With Summer currently upon us, it is time to travel, enjoy the wonderful weather, and explore new and exotic locations. For those looking to multi-task during their trip, the locations below allow you to enjoy not only the the surf, sun, and sand but also play some of the best golf courses in the world.
Miami Beach Golf Club – Florida
In historic Miami you can play 18 holes overlooking the gorgeous Biscayne Bay. The Miami Beach Golf Club offers everything you could want in a tropical course, expect palm-tree-lined fairways and plenty and of water hazards to keep you on your toes. Once you’ve finished your round you are a few minutes away from the world famous South Beach, where you can soak up the rays during the day and dabble in the renowned nightlife once the sun goes down.
Nirwana Bali Golf Club – Indonesia
If you are looking to for a more remote locale, consider taking the long journey to the Nirwana Bali Golf Club located near the white sand beaches and crystal blue waters of Bali. When not playing on the award winning course, you can taste some history from the iconic water temples or simply relax under the palm fronds on the beach.
Mazagan Golf Course and Resort – Morocco
In Morocco, at the Mazagan Golf Course and Resort, prepare yourself for a truly unique and challenging golf experience. At this Gary Player designed course, the longest in Morocco, you will find plenty of dunes and valleys with all the sand local to the region. Take a moment to breathe in the refreshing sea air as the course sits right next to miles of some of the finest beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, which allows a seamless transition from the 18th hole to a cabana chair on the manicured sand.
Omaha Beach Golf Club in Normandy – France
If you are looking for some history along with your Golf and Beach getaway, check the Omaha Beach Golf Club in Normandy. This resort provides two separate 18-hole courses for your enjoyment, La Mer, as the name suggests, give amazing views of the sea and cliffs, while Le Manoir provides an unobstructed view of the gorgeous countryside. Expect flowering fruit trees and hedgerows and be wary of errant shots getting lost in the long country grass. This trip would not be complete without a jaunt to the nearby Omaha Beach monuments and memorials.
Constance Lemuria – Seychelles
Off the horn of Africa, in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles provide all you could desire from an exotic and tropical vacation location. You can swim with the dolphins or dive next to a whale shark, and don’t forget to visit the Aldabra Giant Tortoise. If you would like your Seychelles vacation to include some wonderful golfing, book your stay at the Constance Lemuria, which offers not one, but three separate courses to not only challenge and improve your game, but also enjoy the amazing tropical atmosphere.
Pebble Beach Golf Links – California
Jack Nicklaus himself once said that if he only had one more round to play he would play it at the Pebble Beach Golf Links, and no golf and beach list would be complete without it. Voted the #1 public course in the US, Pebble beach is famous for hosting 5 US Opens including classic events in 1972, 1982 and 2010. While this iconic course provides plenty of views and of the cliffs and beaches, it is not the only course in the area to play. Once in the area you can test your skills and your sanity by playing nearby SpyGlass, typically rated as one of the most difficult courses on the planet. To top it off, you are now just moments from the California beaches and the bucolic Pacific Ocean.
All around the world there are plenty of options for a traveler who is also looking to enjoy both the links and the beach, so while your trip can include nightlife, history, iconic views or deep sea diving, remember that there is one piece of advice to heed no matter where you’re playing—don’t forget the sunscreen.