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Top 14 US Luxury Golf Resorts with Spectacular Scenery

There is no shortage of renowned golf resorts in the United States, from courses steeped rich in history to those designed by legendary pros. Combined with stunning scenery, gourmet on-site restaurants and spacious suites, these top US luxury golf resorts offer a memorable golfing vacation. There’s never been a better time to combine golf and travel, so the big question is – where do you go?

Four friends on golf course.
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With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve found the best golf resorts across the United States that cater to all budgets, offering epic scenery and various playing experiences. Perfect for golf fanatics, couples and families alike, these top-rated US luxury golf resorts offer non-golf-related perks to create a vacation Tiger Woods would be jealous of.

The Broadmoor, Colorado

The Broadmoor, Colorado, US luxury golf resort
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One of the best US luxury golf resorts, The Broadmoor has two award-winning courses ranked among the best in the world. Play where Presidents and celebrities once took a swing, then swim in the zero-entry infinity pool, book a massage at the spa or dine at one of the multiple on-site restaurants. Unique experiences such as rock-climbing, fly fishing and zip-lining are also available.

On-site accommodation comes in the form of spacious rooms, suites, cottages, brownstones and an Estate House, each featuring plush furnishings and cosy sitting areas. Golf enthusiasts will love the cottages bordering the 18th fairway of the legendary East Course, which have stone fireplaces and Cheyenne Mountain and golf course views.

Nearby Attractions

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (3.4 kilometres)
  • North Cheyenne Cañon Park (3.2 kilometres)
  • Country Club of Colorado (5.6 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 393 – USD 1,096
Guest Rating: 9.4
Address: 1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, United States

The Phoenician, Arizona

The Phoenician, Arizona, golf resort
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The Phoenician is a legendary golf resort in Arizona, offering 5-star services and facilities as well as an immaculate 18-hole golf course surrounded by the Sonoran Desert. Guests can take advantage of the state-of-the-art fitness centre, luxury spa and multiple on-site bars and restaurants. After a game, kick back poolside in a sun lounger or private cabana.

Rooms boast signature bedding, original artwork and custom decor with Southwest-inspired finishes. Upgrade to a Phoenician Suite for a sprawling living room and terrace, or overlook the tree-lined fairways in a two-bedroom Presidential Suite. You can also enjoy a terrace with an outdoor fire in a Casita Fire Table Room.

Nearby Attractions

  • Arizona Country Club (4.3 kilometres)
  • Papago Golf Course (8.1 kilometres)
  • Desert Botanical Garden (7.2 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 655 – USD 4,402
Guest Rating: 9.3
Address: 6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, United States

La Quinta Resort & Club, California

La Quinta Resort & Club, California, golf resort
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La Quinta Resort & Club is an iconic hotel for golf lovers in California, with its legendary courses consistently ranked the best in North America. Explore the five courses on your own or join the PGA West Golf Academy to improve your game, then retreat to one of the three golf clubhouses. Tennis, Yoga, bicycle rentals and a spa are also on offer, as well as the Adobe Grill is known for its award-winning tamales.

Spacious resort casitas offer fireplaces and private patios or yards, while King Whirlpool Casitas add a relaxing hot tub. Go all out with a stay in the King Hacienda Grande, which has a kitchen, living space and private pool and hot tub.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 358 – USD 1,892
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 49-499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta, CA 92253, United States

Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Hawaii

Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Hawaii, US luxury golf resort
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It’s tough deciding which idyllic Hawaii island to visit, but Ritz-Carlton Kapalua makes it easy for golf enthusiasts with its two championship courses near the ocean. The resort is well-equipped with other 5-star facilities, including a posh spa, lagoon-style pool and multiple dining options, including fine dining at The Banyan Tree. Sailing, kayaking and whale watching excursions are also available.

For golf course views, stay in a Garden View Suite, which has a spacious outdoor balcony and a separate living room with a sofa bed. Couples looking for romance can book the Ocean View One Bedroom Residence to take advantage of its full kitchen, deep soaking tub, living room and stunning ocean views.

Nearby Attractions

  • Kapalua Ziplines (290 metres)
  • Makaluapuna Point (1 kilometre)
  • Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar (400 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 795 – USD 8,453
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Kapalua, Maui, HI 96761, United States

Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain, Arizona

Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain - Marana, Arizona, golf resort
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Set amid the mountains in Marina, Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain is one of the top US luxury golf resorts. The quiet retreat offers 27 championship holes spread across three courses, each designed by Jack Nicklaus. Get pampered at the holistic on-site spa, then enjoy live music and classic cocktails at the fire-themed lobby lounge Ignite or sample regionally-inspired cuisine at Core Kitchen & Bar.

