Whether you are looking to escape the cold back home or just enjoy a great tropical vacation, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic should be near the top of your list. In addition to the beautiful weather, Punta Cana has some of the best beaches in the world. With beautiful, soft white sand and crystal blue waters, you won’t want to leave the beach and the water.
But Punta Cana isn’t all just sand and snorkeling. With some of the longest zip line runs in the Carribean, world-class golf courses, and some of the most beautiful tropical parklands you will encounter in the region, the amount of things to see and do in Punta Cana is seemingly endless.
There are some absolutely amazing golf courses in this world. If you are like me, then you probably want to play as many of them as you can in your lifetime. However, some of these courses may be thousands of miles from where you live, and bringing your clubs along with you on vacation can be cumbersome and expensive.
Instead of letting this discourage you, let me teach you some tips and tricks that I have picked up over the many years I have been traveling to play golf. By using these tips, transporting your clubs will no longer be the big hassle that it has been. That will leave you with more time to think about having fun on your trip, and shooting as low of a round as possible.
Erin Hills Golf Course (host of last year’s U.S. Open) is a beautiful, but extremely challenging, course that is a gem deserving of the buzz its receiving in the golf world. Situated 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, the 7,812-yard, par-72 track lies in the small town of Erin, Wisconsin. The course’s dramatic landscape takes advantage of the natural slops of the land, which makes for exciting but tricky lies and stances. It boasts a course rating of 77.9 and a slope of 145. During the 117th U.S. Open, the course played 7,693 yards. The course was easily among the most challenging courses I have ever played.
Arriving at Bandon Dunes golf resort feels as though you have traveled to Scotland or Ireland. The courses at Bandon Dunes are designed to capture the natural environment of the magnificent southern Oregon Coast. The courses have huge sand dunes, large pine trees, and tremendous views of the Pacific Ocean. The resort has four championship courses and offers an unparalleled links golf experience in the United States. The namesake course, Bandon Dunes, offers the most amazing scenery of the group, and arguably the country.
2017 has come and gone, and it’s time to start thinking about the year ahead. 2018 looks to be another big year of travel for us, with a good mix of international trips, national parks trips, and a great golf getaway or two sprinkled in.
Pebble Beach is ranked as the best public golf course in America, and one of the most beautiful courses in the world. The course runs along the shore of Carmel Bay and offers scenic views ofthe bay on several holes.
2017 was an incredible year of travel for us. We got to see some amazing places that we have always dreamed of seeing. We have been incredibly blessed and fortunate to have been able to travel to and see so many amazing places. For that, we are thankful.
The course features numerous memorable holes including postcard opportunities at the coastal par 3’s. In the end, Whistling Straits is an incredible golf course with one of the finest settings in the United States.
Located in County Cork on the South West Coast of Ireland, Old Head Golf Course is simply a must play if you are planning a golf trip to Ireland. The stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean crashing against the cliffs can be seen on all eighteen holes, and nine of the holes play along the cliff tops.
One of the most amazingly scenic golf courses that I’ve had the fortune of playing was Ko’Olau Golf Club. The course is located in Kaneohe on the island of Oahu and is set at the base of the Ko’olau Mountain range.