Palm Aire Country Club – Mighty Oaks Course

Every golf course developer knows how important it is to be praised by both professional golfers and tournament organisers. Having amateurs consider their course as a prime golf vacation destination is one thing, but when the elephant in the room says something awesome about it, the course immediately steps a level up from its previous reputation. The Palm Aire Country Club – Mighty Oaks Course at Southern Florida surely tickles the preference of all these golf enthusiasts as it contains the right ingredients to transform those people into genuine advocates.

Developed in the 1970s, the 18-hole, playing for par-71 course, shows a classical and sophisticated layout which is favored by majority of the community near Pompano Beach. Because of the magnificent landscape here, this golf vacation location stands out among the finest in Florida. The Palm Aire Country Club – Mighty Oaks Coursesister course, the Cypress, which is also a collaboration of architects Tom and George Fazio, complements with the Mighty Oaks in successfully forming the four-course golf facility. The multi-million dollar overhaul project in 1998 enhanced the originally wonderful design of this area where rolling greens, highlighted TifEagle Turf and marvellous bunkers abound. Towering mighty oaks and impressive water features installed here also add to the awe inspiring atmosphere.

Aside from playing golf, the Palm Aire Country Club – Mighty Oaks Course is also equipped with sumptuous food and beverage services. The restaurant offers a range of golf vacation packages including a hearty breakfasts, delightful lunch and lavish dinner that any player deserves after a heart stopping game at this most memorable golf course of Palm Aire Country Club. 

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Big Sky Golf and Country Club

All courses must be experienced before appreciated, but with Big Sky Golf and Country Club, a golfer captures more than appreciation because this golf vacation destination is utterly impressive, anyone can’t help but become a fan. Located half an hour north of Whistler, this course lies at the base of the magnificent, snow-capped Mount Currie in Pemberton Valley. Robert Cupp, the golf architect, painted a serene environment for an outstanding game of golf in this course where Ravensdale sand bunkers and bent grass green help mould the best golf condition.

Big Sky Golf and Country Club plays for 7,001 yards with magnificent vistas on every hole. Rated 4 1/2 stars, the layout here boasts bentgrass from tee to green which is actually incomparable to any other destination of the same level. Multiple tee decks ranging from 5,200 to 7,000 yards are present in this golf vacation spot where Big Sky Golf Academy also holds on game instruction series and workshops. The academy also tenders practice time with a game-like setting augmented on a nine-hole course. Wherever a golfer plays, though, the mountains play a majestic attitude, metaphorically shoving motivation into a player.

Golf vacation packages are available in Big Sky Golf and Country Club. The country club features fully-equipped golf shop and 132-seat lounge with massive patio. Aside from awe-inspiring golf course, splendid scenery and full-service amenities, this course is actually known for collecting several prestigious recognitions. Golf Course Ranking Magazine declared Big Sky Golf as the “Top Golf Academy in Canada” in 2001. Golf Digest called this one of the Places to Play in 2002 and placed it on “One of the top 50 courses in North America for service”. More awards are expected to come, as this golf course continues to offer the best.

Moon Spa & Golf Club

As one of the famous golf architect in the world, Jack Nicklaus is  most sought for by golf vacation destination developers. Fortunately, Cancun, Riveria Maya, Mexico was able to benefit from his architectural prowess as they created the only Nicklaus signature golf course in Cancun, the Moon Spa & Golf Club. Unsurprising, this location shows a dynamic layout that requires golfers to move around a paradise of indigenous vegetation. Numerous wetlands and strategically positioned bunkers add to the demand of this course where each three-nine hole course tenders a unique environment perfect for a challenge-seeking professional and amateur golfer.

This 18-hole championship Moon Spa & Golf Club invites more guests in as it serves as main attraction for tourists in Cancun. Nicklaus admits that his goal was to make a fun and memorable course for players coming from a range of levels. This 7,165-yard playing for 72-par golf vacation course has four sets of tees with a signature 17th hole that plays for 151-yard playing par 3. The attitude of the course functions as an example for other golf developers in the area.

All-inclusive golf vacation packages are present at Moon Spa & Golf Club which includes accommodations, taxes and gratuities, all meals and snacks, beverages, non- motorized water sports, nightly entertainment, tours, and unlimited golf. Stay-in guests can avail of the round of golf packages while at one of the 2,031 luxurious rooms where guest can wake up with a brilliant sight of the ocean. And if more luxury is what a guests want, then the double Jacuzzis, private balconies, in-room safes, individually controlled air conditioning, satellite TV, mini-bars, and data ports are just awaiting for them.

Le Maitre de Mont-Tremblant

Other golf vacation destinations acquire a ride on the fame of its neighbouring land mark like famous casinos or exemplary residential areas. Such is not the case for Le Maitre de Mont-Tremblant, though, for this course can stand alone with its picturesque landscape bordered by Riviere du Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains. The reputation of its designer, Fred Couples – having won 14 PGA Tours and the 1992 Masters – only served as a supplementary to lift the recognition of this already well-acclaimed golf course in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.

