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:
White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
Walt Disney World Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Golf courses: Pinehurst Nos. 1-9, Thistle Dhu Putting Course
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Madden's on Gull Lake
Big Cedar Lodge and Top of the Rock
Turtle Bay Resort
— Matt Ginella (@MattGinellaGC) October 21, 2016
@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
— Shaft (@steelshaft) October 21, 2016
— Matt Ritzmann (@MattRitzmann) October 21, 2016
@MattGinellaGC The golf, beaches, and restaurants in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island.
— Jamie Humphrey (@j_r_humphrey) October 21, 2016