Golf Food & Wine Swimming Pool Spa

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100 USD Resort credit; bottle of sparkling wine from Honor Bar
Complimentary Full breakfast for two daily
Property will offer early check-in upon availability, Property will offer late check-out upon availability
Property will offer upgrade upon availability at time of check-in
High-Speed/Enhanced Wi-Fi
When it comes to location, service and sheer number of incredible activities, there’s really no competition on the Southeastern coast. Some of the Sanctuary’s well-deserved hype includes its distinction as the #1 Resort in the U.S., as voted by Golf World Magazine readers—a fine endorsement, indeed. What doesn’t get as much publicity is the beach, which you’ll undoubtedly agree is fantastic. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is designed to look like you’ve stepped into a third-generation plantation—right down to the hotel art, which is mostly from the 1800s. Definitely not centuries old are the posh facilities and 255 luxurious rooms and suites. The Club Level rooms are particularly memorable, as they come with a private concierge and elite lounge with four meal and cocktail presentations every day. The resort has won pages of awards for everything from their tennis offerings to their family-friendly environment. But with “golf” in its name, you won’t be surprised to find it the focus here. They have five championship courses, including The Ocean Course, host of the 2012 PGA Championship. And if you need a little help with your swing, book some time in the Golf Learning Center. Golf not your thing? There’s still plenty to keep you occupied, such as pools for families and adults and seven spectacular dining options. Hint: Fine dining eatery The Ocean Room is known for beef (it’s the only steakhouse in the U.S. to earn both Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond ratings), but try the South-meets-East menu at its niche Sushi Lounge. The resort contacts every guest prior to arrival to become familiar with their needs and preferences, creating a more perfect stay. It's safe to say that this hotel is a seaside mansion with genuine southern hospitality!

Resort at Pelican Hill

22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA, United States

Pool & Beach Golf Pet-friendly Swimming Pool Spa

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100 USD Golf or Spa credit (excl. retail); Welcome amenity & card
Complimentary Full
Property will offer early check-in upon availability, Property will offer late check-out upon availability
Property will offer upgrade upon availability at time of check-in
Basic Wi-Fi
The Resort at Pelican Hill, an extraordinary luxury retreat is located in beautiful Southern California. With expansive views of the Pacific Ocean. Palladian-inspired architecture from Northern Italy, the resort, features 204 luxurious bungalow guest rooms (847 square feet) and 128 spacious (2, 3 or 4 bedroom) villas that give guests the feeling of a “home away from home”. Along with award winning; world-class restaurants in classic alfresco settings. The Resort at Pelican Hill also features a luxurious Forbes Five-Star rated spa, as well as two championship 18-hole golf courses designed by Tom Fazio with stunning ocean views. The Resort is located between the exclusive communities of Laguna Beach and Newport Beach with just a 15-minute drive from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport, a 30-minute drive from Long Beach Airport, and a 45-minute drive from Los Angeles International Airport. Rising upon 504 lush acres of the most exquisite coast land, guests feel as though they are tucked away in their own Tuscan village. Activities include 36 dramatic Tom Fazio designed holes, all with ocean views and most with panoramas. a Clubhouse with separate men’s and women’s lounges, a full-service golf shop, and a Golf Academy that offers the finest instruction from GOLF; Magazines top 100; Instructor Glenn Deck. The Spa at Pelican Hill, features a menu of the world’s most celebrated therapies, seasonal treatments. The 23,000 square feet -service Spa features private treatment rooms, warm Roman-soaking pools beneath a barrel-vaulted ceiling, sauna, steam room, Fitness Center with Matrix and Precor equipment. Epicurean Experiences at Pelican Hill Resort includes chef-led culinary academy courses in a private Villa kitchen, our signature restaurant Andrea serving authentic Northern Italian cuisine, Coliseum Pool & Grill and Pelican Grill offer spectacular coastal views; complimented by; fresh California cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients from our very own Irvine Ranch. Our iconic Coliseum Pool is the world’s largest circular pool. For families with children, we feature Camp Pelican (ages 4-12).

