Top 5 U.S. ladies golf trip destinations

What makes a great ladies golf trip destination?

While guys groups tend to play 36 holes a day, ladies trips normally have more variety in their actives. After a round of golf in the morning, shopping, a spa trip, wine tasting and great food become the main attraction.

A great setting with plenty of sunshine is also important, not to mention a great golf course or two.

Here are my top five resorts to take a ladies golf trips in the U.S.:

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5. Silverado Resort, Napa, Calif.

In the heart of Napa's wine country, it's golf by morning, wine tasting in the afternoon at Silverado Resort & Spa. Both the North and South Course s are fair and fun tests, and when Johnny Miller purchased the resort, he moved the ladies sets of tees up to be more accommodating.

4. The American Club, Kohler, Wisc.

The four golf courses between Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run have a wide variety of difficulty, though Pete Dye's wife Alice always ensures his designs will be playable for everyone.

At the Five Diamond American Club hotel, the Waters Spa is a marvel, including a water massage that is very popular.

3. Sea Island, Ga.

A fantastic seaside setting with great service to go along with three golf courses that are very playable and walkable. Sea Island ranks high in almost every category and specifically for ladies trips. Perhaps the biggest reason is the service, which sets the bar for golf resorts.

2. Lodge at Pine Needles, N.C.

While nearby Pinehurst is also great for ladies trips, the Lodge at Pine Needles is a U.S. Women's Open venue and features instruction programs specifically catering towards women's groups.

Resort host, the legendary Peggy Kirk Bell, ensures ladies are always a focal point at the hotel and two Donald Ross-designed courses, Pine Needles and Mid Pines .

1. The St. Regis Monarch Beach, Calif.

St. Regis Monarch Beach is home to a beach club, fantastic spa, and a beautiful ocean setting. It's no wonder a lot of ladies groups frequent this luxurious resort in Orange County.

For golf, Monarch Beach Golf Links is short, playable and has beautiful scenery on the beach.

Do you take ladies golf trips? Where are your favorite places to go? Let us know in the comments below.

Matt Ginella is Golf Advisor's Editor-at-Large and host of Golf Advisor Round Trip travel series on Golf Channel. Matt serves as resident buddy trip expert and captains a collection of VIP trips called Golf Advisor Getaways.
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