Above-Par Resorts for the Ultimate Golf Vacation

Above-Par Resorts 

Passionate about your pastime? We’ve got the scorecard on prestigious golf resorts worth visiting — handpicked from our global Hotels & Resorts Collection — plus leisurely amenities that take you beyond the 18th hole.  

Lowcountry Landmarks

The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island has topped every serious golfer’s must-play list since the landmark 1991 Ryder Cup. It also is one of just four U.S. venues to host every major PGA event. According to Golf Digest, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort has the toughest course in the U.S. This Pete Dye-designed beauty is unrepentant, with countless bunkers, doglegs and undulating greens across South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Four other championship courses within the resort include the Tom Fazio-designed Osprey Point and Gary Player’s Cougar Point. Delve into the beauty of Kiawah Island’s salt marshes with a naturalist guide, indulge in an oyster roast, ride a bicycle along 10 miles of beach or indulge your creative side with an oil painting class. Our gift to you is $100 in credit to share the traditions of Lowcountry cuisine paired with ocean views at Jasmine Porch restaurant. 

Retreat to the Riviera Maya 

In 2007, Banyan Tree Mayakoba’s El Camaleon Golf Course put the Yucatán Peninsula on the map when it became home to the OHL Classic, Mexico’s first PGA Tour event. Greg Norman’s design incorporates the region’s diverse ecosystems, with fairways wending past tropical jungle, mangrove wetlands and Caribbean coast; distinctive hazards include cenotes and freshwater canals. Let us arrange preferential green fees on the Audubon-certified course, and learn to play like a pro with lessons at Jim McLean Golf School.

Separating the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico, this all-pool villa resort with its award-winning spa is the perfect setting for romance, relaxation or family vacations. Bike the Mayakoba nature trail before venturing to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Chichén Itzá. Let us reserve a pool villa and you’ll receive a $100 dining credit to use toward world-class dining. 

A Scottish Legend Endures

Scotland’s green-clad Perthshire hills are the picturesque backdrop of The Gleneagles Hotel and the Jack Nicklaus-designed PGA Centenary Course, host venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup and the 2019 Solheim Cup.Gleneagles’ two other courses — The King’s and the deceptively challenging Queen’s — were designed by James Braid, the first person to win five Open Championships. Stay two or more nights and we’ll reserve a complimentary round for two on either course. 

Falconry, archery, trout fishing and horseback riding are among the outdoor pursuits throughout the 850-acre estate. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, take a break in The Glendevon Room for the finest afternoon tea in Scotland. Evening brings a culinary adventure at Restaurant Andrew Fairlie — the country’s only two-Michelin-starred establishment — where French flair meets Scottish fare. 

Blissful Hawai‘i

Mauna lani translates to “mountain reaching heaven,” and golfers at the historic Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows will reach nirvana on its courses. Sport legends laud the North Course, highlighted by a par-three number 17 tucked into a natural lava amphitheater. The equally celebrated South Course winds through a prehistoric lava flow with breathtaking Kohala Coast views; the oft-photographed 15th hole is especially stunning where the manicured greens meet rugged black lava rocks and brilliant blue waters.

Play a round using your $100 in resort credit, or apply it toward dinner at the oceanfront CanoeHouse restaurant or perhaps a Kona mocha body scrub at the spa. Take time for quiet contemplation at the Kalahuipua‘a Fishponds, seven ponds that serve as the resort’s spiritual center. 

A Weekend in the Desert

Golf luminaries such as Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman have put their signature touches on the five courses at La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort — including the famous Pete Dye-designed course carved into the Santa Rosa Mountains. The California resort is home to the annual CareerBuilder Challenge on its spectacular Stadium Course. Custom instruction and club fittings are available at the PGA WEST Golf Academy. 

The recently renovated resort makes a perfect hideaway for yoga and spa retreats. Use your exclusive $100 in credit toward a desert-inspired body treatment with agave oil, or perhaps on a dinner of Pacific oysters and house-made fusilli di mare at the iconic Morgan’s in the Desert restaurant.

Stay & Play When You Reserve With Us

Whether you’re dedicating a vacation to your favorite pastime or seeking a resort filled with relaxing amenities, we’ll find accommodations for you. Reserve with us to receive exclusive privileges such as daily breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi and a special amenity that varies by property, as well as a room upgrade, early check-in and late check-out when available at more than 1,000 of the world’s finest hotels, resorts, lodges, spas and unique places to stay. For more information, give us a call at 1-800-837-4477 or visit our website, Just Cruises & Vacations. Our travel consultants can create the perfect vacation for you!