In addition to beautiful mountain and desert views, Fireside Mountain View rooms offer a furnished patio with a fireplace. Alternatively, golf fanatics can stretch out with the 2,010 square feet of living space in a Golf Casita Suite with its panoramic views of Wild Burro Canyon.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 435 – USD 886
Guest Rating: 9.3
Address: 15000 North Secret Springs Drive, Marana, AZ 85658, United States

Lodge at Torrey Pines, California

Lodge at Torrey Pines, California, US luxury golf resort
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Overlooking the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course, the Lodge at Torrey Pines also boasts views of the Pacific Ocean. After you schedule a tee time at the iconic course, unwind at the spa, bask in the sunshine at the pool or treat yourself to fine dining at the signature restaurant A.R. Valentien.

Signature Rooms offer an inviting space to relax with Egyptian cotton linen, marble bathrooms and balconies or patios. For sweeping views of the 18th hole of the Torrey Pines Golf Course and California coastline from a private balcony, upgrade to a Makinson Suite. There are also golf packages available for relaxing stay-and-play getaways.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 389 – USD 743
Guest Rating: 9.3
Address: 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, CA 92037, United States

Hammock Beach Resort, Florida

Hammock Beach Resort, Florida, golf resort
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Set on a stunning stretch of unspoilt beach in Palm Coast, Hammock Beach Resort is one of the most beloved US luxury golf resorts. Nestled along the shoreline, two award-winning courses offer the ultimate golf getaway, while multiple dining options, a full-service spa and zero-entry pool with a water slide and a lazy river make it perfect for families too. Popular attractions such as the Daytona International Speedway and Kennedy Space Center are just a short drive away.

HotelsCombined visitors highly-praise the hotel’s spacious rooms, which boast unobstructed ocean or golf course views from a private balcony. Multi-bedroom condos are ideal for larger groups, while Villas add full-size kitchens and washer/dryers.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 226 – USD 1,118
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: 200 Ocean Crest Drive, Palm Coast, FL 32137, United States

Hyatt Regency Hill Country, Texas

Hyatt Regency Hill Country, Texas, US luxury golf resort
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A 20-minute drive from San Antonio’s River Walk, Hyatt Regency Hill Country has a Texas-sized 27-hole championship golf course with practice facilities, golf lessons and a stocked pro shop. Families will love the on-site water park with a lazy river and two-story slide, as well as the FlowRider Wave Machine and multiple dining options, including the award-winning Antlers Lodge with innovative twists on traditional Texas fare.

Relaxation comes easy in the stylish rooms, which feature king-size beds, cosy sitting areas and private balconies or patios. Feel at home in a Hill Country Suite with its separate living area, sleeper sofa and dining table or indulge in 160 square metres of space in a Presidential Suite. Not only does it have a separate living and dining area, but it also boasts a Jacuzzi.

Nearby Attractions

  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas (22.1 kilometres)
  • Government Canyon State Natural Area (16 kilometres)
  • Gateway Hills Golf Course (14 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 327 – USD 459
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251, United States

Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, California

Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, California, golf resort
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Not only does Ojai Valley Inn and Spa boast a legendary golf course, but it also has multiple pools, a 2,800 square meter spa and unique dining outlets. Take your game to the next level with professional golf instructors, then enjoy hand-crafted cocktails served poolside or decadent spa treatments at Spa Ojai. Wrap up your day under the centuries-old trees at The Oak restaurant.

Inspired by the soothing palette of the Mediterranean, relaxing rooms feature illy Espresso machines, private terraces and sitting areas. For sweeping panoramic views of the Ojai Valley, a large soaking tub and living room with a fireplace, stay in the lavish Hacienda Penthouse.

Nearby Attractions

  • Ojai Valley Museum (1.6 kilometres)
  • Soule Park Golf Course (3.3 kilometres)
  • Casitas Water Adventure (10 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 507 – USD 944
Guest Rating: 9.4
Address: 905 Country Club Road, Ojai, CA 93023, United States

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, California

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, California, US luxury golf resort
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Nestled in California’s Coachella Valley, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells is one of the top US luxury golf resorts. This year-round playground is a golfer’s paradise just steps from two top-ranked courses, while a family-friendly water park features water slides and a lazy river. Multiple dining options keep families happy, while parents love getting pampered at Agua Serena Spa.

