Top Golf Tours
Presenting championship-level golf courses throughout the world to our readers is not a task taken lightly at LuxéMont. We know that our readers are luxury purists and demand only the best in all pursuits and endeavors
The majority of recommended places are golf facilities, meaning that there are several great, challenging championship golf courses on the premises such as the Carnoustie Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa on the eastern coast of Scotland. The luxury resort’s Championship Course will host the 2007 British Open. It is conveniently located near 200 (Yes, 200!) neighboring golf courses, including the vaulted Old Course at St. Andrews and Kingsbarn. The Greenbrier of Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, is a national landmark with its first course dating back to 1913, while the Broadmoor, which is located in Colorado, Springs, Colorado, hosted the 1998 PGA Cup Matches and has a course with the highest elevation in the U.S. at 6,800 feet.
There are seven participating luxury resorts surrounding Vista Vallerta, which is located in Puerto Vallerta, Mexico. The courses, which were designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf, feature grassy hillsides, dense forests of palm trees and natural creeks and arroyos. The Barefoot Resort & Golf is located next to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway of South Carolina’s North Myrtle Beach. It has four championship-level courses that are highly ranked by Zagat.com. Another great golf complex in South Carolina is the Sea Pines Resort, having recently hosted the PGA’s Verizon Heritage. And for the extremist or purist at heart, there is the rugged Bandon Dunes, which is above the Pacific Ocean along the coastal forest of Bandon, Oregon. Its courses rival those of 15th century Scotland.
The Midwest of the U.S. is represented well by the Treetops Resort. Its five-championship level courses rank among the top three golf facilities of the U.S. A second Midwest recommendation is Destination Kohler of Wisconsin. It has two separate golfing facilities with four championship courses and a luxury resort. No list of great golf facilities is complete without including the site of the 2005 U.S. Open Championship, Pinehurst. However, it is somewhat odd that this legendary site did not even have a golf course on it originally. In 1895 it was a luxury health resort. The landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, also designed the landscape of NYC’s Central Park.
Obviously there are some other courses that also could have made our list, but keeping the list at 10 only required discipline. It also serves as an indicator that more great golf facilities will be conveyed in future reports. All of our recommendations provide luxury accommodations and a wide assortment of amenities. Many of these facilities have more than one luxury hotel on their sprawling resorts. Countless package deals are available for both vacationers and business travelers. A personal golf event or tournament at most facilities can easily be arranged as well as social or business events.
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