Golf is not a natural family sport and finding a vacation destination that fits the needs of the player alongside the needs of a trip can be hard. Balance is the key to a happy holiday and if it tips too far towards golfing or too far towards family activities, then everyone is going to go home not having the vacation they imagined. In this post, we will look at four family golf trips in the USA that find the perfect equilibrium.
Ginn Reunion Resort, Orlando, Florida
Everyone loves Florida for different reasons. The parents for the tropical climate, good food, and great golf courses, and the children love it for the numerous theme parks. Golf.com informs that the Ginn Reunion Resort combines the best of both worlds with the family package deal providing a “one-day pass per person to any Walt Disney Theme Park and a one-day pass to either Universal Studios, Universal Islands of Adventure or Sea World.” Back at the resort after visiting the parks the parents can drop the kids off at a supervised area and play a few rounds or take them onto the course with them and play the kid friendly tees. This is the perfectly balanced golf trip.
The Broadmoor, Colorado
Located at the base of Cheyenne Mountain is The Broadmoor resort one of America’s grandest places to vacation. This is an ideal place for families who like golf as the Golf Digest states that kids under 13 play for free with an adult after 2 p.m. Once the courses have been conquered there are many activities to engage in around the resort such as hiking, boating, biking, and horseback riding. The resort also has cottages which are much more ideal for families than hotel rooms.
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, South Carolina
If you are looking for a place to play near the beach then the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is an ideal place. The golf course was designed by legendary American golf course designer Arthur Hills and travel site Babble points out that it has permanent junior tees. The location is great for family vacations as there is much to do by the sea including the dolphin cruises that are part of the family package. The resort is perfect for all sports enthusiasts and families can hit the tennis courts or even go kayaking during their stay.
Hilton Chicago / Oak Brook Hills Resort, Illinois
Other than having world-class amenities and upscale recreational areas, Hilton Chicago / Oak Brook Resort has a nearby golf course where both parents and children can enjoy and learn how to play. The city, known primarily in the sporting world for its pro clubs the Bulls, the Blackhawks, and the Cubs, is now starting to incorporate golf into the equation. Play Your Course points out how PGA-certified golf pros in Chicago cover everyone from beginners to advanced, kids to adults. Learning how to play with the whole family, in a way, adds a different dynamic to the trip.
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia
What’s better than spending a weekend playing golf? A weekend camping and playing golf. Callaway Gardens is perfect for families looking for adventure while also finding time to hit the fairways. The resort has many trails that lead off from it whether you are on foot or cycling. It is also home to Robin Lake Beach which is the largest man-made white sand beach in the world. The three golf courses are family friendly, so you can spend time teaching your kids the sport.
Hopefully, this has helped families looking to find vacations that fit the right balance between golf and family fun. Golf trips can be fun and ideal for the family if you find the perfect place.