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Golf Getaways

The World's Most Scenic Golf Course Resorts

March 18, 2016 -

With spring just around the corner, now is the time for golf lovers to plan a luxurious vacation with plenty of time on the green. From Kenya to Switzerland, Hawaii to Arizona, here are our picks for the world's most picturesque resorts to spend some quality tee-time with a view.

Seven Canyons Golf in Sedona, Arizona

Featuring 200 stunning acres and 360-degree views of the magnificent Sedona red rocks, Seven Canyons Golf offers members and guests of Enchantment Resort and Mii amo an unparalleled golfing experience. Seven Canyons is a highly-acclaimed 18-hole course designed by legendary PGA player and course architect Tom Weiskopf, and features a brand new Club House complete with top of the line amenities. Appealing to golfers of all levels, Seven Canyons caters to members and guests seeking premier relaxation and an extraordinary golf experience.

Big Island Golfing at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

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In the world of golf, the Big Island is regarded as the pinnacle of playgrounds, a land of uncommon beauty, startling diversity, and welcoming weather. Here, alongside the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii is an award-winning 36-hole championship Hawaii golf course. Francis H. I'i Brown Golf Course, offers 36 holes of continuous play, and is consistently lauded as one of the world's top golf resorts by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine. The course was designed to have two distinct 18-hole complexes, the south and north course, each capturing unique characteristics of the Hawaii Island landscape. Both courses will satisfy every level, appealing to the recreational golfer and ready to be tightened up to meet the demands of tournament play

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa

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Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Aviara Golf Club, located at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa, has been named by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the top resort golf courses in America, and the #1 golf resort in San Diego by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. The championship Arnold Palmer 18-hole layout is the proud home to the LPGA Kia Classic and is the ultimate destination for golf in San Diego. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the green rolling hills overlooking the Batiquitos Lagoon as the salty air breezes through the course from the Pacific Ocean.

Golfing on the Equator at Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

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Fairmont Mount Kenya has a scenic 9-hole manicured golf course that is interspersed with ponds, sand banks and is the only course bisected by the Equator in Africa– allowing one to leisurely cross from the Northern to the Southern Hemisphere. The course has been redesigned to mirror international golfing standards, and has seen a new interest in corporate firms making their way here for a round of golf. The property's picturesque landscape lends a serene atmosphere and ideal backdrop for teeing off, whilst the weather is perfect, never too hot or cold to putt a golf ball. For corporate guests the Golf Clubhouse is made available and offers an additional ‘fun' night golf option at the first hole.

Omni Tucson National Resort

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Set against the stunning backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Omni Tucson National Resort is built around 36 holes of championship golf including an 18-hole PGA Championship golf course, and 128 spacious guest rooms, which recently received enhancements to its Premier Mountain Vista Rooms. Once an esteemed private golf club, the resort has long been a premier golf destination with the likes of golf greats and novices giving their best swing at the resort's two acclaimed golf courses – The Catalina Course and The Sonoran Course. Designed by Robert Van Hagge and Bruce Devlin, The Catalina Course has been host to more than 30 PGA Tour Events and is the current host of The Tucson Conquistadores Classic – a PGA Tour Champions Event. The Sonoran Course is a Tom Lehman-designed desert-style course offering a combination of native desert vegetation with strategic fairway bunkering in the midst of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Golf enthusiasts or novices can take their game to the next level by benefitting from the resort's seasoned teaching pros through private and group lessons.

Golf Paradise at Kulm Hotel St. Moritz

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Known as the “golf paradise of the Alps,” Kulm Golf Course at Kulm Hotel St. Moritz is a 9-hole course and driving range set amongst the gorgeous Engadine landscape. The course is the oldest in the Swiss Alps at over 100 years old, and its location is one of the highest altitudes in Europe. For guests who are new to the game, a golf professional is available to instruct a beginner's program at the hotel's golf academy, while expert guests can take advantage of the challenges of the course, all while taking in the magnificent views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

World-Renowned Golfing at Fairmont St. Andrews

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Earning a coveted spot on Condé Nast Traveler's “The World's Top Golf Resorts,” Fairmont St. Andrews offers a golfing experience that is among the best in the world. Situated in the "Home of Golf”, with two superb golf courses, The Torrance and The Kittocks, guests can elevate their game just by stepping on the course. The resort also offers a practice area that has everything a golfer needs to prepare for a challenging round or to fine tune their skills. With many practice targets, an extensive short game area and a large putting green, guests will certainly be ready for a round. After a long game, head over to The Clubhouse and enjoy the stunning views overlooking the town of St. Andrews and The Eden Estuary. Ideal for soaking up the atmosphere by day or an informal dinner by night, the menu offers golfers' favorites, a wide range of beers and spirits.


 

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