With summer just around the corner, now is the time for golf lovers to plan a holiday around some of the best courses in the United States. Here is a look at three of the best across the nation along with nearby holiday accommodations to make the most of your golfing experience.
Jefferson Park Golf Course: Seattle, Washington
Jefferson Park Golf Course is set in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington and is an 18-hole regulation course with 6,182 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70 . It’s been in existence since 1917 and has a course rating of 69.0 and a slope rating of 119 on Blue grass.
With spectacular views of the city’s skyline and Mt. Rainier, the course was designed by one of America’s pioneer golf architects, Scotsman Thomas Bendelow.
Holiday accommodation in Beacon Hill includes the “Cottage in the City,” a cozy but charming cottage with a deck that overlooks a peaceful garden. While the cottage is small, at 200 square feet, it is ideal for golf vacationers with the course just minutes away, and more comfortable than the average golf apartment.
Pebble Beach Golf Course: Pebble Beach, California
Located in one of the most picturesque regions of the U.S. on the central coast of California, Pebble Beach is known as one of the world’s premier golf courses. Opened in 1919, the legendary course features 6,828 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 74.3 and it has a slope rating of 144 on Rye grass.
Holiday accommodations at the course include the famed “The Lodge at Pebble Beach,” with luxurious rooms and suites for the ultimate in golf apartments.
Shorecliffs Golf Course: San Clemente, California
Further down the coast in San Clemente, California you’ll find the Shorecliffs Golf Course in a beachside setting just a 3 wood away from the ocean featuring 6,140 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . The course rating is 70.4 and it has a slope rating of 130, offering an unparalleled golfing experience.
This beautiful course that is draped through the canyons is said to offer a challenge to golfers of all skill levels, and while the club house is a bit more laid back than Pebble Beach, the hospitality is second to none.
Holiday accommodations near the course including deluxe ocean view golf apartments to magnificent custom homes with golf course views located right on the 11th green of the fabulous course.