West Coast Locations for a Golf Getaway:
Golf can be quite the sport of concentration. Keeping an eye on the ball and the grass-filled path that lie ahead makes for a thrilling time on the greens! For most, it’s the thrill that makes golf a spectator’s sport; thank goodness for five west coast towns which help make golf fun for all, from the PGA contender to the novice. Grab your clubs and swing by one of these West Coast locations for your next golf getaway:
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Flagstaff is home to Continental Country Club, the city’s only public golf course. So, as you make plans to golf in Flagstaff, rest assured that the greens at this course welcomes all. With Mt. Elden in the background, Continental Country Club is a scenic treat for golf enthusiast and gold spectators alike. At only $99.00 a night, Courtyard Marriott Flagstaff makes a trip to Flagstaff a hole in one. The courtyard — at Courtyard — is designed to match the breathtaking views of the nearby mountains. It also comes completes the ambiance with a fire pit! If you must leave the property to seek dining options, there are several restaurants within walking distance.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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Steamboat Springs brings the best of both world all visitors, regardless of their golf game levels. First, there’s the Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club, ranked as one of the best 100 golf clubs around by the industry experts at Fairway Magazine. With Fish Creek complementing the 18-hole course, Rollingstone Ranch is a must for those who love a challenge – try to keep the ball out of the water! (Be warned: if you’re looking for the best putting rates, hit the greens after 3:00 p.m.) Then, there’s the Sheraton Steamboat Resort, the home of (wait for it) Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club! The Sheraton Steamboat is an upscale property with skiing, hiking and biking access, and a full-service day spa. The phrase, “something for everyone” could apply here.
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The Lake Tahoe city is also an idea spot for perfecting your golf game! Stateline, Nevada is not only a skier’s paradise; golf professionals will appreciate the area’s commitment to greenery. While choosing from several high-ranking golf courses, make sure to reserve a room at the Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino. With free parking, this resort gives more than enough reasons to play another game…a game of Blackjack! Choose a standard room if you plan to do more golfing than resting, or opt for one of the Summit Suites, which comes with full butler services and lots of space. I’m talking two-bedroom suites with three bathrooms, a dining room and a living room. Golfing can wait.
Oregon’s second-largest city, Eugene has something for everyone, including golfers. Laurelwood Golf Course is celebrating 85 years serving the public, and welcomes visitors and locals alike to tee off in their nine-hole location. The infamous Nike Store has all the golf gear one would need to make their trip to the greens a stylish one; even if the golf ball never makes it in a hole, at least you’ll look good in your attempts! While in Eugene, rest your cleats at the newly-renovated Oval Door, a charming six-guestroom bed and breakfast located in the center of the city. Before you book, please note that each guestroom is designed completely differently from the other.
Great find alert: While in Eugene, Voodoo Doughnut is a 24-hour sweet-lover’s dream. When it comes to toppings and flavors, the staff think of everything:
El Segundo, California
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Looking to golf near Los Angeles? Visit El Segundo, near the Los Angeles International Airport and head to The Lakes at El Segundo. This is a city-owned and welcomes beginning golfers with lessons and a summer camp! If golfing isn’t your game of choice, pick another one at the Mattel Headquarters, located in town. When it’s time to take a break, relax at Courtyard by Marriott, LAX. It’s the quintessential home away from home, with a full kitchen, complete with a stove, dishwasher and other comforts you’d find in your own house.
Do you have a favorite Westcoast golfing destination? Does location make a difference in your swing? Or, perhaps you’d like to teach a novice the difference between a putter, an iron, and a wood. (They’re all golf clubs, in case you’re wondering!) Let us know in the comments about your greens of choice.
Pack your bags; specifically the golf bag! If you’re flying, opt to have your clubs shipped. Your airplane neighbors and all of security will forever be grateful. Also, remember to keep Hipmunk in mind when looking for West Coast locations for a Golf Getaway and for some budget-friendly accommodations that are out of the ballpark! I know, wrong sport. But, at least you’re always a winner, with Hipmunk!
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