Father's Day Golf Courses
Is your Dad a golf fanatic? Once he gets his breakfast in bed and new clubs from the family, what about relaxing with a round of golf? From Hawaii to Las Vegas to Costa Rica, plan a Father's Day outing at one of these recommended hotels and resorts with some of the best golf courses.
Golf Digest's No. 1 Hawaii course, Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas is the place to stay for golf lovers. Two well-regarded courses are adjacent: the Prince has breathtaking views along Princeville's cliffs, while Makai, a 27-hole monster, was renovated in 2009.
- 3838 Wyllie Rd
- Princeville, HI 96722 US
In 2008, Travel & Leisure Golf ranked Casa de Campo the top golf resort in the Caribbean. The resort's signature course, Teeth of the Dog, which was redesigned in 2006, is ranked No. 47 on Golf Magazine's top 100 courses in the world.
- Carr La Romana
- La Romana, Dominican Republic
Designed by Tom Fazio, the Wynn is one of just a few resorts with a golf course on the Strip, making it the perfect fit for a Father's Day round of golf. The 7,042-yard, par-70 course comes with waterfalls, water features and well-maintained greens.
- 3121 S Las Vegas Blvd
- Las Vegas, NV 89109 US
Both par-72s and both with fabulous views of the ocean along craggy cliffs, the golf courses at Half Moon Bay offer quite the challenge for golfers, with blustery ocean winds and tight fairways.
- 1 Miramontes Point Rd
- Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 US
An 18-hole, par 71, 6,600-yard course named Hawk's Landing surrounds this resort. The Bill Madonna Golf Academy at the Orlando World Center Marriott has covered bays, putting and chipping areas, bunkers, and manicured grass tees.
- 8701 World Center Dr
- Orlando, FL 32831 US
The Omni Championsgate has great greens -- just outside the door. Guests can choose from two 18-hole golf courses as well as enjoy the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. The nine-hole par-3 course is illuminated at night, unlike most other courses in Orlando.
- 1500 Masters Blvd
- ChampionsGate, FL 33896 US
The Four Seasons' par-72 championship course, designed by pro golfer Arnold Palmer, has panoramic ocean views from several of its holes, and the surrounding forests are rich with wildlife (including both howler and white-faced capuchin monkeys).
- Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Half Moon's course is certainly a terrific Caribbean Golf Course, with 7,141 yards of difficult driving areas, plenty of bunkering and great undulating greens.
- Rose Hall
- Montego Bay, Jamaica
The 2 golf courses at the Lodge at Torrey Pines are stops on the PGA Tour and offer misty, romantic ocean vistas. The South Course -- remodeled about a decade ago by Rees Jones -- boasts particularly breath-taking views of the Pacific, and challenges players with thick patches of trees, bunkers, and sand traps.
- 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd
- La Jolla, 92037 US
The Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club Golf Course fills up the eastern chunk of Paradise Island. The course has hosted numerous tournaments in the past, such as the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational, and has one of the most happening club houses we've seen with a nice bar area.
- Paradise Island Dr
- Nassau, Bahamas