Carolinas golf resorts: Style, grace, luxury
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
Dates: December 1, 2015 - February 29, 2016
Experience stunning landscape and warm Southern hospitality at an equally amazing value at Beau Rivage Golf & Resort in Wilmington, N.C. Includes one night of lodging and 36 holes of golf. Each round includes cart, GPS, a made-to-order Southern breakfast, driving range tokens and a Beau Rivage bag tag.
Price range: $119
Dates: July 12, 2015 - February 29, 2016
Don't worry about driving around town to make your round. Roll out of bed and onto the tee. At Beau Rivage, enjoy one night of lodging, two rounds of golf and a southern breakfast starting at just $149 per player.
Price range: $149
Dates: December 1, 2015 - March 4, 2017
Experience the timeless traditions and Southern charm of Pinehurst Resort. Dating back to 1895, this classic North Carolina golf resort is more vibrant than ever with nine fantastic courses (including Donald Ross's No. 2), world-class accommodations, and a variety of recreational activities. Includes two nights at The Carolina inn, 18 holes with cart per night of stay, daily breakfast.
Price range: $520
South Carolina Packages
Dates: March 7, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Gather your favorite foursome and test your skills on championship courses that demand your best play for a legendary golf getaway at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
Price range: $222
Dates: December 1, 2015 - September 7, 2016
Your foursome will share a two-bedroom unit (with four beds) at Legends Golf & Resort for three nights, and play all three courses on site: The Heathland, Moorland, and Parkland. In addition, you can play Oyster Bay and Heritage Club as alternates to the Legends courses. And you can work on your game at the Legends' lighted 30-acre practice facility. Breakfast, lunch, and two draft beers or fountain drinks included daily.
Price range: $259
Dates: October 8, 2015 - December 31, 2016
Sanctuary Golf Club has arranged several very affordable golf package opportunities. This one stop shopping concept will allow you to stay at one of Beaufort's most comfortable hotels offering a complete package with room, breakfast, golf. When you play the Sanctuary Golf Club, lunch will be included giving you a great opportunity to play a 2nd round in the afternoon.
Price range: $120
Dates: December 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016
The Quality Inn Chip and Run package features three nights' accommodations at the Quality Inn-South Forest Beach in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, plus golf at Eagle's Pointe, Crescent Pointe, and Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort (Fazio Course). You'll stay just minutes from Coligny Beach, Daufuskie Island, The Mall at Shelter Cove and the Coastal Discovery Museum.
Price range: $285
Dates: December 1, 2015 - September 7, 2016
Play all four golf courses at Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and you'll get the fourth round for free when played after noon. Stay in a two-bedroom unit at Kingston Plantation Villas, which stretches about a half mile along the shoreline and includes a 50,000-square-foot Sports & Health Club, Caribbean Water Playground, the Splash pool complex, and numerous dining options. If you travel over certain dates they'll throw in the fourth night of accommodations for free!
Price range: $398