Carolinas golf resorts: Style, grace, luxury

Carolinas golf resorts

The names resonate with style and grace and conjure images of golf destinations at their finest. Pinehurst Resort. Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Sea Pines Resort.

Simply put, the Carolinas offer access to some of the world's best-known golf resort and spa addresses, carving a luxurious path through their trademark pine forests to the Atlantic Oceans frothy surf.

From the course-rich vicinities of Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach and Charleston in South Carolina to the scenic Sandhills and Village of Pinehurst in North Carolina, these destinations are as unique as the states themselves.

It's quite a collection of properties, one that allows you to create any conceivable menu of stay and play packages.

Pinehurst's storied No. 2 course might be Donald Ross's most well-known design, but the resort has seven other layouts to mix and match with your game. Ditto for the numerous combinations at Kiawah Island's five courses, which include its famed Ocean Course, and Sea Pines' three courses, featuring Harbor Towne Golf Links.

Or how about taking on the foursome of Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Pete Dye and Tom Fazio at Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach, situated on the water with its own marina? They each were brought in to offer a variety of challenges to Barefoot's four golf courses.

On the Isle of Palms near Charleston, the Wild Dunes Resort gives us a glimpse into Fazio's early work, the Harbor and Links courses, both of which take golfers on significant walks along the Atlantic Ocean.

Indeed, the names will resonate and imagines will remain long after you've left these parts of the Carolinas.


North Carolina Packages

Southern Pines Golf Package
Dates: March 1, 2015 - September 6, 2015
As with all of Sandhills Package Pros' offers, the Spring Bonus at Longleaf deal is all inclusive and features advanced tee times, superior lodging and more. Besides Longleaf Golf & C.C., courses include Mid Pines, Pine Needles, Tot Hill Farm, Deercroft, Talamore, Foxfire and Whispering Pines. Packages include lodging, breakfast, carts, green fees, taxes.
Price range: $137
Southern Pines Golf Package
Dates: March 15, 2015 - May 15, 2015
Swing into Spring for one night and two rounds at Longleaf and Talamore. Package includes one night at Springhill Suites, one round at Longleaf G&CC, one round at Talamore Golf Resort, cart and breakfast, starting from $220 per person.
Price range: $220
Pine Knoll Shores Golf Package
Dates: February 20, 2015 - October 31, 2015
The Country Club of the Crystal Coast in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina is a top-flight course nestled along the Bogue Sound. With the club's Silver Package, you'll stay at partner hotel or resort and receive special rates for golf, tennis and swimming, and have access to the private dining club.
Price range: $250
Sanford Golf Package
Dates: June 13, 2015 - September 11, 2015
Play two rounds at the Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed Carolina Trace and one at Tobacco Road, a Mike Strantz design included in both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine's Top 100 Greatest Public Courses in America. Two nights lodging at the Holiday Inn Express or Hampton Inn.
Price range: $239
Pine Knoll Shores Golf Package
Dates: February 20, 2015 - October 31, 2015
The Country Club of the Crystal Coast in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina is a top-flight golf course nestled along the Bogue Sound, designed through sand dunes, around lakes and through the Maritime Forest. The club's Gold Package lets you enjoy the benefits of membership as you stay in a member's condo or homes, which are in a rental program. Amenities also include private dining, tennis and swimming.
Price range: $250

South Carolina Packages

Bluffton Golf Package
Dates: February 19, 2015 - November 29, 2015
Old South Golf Links epitomizes the beauty of Carolina Lowcountry golf. The course is now offering three vacation packages that also include rounds at your choice of Hampton Hall Club, The Country Club of Hilton Head, Bear Creek G.C., Palmetto Dunes and Sea Pines Resort, plus lodging at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Price range: $225 - $265