Opened in May 31, 2011, this golf vacation location plays for par 72 and tumbles over 260 acres of a beautiful riverfront where elevation changes and divine scenic vistas complements with the sight of the impenetrable looking forests and ecclesiastic waterways. With inputs from Gene Bates, Couple’s associate at Couple Bates Golf Design, the Le Maitre de Mont-Tremblant came into play as a layout showing a design that presents a unique style only for Cooke-Huxham International Golf Course Architects in Montreal.

Aside from the layout and the glorious landscape, Le Maitre de Mont-Tremblant also prides for state-of-the-art features, including a practice facility with target greens, and a cubhouse standing 13,000 square foot. More golf vacation packages come in as external tennis courts and a swimming pool open for those guest who just wants to relax while their friends dive in for a game of golf. During summers, guests can also take advantage of the amazing gazebo that allows sight for sorcerous waterfall nearby. For regular days, the amazing wine cellar and first-class restaurant offer a quick and enjoyable snack party, after a thrilling play at the course.

El Camaleon Golf Club

Located at the Fairmont Mayakoba Resort, El Camaleon Golf Club competently exhibits a unique layout with a landscape that blends with the tropical jungles, dense mangroves and magnificent ocean front, stretching the sand towards the bordering massive limestone at each hole. The man behind this genius is Greg Norman, the pre-eminent player who won more than 60 titles around the globe. Norman used indigenous and environmentally friendly designs aspects as main inspiration for this golf vacation course. The principles show evidence on the imposing cenote of the opening fairway. Such ancient underground cavern was unearthed during the first stages of the construction.

Apart from the mentioned, El Camaleon Golf Club shows ingenuity as its two holes position merely steps away from the Caribbean Sea. That gives golfers a challenging shot to take, while offering intimacy on the historic body of water. The 15th hole, playing directly towards the vibrant waters, defines the golf trip experience here, as the 170 yards from the back with large green set the atmosphere, while the waves softly relieve a golfer’s anxiety. But take note, this hole should not be taken for granted because the moody tropical winds would eventually push golfers into a challenge.

The amazing features of the course has never failed to stand out. In fact, in 2007, El Camaleon Golf Club became the first golf course to host an official PGA TOUR event in México and the first official PGA TOUR event ever held outside the United States or Canada. Complementing the fame are facilities specifically showcased by the Mayan influenced clubhouse. Standing at the 18th green, the clubhouse includes golf vacation packages such as five star practice facility and driving range. Speaking of driving, the course also has innovative canal system that allows golfers to ride a ferry from their accommodations to the first tee.

Barton Creek Golf Resort – Fazio Canyons Course

Besides being Tom Fazio’s second masterpiece, Barton Creek Golf Resort – Fazio Canyons Course is also the #2 Top Golf Club in Texas. The 7,153-yard playing for par-72 layout is Fazio’s signature course, as the renowned golf designer of Barton Creek’s 18-hole installed individual prof shops and practise spots, here, just near the Chuck Cook Golf Academy. There are many panoramic holes with baronial Red Oaks and Sycamore trees along with an exhibit of amazing Hill Country views of Short Spring Branch. Awe-inspiring limestone bed creek also weaves through this golf vacation course. The 561-yard playing for par-5 finishes off with a terrific hold and even competes with the #18 hole Foothills course.

The spectacular scenery of this golf vacation destination is more than just beautiful. The construction embodies a Fazio trademark, showcasing a landscape that protects and preserves the environment. In fact, the layout’s route only follows the natural direction of the acreage. This attitude towards the environment is the reason why Barton Creek Golf Resort – Fazio Canyons Course earned the certification as a the first Audubon International Signature Sanctuary in Texas. The course was also designated as the Certified Signature Sanctuary on October 22, 2003. To this day, Fazio Canyons continues to garner high recognition and impressive ratings in countless publications around the world.

The Barton Creek Golf Resort – Fazio Canyons Course is just two miles away from Austin resort. Aside from a magnificent layout, the location also offers complete golf vacation packages including great dining and accommodations. It is also the home of the honourable Barton Greek Golf Academy.

Myrtlewood – Pinehills Course

The Myrtlewood – Pinehills Course is known to be a golf trip resort that is challenging without being impossible. Finishing off with a fusion of Bermuda fairways and Pencross bentgrass greens, this course also shows strikingly positioned water and sand hazards that test golfers into the top of their playing level. Since its renovation in the early 1990’s, this course has maintained most of the appealing features, which are its primary selling point. In fact, the attitude of the layout made this destination land on the Top Ten Courses in Myrtle Beach as selected by Golf Digest’s in 1997.

Compared to its fraternal twin, Palmetto, Myrtlewood – Pinehills Course is a more target-oriented course. While this golf vacation destination may ultimately be challenging, the length of its course does not beat up an average player too long, which makes it very playable. There are opportunities for two or three consecutive outstanding shots at any part of a round, for roughly six strokes on the card. That means that manipulating this course remains to be a stimulating experience, especially because the slightest mistake can lead into an unforgivable result. That’s the demands of a relatively easy course.

