16 Sep Top 4 Cities for a Golf Fan
Whether you play for fun, with friends, or because you want to compete, golfing is a fun sport that has something for everyone. For people who love golfing, a great goal may be vacationing or even retiring to cities that have some of the leading golf courses. Whether you are trying to plan an Algarve golf holiday or retire near your dream course, here are a few cities that are at least worth a visit for golf fans.
1. San Francisco
San Francisco is a destination hotspot, with plenty of attractions for tourists. From the renowned Golden Gate Bridge to various gardens, museums, planetariums, and more, there is something for everyone.
As far as golfing, San Francisco is home to several popular courses. The Olympic Club and the San Francisco Golf Club sit side-by-side, with Lake Merced Golf Club not far from the pair. Another great course is Harding Park. This course has hosted two Charles Schwab Cup, a Presidents Cup, and a World Golf Championships event.
For people who are interested in competition, there is a SanFrancisco City Golf Championship that is held every year. The competition has existed since 1916 and stands above many other golf events.
2. Sun City
Sun City is found in South Africa. Many golf enthusiasts may be familiar with renowned South African golf legend Gary Player. He personally designed Sun City’s two 18-hole courses, including the Lost City Golf Course and the Gary Player Golf Course. The Gary Player Golf Course is home of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, while the Lost City Golf Course boasts a desert theme and even has real crocodiles at the 13th hole.
Visitors will also have a good time off the course. Sun City has many daytime and nighttime attractions, including a nearby water park, spa, casino, shows, and nightclubs.
3. Quinta do Lago
This city is located in the southernmost continent of Portugal—Algarve. The hotel Conrad Algarve is a great choice. In addition to being home to one of the best spas in southern Portugal, guests can appreciate the Quinta do Lago golf course and resort.
There are three courses at the resort, each of them being named among the best in Europe. The course has won a variety of awards, including the title of ‘Europe’s Best Golf Destination’ according to the World Golf Awards in 2015 and 2016 and the ‘Editors Choice Award for Best International Resort) by Golf Digest in 2016 and 2017.
In addition to world-class golf facilities, the Algarve hotel has beautiful rooms with private balcony access and a roof garden suite with a private pool. There are also experience showers, sensory zones, a Technogym, and more.
Danang, Vietnam is another notable stop for golf enthusiasts, this one on the Asian continent. For golfers looking to enjoy a spectacular view, the Danang Golf Club features stunning landscapes including the white sand of China Beach and views of the South China Sea. Around the course, the Cham Islands offer a view of the mountainous jungles in the region.
Danang Golf Club has also received several awards after opening in 2010. It was recognized as one of the 15 best courses in the world by USA Golf magazine. It also received the title of ‘best golf course in Asia’ in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Golfing is a great stress reliever. Whether you are trying to relax and retire or just take a weekend off, these cities definitely deserve a visit in your lifetime. Do your research and start planning your next vacation—their rolling greens and incredible landscaping are something you will not want to miss.