Resort Review

A sunset view from Reunion Resort
American's first two full-length reversible golf courses opened within a span of 18 months - The Loop at Forest Dunes in 2016 and the Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch in 2017. Jason Scott Deegan explores which course and designer nailed this unique concept best.
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands and Bay Harbor anchor the golf scene in northern Michigan. They continue to set the standard for one of the Midwest's best golf destinations.
Las Vegas and Atlantic City get plenty of attention, but Connecticut is home to a double-whammy of golf and gaming centered around two mega-resort hotels.
There is a lot going on at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Confronting it all is a big part of what makes the resort so interesting for golfers and non-golfers alike.
Staying in a house is a great option at some golf resorts. At Orlando's Reunion, the house often rules.
Due to its private nature, The Abaco Club on Winding Bay in the Bahamas is one of the Caribbean's less-known getaways. But non-members can (and should) visit on a limited basis. Here's why.
Staying at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico usually means overindulging on food and drink. You can overindulge on golf, too, at Casa Velas, an adults-only hotel in Puerto Vallarta that offers all-you-can-golf opportunities at three courses owned by ClubCorp.
Constant fears of drought, wildfires and flooding prove just how fragile California's ecosystem really is. That's why northern California's top golf resorts work harder than most on green initiatives to protect their special environments.
Carved by time between some of the oldest and newest mountain ranges in North America lies La Quinta Resort & PGA WEST, a world famous golf resort just minutes from Palm Springs and Palm Desert, California. Challenge your game on 90 holes of championship golf designed by three golf legends.
Tom Doak, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, and Gil Hanse have all designed stellar courses at Florida's Streamsong Resort. Our experts rank their efforts.
The Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto has been open since 2011, but more flights and the new Danzante Bay Golf Club have officially put this emerging Mexican destination on the map.
Golf in the Dominican Republic has been strong since the debut of Casa de Campo's iconic Teeth of the Dog debuted in the 1970s. It's only gotten better over the last decade as Punta Cana has emerged as a great golf destination as well. The island will host its first PGA Tour event in March.
Tim Gavrich's 2017 featured rounds on spectacular ocean courses, new courses as well as U.S. Open venues. Here is his year in review.
Get to know the newest golf destination in Mexico: TPC Danzante Bay, designed by Rees Jones on the Baja California Peninsula.
Mayakoba, the resort development on Mexico's Riveria Maya, has a brand new resort: Andaz, a contemporary and stylish alternative to Fairmont, Banyan Tree and Rosewood.
The list of celebrity guests and golfers at the historic Miami Biltmore Hotel is long - Tiger Woods, Babe Ruth, Al Capone, etc. Make your history with a stay and play at one of golf's most unique resorts.
A $25-million project at The Lodge at Sea Island will add six new cottages, a new state-of-the-art Golf Performance Center, an oceanfront pool and pool house, and a new putting course.
Streamsong® Resort. Golf at its purest. The undulating terrain at Streamsong captivates your attention but it's the golf that will take your breath away. 54 magnificent holes atypical of Florida that will make you forget any course you’ve ever played. A variety of Packages are available.
Not all golf resorts are created equal. Some just seem to "get it" more than others. Why? We have a few theories...
Black Diamond Ranch is one of Florida's most-respected places for golf. So why does it fly under so many golfers' radars?
The Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch ranks among the most remote golf resorts in the continental United States. It's a 3-hour drive to eastern Oregon from Bend, but the reward is a reversible course and a luxurious Old West escape.
Home to the scenic and affordable Ben Brown's Golf Course, Southern California's The Ranch at Laguna Beach has reopened after a three-year renovation.
Calaveras County - located two hours east of the Bay Area and two hours south of Sacramento - delivers top-shelf golf at Saddle Creek Golf Resort, natural wonders like Natural Bridges and fun times and food in downtown Murphys.
You can play golf and ski on the same day at Greenhorn Creek Resort in California's Calaveras County. Jason Deegan visited this Gold Country getaway in the Sierra Nevada mountain foothills.
Jason Deegan visited Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in the off-season and endured wet weather and travel fiascos to play a collection of the best golf courses in America.
The island life on Nevis doesn't have to be only yours for a short vacation. Here is where you can buy property on Nevis.
Designed by Weibring-Wolfard Golf Design led by Champions Tour Player D.A. Weibring and Golf Course Architect Steve Wolfard; this course allows golfers to have fun and enjoy their round in a resort style setting.