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua

1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Kapalua, Hawaii, United States

Romantic Family Friendly Adventure Pool & Beach Golf Food & Wine Swimming Pool Spa

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100 USD resort credit
Complimentary breakfast for two daily
Property will offer early check-in upon availability, Property will offer late check-out upon availability
Property will offer upgrade upon availability at time of check-in
Basic Wi-Fi
A FIVE-DIAMOND HOTEL HONORING THE BEAUTY AND TRADITIONS OF HAWAII A hike through the lush rainforest, a round of championship golf, the warmth of golden sand beneath your feet, the excitement of a young mind as it learns about the wonders of nature. These are among the experiences that await guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. The oceanfront hotel introduces visitors to the culture and natural beauty of Maui while pampering them with luxury amenities to meet every need and desire. Boasting 54 stunning acres, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua proudly offers guests the following features: 463 newly renovated hotel rooms, suites and Club Level accommodations featuring dark wood floors, marble bathrooms, vibrant island-inspired décor and designs, as well as six dining experiences, The Ritz-Carlton Spa and Jean-Michel Costeau's Ambassadors of The Environment program.

Lodge at Torrey Pines

11480 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, CA, United States

Family Friendly Pool & Beach Golf Food & Wine Pet-friendly Swimming Pool Spa Pre/Post Cruise

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100 USD spa services credit
Complimentary 60 USD daily breakfast credit per room
Property will offer early check-in upon availability, Property will offer late check-out upon availability
Property will offer upgrade upon availability at time of check-in
High-Speed/Enhanced Wi-Fi
The Lodge at Torrey Pines is located in La Jolla, California and is just 16 miles from San Diego International Airport. Best known as a golfing destination, The Lodge at Torrey Pines was the site of the 2008 and 2011 U.S. Open Championships, it’s frequented by celebs and pros. But the Lodge is more than a place to rest between games. The atmosphere is elegant, but it’s been designed to blend in with the adjacent Torrey Pines State Reserve, creating a wondrous, nature-filled retreat. The resort features 170 spacious guest rooms including 7 suites. The rooms range in size from 520 square feet to more than 2,500 square feet, offering views of the golf course or The Lodge's central courtyard. Custom-designed furniture, fabrics, and carpets give the rooms a feel of elegance and warmth, and each room features the high-tech details demanded by today's business traveler. Dining facilities include The Lodge's signature restaurant, A.R. Valentien, offering fresh regional cuisine served in an elegant, timbered room overlooking the 18th hole of Torrey Pines Golf Course. The Grill offers a casual and convenient dining experience adjacent to the practice putting greens, and invites guests to lounge beside cozy fire pits, taste local craft beers beneath an arty designed trellis and enjoy meals from the restaurant’s custom-built wood-burning suite. The latter serves as the foundation for nationally acclaimed Executive Chef Jeff Jackson’s slow-cooked, farm fresh menu. The Bar is the ideal gathering place to end a perfect day on the course with friends. The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a winning combination of pure fun, luxurious accommodations, and elegant dining - a total win for your next getaway.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Kohala Coast, United States

Romantic Family Friendly Pool & Beach Golf Swimming Pool Spa

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100 USD Resort credit; Suites: 200 USD Resort credit
Complimentary Buffet breakfast for two daily at Manta Restaurant
Property will offer early check-in upon availability
Property will offer upgrade upon availability at time of check-in
Basic Wi-Fi
A landmark of luxury on the Big Island’s Kohala Coast, with a timeless tradition of aloha dating from its creation by the respected hotelier Laurance S. Rockefeller in 1965, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel welcomes generations of guests to be inspired by the past, embraced by the moment and changed by the warm days and exciting possibilities ahead. Overlooking one of the finest natural white sand beaches in Hawaii, Mauna Kea is consistently rated among America’s Top Resorts in consumer surveys by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure and Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report. Guests at both the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel & the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, enjoy charging privileges between the two hotels, the 2 championship Golf Courses, Tennis Facility and Resort Restaurants.

Princeville Resort

5520 Ka Haku Road, Princeville, HI, United States

Romantic Golf Swimming Pool Spa

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100 USD Resort credit
Complimentary breakfast for two daily at Makana Terrace
Property will offer early check-in upon availability, Property will offer late check-out upon availability
Property will offer upgrade upon availability at time of check-in
Basic Wi-Fi
Perched above legendary Hanalei Bay, Princeville Resort brings unmatched sophistication and serene luxury to one of the most remarkable destinations in the world. Unwind on sandy beaches, snorkel in crystal-clear waters, and treat yourself to bespoke service. Residential style and gracious living define Princeville Resort's 251 guestrooms and suites. beautifully appointed, with windows and terraces that open to sweeping views of lush gardens, soaring mountains, or sparkling Hanalei Bay, each is stunning. Situated along Kauai's stunning Napali Coast and offering direct beach access, Princeville Resort offers everything you need for an unforgettable stay. Enjoy a large outdoor swimming pool overlooking the ocean, a full-service spa, modern fitness facilities, top-rated golf courses, gourmet dining, and easy access to Kauai's best attractions and activities.
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