Silverado Golf Resort – South Course

The Silverado Golf Resort – South Course is one of Silverado’s two championship courses which stand as the hallmark of Napa Golf adventure. The South Course features dozens of elevation changes, water crossings, and routing in historic oak trees. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the resort is considered to be one of California’s most precious gems offering excellent customer service and breath-taking views experienced in both golf courses (south and north). This golf vacation destination have practice facilities with a full length turf driving range. Putting greens are located near the cart staging area, clubhouse, and luxury hotels.

To sharpen golfers’ chipping and pitching skills, a large practice chipping green is located at the Silverado Golf Resort – South Course near the driving range tee. As the resort administrators always seek for their visitors’ convenience, practice facilities and amenities are situated close to the clubhouse and the cart staging area. For beginners who wanted to have private lessons on their golf trips, they can perform their full swing at the practice area located at the back of the driving range. Sessions are being offered by PGA professionals and the duration of the training is dependent on what package is chosen.

The South Course offers various golf vacation package deals starting on April 15 to November 28, 2012. On Mondays up to Thursdays, the club’s rate is $119 while $139 on Fridays to Sundays. The replay rate of the Silverado Golf Resort – South Course is $25 and tee times can be reserved up to 60 days in advance. The rental pricing is as follows: club rental of $60, Twlight rental of 40, shoes rental of $10, and resort driving range pass of $20 whole day.


Camelback Golf Club- Padre Course

The Camelback Golf Club – Padre Course, redesigned by Arthur Hills in 1999, has a classic desert design that has been modernized. This golf vacation destination has bunkers which pop up everywhere and fairways which often split. The resort harbors the Camelback mountain as a backdrop making it ideal for golfers all over the world to relax and enjoy the view while walking from hole to hole. The course has gently sloping terrains which are covered by lush vegetation while towering trees are scattered together with multiple lakes and water hazards. The Arizona Golf Magazine featured the last hole of this resort as the best water hole in the state.

Aside from offering a wonderful and challenging course, the Camelback Golf Club – Padre Course also helps their clients organize events in behalf of them. The resort offers tournament coordinators and the knowledgeable staffs in order to facilitate various events held by their clients. Meeting spaces are also available for groups of 15 to 100. Furthermore, visitors on a golf vacation can also enjoy learning more about the sport by joining golf lessons offered by the resort. Packages include 60-minute lessons and 90-minute lessons as well as half day and whole day sessions.

Green fees in Camelback start from $39 up to $139 on weekdays and weekends. Golf trips don’t have to be expensive. Golfers just need to find the best package that suits their needs. The resort allows metal spikes, however non-metal spikes are preferred. The dress code for men are collared shirts and Bermuda shorts and an appropriate attire for women. Lastly, the Camelback Golf Club – Padre Course accepts credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and Discover.

Wildfire Golf Club – Palmer Course

Want to experience playing in a top notch golf resort? Then the Wildfire Golf Club – Palmer Course should be included in your list. This course is voted by Golfweek Magazine as the Best Courses You Can Play and voted one of the top 125 resorts by Conde Nast readers in North America. Aside from that, this golf vacation destination is also voted as America’s Top Golf Courses by Zagat. Furthermore, Travel and Leisure Golf Magazine voted this course as the World’s Best Golf Resorts for Family Trips and the Best Resort Course in the Southwest. Well, it’s every golfer’s dream to set foot in a world class golf resort and it will be fulfilling to start it with the Palmer Course.

The Wildfire Golf Club – Palmer Course is located in the heart of Sonoran Desert of Northeast Phoenix. This course is named after its designer, Arnold Palmer, one of those golf’s greatest legends. The curse extends up to 7, 145 yards rendering an excellent desert experience for the visitors. The putting greens have a lot of undulation making it more challenging even for the finest golfers. Spending your golf trips in this resort is worth it as picturesque landscapes and views make up the resort’s overall appeal.

Aside from competitive golf vacation package deals, this resort also offers various amenities including a complete practice facility with 2 putting greens, all grass driving range, and bunker/chipping green. The Wildfire Golf Club – Palmer Course provides a personal tournament coordinator making it easier for their guests to host a game. Lastly, individual, group, and corporate golf lessons are also available in Palmer aside from their restaurants which serve savory dishes.

Rancho Manana Golf Club

The Rancho Manana Golf Club, listed by Golf Digest as one of the top fifty golf courses for women (within the country), offers the most challenging courses as well as the most breath-taking views in Scottsdale Arizona. Among the other golf vacation destinations in Arizona, Rancho Manana is also ranked in the top ten golf courses because of its dramatic elevation changes, abundant wildlife, unspoiled desert terrain, and historic landmarks which are now part of the resort. This golf club is known for its playability and fairness for players of different levels making it ideal for beginners to test the waters.

