Top 5 Luxury Exclusive Golf Resorts for Avid Golfers

For those avid golfers seeking the best in travel, a destination that offers exceptional quality in courses and additional luxury accommodations and services, luxury golf resorts are ideal.

These resorts address the needs of the elite golfers in terms of offering not only the opportunity to play on one of the championship golf courses or to practice with a golf pro, but also in offering other services such as spa or a great restaurant and exquisite accommodation.

In this article, we aim to showcase five of the best luxury golf resorts in some of the most sought-after locations that shouldn’t be missed for any golter due to the breathtaking scenery, facilities, and unique golf experience they provide.

Pebble Beach Resorts, California, USA

From the ruggedly picturesque Monterey Peninsula of California, the fabled destination that includes the glamorous Pebble Beach Resorts has rightfully established itself as the ultimate in luxurious golf resorts.

Its Pebble Beach Golf Links, an iconic course on the Monterey Peninsula perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, is recognized as the #1 public golf course in America and one of the best globally; it has staged 5 US Opens.

In addition to Pebble Beach, the golf resort includes three more beautiful courses such as the Spyglass Hill and the Spanish Bay; it also offers numerous shops and restaurants and fabulous accommodation facilities. The resort has a traditional and elegant 19th-century coastal style of architecture, and the hotel has the best hospitality services to offer guests the best golfing holiday.

Gleneagles, Scotland

Gleneagles is in fact, nothing short of a Scottish wonder, nestled in the lush green heart of Perthshire, and should therefore be on any golfer’s list of must visiting destinations across the globe.

With three championship courses, Ryder Cup and other international tournaments having taken place here, the golfing experience is complemented by stunning sceneries that define Scotland.

Aside from the 18-hole golf course this nearly a century old five-star estate also provides its guests palatial hotel services such as luxurious spa, gourmet meals and accommodation and other country activities such as falconry, whisky tasting to name a few.

Players do not only enjoy the rare great game played here, but the total sporting life of beautiful Scotland including golfing.

The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida, USA

It is situated in Florida in the Palm Beach area which is a perfect location for a resort, especially if it is focused on golf and sea views. Its 36-holes of championship golf has been laid out 5 by some of the legends of golf like Fazio and Nicklaus, the courses weave through palm-fringed fairways and tropical greenery.

Following the round, guests can choose to have a bungalow cabana by the pool, explore the famed Worth Avenue of Palm Beach for luxury shopping, or unwind with drinks and dinner as the sun sets from a Mediterranean-style terrace overlooking the Atlantic.

Palm Beach is home to many resorts and clubs but for the ultimate in luxury golf resort escape, the Breakers has few equals and no superiors.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina, USA

Kiawah Island Golf Resort for golf lovers and enthusiasts who want to experience the tranquil and serenity of a luxurious golfing resort dotted with an array of challenging courses and the natural beauty is a golf lovers paradise located just outside Charleston South Carolina.

Located on 10,000 acres of a barrier island, this resort boasts five courses which are ranked among the best courses in America and it houses the Ocean Course that hosted the 1991 Ryder Cup and is the venue for the 2012 PGA Championship.

Other than the greens, the resort has 10 miles of private sandy shoreline, a well-known spa for reviving and a spiritual haven, beach-side clubs with swimming pools and restaurants, paths for cycling and wildlife, and a variety of rooms from villas to large apartments. In terms of a secluded luxury golf getaway in the midst of wildlife, Kiawah Island is one of the best.

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Oregon, USA

The site for the proposed modern architectural design structure was Bandon Dunes Golf Resort located in the beautiful state of Oregon in United States of America.

Nestled on the edge of the bluff overlooking the wild Pacific coastline of Oregon stands Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, a place that is as unique as it is dedicated to the game of golf and its traditions – the course that caters only to those who wish to walk.

The resort gives the impression of the out-of-door golf of Scotland or Ireland: there are dunes, sea views and much stress is put to the caddies and on the golf playing under the often blustering conditions.

Some of the architects who have designed these exceptional golf courses include; Tom Doak, David McLay Kidd, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, all of which I get to play here and find challenging and rewarding in equal measure.

Besides the sports, guests can enjoy comfortably fireplaced rooms to stay in, Pacific Northwest style harvest-to-table meals, and mesmerizing sunsets on the beach. In the opinion of The Loop, for real links golf enthusiasts, nobody has captured the true essence of North American Bandon Dunes.


Starting from Pebble Beach’s scenic cliffs through Bandon Dunes’ rustic beauty, these five golf resorts capture the spirit of luxury travel for the golf lovers with their splendid courses and sophisticated services set in interesting terrains.

They say any passionate golfer would definitely feel honoured to play in just one of them – to play them all and compare the experience would definitely be the ultimate golfing desire. Where one starts may well be designated by preference.

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