The over 50’s crowd is ready to take a vacation that is purely indulgent and focused entirely on themselves. Take a vacation centered around golf and travel the country to play professional golf courses that allow playing by the general public. Several such professional golf courses that allow the public are Pebble Beach, The Old Course at St. Andres, Royal County Down, Bandon Dunes, Kiaway Island, Cape Kidnappers, Straits Course at Whistling Straits, Old Ballybunion, TCP at Sawgrass and Kapalua Plantation.
Pebble Beach is ranked the #1 golf course in the nation by Golf’s Digest. This famous golf course has been publicized since 1919 with the PGA tour golf event held at the location every February. The rugged terrain that follows that Pacific coastline for nine holes offers a great challenge to all. The signature holes at Pebble Beach include the 7th and 18th hole. Enjoy staying at one of the three award-winning resorts. Other golf courses in the area include Spyglass Hill, De Monte and Spanish Bay.
The Old Course at St. Andrews is the location that hosts the British Open on a regular basis. Golf was first played in the area over 600 years ago in the location called the Auld Course which is looked at by many as being the holy land of the sport. The course was made modern in the 1800’s and has not changed since. The fairways and greens are very challenging due to the unique bunkering, large greens and daily winds.
Royal County Down is in Northern Ireland as is considered a crown jewel of golf courses. The course takes advantage of the bayside location next to the village of Newcastle. One unique characteristic of Royal County Down is it seems a golfer is always hitting into the wind. This is quite a challenge along with the rocks, trees and water.
Take a vacation in Oregon and enjoy Bandon Dunes along the Pacific coastline. Bandon Dunes is considered the Pebble Beach of the north with its pacific dunes and coastline holes. The course does not allow golf carts. All games are played by walking one of the three course layouts.
Kiawah Island offers the Ocean Course for golf enthusiasts. The beautiful course provides a good sense of the terrain along with a fantastic view of the ocean. There are four other layouts of courses available but only the Ocean Course provides a large number of seaside holes throughout the course. It is said that the Ocean Course has the most seaside holes of any other location in the northern Hemisphere.
Enjoy a golf vacation at one of these locations or search the Internet to locate other golf courses that allow the public throughout the United States and the World.