The Camelback Mountain, Squaw Peak, Mummy Mountain, Tonto National Forest (with the Elephant Butte), South Mountain and the Black Mountain are just some of the fantastic scenery that can be viewed by golfers playing in the Rancho Manana Golf Club. Vacation trips spent at Rancho Manana are golf trips well spent. After all, not all golf courses offer a competitive playing field at the same time, a relaxing ambiance close to nature and its breath-taking beauty. Overall, players will be passing around the clubhouse and restaurant facilities, lush oasis of water-guarded holes, and wildlife such as roadrunners, bobcats, mule deer, and rabbits.

The amenities of Rancho Manana Golf Club include an 18-hole championship golf course, fully stocked golf shop, full length driving range, practice chipping and putting greens, full service restaurants, and locker rooms. Aside from that, the resort also offers competitive golf vacation package deals ideal for any season. Furthermore, the club has a European style spa, outdoor swimming pool, future tennis courts, and amazing 1,500 square ft. casitas.

Ford’s Colony – Blue Heron Course

Who knows that a simple golf club can also be a paradise? Visitors of the Ford’s Colony – Blue Heron Course have experienced living at its best by spending their golf trips in this resort. Ford’s Colony offers 54 holes of 3 distinct championship golf courses which include Blue Heron and has been featured continuously in various golf publications. This course is designed to challenge players at all levels, thus golfers who wanted to experience some adrenaline rush come over and over again in this golf club. Williamsburg’s natural terrain and woodlands add to the beauty of the field making players enjoy the game as well as the spectacular scenic views.

The Ford’s Colony – Blue Heron Course pro shop has been ranked # 1 by the Mid Atlantic PGA repeatedly. Aside from their outstanding shop and quality products, Blue Heron is also known for its three dining venues. The venues include a formal dining room which was entitled with the AAA Five Diamond Award. Furthermore, the dining room has received the award for Best Award of Excellence by the Wine Spectator Magazine for its over one thousand variants of wine in different tastes, types, and classes. Planning a golf vacation destination here is a good idea for wine lovers and nature lovers as this resort is also a home for various birds and aquatic life.

Aside from competitive golf vacation package deals, Blue Heron is also a great place for learning especially for beginners. PGA certified professionals use video swing analysis with a ball flight tracking technology making their teaching process more effective. With this, the Ford’s Colony – Blue Heron Course can help golfers turn their weaknesses into their strengths.

Golf Club at Bridge Water

Lakeland, Florida was close to literally ‘blooming’ in the Spring of 2007 when the Golf Club at Bridge Water opened. The Steve Smyers design was more than a welcome change; it was the best addition to the already beautiful Florida environment. The golf vacation destination was made to not simply coexist with nature, but for both to be significant parts of each other.

Measuring a little more than 7,200 yards from the championship tees, the 18-hole Golf Club at Bridge Water plays for a par of 72 and features 5 sets of tees. The course was made to be links-style, reminiscent of golf’s Scottish origins. But with Florida’s natural topography in play, it can never be said to be truly a ‘replica’ of anything. It is too unique to even be associated with classics. Natural wetlands come into play side by side with old growth oaks on undulating fairways and well-bunkered greens. This Florida spectacle is a favorite for golf vacations, and has a loyal following of golfers perpetually on the lookout for unique golfing opportunities. Likewise, the course is a favorite recipient of recognitions from major golfing publications.

For one, the Golf Club at Bridge Water was ranked No. 18 in the Best Courses to Play in Florida by GolfWeek Magazine. Its grass tees, target greens, practice bunkers, chipping area, and a large putting green all combine to complete the golf trip experience. That spring of 2007 has made Lakeland, Florida bloom and it has not stopped blooming to this day.

Eagles Glenn Golf Course

With the perfect combination of beauty and challenge, Eagles Glenn Golf Course is perfect for golfers to enjoy both the game and the scenery. This golf course is located in the heart of Cavendish, Prince Edward Island in Canada. The golf club’s overall specifications is created by Canada’s renowned golf course architect, Graham Cooke. He transformed over 300 acres of Cavendish into Eighteen inspiring championship holes including a state-of-the-art practice facility. Who thought golf trips can be this inspiring and relaxing? With bent grass greens, fairways, and tees boarded with green Kentucky blue grass, walking alone in this golf course is worth it.

Eagles Glenn is owned and managed by Ellis and Birt Ltd. What makes this golf vacation destination amazing are the following specifications: 27 hole design which includes a 9 hole par 27 practice facility, 4 large ponds for irrigation, and approximately 76 white sand bunkers. Each hole has 5 sets of tees making it perfect for various player levels in terms of difficulty. CPGA professionals are also present to assist beginners learn their way in this sport. Furthermore, a golf course is not complete without a pro shop. The Eagles Glenn Golf Course pro-shop offers various items and equipment to provide golfers with the leisure of choosing brands, quality, features, and even prices.

