UK reader planning U.S. golf vacation. How 'bout some help, folks!
Commenting on Kiel Christianson’s blog comparing Scotland and Ireland, Rob writes in:
I along with two good friends are planning our 40th birthday golfing trips for next year and would like some advice from people states side. We have played in South Carolina and Florida and are now divided over where to go. The contenders are Phoenix, the Rockies or a trip centered around Pebble Beach. Any good advice welcome and for the record we are all single figure golfers.
I gotta say, after reading Andrew Resnik’s recent stories about affordable golf on the Monterey Peninsula and David Berner’s story about getting on as a single at Pebble Beach, I’d lead towards that area of California.
The Reb and Tim McDonald seem high on Phoenix.
And if you’d consider Canada, I know Chris Baldwin has yet to shut up about this trip to Whistler, B.C.
But chime in, folks. Let’s help this guy out.
|« Michelle Wie fans: Set your VCRs for Letterman, Good Morning America||Reader blasts Hawaii golf courses - what say ye, Jennifer Mario? »|
Alternatively, stay in California after Monterey and play any number of fantastic public courses in the area like Bayonet, San Juan Oaks, Poppy Ridge or drive north to San Francisco and play Harding Park.
Also any info on places to go / restaurants / bars/accomo etc would be helpful . Hope to go around the Spring of next year
Poppy Hills is in the low $100 range ($125ish) to the public, but if you can find an NCGA member to take you at the guest rate, it's about half that.
Spanish Bay is around $230 (overpriced for what you get) and Spyglass is $275.
Zagats have a new listing of public course with user reviews, costs and url's.
Although Pebble Beach would be my single choice (add Pasatiempo in Santa Cruz), it's the biggest hit to wallet. being Brits, you might really enjoy the change of scene of hitting an 8-iron 190 yards at 10,000 feet in Vail (where some courses stretch out to 7,700 yards) -- or desert golf.
Good luck, enjoy -- hope it's helpful and a small tribute to you who always make my trips to UK and Ireland so great.
Enjoy, one and all.
If you would like to check out the Seattle area please look to the Gold Mountain Complex, Willows Run, Druids Glenn, Washington National, Trophy Lake and the Hawks Prairie courses. High ends are at Newcastle Golf Club. Hope this gives you some ideas.
Why not consider central Canada. The greater Toronto area has many fine
golf courses and the Muskoka area north of the City has become a golf mecca. Taboo, Bigwin Island, Deerhurst, are just some of the few courses you would enjoy. Green fees range from $90.00 to $200.00 Canadian (better value for your pound).
Comments are closed for this post.