Golf is more than a game -- it’s an experience. Whether you're raring to take on a challenging hole or can't wait take in a coastline view, here are 10 golf courses at Westin Resorts that will get you counting down the minutes 'til tee time.
Known for: Exceptionally unique golf experiences
From golfing in traditional Scottish kilts to getting around the 27 holes in a golf bike, the options for making golf in Arizona exciting are endless. Navigate 3 golf courses by air-conditioned golf cart, Segway, golf bikes or the most innovative GolfBoards which mimic the feel of a surfboard. After your rounds, relax with a FORE-MAX™ athletic massage or dine on the patio to the sound of the “Bagpipes at Sunset” daily, an evening ritual to call in golfers for the day.
Known for: Rejuvenating desert golf
Delight in sweeping vistas and impressive fairways along the 27 holes of signature Jack Nicklaus designed golf. Each of the three resort courses – Hill, Canyon and Ridge, offer award-winning golf with the beauty of the desert. Flowering cacti, Palo Verde, yucca, agave and other native vegetation dance amongst lush greens and white sand bunkers. Need a little guidance for your game? Take advantage of golf instruction developed by PGA Master Professional Pete Huber at La Paloma Golf Academy and take your tee time to the next level.
Known for: A golf pro’s most challenging hole
Two championship courses set the stage for unbeatable golf. The Par 71 Ka’anapali Royal Course stretches 6,700 yards and begins at sea level with a par 5 hole extending 550 yards. With succeeding holes winding from shoreline to the foothills, play the 18th hole – named by Arnold Palmer as one of the best and most challenging finishing holes he had ever played.
The Par 70 Ka’anapali Kai Course accommodates all levels of play. The land originally housed a sugar cane plantation, and players will see the Sugar Cane Train (now used for tours) steam past several holes. Natural canals, gulches, and lava rock boundaries all add to the undeniably exhilarating surroundings.
Known for: A scenic mountaintop challenge
Take your game to the next level in Victoria. Featuring the Valley and Mountain Courses, choose a “friendlier” option, known for many scenic, signature holes, or one suggested to test your experience with technical challenges and rolling fairways. Known as the home to Western Canada’s premier golf instructional program, The Bear Mountain Golf Academy offers 36 holes of world-class golf courses in the breathtaking rolling hills of Vancouver Island.
Known for: Golf with a side of history
Port Royal Golf Club: Named one of the "Top 75 U.S. Golf Resorts" by Golf Digest Magazine, offers three 18-hole golf courses for an unrivaled golf experience. The Barony Course boasts a back 9 known as a hidden gem with scenic and wide fairways, while Planter’s Row offers tree-lined fairways and challenging greens. For a touch of history, golf on the hallowed Civil War grounds of the Robber’s Row Course where well-bunkered greens include historical markers describing historical events that took place in the area.
Known for: An authentic California setting
Two championship Troon golf courses offer unique golf experiences with desert landscape, winding lakes and mountain skyline views. The 8 holes of this Pete Dye Course offer a signature experience with railroad tie borders around tee boxes and ponds, while the 18 holes of the Gary Player Signature Course - the only Gary Player Signature course in Southern California – is considered one of the best courses in the Coachella Valley.
Known for: Many golf options from solo to family
Play on an official PGA Tour Champion’s course at The Club at Savannah Harbor. This 18-hole, Troon-managed golf course offers challenge for the best players, but family friendly short course play to bring in the kids into the game. Men, women and junior lessons offer one-on-one focus for any level of player. After your rounds, explore the 22,000-square-foot clubhouse including shopping at the award-winning golf shop, casual and formal dining options, and treatments at Heavenly Spa by Westin.
Known for: Innovative greens
Restored in November 2014 under the guide of the original course designer himself, Jack Nicklaus, Reflection Bay Golf Course at Lake Las Vegas boasts majestic views of the red rock mountains and 320-acre lake. Innovative holes are distinctive and memorable, with five holes stretching along the shoreline and the par-3 eighth hole featuring a peninsula jutting out into Lake Las Vegas. Complete your day after a round of golf with casual or fine dining in the 32,000-square-foot clubhouse, or relax with a treatment at the Resort’s Spa Moulay.
Known for: Championship oceanside golf
The seaside location of Punta Cana Golf Courses features 45 championship holes of golf. Experience sweeping oceanside holes at Corales Golf Club designed by Tom Fazio, with dramatic fairways on this 18-hole course offers a challenging game along with your views. The La Cana Golf Club offers three nine-hole courses with more than a dozen holes with ocean views of the crystal blue Caribbean Sea. After your game, relax on our 19th Hole Terrace, designed by Dominican Republic native Oscar de la Renta.
Known for: All-inclusive resort perks
Plan a getaway to one of Westin’s all-inclusive resorts and elevate your golf game at Playa Conchal Golf Course. This 18-hole, par 71 course designed by Robert Trent Jones boasts the surroundings of the Pacific Ocean coastline and lush, tropical gardens. Take advantage of the resort location and indulge in activities from kayaking to beach volleyball, spa treatments to snorkeling, following a great game of golf.
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