Save money in a 2 Queen Beds, which has a spacious living area, spa-inspired bath and private balcony, or upgrade to a Two-Bedroom Villa with Fire Pit for an outdoor barbecue and fire pit. Alternatively, luxury bungalows boast private plunge pools and Jacuzzis.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 334 – USD 862
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 44600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210, United States

Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Texas

Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Texas, golf resort
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Home to four championship golf courses, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa offers some of the best golf in the country. Undoubtedly one of the best US luxury golf resorts in Texas, it boasts a posh spa, multiple pools and easy access to Austin, aka the “Music Capital of the World”. Play like the pros on the world-class courses, then dine at one of the seven unique on-site restaurants.

Relax on a plush bed in a Deluxe, which offers beautiful Texas Hill Country views and two queens or one king-size bed. Premium rooms add private Juliette balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows, while Signature Fairway Suites have a second bedroom option and are inspired by the beauty of the nearby golf courses.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 356 – USD 785
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: 8212 Barton Club Drive, Austin, TX 78735, United States

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa, California

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa, California, US luxury golf resort
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Escape to the picturesque San Diego coast and experience Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa, which offers access to world-class golf and sandy beaches. Practice your swing at the only Arnold Palmer signature designed golf course in coastal California, then spend your vacation days at the multi-level pool complex, tennis courts, luxe spa and chic on-site steakhouse.

Savour the coastal views from a 1 King Coastal View room, which has a flat-screen TV, illy espresso machine and furnished balcony ideal for catching the sunset. The golf-inspired Palmer Suite is a dream come true for golf fanatics, adding unique design elements from the Arnold Palmer signature-designed Aviara Golf Course, including a putting green on the patio.

Nearby Attractions

  • South Carlsbad State Beach (4.5 kilometres)
  • San Diego Botanic Garden (9 kilometres)
  • Encinitas Ranch Golf Course (7.6 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 552 – USD 1,236
Guest Rating: 9.3
Address: 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011, United States

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, Hawaii

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, Hawaii, golf resort
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The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort stretches along a beautiful white-sand beach in Hawaii. You can hit the links on the award-winning 18-hole Arnold Palmer-designed golf course, then cool off in one of the oceanfront pools or visit Hapuna Spa for the ultimate relaxation. For a taste of Kohala Coast’s local ingredients, take your pick of four on-site restaurants.

Oversized rooms are ideal for couples and families alike, offering ocean and sunset-facing views from private balconies as well as flat-screen TVs with premium channels and sitting areas. Upgrade to a Premier Ocean Suites for higher floor views, large soaking tubs and spacious living areas.

Nearby Attractions

  • Hāpuna Beach State Park (800 metres)
  • Beach 69 (2.2 kilometres)
  • Hualalai Golf Course (32 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 423 – USD 1,236
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 62-100 Kauna’oa Drive, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743, United States

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Arizona

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Arizona, US luxury golf resort
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A top choice among US luxury golf resorts, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Arizona has two award-winning Tom Fazio-designed PGA golf courses. Hotel highlights also include two heated pools and a Jacuzzi, four tennis courts with mountain views, a luxury spa and an on-site restaurant with a celebrity chef. Play on the mountain or Canyon course, then admire Sonoran Desert views from the chic Cascade Lounge.

Spacious rooms with large windows and private terraces give you a front-row seat to the natural beauty of the Catalina Mountains and include flat-screen TVs and coffee makers. Upgrade to a Skyline/Mountain View room for golf course views, or elevate your stay in a Presidential Suite with a hot tub on your own private patio.

Nearby Attractions

  • Sabino Canyon Recreation Area (4.5 kilometres)
  • Fort Lowell Park (10 kilometres)
  • Tucson Botanical Gardens (13.6 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 237 – USD 592
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 7000 North Resort Drive, Tucson, AZ 85750, United States

Practice Your Swing at These Top US Luxury Golf Resorts

A sequence to the golf swing
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From bogies to birdies, we’ve found the best golf courses across the United States offering far-flung locales and unparalleled golfing experiences. Off the course, these top-rated US luxury golf resorts offer some serious pampering in the form of upscale dining, luxury spas and spacious suites, as well as easy access to other memorable outdoor adventures.

Which is your favourite from our list of US luxury golf resorts? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Charity De Souza

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.

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