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The 18 Coolest Rooms in Golf

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November 02, 2017
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Photo by: Courtesy Of Pebble Beach Resort

Courtesy Of Pebble Beach Resort

The perfect lodging for golfers offers the best views, proximity to the course and amenities that are first-rate but not over-the-top. What are the rooms that add the ultimate touch for a golf getaway? With input from Golf Digest editors and our 1,300 course-ranking panelists, a well-traveled bunch, we created this list of 18 greats. Like Pebble Beach's Fairway One villas (above), which practically put you on the first fairway, these rooms offer an experience so fine you might never want to leave.

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THE AMERICAN CLUB, KOHLER, WIS.
Eau de Vie suite

This five-star hotel is named to Condé Nast Traveler's Best Resorts ranking each year and features amenities like an overflowing bath.

This can be home base when you're playing the course at Whistling Straits or Blackwolf Run.

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Photo by: Copyright: 2009 Jensen Larson Photography

Copyright: 2009 Jensen Larson Photography

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ARCADIA (MICH.) BLUFFS
Cottages

Four- or eight-person cottages include a bedroom and bathroom for each with views of the course along Lake Michigan.

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Photo by: Nile Young Photography/Courtesy of Arcadia Bluffs GC

Nile Young Photography/Courtesy of Arcadia Bluffs GC

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AUGUSTA (GA.) NATIONAL GOLF CLUB
Mamie's Cabin

There's no better nostalgia than staying in Ike's bedroom.

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during the final round of the 2009 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2009 in Augusta, Georgia.

Photo by: David Cannon/Getty Images

David Cannon/Getty Images

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BALLYNEAL GOLF CLUB, HOLYOKE, COLO.
Meadowlark Lodge

Adjacent to the range, this villa fits eight and is located a short distance from the first tee and Tom Doak's new 12-hole par-3 course.

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Photo by: Channing Benjamin/Courtesy of Ballyneal GC

Channing Benjamin/Courtesy of Ballyneal GC

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BARNBOUGLE DUNES, AUSTRALIA
Bunker villas

Wallabies might hop by as you sit on your porch overlooking Bass Strait and the Dunes, one of two top-50 courses here.

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Photo by: Photo by Stephen Szurlej

Photo by Stephen Szurlej

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CABOT LINKS, NOVA SCOTIA
Golf villas

New two- and four-bedroom suites are spacious and offer great views of Cabot's first course along the coast of Cape Breton.

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Photo by: Courtesy of Cabot

Courtesy of Cabot

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CAL CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO, SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO
Bedrooms above the clubhouse

The bar in the men's locker room is a popular hangout for members and guests.

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Cal Club - David Normoyle credit Golf Digest.jpg

Photo by: David M. Normoyle

David M. Normoyle

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CYPRESS POINT CLUB, PEBBLE BEACH
Rooms above the clubhouse

With a clear view of the 18th green, you're less than a minute from Sam's Special libation.

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ERIN (WIS.) HILLS GOLF COURSE
Cottages

It's just a short walk from the 18th green to these rustic, newly opened cottages that fit up to eight people.

General Views of Erin Hills Golf Course venue for 2017 US Open Championship

General Views of Erin Hills Golf Course venue for 2017 US Open Championship

ERIN, WI - SEPTEMBER 01: The 165 yards par 3, ninth hole with the green on the par 5, 18th hole behind at Erin Hills Golf Course the venue for the 2017 US Open Championship on September 1, 2016 in Erin, Wisconsin. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Photo by: David Cannon

David Cannon

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KIAWAH ISLAND (S.C.) GOLF RESORT
The Sanctuary's Presidential suite

Though the famous Ocean course is a short drive away, it feels like you can touch the Atlantic Ocean off any of the three balconies at this 3,000-square-foot suite, which contains a dining room table that seats 12, at The Sanctuary's Presidential Suite.

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Kiawah The Sanctuary Presidential Suite.JPG

Photo by: Courtesy of Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Courtesy of Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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MEDALIST GOLF CLUB, HOBE SOUND, FLA.
Cottage

The two-story cottage backs up to the range, so you can be hitting balls within five minutes of rolling out of bed.

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NATIONAL GOLF LINKS OF AMERICA, SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y.
Any room facing the 18th fairway

Special views of the course and the bay.

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Photo by: Stephen Szurlej

Stephen Szurlej

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THE OLD COURSE HOTEL, ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND
Fairway Suites

Watch golfers play the Road Hole from your balcony.

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Old Course Hotel with Swilcan Bridge

Photo by: Courtesy of Old Course Hotel/The Leading Hotels of the World

Courtesy of Old Course Hotel/The Leading Hotels of the World

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PEBBLE BEACH (CALIF.) RESORTS
Fairway One villas, Eastwood and Palmer four-person cottages

As good as the Inn at Spanish Bay or the Sloat Suite are, these villas put guests right on Pebble's first hole.

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Pebble-Beach-Resorts-Fairway-One-villas.jpg

Photo by: Courtesy Of Pebble Beach Resort

Courtesy Of Pebble Beach Resort

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PINE VALLEY (N.J.) GOLF CLUB
The Lodge

The Lodge offers a look at the iconic fifth, but if you want Old World, go for the Dorms and a shower down the hall.

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ROYAL DORNOCH, SCOTLAND
The Links House

Behind the first tee, this five-star hotel has 14 rooms.

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SECESSION GOLF CLUB, BEAUFORT, S.C.
Rooms above the clubhouse

A wraparound porch on the second floor overlooking the course is the perfect golf hang.

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The view from the first-floor balcony at Secession. Guests stay one floor above, with spectacular views of the course -- and terrific proximity to the course.

Photo by: Courtesy of Secession Golf Club

Courtesy of Secession Golf Club

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TRUMP TURNBERRY, SCOTLAND
Lighthouse suite off the ninth, 10th holes

A new suite in the lighthouse puts guests next to the Ailsa course's best holes (eight through 11).

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Ailsa Course Trump Turnberry

of the Ailsa Course at the Trump Turnberry Resort on April 26, 2016 in Turnberry, Scotland.

Photo by: David Cannon/Getty Images

David Cannon/Getty Images


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