The 75 Best Golf Resorts
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16. FOX HARB'R GOLF RESORT & SPA (NR) Wallace, Nova Scotia
Score: 83 | Contact: foxharbr.com, 866-257-1801 | Room rate: $350
New + Notable: A new golf academy lets guests customize the lesson plan. The championship course's entire back nine has water views, with Nos. 14-18 set along the Northumberland Strait.
17. KIAWAH ISLAND (S.C.) GOLF RESORT (7)
Score: 82.56 | Contact: kiawahresort.com, 800-576-1570 | Room rate: $405
New + Notable: Next year's PGA Championship will be at the Ocean Course, No. 1 on Golf Digest's ranking of America's 50 Toughest. If you want to break 90, try some of the resort's other 72 holes.
18. FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANAI (HAWAII) AT MANELE BAY (T-13)
Score: 82.11 | Contact: fourseasons.com/manelebay, 808-565-2000 | Room rate: $325
New + Notable: Three holes of the aptly named Challenge at Manele are laid out along cliffs. That big splash below might be from your golf ball or from whales migrating there in the winter.
19. RITZ-CARLTON, BACHELOR GULCH (NR) Beaver Creek, Colo.
Score: 82.08 | Contact: ritzcarlton.com, 970-748-6200 | Room rate: $199
New + Notable: Stay at this outdoorsy resort and you'll have access to the Red Sky Golf Club courses designed by Greg Norman and Tom Fazio. Accompanied kids under 16 can play for free.
20. ST. REGIS PRINCEVILLE (HAWAII) RESORT (NR)
Score: 82 | Contact: stregisprinceville.com, 808-826-9644 | Room rate: $375
New + Notable: The Makai course reopened in 2010 after a makeover, and the Prince reopens this fall. New, luxurious Crown suites complete the package.
21. WYNN LAS VEGAS RESORT (31)
Score: 81.68 Contact: wynnlasvegas.com, 877-321-9966 Room rate: $399
New + Notable: Massive waterfalls dot the 7,042-yard, par-70 course. Top-of-the-line rental clubs and shoes are covered in the green fee.
22. RITZ-CARLTON, DOVE MOUNTAIN (NR) Tucson
Score: 81.48 | Contact: ritzcarlton.com, 520-572-3000 | Room rate: $349
New + Notable: Two shorter sets of tees make the course—which hosts the 64 best tour players in the world each February—playable for young kids or beginners (at 1,200 and 1,800 yards).
23. RITZ-CARLTON LODGE, REYNOLDS PLANTATION (T-13) Greensboro, Ga.
Score: 81.29 | Contact: ritzcarlton.com, 706-467-0600 | Room rate: $279
New + Notable: The bent-grass greens at Great Waters—one of five courses available to guests—were replaced during a recent renovation. A new variety of Bermuda offers a more consistent putting surface year-round.
24. FAIRMONT BANFF (ALBERTA) SPRINGS (5)
Score: 81.21 | Contact: fairmont.com/banffsprings, 866-540-4406 | Room rate: $449
New + Notable: Stay in one of the 768 rooms by May 25, and you could divide the day skiing down some of the continent's sweetest slopes and teeing it up on one of Canada's top-10 courses.
25. FOUR SEASONS RESORT SCOTTSDALE AT TROON NORTH (25)
Score: 80.5 | Contact: fourseasons.com/scottsdale, 480-515-5700 | Room rate: $459
New + Notable: The re-routed Pinnacle course is more walker-friendly after Tom Weiskopf swapped holes with the Monument course. Groups are spaced out to prevent waiting.
26. MAUNA KEA BEACH HOTEL (28) The Big Island, Hawaii
Score: 80.17 | Contact: princeresortshawaii.com, 866-977-4589 | Room rate: $325
New + Notable: The resort and the course were the first to be developed on the Big Island. It's no wonder designer Rees Jones said the course "cannot be replicated."
T-27. FAIRMONT JASPER PARK LODGE RESORT (NR) Jasper, Alberta
Score: 80 | Contact: fairmont.com/jasper, 866-540-4454 | Room rate: $449
New + Notable: Don't throw a tantrum if you make a bogey on the seemingly easy 15th hole, which tips out at 138 yards. There's a reason it's named The Bad Baby.
T-27. FOUR SEASONS RESORT MAUI (HAWAII) AT WAILEA (19)
Score: 80 | Contact: fourseasons.com/maui, 808-874-8000 | Room rate: $515
New + Notable: Mount Haleakala, a 10,023-foot, nonactive volcano, sits beside the 54 holes. The Gold Course is the toughest of the three; the Emerald and Blue have nearly identical Slope Ratings.
T-27. GRAND HYATT KAUAI (HAWAII) RESORT & SPA (16)
Score: 80 | Contact: grandhyattkauai.com, 808-742-1234 | Room rate: $360
New + Notable: A $45 million renovation was finished in April. Poipu Bay's greens were re-grassed with seashore paspalam, providing a more consistent, faster, smoother putting surface.
T-27. THE RESORT AT PELICAN HILL (26) Newport Beach, Calif.
Score: 80 | Contact: pelicanhill.com, 800-315-8214 | Room rate: $495
New + Notable: Play the Ocean North or Ocean South courses and drop the kids at Camp Pelican, which offers a range of indoor and outdoor activities.
T-27. RITZ-CARLTON, HALF MOON BAY (CALIF.) (18)
Score: 80 | Contact: ritzcarlton.com, 650-712-7000 | Room rate: $545
New + Notable: All of the Ocean Course's 18 holes have views of the Pacific, offering 50 miles of it. Atop a rugged bluff, the hotel serves as a backdrop for the Old Course's finishing hole.