Eagles Glenn manages its own website to help golfers choose or plan their vacation packages ahead of time. Aside from choosing a competitive golf vacation package, golfers can also select their accommodations online by going over Eagles Glenn’s suggested hotels and inns. In short, planning a golf adventure can never be as easy as choosing Eagles Glenn Golf Course.

Aliante Golf Club

The Aliante Golf Club lays a little over 7,000 yards from the longest tees, par 72. In the course’s front nine, hundreds of pear trees make an odd appearance. At first glance, they look quite misplaced in a sea of arroyos and rocky desert terrain. All the more “misplaced” are the Mondale pines and purple locust trees in the back nines. The palette of colors they create truly spice up the usual golden casts of sunlight on the wide desert. But as much as they looked out of place here, a golfer knows by heart what designer Gary Panks was trying to achieve. These trees work rather well with the course’s sizable serving of large bunkers and rocky arroyos to urge the golfers to use every club in the bag. That, and to make his heart rate fluctuate as much as the elevation changes hereabouts. Some interesting water features make an appearance in the right amount and in just the right places to complete the golf vacation package.

And with five sets of tees, theAliante Golf Club opens its unique offers to more golfers. And no matter how eclectic a combination its features are, this course has arguably perfected the mixture of excellence in scenery and challenge. This most definitely gives an unusual twist to the usual Las Vegas golf trips.

The clubhouse at Aliante Golf Club features a well celebrated pro shop, bar and grill with gastronomic servings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food for the eyes are also offered at the outdoor pavilion where the magnificent view unfolds on the nearby Sheep Mountains. Aside from relaxing moments, this location also provides an area for practice which is a 50,000 square foot grass range showcasing over 40 hitting stations. The huge putting green of 14,000 square feet and the short game area contain sand bunkers and chipping areas. From various angles on this golf vacation destination, golfers can practice chips and pitches with assured molded skills and even learn new ones from the golf treasure.

Copperhead Golf Club

If one were to put “Florida High End Golfing” in a picture book, the Copperhead Golf Club would have been the image right next to its definition. The favored golf vacation destination in Lehigh Acres area near Ft. Myers is indeed one golf course that pretty much showcases everything that Florida golf offers best.

From yardage to obstacles to scenery, the Copperhead Golf Club has pretty much bagged the requisites that define ‘great’ in playing golf in the Sunshine State. From the longest tees, the course measures an eye-popping 6,680 yards of golf, par 72. That’s all 6,680 yards of old-growth pines, island tees, pristine lakes and ponds, elevated greens, and a hefty helping of native wildlife. The high-end homes surrounding this golf vacation community are largely visible, but rest assured golfers will not feel the distraction. Where a nice home blocks the supposed nice view, the shot difficulty will make up for it. And this is no generic, off-the-shelf type of difficult. The challenge this course poses is enough to daunt even the best pros in the sport.

As a matter of fact, this course is more than just some destination for golf trips. The Copperhead Golf Club is a regular PGA Tour Stop – the Transitions Championship. Golfers from around the world compete here every year only to discover that even the best of them could not very much take this course all too easily. Thank God for multiple tees, the higher handicapped golfers could find a place for themselves amidst all this high end golfing glory. That being said, a photo of this course might just as well be found next to the definition of “fun, unforgettable golfing”, and perhaps in family photo albums for the same reason.

Tiburon Golf Club – Gold Course

Tiburon Golf Club is known throughout the Florida golfing scene as amongst those that give the best quality golf experiences in the state. This gem of a golf vacation destination in Naples isn’t simply “just one of the many”. Its pair of 18-hole championship courses, not to mention best caliber services and amenities, make it a standout no matter how stiff the competition. One of its courses, the Gold Course, could very well tell its own story.

Both courses on the Tiburon are Greg Norman designs, the Gold Course being the longer one at 7,217 yards, par 72, in comparison with its sibling Black Course. Both the courses are not located beach front, but Norman created them links style in a rather convincing fashion that it feels as if the ocean is but a stone’s throw away. The Gold Course features a lot of water – on thirteen holes to be exact, with more than 50 well placed coquina shell-lined bunkers to compliment them. While it shares this same feature with the Black Course, the former was made with wider fairways and more generous landing areas making it the easier, more player-friendly course of the two. This makes golf vacations here more appealing for more golfers, a more open prospect for the lower-skilled players.

But golf trips isn’t all there is to the Gold Course. This would not be a championship course without creating real champions. And it does, December of each year, at the Merrill Lynch Shootout or more fondly called the Shark Shootout. Looking at this course alone, it is easy to understand why the Tiburon Golf Club is a favorite choice when Florida presents golfers with a thousand other options.