Not unlike a buddies destination or a couples destination, a family golf destination has a focus on its targeted clientele.
In addition to amenities and off-course activities that cater to everyone in the family, it's about a sense, a feeling, a warmth. Does the mat outside the resort's front door say "Welcome" or "Do not disturb?"
Here are 10 U.S. golf resorts (in no particular order) that make it clear families are welcome:
Ten top golf resorts for families:
Hotel HersheyHershey, Pa.
The GreenbrierWhite Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista, Fla.
Ritz-Carlton KapaluaMaui, Hawaii
Pinehurst ResortPinehurst, N.C.
Golf courses: Pinehurst Nos. 1-9, Thistle Dhu Putting Course
The BroadmoorColorado Springs, Colo.
Madden's on Gull LakeBrainerd, Minn.
Big Cedar Lodge and Top of the RockBranson, Mo.
Sunriver ResortSunriver, Ore.
Turtle Bay ResortOahu, Hawaii
@MattGinellaGC Sunriver resort in central Oregon. Lots of stuff to do for entire family, good golf on site, plus a ton of great golf nearby.— Tony Fox (@ducksphan) October 21, 2016
@MattGinellaGC The golf, beaches, and restaurants in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island.— Jamie Humphrey (@j_r_humphrey) October 21, 2016