The 6,112 yard Myrtlewood – Pinehills Course also has doglegs that balance out most of the distance factor, and level the playing field. When the easy gets tough, though, golf vacation packages from the Myrtlewood Golf Club will assure that players get the needed assistance. The pro-shop offers full-service individual instruction, large driving range, and putting and chipping greens. If a time away from a nail-gritting game is what guests need, a contemplating view on the Atlanic Ocean is always an accessible grasp. 

Palmetto Dunes – Jones Course

Readers consider this golf vacation resort as one of the best courses in the Southeast. After experiencing an extensive facelift in 2002, the Palmetto Dunes – Jones Course was reshaped and restructured with new tees, more rolling greens and striking bunkers. Led by the legend’s protégé, Roger Rulewich, this Robert Trent Jones-originally-designed course was installed with a more reliable drainage that links to the unique system on the 11-mile lagoon. The new layout paved the way for the name 2003 Golf Course of the Year by the South Carolina Golf Course Owners Association.

Palmetto Dunes – Jones Course is truly playable that Professional golfer, Kenny Conroy, says this place is a the perfect golf vacation destination for pros who have not played in while. Having existed since 1969, this course remains a tad friendlier compared to contemporary golf clubs. There is a par-5 nine and ten that leads toward the ocean, with a 10th green providing a wonderful view of the festive waves, just yards away. White tees, at 6,148 yards and slope 124, are known to play amicably especially for golfers who may have rested from strapping on spikes. For a championship experience, however, there is the 6,710 yards with slope of 133, which is perfect for a mid-level golf experience and some great scoring opportunities.

Aside from golf strategical choices and the progressing skill requirements on each hole, Palmetto Dunes – Jones Course also offers more golf vacation packages at its clubhouse. There, it’s a perfect place to relax after a thrilling culmination at the eighteenth hole. That 390 yard, sharp dogleg makes a player blinded from a tee. When a golfer chooses to hold-off a little, especially with wind factor coming in,  the clubhouse is where they can relax and relish the beauty of the experience.

Heron Bay Golf Club

As the former host of the PGA TOUR Honda Classic, Heron Bay Golf Club is identified as “Top Ten Places To Play” by Golf Magazine. World champions Stuart Appleby, Mark Calcavecchia, Vijay Singh, Dudley Hart, Jesper Parnevik and Matt Kuchar called Heron their home for six exciting years since 1997. The three 18-holes golf vacation destination that is proud of its championship course is open for daily operations. With approximately 100 bunkers, middling sized greens and five tees of different lengths, this golf club extends about 7,268 to 4,950 yards.

Standing at the final Royal Palm of the avenue at Heron Bay Golf Club is an Addison-Mizner style clubhouse that welcomes guests in a sophisticated lobby with a coral stone fireplace as centerpiece. A gallery of trophies and other facilities like locker rooms separate for men and women are present together with a service grille. Before diving into the thrill of a golf trip, golfers can also prepare at the multi-tiered practice location with complete practice balls, target greens that replicate the actual ground and an area for a short game.

Ten-time PGA Tour winner and acclaimed golf architect, Mark McCumber, used his experienced and structural standards to build the topical and natural atmosphere of this course. Instead of tiers and mounding which other golf courses have, subtle configurations are what Heron Bay Golf Club showcases. Forced carries are not present on the layout, making it friendly to all golfers especially those who have less experienced on the field. Adjacent to Heron is the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel and Convention Center making the location more inviting for stay-and-play golf vacation packages.

Plantation Preserve Golf Club

Recognized by the City of Plantation for its Environmental Excellence, the Plantation Preserve Golf Club has also accomplished the brand as a”Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” from the Audubon International program. More than just famous for golf vacations, this golf course also sparked a new level of excitement in the heart of Broward County. 

Now, the City of Plantation has developed from its reputation as simply filled with warm hospitality and premier residential spots to a golf vacation destination with first-class facilities. Plantation Preserve Golf Club hosts a 211-acre nature portions with 7,000 yards playing for a par 72 championship golf course. The 29 acres everglades-inspired wetlands receive the wind from the 6,600 square foot club house and 55-acre line-like park terrain. The design is made to challenge both professional and amateurs alike with every hole featuring 5 teeing grounds granting players to put a strategy base on their own level of difficulty.

Created by famous golf trip architect Von Hagge, Smelek & Baril, Plantation Preserve Golf Club is designed with various runs for any golf enthusiasts to relish. A celebrated 9th hole island green is the signature play as well as the daring 14th hole split fairway and huge 15th and 17th greens. Golf carts are installed with a GPS system for a state of the art journey around the impressive putting greens and fairway bunkers during practices before perfecting that ambitious shot. And to add more uniqueness, this place also prides for being the only golf club in the area that showcases a Sea Dwarf Paspalum grass playing field sculpted throughout the course.