The potential for St. Kitts to become the Caribbean's next great golf destination is real. But after many years trying to get off the ground, will it ever happen?
Located between Orlando and Tampa, Streamsong Resort has quickly become one of Florida's top golf destinations. 2017 is a big year with the opening of the Gil Hanse-designed Black course.
I've stayed at, dined in or toured many of the best resorts/hotels Cabo has to offer golfers. Here's a look at each of them and the courses aligned with each property.
While much of the Dehesa Valley northeast of San Diego is still largely undeveloped, the Sycuan Golf Resort and Sycuan Casino are its economic engines.
The staff at Golf Advisor has visited almost every golf resort in America over the years and has come up with a blueprint that every golf resort should follow.
With its new Greg Norman Signature Course the sprawling, 2,500-acre Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta might be Mexico's most versatile golf resort.
The brand new Mossy Oak Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi, blends a Gil Hanse design with plenty of Southern hospitality.
Turning Stone Resort and Casino, located 30 miles east of Syracuse, N.Y., is loaded with amenities. You can stay several days and never play the same course twice.
Whether you join us for one night or a week at a time, we offer a variety of packages designed to help you make the most of your visit...
The 45-hole Lansdowne Resort and Spa in the heart of the Virginia wine country will change what you think you know about golf in the Washington D.C. area.
Terre Blanche wasn't ranked the no. 1 golf resort in continental Europe just because of its two fine tournament courses. They are only the beginning.
The new Big Easy Ranch features the best in hunting, fishing, dining and golf, including the Hal Sutton Golf Academy and a par-3 course that measures up with anything in the U.S.
As one of America's best year-round golf destinations, San Diego County certainly has no shortage of golf resorts. For those on a budget, here are four stay-and-play options that won't break the bank.
Half Moon Bay is a former LPGA tournament host, but its niche is a place for vacationers to hobnob in style in an exquisite setting.
Will newcomers complain about the changes made to the historic Turnberry hotel under Donald Trump's watch? No. Jason Scott Deegan has more from South Ayrshire, Scotland.
New Hampshire's famous Omni Mount Washington Resort is mostly known for its winter sports. But it really is a resort for all seasons.
Over a three-night stay in August, Jason Scott Deegan and his family experienced the gamut that the exclusive Beaver Creek community two hours west of Denver offers.
Golf Digest says Wild Dunes Resort is among the "Best in State" for golf in South Carolina. Enjoy 36 holes of signature golf courses designed by Tom Fazio. The Links Course, takes the golfing experience to a new level with the rustling palms lining lush, rolling fairways to a finishing hole overlooking the glistening Atlantic Ocean. Bordered by the Intracoastal Waterway, the Harbor course will test all aspects of your golf game.
Gleneagles -- even following a successful run hosting of the 2014 Ryder Cup Matches -- still tends to be overlooked by Americans, who are off chasing links-laden itineraries instead. That's just silly.
The Fairmont Grand Del Mar, home to Tom Fazio's the Grand Golf Club, has been awarded five stars by Forbes and AAA and been named the "No. 1 Luxury Hotel in California" by TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice.
Both the hotel and the Old Course at Bedford Springs feel like interactive blasts from the past. Each has been tastefully restored and modernized with a nod to their grand history.
The family-friendly Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage helps break the stereotype that the California desert is only for snowbirds with silver hair.
Since 1988, Kiawah Island has blossomed into a coveted address that attracts golfers to South Carolina from around the world. Jason Scott Deegan checks in from this Lowcountry gem.
The 45-minute adventure to hit six shots off a mountain is simply too cool for words. Every golfer should be fortunate enough to experience it. Jason Scott Deegan has more from Limpopo, South Africa.
The Boulders Resort is a bucket-list commune with Arizona nature that would make any city slicker from Wall Street look away from his iPhone, stop work thoughts and gaze.
Looking for Lowcountry golf near Charleston without the sticker shock of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort? Seek the shore at Wild Dunes Resort, a Destination Hotel in Isle of Palms, S.C.
This challenging yet playable David Harman design lies along historic Shingle Creek and features undulating fairways and breathtaking 360° views...
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa can't compare to Pebble Beach or the Inn at Spanish Bay. Staying at the Hyatt Regency makes sense for most budgets, however. There's plenty to like, besides the price.
The two premier tournament hosts in the Bahamas -- The Abaco Club and Sandals Emerald Bay -- are the perfect winter golf escape.
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